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08-02-04, 07:24
While it's not heavy reading it's quite comical.

Autobiography of a Fat Bride

From the Publisher
In Autobiography of a Fat Bride, Laurie Notaro tries painfully to make the transition from all-night partyer and bar-stool regular to mortgagee with plumbing problems and no air-conditioning. Laurie finds grown-up life just as harrowing as her reckless youth, as she meets Mr. Right, moves in, settles down, and crosses the toe-stubbing threshold of matrimony. From her mother's grade-school warning to avoid kids in tie-dyed shirts because their hippie parents spent their food money on drugs and art supplies; to her night-before-the-wedding panic over whether her religion is the one where you step on the glass; to her unfortunate overpreparation for the mandatory drug-screening urine test at work; to her audition as a Playboy centerfold as research for a newspaper story, Autobiography of a Fat Bride has the same zits-and-all candor and outrageous humor that made Idiot Girls an instant cult phenomenon. In Autobiography of a Fat Bride, Laurie contemplates family, home improvement, and the horrible tyrannies of cosmetic saleswomen. She finds that life doesn't necessarily get any easier as you get older. But it does get funnier.

No offense to anyone here! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif This book is pretty funny. A few chapters caused a lmao syndrome which lasted for awhile.

@ Barnes & Noble (http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?userid=2TJX5CVW0K&isbn=037576092X&itm=1)

[ 08. February 2004, 07:25: Message edited by: laracroft8290 ]

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08-02-04, 07:50
Having worked through LOTR and the classics, I'm reading the Dirk Pitt novels by Clive Cussler.

From Penguin: Clive Cussler grew up in Alhambra, California, and attended Pasadena City College before joining the Air Force. He went on to a successful advertising career, winning many national honours for his copywriting.

Now a full time bestselling author, he has explored the deserts of the American South-West in search of lost gold-mines, dived in isolated lakes in the Rocky Mountains looking for missing aircraft and hunted under the sea for shipwrecks of historic significance, discovering and identifying more than sixty. Like his famous hero Dirk Pitt (r), he is an avid enthusiast of classic cars.

Clive Cussler divides his time between Denver, Colorado and Paradise Valley, Arizona.

Cussler books read:

</font> Valhalla Rising</font> Trogen Odyssey</font>Cussler books in progress:
</font> Atlantis Found</font>About the character Dirk Pitt from Trogen Odyssey:
Adventure tales for boys (and girls) of all ages have no more vigorous champion today than Cussler, who has kept the spirit of Joe and Frank Hardy alive, albeit on a grander scale, in numerous bestsellers. This 17th Dirk Pitt extravaganza finds Cussler (literally, as he makes a cameo at book's end) and his entourage of paint-by-number characters in fine fettle, foiling a dastardly plot by outlandish villains to launch a new ice age, and at the same time demonstrating that the Achaeans were not Greeks but Celts, and that Troy was a town in what's now England. After a prelude set during the Trojan War, the novel proper starts with a roar, as a monstrous hurricane sweeps toward the Caribbean, endangering not only Pitt's twin son and daughter, engaged in undersea exploration, but also the Ocean Wanderer, a luxury floating hotel owned by a mysterious billionaire known as Specter. In a manly manner, Pitt and his longtime sidekick, Al Giordino, both of NUMA (the National Underwater and Marine Agency), save the hotel and Pitt's grown kids, but not before those kids discover a trove of underwater relics that indicate that the Celts, aka Achaeans, reached the New World millennia ago. And the Celts are still here, in the guise of a female Druidic cult linked to Specter and aiming for world domination by altering ocean currents via a vast underground mechanism in Nicaragua, which will plunge the earth into cold, then selling a new type of cheap fuel cell to supply needed heat. The action never flags, the heroics never halt and the bodies pile up as Pitt and Co. take on the villains; some big changes in Pitt's personal life close the book.

08-02-04, 17:45
Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton

It's set in segregated South Africa in the 1940s in the middle of a bus boycott in Johannesburg. An umfundisi (a priest basically) travels out of his village Natal to seek his sister who he has heard is sick. He also tries to find his brother and son who have strayed against the church and their African culture to become more Europeanized.

The book is just incredible, I highly reccommend it. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

08-02-04, 18:03
Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice

I've started this book just a week ago and I'm almost done. I find it interesting and intriguing except foe the whole louis and claudia thing between them http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/silent.gif

It accounts of a new vampire and how he struggles to come to terms with his detachment from humans and his new-found vampire nature. He and Claudia search to find others of their kind.

Rogue http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/mischievous.gif