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rnmorg
Rnmorg  (Level: 128.2 - Posts: 690)
Fri, 25th Jan '08 5:28 PM

FEBRUARY: THE WHITE BONE DISCUSSION/NO SPOILERS

I'm about a quarter of the way through and I'm just enchanted. I've never quite read anything like this. The series of fantasy cat books set in England was about the closest, but not even really close. I'm really really loving it. Thanks Donna!!

smoke20
Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Fri, 25th Jan '08 5:37 PM

Special, isn't it? I knew you'd love it.

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Fri, 25th Jan '08 7:00 PM

Still waiting for mine to arrive.

Robin, that's the best avatar I've ever seen.

rnmorg
Rnmorg  (Level: 128.2 - Posts: 690)
Fri, 25th Jan '08 9:43 PM

Thanks! Made it mahself!

smoke20
Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Sat, 26th Jan '08 9:53 AM

I can't find mine - must've given it away or lent it.

Going to the book swap this afternoon to pick up another.

Lodi, you'll catch up in no time. I think I read the whole thing in a day or two.

Really looking forward to the discussion, but I'll confine myself for now to expressing an appreciation for the beauty of the language and the compelling, mythological power of the story.

I thought of Watership Down, Robin.

rnmorg
Rnmorg  (Level: 128.2 - Posts: 690)
Sat, 26th Jan '08 1:52 PM

That's definitely more apt, Donna. I read Watership Down when I was a 5th grader, so it wasn't the first one that came to mind. I am about to finish the book soon and I'm going to have to find something else at least CLOSE to it, because I am going to be sorry for it to end!

smoke20
Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Sun, 27th Jan '08 12:09 PM

If you'd like a look inside the life of a very different animal, I recommend
Rat: A Novel, by Andrzej Zaniewski.

Creepy but riveting. You'll never think of rats the same way again. Also a quick and easy read, but not easy to find. I've given them as gifts and just found a couple at half.com, but eBay doesn't have any right now. Didn't try Amazon.

missgeorge
Missgeorge  (Level: 63.0 - Posts: 388)
Thu, 31st Jan '08 8:37 AM

I received my copy last night. It is very deep. The author is a very intelligent, articulate person.

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Fri, 1st Feb '08 11:35 PM

I just got mine. I've been reading it when I get a chance. It hasn't grabbed me yet.

larefamiliaris
Larefamiliaris  (Level: 135.2 - Posts: 877)
Tue, 12th Feb '08 4:27 AM

Mine finally arrived!
Will start today.

papajensai
Papajensai  (Level: 192.9 - Posts: 1025)
Tue, 12th Feb '08 8:20 AM

...reading...reading...'bout half through now...

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Tue, 12th Feb '08 12:26 PM

Finished last night. Hurry up.

smoke20
Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Wed, 13th Feb '08 8:04 AM

Did it grab you?

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Wed, 13th Feb '08 8:48 AM

In a way. I even dreamed I was Mud.

smoke20
Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Wed, 13th Feb '08 8:56 AM

You'll never look at an elephant the same way again?

papajensai
Papajensai  (Level: 192.9 - Posts: 1025)
Wed, 13th Feb '08 4:07 PM

Okay, I've finished.

Now I want to read it again.

Don't like the way it ended the first time.

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Thu, 14th Feb '08 8:39 AM

I agree RJ.

texlewee
Texlewee  (Level: 34.1 - Posts: 601)
Thu, 14th Feb '08 10:50 AM

Rjenson....

Like yer avatar...

Is that from the comic Red Meat?

papajensai
Papajensai  (Level: 192.9 - Posts: 1025)
Thu, 14th Feb '08 2:26 PM

Yes, that is Bug-Eyed Earl from Red Meat. Any fan of the best primo sarcasm, depravity, and sadism which occasionally flashes up around here would love Red Meat, if you don't already.

www.redmeat.com/

www.monkeydyne.com/rmcs/

Thank me later.

leeze83
Leeze83  (Level: 35.2 - Posts: 70)
Thu, 14th Feb '08 3:26 PM

god i'm a slow reader! still only half way...
but for those who are liking the learn-about-animals genre, try The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. Everyone i know who has read it, loved it.

leeze83
Leeze83  (Level: 35.2 - Posts: 70)
Sun, 24th Feb '08 8:28 PM

yay! done!

joanneeberlin
Joanneeberlin  (Level: 184.2 - Posts: 686)
Thu, 28th Feb '08 6:10 PM

Loved The Secret Life Of Bees.

Jo

zeedee
Zeedee  (Level: 224.6 - Posts: 1088)
Mon, 3rd Mar '08 4:21 PM

Was there ever an actual discussion thread for The White Bone?
Perhaps I'll just throw in a question here.

Within the world of the book, did you come to believe in the "Safe Place"? That is, as you are reading, the characters are "real," but did you also accept the white bone as a real object or the Safe Place as an actual location that could be reached? Or was the myth created as a form of wishful thinking, a coping mechanism?

[There are no right or wrong answers to this question. I'm just curious what you thought as you were reading.]

rnmorg
Rnmorg  (Level: 128.2 - Posts: 690)
Mon, 3rd Mar '08 4:41 PM

I'm going to start another thread with a spoiler alert if anyone hasn't finished the book. I'm going to put your question up as well, Diane.


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