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Suggestions for clean books adapted into acclaimed movies

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:17:40 GMT

This is for a project. Please recommend me some books that does not contain sex or swearing and was adapted to acclaimed movies( preferably from IMDb top 250)



Does Outlander get any better?

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:37:58 GMT

I'm suffering through the first book (70% in), trying to figure out if I should continue. I like the environment and characters but the whole story line doesn't seem to be going anywhere. Considering its ratings, I had assumed it would be an excellent romance/adventure but I'm finding on the contrary, that I dislike the entire thing. She gets hard humped every few hours, wanders around aimlessly on horses with the group, converses about non-topics and gets a beating a red-headed step child would be jealous of. All the while worrying about what her husband is up to back home. Rinse, repeat. Are the remaining 7 books like this too, or does it improve? I'm looking for the light at the end of the tunnel here.



MobileRead March 2017 Discussion: Queen Lucia by E.F. Benson (spoilers)

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:54:16 GMT

The time has come to discuss the March 2017 MobileRead Book Club selection, *Queen Lucia *by E.F. Benson. What did you think?



MobileRead April 2017 Book Club Nominations

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:49:48 GMT

http://s.mobileread.com/upload/news/2016-01/Award_Winners.pngHelp us select the book that the MobileRead Book Club will read for April, 2017. The nominations will run through midnight EST March 26 or until 10 books have made the list. The poll will then be posted and will remain open for five days. The book selection category for April is: *Award Winners*. In order for a book to be included in the poll it needs THREE NOMINATIONS (original nomination, a second and a third). How Does This Work? The Mobile Read Book Club (MRBC) is an informal club that requires nothing of you. Each month a book is selected by polling. On the last week of that month a discussion thread is started for the book. If you want to participate feel free. There is no need to "join" or sign up. All are welcome. How Does a Book Get Selected? Each book that is nominated will be listed in a poll at the end of the nomination period. The book that polls the most votes will be the official selection. How Many Nominations Can I Make? Each participant has 3 nominations. You can nominate a new book for consideration or nominate (second, third) one that has already been nominated by another person. How Do I Nominate a Book? Please just post a message with your nomination. If you are the FIRST to nominate a book, please try to provide an abstract to the book so others may consider their level of interest. How Do I Know What Has Been Nominated? Just follow the thread. This message will be updated with the status of the nominations as often as I can. If one is missed, please just post a message with a multi-quote of the 3 nominations and it will be added to the list ASAP. When is the Poll? The poll thread will open at the end of the nomination period, or once there have been 10 books with 3 nominations each. At that time a link to the initial poll thread will be posted here and this thread will be closed. The floor is open to nominations. Please comment if you discover a nomination is not available as an ebook in your area. *Official choices with three nominations each:* *(1) A Cold Day for Murder* by Dana Stabenow Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10822505-a-cold-day-for-murder) | Amazon US (https://smile.amazon.com/Cold-Murder-Kate-Shugak-Novels-ebook/dp/B004S87M92?tag=mr060-20) / Author's Website (https://stabenow.com/novels/kate-shugak/a-cold-day-for-murder/) / Audible (http://www.audible.com/pd/Mysteries-Thrillers/A-Cold-Day-for-Murder-Audiobook/B005TKYT5S) / Kobo US (https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/a-cold-day-for-murder-1) Print Length: 173 pages A 1993 Edgar Award winner. From Goodreads: Somewhere in the hinterlands of Alaska, among the millions of sprawling acres that comprise “The Park,” a young National Park Ranger has gone missing. When the detective sent after him also vanishes, the Anchorage DA’s department must turn to their reluctant former investigator, Kate Shugak. Shugak knows The Park because she’s of The Park, an Aleut who left her home village of Niniltna to pursue education, a career, and the righting of wrongs. Kate’s search for the missing men will take her from self-imposed exile back to a life she’d left behind, and face-to-face with people and problems she'd hoped never to confront again. *(2) Three Cheers for Me* by Donald Jack Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33840469-three-cheers-for-me) | Amazon US (https://www.amazon.com/Three-Cheers-Me-Bandy-Papers-ebook/dp/B01G2KE43K/?tag=mr060-20) / Kobo US (https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/three-cheers-for-me) Print Length: 256 pages Stephen Leacock Award winner. From Goodreads: With his disturbingly horse-like face and a pious distaste for strong drink and bad language, young Bartholomew Bandy doesn’t seem cut out for life in the armed services, as we meet him at the start of the First World War. Yet he not only survives the dangers and squalor of the infantry trenches, he positively thrives in the Royal Flying Corps, r[...]



sci-fi/fantasy book with super interesting main character

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 16:05:04 GMT

Hey guys so I'm looking for books with main character similar to for example Dracula : But he doesnt have to be Dracula or vampire at that I just want some main character that is really interesting for example lives for thousands of years or something like that. Any recs ? :) PS: I didn't really read many books but I have read books by Roger Zelazny already.



Classic Vampire Novels or Short Stories

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 18:25:14 GMT

Apart from Stoker's Dracula, I'm looking for the names of any other classic vampire stories, preferably, but not necessarily, in the public domain. I'm not interested in anything written recently (in the last ten or twenty years). Thanks. The reason I'm interested in this genre is that I'm currently working on the first draft of a novel in which the main character dreams she's visited by vampires (she actually has health problems), and the scenes in which they appear are getting a little cliched, so I'm seeking inspiration in old classics. Thanks.



Killing the Rising Sun

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 11:54:06 GMT

I am wondering how this book compares with other history books (for instance, Retribution by Max Hastings). O'Reilly's book has been on the best seller list for a long time but is it watered down for the masses?



Literary Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee

Sat, 11 Mar 2017 00:22:38 GMT

At all times wonderfully evocative and poignant, Cider With Rosie is a charming memoir of Laurie Lee's childhood in a remote Cotswold village, a world that is tangibly real and yet reminiscent of a now distant past. In this idyllic pastoral setting, unencumbered by the callous father who so quickly abandoned his family responsibilities, Laurie's adoring mother becomes the centre of his world as she struggles to raise a growing family against the backdrop of the Great War. The sophisticated adult author's retrospective commentary on events is endearingly juxtaposed with that of the innocent, spotty youth, permanently prone to tears and self-absorption. Rosie's identity from the novel Cider with Rosie was kept secret for 25 years. She was Rose Buckland, Lee's cousin by marriage. (Goodreads) This is the MR Literary Club selection for March 2017. Whether you've already read it or would like to, feel free to start or join in the conversation at any time, and guests are always welcome! So, what are your thoughts on it? Image: https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61N7SQXrWeL._SX341_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg [Image violates Posting Guidelines for size - MODERATOR]



THE STAND (Favorite Characters Poll) Stephen King

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 08:50:28 GMT

An Editorial/Review/Poll - (Not req'd reading for the poll...but it might help to refresh your memory) *_The Book:_* In 1978 Stephen King published what is widely recognized by his fans (and most "Top Ten" sites found on the inter-web) as his most cherished work. I won't say best work, as I by no means wish to imply that it's all been "downhill" since. Far from it...as one of the most prolific and successful scribes in his lifetime, fans of both his written word and screen adaptations can easily point to other tales such as The Green Mile, The Body (Stand By Me), Rita Hayworth And The Shawshank Redemption (you all know what THAT adaptation was) and so many others. But The Stand...well, there's just something about THAT story that resonates deeply by not only King fans, but by readers of all genres. Speaking of genres, King is famously known as the "Master Of Horror" which I can appreciate may turn some readers away (as well as draw readers towards) but, like Green Mile, The Body and Shawshank, The Stand is far removed from "horror". Wikipedia is one of the few sites that (properly) does not classify The Stand as "horror". They use the genre "Post Apocalyptic"...which is as good as any since there is no genre entitled "Perfect Character Development" or "Flawless Story-Line". The premise is startling intriguing...the rapid de-population of the planet and thereafter the journey, future and development of the 1% that remain. It is the incredible character development of that 1% that draws us in like few other books ever have...and continues to hold us in a state of empathy 'til the end. No small feat for a book that, from a physical distance, could appear to be War And Peace...or (on more than one occasion) has been substituted for the "kiddie table" when your relatives come over with their runny-nosed, walking-talking-bacteria-factory little darlings for Christmas dinner. Yep, it's a BIG book...a REALLY big book. With characters such as Stuart Redman (a stoic, intelligent Texan), Randall Flagg (the forever omni-present figure who haunts us all), Abigail Freemantle (the giver of hope), Trashcan Man (the blind follower..."My Life For You!"), Francis Goldsmith (the independent - yet still dependent young woman), Lloyd Henreid (another blind follower...but not so blind), Larry Underwood (the Pop-Rock musician who is "coming of age" far later in life than he should - or wants)...and so many other deeply developed characters. _You are now being asked to vote on your favorite!_ All in all, it really WOULD make for a great movie. Which brings us to... *_The Movie:_* Yes, obviously there was a movie (and another currently in development so we hear) of this literary masterpiece. The original movie was broadcast as a television mini-series in 1994. King fans swarmed around T.V. sets to watch this story come to life. Some recoiled in utter horror...not at the content, but in the "what have you done to this book?" sort of fashion. Sound familiar? Well, like so many great books, the film adaptation did not live up to the original in the minds of some readers. BUT...something happened along the way. Over time, the film gained a massive following (I refrain from using the word "cult"). I don't know if this is due to the excellent performances given by actors such as Gary Sinise, Ray Walston, Jamey Sheridan, Miguel Ferrer, Adam Storke, Rob Lowe or "Kojak"...or (perhaps) it's popular because it's the "only one we got". It is now hard NOT to imagine Gary Sinise as Stuart Redman, or Ray Walston as Glen Bateman, or Adam Storke as Larry Underwood...it might even ruin the "in development" movie that is planned for us at this point only because those characters and their respective actors are so ingrained now. It's like a really great "B" movie that people rave over. Also, the soundtrack may seem a bit aged now but there i[...]