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Old 12-03-2010, 10:28 AM   #1
 
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Default Best Book No One Seems to Have Hear of

I read this book 3 or 4 times years ago and always wondered why it wasn't made into a movie. It's called Replay.

Amazon.com: Replay (9780688161125): Ken Grimwood: Books

Guy keeps dying over and over again has a different life every time he wakes up, but he remembers all of his other lives. It was fascinating. Some of the Amazon reviewers call it a time travel book. I never thought of it that way, but I suppose you could. I just thought of it as a facinatiing study in how to do your life over again knowing what you know now. Haven't we all wondered what we would do differently?

What are your best books no one has heard of?

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I've read it! Heh I probably read it shortly after it came out, don't remember if one of my siblings or if it was my mom's library book. Wow that was over 20 years ago, but I still remember the book.
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Old 12-03-2010, 12:21 PM   #3
 
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Glad to know someone else here has read it. I honestly didn't expect that. No one I have ever asked has read it. I just ordered it again because I lost it years ago.
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Oh gosh, WANT! I love books about reincarnation!
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Perfume, by Patrick Suskind. I loved the story. A story about a blind perfume maker who was born without a personal scent who murders virgins to get their scent and make a scent for himself.
Perfume, Vintage International Series, Patrick Suskind, (9780375725845) Paperback - Barnes & Noble

Oh. I guess they made it into a movie a couple of years ago. I never knew!

My Sweet Audrina, V.C. Andrews. It isn't a series and anyone I've ever mentioned it to (except here on NC.com) has no idea what book that it. And there was only one curly here that had heard of it the last time I mentioned it. About a girl that is lied to by her family about her childhood and family life.
My Sweet Audrina, V. C. Andrews, (9781442420182) Paperback - Barnes & Noble
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Curlyminx, I loved Perfume. So deliciously creepy!

One of my all-time favorite books is called If I Never Get Back by Darryl Brock. It involves baseball and time travel.

Another of my favorites is The Children's War, by J. N. Stroyar - it's an alternate reality book, based on the premise that Germany won WWII and the Nazis stayed in power.
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Perfume, by Patrick Suskind. I loved the story. A story about a blind perfume maker who was born without a personal scent who murders virgins to get their scent and make a scent for himself.
Perfume, Vintage International Series, Patrick Suskind, (9780375725845) Paperback - Barnes & Noble

Oh. I guess they made it into a movie a couple of years ago. I never knew!

My Sweet Audrina, V.C. Andrews. It isn't a series and anyone I've ever mentioned it to (except here on NC.com) has no idea what book that it. And there was only one curly here that had heard of it the last time I mentioned it. About a girl that is lied to by her family about her childhood and family life.
My Sweet Audrina, V. C. Andrews, (9781442420182) Paperback - Barnes & Noble
I read My Sweet Audrina many years ago, in junior high (yeah, I'm dating myself here). One of the best books by Andrews.
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The Eight by Katherine Neville. I keep pushing this book on people but nobody, to my knowledge has taken me up on it.
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Yay! People who have heard of my books!

I was so dad I lent out The Perfume because I never got it back. I had to wait two weeks to get the book delivered to the local bookstore when I bought it...

And my copy of My Sweet Audrina is so beat up that there are three pages throughout the book that are torn in half and taped together.

I love to re-read my favorite books.
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I've got Replay and something else, (can't remember what), on order.

I am going to check out some of these other ones when I am done with those. Perfume sounds really creepy in a fun way.
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The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets by Eva Rice.

She doesn't seem to be a very well known author, indeed her other book/s are disappointing but I love love love this one.

Its about an odd, quirky girl absolutely obsessed with Johnny Ray (and thinks Elvis will never amount to anything) who lives in a grumbling old mansion with an eccentric mother and 'pop-star-in-the-making' younger brother. Its very quirky and charming - reminded me a lot of I Capture the Castle (another of my favorites).

Perfume is quite good (was he blind?), really creepy. But I think I found the book far too descriptive and got bored in passages.

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Death and the Penguin.

Loved it.
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The Eight by Katherine Neville. I keep pushing this book on people but nobody, to my knowledge has taken me up on it.
I've read this one too!

Minxy, sorry I haven't read yours, but at least the title sounds familiar.

I like Doomsday Book by Connie Willis - time travel & the Black Plague.
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I love books about The Plague.
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[quote=kat180;1539699]The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets by Eva Rice.

She doesn't seem to be a very well known author, indeed her other book/s are disappointing but I love love love this one.

Its about an odd, quirky girl absolutely obsessed with Johnny Ray (and thinks Elvis will never amount to anything) who lives in a grumbling old mansion with an eccentric mother and 'pop-star-in-the-making' younger brother. Its very quirky and charming - reminded me a lot of I Capture the Castle (another of my favorites).

Perfume is quite good (was he blind?), really creepy. But I think I found the book far too descriptive and got bored in passages.[/quote]

That may make that one a no go for me. I find I often skim parts of books with long descriptive passages. I even did that in GWTW which is my all time favorite. I've read that at least 10 times.

Some of the other ones mentioned still look promising though.
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I read My Sweet Audrina many years ago also.

A book I really enjoyed that no one seems to know about The Playground of the Gods by Cathy Cash Spellman.

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On a remote, idyllic South Pacific island, the war between the sexes takes on new heat in Cash-Spellman's (An Excess of Love) latest novel of romantic suspense. Billionaire Thoros Gagarian invites five of his equally wealthy, arrogant and macho friends to vacation with him on Mora Utu, the magnificent island he has bought, having expelled the last remnants of the native population. Unknown to him, his friends and the six women invited as "trophies" for a week of sybaritic pleasure and sex in the sun, the departing natives have cursed the island, and Mora Utu will demand a sacrifice. When mob boss Tony Capuletti rapes Swedish model Marika, the men try to buy silence with a big check. The furious women leave the compound, but not before dismantling the airplane that is their only means of returning to civilization. Living in the wild, and counseled by Gagarian's Yaqui Indian servant, Nelida, the women bond, discover feminine empowerment and become "a tribe now, a sisterhood." Some of the men, too, find new areas of sensitivity and vulnerability in themselves. A series of perilous misadventures for both sexes culminates in two violent deaths and much physical debilitation. Ultimately, the sexes are forced to take shelter together as a murderous typhoon slams down on the island.
Her other book Bless the Child was excellent too. Unfortunately it was made into a horrible Kim Basinger movie.
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I love books about The Plague.
This novel isn't about the plague specifically, but have you read Sarum by Edward Rutherfurd?
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I will now, my plague-knowledgeable friend.
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How weird, I just rescued this book from my "donate" box to read one more time. I really enjoyed it!

I tried to read Perfume several times and just couldn't get into it.
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How weird, I just rescued this book from my "donate" box to read one more time. I really enjoyed it!

I tried to read Perfume several times and just couldn't get into it.
Lol. I just love it. And I feel in love with Harry. I liked how it wasn't the typical, beautiful female and handsome male relationship. It wasn't over the top.

Its full of nostalgia for another time which is totally me lol. In fact I may go re read it again right now
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