Re: [bookclub-1418] Continued Book Suggestions!

From: Amy P.
Sent on: Sunday, August 23, 2009 2:30 AM
I vote for To Kill a Mockingbird

On Sat, Aug 22, 2009 at 8:44 PM, Mallory <[address removed]> wrote:
I vote for Contact


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To: [address removed]
Subject: [bookclub-1418] Continued Book Suggestions!
Date: Thu, 20 Aug[masked]:21:26 -0400

Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy

The Soviet's most valuable ship -- a new ballistic-missile submarine with their most trusted and skilled naval officer at the helm -- is attempting to defect to the United States. It is high treason on an unprecedented scale, and the Soviet's mission is to seek and destroy her at any cost.
If the U.S. fleet can locate the Red October and get her safely to port, it will be the intelligence coup of all time. But the submarine has a million square miles in which to hide and the deadly game of hide-and-seek is on.

Movie Equivelant: Hunt for Red October (1990)
Starring: Sean Connery, Sam Neil, Alec Baldwin, and James Earl Jones
Directed by: John McTiernan


To Kill a Mockingbird by (Nell) Harper Lee

The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960. It went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and was later made into an Academy Award-winning film, also a classic. Compassionate, dramatic, and deeply moving, To Kill A Mockingbird takes readers to the roots of human behavior - to innocence and experience, kindness and cruelty, love and hatred, humor and pathos. Today it is regarded as a masterpiece of American literature.

Movie Equivelant: To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Starring: Gregory Peck
Directed by: Robert Mulligan


Contact by Carl Sagan

It is December 1999, the dawn of the millennium, and a team of international scientists is poised for the most fantastic adventure in human history. After years of scanning the galaxy for signs of somebody or something else, this team believes they've found a message from an intelligent source--and they travel deep into space to meet it. Pulitzer Prize winner Carl Sagan injects Contact, his prophetic adventure story, with scientific details that make it utterly believable. It is a Cold War era novel that parlays the nuclear paranoia of the time into exquisitely wrought tension among the various countries involved. Sagan meditates on science, religion, and government--the elements that define society--and looks to their impact on and role in the future. His ability to pack an exciting read with such rich content is an unusual talent that makes Contact a modern sci-fi classic.

Movie Equivelant: Contact (1997)
Starring: Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey , William Fichtner, Tom Skerritt, James Woods, and Angela Basset
Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

Earthy, magical, and utterly charming, this tale of family life in turn-of-the-century Mexico became a best-selling phenomenon with its winning blend of poignant romance and bittersweet wit. The classic love story takes place on the De la Garza ranch, as the tyrannical owner, Mama Elena, chops onions at the kitchen table in her final days of pregnancy. While still in her mother's womb, her daughter to be weeps so violently she causes an early labor, and little Tita slips out amid the spices and fixings for noodle soup. This early encounter with food soon becomes a way of life, and Tita grows up to be a master chef. She shares special points of her favorite preparations with listeners throughout the story.

Movie Equivelant: Como agua para chocolate (1992)
Starring: Marco Leonardi and Lumi Cavazos
Directed by: Alfonso Arau




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