LAM Book Club

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Or, rather, read and discuss books from various topics, genres and authors.

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First book: Brave New World

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First Contact with Humans and Other Side by Gene Olsen

Started by Gene Snow. Last reply by Tonizee Jun 25, 2014. 2 Replies

Yep this is promoting myself.I have recently published two books through an e-book publisher. These are Science Fiction /Fantasy and only about 180 pages each. They are available through Amazon or…Continue

If Where You're Going Isn't Home: Book 1 - "Journey" and Book 2 - "Of the World"

Started by Tonizee Jun 24, 2014. 0 Replies

I'm happy to meet you and introduce myself. My name is Toni Zimmer. My husband, Max Zimmer, is an award winning author and has written a trilogy called "If Where You're Going Isn't Home" Book 1 is…Continue

Brave New World

Started by loveslabourslost. Last reply by StarTwist Jul 28, 2013. 2 Replies

For folks looking for a book to read, and some friends to chat about it with, I'm finally going to be picking up Brave New World - in about week. If you want to pick it up and read it before or after…Continue

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Presenting my book - Dark Deception

Started by Larry Pratt. Last reply by Larry Pratt Mar 16, 2013. 3 Replies

I'm going to go out on a limb here and indulge in a bit of artistic self-promotion.I'd like to take the opportunity to invite LAM subscribers to read my recently published novel, Dark Deception. It's…Continue

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Comment by MikeUtah on August 23, 2013 at 9:15pm

I like Michael's suggestion.

Comment by Michael Oborn on August 23, 2013 at 8:04pm



The Mystery Novel the Mormon Church Does Not Want You to Know About!


You will see a view of the Mormon Church you’ve never seen before

Da Vinci Code; did you read the book or see the movie? Reviewers are comparing it to the Da Vinci Code


“This is an incredibly powerful gripping novel.”

                                                  Readers Favorite


The Complete Mystery of Matthew Alcott   




Comment by Dianne on July 28, 2013 at 5:21pm

Star Twist, Thank you for your kind comments and good luck with your memoir.  In thinking back to the many drafts of my manuscript I realize that the humor came last.  It wasn't possible in the beginning. But with the healing it finally came.  There has been some fallout, although none with my siblings who remembered our childhood much the same as I did, but with friends from small-town Roosevelt, who hated the way I portrayed the town and the church. For a time it hurt, but I came to see that my first and only responsibility was to myself.

Comment by StarTwist on July 28, 2013 at 4:10pm
Dianne, at the moment you posted about your highly-acclaimed memoir "For Cryin' Out Loud" it caught my attention & interest because I am in the middle of writing a memoir as well. So I looked yours up on Amazon and the reviews are 100% favorable. It seems very well written, your personality apparently is rich, wise, a great sense of humor, all shining through on every page!

Thinking out loud, hot into memoir mode right now, I might title it "An Innocent Mormon Mistress," because I am all of those things. Of course the "Mormon" part needs to be droppped as soon as I claim to be an innocent mistress, but the Mormonness lends that unshakable air of innocence.
Comment by Dianne on July 28, 2013 at 1:59pm

I started writing after retiring in 2008.  I realized that I'd never dealt with a fairly riveting childhood so for the next several years I wrote all about it and published it last year in 2012.  It is called "For Cryin' Out Loud!" something my father used to often exclaim.It is about growing up in the "grin-and-bear-it" 1950's in a home where nothing was as it might seem. I honestly report the many experiences with my family, friends, the small Utah town, the Mormon Church and the schools that shaped my identity.  In the process I healed.  The book is available on Amazon. com where there are many five star reviews.

Comment by loveslabourslost on March 13, 2013 at 5:42pm

So, I'm just about halfway through the text and already brimming with questions/feelings. One of the things that really has me going is Bernard's attitude. 

Sometimes, I really want him to take a soma, too. I mean, I get that he's miserable being conscious of the wretched situation he lives in....but at the same time, I wish he'd find that little piece of humanity in himself that allows him to be gentle and caring. 

He reminds me of the beast (from Beauty and the Beast) - that scene where the beast comes up to Belle's room and just yells at her YOU MUST COME DOWN FOR DINNER! and when she doesn't he just gets all If you don't eat with me, then you can starve! 

Beast and Bernard are both very limited to seeing the world around them through this one single perspective (their own). As a reader, I want to shake characters like this until all the pieces find their place(s). 

So, that's my biggest thing right now. 
He asks Lenina if she'd be happier being happy in her OWN way. But he seems to want her to be happy in HIS way. 

Interesting stuff. But I find him to be an interesting, passionate fellow. I'm totally sold on this book, haha.

Comment by MikeMichigan on March 1, 2013 at 9:39pm

I recently decided to read a book that was made into a movie that has become a classic.  I started reading Gone With the Wind about a week and a half ago...about half-way through the book now.  Excellent read, I highly recommend it.  Just don't let the size scare you.  To let you know, half-way in the book puts you just after Scarlett kills the Yankee soldier at Tara.  There you go folks.

Comment by Michael Oborn on February 26, 2013 at 8:27pm

Book Suggestion:

The Complete Mystery of Matthew Alcott: Heritage of Secrets.

Genre: Suspense Fiction by Michael Oborn

How would you feel if you were fired as church historian because you were too good at your job?

How bad would you feel if your father said you were his greatest disappointment?

What would you do if you were offered $2,000,000 for your unpublished manuscript? What insanity would provoke you to refuse the offer?

These were not Matthew’s biggest problem. To save his Cate Lynn he finds himself in a desperate race through three states.

Critics have likened Oborn's The Complete Mystery of Matthew Alcott to Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code. Where Symbologist Robert Langdon is drawn through Paris and Great Britton to solve the code, Oborn’s hero is on a desperate race through New York and Salt Lake City to answer the mystery of the last revelation.


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