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    Child of Vengeance - David Kirk :star4: A great novel of Feudal Japan, based on the early life of the legendary Samurai swordsman Musashi Myamoto. This is book one of a series that I will definitely be reading more of.
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    Clockers - Richard Price :star4: An amazing crime drama told in alternating snatches from the perspective of the main suspect in a murder investigation, and the lead detective investigating the crime.
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    Who is the best short story writer?

    Alice Munro or Joyce Carrol Oates are both great short story writers. Agree with TJ too, Stephen King has written some great ones if you like supernatural stuff.
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    The Empty Throne - Bernard Cornwell :star3:1/2 Great entertainment as usual
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    E.L. Doctorow

    Wow..... He will be missed.
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    The Empty Throne - Bernard Cornwell
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    The Catcher in the RYE

    ^ I agree with the above post. You either like it or you don't. As to why it has had staying power and is considered a book everyone should read, I think that has to with how different it was (from the mainstream) when it was first published. You have to remember that it was published in the...
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    Hello

    Welcome Liam. Post often, the forum needs some new blood. :)
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    Look Who's Back - Timur Vermes Adolph Hitler awakens unhurt and un-aged in 2008. People think he is an actor who never breaks character. But he is not. He is Hitler. Pretty funny so far.....
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    World Gone By - Dennis Lehane :star4: Great gangland novel set in WWII era Florida and Cuba. The third (last?) addition to the Coughlin trilogy that began with The Given Day. I think Lehane returns to his top form in this book. In my opinion his best work was The Given Day and this is the...
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    The Stage - A poem

    Peder, I'm not much for poetry but I really enjoyed reading that. Sincerely.
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    June 2015: Hilary Mantel - Wolf Hall

    AVSG, I knew next to nothing about the Tudors before I read this, and I must say the book kept me heading back to wikipedia to learn more about the people portrayed in the novel (citation needed). From what I've read additionally I don't necessarily think More was an angel. The Cromwell...
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    A very special guest fills you in.

    I like Cornwell a lot. Always entertaining reading.
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    June 2015: Hilary Mantel - Wolf Hall

    If you talk about it, I will talk with you. Maybe others will join and we will have a discussion! Did you like it? What did you think of it overall? Did you like Cromwell or no?
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    World Gone By - Dennis Lehane
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    Bring Up The Bodies - Hillary Mantel:star5: Superb. Can't wait for the next installment.
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    Bring Up The Bodies - Hillary Mantel Sequel to Wolf Hall. At 30% through I like it just as much or more. Mantel's vision of Thomas Cromwell and the court of Henry the 8th is compelling.
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    Bloodbrothers - Richard Price :star3:1/2 Story of a vigorously dysfunctional Italian family living in the Bronx in the early 70's. The story centers around Stony De Coco, the oldest son of a violent and philandering union electrician father, an unbalanced mother, and big brother to an anorexic...
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    June 2015: Hilary Mantel - Wolf Hall

    Lol. I was reading it on kindle and had no idea the book was that big until after I had finished it. I kept wondering why it was taking me so long to get through. I kept looking at "thirty percent" left and thinking I should be done in a day or so, and then it kept going and going and going. In...
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