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Discussion in 'General Book Discussion' started by saliotthomas, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. joderu95

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    The Windup Girl - Paolo Bacigalupi

    Wonderful bleak look at a near future earth that is hot, plague infested and low tech.
     
  2. chiangmaifalcon

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    I recently finished Formosa Straits, Mahjjong Spies and a Ruth Rendell mystery whose name I forgot already although it was quite good. I am one year older today and apparently have gone senile.
     
  3. Tai_Mai_Shu

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    I just finished City of Bones by Michael Connelly. A somewhat sad tale and I love the character Harry Bosch. I've tried reading other Michael Connelly book but it just isn't the same. :star4:
     
  4. shadforth

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    Everwild by Neal Shusterman :star4:
     
  5. chiangmaifalcon

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    Finished The Water's Lovely by Ruth Rendell. This is a great example of a psychological mystery, in my opinion, though a bit depressing.
     
  6. Libra

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    I need something happier to read now.
     
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    Bloodsuckers: The Vampire Archives, Vol. 1 - edited by Otto Penzler :star4:

    These are vampires the way they are meant to be. :cool:
     
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    Perdido street station, China Mieville :star4:
     
  9. Tai_Mai_Shu

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    I finished Harlan Coben's Tell No One last night. First I have to say that the story takes a while to build up but the last 60 pages it gets really good. I thought there were some plot holes but that's okay because I enjoyed it and enjoyed the ending. I kept you guessing until the last page. It was my first Coben book and though I wasn't impressed at first I thought it turn out alright. I will give him another try to see if I'll read anymore of his work. I got the three strikes and your out rule. :star3:
     
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    Tinkers by Paul Harding. An amazing cross-generational debut novel. It goes on my shortlist as one of the best books I have read.
     
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    20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill :star3:

    A collection of short stories, some better the others of course.
    My favorite was: You Will Hear the Locust Sing :star4:
     
  12. sabrina

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    Review: True Blue - David Baldacci

    Review: True Blue - David Baldacci :star3:

    The book isn't realistic but that really doesn't bother me. It's fiction after all. And for my taste, good fiction should have characters that are out of the ordinary, flawed, or bigger than life. So what's the problem with this book? The characters aren't likable. In fact they're down right annoying. The writer keeps trying to convince with words that Mace is smart but her actions are anything but smart. She comes across as a spoiled brat who is determined to do what she wants to do regardless of the consequences to her or anyone else. If they make a movie of this book, I would pick Lindsay Lohan to play the part of Mace. The story line actually had huge potential. Too bad detective D. D. Warren wasn't solving the crime. I realize I was hard on this book but it does have a good side. As always David Baldacci's writing is clean and crisp and easy to read.
     
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    The Canterville Ghost and Other Stories, by Oscar Wilde. :star2:
    Very boring.
     
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    A Good School by Richard Yates

    I finished it in a few hours on Sunday afternoon. Excellent.
     
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    Michael Connelly's Lost Light. Another excellent book by him and this one was really emotional as I don't get caught up in it but when I finished it I had some teary eyes. :star5:
     
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    River Of Darkness by Rennie Airth :star4:

    Crime novel set in England 1921 with WW1 echoes. Very good.
     
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    From Doon With Death by Ruth Rendell

    Written over 45 years ago, this is still an excellent beginning to the wonderful Inspector Wexford series.
     

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