Anybody read books? I do.

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  1. Rich

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    BTW, Tim Dorsey's new book, Coconut Cowboy, has been released and I hope it's better than the last two books. Another writer that seems to have run out of ideas.

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    I know Andy Weir said they took out the stuff that he would have for the movie and claimed that his only regret was that they took out his Aquaman joke.

    His next book involves a moon base apparently, we'll see how things go with his writing now that we're off his first book.
     
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    Hope he tones down the intensity in his next book.

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    bobnielsen

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    My local library recently got the e-book version of The Girl in the Spider's Web by David Lagercrantz, a continuation of Stieg Larsson's Millenium series. It may be slightly less intense than Larsson's books but riveting nonetheless. I'm about 80 percent through it and will probably finish this weekend. A good read.
     
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    Finished Coconut Cowboy and, as usual, a fast read, but kinda disappointing. Dorsey is simply not as funny as he used to be.

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    I have John Sanford's Saturn Run. Almost 500 pages long and pretty interesting. I've got about 150 pages left and I can't put it down. Sanford coauthored the book with Ctein. I wasn't gonna read this book, couldn't imagine Sanford dabbling in SF, but it's a great book that I'd highly recommend.

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    Just ordered the book. Don't usually read books written by women but if you say it's good...

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    Welcome to the twenty first century Rich.
     
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    Thought surely someone would have called me a male chauvinist pig by now. There's a reason I don't read books written by women. A couple reasons, really.

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    Finished Saturn Run last night. Sandford never disappoints. On the back cover, Stephen King wrote that he read the last 100 pages in one sitting. So did I. I'd highly recommend this book.

    Got The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August today and started it, got grabbed right away.

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    I watched The Last Kingdom on BBCA last fall, I think. Very good series. I've always enjoyed content about Vikings. Then I found that the series was based on Bernard Cornwell's The Saxon Tales series of books. I'm almost done with the latest book in that series, #9 The Warriors of the Storm, and I have to say this guy can really write! I just blew thru the whole series in a very short period of time. I think Vikings on the History channel is based on Cornwell's The Saxon Tales. Yeah, Vikings is set a hundred years before The Saxon Tales, but most of the names of the characters are the same. If they didn't base Vikings on Cornwell's The Saxon Tales...well that would be a pretty big coincidence.

    Anyhow, Bernard Cornwell has written a whole lot of books and I'm looking forward to reading them. The Saxon Tales should be read in chronological order, or you'll be lost. The first book in the series is The Last Kingdom. Start there, you won't be disappointed.

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    Season #2 is due out this fall..... No exact date announced.
     
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    Yeah, it premiered last October, probably see the new season in October of this year.

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    I signed up for Amazon's reader program. $10/month and read all I want in a fairly large library. I love reading new authors and have even done some random picks of names/titles I've never heard of. Some good, some bad of course.


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    I've read several of Cornwell's books and found them to be quite good. I'll have to look for the Saxon Tales.
     
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    Glad to see I'm not alone. I just started Agincourt, halfway thru it, and it's not nearly as good as any of The Saxon Tales. Still a good book, but not on par with TST series, I think. I didn't expect a standalone book to be as good. I'm gonna start on the Sharpe series next book. Here's a link to Amazon's TST list in chronological order. You really have to read TST in order of publication or you'll be lost.

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    I finished Agincourt and it was good. The battle scenes are so good...I can't think of another author who does battle scenes as well as Cornwell. He spent most of the first half of the book setting up characters and what happened prior to the battle of Agincourt, then went to the battle itself. Rather stunning from that point on. You really have to read his books to appreciate how detailed and easy to understand how the battles are waged. Next up is 1356. I have no idea what that one is about...

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    I looked it up. It is a continuation of the Grail Quest series which began with The Archer's Tale. I read that when it first came out and enjoyed it but didn't realize that it was the first of a series (I should have known--this is Cornwell). I suppose I should read numbers 2 and 3.
     
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    Right. It (1356) doesn't show up in the lists as part of the Grail Quest series for some reason. As I read 1356 it became obvious that there were other previous books and I found out in the history notes at the end of the 1356 book that it referred in many parts to the Grail Quest series. Had I known that, I would have read the Grail Quest series first. 1356 also has a lot of similarities to Agincourt. Now I'm reading The Fort. What else have you read by Cornwell?

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    Other than The Archer's Tale (aka Harlequin), I have read several books in the Sharpe series, but there are still many out there waiting for me. I didn't realize how prolific a writer he is.
     

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