Anybody read books? I do.

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  1. Jun 5, 2016 #381 of 573
    trh

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    You have Escape Clause? I have it in my Amazon Kindle wishlist, but Amazon says it doesn't come out until 10/4/2016.
     
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    Yup. Looking forward to it. Extreme Prey is #26, so I still have Field of Prey and Gathering Prey to read before that one, along with 2 more Flowers books after Mad River, not including Escape Clause. I hadn't heard about that one, but looking forward to it in the fall. Thx!
     
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    I get the chance to go to a Stephen King talk in Dayton this week, and possibly get an autographed copy of the new Bill Hodges book. Looking forward to it.
     
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    That's really cool. I've enjoyed many of his books throughout the years, although he's so prolific it's difficult to keep up. We're planning a trip to Maine this August and I told my wife that we had to at least drive through Bangor.
     
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    You probably wouldn't like this one, while it doesn't use Chicago, it does use two different fonts for footnotes (Times and Courier), and for some reason, every time the word "house" appears in the text, it's in blue. I'm sure there's a reason for that, I just don't know it yet. The font difference is for clarity as to whose footnote it is.
     
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    Rich

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    No, I don't have it. I get notifications when new books are coming out and I'm just passing them along as I get them.

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    Yup, that would seem annoying.

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    Just checked my notifications and the Davenport book came out last April and you do have the correct date for the Flowers book.

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    bobnielsen

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    As i said earlier, it was hard for me to get into Balcacci's Last Man Standing, but as I got further into the book the action picked up and I am enjoying after all.
     
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    Last night I finished the Richard Sharpe series. All 21 books. You might think I'd be sick of them but it kinda saddens me to think there will never be another Sharpe adventure. There are 13 original Sharpe books and 8 books written after the 13 that flesh out the series. I gotta say I enjoyed all of them. Learned a lot about India, Wellington, Napoleon and the methods of war in the early 19th century.

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    Can't help but wonder if anyone follows this thread...Anyhow, I just got thru reading Grisham's newest book, The Whistler, and I feel compelled to comment on it. After slogging thru the first 100 pages or so, I really began considering giving up on it. Thankfully, I kept reading and got swept up. Not sure why the first 100 pages were so boring but when it got better it really was a good read. A book not to be missed, I think.

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  12. Nov 7, 2016 #392 of 573
    trh

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    Of course some of us do.

    I just started the new Virgil Flowers book, 'Escape Clause', and was surprised how graphic the sexual talk was by the second chapter. John Sandford characters have always been active (especially Virgil 'F'ing' Flowers), but his description and language has taken a significant turn. I'm only on chapter 5 and hope it doesn't escalate. I stopped reading Stuart Woods because his books were closer to p0rn than mystery/suspense.
     
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    I still keep with this thread, but have a hard time keeping up with my reading.
     
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    I'm listening to Whistler now. Thoroughly enjoying it. You read the short prequel, right? Witness to a Trial?
     
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    Just curious but how long would it take to listen to that book assuming you listened straight through?
     
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    Steve

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    A little over 13 hours for this one.
     
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    I'm waiting for my copy of the Flowers book. I stopped reading Woods' books a long time ago. Don't remember why.

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    No, I didn't. Can't help but wonder it that would have made the book easier to read.

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    Huh. Don't think I spent that much time reading it. Those first 100 pages seemed to take forever.

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    So, listening to a book takes longer than reading...I had never given this any thought.

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