Anybody read books? I do.

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  1. Apr 1, 2017 #481 of 566
    Rich

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    Ah, that explains the comma. Thanx. Talk about being anal, huh? I gotta read that link...

    Read it. Hard to believe he has a degree in journalism. He uses "that" way too much in the book I read. I was cautioned about that years ago by Laxguy (my thanx for the advice) for using "that" way to much. Didn't realize how annoying it is. I'm surprised someone who has such a degree would do that. Also gotta wonder why an editor didn't catch "that".

    I was kinda uncomfortable with his proselytizing about his faith. I skipped over most of those parts. Top ten on Amazon, huh? Didn't know that.

    One of the things I found really interesting was the way he used gold and silver as money. His rants about inflation being a form of taxation really hit home. All in all, a very good read Survivors was. For some reason the consortium doesn't carry Patriots, I'm gonna buy it on Amazon as soon as I get off the forum.

    I just got the new Poyer book, Onslaught. Have you read it yet?

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    I started Randy Wayne White's new Doc Ford book. Got hooked two pages in. Anybody who hasn't read the Doc Ford books or the Hannah Smith books is in for a treat. As usual, I'd suggest starting with the first book in each series or you won't know what's going on. Doc Ford's buddy Tomlinson is a real trip. Usually the Doc Ford books are more about Tomlinson than Doc.

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    Randy Wayne White's new novel is Mangrove Lightning. I finished it but I was disappointed. Didn't seem as if the author tried very hard.

    I got 8.4 by Peter Hernon. If the facts about earthquakes in this book are valid it's worth reading. If those facts are valid Hernon must have spent a lot of time researching earthquakes. I put it down 220 pages in, way too much earthquake technology. I'll finish it in a couple weeks. One thing I've gleaned from it is brick houses are extremely vulnerable to earthquakes...if the facts are valid.

    I'm reading James Patterson's new book The Black Book. Seems really good so far. He wrote it with David Ellis, their books are always good, I think.

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    Golden Prey is finally in the consortium's list. I just put a hold on it.

    Steve, I've been reading Saturn Run and I don't see why I didn't finish reading it when it was released. Apparently, I read some of it, about 100 pages and gave up. I'm past that point and I'm enjoying it.

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    I got home last night to check our local library. 2nd e-book copy still available, so I downloaded it and started it last night. Very good so far. Lucas has taken the job offered at the end of the last book......
     
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    I liked it too. Reminded me of a Chricton yarn.
     
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    Golden Prey's on deck for me. Just started the fourth Kidd novel. Dated computer tech, but still fun to read.
     
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    Since we're talking Sandford, anyone read 'Rhymes with Prey'?

    From the book cover:
    Lincoln Rhyme VS. Lucas Davenport
    Jeffery Deaver vs. John Sandford
    From the anthology FACEOFF

    I was listening to an interview that was posted on facebook where Roswell Camp (John's son) is interviewing John Camp (aka Sandford) and they mentioned this book as the only collaborative Davenport novel. Was able to track down a copy. Haven't read anything from Lincoln Rhyme, and am looking forward to this.

    Just started the last Jack Reacher novel 'Night School', so it may be a few days before I get to Rhymes with Prey. Also looking forward to Golden Prey, and then Deep Freeze in October.
     
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    Thanks so much for sharing this! Deaver's 2014 Faceoff anthology also includes some other "celebrity" match-ups:

    · Patrick Kenzie vs. Harry Bosch in “Red Eye,” by Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly
    · John Rebus vs. Roy Grace in “In the Nick of Time,” by Ian Rankin and Peter James
    · Slappy the Ventriloquist Dummy vs. Aloysius Pendergast in “Gaslighted,” by R.L. Stine, Douglas Preston, and Lincoln Child
    · Malachai Samuels vs. D.D. Warren in “The Laughing Buddha,” by M.J. Rose and Lisa Gardner
    · Paul Madriani vs. Alexandra Cooper in “Surfing the Panther,” by Steve Martini and Linda Fairstein
    · Lincoln Rhyme vs. Lucas Davenport in “Rhymes With Prey,” by Jeffery Deaver and John Sandford
    · Michael Quinn vs. Repairman Jack in “Infernal Night,” by Heather Graham and F. Paul Wilson
    · Sean Reilly vs. Glen Garber in “Pit Stop,” by Raymond Khoury and Linwood Barclay
    · Wyatt Hunt vs. Joe Trona in “Silent Hunt,” by John Lescroart and T. Jefferson Parker
    · Cotton Malone vs. Gray Pierce in “The Devil’s Bones,” by Steve Berry and James Rollins
    · Jack Reacher vs. Nick Heller in “Good and Valuable Consideration,” by Lee Child and Joseph Finder
     
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    I just got the first Kidd book, The Fool's Run. I'll try that as soon as I get thru with Saturn Run, think I've read it...

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    ...and thank you for doing some research and sharing! Now I have another Jack Reacher book to look forward too.
     
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    They have a slower pace than the Davenport/Flowers series. Hope you enjoy them.
     
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    I think I've read them. Not sure, I'll give one a try.

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    I finished The Black Book by James Patterson. The author says this is the best book he's ever written. Might be. Very good book. Don't know if it's better than his Murder House, which I thought was the best book he's written. Call it a tie, can't miss by reading both.

    Next was Golden Prey by John Sandford, another very good book. Was it as good as The Black Book? Can't really say. Both are really good, really hard to put down. And very different. I'd just recommend both, can't go wrong there.

    Now I'm reading G-Man by Stephen Hunter, another of my favorite authors. Can't stop reading this either.

    I did finish Saturn Run by John Sanford and really enjoyed it. Still don't know why I couldn't finish it the first time I tried reading it.

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    Glad you enjoyed it! A little bit like a Chricton yarn, no?

    Just started Golden Prey. Looking forward to it.

    Just finished Nothing Short of Dying. Pretty good, but I still like Reacher better than Barr, so far.
     
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    Barr has a way to go before he can be compared to Reacher, but still a good read. BTW, I've been considering who could play Reacher and I think Caviezel is the only one out there that could do it, you were right, I think.

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    I see there's an upcoming TV series based on The Alienist. May have to re-read that book. I've also got Carr's Surrender, New York on my to-do list.
     
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    Except Cruise has that part already taken. Certainly not the actor I would think of for Reacher, but as Lee Child said "You want to make a major motion picture, you need a major star."
     
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    Having heard the author speak on the Daily Show on Tuesday, I've ordered the book "Washington'e Farewell", by John Avlon, from my local library. I should be getting it next Tuesday. It should be very interesting. Its subtitle is "The Founding Father's warning to future generations".
     
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    I finished Dragon Teeth by Crichton. It's about fossil hunters in our West in the late 1800s. Good read, not for everyone.

    After that I read G-Man by Stephen Hunter, wow!, what a book! Hunter is a very good writer. I've read all his books and he's never written a bad book. If you've never read him, you're in for a treat. He's right up there with Sanford and Patterson. If you should decide to try Hunter's books start from the beginning.

    Then I read Radiant Angel by Nelson DeMille. He's another very good writer. This is a book worth reading as are all his books.

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