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Anybody read books? I do.

Discussion in 'The OT' started by Rich, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. Steve

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    I've got Anthony Horowitz's Magpie Murders queued up on my audio player. I'm a big fan of his television screenplays, and also enjoyed his two Sherlock Holmes yarns, House of Silk and Moriarty.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/08/books/anthony-horowitz-magpie-murders.html

    Currently listening to another Arthur Conan Doyle pastiche by Mitch Cullin. A Slight Trick of the Mind.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/15/books/review/a-slight-trick-of-the-mind-old-man-holmes.html
     
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    I read it when it first many years ago. Had to look up the Wikipedia entry and I don't remember it as a beach reading book. I remember enjoying it very much.
     
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    Miss this. If it anyway as good as the book it should be great.
     
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    I read it years ago, but remember enjoying it. I distinctly remember the vivid descriptions of turn of the century New York.
     
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    I've already read most of them stand-alone. I found them entertaining. Nothing memorable, tho.
     
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    Anyone read Camino Island yet?
     
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    Just got it this morning, have to finish an old Stephen Hunter book before I can get to it.

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    I started Camino Island last night. Just read 50 pages and had a hard time stopping. Grabbed me right away.

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    Recently finished Nothing Short of Dying by Erik Storey. Present day thriller about loner Clyde Barr. If you like Lee Child's Jack Reacher, you'll like this book. Looking forward to book 2, A Promise to Kill, later this August.
     
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    What would you do if you had the chance to go back in time and change history, and what would happen if you did?

    It's been more than a decade since I've read a Stephen King novel, and I happened to pick up 11/22/63 the other day. Wow, is all i can say. Great read with an interesting Oswald backstory.

    Even if you aren't a fan of Stephen King, I highly recommend this book.
     
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    I think I posted about that book earlier in this thread. Not as good as a Reacher book, but close. I look forward to the next one too.

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    I don't doubt you did Rich. A number of my good reads are a result of you and this thread.

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    So, have you read any of Stephen Hunter's books? I just finished Hot Springs the other day, just another truly great book by Hunter. The only problem I see with his books is the timelines. His newer books explain his earlier books and that's caused me to reread a few of his older books. Not a criticism, just a note for others who might want to start reading his books. With this author reading his books in the order in which they were published leads to confusion. All his books stand by themselves, but they do get puzzling at times.

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    Another thread, another time (travel paradox).
     
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    I finished Camino Island last night. Much better than The Whistler, I think. I just couldn't put it down.

    I started Crazy House and it grabbed me right away. It's by Patterson and one of his authors.

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    I'm about 40% through "Washington's Farewell, The Fondling Father's Warning to Future Generations", by John Avlon. It's an inspiring book, drawing upon countless sources and full of quotes in 18th century English, so it's a somewhat difficult read. At the end is the full text of Washington's Farewell Address, which is an object lesson to people of all political persuasions. Highly recommended.
     
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