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Old 11-04-2014, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Lincoln County Road or Armageddon
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The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell. Good, but not his best.
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Old 11-04-2014, 11:59 PM
 
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I'm down to the last few chapters of A Simple Plan. Very enjoyable, I really don't know if he's gonna get caught or not. I've always said, if you're going to commit a crime, you need to do it by yourself. Never involve anyone else and never ever tell anyone about it. This story certainly illustrates why. You can't control other people!

A bunch of library holds are coming in unexpectedly early so it looks like I'll have to return some without reading. Sigh. Oh well, maybe I'll remember to get them again sometime.
I loved A Simple Plan! I think it was a very underrated book. I enjoyed the movie also. Billy Bob Thornton is in it. It's amazing how, the wife especially, changes her attitude as the book goes on. It's very bloody & violent, which I usually don't care for, but, I still like this book and movie.

He has another one, The Ruins, I will eventually get around to reading.
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Old 11-05-2014, 07:45 AM
 
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"Recollections of a California Pioneer" by Carlisle S. Abbott who was a younger brother of my great-great-great grandfather.
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Old 11-05-2014, 08:12 AM
 
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The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell. Good, but not his best.
I was just reading a Rolling Stone interview with Stephen King and he was singing the praises of this book. Definitely made me curious.

Stephen King: The Rolling Stone Interview | Rolling Stone

I'm about 50 pages into The Word Exchange and liking it. I still have no idea where the story is going but the writing is clever and fresh.

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Old 11-05-2014, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Canada
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^^I have The Bone Clocks on my wish list. I had heard good things about it.
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Old 11-05-2014, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Americanah? Nah. I gave up. I don't love "love stories" of boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy wins girl back. As for the immigration process, I did the Canada to U.S. process myself, so I've "been there, done that."

Now, and this is completely Marlow's fault, I have Lisey's Story by Stephen King on my to-read list. And, completely Marlow's and Netwit's fault, I have The Bone Clocks on my to-read list, even though dystopian anything is not my thing at all. I hate you all. ;-)

Now I'm reading Alice Close Your Eyes but I'm skipping all the parts where Alice cuts herself and has raucous and weird sex. That'll probably leave me with a short story, but I like the way that the author writes and I'm curious about what happened to Alice and how she's going to get her revenge.
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Old 11-05-2014, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Now I'm reading Alice Close Your Eyes but I'm skipping all the parts where Alice cuts herself and has raucous and weird sex. That'll probably leave me with a short story, but I like the way that the author writes and I'm curious about what happened to Alice and how she's going to get her revenge.
Nix that. I was 16% in and had found -- as sparsely as I was reading -- four typos already. It appears that spellcheck was run but no editor had their hand in it: "in" instead of "it," a missing word, blah blah blah. I stopped caring what happened to Alice and how she was going to fix it; I was too intent on finding a fifth typo. The end.
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Old 11-05-2014, 02:15 PM
 
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Americanah? Nah. I gave up. I don't love "love stories" of boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy wins girl back. As for the immigration process, I did the Canada to U.S. process myself, so I've "been there, done that."

Now, and this is completely Marlow's fault, I have Lisey's Story by Stephen King on my to-read list. And, completely Marlow's and Netwit's fault, I have The Bone Clocks on my to-read list, even though dystopian anything is not my thing at all. I hate you all. ;-)

Now I'm reading Alice Close Your Eyes but I'm skipping all the parts where Alice cuts herself and has raucous and weird sex. That'll probably leave me with a short story, but I like the way that the author writes and I'm curious about what happened to Alice and how she's going to get her revenge.
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Nix that. I was 16% in and had found -- as sparsely as I was reading -- four typos already. It appears that spellcheck was run but no editor had their hand in it: "in" instead of "it," a missing word, blah blah blah. I stopped caring what happened to Alice and how she was going to fix it; I was too intent on finding a fifth typo. The end.
I accept full responsibility.

And I'm with you on the typos.
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Old 11-05-2014, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I have so much work but, to unwind at the end of those long days, I want something to read so I chose something easy: The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas. I'm only 5% in but, so far, the characters are interesting. I haven't gotten to "the slap" yet, though.

http://www.amazon.com/Slap-Winner-Co...words=the+slap

Very mixed reviews and I never read a book that has more one-star ratings than it does five-star ones, but the reason that people hated it was because of sexual content and "bad language," neither of which bothers me. So, whatever, I'll give it a try.
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Old 11-06-2014, 01:11 AM
 
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I was just reading a Rolling Stone interview with Stephen King and he was singing the praises of this book. Definitely made me curious.

Stephen King: The Rolling Stone Interview | Rolling Stone

I'm about 50 pages into The Word Exchange and liking it. I still have no idea where the story is going but the writing is clever and fresh.
Thanks for linking that interview. It was a good one. I haven't looked forward to reading his books lately, but I'm looking forward to Revival. I wish someone would write a biography on King. I do agree with him, that the movie Cujo was terrific. The book was better, though. I wish they would have asked him when Geralds Game was going to be out as a movie.
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