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Old 07-20-2009, 02:13 AM
 
Location: Suffolk County, NY
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Currently reading "A World Undone" by G.J. Meyer which is a non fiction book about WW 1. Just finished "The Yom Kippur War" by Abraham Rabinovich. Both are great books. I read mostly non fiction.
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Old 07-20-2009, 05:17 AM
 
Location: UK
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Just finished "A prayer for Owen Meany" by John Irwin. Very moving and well written even if a bit slow at times.

Now reading "Scarpetta" by Patricia Cornwell. very boring, a great disappointment.
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Old 07-20-2009, 08:43 AM
 
Location: The Midst of Insanity
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'Gulag' by Anne Applebaum. A history on the Soviet Gulag- a system of forced labor camps which began during the Russian Revolution and continued into the 80's.

Completely horrifying and fascinating history.
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Old 07-20-2009, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Mayberry
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Just finished "A prayer for Owen Meany" by John Irwin. Very moving and well written even if a bit slow at times.

Now reading "Scarpetta" by Patricia Cornwell. very boring, a great disappointment.
I totally agree, it was tough to get through. I need something new.
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Old 07-20-2009, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Land of 10000 Lakes +
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'salem's Lot by Stephen King. Horror/paranormal. A writer returns to his tiny boyhood town to purge some old memories only to accumulate even more. This is my 2nd SK book, the first being Delores Claiborne. They were both okay. Good stories, but I don't enjoy his writing.
I think I read only 2 of his books, and Salem's Lot was the first. I liked it very much at the time.

I am reading The Family Perez. Enjoyable.
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Old 07-20-2009, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Land of 10000 Lakes +
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I finished "The Poisonwood Bible" a couple of weeks ago and the book is haunting me.

It takes a commitment of time to read it. The author is truly gifted. I laughed a lot while reading it but mostly I kept thinking: "I'm so glad I am not a character in this book."
The reason that is such a very, very, very good book is that it stays with you. I forget much of what I read, but not that book. What a gift to have read it and learn a lot about the Congo.
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Old 07-20-2009, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Since I posted last, I've finished all three of the Peter Straub books I mentioned. Thoroughly enjoyed them. Then, yesterday afternoon, I picked up the latest Dean Koontz, 'Relentless'. Man, that thing just grabbed me from the first page! And after the first fifty I knew I was not going to be sleeping last night because I just plain could not put the thing down. I finished it at 4:30 this morning. Wow! What a ride (read?)!
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Old 07-20-2009, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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"The Broken Shore, a murder mystery by Australian writer Peter Temple. Seems very literate, good writing, more than just a pot boiler. Just started.
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Old 07-20-2009, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Buffalo New York (upstate)
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Smile Sookie Stackhouse

Has anyone read the Sookie Stackhouse
series yet......is it a good read
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Old 07-21-2009, 04:52 AM
 
Location: Marion County, FL
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Has anyone read the Sookie Stackhouse
series yet......is it a good read
I started reading them when they came out. They got a lot of exposure on a mystery list I read, due to the fact that Harris is originally a mystery writer.

I watched a couple of episodes of the HBO series based on the books -- the books are better, I think.
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