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Old 07-17-2008, 03:28 AM
 
Location: In my own personal Twilight zone
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Just started "Cat and Mouse" by James Patterson.

Meanwhile I'm listening to audio books. One in the car when driving to and fro and one in the kitchen for the cleaning and cooking time. I'm addicted to somebody reading me nice stories that I have an endless list of to-hear-books, too. These two are one from a German author (Iny Lorentz) about a prostitute in medieval times and one's from Ken Follet (Children of Eden).
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Old 07-17-2008, 08:17 AM
 
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My local library just finished its renovation =)

Anyways, I'm currently reading Leaving Microsoft to Change the World: An Entrepreneur's Odyssey to Educate the World's Children
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Old 07-23-2008, 06:08 PM
 
Location: (WNY)
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Marley and Me... it stinks... can't get into it... someone suggested I read it and now I feel like slappin' them upside the head with the darn thing... makes me not even want to see the movie (can't imagine how it could be much better)
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Old 07-23-2008, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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Marley and Me... it stinks... can't get into it... someone suggested I read it and now I feel like slappin' them upside the head with the darn thing... makes me not even want to see the movie (can't imagine how it could be much better)
Oh wow. I loved that book. Not brain food for me but I loved the writers sense of humor and writing style. And the story of the dog of course. Sorry it's not clicking with you.
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Old 07-24-2008, 06:33 AM
 
Location: (WNY)
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Oh wow. I loved that book. Not brain food for me but I loved the writers sense of humor and writing style. And the story of the dog of course. Sorry it's not clicking with you.
I just cannot get into it at all... but I am one of those people who keeps reading for the benefit of the doubt....when I hit the finish line I will let you know if my opinion has changed.
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Old 07-24-2008, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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Positively Fifth Street by James McManus
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Old 07-24-2008, 11:46 AM
 
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"Swan Peak" by James Lee Burke.

Hard-boiled with a heart.
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Old 07-24-2008, 03:58 PM
 
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I just picked up Oscar Wilde and A Death of No Importance, by Gyles Brandreth. I dont usually read novels and mysteries and I just havent really crossed paths, but this looks to be such a clever idea! Oscar Wilde, solver of curious cases about town, sometimes checking in with his friend Arthur Conan Doyle.
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Old 07-24-2008, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Pocono Mts.
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I'm about to start reading Stuart Woods Two Dollar Bill.

That book sounds interesting, delusianne.
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Old 07-24-2008, 07:30 PM
 
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Conan Doyle actually solved the case of ''Bathtub George'', a serial murderer for profit who had long baffled the police.

Otherwise, authors don't have much of a track record as detectives.

Cornwell's investigation of the Ripper is laughable-she was all wrong about several facts about Sickert, and several others have been complete frauds.

One man even ratted his own father out as the "Black Dahlia" killer(the snitch!)and none of the other treatments of this heinous case have been convincing.

I doubt Oscar Wilde would have done any better.
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