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Offline Andre Farant

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #690 on: June 22, 2011, 09:41:03 AM »
Bones by Jonathan Kellerman

Kellerman has a formula and it's a formula I enjoy. I always know what to expect from him and I'm very rarely disappointed--Bones is no exception.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #691 on: June 22, 2011, 01:27:12 PM »
Harbour by John Ajvide Lindqvist. It's quite good, but has the same problems I found with LTROI - too many 'main' characters with long episodes in their POV, watering down the main point, which is a lost little girl. Also too much irrelevant back story. And the whole thing with the Spiritus I'm finding a little silly atm.

Finished The Passage, and I had the same problem with that - too many different POVs IMO. A bit of trivia - just heard Matt Reeves is to direct a film of The Passage. He's the one who directed Let Me In (great film), based on the book by Lindqvist.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #692 on: June 22, 2011, 02:47:01 PM »
Madame Tussaud by Michelle Moran

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #693 on: June 23, 2011, 03:04:48 AM »
Judas Unchained - Peter F. Hamilton

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #694 on: June 25, 2011, 04:35:15 AM »
The Confession by John Grisham.

I've nearly finished it and it's a riveting read. Highly recommended.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #695 on: June 25, 2011, 11:44:13 AM »
The Other Wind

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #696 on: June 26, 2011, 09:25:02 AM »
Finished Frederick Forsyth’s The Cobra, a gripping action thriller about a scheme to cripple the Colombian drug barons’ worldwide supply of heroin. Even my wife, who usually likes family sagas, is enthralled by it.

Struggled to finish Hard Girls, by Martina Cole. To me it’s full of repetitions and clichés. She doesn’t just fall for him; she falls hook, line and sinker. He doesn’t just hit the ground; he does it like a sack of potatoes.

I saw the ending coming before I was halfway through, and the red herrings she planted were so overdone, they stood out like a sore thumb — see, she’s got me at it now …

Currently reading The Long Glasgow Kiss, by Craig Russell. As soon as I picked it off the shelf and read the first line I knew I’d enjoy it, and I’m not disappointed. Set in Glasgow in the 1950’s, it’s a tough, gritty, yet humorous first person story of a private investigator who came over with the Canadian army during WWII and somehow never got round to going back. An easy read.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #697 on: June 26, 2011, 09:35:27 AM »
Tea Time for the Traditionally Built Woman by Alexander McCall Smith
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #698 on: June 26, 2011, 09:58:50 AM »
PS If you are intigued by opening llnes, here is the beginning I mentioned of The Long Glasgow Kiss:

"Some concepts are alien to the Glaswegian mind. Salad. Dentistry. Forgiveness."


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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #699 on: June 26, 2011, 10:21:37 AM »
Tea Time for the Traditionally Built Woman by Alexander McCall Smith

Is that about Precious Ramotswe, the lady detective?

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #700 on: June 26, 2011, 11:37:44 AM »
Is that about Precious Ramotswe, the lady detective?

You got it, Hugh. Tenth in the series, and the ladies learn a bit about football.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #701 on: June 26, 2011, 03:38:55 PM »
Great, Michael, I'll look out for it. Love his Botswana stories.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #702 on: July 03, 2011, 10:21:45 PM »
Just got back from a weeklong trip so got a fair bit of reading done...

Read "Before I Go To Sleep" by SJ Watson. An interesting debut. Mostly drama with a hint of thriller. Should appeal to those who enjoyed "Room" by Donoghue, "Still Alice" by Genova, "The Swan Thieves" by Kostova, and maybe even "The Time Traveller's Wife" (minus the supernatural elements) by Niffenegger.

Then read "Dark Harvest" by Norman Partridge. A cool, short, tough little horror novel about a race to kill a pumpkin-headed creature called the October Boy. Worth reading for the unique writing style alone.

Also been dipping into the "Chilling Tales" anthology, edited by Michael Kelly. It's a collection of horror and dark fantasy shorts by Canadian authors.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #703 on: July 04, 2011, 07:21:48 AM »
Motivated by Hugh reading "The Long Glasgow Kiss",  I just re-read James Kelman  "How Late it was, How late"
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #704 on: July 04, 2011, 07:29:08 AM »
I just finished SAVING FISH FROM DROWNING by Amy Tan. Not at all like her others, quite funny, quite serious, quite excellent.
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