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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1185 on: August 31, 2012, 05:22:10 AM »
Think you'll love Dresden Files, Ken!

I am so flabbergasted, flat-out impressed by the Karin Slaughter book I'm reading. Never expected that high quality, character-driven storytelling and perfectly paced revelations. When I'm finished, I'm going to outline the novel just to bask in the structure. Wonderful. Suspense storytelling I hope to live up to one day. I'm working on it.  :D
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1186 on: August 31, 2012, 06:06:30 AM »
Matt, i found all of Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth series (starts with Wizard's first rule) to be of the same quality and pace. I thought they were good, but if you didnt like #1 and 2, then you may not like the rest either. :)


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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1187 on: August 31, 2012, 06:14:03 AM »
I thought Sword of Truth was better than Stone of Tears, which seemed to drag quite a bit. I'll give number 3 a go and see how things progress :)
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1188 on: September 10, 2012, 04:04:05 PM »
Gave up on book 3! Just finished Trudi Canavan's The Priestess of the White, now finally started Patrick Ness's Chaos Walking trilogy.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1189 on: September 11, 2012, 06:22:49 AM »
I like a lot that Trudi Canavan writes :)

I'm reading "Dragon Haven" by Robin Hobb at the moment.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1190 on: September 11, 2012, 10:00:20 AM »
Just finished Erin Morgenstern's "The Night Circus" last night. Really enjoyed the story, and it was a welcome change from some of the heavier subject matter I'd been reading before it. I finished Khaled Hosseini's "The Kite Runner" on the weekend - I think I'm still in a bit of shock from the impact of that one, and I am certain I will not be able to watch the movie for it.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1191 on: September 11, 2012, 04:45:54 PM »
Think you'll love Dresden Files, Ken!

I am so flabbergasted, flat-out impressed by the Karin Slaughter book I'm reading. Never expected that high quality, character-driven storytelling and perfectly paced revelations. When I'm finished, I'm going to outline the novel just to bask in the structure. Wonderful. Suspense storytelling I hope to live up to one day. I'm working on it.  :D

And now I'm going to have to check out Karin Slaughter. 'Flat out impressed,' now that's a recommendation.  :)

The Seance, the last book I was reading, didn't work out for me in the end. It had all the ingredients I love: Victorian mystery, fog and atmosphere, apparent supernatural happenings, nefarious characters and damsels in distress. BUT, all the characters were weak and ineffectual. They all reacted to events, rather than taking matters in their own hands and doing something.

Currently reading Perfect People by Peter James. It's okay... :-\
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1192 on: September 11, 2012, 05:01:25 PM »
I've read a couple of James's 'dead man' novels with Roy Grace. Quite liked them. Half way through The Knife Of Never Letting Go now. Brilliant.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1193 on: September 11, 2012, 05:27:10 PM »
Half way through The Knife Of Never Letting Go now. Brilliant.

I have that one on my bookshelf, on my 'to read' list. Looking forward to it.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1194 on: September 12, 2012, 05:34:57 AM »
Recently read:

The Fall of the Misanthrope by Louise Wise. Very good and an interesting twist on chick-lit.

Others by James Herbert. I enjoyed it.

Dead Man's Grip by Peter James. The first of his books I've read. I will definitely be reading more.

Currently reading Zero Day by David Baldacci. It's okay.

Next to be read, The Affair by Lee Child.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1195 on: September 12, 2012, 09:35:43 AM »
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1196 on: September 13, 2012, 05:53:16 AM »
The Variable Man - Philip K. Dick
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1197 on: September 14, 2012, 02:42:54 PM »
The Variable Man - Philip K. Dick

Philip k Dick is brilliant


I am rereading one of my all time faves............Middlemarch - George Eliot
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1198 on: September 14, 2012, 07:10:56 PM »
I just reread THE ADVENTURES OF ULYSSES by Bernard Evslin. The other times I read it were 40 years ago. The first novel-length fiction I remember reading. It's still a great one.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1199 on: September 14, 2012, 07:15:12 PM »
Slob, by Rex Miller. Picked it up in a charity shop for 60p. Couldn't believe my luck.  ;D
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