What are you reading v.we need a "literary" forum

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  1. Squashtowner

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    I tried reading the first one and gave up, so i read the first two of three new Odd Thomas mini books by Dean Koontz.
     
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    Got those too, though I think there was one more that I didn't read. I used to LOVE Dean Koontz, but I found the last couple of books weren't great so I haven't read anything by him in quite a while. I'm loving Greg Isles (sp?), hoping something new comes out soon. Lately it seems all I've been reading has been fluff.
     
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    Not the type of book I normally go for but it was much better than I expected. The first one in the series "Belle" sounds like it would better then this one so I might pick it up at some point too.
     
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    Good book, set in Alaska which was a nice change from the typical book settings. Again a far better book than I was expecting it to be and I'll probably check out other books in the series.
     
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    Good book, she is a new author so I expect the series will get even better as it goes. Slightly different twist on a supernatural theme.


    Not sure what book I'll go onto now, I'll have to raid my to read pile tonight. :)
     
  6. HairyAss

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    It's John Irving, and pretty much what you'd expect.. even a bit more perverse than usual in parts.
     
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    Also read this last week to see if my son would be ready for it:

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    Actually pretty entertaining for a kid's book!

    Not sure if my 7 year old would be ready for it, though. Well, I think he is, but my wife doesn't. So, he wont be reading it yet. :lol:
     
  8. Scott

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    I 2nd both of these. My bookshelf is filled with Koontz & Isles. :) But I agree..Koontz's latest novels have not had the page turning qualities of his past books.
     
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    Interesting book, it's basically about some guy trying to take down the head of oil and gas is Russia. It's a little slow given the topic but other than that so far I'm enjoying the book.
     
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    That's awesome! I was waiting to see if he was coming out with another! <3
     
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    Very good book, I highly recommend it. :kekeke:
     
  14. Bean

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    Just started David Moody's "Them or Us". The 3rd and final book in his Hater series. Loving it so far!!!
     
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    I'm about 1/2 way through and ready to recommend this one - great read. A friend of mine described it as a "Quentin Tarantino styled novel" and it is definitely true to that description - Gold Rush era, 2 brothers on a mission to kill someone for their boss who apparently owes some money. Great dialogue, great writing.
     
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    About 1/2 way into this one:

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    It's going really slow...not impressed for an Odd Thomas read. :(
     
  17. Bean

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    NOOOOO!!

    I was just about to get this this week, as I finished my other 2 last weekend.
     
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    I've heard a number of people comment about Dean Koontz's books not being what they use to be in the last few years.

    I haven't read one in years but I always found them to be great, if not a little disturbing, hopefully he gets back to that.
     
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    Finished this one the others day. Good book, quite funny and an easy read.
     
  20. HairyAss

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    I also saw some articles about the site goodreads.com - they've hit 10 million users. It's billed as "Facebook for Book Lovers". It's actually pretty good for cataloguing what you've read and getting recommendations based on what you've liked.
     
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    Reading this right now, so far it's pretty interesting but I've only just started.
     
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    I use goodreads, it's a great site. I like the goal tracking system for keeping track of my 52 book goal for the year.
     
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    His last book "77 Shadow Street" wasn't very good either. The Odd Interlude were really riveting little mini series, but his last few books haven't been as enjoyable.
    You're right, and I hope he gets back to his old ways soon. :(


    On another note, has anyone read Stephen King's "11/22/63"? It might be the next one in my queue to read, or replace Odd Apocalypse.
     
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    Just finished these 2.

    Read the entire series and LOVED it :) Working on his Autumn series now (on the 3rd book there)
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    And I've read all of Jennifer's stuff to date and again..LOVED it!
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    Now I've read Steven Adler's My Appetite for Destrution, Slash's Slash and Duff's It's So Easy and other lies. I'm a huge G 'N R fan and it's interesting to read the different perspectives of the same events. Overall, I enjoy Duff's story the most, it was actually quite inspiring.

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    Definitely an interesting read so far. You really have to wonder how any of these guys are alive today.
     
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    Just finished Mercy Among the Children by David Adams Richards. It was my first time reading one of his books, and it won't be the last. I think I connected to this book more than others might because of all the time I've spent in Miramichi. He's got the area down to a T.
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    Before that was City of Theives, which was an easy but really great read. This one gave me a book hangover.
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    Before that was The Dovekeepers, which was really interesting as well.
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    I'm a HUGE GNR fan as well, been my favorite band since Appetite. I don't read much (other than tech shit) but I should check out these books.

     
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    The Rainmaker by John Grisham. For the second time.

    I've been reading his books since grade 10. I wish I would have kept track because I can't remember which ones I have and have not read. I think I got 'em all though.
     
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    I've read this too, I thought it was only okay but still a good read. I love reading books that are based around the Atlantic Provinces. Most of my favorites books come from that category!
     
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    Pretty happy that my new books arrived this morning. Even happier that work paid for them.

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    Interesting book, though a little underwhelming given the topic and the way it started out. At first I really liked it but it's getting a bit slow and after a year he has either done very few of the things on his list or written about very few of them.
    Hopefully it picks up a bit but regardless it's still an interesting read.
     
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    One of the best books I have ever read. I highly recommend it to anyone.
     
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    I finished this book last night, my god it was awful.


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