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Old 11-26-17, 02:06 AM   #4271
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Re: What are you reading?

I've done most of his, but haven't done that one.

Is it new?
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Old 11-26-17, 07:22 PM   #4272
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Welcome to the forum SkateFan!

Maybe my hubby would like those. He asked me to find him some books like Da Vinci Code or like the movie Treasure Hunt. I found 7 Deadly Wonders by Matthew Rielley, whom I've never heard of, but his books were recommended for fans of Da Vinci Code.

I can't remember what I've mentioned in here, I've been reading/listening to a lot. The Widow's House was just OK. Then I tore through Behind Closed Doors, a really hard-to-put-down Psychological Thriller by B.A. Paris. Best one I've read in a while, and I read a lot in that genre. Disturbing stuff warning, though. Now I'm reading The Marriage Lie, pretty good so far.

Listening to A Stranger in my House, and it's not good. I should have returned it but I keep expecting there to be some actual suspense or thrills in this Psychological Thriller advertised on Audible as a nail-biting read.
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Old 11-26-17, 07:26 PM   #4273
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Oh I finished listening to The Visitors, which was creepy and disturbing and sort of a slow-burn, character-driven soft horror.

Then I listened to Good Me, Bad Me, which was about a 15-yr-old girl who grew up with a serial killer mother until she finally turned her in to authorities. Interesting and creepy and very disturbing...is the offspring of a killer who was abused by (but also cared for by) a deranged mother and complicit with the murders (of other children) automatically destined to be bad?
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Old 12-03-17, 05:49 PM   #4274
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Mo, have you read Myke Cole's Shadow Ops series? I think you'd enjoy them.
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Old 12-10-17, 10:13 AM   #4275
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Re: What are you reading?

I haven't, AZ. It looks like the kind of thing jonkaminski loves though, i'll see if i can't find a loaner in his library. Thanks for the rec.

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I'm reading A Soldier Of The Great War by Mark Helprin. I'm almost 100 pages in so far, and it's pastoral and enchanting; i can only imagine that there will be some extremely grim juxtapositions coming up. (For those who don't know, "The Great War" is more commonly known now as WWI.)

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The Rage War Trilogy (the Alien v Predator series) was really good. I think one would have to have some appreciation of the genre to fully enjoy it, but the primary characters were well-sketched and fully human, the plot was certainly an original contrivance, the ending was great, if stuffed maybe just a tad too full of irony, and i found the underlying themes pertinent and much scarier than a Xenomorph or a Predator.

I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for Lebbon's standalone novel in the same 'Verse, though idk the title yet.
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A Soldier of the Great War is a phenomenal novel, and the prose is breathtakingly good. I wish i could write like that.
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Old 12-18-17, 10:16 AM   #4277
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Artemis by Andy Weir. Love his works and this is just a lucky time when I have to write a review of his works for this <snip>. Just a happy coincidence!

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Happy coincidence!
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I enjoyed Behind Closed Doors enough to read the author's next book, The Break Down. Did not enjoy it nearly as much. Finished my first Diane Chamberlain novel, The Stolen Marriage. It was okay.

Had read some interesting reviews about a book called My Absolute Darling. It was not only incredibly dark (abuse, incest) but also very slow, despite some beautiful prose. I couldn't do it after 25%.

About to pick a new book to read and a new book to listen to.
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I just finished reading
The Fortune Teller by Gwendolyn Womack

This story was perfect for me. A intelligently written story that spanned Ancient Egypt to contemporary times and about a "seer" who saw the future of her progeny and wrote it down. The author was not at Tolkien standards of writing but it was a perfectly told story of flash backs. It was not a fast read but each time I read I could hardly put the book down.
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