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Old Nov 24, 2012, 08:12 AM   #1101
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Finishing up Jeffrey Deaver's Lincoln Rhyme series and needed something new
Downloaded these free versions of the Honor Harrington series
Everyone raves about them here, so I'm gonna give them a shot

You can also find them all for free in .rtf
I just finished Honor of the Queen last night; excellent book!
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 08:15 AM   #1102
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Just finished Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore and am starting the Mistborn series.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 08:34 AM   #1103
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he he he... how is it?
So far so good. Just getting into the whole Willy Wonka section of the book. The first couple chapters were of Julie Dawn Coles life and how she got into acting ect. P
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 08:55 AM   #1104
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Pages down on the 2008 financial crisis on The Big Short (really good book), just ordered this a couple of days back:



Love his music, the books seems on par from the reviews I read !
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 09:07 AM   #1105
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 11:13 AM   #1106
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.....am starting the Mistborn series.
I must say I really liked that series - and the first book, in particular, is really very, very good.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 11:23 AM   #1107
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Finishing up Jeffrey Deaver's Lincoln Rhyme series and needed something new
Downloaded these free versions of the Honor Harrington series
Everyone raves about them here, so I'm gonna give them a shot

You can also find them all for free in .rtf
You should check out Deaver's Catherine Dance series. I think there's only 3 or 4 but as good as his LR series.
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 06:39 PM   #1108
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I've recently started reading the James Bond novels. Currently about halfway through Casino Royale. I'm kinda playing this out in my head like the movies, and I know the theme song pops into my head from time to time.
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 07:35 PM   #1109
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 08:32 AM   #1110
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Gabriel Garcia Marquez's "The General in His Labyrinth"
I've read quite a few of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's works, such as, "Chronicle of a Death Foretold" which is strangely gripping, and, of course, the genuinely impressive "A Hundred Years of Solitude", and rather like them.

However, I have not yet read 'The General in His Labyrinth'; would be interested to hear what you think of it when you have finished it.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 02:10 PM   #1111
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 05:31 PM   #1112
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 10:16 AM   #1113
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 11:26 AM   #1114
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 11:28 AM   #1115
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 11:47 AM   #1116
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If anyone here likes a very entertaining read, check out the Mitch Rapp series written by Vince Flynn. It touches on everything from terrorism, backdoor politics, espionage, and pretty much everything else in DC. Mitch is a Rambo-type character, but the stories are actually very believable. I'm on the fourth book of the series now and haven't gotten tired of it at all.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 12:19 PM   #1117
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Great book. Wait until you get into The Lord of the Rings trilogy! Loved those novels!!!
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 03:36 PM   #1118
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Great book. Wait until you get into The Lord of the Rings trilogy...
...and slowly begin to realize that tolkien really hit his peak with the hobbit.





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one of my all time faves. don't bother with the trilogy though. tolkien is just wandering with that stuff.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 03:40 PM   #1119
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...and slowly begin to realize that tolkien really hit his peak with the hobbit.





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one of my all time faves. don't bother with the trilogy though. tolkien is just wandering with that stuff.
Pretty controversial, pachyderm, pretty controversial as usual...I like that! And a good reminder to re-read the Hobbit in English. +1!
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 06:18 PM   #1120
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I didn't plan on reading this, but it keeps cropping up on recommended reading lists so I took the plunge. Shame it doesn't come as an ebook though.

I've ordered To Kill a Mockingbird (shockingly I've never read it...) and The Rule of Law to read afterwards (again, why no ebook versions!?).
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 06:44 PM   #1121
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...and slowly begin to realize that tolkien really hit his peak with the hobbit.





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one of my all time faves. don't bother with the trilogy though. tolkien is just wandering with that stuff.
Oh Pachy! Tolkien was merely gearing up with The Hobbit. He started exploring his imagination, themes of camaraderie and the scale to which his abilities could unfold. The Hobbit is cute. It's a nice story. It's the prologue to a tale of epic proportions. But it's the start of Tolkein, not the height. Next you'll be claiming the Ring of Power was mere jewelry!
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 06:48 PM   #1122
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Pretty controversial, pachyderm, pretty controversial as usual...I like that! And a good reminder to re-read the Hobbit in English. +1!
he he he... thanks for being so kind twietee.

even i cringe when i post my opinions...

seriously though, dthmtlgod, i do hope you enjoy the hobbit and if you do read the trilogy i hope you enjoy those also.

i do like the movies more or less.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 11:06 PM   #1123
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 06:27 PM   #1124
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*Achievement unlocked*

As much as I loved those books, it took some doing to get through all five. After I finished I was expecting a pat on the back or something Fingers crossed that GRRM comes up with book 6 sometime soon.

I'm just reading through The Picture of Dorian Grey. It's a fairly easy read so far, though I'm taking my time through it seeing as I don't have another book lined up afterwards.
The Picture of Dorian Grey is simply brilliant; a terrific and disturbing book.

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Just started reading this. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is probably my all time favorite movie.

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Excellent movie; not my all time favourite, but one I never mind re-watching, again and again....

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one of my all time faves. don't bother with the trilogy though. tolkien is just wandering with that stuff.
I sort of agree. I think the LOTR could have done with the services of an extremely single minded editor - parts of it really drag: (almost anything with Frodo, a singularly unsatisfactory hero; and, as for Samwise and his ghastly and servile relationship with Frodo, I loathed it; Sauron - really, an antagonist needs a bit of body, [literally ad figuratively], Saruman rocked (and Wormtongue was convincingly duplicitous), and while the Black Riders were ominous and threatening, but I felt Sauron was a bit of a let-down; the way women were portrayed - c'mon, okay, I'm a feminist, but, must male fantasy writers be so predictably limited, and yes, clich้d, when writing about women? The question is rhetorical, and the answer is, alas, mostly, yes....

So, yes, I think The Hobbit is a less flawed and more enjoyable book; and so, yes, pachyderm; I find myself in agreement with you on this one....

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Pretty controversial, pachyderm, pretty controversial as usual...I like that! And a good reminder to re-read the Hobbit in English. +1!
It is very readable in English.....

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I've ordered To Kill a Mockingbird (shockingly I've never read it...)
Great book, and great story.

This week, I re-read the first volume of Mistborn - (Mistborn Book One - The Final Empire), and it was every bit as good as I had remembered it as being.

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Hopefully I'll find a copy of The Zanzibar cat or another novel by Joanna Russ... I read The Female Man and Picnic on Paradise, they were the best novels I've read .
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