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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Mary Jane, Dec 20, 2008.

  1. Mary Jane

    Mary Jane New Member

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    I like to read, fiction mostly. Right now I'm reading Stephen King's "Duma Key" and I am really enjoying this read.

    What have you read recently that you would recommend and what are you reading now?
     
  2. Wendy H

    Wendy H Just me

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    I love Stephen King books. Haven't read Duma Key yet though but will most likely get it for xmas. Right now I'm re-reading Cell. Have you read that one...it will make you think twice the next time you go to answer your cell phone.

    I enjoy Dean Koontz as well but he can't end a book as well as King.

    Have you read the Eragon series by Christopher Paolini? I've read all three so far and love them. The movie was BAD though...should have left the book alone.

    How about Stephanie Meyer's Twilight and the three other sequels? Yeah I know they're teenager books but I love reading so much I couldn't help it.
     
  3. Clark

    Clark Gator Member

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    I've just started Clive Cussler's new Dirk Pit novel 'Arctic Drift'. I like the action packed novels.
     
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    I loved Duma Key. A nice read.
     
  5. Neyra

    Neyra Just Plain Different

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    That is the next book on my list of must reads. I happen to be a Stephen King fan. Right now I am into the Twilight Saga and my cousin just got me for my B-day the book Eldest which I am about to start while I wait to receive the last two books for Twilight which should get to me by tuesday next week.

    MJ, have you read Stephen King's "Rose Madder"? It is an awesome read and so is Desperation and Bag of Bones
     
  6. Wendy H

    Wendy H Just me

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    Neyra...have you read Eragon yet? If not then you should read it before you read Eldest. Then read Brysinger...the third in the series.
     
  7. Neyra

    Neyra Just Plain Different

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    Wendy I did read Eragon and liked it 20x more than the movie. I will be getting Brysinger as soon as I start on Eldest.
     
  8. Candace

    Candace Kept Woman Supporting Member

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    I'm about halfway done with Brysinger. MJ, I think Duma Key is quite different than most of King's books. I really liked it. But I balled my head off at least 3 or 4 times. Which is very usual for his books. I don't know if it's his best book, but it may be.
     
  9. Neyra

    Neyra Just Plain Different

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    You see now I got to go to Walmart to get the book when i get home. I always have my nose stuck in a book. and you just finished peacking my curiosity for a book that I already wanted.
     
  10. Tracey

    Tracey Interloper

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    I'm a reader too MJ. My all-time favourite author is John Irving by a gazillion miles, I laugh out loud reading his stuff.
    I also have all the Patricia Cornwell Scarpetta books and loved most of 'em, although a couple of the later ones were disappointing, she went a bit over the top. I was a big Stephen King fan when I was younger, haven't read any of his for years. I should revisit him.
     
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    Einstein Expatriate

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    It's hard to beat a Dirk Pit novel, Clark. But the old ones are still the best. Before Clive had a co-writer
     
  12. Clark

    Clark Gator Member

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    Joe, his co-writer on the Dirk Pitt novels now a days is his son, Dirk Cussler. I agree with you on the other novels he has written with some other guy. It was like when Tom Clancy took on a co-writer, the stories just went down hill. You should try some of Cussler's new Dirk Pitt novels. I don't think you'll be disappointed.
     
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    piggy30 Free?

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    I love Clive Cussler! I have most of his books. I have not started on Arctic Drift yet.

    Cathy
     
  14. Brant

    Brant dazed

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    i read Scientific American and Discover Magazine this past week. Not much into "books" these days. oh yeah and all the street signs on my way to work .
     
  15. Mary Jane

    Mary Jane New Member

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    I'm thinking that Duma Key is one of King's best. I've read almost everything he's written and this book is superb. It has the scare and imagination I like but also it is a very tender book. He's really one of my favorite writers.
    Although, John Irving shall always be my all time favorite.
     
  16. Candace

    Candace Kept Woman Supporting Member

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    I agree, MJ. The whole story sort of hit home with me. Dealing with a physical loss and the anger and issues that follow etc. I had to make sure I didn't read it while out. I started balling at the karate studio while waiting for my son.
     
  17. Mary Jane

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    I must be emotionally dead or something as I've yet to cry. There were times I was moved but I've yet to cry.

    Has anyone here read The Road by Cormac McCarthy? Unless I find something amazing to read by year's end, that will be The Best Book I've Read ALL Year. Maybe a couple of years.
     
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    I haven't read many of King's works but I thought Duma Key was so good I'll be looking for more. I've read all of Cussler's novels and just finished Arctic Drift. If you like mysteries with an 'orchid' twist, look for Michelle Wan's 'The Orchid Shroud' and 'Deadly Slipper.' I enjoyed them both. You could say I read a lot. :>)
     
  19. Wendy H

    Wendy H Just me

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    Hey, Michelle Wan is from Guelph....the city where I live. And I have yet to read her books. :eek:
     
  20. Craig

    Craig megalomaniac

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    Has any body ever read any of Terry Pratchett's Disc World Series. Funny Stuff??