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

  1. Ann

    Ann Beadin' fool

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    I read spy/espionage/historic stuff. I love anything by Robert Ludlum and love the books done by Eric van Lustbader who is continuing the Bourne series. I also love John Jakes and his books about early America, especially the series that started with The Bastard. Great stuff. Don't read a lot cuz my eyes give out but I read when I can.
     
  2. abaxter

    abaxter New Member

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    Khaled Hosseini wrote THE KITE RUNNER and A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS.

    MJ, I hope you're right about Conroy. I've read BEACH MUSIC about five times over
    the years...well, the others too. His descriptions of coastal Carolinas and GA are
    wonderful. We even did a Conroy road trip a few years ago just to see and smell
    that part of the country.
     
  3. Mary Jane

    Mary Jane New Member

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    It's true, Angela. It will be out in August. You could pre-order but I'll wait for it to come out in paperback.
     
  4. Posey

    Posey New Member

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    Anybody read either one of these or anything by these authors?

    The Hall Chair: A Satirical Novel on the Medical Malpractice Crisis in America (Paperback)
    by Christopher Smythies (Author)

    Ride the Wind
    by Lucia St Clair Robson


    I just ordered them and they are on their way. Yeahhhhhhh, I need something new to read by someone new.

    I like some of the historic novels too Ann. I especially like fiction set in historical context where you really get the historical feel but also have a really good story. Which ones are your favorites?
     
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    abaxter New Member

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    Oh hell, August is soooo far away! How does one pre-order and where...Amazon?
    I can't wait long enough for the paperback, besides his books are what you rightly
    called "forever books". I'm reading trash right now after many serious, important books and preparing myself to start on EINSTEIN by Walter Isaacson. This one should warp my head around for a good while.
     
  6. Posey

    Posey New Member

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    I love albris.com

    I just ordered all these books for less than 50 buckeroos. What a deal!!!! :D

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  7. Neyra

    Neyra Just Plain Different

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    MJ if you don't mind getting used books then you should go online and find www.bookmooch.com
    It is a palce where you set up trades for books you want and give the ones you have already read or books you want to get rid of.
     
  8. Mary Jane

    Mary Jane New Member

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    Angela, I saw Pat Conroy's new book at the Austin airport last week. Of course I did not buy it as all they offered was the hardback. They were asking 38 skins for the danged thing. I will wait for it to be released in paperback.
     
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    Mary Jane New Member

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    Angela, have you read it yet?
     
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    No, haven't had time to get to the bookstore and

    am also bogged down in EINSTEIN which is an enormous book. I gotta go
    out into the real world tomorrow and will try to hit the bookstore and
    pick up the new Conroy.
     
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    Far Pavilions by MM Kaye. mitchener-esque at it's best.
     
  12. Boytjie

    Boytjie Out hiking Supporting Member

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    If anyone is into historical fiction, Barry Unsworth is always a good bet. I read "Sacred Hunger" last summer, which explores Britain's involvement in the slave trade in the 1700s, but wrapped inside a really good, gripping character-based novel. I also like to re-read a lot of the old classics like "The Good Earth," "Tess of the d'urbervilles," and "Tale of Two Cities" which is, to my mind, one of the greatest novels in the English language.

    And no, I'm not a total geek; I do love me a good Star Wars novel. (Okay, I am a total geek.) :eek:
     
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    Angela, I was talking to a girl who is reading the new book. Actually, she said is is 'savoring' the book.
    I got the impression that she was enjoying the book.
     
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    I bought the hardback today for $17.47 and will begin reading in a few minutes. I'm
    sooo looking forward to doing a little "savoring" myself. Want me to pass it on to you
    when I finished?
     
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    Mary Jane New Member

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    Thank you but I always buy my own, at least with his books.
     
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    I'm only about a third of the way through SOUTH OF BROAD, but you're going to LOVE
    it, MJ. Conroy writes even better than he used to...not the usual for someone who
    hasn't published in years. The love of beautiful language is still there and refined by
    time. The humor is still there and still a bit quirky. I'm enjoying the hell outta this
    book! "Savor" is the correct word to use. It's a forever book.
     
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    Mary Jane New Member

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    That is the general consensus of all that have read it, Angela.
    I almost hate to start reading it as I know I'll read it straight thru and be finished long before I want to be finished.
     
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    Oh man, do I hear that! I'm really trying not to read it too fast, BUT I'll just go right
    back and read it again anyway.
     
  19. Neyra

    Neyra Just Plain Different

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    I just read two books from a Swedish author named Steig Larsson and they where both great reads. I savored both books and can't wait for the third to be available. Too bad this author died right after turning in the manuscript to third book in this series. The books were "The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo" and "The Girl who Played with Fire"

    On another note I need good reading suggestions as my reading list has diminished greatly, due to being in the hospital with my grandparents and having to therefore spend sleepless nights.
     
  20. Mary Jane

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    Just a clear up something. When Neyra said "too bad the guy died" she meant the author. He died in 2004, I believe.
    Good reads, both of the books she has mentioned.