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Old 09-11-08, 04:06 PM
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Originally Posted by GatorDeb View Post
I love medical fiction and he's my favorite author. My favorite was the fertility clinic one and the one that starts with the eye in the refrigerator. The food poisoning one was my most hated because it was a non-ending... the narrative just stopped, but the story didn't. Man, was I pissed I've read quite a few of his books. I read Marker and actually liked it quite a bit The food poisoning one was the only one I haven't really liked. I haven't read 18, I'd say more like 10. The cloning one was chilly

I have a problem: I start 10X the amount of books I finish... sigh
Have you ever read Michael Palmer? I like his medical thrillers too. I haven't read the food poisoning one, I think it's Toxin, but the one about fertility clinic was excellent. I think one of my favorites is Mutation, one of his older works.
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Have you ever read Michael Palmer? I like his medical thrillers too. I haven't read the food poisoning one, I think it's Toxin, but the one about fertility clinic was excellent. I think one of my favorites is Mutation, one of his older works.
Michael Palmer is my second favorite author I've only read about five of him, though.

Mutation was the one I referred to about the "cloning one" ... I guess not really cloning but manipulating. That one was indeed excellent and chilling.

My third favorite author is Tess Gerritsen I've only read about three of hers, though. I really need to buckle down and start reading It takes a lot of hold down my interest. I used to think that I just have trouble concentrating but if it's a good book, I finish it. I read every single Harry Potter book but couldn't get through The Hobbit. So I start I think it's even about 20 books for every one I actually read.
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Just started The Story Of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski.
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Finished Paul Shirley "Can I Keep My Jersey?"
Started Alan Weisman "World Without Us"
Old 09-15-08, 05:05 PM
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Not bad.


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Old 09-19-08, 04:31 PM
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Anansi Boys was great. Right now I'm reading Marion Zimmer Bradley's The Firebrand.
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"Glass Castle" by Jeannette Walls

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"The Omnivore's Dilemma" by Michael Pollan
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I start so many books and never finish them....

so I'm sticking with Amazon/Kindle for book purchases, and will make myself read every book I purchase.

Starting with:


I'll probably get Tess Gerritsen's new book next.

I like Amazon saving the book for eternity without me having to worry about it. And I plan to stick with the Kindle and Kindle successors as my reader of choice.

I'm not that far in (location 200 of 9000) but I found a sentence I really liked (and it doesn't happen often that I go "that was a really cool sentence.")

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The protagonist's grandfather is talking about this monk named Mendel doing stuff with heredity and how his grandfather had grey hair early and his father is almost 70 with black hair, and how one older brother is bald as an egg and the other has black hair also. Whenever he looked in the mirror he felt like a Mendel pea. I'm trudging through the book but maybe more of that will start coming out and it'll go quicker. At this pace it will take me over a month to finish it The premise itself is great, but it doesn't start with the story right away (I actually thought I had maybe downloaded the wrong book and kept looking at the title)

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An amazing book...almost sickening to read.
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Just finished this weekend. It was the first book in a long time that I read in one day. Heartbreakingly good from start to finish. I love stories that are about the human aspect of war. Even better than The Kite Runner, IMO.

Now I'm reading..



So far it's nothing short of brilliant.

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A really good thriller.
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Reading:

After Bush, by Timothy Lynch and Robert Singh
Dangerous Nation, by Robert Kagan
occasionally The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway

(I've been on a foreign policy kick for a while.)

On tap:

Discourses on Livy, by Niccolo Machiavelli
The Prince, by the same
The Bible, by who the fuck knows?

(The two testaments of the last are strikingly similar to the first two.)
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Originally Posted by badlieut View Post


An amazing book...almost sickening to read.
What's this one about? Seems intriguing.
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(I've been on a foreign policy kick for a while.)

You should read War In A Time Of Peace by David Halberstam, it's the best book on the subject I've ever read.
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What's this one about? Seems intriguing.
It's essentially Vincent presenting evidence as to how Bush could and should be charged and prosecuted for first degree murder once he leaves office. It He also argues against the possible defenses Bush would use if he were to stand trial.

I think it's a pretty damn important book and I hope someone takes Mr. Bugliosi suggestion.
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