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Old 01-19-10, 11:45 AM
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Re: What are you reading? (January 2010)

Originally Posted by HeilHeiser
That's crazy, I just finished Echo Park and was thinking the same thing. One of my favorites in the Bosch series (My favorite from Connelly is still The Poet). I was surprised at how good Echo Park was; it seemed like the Bosch books were starting to get bogged down. The part where
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Kiz got shot had me turning the pages like crazy. I thought she was going to be a goner. I also liked the little twist on how the DA up for election turned out to not be in on it.
I'm about to start The Overlook, too.
You and I are on the same page (so to speak). The Poet, The Concrete Blonde and Echo Park are my top 3 Connelly books thus far (have not yet gotten to his few most recent books). I was let-down by The Overlook though -- let us know what you think (it's a very quick read).
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Re: What are you reading? (January 2010)

Book # 4


Great book. I really love the Mitch Rapp series. Can't wait to finish the rest of them.
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Re: What are you reading? (January 2010)

Will finish up Scott Sigler's Infected tonight or tomorrow. What a crazy read! Not such a good idea to read it while eating lunch today.
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Re: What are you reading? (January 2010)

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You and I are on the same page (so to speak). The Poet, The Concrete Blonde and Echo Park are my top 3 Connelly books thus far (have not yet gotten to his few most recent books). I was let-down by The Overlook though -- let us know what you think (it's a very quick read).
Yes, we are, because The Concrete Blonde is my favorite of the Bosch books (Echo Park is probably either 2nd or 3rd. The one with Bosch finding his mother's killer was good, too). I'm reading The Lincoln Lawyer next (have started, haven't gotten into it yet), and then The Overlook. I've just ordered the last three books (The Brass Verdict, The Scarecrow, 9 Dragons). I'm sad, I'm almost done with Connelly. I haven't read the financial guy book, or the Cassie Black book. Are those any good?
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Re: What are you reading? (January 2010)

I'm surprised about all of the love for Echo Park. When I went back and read what I had posted here, I guess my problem was that there was too much foreshadowing in the book, something that Connelly usually doesn't do. It was brilliant compared to The Overlook though.

Really enjoyed Dennis Lehane's "A Drink Before The War", and next up is:

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Looks like an interesting subject, hopefully it doesn't read too much like a textbook.
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Re: What are you reading? (January 2010)

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Really enjoyed Dennis Lehane's "A Drink Before The War", and next up is:
I'm in mid-Kindle of this and its even better so far . . .

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Re: What are you reading? (January 2010)

Just started:

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Re: What are you reading? (January 2010)

Giving this a try even though a lot of reviews says it's an insult to Bram Stoker's Dracula.

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Re: What are you reading? (January 2010)

Just finished:

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Re: What are you reading? (January 2010)

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I'm in mid-Kindle of this and its even better so far . . .

Yeah, that was a great read. I didn't read them in order, and I'm a bit pissed at myself now that I read them out of order. The reason that I did was that I picked them up used at various points, and couldn't find the first one (Drink Before The War) and the third one (Sacred), so I just read them as I got them. Not sure if it really impacts much, aside from some personal drama that got carried from book to book.

I am thinking about reading them in order now, as I have them all.

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Re: What are you reading? (January 2010)

Finished A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Now onto The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy.
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Re: What are you reading? (January 2010)

Just started:

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Re: What are you reading? (January 2010)

Just finished "Shutter Island". Working on "The Road".
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Re: What are you reading? (January 2010)

So far this month:

DEAD TO THE WORLD Charlaine Harris' fourth novel in the Sookie series

GRAVE SECRET - Charlaine Harris' fourth novel in the not-Sookie series

I AM WHAT I AM - John Barrowman's second memoir

And currently half-way through UNDER THE DOME
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Re: What are you reading? (January 2010)

Just finished

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Re: What are you reading? (January 2010)

Currently in the middle of and diggin' the Kingkiller Chronicle . . .
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Just finished:

Not being a big ST fan, there was info in the book that was new to me. In general, a fun read, a bit tedious and disjointed in places. Kind of like a person with ADHD writing their thoughts verbatim. I probably wouldn't tend to recommend it unless you were already a Shatner/Star Trek fan already.

Just started:

I'm a few pages in and can tell I'm in over my head. I don't know that it will be an unenjoyable read, but there will be some work involved to understand everything. (Between literary and or social references and the language used, I can see needed the internet handy to help me through the book.) That said, I'm still looking forward to getting into the book.
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Just got another copy, after losing my first...I think I lent it out and never got it back. Oh well...enjoying it again, so far.
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Re: What are you reading? (January 2010)

Currently reading Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton

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Re: What are you reading? (January 2010)

I had read it years ago, but I'm reading it again with a new appreciation:

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Re: What are you reading? (January 2010)

Now midway through Alastair Reynolds' "Diamond Dogs, Turquoise Days" pair of novellas.
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