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Re: What are you reading? (April 2010)

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I'm about 30% done and, yes, so far it is really good. It does start off a bit slow and the writing style is a little odd (in my opinion). But, I would say that, if you're a fan of mystery and crime novels, you would like it -- or, the first 30% at least.
Its translated from Sweedish so thats where the style oddness comes from

And the book is excelent
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20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill.
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Just finished:

Starting:
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Re: What are you reading? (April 2010)

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Its translated from Sweedish so thats where the style oddness comes from

And the book is excelent
You're right, I hadn't thought about the translation issues.

I did finish the book and it is very, very good. In fact, about halfway thru, I began to really like the writing style (once I adjusted to it, perhaps). I highly recommend this book! I'm looking forward to reading the second book, but first I'm taking a detour...

Now reading:

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Finished two books this past weekend:



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Finished two books this past weekend:

How was Flood? I've been meaning to start Vachss' Burke series for a while now.
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Finished:



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Starting Robin Hobb's Soldier's Son trilogy. I've been putting it off for a while since I've heard from a number of people that it's a let down from her previous works. But I've liked everything she's written and I should judge for myself, right?
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Finished "Lucid Intervals" by Stuart Woods
Starting "Last Snow" by Eric Van Lustbader
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How was Flood? I've been meaning to start Vachss' Burke series for a while now.
I liked it. It is the first Vachss I have read and the first in the Burke series. I will read more Vachss after reading Flood.
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Finished John Connolly's "Dark Hollow". (It has already been 6 years since I read "Every Dead Thing", the first in the Charlie Parker series!) Even though it started a little slowly, it always kept my interest as I love his writing. Sure kicked into high gear toward the end, though.

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First we rented Frost/Nixon on Blu-ray from Netflix. Then, I streamed the original Watergate interview episode. It seemed serendipitous when I came across this at Half Price Books for $3.98 on the 17th. The first part is a collection of reminisces and hindsight; the second part are excerpts from the transcripts. I'm already onto the transcripts.

One caution for anyone who might be interested: Frost assumes (and probably rightly so) that if you're interested in his 30 year retrospective on those interviews, that you're already well familiarized with the key players and timeline. I'm sure the lion's share of readers know the ins and outs intimately, but given that this was published to coincide with the film's release, I do fear that the newbie reader who is beginning his or her foray into the world of Richard Nixon with this volume might be a tad intimidated.
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Man, you are really flying thru those Parker novels!
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Re: What are you reading? (April 2010)

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Man, you are really flying thru those Parker novels!
Yeah, I'm definitely in the zone. At ~150 pages per book, they are very quick reads.

Also, how can you not be hooked when the opening sentence reads as follows: "Parker spent two weeks on the white sand beach at Biloxi, and on a white sandy bitch named Belle..."
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Also, how can you not be hooked when the opening sentence reads as follows: "Parker spent two weeks on the white sand beach at Biloxi, and on a white sandy bitch named Belle..."
That is classic.
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