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Old 06-28-10, 10:07 AM
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Re: What are you reading? (June 2010)

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I read these over the last couple of days:




I just read all three of those as well (plus the first Scott Sigler book, Infected) Highly enjoyable. I want another Mayberry book from that series.

I'm currently reading The Passage, which I'm not totally in love with but it's ok. I recently started the Jack Reacher series from Lee Child. I know they are like 15 books in the series but they are decent reads. Except people shrug too much. I read a review that mentioned this, and now I can't stop seeing it. Many times, it's completely unnecessary too...the characters shrug and say something when they could just say something. It's weird.
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I recently started the Jack Reacher series from Lee Child. I know they are like 15 books in the series but they are decent reads. Except people shrug too much. I read a review that mentioned this, and now I can't stop seeing it. Many times, it's completely unnecessary too...the characters shrug and say something when they could just say something. It's weird.
That's a good observation. I am currently finishing book 3 (Tripwire) and have noticed that. Child's prose is often purely functional. Despite the length of his books, the style sometimes reminds me of Richard Stark's Parker series.
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Re: What are you reading? (June 2010)

Originally Posted by Draven
I just read all three of those as well (plus the first Scott Sigler book, Infected) Highly enjoyable. I want another Mayberry book from that series.
I will definitely read more if Maberry writes more of those--I really enjoyed both of them. As far as Contagious, it was ok, but Infected was better due to the incredibly high cringe factor in Infected.

Edit: Looks like the next one in the Joe Ledger series is King of Plagues in 2011. I'll probably read the Zombie book he has coming out in September (Rot and Ruin) too, I read the short story it's based on and it was quite good.

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Great book. Already have the second one coming. Going to try and get my hands on the first film from Sweden.
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Re: What are you reading? (June 2010)

Originally Posted by Ginwen
I will definitely read more if Maberry writes more of those--I really enjoyed both of them. As far as Contagious, it was ok, but Infected was better due to the incredibly high cringe factor in Infected.
Never been a big "horror" book fan, besides reading most of Stephen King's stuff...and "Infected" was easily the most uncomfortable book I've ever read. It was so descriptive I could feel it.
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Great book. Already have the second one coming. Going to try and get my hands on the first film from Sweden.
The movies are not anywhere close to the books in terms of quality, especially the third movie (which was a complete mess).
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Great book. Already have the second one coming.
I highly suggest reading another book & taking a break before starting the next book. Only because they are so good & such quick reads, once you read all three, you know there will be nothing more by the author.
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I highly suggest reading another book & taking a break before starting the next book. Only because they are so good & such quick reads, once you read all three, you know there will be nothing more by the author.
There was an article on the series in Entertainment Weekly and that indicated there might be a 4th, unfinished, novel on the laptop in the possession of his longtime girlfriend. There's a big war over Larsson's estate between her and his father & brother.
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Re: What are you reading? (June 2010)

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I highly suggest reading another book & taking a break before starting the next book. Only because they are so good & such quick reads, once you read all three, you know there will be nothing more by the author.
I did just that. Partly for the reasons you stated and partly because it wasn't here from Amazon yet (arrived today).
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