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Re: What are you reading? (April 2012)

I usually plow through a few books while on vacation and last week at the beach was no exception:



Right now:

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Re: What are you reading? (April 2012)

Finished:




Reading:

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Re: What are you reading? (April 2012)

Conrad's Heart Of Darkness. No pic necessary!
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Re: What are you reading? (April 2012)

Originally Posted by mhg83
How is this? It is lighting up the charts and has gotten some buzz on the erotica blogs. It was even mentioned in the cover story on Newsweek this week. Any good?
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Originally Posted by xmiyux
How is this? It is lighting up the charts and has gotten some buzz on the erotica blogs. It was even mentioned in the cover story on Newsweek this week. Any good?
I'm 13 % in so far it's moving at a good pace. A co-worker of mine is pretty far in and says it gets really graphic.

The main female is typical romance cliche though. I guess they want the female readers to connect with her but i just don't buy the whole rich guy falls for the average looking bookwormish type women.

Then again I'm probably not their target demographic

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Although I can scarcely recall any details from earlier, it appears that I am currently re-reading Richard Rayner's "Murder Book".
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Re: What are you reading? (April 2012)

Just finished:

Lethal Experiment by John Locke


Starting:

Moneyball by Michael Lewis
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Re: What are you reading? (April 2012)

In the mood for light stuff that I've read before:

Thunderball by Ian Fleming
The King of Elfland's Daughter by Lord Dunsany
Split Infinity by Piers Anthony

I also have a 1906 Nick Carter book on the bedside table. The characters have clip-on vest flashlights and telephones, but there is no mention of automobiles.
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Re: What are you reading? (April 2012)

Originally Posted by mhg83
My wife just told me about this book. Apparently it started as a fan fiction of Twilight with the characters a little older and well, a lot of erotica. The publisher told the author to change the names, setting and context and published it (which is 100% legal).
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Originally Posted by sleepyhead55
I really enjoyed that book.

Originally Posted by mhg83
I'm 13 % in so far it's moving at a good pace. A co-worker of mine is pretty far in and says it gets really graphic.

The main female is typical romance cliche though. I guess they want the female readers to connect with her but i just don't buy the whole rich guy falls for the average looking bookwormish type women.

Then again I'm probably not their target demographic
Interesting. I will probably check it out some time.
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I saw E L James interviewed on 20/20. Her experience with kinky sex seems to be what she's read on the internet.

That would still be okay, if the Amazon reviews didn't keep saying that it's also badly written. So she doesn't know what she's talking about and she tells it badly. I'm not going to read it.

On the other hand, I didn't read the Sleeping Beauty trilogy or The Marketplace books, either. By all accounts they are very well written. And Laura Antoniou certainly knows her stuff.
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Re: What are you reading? (April 2012)

Finished:

Break No Bones by Kathy Reichs




Started:

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

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Just finished:

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Finished up The Confusion, now:

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Re: What are you reading? (April 2012)

Finished Psychosphere, started the 3rd part of the Psychomech trilogy, called Psychamok:






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I set aside Richard Kadrey's latest Sandman Slim novel having found that it had been bound without pages 21 to 52! Amazon.co.uk are taking it back for a refund but it's not in print again here for a few months.

In its place I ordered/received Mike Carey's "The Devil You Know"; another urban fantasy that is looking promising.
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