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What Are You Reading ?(September 2014)

I'm still working on David Copperfield, which is an elephantine but sporadically delightful read. Dickens is wonderful stuff. I'm simultaneously going through a load of true crime books.
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"Hearts in Atlantis" by Stephen King. I remember liking this one a lot, but haven't re-read it since it's initial release.
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Finished A Princess of Mars (Book 1) and started The Gods of Mars (Book 2). These are breezing by pretty quickly.
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I am too late to read this amazing book...
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I'm With Fatty: Losing Fifty Pounds in Fifty Miserable Weeks by Edward Ugel. Pretty funny book actually.
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Really good book

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The Great Impersonation by E. Philips Oppenheim.

Oppenheim was a best selling author a hundred years ago, and this is supposed to be one of his best books.

A couple of years before World War I, an Englishman who's drinking himself to death in the African bush meets a German agent. They look almost identical. The German agent decides to kill the Englishman, take his place, and infiltrate English upper society. Months later, the English gentleman arrives at his estate after having been missing eleven years. But is he the German agent pretending to be the Englishman, or is it the Englishman pretending to be the German pretending to be the Englishman? He has to juggle his German spymaster, his English society friends, the Englishman's insane wife, the Englishman's mistress, an the German's mistress.

It's quite entertaining.
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Feel like a complete dumbass for not realizing the title is "Nosferatu" until more than half-way through (when one of the characters points it out) Very good book, that actually turned out to be neither a vampire story or a killer car story. Though I wish Joe Hill didn't feel the need to start shoe-horning his stories into Stephen King's universe. And while "Heart Shaped Box" and "Horns" had their own style, this one really felt like it was written in his father's style.
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"Wool" by Hugh Howey. A good idea, an interesting setting, some decent writing (even if it's overly descriptive at times) but a very unengaging and straightforward plot. I like it so far (about 85% done) but it's severely over-hyped IMO.
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Having finished Loren D Estleman's "Sugartown" earlier this week, I'm now working my way at a rate of knots through his next Amos Walker book: "Every Brilliant Eye".
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Having finished Loren D. Estleman's "Sugartown" earlier this week, I'm now working my way at a rate of knots through his next Amos Walker book: "Every Brilliant Eye".
I've now moved on to his next: "Silent Thunder".

Part of me feels bad that, unlike with McDonald's McGee books, certainly the earlier volumes of the Amos Walker series do not appear to be in print - not in affordable softback, anyway - and so I'm restricted to buying second-hand from Amazon Marketplace, Abebooks and eBay none of which benefits the author. Something to discuss elsewhere, mayhap.
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Very enjoyable read.
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Unbroken (trade edition paperback) by Laura Hillenbrand.
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One of the ones I'm working on now is this superior true-crime/sociology/criminology book, which is analytical, not sordid and exploitative like most true crime fare.

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Started "This Is Where I Leave You" by Jonathan Tropper last night. Enjoying it so far...
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