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It was OK. After finishing this and Red Shirts last year, I have come to the conclusion that I am just not a big Scalzi fan. I've heard Old Man's War is good. Maybe I will pick that up some time.
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Damn ... hard to believe Robert R. McCammon hasn't written a horror book since the 80's. He was one of my favorite authors back in the day, with stuff like Swan Song, The Wolf's Hour, A Boy's Life, and They Thirst. This fits right in with how he was writing in the 80's. Exciting, fast-moving, and kind of silly. I hope he does more books like this. His more recent historical thrillers are alright but I prefer his pulpy style.
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Damn ... hard to believe Robert R. McCammon hasn't written a horror book since the 80's. He was one of my favorite authors back in the day, with stuff like Swan Song, The Wolf's Hour, A Boy's Life, and They Thirst. This fits right in with how he was writing in the 80's. Exciting, fast-moving, and kind of silly. I hope he does more books like this. His more recent historical thrillers are alright but I prefer his pulpy style.
Thanks for the heads-up on this. I too have missed those elements of his earlier writing style.
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Easily the weakest of the three Jericho books. The cutesy pop-culture references are getting annoying. Like Bret Hart, Jericho feels the need to keep name dropping all the people that tell him he is the greatest at everything he does (the title catch-phrase wasn't just a gimmick ... apparently it was a way of life). And while the period covered in this book (2007-2013) has some of his best in-ring performances (and his Fozzy band really taking it to the next level), the stories just feel lacking compared to the earlier books. It was still good (and a fast read). New readers should definitely start with his first book (Lion's Tale). God help anyone reading this before the other books, because he only references (and implores you to buy) them about a million times.
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Paper Towns by John Green



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I'm finally reading this.



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After finishing this and Red Shirts last year, I have come to the conclusion that I am just not a big Scalzi fan. I've heard Old Man's War is good. Maybe I will pick that up some time.
Those two were ok, not great, I liked Old Man's War, and pretty much anything Old Man's War related, much more.
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Haven't read any of Dick Wolf's books yet...worth reading?

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It was OK. After finishing this and Red Shirts last year, I have come to the conclusion that I am just not a big Scalzi fan. I've heard Old Man's War is good. Maybe I will pick that up some time.
I've had Lock In on my list to read for ages. Will get to it soon I think. Looks interesting.


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LOVE this book.

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Paper Towns by John Green


So I always like Green because of his Mental Floss videos, and had no idea that he was an author until the whole TFIOS thing took off. I read it, and didn't love it. Thinking about reading Paper Towns eventually, more because I like Green as opposed to wanting to because the other book that I read from him was so good.

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Surprised at how short it seems to be.
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[QUOTE=movieking;12535629]Haven't read any of Dick Wolf's books yet...worth reading?

They are decent. However, I don't read a lot of big thrillers like Dick Wolf writes so I am probably not the best person to ask about his books.

I do like Nelson DeMille's John Corey books better than Dick Wolf's Jeremy Fisk novels.
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Good entry in the Joe Ledger series. Though it's billed as a sequel to Patient Zero, it really follows up on all the books in the series. I was a bit concerned about Maberry going back to the zombie well (instead of coming up with something new). But the zombies are only a part of a lot of other stuff going on.
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Started this today.


Receiving this tomorrow, which is next. Read the first chapter a few days ago in the WSJ.


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Started The Wages of Destruction by Adam Tooze.



I'm only about 150 pages into the book. It's incredibly information-dense. I get tired just reading it. But it's fascinating.

I'm up to Spring 1934, when Hitler's government is juggling as fast as it can to keep the German economy from collapsing, to put off payments to other countries who want the money to deal with their own Depression economies, and to win the next election.
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Didn't like it as much as Mr. Mercedes as I didn't care for the antagonist's motives.

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