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Re: Last book you read

Postby Blowfeld » Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:22 pm

I finished reading Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton recently. Sadly it shares lot in common with Ian's TMWTGG, both tomes were finished thou unpolished manuscripts delivered to the publishes after the authors death, both sadly show the lack of the authors finishing touches. I am actually looking forward to Steven Spielberg's interpretation of Michael's story. Since Michael was not able to finish the novel to his own satisfaction himself I believe Steven will make a movie worthy of the story Michael intended.

Michael Crichton died in November 2008.
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Re: Last book you read

Postby carl stromberg » Sat Mar 03, 2012 5:41 pm

I read The Stand by Stephen King. I really enjoyed it and was surprised that I'd never read it before as I love Stephen King and it is one of his most famous books.
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Re: Last book you read

Postby Dr. No » Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:09 pm

Hunger Games
Um..... Compelling to read a littel bit dark at times but still a sweet over all theme of human reistance and compassion for the fellow man. But it is told from a neurotic teenagers pov.
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Re: Last book you read

Postby katied » Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:47 am

I LOVED all 3 of the Hunger Games books. I took the first book with me on my cruise last year, thinking that I would be so busy with all the other stuff on the ship that I wouldn't read it...well I stayed up late every night-I had to find out what happened next-and I bought the other 2 books soon after I got home. 8)
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Re: Last book you read

Postby Dr. No » Tue Mar 13, 2012 2:49 am

hard book to put down. I read it until morning .

In a way it's very good message especially for kids with poor self images, Katness didn't think she had a compelling personal story or beautiful, or a survivor and she was. It's good idea to put in to kids heads because so many will have a bad self image. especially young girls.

I found it a little disturbing how down on herself and from the second book how harsh she can be on herself but if the kids reading it see that she is wrong maybe when ever they think the same kind of thing maybe they remember the books and think maybe it just that they can not see it but maybe everyone else around them does.
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Re: Last book you read

Postby Dr. No » Sat Mar 24, 2012 3:42 am

FInished the Hunger Games trilogy, um , wow. A little disturbing Katniss mental stat in the 3rd
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Re: Last book you read

Postby Blowfeld » Sat Mar 24, 2012 7:29 am

Re-read Dune by Frank Hurbert for got to be the umpteenth time. An incredible work of pure genius, a literary masterpiece. Too bad the rest of the books Frank wrote in the Dune Series were more or less pot boilers.
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Re: Last book you read

Postby katied » Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:58 am

Just starting The Gun Seller by Dr. Hou..sorry, Hugh Laurie. It's supposed to be a spoof of the spy genre.
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Re: Last book you read

Postby katied » Sat Nov 03, 2012 6:24 am

The Twelve by Justin Cronin. It's the sequel to The Passage .How best to describe it? Take equal parts The Stand and The Walking Dead, add some Dracula and a pinch of 28 Days Later.
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Re: Last book you read

Postby Kristatos » Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:31 am

Read the whole of Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman in one sitting recently. I'd seen the TV mini-series on which it was based back when it was first broadcast, but that was around 20 years ago, so I only had a vague recollection of it. It's the show that almost got Paterson Joseph the role of the Eleventh Doctor, but he lost out to Matt Smith at the last moment.
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Re: Last book you read

Postby katied » Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:05 pm

A Storm Of Swords by George RR Martin-the third book in the Game Of Thrones series.
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Re: Last book you read

Postby kater23 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:33 am

Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
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Re: Last book you read

Postby Blowfeld » Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:29 pm

I've recently reread Lord of the Rings saga, and last year I read most of the Sharpe's saga (over 20 books) by Bernard Cornwell. Total books read last year has got to be double the previous number, Digital books make all the difference.
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Re: Last book you read

Postby carl stromberg » Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:59 pm

I read Enemy at the Gates by William Craig about the battle of Stalingrad. The bit about the Italian cannibals in the prisoner of war camps was a bit grisly.
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Re: Last book you read

Postby FormerBondFan » Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:38 pm

carl stromberg wrote:I read Enemy at the Gates by William Craig about the battle of Stalingrad. The bit about the Italian cannibals in the prisiiner of war camps was a bit grisly.


What do you think of the movie version?
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Re: Last book you read

Postby kater23 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:49 pm

Divergent by Veronica Roth..a dystopic, Hunger Games type book.I'm enjoying it,
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Re: Last book you read

Postby carl stromberg » Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:14 pm

FormerBondFan wrote:
carl stromberg wrote:I read Enemy at the Gates by William Craig about the battle of Stalingrad. The bit about the Italian cannibals in the prisiiner of war camps was a bit grisly.


What do you think of the movie version?


The film is more for entertainment but it is watchable.
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Re: Last book you read

Postby carl stromberg » Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:15 pm

kater23 wrote:Divergent by Veronica Roth..a dystopic, Hunger Games type book.I'm enjoying it,


You should read The Long Walk by Richard Bachman (aka Stephen King!).
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Re: Last book you read

Postby kater23 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:13 pm

I've not read a lot of his stuff but I might have to start..I actually own The Stand but I think I'll wait until flu season is over to try reading it. :mrgreen:


Currently reading Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan.
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Re: Last book you read

Postby commander0077again » Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:40 pm

Ha ha, I just re-read TSWLM because have just read the first three Young Bond books... I was surprised how both well written they are, and the 'strange' target audience supposedly of teenagers. There's plenty of horrific violence, on par with the original Flemings. They also have a bit of the Fleming Touch, which the 'official older Bond' writers have not been able to pull off for the most part. Silverfin begins with a hats off to CR, "the sweat and smell of a boys' school...." and fromn there we're treated to Bond's aunt who drives a Bentley; he learns how to fight and so on. On TSWLM, it's a kick that the bad guys are reduced to stealing TV sets for extra pay! I suppose their 'Blofeld' is scrimping on the salaries! (And don't forget those plenty of Fleming exclamation points!)
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