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Re: Last book you read

Postby kater23 » Fri Mar 07, 2014 4:20 pm

Funny story.. I've only seen parts of the movie(my parents got it from Netflix). I had read the book years ago but wanted to throw it across the room. Watched a few minutes of the movie and decided that I maybe needed to give the book another try.
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Re: Last book you read

Postby Blowfeld » Sun Mar 09, 2014 3:30 am

Second viewing of the movie was less impressive. Visually stunning without a doubt however the story I found lacking. Checking the appropriate feel good psychobabble boxes and that's about all.

I'm curious if the book is really something special? I suspect the praise for the book could be similar to movies.
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Re: Last book you read

Postby carl stromberg » Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:17 pm

I'm reading Great Expectations by some chap called Charles Dickens.
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Re: Last book you read

Postby kater23 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:23 pm

I've got Great Expectations on my to-read pile. Currently reading a "young adult" book- Fangirl.
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Re: Last book you read

Postby carl stromberg » Thu Nov 19, 2015 6:09 pm

Just dropped My Word is Bond by Roger Moore on my foot. :cuss: :cuss: :wink:
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Re: Last book you read

Postby kater23 » Sun Nov 22, 2015 7:54 am

Read several Randy Wayne White's Doc Ford series which takes place in Florida. Bought one of JK Rowling's Robert Galbraith books and will probably read that next.
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Re: Last book you read

Postby carl stromberg » Fri Nov 27, 2015 1:04 pm

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Looking forward to reading the last Stephen King short story collection at Christmas.
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Re: Last book you read

Postby kater23 » Mon Nov 30, 2015 7:38 pm

Starting Neil Gaiman's Anansi Boys
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Re: Last book you read

Postby kater23 » Wed May 25, 2016 2:33 am

Meg Wolitzer's The Interestings It's about a group of friends who meet at summer camp.
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Re: Last book you read

Postby kater23 » Sat Sep 03, 2016 5:14 pm

Currently reading Ron Chernow's Allexander Hamilton biography! #didyouknowImahistorynerd? :happy spin:
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Re: Last book you read

Postby kater23 » Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:04 am

Currently reading Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy-the first book of his I've read-it's very violent but then it's a Western so you expect it(I have a feeling, having seen the movie of No Country For Old Men that everything he writes is this violent)
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Re: Last book you read

Postby kater23 » Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:34 pm

Just finished Carrie Fisher's Princess Diarist her book about when she was filming Star Wars and how it changed her life. Read it in one day!
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Re: Last book you read

Postby Kristatos » Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:50 am

Currently reading Legends of Charlemagne by Thomas Bulfinch, one of the three volumes of Bulfinch's Mythology. The other volumes cover Greek and Roman myths, and tales of King Arthur. Charlemagne legends were once as popular as those, but are now mostly forgotten. Anyway, the reason I mention it here is that I was rather amused to discover that one of the characters in the book is named Rogero the Moor!
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Re: Last book you read

Postby kater23 » Thu May 03, 2018 12:54 am

Reading I'll Be Gone In The Dark, about the Golden State Killer(who was just caught!)..I've had the book on my to be read pile for a while but events conspired and I thought I should read it sooner rather than later.
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Re: Last book you read

Postby carl stromberg » Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:16 am

I read a spin-off novel of the Diagnosis Murder tv series. It was a solid mystery, and fun as I like the tv show. I looked at the author Lee Goldberg's webpage. He has wrote for and produced many tv shows such as Diagnosis Murder. He has some interesting things on his website about writing for tv and the many mystery books he writes. These mystery authors can write books very quickly.
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Re: Last book you read

Postby kater23 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:06 pm

Did you ever get the Sue Grafton books in the UK? They started with A is for Alibi and ended with Y is for Yesterday(she died not long after it came out unfortunately :cry: )
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Re: Last book you read

Postby Kristatos » Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:43 pm

Just started reading John Pearson's biography of Ian Fleming. It's been on my to-read list forever.

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Re: Last book you read

Postby carl stromberg » Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:41 pm

kater23 wrote:Did you ever get the Sue Grafton books in the UK? They started with A is for Alibi and ended with Y is for Yesterday(she died not long after it came out unfortunately :cry: )



I've not heard of these - but they sound like good mysteries.


I must read some of The Saint stories.


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Re: Last book you read

Postby Kristatos » Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:07 pm

carl stromberg wrote:
Kristatos wrote:Just started reading John Pearson's biography of Ian Fleming. It's been on my to-read list forever.


Is it any good?


I haven't finished it yet, but it's been quite illuminating. Pearson's writing style is very like Fleming's, consciously, I suspect.

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Re: Last book you read

Postby Kristatos » Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:08 am

Finally finished Pearson's biography of Fleming. Overall, I'd say it had some pacing issues, spending too much time on his early life and not enough on Bond, but still quite illuminating. I was a little disappointed, though, as I thought I remembered from previously skimming it in a library that it featured extracts from Fleming's notebooks, containing some of his unused ideas. One of them was a shootout on a rollercoaster, which I used in my treatment for a Risico film in the fanfic section. Perhaps that was in a revised edition, or perhaps I am mixing it up with a completely different book.

Up next: Pearson's "authorised biography" of Bond. I've read it before, but it was a while ago, so I think it's time for a re-read.

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