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Old 05-13-2016, 04:24 PM   #2301
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Just read this while on vacation. Elizebeth George, A Banquet of Consequences: https://www.amazon.com/Banquet-Consequences-Lynley-Novel-Inspector-ebook/dp/B00L9B7CGE

I liked to discussion of various paired relationships. Good mystery too with an interesting ending.

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The unspoken secrets and buried lies of one family rise to the surface in Elizabeth George’s newest novel of crime, passion, and tragic history. As Inspector Thomas Lynley investigates the London angle of an ever more darkly disturbing case, his partner, Barbara Havers, is looking behind the peaceful façade of country life to discover a twisted world of desire and deceit.

The suicide of William Goldacre is devastating to those left behind who will have to deal with its unintended consequences—could there be a link between the young man’s leap from a Dorset cliff and a horrific poisoning in Cambridge?
Here is a Wiki link the the entire Inspector Lynley series (in order):
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The author is an American with a deep interest in British culture.
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Old 05-13-2016, 04:29 PM   #2302
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If you liked the book, you'll like the movie. It's fairly faithful, and I think both were well executed.
Second this.

I read the book which is why went went to the movie, and we hadn't been to a movie theater for a decade. The movie is worth going to see.
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Old 05-13-2016, 06:11 PM   #2303
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Old 05-24-2016, 03:33 PM   #2304
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Just started Seichō Matsumoto's Inspector Imanishi Investigates.

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First published in 1961, and apparently not translated into English until 1989, it's interesting to note the era's cultural differences between Japan and the West...plus it's shaping up to be a good read.
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I am rereading all my books by Apollo astronauts prior to attending Spacefest VII and meeting them.
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Old 05-24-2016, 06:32 PM   #2307
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Will there be a test? Have a great time.
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Old 05-24-2016, 06:39 PM   #2308
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20,000 Leagues under the Sea - Jules Verne

Free kindle book and I got the unedited (just translated) version with all the marine life well documented. That I didn't need, should have done the edited (100 pages less) version.
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Old 05-25-2016, 08:25 PM   #2309
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Just finished Michael Connelly's The Concrete Blonde. This is so far my favorite Harry Bosch novel, https://www.amazon.com/Concrete-Blon...indle-redirect
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Cool, sounds like my kinda stuff - bloody, dark and violent pulp fiction -
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Just finished Michael Connelly's The Concrete Blonde.
If you haven't already read this non-fiction book of his you might enjoy it:

Crime Beat by Michael Connelly
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Just started Seichō Matsumoto's Inspector Imanishi Investigates.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seich%C5%8D_Matsumoto

First published in 1961, and apparently not translated into English until 1989, it's interesting to note the era's cultural differences between Japan and the West...plus it's shaping up to be a good read.
Just put this on reserve at my library--thanks!
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If you haven't already read this non-fiction book of his you might enjoy it:

Crime Beat by Michael Connelly
This is just the book I was thinking would be great to read. Thanks. It's in the library too.
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The Forgotten - David Baldacci

John Puller is Baldacci's Jack Reacher. Cool names eh?

This will satisfy all your blood lust for sure, the body count is over 50.
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Almost done with Born to Run by Christopher Mcdougall. Trying to show that humans were in fact made for running and long distances at that. :O)

Recently finished Double Dead by Chuck Wendig. A story about a Vampire named Coburn who wakes up in a zombie infested world. Entertaining, but I could have done with out the language. Not a fan of profanity.

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Leah Remini's Troublemaker, about her many-year involvement with the Church of Scientology and break with it. Interesting read.
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If it's Jack Reacher, it's on my list!

This is a particularly disturbing tale of dark stuff on the "deep web", with the worst sort of evil bad guys I've read about in a long time and you just know they are evil right from the start.

But just how evil is not revealed till the end. That's when Reacher kills them all -

Thanks Robbie I've read 2 of them so far ...page turners.


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Just finished "Master and Commander", the first novel in the Aubrey-Maturin series by Patrick O'Brian. I'm surprised never to have seen my father read this - it was all things he loved in a book, yet I never saw it in his house. Oh well, I'll read it for him - going to buy the next volume.
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Just finished "Master and Commander", the first novel in the Aubrey-Maturin series by Patrick O'Brian. I'm surprised never to have seen my father read this - it was all things he loved in a book, yet I never saw it in his house. Oh well, I'll read it for him - going to buy the next volume.
This reminded me that I have a companion book to the O'Brian series. It's called A Sea of Words : Amazon.com: A Sea of Words, Third Edition: A Lexicon and Companion to the Complete Seafaring Tales of Patrick O'Brian (9780805066159): Dean King, John B. Hattendorf, J. Worth Estes: Books

It has a few chapters of historical explanations. Then it has a section on maps and types of ships and ship diagrams with illustrations. Most of the book is a glossary of nautical terms.
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Just started The Nearest Exit by Olen Steinhauer, (had I been aware of it beforehand I would have begun with his earlier book The Tourist, but 'spilled milk' and all that).

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