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James Best
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Posted: 17 November 2017 at 7:35pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Now starting the second novel in Mick Herron's ongoing "Slough House" spy series, which won the U.K. Gold Dagger Award as the Best Crime Novel of 2013.
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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 24 November 2017 at 7:27am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

About to start this:


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Valmor J. Pedretti
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Posted: 24 November 2017 at 11:14am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Big one!


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James Best
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Posted: 25 November 2017 at 10:37pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Going back to sample an SK novel from back in 1998, based on the recommendation of a couple of my co-workers...
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Will Hansen
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Posted: 26 November 2017 at 3:29pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply



Just published.  Fascinating. And that is the cover, not a mistake.


Edited by Will Hansen on 26 November 2017 at 3:30pm
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Wallace Sellars
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Posted: 03 December 2017 at 11:34am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

I just started SPACE TEAM : THE SEARCH FOR SPLURT.
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Matthew Chartrand
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Posted: 03 December 2017 at 9:32pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply



 Just finished THE GOVERNER'S WIFE by Michael Harvey.

  Now starting TRIPWIRE by Lee Child. the third Jack Reacher novel.
Based on the description in this book, Jack should be played by The Rock.
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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 04 December 2017 at 5:16am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

My copy of HAMMER - THE HAUNTED HOUSE OF HORROR: THE DEFINITE HISTORY OF HAMMER FILMS has arrived (the title is a tad unwieldy).

Here's the description:


I doubt this will ever be in bookstores so it's website-only for now. 25 if outside the UK.

A quick glance suggests it certainly is definitive. 
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Michael Penn
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Posted: 04 December 2017 at 6:32am | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst by Robert Sapolsky


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Shane Matlock
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Posted: 05 December 2017 at 12:54am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Wool by Hugh Howey. Pretty good so far. 

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Robert Bradley
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Posted: 10 December 2017 at 2:48pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Arrived today -

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Fred J Chamberlain
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Posted: 10 December 2017 at 3:02pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

Robert, let me know what ya think. Thinking about grabbing it.
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Robert Bradley
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Posted: 10 December 2017 at 3:42pm | IP Logged | 13 post reply

Fred - I read a little of it online while I was waiting for it to be delivered and it's well-written and I haven't found any glaring inaccuracies or acceptance of old anecdotes as fact (the author mentions how there are several versions of the old story about the golf game JLA conversation as inspiration for the Fantastic Four for instance) or exaggerations.  Certainly nothing earth-shattering, but enjoyable so far.
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Robert Cosgrove
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Posted: 10 December 2017 at 7:15pm | IP Logged | 14 post reply

Cartoon County:  My Father and His Friends in the Golden Age of Make-Believe, by Cullen Murphy.    Growing up with the artist of Big Ben Bolt, and later on, Prince Valiant, and his neighbors and pals, Mort Walker, Irwin Hasen, Leonard Starr, Stan Drake, Curt Swan, Charles Saxon, Jerry Dumas, and others.  Great stories on every page, from the tutorial Norman Rockwell gave his neighbor and model, John Cullen Murphy, to the dinner lecture by Hal Foster ("God's Canadian younger brother")t o Cullen Murphy on how to write a Sunday adventure comic strip.  Lots of photos and illustrations.  If you have any interest in comic strips, you will like this book.
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Eric Ladd
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Posted: 10 December 2017 at 7:20pm | IP Logged | 15 post reply

Working on "Ender's Game" by Orson Scott Card.
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Robert Cosgrove
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Just finished Daniel Silva, House of Spies.  This is a sequel of sorts to Silva's book of last year, The Black Widow, with a return engagement by its escaped villain, "Saladin."  As is typical with Silva, the action moves through a number of countries.  I enjoyed the book in the early chapters, and near the end, although I found the middle slower going than some of Silva's other books.  The series has accumulated a number of recurring characters that seem to demand attention, and Silva's hero Gabriel Allon, having been promoted to head of his spy service, no longer operates naturally in the field (although he is inevitably drawn there).  The reformed mafia assassin turned British agent, Keller, otherwise often acts as a surrogate.  
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Don Zomberg
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Posted: 14 December 2017 at 7:52am | IP Logged | 17 post reply

How far into WOOL are you, Shane? I threw the book across the room after spending thirty pages reading about a couple of old timers walking down stairs.
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Gundars Berzins
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Posted: 14 December 2017 at 11:29am | IP Logged | 18 post reply

Reading these right now.

  
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James Best
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Posted: 19 December 2017 at 4:49pm | IP Logged | 19 post reply

Now starting a book that has been on my radar screen for a long while now.
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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 25 December 2017 at 2:28pm | IP Logged | 20 post reply

Starting this shortly:





It's about a people called the Kosekin, living in Antarctica with prehistoric monsters, who have values and beliefs very different to our own. Sailors find a manuscript at sea, in a cylinder, detailing the exploits and journeys of Adam More, who visited this strange land.

I can't wait. I wonder if this novel, published in 1888, is one of the first examples of a prehistoric land within Antarctica. 
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Steven Brake
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Posted: 26 December 2017 at 3:35am | IP Logged | 21 post reply

Geza Vermes on the Nativity
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James Best
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Posted: 26 December 2017 at 7:47pm | IP Logged | 22 post reply

Now starting:
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Wallace Sellars
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Posted: 26 December 2017 at 9:40pm | IP Logged | 23 post reply

THE UTTERLY UNINTERESTING AND UNADVENTUROUS TALES OF FRED, THE
VAMPIRE ACCOUNTANT
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Robert Cosgrove
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Posted: 30 December 2017 at 1:38pm | IP Logged | 24 post reply

Just finished the audiobook of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot.   For several years now, I've seen this book on the display tables at Barnes & Noble and have been intrigued, but never read it.  When my library recently acquired the audio version, I decided I'd listen to it.   Henrietta Lacks was a poor black woman in her thirties who had cancer of the cervix.  While treating her (ultimately unsuccessfully), her John Hopkins doctor shaved some tissue which he provided a researcher colleague.  In a medical breakthrough, these cancer cells were successfully grown in the laboratory and distributed to other researchers, providing the raw material for any number of important medical discoveries and cures.  Skloot researches the background of the unwitting donor and the effect on her family, particularly daughter Deborah Lacks, when Henrietta's unknowing contribution to science becomes known.  This book taught me a lot about the development of biological research, and how ethics and laws have changed.  It has things to say about paternalism, race and class divides, and the human faces behind the science, those of the doctors, researchers, patients, and family.
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James Best
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Posted: 30 December 2017 at 2:33pm | IP Logged | 25 post reply

Now starting:
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