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John Byrne

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Joined: 11 May 2005
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Posted: 12 May 2017 at 8:31am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Drifted away from DODGE CITY. I found the writing to be kind of dull, especially after the first hundred pages, where the writer slipped into a pattern of "then they did this, then they did that, then they did this..."
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Robert Kowalewski II
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Posted: 12 May 2017 at 2:25pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Thrawn by Timothy Zahn, from his initial "appearance" in Heir to the Empire I've enjoyed reading his stories.
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Matthew Chartrand
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Posted: 13 May 2017 at 3:04pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply



  Bloody Ridge and Beyond: A World War II Marine's Memoir of Edson's Raiders in the Pacific by Marlin "Whitey" Groft and Larry Alexander.
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Robert Cosgrove
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Posted: 14 May 2017 at 7:57pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Arthur and Sherlock:  Conan Doyle and the Creation of Holmes by Michael Sims.  Enjoyed it.  The inspiration, to the extent there was a single human inspiration, has never been a secret, as witness ACD's dedication to The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes:

To
my old Teacher
Joseph Bell, M.D., ETC.,
of
2 Melville Crescent, Edinburgh

Doyle's literary debts (Poe, etc.) are also traced.
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Wallace Sellars
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Posted: 14 May 2017 at 8:52pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

I'm rereading THE MAN WITH THE GETAWAY FACE… yet again.
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Michael Arndt
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Posted: 15 May 2017 at 9:22pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

WONDER WOMAN by GEORGE PEREZ VOL. 1

Never have read any of these issues by Mr. Perez. Looking forward to enjoying myself.
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Wallace Sellars
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Posted: 17 May 2017 at 5:30am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

I jut finished rereading Richard Stark's THE OUTFIT (again), and will be starting
his THE MOURNER (again) soon.

If you haven't read any of Stark's PARKER novels, I recommend all of them.
Some are better than others, but even the worst of them is great reading. The
books are best read in order since characters and plots overlap, but can be
enjoyed as standalone stories read in any order.

Mr. Westlake certainly gives Walter Mosley a run for his money when it comes
to my favorite author in the crime fiction department. In fact, if I had to choose
right now, he might just edge Mr. Mosley out for the top spot. It truly depends
on whose work I last read.
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Francesco Consoli
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Posted: 17 May 2017 at 1:19pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Craig Johnson - Any Other Name (A Longmire Mystery)

Looking forward to meeting him at a book signing on May 27th near Harrisburg PA.
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Brian Floyd
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Posted: 19 May 2017 at 12:18am | IP Logged | 9 post reply

ALMOST INFAMOUS, by Matt Carter.



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Matthew Chartrand
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Posted: 19 May 2017 at 5:10pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply



 Continuing my WWII kick with BAND OF BROTHERS. I have watched the HBO series many times but have never read the book.
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Wallace Sellars
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Posted: 19 May 2017 at 6:06pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

I'm about to start Richard Stark's THE SCORE.
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Brad Brickley
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Posted: 26 May 2017 at 10:20pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

Finished up IT by Stephen King and enjoyed the heck out of it. Sucked me from start to finish. I love most of the characters that King writes and am invested in their stories. These kids took on a mission and completed it. 

I feel like continuing my King marathon, but I am going to break it up again. Last time I finished a King book I broke it up with a James Bond book. I was thinking of doing that again, but it's been awhile since I've read non-fiction, so I am grabbing my copy of David McCullough's THE WRIGHT BROTHERS off my need to read stack. I love his writing and am looking forward to learning about the Wright Brothers, two people I am familiar with, but don't really know.


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Thom Price
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Posted: 26 May 2017 at 10:25pm | IP Logged | 13 post reply

THIRTEEN REASONS WHY by Jay Asher.  I enjoyed the Netflix series, so I'm giving the book a go.
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