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Sat Nov 24, 2012, 06:15 PM

What are you reading the week of November 25, 2012?

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

2012 - book # 176

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Reply What are you reading the week of November 25, 2012? (Original post)
DUgosh Nov 2012 OP
Curmudgeoness Nov 2012 #1
Lydia Leftcoast Nov 2012 #2
DUgosh Nov 2012 #3
Lydia Leftcoast Nov 2012 #5
fadedrose Nov 2012 #8
Lydia Leftcoast Nov 2012 #11
fadedrose Dec 2012 #17
Lydia Leftcoast Dec 2012 #18
pscot Nov 2012 #4
getting old in mke Nov 2012 #6
fadedrose Nov 2012 #7
fadedrose Nov 2012 #10
fadedrose Nov 2012 #13
Little Star Nov 2012 #14
SheilaT Nov 2012 #9
SheilaT Nov 2012 #12
Paladin Dec 2012 #15
getting old in mke Dec 2012 #16
Paladin Dec 2012 #19

Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 06:24 PM

1. "Altar of Bones" by Philip Carter

Talk about throwing a bunch of conspiracy theories all into one book!

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 07:50 PM

2. Purse book: The Keeper of Lost Causes by Danish writer Jussi Adler-Olsen

Bedside book: Still working on "Creole Belle" by James Lee Burke

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Response to Lydia Leftcoast (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 09:28 PM

3. Do you like it.

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Response to DUgosh (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 04:18 PM

5. Which one?

I like Keeper of Lost Causes very much, but then I'm into Scandinavian mysteries.

I think Creole Belle is a bit overwritten and rambling, and the character of Clete is beginning to get on my nerves. But I'm still reading it.

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Response to Lydia Leftcoast (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 12:27 PM

8. I'm looking forward to the next Adler-Olsen...

due in May 2013. I read The Absent One, the next in the series, and you'll be happy to know that that Morck has a new female secretary whom he despises. You will enjoy....

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Response to fadedrose (Reply #8)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 11:44 PM

11. Yes, I'd like to read more of his work, too

The parallel stories in Keeper of Lost Causes really keep you turning pages.

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Response to Lydia Leftcoast (Reply #11)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 04:25 PM

17. I used to read "easy" mysteries and loved them...

But you turned me on to the more difficult foreign authors, whose stories are more complicated, the characters more alive, their names and places impossible to pronounce, they're mostly available at bookstores and libraries, and I generally like them better now (except for Doss) than the new book shelf at the grocery store.


PS When you get a chance, make another list of your favorite foreign authors. Some are now my favorites, but can't remember all you've mentioned.

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Response to fadedrose (Reply #17)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 05:12 PM

18. I've added some to the alphabetical list, and the rest are already there

so I hope you can find them.

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 09:09 AM

4. African Genesis, by Robert Ardrey

I found this one in the bottom of a box of books. I read it 40 years ago. His thesis is, we're animals; we behave like animals. Ardrey is smart, highly literate and reasons well. He's better known for The Territorial Imperative. Highly recommended.

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 11:52 PM

6. _The Inner Circle_ by Brad Meltzer

Listening to the last full Aubrey/Maturin book, _Blue at the Mizzen_.

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 12:24 PM

7. THE OLD GRAY WOLF(2012) by James D. Doss

James Doss died in May, 2012, and this is the last of his Charlie Moon series.

http://www.stopyourekillingme.com/D_Authors/Doss_James.html

I am so sad. Doss' books are so special to me. Almost every sentence is a gem, and I relish the characters, plots and humor. He's the only American author I would rank with Cotterill, Adler-Olsen, or some of the many foreign authors I've come to enjoy.

I've bought almost all the books in the series, except for the last two, and will get them soon...

He wrote in the preface of his book about an old lady who had just gave up the ghost, "..Where a particular given-up ghost goes and what it does when it gets there remains an open question...." I hope Mr. Doss' ghost has found a cozy and interesting spot somewhere up there or over there, an open question...

Start reading his series anywhere in the series - just start...

Book 117 of 2012

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Response to fadedrose (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 11:17 PM

10. Doss messes around more in this book than in any other...

He knew he was dying and it would be the last one.

The very first book in the series has almost no comments.

This one is about even - half remarks, observations, opinions, and half story.

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Response to fadedrose (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 04:44 PM

13. Sad, heavy heart..

The more I read, the better the book got, and the worse I felt because this is the last one.

I'll order it, of course, and will have a complete set.

The characters are more real to me than folks I've known...

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Response to fadedrose (Reply #13)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:55 PM

14. Rose,

I feel so bad. I know how much you loved his work and how his characters have touched your heart.

Just want to give you a hug

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 01:45 PM

9. The Cassandra Project

by Jack McDevitt and Mike Resnick. I'll finish it later today.

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 04:06 PM

12. Finished

The Cassandra Project. In the end it was a big let-down for me, but it was entertaining enough a journey.

Now I'm reading The Twelve Clues of Christmas by Rhys Bowen.

Oh, and how are you liking Gone Girl?

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Response to DUgosh (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 02:02 PM

15. "Live By Night", Dennis Lehane's New Novel.


Prohibition-era gangster stuff in Boston, Florida and Cuba. Not quite as good as "Mystic River" or "Gone, Baby, Gone", but entertaining, nonetheless. Would make a good movie.....

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Response to Paladin (Reply #15)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 02:41 PM

16. Did you read its predecessor?

My wife finished "Live by Night" a couple of weeks ago and her take was similar to yours. But she just loved "The Given Day" and thinks that's the best of his. Still, she'd read a shopping list if he wrote it.

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Response to getting old in mke (Reply #16)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 08:21 PM

19. "The Given Day" Was A Good One.


Your wife should have liked the latest novel, because the central character comes from one of the families in the previous book. He's the son of a high-up Boston police officer---gone bad. Like I say, it would make a good flick....

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