What Are You Reading

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August 11th, 2021 at 11:53:03 AM permalink
DRich
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Quote: terapined
Michael Connelly
I've read all his books
Good stuff


I am pretty sure that I have read some of his. Is there a particular series he is famous for, I would probably remember the detective name if I have read it.
We are all going to die, why procrastinate?
August 11th, 2021 at 11:54:03 AM permalink
kenarman
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I like all the Baldacci books. He has several different series. The 'detectives' in some of the series are government agency employees.
"but if you make yourselves sheep, the wolves will eat you." Benjamin Franklin
August 11th, 2021 at 1:07:57 PM permalink
petroglyph
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Quote: DRich
I also like the Reacher books and similar ones. I haven't seen the movies so I can't compare.

What other series should I look for that is similar? I have read the Patterson books. I need to start a new series.
The Robert B. Parker, John Sandford and Tony Hillerman series are captivating.
The last official act of any government is to loot the treasury. GW
October 17th, 2021 at 10:19:54 AM permalink
terapined
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Ready Player One
Its a lot different then the movie
Sometimes we live no particular way but our own - Grateful Dead "Eyes of the World"
October 17th, 2021 at 11:39:36 AM permalink
missedhervee
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Albert Camus' "The Stranger."
October 17th, 2021 at 1:05:40 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: DRich
Thank you. I was thinking specifically about detective novels like the Reacher series.


Jack Reacher is not a detective, I don't know what I'd call him. I read all the Reacher books last year and it's well worth it. I ordered all 23 books used from eBay. I think I would call Jack Reacher a problem solver because he's certainly not a detective.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
October 17th, 2021 at 1:39:34 PM permalink
missedhervee
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Reacher is an existential warrior who sublimates his death wish by taking on seemingly stronger adversaries.
November 2nd, 2021 at 9:48:31 AM permalink
terapined
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The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.
By Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland
Really good. Enjoying it
I now borrow a lot of audio books for my long drives
Sometimes we live no particular way but our own - Grateful Dead "Eyes of the World"
November 20th, 2021 at 12:52:08 PM permalink
terapined
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I've read 7 of the 10
Did not read Animal Farm, Scarlet and Mockingbird
Sometimes we live no particular way but our own - Grateful Dead "Eyes of the World"
November 20th, 2021 at 1:15:20 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: terapined
I've read 7 of the 10
Did not read Animal Farm, Scarlet and Mockingbird


I've read all of these, years and years ago. To Kill a Mockingbird and The Scarlet Letter and Animal Farm are probably the best ones. Why would they ban One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Notice what's not on the list and has never been banned is the incredibly communist/socialist book The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. The book made me sick when I read it. Huckleberry Finn was written 150 years ago, of course it's going to be a offensive. Everybody used the n-word in those days.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
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