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    Quote Originally Posted by ODH View Post
    Gold, All the King's Men was a book that was fairly difficult for me to get through, but really worth it. The ending (which I only vaguely remeber) was great.
    I'm moving through it pretty slowly, even though it comes very highly recommended to me. The guy does an excellent job painting pictures with his writing, but he does it way too much. For any one sentence of action, there is a half a page describing the look on someone's face regarding that action.


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    Another nerdly practical joke, ODH?
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    Latest readings:



    Steve Martini's Gauardian of Lies. The latest Paul Madriani (an attorney) thriller. A touch hokey but I enjoyed it. Since the Mexican assassin, "Liquid Death" survived, I guess he will be targeting Madriani in the next novel.

    David Baldacci's Last Man Standing. Merely OK.

    Eric Lustbader's The Bourne Deception. I'm not normally a fan of an author taking over another's characters, or simply using a famous author's name on the title page (ala those using Tom Clancey's name), but I had read a number of Lustbader's books in the past (ninja-type stuff) and was a fan. Jason Bourne adopts some elements of an "oriental mindset" and the combination is of interest.

    Vince Flynn's Extreme Measures. My guilty pleasure. I know some would boycott Flynn for his solutions to certain ethical delimas, apart from the fact that he has been interviewed by Rush Limbaugh on his radio show. Still Mitch Rapp is another Jack Reacher in his allure.

    I await:

    Lee Child's "61 Hours" to hit paperback so that I can see what Jack Reacher is up to.

    Vince Flynn's "Pursuit of Honor" to hit paperback. If one were to argue that Vince Flynn SHOULD NOT BE READ on moral grounds, I can empathize. As I said, it's a guilty pleasure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LkwdSteve View Post
    Latest readings:I await:

    Lee Child's "61 Hours" to hit paperback so that I can see what Jack Reacher is up to.
    Worth buying now in hardcover just for the ending, which you will probably reread several times, and which you don't want to accidentally find out before you have a chance to read the book.
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    I finished The Hours and wouldn't recommend it. I saw that they made a movie from it and can't see how that book would make a good movie.
    Currently, half-way through Thom Wolfe's A Man in Full. Enjoyable book, it is like Bonfire of Vanities for Atlanta in the late 90's.
    It was a good movie but a bit depressing. Philip Glass's score is wonderful.

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    My wife just picked up "Holding Fast" by Karen Jame who's husband (Kelly James) and two other climbers were trapped on Mt Hood in 2006 as they were attempting a difficult ice climb in an attempt to hone their skills before heading to Everest.
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    I've just started ''god is not Great'' by Hitchens ;How Religion Poisons Everything . Title seems self evident.

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    I just finished Gone Baby Gone by Dennis Lehane. I'm reading all of his Kenzie-Gennaro books in order, and I recommend them highly.
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    I am a sucker for an autobiography. I just finished Heart for the Fight. Which is the autobiography of former Marine and current MMA fighter, Brian Stann. He is truly a modern day hero.

    Going to start Why I Fight, BJ Penn's autobiography later tonight.

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