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    Currently reading The Devils Star by Jo Nesbo

    I read the Stig Larsson Millennium Trilogy last year (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, The Girl Who Kicked a Hornets Nest) and really enjoyed them, so I thought I'd try another Scandinavian Writer and chose Nesbo. He's written several novels about a Norwegian Detective called Harry Hole. He's not your usual type of hero...he has life issues, is struggling with the loss of his partner, and a alcohol problem..but gets results. The books are in a series but the first two are not in print in the U.K. which is a little annoying as the later books reference things that have happened to Harry in the past. I started at book 3 The Redbreast, followed that with Nemesis. I'm enjoying Devils Star as much as the previous two, well worth a read.

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    Just started Bare Bones - Conversations on Terror with Stephen King. Lovin' it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dana Jean View Post
    Be sure to balance out with The Twenty-seventh Wife by Irving Wallace and Secret Ceremonies by Deborah Laake. The Book of Mormon
    is also interesting.

    Deborah Laake's book is particularly interesting as it discusses the more modern-day church. Unfortunately, she does have mental issues (she got caught in the back of her hatchback car by her in-laws in the middle of the day masturbating.) So, of course, the church discounts her as a nutjob so that explains her "nutty" book. The Church is very good at ignoring things they don't like, which is smart. THe more they argue with something, the more attention is focused on it and thus, more attention on the church. They don't want that light beaming down to brightly on their secret ceremonies. Just my opinion.

    I think the church and her Mormon upbringing was just too much for her fragile sensibilities and the tug-of-war on her spirituality and love drove her nuts. She did end up committing suicide. But, I don't want her mental health to take away from her expose on the church practices. Here is her wiki page, she was very accomplished. Wikipedia reference-linkDeborah Laake


    Reading all sides of something is a good thing. Knowledge is power.
    Thanks, Dana, for this info. I will definitely check out the titles you mention. Believe it or not, I CAN spell Mormon! Geez, I must have been asleep at the wheel when I posted yesterday...

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    Ran across this and thought I'd share it here:


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    Could not get into that dead guy's second Lisbeth Salander book. His writing (or maybe just the translating) sucks. The first one was much less a chore (after two attempts) after seeing the pretty good current "GWTDT" movie. From the technoblaze remake of a clazzic Led Zep tune during the opening credits I knew it was taking a risk and therefore had promise.

    Reading? Nothing new. Being green and recycling. Tagteaming "Foucault's Pendulum" with "Watership Down." I'm really looking for absolutely primo new stuff that's never seen daylight. Unlike all those horrid "gonzo" pornmakers that focus on defiling and destroying...I want to discover, cherish, preserve, promote. I have not read the book, but I am sick at what literary clustermotherfallout is coming from that "Shades of Grey" best$eller.

    Maybe it is already happening. I want new but I have no hope. I've circled the wagons and am digging straight down. Entrenching. Agoraphobing. But I'm a nudist, so that's quite odd.

    I'm too old to rank my way up to editing/polishing. I have the right letters after my name to fenagle an agent gig but I'm tired of the lies those letters (and the agent gig) represents. I don't have any "ins" in the biz. All I have is words, and they are steam driven. Got a courtesy call yesterday from the water authority about an upcoming shutoff due to lack of payment. I shuffled some money to keep water for steam, but Azi Dahaka is going to catch me soon. I'll just keep writing a few stories (but mostly great titles) in notebooks that will get trashed when I'm gone.

    I want to watch the Summer Olympics and catch one more Fall/Winter wherein I will ride to the Tower again including the new one. I hope it's good.

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    [QUOTE=urrutiap;529802]Earlier today I got back into reading my copy of the paperback edition of The New Lovecraft Circle book. Good book to read of stories from authors who are the true fans of Lovecraft like Lumley and Alan Dean Foster.

    Anyone know of other Lovecraft inspired short stories like The New Lovecraft Circle?[/QUOTE

    I've never heard of this book,I shall look it up now.I have read about 20 of Brian Lumley's though.Which I loved BTW

    SK is obviously influenced by Lovecraft,Most of his creatures that come from "the prim" are Lovecraft inspired IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan James View Post
    Could not get into that dead guy's second Lisbeth Salander book. His writing (or maybe just the translating) sucks.
    I read the first one and was underwhelmed, though some of that could have been translation issues. Not all of it, however. I think maybe he got a lot of good press for dying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingricefan View Post
    WWZ was boring, not at all what I expected from the reviews. Just my opinion.
    No worries.The Passage by Justin Cronin was more my cup of tea

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    I have recently read " The Cabin In The Woods. Okay same ol story of woods/slaughter
    I am almost finished with Dreamcatcher. Great story and oh my how I adore Duddits.
    Getting ready to start The Woman In Black after I finish up Dreamcatcher! I am ready for something spooky instead of gory.( Cabin in woods has gory parts)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan James View Post
    Could not get into that dead guy's second Lisbeth Salander book. His writing (or maybe just the translating) sucks. The first one was much less a chore (after two attempts) after seeing the pretty good current "GWTDT" movie.
    I have not read the book, but I am sick at what literary clustermotherfallout is coming from that "Shades of Grey" best$eller.

    Maybe it is already happening. I want new but I have no hope. I've circled the wagons and am digging straight down. Entrenching. Agoraphobing. But I'm a nudist, so that's quite odd.

    .
    I want to hug you (while clothed) because of your comment about the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I HATED it and everyone went on and on about how great it was.

    Also, the book you are referring to is "Fifty Shades of Grey." "Shades of Grey" is an amazing distopian book about a color blind societly who is ranked by the one color they can see. It's amazing. And sadly, always confused with the porn of "Fifty," which is, sadly, why I accidentally read the porn as well.

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