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What Are You Reading?

Discussion in 'Bred Any Good Rooks Lately? (Suggested Reading)' started by Dana Jean, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. danie

    danie Original Poster

    Okay, but what's that to do with Tabitha King's Small World?
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  2. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    rocker1972 mis-quoted you in their 1st post/quote. Someone had mentioned Gillian Flynn's writings. Gillian is an Irish name.
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  3. The Nameless

    The Nameless M-O-O-N - That spells Nameless

    Ha ha, the rest are in Boston or Liverpool. :)
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  4. Lord Tyrion

    Lord Tyrion Well-Known Member

    I finally finished The Passage. It was one of the best books I've ever read. I can see why SK loved it so much. I think SK fans should give it a shot.

    I'm starting Tim Geithner's book Stress Test. I have an interest in economics and I like it so far.
  5. danie

    danie Original Poster

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  6. Mr Larry Underwood

    Mr Larry Underwood Well-Known Member

    There's a story by King called " I know what you need", that I remember having read 3 years ago. For some reason, it keeps popping into my mind every so often. The image of the guy holding the ice cream cone with a grin never leaves. That's how powerful his SS are!

    PS: I am completely out of ideas on what book to lend next. I wanted something totallly different from king, but with the same poignance and enterainment.
  7. Mr Larry Underwood

    Mr Larry Underwood Well-Known Member

    I recently started the Jack reacher series. Started with book one "killing floor". The prose was pure class, but the story lost interest at about page 100. I guess his other books aren't first person, so I won't even bother.
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  8. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    Larry McMurtry's Lonesome Dove. Trust me: if you like Mr. King, you'll love this book. I don't even particularly like westerns, and it's in my top 5 books ever. Not all of McMurtry's books are this good (particularly his later books), but Lonesome Dove is just about perfect. Same attention to dialogue and characterization as Mr. King, similar level of humor and pathos… Now I want to read it again (lol).
  9. Kurben

    Kurben The Fool on the Hill

    Is that the one they made an western miniseries on? It was callad lonesome dove and was really good. Didn't know who had written the book.
  10. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    Yep. The miniseries was pretty good, but the book… oh my gosh. So, so good. There were actually 4 written about the characters of Gus and Call: Dead Man's Walk (when they were young Texas Rangers), Comanche Moon (Older Rangers, Immediately post Civil War), Lonesome Dove (old, retired Rangers), and Streets of Laredo (Just Call in this one, after Gus' exit). DMW and SoL were just okay, Comanche Moon was pretty good, and Lonesome Dove was a standout.
  11. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Lonesome Dove was also a mini-series.
  12. Kurben

    Kurben The Fool on the Hill

    Interesting. I'll see if i can pick it up somewhere. Saw the dead wans walk miniseries too but that wasn't as good. Keep an eye out for Comanche moon too. Sounds interesting.
  13. Tooly

    Tooly Active Member

    It was a terrific read, as usual. A little short but, there was plenty there to like.
    Anything in particular strikes you as unusual about it?
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  14. Mr Larry Underwood

    Mr Larry Underwood Well-Known Member

    Thank you for the recommendation. I finished the re read of the stand two weeks ago, and I'm still n ot ready to another a thousand oage epic. But thanks skimom2!
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  15. No1FanUK

    No1FanUK Well-Known Member

  16. Haunted

    Haunted This is my favorite place

    Nothing unusual per se, but I was really upset that he left his readers hanging until the next book! I understand there are 5 more books to come, I just hope he doesn't lollygag about, I have limited time!! I'm glad you liked River . :okay:
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  17. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    No problem :) It feels like a much shorter book,though, just saying. The pages fly by. It's been a few years since I last read it, and I made myself want a re-read, but I don't dare; I'm working on a manuscript set in the same era and I don't want to risk unintentional plagiarism--LOLOL.
  18. Mr Larry Underwood

    Mr Larry Underwood Well-Known Member

    Curiously, I'm also writing something. I'm about 20 000 words into it. I still don't know if I can milk it to be a novel, but I've fell in love with the story.

    It's about a guy who accidentally has to take the blame for his 17 yr old son's psychopathic behavior. And I didn't even plan it. All I wrote in the word processor was this:

    On the night I was arrested for a crime I didn't commit, my son got stuck to a wheelchair for the rest of his life. Not that I wanted him to end up like that. I mean, I was never fond of his actions.
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  19. MadamMack

    MadamMack M e m b e r

  20. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    I love his The Last Picture Show. Great movie too. Heartbreaking performance by Chloris Leachman, of all people.

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