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Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:49 pm

  • Just scored a deal at our university bookstore. A collection of 25 short stories by a young Ed McBain called "Learning to Kill" - total cost $.54 - on sale from a regular $24.00 price.

    These are all stories he wrote for detective magazines back in the '50 when he was breaking in to the writing business. Cool.
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Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:04 am

  • Just finished "The African Queen" by C S Forrester. I've seen the movie a million times but never read the book. Its very good and the ending is different than the movie. Now I'm reading a novel by P.D. James called "Death Comes to Pemberley". Its not Daglish - but its still good James writing.
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Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:00 pm

  • essexboyinwales wrote:Slowly working my way into the first of the George RR Martin series (Game Of Thrones). Good so far......


    Having thoroughly enjoyed Game Of Thrones, am now heading slowly into Book 2......
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Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:00 pm

  • the correction sheets of "berlin requiem" by a certain peter huth (-;
    The voice of freedom and truth
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Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:00 pm

  • Most of the way through Stephen King's 11/22/63. Brilliant as ever. Can't wait to find out how it finishes....
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Wed Apr 02, 2014 12:33 pm

  • essexboyinwales wrote:Most of the way through Stephen King's 11/22/63. Brilliant as ever. Can't wait to find out how it finishes....


    Wow. Just Wow. And this time I really mean it :wink:

    SK truly is the master. An amazing book from someone with an incredible imagination and story-telling ability.

    In the end, as much as this was a time-travelling story, it was as much a history lesson and a wonderful heart-wrenching love story. Am seriously considering reading it through again straightaway.


    Can anyone suggest a novel involving time travel which comes close to this? The man himself recommends "Time And Again" by Jack Finney.


    Anyway, even if you've never read a SK book, please give this a go if you like a great story
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Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:28 pm

  • Have now waded through the 3rd installment of George Martin's epic series and still enjoying it, but struggling slightly to keep up with who all the characters are. Guessing that the list of who's who at the back of the 7th book will be longer than the actual story...

    Now started Dr. Sleep by Stephen King.
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Sat Oct 25, 2014 7:50 pm

  • Sophocles (specifically the Oedipus Trilogy), Anthem by Ayn Rand (Rush gave me that idea), & The Chronicles of Narnia. Oh and "From a Buick 8" By Stephen King!
    Mine is a real fine line, it imagines it's one of a kind.
    It would take me over, under water!
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Mon Nov 24, 2014 8:46 pm

  • thelivingpast wrote:Sophocles (specifically the Oedipus Trilogy),

    That's going to be a laugh a minute! :mrgreen:
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