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What books are you reading right now?

Discussion in 'Tilted Art, Photography, Music & Literature' started by sapiens, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. A Merciful Secret by Kendra Elliot
     
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  2. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & don't criticize.

    Location:
    Large City, TX
    I haven't been able to get into John Irving, Setting Free The Bears just isn't holding my attention.

    I'm going to give Nobody's Fool by Richard Russo (I enjoyed Empire Falls) a try,
    as well as Black And Blue by Anna Quindlen.
    Hopefully one or both will break my No Reading Funk.
     
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  3. OMFG, finally, I said, FINALLY, finished 1984. I really must get back into the habit of reading. I'm spending way too much time on the Roku and YouTube. Started The Scattered And The Dead, Book 2.0. Back to the zombies for me!
     
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  4. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & don't criticize.

    Location:
    Large City, TX
    Black And Blue was an interesting, but not great, read. I wouldn't label it Just For Women, but in many ways it is. The publishers weren't sneaky, the jacket blurb and the Oprah seal pretty much give this away. The biggest problem I have with BAB is the main character makes a stupid decision with with weak justification, esp. since she knows it will most likely be disastrous. She pays a dear price later, yet never fully acknowledges that her bad decision led to the situation. The last third of the book is weak.

    I'm 168 pages into the 610 page Nobody's Fool. I'm enjoying it, but I hope that Russo is through introducing new characters. It reminds me of Empire Falls--write what you know--but some of the characters are much weirder. I'd say Russo is influenced by John Irving (which is mentioned in the cover blurb, which is a connection I would've made anyway, which is most likely of no interest to you :p).
     
  5. Wildmermaid

    Wildmermaid Very Tilted

    Location:
    Pacific Northwest
    I don't read when depressed. Does anyone else have that problem?

    Reading the Alienist by Caleb Carr now.
     
  6. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & don't criticize.

    Location:
    Large City, TX
    Yes, most definitely. When I'm depressed reading is too much work. If I do read, the book has to be relatively short, fast paced, & very entertaining.

    Please report back on The Alienist, that has caught my eye several times but I've never read it.
    Now I'm trying to remember :confused: if I've read any of Carr's other books.
     
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  7. redravin

    redravin Cynical Optimist Donor

    Location:
    North
    I really enjoyed The Alienist.
    Sorry to say I didn't enjoy the TV show.
     
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  8. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & don't criticize.

    Location:
    Large City, TX
    Is The Alienest part of series, or at least partially related to another of Caleb's novels? Something in the jacket blurb is sticking in my mind..........
     
  9. redravin

    redravin Cynical Optimist Donor

    Location:
    North

    There is a second book called Angel of Darkness that I haven't read yet.
     
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  10. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & don't criticize.

    Location:
    Large City, TX
    Moghul Buffet, by Cheryl Benard. Very entertaining so far.

    Major score at a thrift store, Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee, and Selected One-Act Plays by Horton Foote.
     
  11. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & don't criticize.

    Location:
    Large City, TX
    Moghul Buffet had a very disappointing ending. Some things were wrapped up too conveniently, some not at all, and some were unclear.

    I finished Go Set A Watchman. This novel was very uneven. It was supposedly written before To Kill A Mockingbird, and it definitely reads like a first attempt. Example/Semi-spoiler/Teaser: An eleven year old girl being ignorant of sexual intercourse and pregnancy I'll buy, her not noticing what a pregnant woman looks like is totally unbelievable. I'll post more later, I hate making long posts pecking on my phone.
     
  12. Freetofly

    Freetofly Diving deep into the abyss

    Just finished Dan Brown's Origin. I love the character Professor Langdon.
     
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  13. SirLance

    SirLance Death Therapist

    Reading "The Whispering Room" by Dean Koontz. I love his work... great read.
     
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  14. redravin

    redravin Cynical Optimist Donor

    Location:
    North
    The Fireman by Joe Hill
    Good world building and really creepy what-ifs make for a seriously good set up.
    I've liked him since Horns and didn't know he was Stephen Kings son.
     
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  15. Japchae

    Japchae Very Tilted

    I didn't know that about Joe Hill. Good book. Audiobooked that one late last year.
     
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  16. DAKA

    DAKA Bent out of shape Donor

    Location:
    Fort Lauderdale
    Daniel Siva...House of spies...good book, good writer
     
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  17. Finally, I said, FINALLY, finished The Scattered And The Dead Vol. 2.0. Still on a zombie kick though, so I'm currently reading Dead Bodies Bite, Book Two.
     
  18. Leto

    Leto Slightly Tilted

    Location:
    Toronto
    REading more of the Jack Reacher books. Just finished the latest novel " the Midnight Line" and am now working on the short story collection " No Middle Name"
     
  19. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & don't criticize.

    Location:
    Large City, TX
    I haven't yet started
    Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink,
    Elvis Costello memoir.
     
  20. SirLance

    SirLance Death Therapist

    Lincoln at Gettysburgh
     
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