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    Quote Originally Posted by cablejockey View Post
    I have just started Broken Harbor by Tana French. I love reading her books and this is the latest! Its so interesting so read about crime set in a place like Ireland. I like the descriptions of the settings and the characters--so different from what I am used to.
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012...-french-review
    I enjoyed In the Woods. by her.

    I just started another book by Stuart MacBride- Cold Granite
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    I like Stuart MacBride too! You get the Scottish viewpoint of crime!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cablejockey View Post
    I like Stuart MacBride too! You get the Scottish viewpoint of crime!
    I know! you turned me onto him

    I love his dark dark humor.
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    Tana French has a new book out? I LOVE her books! Are there characters that cross over from the other books?
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    Yes. Apparently the main character in this one is a minor character from Faithful Place.

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    So I just read through the Earth Children (Clan of the Cave Bear) series. I really enjoyed them until the last 150 pages of the last book. It seemed so out of character for one of the leads and seemed to completely negate the other 5 books. Boo!! I do admit, also, that I often skipped through all the nitty gritty details of flora and fauna of that time but mostly b/c it was late at night and I wanted to read the actual story. That said, for being written over almost 30 years, I was pretty impressed with it all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gutmutter View Post
    I had to skip ahead on this audio book, too. the Crichton book was ridiculously didactic.
    Gut, I can't comment on the Crichton book you read, as I never read that one.

    I would, however, highly recommend his book, Rising Sun. One of my favorite books ever. I think you'll enjoy it, too.
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    I'm really having bad luck with audio books. I think it's mostly a problem of what the local library likes to order. I got The Saffron Kitchen but couldn't even finish the first disc... I'm not spoiling anything here because all this happens on the first page - a woman miscarries because her orphaned cousin kicks her in the stomach running from his abusive aunt (the girl's mother) for skipping school where he's being bullied because he just arrived from Iran. The mother, horrified at causing her grandchild's miscarriage - runs away to her childhood home in Iran. I think a large part of the book is about her growing up there, but I just wasn't into that much sadness. Life's too short.
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    Finished I, Zombie by Hugh Howey this weekend and really recommend it to fans of the genre. The different stories are told from the points of view of the infected instead of the usual human side of the story, and while there was still a good bit of gore, several of the chapters were quite touching and sad. Two (rotten) thumbs up!

    Now I'm reading The Fall of Anne Boleyn: A Countdown by Claire Ridgway as a change of pace. Very addictive reading so far...
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    Re: What are you reading?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fanny Mare View Post
    I enjoyed In the Woods. by her.

    I just started another book by Stuart MacBride- Cold Granite
    I love crime novels set in other countries. I have a book by her on my nook thinking she sounded good. I will definitely have to read it. Another excellent author is Jo Nesbo. He is a very good Norweigan crime novelist. The books in English start at book 3 though. Book one is to be published in October.

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