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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #30 on: December 23, 2006, 08:37:58 am »
i just finished the last book in the Series of Nina Reilly legal thrillers, Case of Lies, by Perri O'Shaughnessy.
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #31 on: December 23, 2006, 11:58:41 am »
I read Blink over the summer.
But I MUCH preferred The Tipping Point.
Me, too.  I thought Blink was just aiight.

My Book of the Year is a richly, imaginative adventure by Yann Martel entitled, Life of Pi.  Pi is one of those books that I read slower towards the end because I didn't want the story to end.
Loved Life of Pi.  Great book.

My favorite mystery remains, The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse by Robert Rankin.  I dare anyone to read it and not love it.
Perfect timing.  I'll move that to the top of my list for the holidays.
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #32 on: December 24, 2006, 10:46:00 am »
Dresden Files


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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #33 on: January 02, 2007, 12:51:10 pm »
Enjoyed Freakonomics.
Found it informative and interesting.  Looking for a sequel or something.
Thanx for the heads-up Curtis and Wise.

Reefer Madness by Eric Schossler examines pornography, ganja and migrant workers America's Black Market.  It didn't suck.  I'll never look at strawberries the same again.  :-[

Currently enjoying Blood Child by Octavia Butler and The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini.

I've got a LOT of catching up to do.


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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #34 on: January 02, 2007, 01:54:23 pm »
Enjoyed Freakonomics.
Found it informative and interesting.  Looking for a sequel or something.
Thanx for the heads-up Curtis and Wise.

Reefer Madness by Eric Schossler examines pornography, ganja and migrant workers America's Black Market.  It didn't suck.  I'll never look at strawberries the same again.  :-[

Currently enjoying Blood Child by Octavia Butler and The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini.

I've got a LOT of catching up to do.



I've loved Octavia since the 90s,she's off da heezy.I am gonna gaffle a lotta the books suggested here,good looking out one and all.

The Black Jacobins,C.L.R. JAMES. CIVILIZATION OR BARBARISM,Dr. Cheikh Ante Diop. THE DESTRUCTION OF BLACK CIVILIZATION,DR. CHANCELLOR WILLIAMS (dopest book of my life).Loved Tom Clancy's RAINBOW SIX,like SPLINTER CELL series,loved RICHARD MARCINKO'S ROGUE WARRIOR SERIES...currently readin THE FACE by KOONTZ
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #35 on: January 03, 2007, 12:30:38 pm »
Transgressions, Vol. 3. Ed McBain, Donald Westlake and Walter Mosley all have short stories in this volume.   Great Stuff.

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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #36 on: January 03, 2007, 12:41:50 pm »
The Hero with an African Face: Mythic Wisdom of Traditional Africa by Clyde Forde
Kind of a companion piece to Joseph Campbell's The Hero with a Thousand Faces.  Campbell's work is brilliant but dismissive of African mythology.  Forde's book corrects that.
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #37 on: January 03, 2007, 05:58:48 pm »
Still reading Black Athena.
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #38 on: January 03, 2007, 06:19:44 pm »
I just finished Cross, James Patterson newest book in the Alex Cross series.

Next I think I am going to read Mitch Albom's For One More Day, followed by Michael Crichton's Next.

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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #39 on: January 05, 2007, 06:46:47 pm »
I just finished Cross, James Patterson newest book in the Alex Cross series.

Next I think I am going to read Mitch Albom's For One More Day, followed by Michael Crichton's Next.


i am ASTOUNDED that James Patterson can write a brotha so well...I loved Cross since KISS THE GIRLS,and I am going to acquire his whole run...props to James,he does a very good job.Especially for a White dude.So does Bendis with Cage.

But RH or PRIEST should write cage...and PRIEST is THE MAN for THE FALCON...although in the ANNUAL ole boi did a good job with ULTIMATE FALCON when he was chillin with Cap and they had to fight Zemo I think it was...what'shisname again? The author of that book?
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #40 on: January 05, 2007, 08:15:43 pm »
I just finished Cross, James Patterson newest book in the Alex Cross series.

Next I think I am going to read Mitch Albom's For One More Day, followed by Michael Crichton's Next.


i am ASTOUNDED that James Patterson can write a brotha so well...I loved Cross since KISS THE GIRLS,and I am going to acquire his whole run...props to James,he does a very good job.Especially for a White dude.So does Bendis with Cage.

I'll tell you this.  THe Alex Cross books are not overly complex and often follow the same pattern, but DAMN are they fun.  I always know it will be a fun ride and and finish it off in a few days.

When I was home for the holidays I lent the book to my father.  He finished it and said "I don't know why they just don't make an Alex Cross movie and have Morgan Freeman play Cross."  I replied, "Not only have they made 2 Alex Cross monies with Morgan Freeman, but you've seen them both."  He couldn't stop laughing after that.

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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #41 on: February 10, 2007, 08:47:13 am »
Good time for a bumping!

I'm reading Dean Koontz's "Frankenstein, Book Two: City of Night". It's not the usual style I'd expect from Koontz. It must his co-writer, Ed Gorman. But the rendition of the 'monster' is amazing. The story takes place in the present. Both the 'monster' and Frankenstein are still alive. But the mad scientist doesn't use the same method to creating new creatures. He uses cloning and genetic engineer. That difference inspires the belief that the 'monsters' birth might have been more supernatural. The lightning bolt might have been sent from on high, endowing the monster with some gifts, possibly a soul. One of those gifts is understanding the 'quantam nature of the universe'. The dude can vanish into thin air, teleport around the world!
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #42 on: February 10, 2007, 12:08:07 pm »
I just finished reading the 2 books The Man In the Basement and Six Easy Pieces both by Walter Mosely.

The Man In the Basement is very a diffirent style of book for him. I found it interesting (?)  but I have thing it had some profund points that I enjoyed I have already passed it on to for someone else to read.

The other book is typical ...

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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #43 on: February 10, 2007, 12:48:51 pm »
The other book is typical ...
Cheirel, what did you mean by typical here?  Typical of Mosely's Easy Rawlin's series?  (It's a collection of shorter stories.)  Typical pop mystery? 

I haven't yet read Man in the Basement.  So, you'd recommend it?
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #44 on: February 10, 2007, 06:52:29 pm »
I just finished reading the 2 books The Man In the Basement and Six Easy Pieces both by Walter Mosely.

The Man In the Basement is very a diffirent style of book for him. I found it interesting (?)  but I have thing it had some profund points that I enjoyed I have already passed it on to for someone else to read.

The other book is typical ...


I read Man in the Basement a couple years ago or so. I loved it. I like Mosley when he's writes books NOT about that private detective series. The Wave and Futureland both were great scifi books written by Mosley.