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Ruby Emerald
Ruby Emerald
Super Steeper

Jul-27-2006 03:15

I know we already have the Sleuths Bookshelf, but people there talk about their general tastes, what books they liked in childhood etc. I'd like all of us to share with others what we are reading now, do we like it or not and to recommend the books we like. Possibly we could have a similar thread for movies.

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Lady Emerald Devon
Lady Emerald Devon
Nomad

Aug-18-2006 12:12

I am currently reading Sourcery, the 5th in the Disc World Series by Terry Pratchett. Rincewind and Luggage are in it and I adore Luggage.

eBooks are fantastic, I love reading them in the bath... or snuggling up with them on a rainy afternoon in bed with a cuppa ;)

Greyling
Greyling

Aug-18-2006 14:20

Sunny, so great to hear you liked "Shadow of the Wind" too. It's one of those books where I'm aching to talk to everyone about my suspicions and concerns, atmospheric passages and favourite characters. I'm tempted to ask you a million questions, just as I'm constantly tempted to flip ahead to make sure this and that character is still around, but I also know it would ruin the thrill of the surprise, so I'll just stay in suspense :D

LED, I read "Lords and Ladies" (think it's the 14th in the series) many years ago, and strangely enough it's still the only one of Pratchett's books that I've read despite the fact that I absolutely loved it and have reread it more times than I can count :D

yoyofoshow
yoyofoshow
Old Shoe

Aug-18-2006 18:25

The Lost Horizon by James Hilton. I didn't know that hotel manageres could write stories until I read this. Very good. just some background knowledge on Shangrila

Dr. Lucifer Jones
Dr. Lucifer Jones

Aug-18-2006 19:43

I am currently reading -

"Lolita," by Vladimir Nabokov.
"Damien," by Herman Hesse.
"Siddhartha," by Herman Hesse.
"Fight Club," by Chuck Palahniuk.
The Mahabharata.
And the Qu'ran.

Secret_Squirrel
Secret_Squirrel
Safety Officer

Nov-1-2006 16:06

Just started "Wicked: Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West" by Greogry Maguire. It's the book the musical Wicked is based on. It's his first - I've read all of his others, but for some strange reason have come to this last.

Teerawk
Teerawk

Nov-1-2006 18:24

Fahrenheit 451-Ray Bradburry. Currently, I'm wondering if I'm ever going to get through chapter 1. It's good though.
The Deadly Curse of Toco-Rey-Frank Peretti. Second time reading this. It's awesome.
The Case of the Halloween Ghosts-John R. Erickson. Hilarious book.
Legend of Burning Water-Sigmund Brouwer. Awesome book, just like everything else by Sigmund Brouwer.

Sleuth Sindy
Sleuth Sindy
Bounty Hunter

Nov-1-2006 18:29

I'm reading the last book in the Lemony Snicket "Series of Unfortunate Events."

biggie528
biggie528
Lucky Stiff

Nov-1-2006 19:36

This message board....

*waits for the dumb joke bi**h slap that should come from someone anytime now*

crunchpatty
crunchpatty
Old Shoe

Nov-2-2006 00:56

*pimpslaps biggie with extra knucklage*

The ingredients label on a bag of plain potatoes.

Lady Ruby Caplan
Lady Ruby Caplan
Well-Connected

Nov-2-2006 03:13

I'm re-reading for the umpteeth time, ' Harry and the Stone' (as I like to call it). And trying to re-read "The Boring Code" or as others like to call it, "The Da Vinci Code." Seriously, what a piece of crap.

Dan Brown is a very sucky writer. He takes a very cool idea that could have been fantastic and adds a script that reads like a first draft, flat characters with forced foribles and would create more bloody suspense if he added SUDDENLY, like a eight year might.

NOT a good author at all. Who was this guys editor? Should be shot.
I've read all of Dan's books and they're all as bad as each other, the only one, I sort of enjoyed was "Deception Point" except his goes a little over the top as usual. Shame really, as the ideas behind his books are good.

I just finished reading Jasper Fforde's "The Big Over Easy" .

I've raved about this author before on the Sleuth Bookshelf page.
He'd write Dan Brown off any day.

He's very witty, clever and funny.
Here's what a critic had to say, "It is great not just because it's very FUNNY [ see, I told you ] but also because it works properly as a whodunnit. Comic Genius."

Yeah, that's right, a GENIUS, just like Leonardo Da Vinci :) and it's a detective story.



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