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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Jestak » Sun May 08, 2011 1:46 am

Current reading:

1) Faceless Killers, by Henning Mankell. This is the first in Mankell's much-praised series featuring Swedish detective Kurt Wallander. In this one he's in charge of investigating a double murder that took place at a remote farmhouse. I'm not quite halfway in and it's pretty good so far, good enough that I'm pretty sure I'll continue with the series.

2) The Godfather, by Jon Lewis. I'm just starting this, one of the compact but generally informative volumes in the BFI Film Classics series.

3) The Death and Life of the Great American School System, by Diane Ravitch. Ravitch has been a leading scholar and writer on education issues for nearly 40 years; for much of that time she's been more or less in the same camp with political conservatives on a lot of issues. But she's been doing quite a lot of rethinking of her views, and this book is the result. Pretty good.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Jestak » Wed May 11, 2011 12:31 am

Current reading:

1) Requiem for an Assassin, by Barry Eisler. This is the sixth, and so far the last, of Eisler's books featuring Japanese-American assassin John Rain. In this outing, Rain is trying to break with his violent past, but the kidnapping of his sometime ally and friend Dox forces him back into action. Eisler has done an excellent job with this series; whether he ever resumes it or moves on to other books and characters, I'll always be interested in anything he writes.

2) Revolution 1989, by Victor Sebestyen. Sebestyen is an expatriate Hungarian journalist; this book is his account of the collapse of Soviet control in Eastern Europe over the course of the 1980s. I'd highly recommend this book; it's a well-written and researched account of a very important period in recent history.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by cullengirl » Wed May 11, 2011 1:54 pm

Currently reading:

Villete by Charolette Bronte
Lipstick Laws by Amy Holder
Passage to Freedom by Ken Mochizuki
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by pennybug84 » Wed May 11, 2011 5:45 pm

Leven Thumps and the Whispered Secret - Obert Skye
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Melody » Fri May 13, 2011 12:29 pm

Half way through The Host and then moving onto The Queens lady. I might re-read pride and prejudice for the millionth time after that...
Read a great book called Looking for JJ a while back. Really good read for those who are looking for something!

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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Jestak » Sat May 14, 2011 1:06 am

I finished the Barry Eisler book and moved on to a title in another of my favorite series, Storm Prey by John Sandford. The twentieth (!) of the "Prey" books featuring Lucas Davenport, it's a pretty good one. A trio of hoods breaks into the pharmacy at a major Minneapolis hospital, making off with a fortune in prescription drugs. One witness saw them as they made a getaway--Lucas's surgeon wife, Weather Karkinnen. A complex cat-and-mouse game ensues, as Lucas tries to catch the robbers and keep his wife alive.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Jestak » Sun May 15, 2011 12:39 pm

Now reading:

1) Murder Between the Covers, by Elaine Viets. This is the second in the "Dead End Job Mysteries," featuring Helen Hawthorne. Still working off the books to avoid paying alimony to her cheating ex-husband, Helen is now working in a Florida bookstore. One day, none other than the store's owner turns up dead, and a friend of Helen's is implicated in the crime.

2) Russia Against Napoleon, by Dominic Lieven. Another good history of Napoleon's invasion of Russia in 1812. What separates this one from others, even good ones like Adam Zamoyski's Moscow 1812, is Lieven's detailed focus on Russia's side of the conflict.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Edwards Ragazza » Sun May 15, 2011 5:37 pm

I am Four by Pittacus Lore. I think that is how I spell his or her name. So far its ok and I believe the movie is out on dvd this tuesday so hopefully I will be done with the book.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by SwanCullen » Mon May 16, 2011 12:37 am

I am re-reading "The Girl Who Played With Fire". If you have not read the Girl With The Dragon tattoo series, you should. It's AMAZING! Definitly not a YA book though, as it has VERY adult themes (and violence) in it.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Edwards Ragazza » Mon May 16, 2011 1:05 am

Jenn I haven't read the booke however watched the foreign films and enjoyed them a lot.

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