What Are You All Reading?!

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  • Frannie Banannie
    Frannie Banannie
    False Memory & From the corner of his eye were good ones too.

    ooooooooooo, yeahhhhh, Ang! Have ya read "The Face"?

    My 15 year old has just got hooked on a Stephen King series

    The Gunslinger series: Wizard and Glass Wastelands and others from that series..

    Hot Diggety, SpecialK! Is that series a "spinoff" from "The Stand"?

  • Special K
    Special K

    I'm not sure Frannie. He's just started reading Stephen King this year.

    It seems that Stephen King has left the author of the Harry Potter Series in the dust as far as my son is concerned. .. He's growing UP!..and has crossed over from Tween age books to Adult.

    Here is an editorial review for Big Bad Wolf by James Patterson

    Interesting what Stephen King had to say (in bold). I take it they are in competition?

    From Publishers Weekly In a recent column in Entertainment Weekly, Stephen King cited Patterson's thrillers as the example of "dopey" bestsellers. We hope that doesn't mean that those who enjoy them are dopes, because this new one is vastly entertaining. Alex Cross, Patterson's black lawman hero, has left the D.C. police force for the FBI. But Cross was a star cop, so when the Bureau becomes aware that attractive white women are disappearing at an unusually high rate in the nation's capital, Cross, despite still being in training at Quantico, is brought onto the case and is personally mentored by the Bureau's director, earning the ire of some Feds but the support of others. Behind the disappearances is a sexual slavery operation run as a sideline by one of the more believable and most compellingly evil villains in the Patterson universe, the Wolf, a mysterious former KGB man who's now the world's top mobster. The narrative throughout is swift and varied, as Patterson cuts among the diabolical schemes of a Russian magnate who may be the Wolf, the plight of several kidnap victims, the dogged pursuit by Cross and company of the Wolf, and the hideous designs of the members of an encrypted computer chat room who pay the Wolf fortunes to snatch women who fit their fantasies. And there's domestic drama, too, as the mother of Cross's young son, Alex, decides that she wants her boy back. Full of plot surprises and featuring a balanced mix of intrigue, hard action and angst, the novel, on which Patterson notably does not share cover credit, grips from start to finish. The Alex Cross series remains Patterson's finest, and this is the finest Cross in years. Maybe we're dopes, but we're smiling ones.
    Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.


  • Frannie Banannie
    Frannie Banannie

    Hooray for your son, SpecialK! Tho....it IS kinda sad to see 'em grow up so fast, eh?

    WOW! I'm with Publisher's Weekly! S King sounds a mite "bitter" and envious of the Patterson competition....funny...he doesn't do that to Koontz I LOVE the Alex Cross series that Patterson is doing! And I can't wait to finish the Kay Scarpetta adventure and start "The Big Bad Wolf"!!

  • Evesapple

    Some of my favorites that I hold on to...

    House of Spirits - Isabelle Allende (Clairvoyancy, love, history, revolution, generations)

    Love in the Time of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez (bittersweet love story)

    Separation of Power - Vince Flynn (Suspense, mystry, espionage, spy)

    Me Talk Pretty One Day - David Sedaris (for a really good laugh)

  • New Castles
    New Castles

    Recently I read "The Davinci Code" I enjoyed very much

  • Cicatrix

    "Ahab's Wife" for the second time, and "Good in Bed."

    But I should be reading my Excel assignment in my computer textbook;)

  • bem

    Frannie High five back atcha'

    For those of you who liked Lord of the Rings you might also like these stories,,, I have never read the LOTR.Or any stories like them.

    My son-n-law was reading the first in this series of books and he recommended the first one to me. I'm so glad he did altho' out of my ordinary line of books they are imo great adventure. And I liked the characters! And the good thing is we waited 'patiently' for each new story to be released... you will be saved that agony!

    They are TOR <tm> fantasy The Symphony of the Ages

    1. Rhapsody:Child of Blood
    2. Prophecy:child of Earth
    3. Destiny:Child of Sky
    4. Requiem for the Sun

    Author: Elizabeth Haydon www.elizabethhaydon.com should have more info.

  • zen nudist
    zen nudist

    let us not forget

    THE HITCHIKERS GUIDE TO THE GALAXY ---Douglas Adams. [more than 4 of them I think]


    Stranger in a strange land -- Heinlien.

  • Mulan

    I am reading "The Family", the biography of the Bush dynasty. It's a really good read. I like biographies, so read lots of them.

    I loved Angels and Demons, and the DaVinci Code.

    Looking forward to reading George Carlin's new book, "When Will Jesus Pass the Pork Chops". He is just so irreverant and funny.

  • RunningMan

    "The Dark Tower" series by Stephen King is not a spin off from "The Stand", as someone asked. However, the Dark Tower series is the culmination of his work, which synthesizes many of the ideas found in other books. Some characters reappear and are expanded. Just about anything by Stephen King is good. He's just such a good writer, although the unspeakable evil business gets a little tiresome after a while. "Hearts in Atlantis" is a great book.

    I just finished "A Painted House" by John Grisham. Nice, light reading, and probably his best book.

    I consider "The White Hotel" by D.M. Thomas and "Slaughterhouse Five" by Kurt Vonnegutt to be the best books ever written - worthy of a couple of reads.

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