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What are you reading the week of February 5, 2012? (Original Post) DUgosh Feb 2012 OP
Fatal Error, by J.A.Jance Ptah Feb 2012 #1
Under the Dome by Stephen King jannyk Feb 2012 #2
Funny story about Under the Dome matt819 Feb 2012 #25
I did read 11-22-63 and it was good jannyk Feb 2012 #30
The Englishman's Boy - Guy Vanderhaeghe. I just "discovered" this writer and the japple Feb 2012 #3
"Dreaming of the Bones" by Deborah Crombie MaineDem Feb 2012 #4
colleen McCullough's enormous series of hisorical novels pscot Feb 2012 #5
Still on THE TORSE IN THE TOWN by Simon Brett fadedrose Feb 2012 #6
Three Californias, The Wild Shore JitterbugPerfume Feb 2012 #7
Jake Lassiter series by Paul Levine mvccd1000 Feb 2012 #8
Finished Anathem and still Kindling w/Infinite Jest Onceuponalife Feb 2012 #9
Through The Looking Glass hamerfan Feb 2012 #10
I used to recite SheilaT Feb 2012 #18
Am finishing Helene Tursten's first Inspector Huss..looking forward to number two....z Zoigal Feb 2012 #11
If you get MHz Worldview on your cable or satellite system (it's on public access Lydia Leftcoast Feb 2012 #12
Thank you, Lydia. will check it out...didn't know Zoigal Feb 2012 #14
Is NIGHT ROUNDS the first book? n/t MaineDem Feb 2012 #16
The Office of the Dead--the third in Andrew Taylor's Roth Trilogy, Lydia Leftcoast Feb 2012 #13
Oops, forgot my "purse book," which is John Le Carré's The Honorable Schoolboy, Lydia Leftcoast Feb 2012 #20
BOOM TOWN (2006) by Trevor Scott fadedrose Feb 2012 #15
Let us know how it ends up mvccd1000 Feb 2012 #17
Go for this one, m fadedrose Feb 2012 #21
I'll look it up - thanks. mvccd1000 Feb 2012 #22
City of Veils by Zoe Ferraris. SheilaT Feb 2012 #19
MOTOR CITY BLUE (1980) fadedrose Feb 2012 #23
Finished and I liked it... fadedrose Feb 2012 #26
This was book 12 for 2012 - for my info only . . . . nt fadedrose Feb 2012 #27
I hardly remember that one... mvccd1000 Feb 2012 #28
Detroit was the only city occupied and surrendered... fadedrose Feb 2012 #29
Flashback by Dan Simmons matt819 Feb 2012 #24
"V is for Vengeance" by Grafton, latest in her series. TBF Feb 2012 #31

jannyk

(4,810 posts)
2. Under the Dome by Stephen King
Sun Feb 5, 2012, 04:48 PM
Feb 2012

jeebus it weighs a ton. Nightly bed reading is limited to how long I can hold it.

matt819

(10,749 posts)
25. Funny story about Under the Dome
Sat Feb 11, 2012, 11:34 PM
Feb 2012

I listened to the audiobook and really enjoyed it. My wife listened to it and found it somehow lacking. She's not a big Stephen King fan, and we chalked her attitude up to that. After she was done with it, she began asking questions about the book. After a while, it became clear that she skipped the first (of six) parts of the audio book. Funny, with a 1200 page book, you can miss a few hundred pages and just not be sure whether or not you actually missed it.

When you're done with this one, read 11-22-63. I really liked that one. I can't say I've really enjoyed any of the movies made from Stephen King's novels, but I would like to see someone give this one a try.

jannyk

(4,810 posts)
30. I did read 11-22-63 and it was good
Mon Feb 13, 2012, 12:42 AM
Feb 2012

It was that that got me interested in Stephen King again. I'd stopped reading him after 'Christine'.

japple

(9,960 posts)
3. The Englishman's Boy - Guy Vanderhaeghe. I just "discovered" this writer and the
Sun Feb 5, 2012, 08:08 PM
Feb 2012

book is the first in a series of 3. Great for early film history buffs, westerns fans. The writer is from Canada and I think I read about him and the series in Book Page, a monthly freebie from the library.

pscot

(21,024 posts)
5. colleen McCullough's enormous series of hisorical novels
Sun Feb 5, 2012, 11:41 PM
Feb 2012

on the end of the Roman Republic. I've been at it since New Years and still have a ways to go.

fadedrose

(10,044 posts)
6. Still on THE TORSE IN THE TOWN by Simon Brett
Mon Feb 6, 2012, 05:39 PM
Feb 2012

Been through 100 pages or so of boring conversation. I hope they stop talking and being repetitive soon. I'll finish the book, but it's not up to the others in adventuresome detective work...







my book 10

JitterbugPerfume

(18,183 posts)
7. Three Californias, The Wild Shore
Mon Feb 6, 2012, 06:11 PM
Feb 2012

by Kim Stanley Robinson. I just finished it , and I am re-reading Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut while I await the arrival of the other California books .

mvccd1000

(1,534 posts)
8. Jake Lassiter series by Paul Levine
Tue Feb 7, 2012, 12:32 AM
Feb 2012

I've read and enjoyed all of his Solomon vs. Lord books, as well as several stand alone novels he's written. I decided to start the Jake Lassiter series from the beginning: "To Speak for the Dead." I finished that last night and really enjoyed it, so I'll move on to "Night Vision" next.

Onceuponalife

(2,614 posts)
9. Finished Anathem and still Kindling w/Infinite Jest
Tue Feb 7, 2012, 01:58 AM
Feb 2012

After those two behemoths I figured I needed some lighter reading. So.....about halfway into The Appeal by (do I really have to mention WHO?). Fun, swift reading. And corporate polluters and the Christian Right are the bad guys. What more could ya ask?

hamerfan

(1,404 posts)
10. Through The Looking Glass
Tue Feb 7, 2012, 06:05 PM
Feb 2012

I finished up Alice In Wonderland last week (for the first time) and am now on TTLG.
I never knew these were two separate books, I just thought TTLG was a subtitle for AIW.

 

SheilaT

(23,156 posts)
18. I used to recite
Wed Feb 8, 2012, 04:36 PM
Feb 2012

"Speak harshly to your little boy,
and beat him when he sneezes. . . ."
to my sons when they were young. Imagine his surprise when my oldest recently read those books and discovered I hadn't simply made up the rhyme!

Lydia Leftcoast

(48,217 posts)
12. If you get MHz Worldview on your cable or satellite system (it's on public access
Tue Feb 7, 2012, 11:56 PM
Feb 2012

in Minneapolis), they're running European mystery programs every night except Thursday, and they're going to rerun Irene Huss some time in March, I think.

Lydia Leftcoast

(48,217 posts)
13. The Office of the Dead--the third in Andrew Taylor's Roth Trilogy,
Tue Feb 7, 2012, 11:56 PM
Feb 2012

which is the story of a sociopath told in reverse chronological order, starting with the crime that leads to the perpetrator's capture and working back to the person's adolescence and childhood. (Book 1 is The Four Last Things and Book 2 is The Judgement of Strangers.)

Lydia Leftcoast

(48,217 posts)
20. Oops, forgot my "purse book," which is John Le Carré's The Honorable Schoolboy,
Thu Feb 9, 2012, 01:52 AM
Feb 2012

the sequel to Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, which I read a couple of months ago.

fadedrose

(10,044 posts)
15. BOOM TOWN (2006) by Trevor Scott
Wed Feb 8, 2012, 03:17 AM
Feb 2012

First in a series of two, so far.

Tony Caruso, a private investigator working out of his home-office in an old Ford pickup, with his German-trained bomb-sniffing dog Panzer, a Giant Schnauzer, in Bend, Oregon

It's in paperback, but a larger size. Also at Amazon Kindle for .99



Book 11 of 2012

mvccd1000

(1,534 posts)
17. Let us know how it ends up
Wed Feb 8, 2012, 10:13 AM
Feb 2012

I read "Drifting Back" by Trevor Scott and thought it got off to a great start, but I was much less impressed by the end.

fadedrose

(10,044 posts)
21. Go for this one, m
Thu Feb 9, 2012, 10:45 AM
Feb 2012

Tony sure isn't celibate, jes' let'n you know.....

Not the best book I ever read by any means (nor the worst), but I liked it...

mvccd1000

(1,534 posts)
22. I'll look it up - thanks.
Thu Feb 9, 2012, 11:38 AM
Feb 2012

I just downloaded 3 today; a free one, a $0.99 one, and the 3rd Jake Lassiter book by Paul Levine for $2.99. I'll add Boom Town to my list.

 

SheilaT

(23,156 posts)
19. City of Veils by Zoe Ferraris.
Wed Feb 8, 2012, 04:38 PM
Feb 2012

It takes place in Saudi Arabia, as does her previous book, Finding Nouf.

The author is an American who lived there for several years when she was married to a Saudi. I like both books immensely.

fadedrose

(10,044 posts)
23. MOTOR CITY BLUE (1980)
Fri Feb 10, 2012, 12:20 PM
Feb 2012

This is the very first book of the Detroit series featuring Amos Walker, PI. Amos' speech and thoughts are entrenched in a mobster-based language that takes some getting used to...almost like reading a book by a foreign author
Lots of goofy characters and action after bit of a slow start, and it's moving along at a fast pace.

fadedrose

(10,044 posts)
26. Finished and I liked it...
Sun Feb 12, 2012, 02:23 AM
Feb 2012

Reminds me of an old 40's movie with Bogart, etc.

I'll get the next one soon...

Oh, the picture of the author on the back cover - if they ever make a movie about Estleman, I think Johnny Depp would be perfect for the part.

mvccd1000

(1,534 posts)
28. I hardly remember that one...
Sun Feb 12, 2012, 02:45 AM
Feb 2012

I read the series in the '80s when I worked in a library, so the early ones are buried deep in the memory banks somewhere. I love the little Detroit tidbits he throws in throughout the books, though; stuff like the Purple Gang running booze across the river (in cars!) during Prohibition, or the goings-on in the old Detroit PD HQ at 1300.

He also has a great trilogy of Detroit through the years, including the glory days of the automotive industry and the time of the riots in the 60s. I think some of the names are Edsel and Stress.

fadedrose

(10,044 posts)
29. Detroit was the only city occupied and surrendered...
Sun Feb 12, 2012, 03:03 AM
Feb 2012

When the British led by I forget-who, with Indians, attacked it and marched down the street - Detroit surrendered...the only city to ever have done that....

I was thinking of putting in the "post something memorable" thread but was too lazy....

Maybe before I take the book back, I'll do it....

This book was about the gangster with the voice box who had Amos look for his charge (after her parents died) and Amos found her...doing all the things you'd expect and more...(she was a bad guy)...

matt819

(10,749 posts)
24. Flashback by Dan Simmons
Sat Feb 11, 2012, 11:30 PM
Feb 2012

He's a prolific author, but this is the first of his that I've picked up. A dystopian America ca 2038, 23 years into the jobless recovery, as one character observes. All hell has broken loose, and the country is governed, if that's the word, by Japanese federal advisors. Weird, so far. Not sure if I'll continue.

Also, Mission Canyon, by Meg Gardiner. Far fetched mystery/crime/whatever. Her first book in this series was also far-fetched and more than a little annoying, and, yet, I'm back. I prefer her Jo Becket series.

Also, just finished Preston & Childs' latest, Gideon's Corpse. You want far-fetched, you got it in spades here - 5 miles down grade V rapids with no raft, no problem; commandeering an Army Viper (?) vehicle and outrunning the bad guys; breaking into, and out of, top secret installations; you get the idea. But I like Gideon, so I forgive P&C their transgressions.

Also just finished The Fear Index by Robert Harris. Also falls into the far-fetched category, or not, depending on your affinity for tin-foil hat perspectives. Basically, algorithm stock trading gone wild. Be afraid. Be very afraid.

Also listening to The Corpse in the Koryo, the first in a series by James Church. It's a little too much of an Americanized version, if that makes any sense, of North Korea. The story's okay, but the characters aren't behaving as I think North Koreans would behave. Of course, who does? In this category, I also finished, a couple of weeks ago, The Orphan Master's Son, which I found a little more true to how I think North Korean's would behave. But even then, I'm just not sure. I'm also reading a couple of non-fictions books about North Korea, and I just don't see North Koreans behaving as the characters in these two books are behaving.

TBF

(32,326 posts)
31. "V is for Vengeance" by Grafton, latest in her series.
Mon Feb 13, 2012, 10:04 AM
Feb 2012

It was a fun book, typically of hers.

Next on my Kindle is the new Deborah Crombie book "No Mark Upon Her".

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