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MagicSanta
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Wait....they have books on the Monk character? I love Monk!
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On a Michael Connelly kick right now....The Scarecrow
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Yes Monk books are written by the screenwriter of the show actually like them more than the show.
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You should check them out for sure you will love them good to have some fellow Monk fans around.
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On 2010-09-19 20:53, danmarimba123 wrote:
On a Michael Connelly kick right now....The Scarecrow


I'm a huge detective fiction fan, and Connelly is one of my favorites. Unfortunately, I've read all of his books to date, but The Reversal comes out in about two weeks.
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Tragically I was an only twin - Peter Cook. Very, very funny.

I enjoyed Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow, but I remember thinking "really?" at a certain bedroom practice.

McCollough's Rome books are good. I was put off for a long time by her romance novel past, but finally gave in to a recommendation.

Thanks for the clue about the Monk books.

Cheers,
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Theory: about to finish scripting magic, then moving on to close up presentations

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"Sphinx" by Robin Cook. Second time around after about 15 or so years.

Love all of his medical thrillers but Sphinx is in a different vein from the rest. Not necessairly one of his better works but I do love "Egyptology" and this makes the book very intriging for me.
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Right now I'm in the middle of The Bullpen Gospels by Dirk Hayhurst Smile. The book chronicles a "career" minor leaguer in his efforts to make it to the big leagues. So far I've found it to be very interesting and very well written.

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I knew a career minor leaguer, his wife finally made him get a job at UPS.
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On 2010-09-19 22:09, LobowolfXXX wrote:
I'm a huge detective fiction fan....


Me too. Perhaps you can tip me to some new authors I haven't read. One of the downsides to living abroad is that you aren't surrounded by books in your native language, so it's a bit difficult to get decent tips. Speaking of Michael Connelly (who I like very much), John Connelly is especially interesting to those who have a bit of a dark twist within them. Not saying that I do, but I sure love his books.

As for myself and what I'm reading: I'm reading Lawrence Lampert's How Philosophy Became Socratic: A Study of Plato's "Protagoras," "Charmides," and "Republic", which is a surprisingly fresh turn in Platonic studies. My bedtime reading is the Library of America edition of Lovecraft, and John Magus' Arcana of Bizarre Magic.

For work purposes I'm working through perhaps a dozen books, and I don't want to bore everyone with a list. At the moment I'm reading a general introduction to linguistics called The Study of Language, by George Yule. I mention it because I think it would be interesting to some of you, too.

But the most interesting thing happened to me this morning. I was looking for a book for the bathtub, and a book caught my eye that I simply don't recall having seen before. I recall neither buying it nor receiving it as a gift. It's called Topography of Terror, and is the book issued to accompany some Berlin museum exhibit (which I didn't attend) about the administration of terror in Nazi Germany.

Simply bizarre. A very serious book which I don't recall acquiring (or even hearing or reading about, for that matter; I was simply unaware of its existence) just hiding in my own bookshelf for me to disover. Kind of like a ghost story or something. Of course, work is suffering because I felt compelled to start reading it....
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The Ruins by Scott Smith (don't bother with the movie)
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith
Paul is Undead: The British Zombie Invasion by Alan Goldsher
Cell by Stephen King

Currently reading Skeptic by Holden Scott

Next up is The Strain by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan
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On 2010-09-20 07:22, Milian wrote:
Most recently finished:
The Ruins by Scott Smith (don't bother with the movie)
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith
Paul is Undead: The British Zombie Invasion by Alan Goldsher
Cell by Stephen King

Currently reading Skeptic by Holden Scott

Next up is The Strain by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan


And how was Abe and the vampires?
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.--Yeats
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On 2010-09-20 09:08, Magnus Eisengrim wrote:

And how was Abe and the vampires?


I had the exact same qeustion myself.
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Hop on Pop,

Nice rhythms, an almost Kipling or Poe quality.

Every word is carefully chosen.

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"Be Expert With Map & Compass; The Complete Orienteering Handbook" by Bjorn Kjellstrom, and "A Journey to the Center of the Earth" by Jules Verne.

If you like detective stories which are funny then check out "Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency" and the sequel "The Long Dark Teatime of the Soul," by Douglas Adams.
"The fool is one who doesn't know what you have just found out."
~Will Rogers
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I love books on compasses and maps....we high desert people need to know this stuff.
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Um, I'm currently reading this thread on the "Not very magical, still..." forum about what people are currently reading. Actually, I'm reading the reply I'm about to post. Now I'm reading a button labeled "Submit Reply"...
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