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"Dead Last" by James W. Hall, who writes a South Florida crime series starring a character named Thorn. "Dead Last" was solid. I would give it a "B" or 3 out of 4 stars.

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ejr wrote:Stephen King's 11/22/63. Haven't been able to get into his stuff for years, and don't like time travel stuff, but I really am loving this book!
About 1/4 way through it, kind of a slowish start for me but I'm hooked now.
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"One Rough Man" by Brad Taylor. First in a series by a former special ops guy. Had to put the second one down. Those of you who read this genre might like them, though. The main character is named Pike Logan. He's one bad ass SOB ... if even 1/8 of what's in the story is true, I'm glad there are guys like Logan out there protecting the rest of us.

Am about 100 pages into Dean Koontz's new one. Can't say I'm really liking it, but I keep turning the pages. 8)
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For the Low Country people out there, I have an author for you. Her name is Kathryn R. Wall, and she has the feel for the intrigue of life in southeastern South Carolina in her Bay Tanner mystery series. I recently read Judas Island and felt the warmth of a Hilton Head sun on my shoulders as a Hoosier winter descended upon my midwest household. Though an Ohio transplant, she obviously has a passion for the history and present day status of a state both glorified and villified in various ways over the years. READ it. From a Cincinnati boy who feels a connection to the South.

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THE SENSE OF AN ENDING. 2011 Man Booker Award winner by Julian Barnes.
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ScarletB wrote:
ejr wrote:Stephen King's 11/22/63. Haven't been able to get into his stuff for years, and don't like time travel stuff, but I really am loving this book!
About 1/4 way through it, kind of a slowish start for me but I'm hooked now.
I'm also reading this....I'm totally obsessed with JFK so as soon as this came out on iBooks i bought it. im still pretty far from the end, but im loving it. wish i had more time to read it, i'd probably already be done.
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92 In The Shade is my lunchtime read at work. Setup On Front Street is on my Kindle at home.
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Just picked up Mile Marker Zero by William McKeen. :pirate:

Tales of the "characters" that made up the history of Key West back in the day......yes, there is much about Mr. Buffett, too. [smilie=coolup.gif]
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More of a coffee table type of book but still a very good read.

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Finally finished The Farhud. Tough read. I'm going light this time

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It's light reading and quite interesting.
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fins2theleft wrote:
ScarletB wrote:
ejr wrote:Stephen King's 11/22/63. Haven't been able to get into his stuff for years, and don't like time travel stuff, but I really am loving this book!
About 1/4 way through it, kind of a slowish start for me but I'm hooked now.
I'm also reading this....I'm totally obsessed with JFK so as soon as this came out on iBooks i bought it. im still pretty far from the end, but im loving it. wish i had more time to read it, i'd probably already be done.
I was up til past 1AM one "school night" because I couldn't put it down - next day not so productive. It's one of those books I was sad to finish. Almost done with "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close". Unusual story but I'm liking it.
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Okay ... Just a heads up ... David Baldacci's new book, THE INNOCENT, will seriously jack up your life. It's due April 17 ... got the advance readers copy and cannot put it down ... if you liked Robert Ludlum at his peak, I think you'd like this one.

*Update* Finished it just now. It's an honest-to-goodness thriller that grabs you by the throat and doesn't let go. Shazam! :o
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I just read The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. It's really a young adult novel but my 20 yr old daughter wants me to see the movie with her, which comes out on March 23. It's about a girl who lives in a post-apocalyptic country of Panem (where North America once was). The "Capitol" holds absolute power over the rest of the nation. The Hunger Games are an annual event in which one boy and one girl aged 12 to 18 from each of the 12 "districts" are selected by lottery to compete in an arena on TV in which only one person can survive.

It is a trilogy and was disturbing, violent, bloody and I couldn't put it down. Read all three books in 4 days......... :oops: :D
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Carolinadreamin' wrote:I just read The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. It's really a young adult novel but my 20 yr old daughter wants me to see the movie with her, which comes out on March 23. It's about a girl who lives in a post-apocalyptic country of Panem (where North America once was). The "Capitol" holds absolute power over the rest of the nation. The Hunger Games are an annual event in which one boy and one girl aged 12 to 18 from each of the 12 "districts" are selected by lottery to compete in an arena on TV in which only one person can survive.

It is a trilogy and was disturbing, violent, bloody and I couldn't put it down. Read all three books in 4 days......... :oops: :D
Loved them. I read them over a weekend. Could NOT put them down. I've seen the movie trailers and they're stunning.
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in 1941, the United States Marine Corps—the last all-white branch of the U.S. military—was forced to begin recruiting and enlisting African Americans and it was about freaking time. Very interesting read full of interview transcripts.

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Skibo wrote:in 1941, the United States Marine Corps—the last all-white branch of the U.S. military—was forced to begin recruiting and enlisting African Americans and it was about freaking time. Very interesting read full of interview transcripts.

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Pocket Kings by Ted Heller. I hated the way it started. Liked the middle. Hated the ending. Weird, weird read. :D

http://www.amazon.com/Pocket-Kings-Ted- ... 127&sr=1-1

Finally finished David Brooks THE SOCIAL ANIMAL. Took me two years.

Read BORN ON A BLUE DAY by Daniel Tammet, the savant who recited pi to the 22,000 level by memory several years back and has been the subject of several documentaries and a recent ABC special. Very, very interesting and totally sweet.
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I don't normally read biographies on women, but the review in the WSJ moved me. Very interesting so far.

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Carolinadreamin' wrote:I just read The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. It's really a young adult novel but my 20 yr old daughter wants me to see the movie with her, which comes out on March 23. It's about a girl who lives in a post-apocalyptic country of Panem (where North America once was). The "Capitol" holds absolute power over the rest of the nation. The Hunger Games are an annual event in which one boy and one girl aged 12 to 18 from each of the 12 "districts" are selected by lottery to compete in an arena on TV in which only one person can survive.

It is a trilogy and was disturbing, violent, bloody and I couldn't put it down. Read all three books in 4 days......... :oops: :D
Reading the first one now. I hope the movie is as fun as the book!!
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