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Old 08-09-2018, 04:06 PM   #27406
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Finished eBook "Temple" by Matthew Reilly. Fun Indiana Jones type of adventure story, over the top at times, significant publication errors due to poor/nonexistent proofreading (these errors worsen near the 2/3 to 3/4 point in the eBook).

Just started eBook "Bloodline" by James Rollins. Book #8 of Rollins' "Sigma Force" series. Action/Adventure novel of good guys (ex-military folks formed into a secret gov't team) vs. bad guys in international settings. Don't know much about the plot yet as I just started, but I've never ever been disappointed in a James Rollins book (and I've read many). IMHO, he is the grand master of this genre. I hope this one will live up to the high standards set by his previous novels.
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Old 08-10-2018, 12:18 PM   #27407
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Just finished Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson. Not my favorite of his works but still very enjoyable. I can see how reading it in the 90s would have been even better.

Not sure what to read next. I hate/love this part.....
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Old 08-10-2018, 03:14 PM   #27408
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I've just finished Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead, the first in the Vampire Academy series. My sister has been wanting me to read this series for years. It was a fun and quick read. I'll put the series on my active list, but I already know there is a chance that I will drop it from the list after a couple of books.
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Old 08-10-2018, 11:24 PM   #27409
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I just finished The Girl With All The Gifts by M.R. Carey. I really enjoyed this, which surprised me. It's not a genre I would normally pick up, but I came to it on a recommendation and knew almost nothing about it before I started reading. By the time I realised what it was, I was enjoying the ride and kept enjoying it through to the excellent conclusion.
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Old 08-12-2018, 02:44 PM   #27410
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I just finished The Girl With All The Gifts by M.R. Carey. I really enjoyed this, which surprised me. It's not a genre I would normally pick up, but I came to it on a recommendation and knew almost nothing about it before I started reading. By the time I realised what it was, I was enjoying the ride and kept enjoying it through to the excellent conclusion.
I really enjoyed it too. Have you considered the next in the series (not directly related to the first, but set in the same world, and actually a prequel of sorts), The Boy on the Bridge?

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Old 08-12-2018, 06:02 PM   #27411
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Ah, good old Modesty Blaise. One thing you can be sure of -- you'll get exactly what you expect and want when you read one of these. NOT great fiction, but certainly great fun. A personal 5-star read, within my own terms of reference. And, although I can certainly tell you all sorts of failings of this series, it fills a need quite nicely, thank you.
Have you ever managed to find digital versions of the books Charlie? I can't locate any, and I'm keen to try the series, but I know when I buy DTB versions, I rarely get round to reading them, as I much prefer reading on my Kindle.
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Old 08-12-2018, 08:35 PM   #27412
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Finished Don't Tell My Parents I'm a Supervillain by Richard Roberts, now reading Never Use Futura by Douglas Thomas. This is a book about fonts, and despite that, I have not gotten terribly bored yet.

Darn it, Orlok, as if I didn't have enough to read, I am now adding two M. R. Carey books to my TBR.
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Old 08-12-2018, 11:38 PM   #27413
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I really enjoyed it too. Have you considered the next in the series (not directly related to the first, but set in the same world, and actually a prequel of sorts), The Boy on the Bridge?
It's on my reader but not yet started*. I'm currently reading The Great Halifax Explosion for the book club.

* Kate Atkinson's Life after Life, that I see you discussed a bit earlier, is on my reader too, and also the first of her books Behind the Scenes at the Museum. I need give up work if I'm going to keep up with everything I've been adding lately.
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Have you ever managed to find digital versions of the books Charlie? I can't locate any, and I'm keen to try the series, but I know when I buy DTB versions, I rarely get round to reading them, as I much prefer reading on my Kindle.
I was able to find some OCR'd PDFs at OpenLibrary. Not all, but several. They're pretty poor. I've been going through and editing them as I read them, but it's a lot of work. Even with a good set of Regex.
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