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Old 01-09-2024, 06:01 PM   #16
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I've read one book by Chandler and that was 30 years ago. I didn't enjoy his writing at all...
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Old 01-09-2024, 06:23 PM   #17
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I've disliked every Stephen King book I've read

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Old 01-09-2024, 06:46 PM   #18
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...will start something new today. I also have some unfinished (by me, not the author) series going, but don't quite feel like reading them at the moment.
I started a mystery novel taking place in 1951, in Leningrad. The author is not Russian, though - it's actually a collaboration by two UK authors, one of whom has lived in Russia for a couple of years, according to the short bio at the end of the book.

The sequel is also out and the third one is coming in May.
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Old 01-09-2024, 06:57 PM   #19
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I started a mystery novel taking place in 1951, in Leningrad. The author is not Russian, though - it's actually a collaboration by two UK authors, one of whom has lived in Russia for a couple of years,
This reminds me of the Inpector Kubu series set in Botswana by "Michael Stanley" - two South Africans.
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Old 01-09-2024, 07:00 PM   #20
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This reminds me of the Inpector Kubu series set in Botswana by "Michael Stanley" - two South Africans.
I have the first of Kubu on my Kobos, actually, in a "Read Soon" category, but I haven't read it yet.
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I have the first of Kubu on my Kobos, actually, in a "Read Soon" category, but I haven't read it yet.
I enjoyed the series, running snippets past friends who live in Gaborone suggested the duo did a decent job of capturing the place
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Old 01-09-2024, 07:20 PM   #22
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I always have something to read, and if I get in a slump, I will happily reread a favorite series or simply start reading some of my favorite fan fics. I don't even have to be in a slump to reread favorites.
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...running snippets past friends who live in Gaborone suggested the duo did a decent job of capturing the place
That's good to know.
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Old 01-09-2024, 07:26 PM   #24
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After reading a bunch of books (that I did enjoy) to finish a reading challenge, I'm back to reading my way through Raymond Chandler.

I'm on The Long Goodbye, and I just enjoy his writing so much. One of the few authors where I enjoy the writing as much as the story being told.
I'm with you all the way on Chandler: I love the way he writes.
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I'll pile on even more heresy for you:
I've disliked every Stephen King book I've read

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Old 01-09-2024, 10:03 PM   #28
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LOL, where do you find those clips?
I read a post that I have some reaction to, use Bing to search for how I feel and search images and look for one that makes me laugh.
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I read a post that I have some reaction to, use Bing to search for how I feel and search images and look for one that makes me laugh.
Nice. I always get a laugh out of them too.
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I always have something to read, and if I get in a slump, I will happily reread a favorite series or simply start reading some of my favorite fan fics. I don't even have to be in a slump to reread favorites.
Yeah, I'm like that too I enjoy rereading favourite books, and favorite parts of books. Like the end of Bujold's Cryoburn, with a nice relaxed garden scene giving us a glimpse of a hopeful future for some of the protagonists, or the beginning of Charles' The Magpie Lord, where protagonist A meets protagonist B for the first time and thinks "He was incredibly unimpressive" (spoiler: looks are deceiving). I especially like rereading authors who do neat things with language, like Charles: "He strolled to a conclusion, as he hardly needed to jump."


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When I hit one of those, I read some comics/graphic novels. The fact that I now rarely read comics tells me I don't have those slums too often.
I find graphic novels harder to read than just text, for some reason. I have the complete Paper Girls. The plot, world and characters are interesting, and I like the drawing style, but I've only read the first (of 6) albums. (It's time travel/SF starting in the 1980s, and I especially like the 1980s part.)

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