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Old 10-18-2018, 01:18 PM   #27601
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I saw one of Izzard's early standup shows, and I saw him in various movies and television shows (The Riches was slightly jarring at first because that was the first time saw him performing in "boy-mode". I completely forgot he was in Mystery Men until it was mentioned in the book.

As for the book, it was not the most compelling read, but enjoyable, and while he did not go out of his way to be funny, one can see his comic style throughout, so it was not entirely ghost-written, at least.

The most amazing thing to me, I think, is that he ran so many marathons, one right after the other. I have done 5k and 10k runs, but I certainly haven't done more than one in a year, LOL.
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Old 10-18-2018, 03:37 PM   #27602
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The most amazing thing to me, I think, is that he ran so many marathons, one right after the other. I have done 5k and 10k runs, but I certainly haven't done more than one in a year, LOL.
Yes, he's almost as well known here for his marathons as for his standup. He famously ran 27 marathons in 27 days. Pure madness in my opinion, but you have to take your hat off to the man.
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Old 10-18-2018, 05:46 PM   #27603
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Next up: The Potter's Field by Ellis Peters.
Brother Cadfael! I loved those books so much.
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Old 10-18-2018, 07:29 PM   #27604
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Brother Cadfael! I loved those books so much.
Couldn’t agree more! Several years ago, I was in Germany on business and had the weekend off and instead of traveling around Germany or France, I flew up to London, rented a car and drove out to Cadfael’s town just to see the abbey and walk around all the places he did. What a treat!
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Old 10-18-2018, 07:33 PM   #27605
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Brother Cadfael! I loved those books so much.
I could never really get into the Cadfael series. otoh, I ADORED her George Felse series, and now I'm in the mood to see if my library still has them.
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Old 10-18-2018, 08:57 PM   #27606
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Finished Burglars Can't Be Choosers by Lawrence Block.

Clever and witty whodunit. Wonderful dialogue. The clues were all there and I couldn't guess the murderer. Sometimes I'm not as smart as I look. Rated C [3 stars].

Next TBD.
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Old 10-19-2018, 05:56 AM   #27607
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Next up: The Potter's Field by Ellis Peters.
Which was most enjoyable.
And a pre-order has just come in. And at £2.79, instead of the current £5.22.

So next up: The Consuming Fire by John Scalzi.
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Old 10-19-2018, 06:34 AM   #27608
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Currently Death In a White Tie by my late compatriot Ngaio Marsh. Book 7 of 32. It's an interesting exercise returning to a series I read as a teenager. The addition of 30+ solar orbits does make a bit of a difference. But I shall press on, to see if the Alleyn-Troy pairing is as good as remember.
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Old 10-19-2018, 10:38 PM   #27609
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Finished the first Murderbot Diary, Artificial Conditions by Martha Wells. Quick and entertaining.

Now working on The Nine Lives of Chloe King by Liz Braswel
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I've just finished Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders, last year's Man Booker winner. People seem either to love it or hate it; you can put me in the loved it camp.
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Taking a break from Golden Age mystery writers, about to get stuck into Celebrating the Best of Urdu Poetry, finishing The Taste of Words:An Introduction to Urdu Poetry and Jungle Book in Hindi. - some serious mental calisthenics
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I've just finished Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders, last year's Man Booker winner. People seem either to love it or hate it; you can put me in the loved it camp.
That's good to know, as I had wondered about it.

I'm currently reading Hilary Mantel's Eight Months on Gazzah Street which gives a grim insight into the life of an Englishwoman whose husband takes a job in Saudi Arabia, an experience which Mantel had herself.
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So next up: The Consuming Fire by John Scalzi.
Which was good. Although perhaps the baddies are a little too foolish.

And then I read A Bear Called Paddington which seems to have been silently updated to make the descriptions of money more up-to-date, but that's all, I think. There's still a seaside photographer using a plate camera!

And now I'm reading another Amelia Peabody - Thunder in the Sky.
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And now I'm reading another Amelia Peabody - Thunder in the Sky.
She's on my massive re-read list - I've got Ngaio Marsh, Margery Allingham, Ellis Peters' George Felse series, Amelia Peabody, and Pern all on my Clara waiting for to be re-read. In the case of all but Pern, but I figure 30 years is a long enough gap between reading to reinvest the mysteries with a sense of, well, mystery
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