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Old 10-14-2010, 10:21 AM   #1036
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9 / 10 - Michael Connelly - The Reversal







I enjoyed the novel very much. I have always liked the straight forward story telling approach that Connelly always utilizes.

This is not a mystery or thriller by conventional mechanisms but it is splendid as a court room drama. Its a procedural legal tale that goes into the different nuances of preparing for trials and the difficult aspect of our legal system.

Its mainly a Mickey Haller book but it contains a healthy dosage of Harry Bosch. Both characters that I have absolutely loved in previous Connelly novels.


This is a great novel that is definitely worth reading.

I'll have to check it out.

I just started:



I really enjoyed the first book.
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Old 10-14-2010, 08:36 PM   #1037
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Just started reading this, really interesting so far...

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Old 10-14-2010, 08:39 PM   #1038
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Sick ass book, I recommend it to any one.
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Old 10-21-2010, 12:28 PM   #1039
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I'll have to check it out.

I just started:



I really enjoyed the first book.
I started reading this one and am about 150 pages in. It seems really good so far. It seems like some legit background info is gonna be given on Salander.. and I think that will flesh out her character a lot better than in the first novel.
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Old 10-21-2010, 12:33 PM   #1040
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I started reading this one and am about 150 pages in. It seems really good so far. It seems like some legit background info is gonna be given on Salander.. and I think that will flesh out her character a lot better than in the first novel.

It's starting to drag in the middle. I hope it picks up the pace a bit.
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Old 10-21-2010, 12:42 PM   #1041
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It's starting to drag in the middle. I hope it picks up the pace a bit.
Having read the previous one and looking at the size of the second one.. I think that the novels should have been smaller. 700+ pages for 'played with fire' seems a bit too much. Particularly since I also plan on reading 'hornets nest'. Larsson gets lost in description and would have benefited from using the might of brevity. An example is when he started infinitely describing Salanders new apartment.. he started listing so many objects and details, that I was like..oookay...we can move on now.. very verbose.
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Old 10-21-2010, 01:06 PM   #1042
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9.5 / 10 - Gone, Baby, Gone by Dennis Lehane




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Vanished, in this complex and unsettling fourth case for PIs Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro (after Sacred, 1997) is four-year-old Amanda McCready, taken one night from her apartment in Dorchester, a working-class section of Boston, where her mother had left her alone. Kenzie and Gennaro, hired by the child's aunt and uncle, join in an unlikely alliance with Remy Broussard and Nick Raftopoulos, known as Poole, the two cops with the department's Crimes Against Children squad who are assigned to the case. In tracing the history of Amanda's neglectful mother, whose past involved her with a drug lord and his minions, the foursome quickly find themselves tangling with Boston's crime underworld and involved in what appears to be a coup among criminals. Lehane develops plenty of tension between various pairs of parties: the good guys looking for Amanda and the bad guys who may know where she is; the two PIs and the two cops; various police and federal agencies; opposing camps in the underworld; and Patrick and Angie, who are lovers as well as business partners. All is delivered with abundant violence?e.g., bloated and mutilated corpses; gangland executions; shoot-outs with weapons of prodigious firepower; descriptions of sexual abuse of small children; threats of rape and murder?that serves to make Amanda's likely fate all the more chilling. Lehane tackles corruption in many forms as he brings his complicated plot to its satisfying resolution, at the same time leaving readers to ponder moral questions about social and individual responsibility long after the last page is turned. Author tour.
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Old 10-21-2010, 01:08 PM   #1043
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Much Ado About Nothing is pretty good. Its pretty remmarkablle how well. The characters have held up over time. Once again Shakespeare doesn't dissapoint.
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Old 10-21-2010, 02:11 PM   #1044
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Old 10-21-2010, 02:14 PM   #1045
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Eating the Dinosaur by Chuck Klosterman
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Old 10-23-2010, 12:12 PM   #1046
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7.9/10 - Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace by Terry Brooks






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The Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace novelization was written by Terry Brooks and published on 21 April 1999 by Del Rey. It is based on the script of the film of the same name and released with multiple covers, including Darth Maul, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker and Queen Amidala.
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Old 10-23-2010, 12:55 PM   #1047
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Old 10-26-2010, 12:17 PM   #1048
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7/10 - 'Star Wars: Rogue Planet' by Greg Bear




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Old 10-26-2010, 12:55 PM   #1049
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read the novelization of 'return of the sith', and anything else that matt stover has done (i think 'shatterpoint', but its been a while).
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Old 10-26-2010, 01:09 PM   #1050
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Went to a book store for the first time in forever today (parents selling their house so I kept my mother company as agents looked at the house).

Have a huge bachlog of books to read, but thought I'd buy a couple anyways because I haven't seen them available before.

Stendhal's The Charterhouse of Parma (The Red and the Black is awesome so I think this will be pretty good too).

Nabokov's Ada or Ardor: A Family Chronicle (Love the way he wrote).
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