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Old 02-14-2011, 09:01 PM   #1366
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Connelly used to be one of my favorite authors few years ago. I read most of his Harry Bosch books up to Echo Park then I haven't picked up another one. Might go back to it soon as I finish Clive cussler's Skeleton Coast, still have 200 pages to read.

Lincoln Lawyer was a great book... Chasing the Dime was great!! The Poet was also great. I don't remember the other books I read from him...
You might want to start by reading the sequels to the Lincoln Lawyer, The Brass Verdict and The Reversal. Both of those are great and each contains a Bosh supporting role.

Also, another solid choice is Scarecrow which is an indirect sequel to The Poet, since it stars Jack McAvoy. Rachel Walling the FBI agent from Poet also comes out in it.

I recommend these before the latest Bosh novel Dragon 9.. since I didnt really like that one, like I did previous Harry Bosh novels.
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Old 02-14-2011, 11:08 PM   #1367
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Connelly used to be one of my favorite authors few years ago. I read most of his Harry Bosch books up to Echo Park then I haven't picked up another one. Might go back to it soon as I finish Clive cussler's Skeleton Coast, still have 200 pages to read.

Lincoln Lawyer was a great book... Chasing the Dime was great!! The Poet was also great. I don't remember the other books I read from him...

Yeah , he's a great author... the Harry Bosch series was genius .. One of my fav's is "The Closer" give it a read if you havn't
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Old 02-14-2011, 11:37 PM   #1368
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Old 02-15-2011, 09:23 PM   #1369
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The story had a presence about similar to how the forest in the story had. I can't really describe what I mean by that but it just had this looming effect that is just there. I could probably read this story 20 times and still have that sense of mystery and grandeur. It really had everything I could ask for from a story and is one of the best things I have ever read. There is the cynical and harrowing commentary on the intentions and effects and dillusions of colonialism, the characters were rich and deep and the description and setting were incredible and a character in and of themselves, and the story was full and developed in both the large brush strokes and the small details.
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Old 02-15-2011, 10:39 PM   #1370
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Conspiracy Club by Jonathan Kellerman

Going to read Atlas Shrugged next..
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Old 02-16-2011, 01:47 AM   #1371
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I just bought a sh*tload: The Idiot, Life of Pi, Club Dumas, Catch-22 and the Alchemist. Should be fun.
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Old 02-16-2011, 05:17 AM   #1372
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Just finished
Through my own eyes: An awakened unconcious by Theodore Isaac Rubin

Just started

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Old 02-16-2011, 05:27 AM   #1373
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I know I've mentioned it before in this very thread, but I'm enjoying it so f*cking much that I have officially felt the need to share it again with you all that may or may not care.

Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly

by Anthony "Tony" Bourdain




For the record, as he explains in the preface, this book is not specifically for the lovers of food, the prospective chef, nor the soon-to-be restauranteur. Bordain's self-account of the restaurant industry is for the cooks themselves.

He cares not how literary critics may see his prose and delivery, but more so to give a gift back to the world of professional food.

I give it six-stars out of five, and would recommend it to anyone.
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Old 02-16-2011, 09:38 AM   #1374
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I know I've mentioned it before in this very thread, but I'm enjoying it so f*cking much that I have officially felt the need to share it again with you all that may or may not care.

Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly

by Anthony "Tony" Bourdain



For the record, as he explains in the preface, this book is not specifically for the lovers of food, the prospective chef, nor the soon-to-be restauranteur. Bordain's self-account of the restaurant industry is for the cooks themselves.

He cares not how literary critics may see his prose and delivery, but more so to give a gift back to the world of professional food.

I give it six-stars out of five, and would recommend it to anyone.

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Old 02-20-2011, 03:54 PM   #1375
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1984

Just finished The Great Gatsby, I was going to start Lord of the flies but I'm headed to Kenya next month so I figure that would be much more engrossing to read as I will be out in the Masai Mara at the time.
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Old 02-20-2011, 04:05 PM   #1376
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Never heard of the Spiritualist movement before so this has been a very interesting read. Pretty cool to read about the famous figures in history and their position on the movement.

Nice book about an almost missing piece of history or at least it goes largely uncovered in general history books. It was very interesting to read about the entire movement and how it laid the foundation for the women's rights movement and its role in the abolition movement. There were some heavy hitters during this time period that bought into the movement that gave it some intellectual credibility. I'd be interested in reading more about the core belief and investigation of the religion along with this books presentation of the religion and its social impact.
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Old 02-20-2011, 04:10 PM   #1377
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The Killing Kind by John Connolly - 8/10

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Old 02-20-2011, 04:32 PM   #1378
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lol I haven't contributed anything to this thread since the semester started. One book I read daily is this:




will scan last 10 or so pages to see what people are recommending.
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Old 02-20-2011, 04:39 PM   #1379
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Is this any good?

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Old 02-20-2011, 04:41 PM   #1380
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looks like a real thriller, heyhey. how was Kant's 'Critique'?



i just read the intro and prologue of Confessions of an Economic Hitman and i'm looking forward to digging in, though i'm not expecting to be blown away. i had to check out a few reviews to see just how out of wack or on point the critical world believes this guy to be. i found more criticism than i was expecting, but for issues like this, it's always worth it to give the stories a chance even if in the end, they might well consist mostly of exaggeration. the writing seems pretty good in any case.
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