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    Reading "The Force" by Don Winslow


    And listening to "UNSUB" by Meg Gardiner in the car.


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    So this series:



    My wife found out about it as the author has a somewhat humorous bio on the Amazon site. The first book was on sale so she got it and I stole it from her as I was just done with my last book. I've read the five books and one novella in the past couple weeks.

    The series is a cop story but maaaaaaaaaagic cops. It isn't quite as dumb as it sounds. There is an old, out of date section of the London police that deals with paranormal things. The prevalence of magic has been dwindling so the department is down to one guy. Then the new guy comes in just as everything is going nuts.

    Anyway, the writing is very good. He has interesting things to say, says them in an often humorous way, and paces the story beautifully. The characters are pretty well written and interesting. Each story will have one thing, normally at the end, that will make you scream at the author for how dumb it is. Magic should not be a story crutch but he very often does that. These are quick, easy reads that will mostly entertain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smizar View Post
    A Man Called Ove - Fredrik Backman
    This book has popped up twice in the past couple weeks. Did you like it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy View Post
    This book has popped up twice in the past couple weeks. Did you like it?
    I read the book out of curiosity too. Ended up liking the book a lot. However, it's not something I would re-read. Great story and a quirky yet masterful storytelling style. The characters are well developed and it has it's moments of brilliance/heart-tugging emotion.

    I'll probably read more from the author in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy View Post
    So this series:



    My wife found out about it as the author has a somewhat humorous bio on the Amazon site. The first book was on sale so she got it and I stole it from her as I was just done with my last book. I've read the five books and one novella in the past couple weeks.

    The series is a cop story but maaaaaaaaaagic cops. It isn't quite as dumb as it sounds. There is an old, out of date section of the London police that deals with paranormal things. The prevalence of magic has been dwindling so the department is down to one guy. Then the new guy comes in just as everything is going nuts.

    Anyway, the writing is very good. He has interesting things to say, says them in an often humorous way, and paces the story beautifully. The characters are pretty well written and interesting. Each story will have one thing, normally at the end, that will make you scream at the author for how dumb it is. Magic should not be a story crutch but he very often does that. These are quick, easy reads that will mostly entertain.
    Sounds really interesting. Will add it to my to-read list!
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    Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death, and Jazz Chickens - Eddie Izzard



    Clammed Up (A Maine Clambake Mystery #1) - Barbara Ross
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    Boiled Over (A Maine Clambake Mystery #2) - Barbara Ross


    Musseled Out (A Maine Clambake Mystery #3) - Barbara Ross
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    Fogged Inn (A Maine Clambake Mystery, #4) - Barbara Ross


    Iced Under (A Maine Clambake Mystery #5) - Barbara Ross


    Troubles - J.G. Farrell


    The Serengeti Rules: The Quest to Discover How Life Works and Why It Matters - Sean B. Carroll
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    Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow - Yuval Noah Harari
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    Quote Originally Posted by smizar View Post
    Troubles - J.G. Farrell
    I'll be interested in hearing what you think about this. I've never read a book about the Irish that wasn't heavily slanted. It becomes annoying. Yes, it's a novel but still.

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    I got a notice from amazon regarding prime reading and ended up getting a bunch of free books. Cant remember what they were, but I intend to read them on my fire tablet on the beach on vacation the next couple of weeks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy View Post
    I'll be interested in hearing what you think about this. I've never read a book about the Irish that wasn't heavily slanted. It becomes annoying. Yes, it's a novel but still.
    So, I am very biased when it comes to J.G. Farrell. In my opinion, besides Paul Scott (The Raj Quartet) he is one of the few British authors who can portray colonialism in all it's various shades in such a funny albeit tragic/horrific way. His prose is almost too good to be true. There is definitely a lot of disparagement against the Irish by the English characters, but I think Farrell expresses this in a very sarcastic way. Definitely does not depict the British (or anyone in this novel for that matter ) in a good light. A rollicking and serious read at the same time. This book is #2 of his Empire Trilogy. I LOVED The Siege of Krishnapur! Haven't read Singapore Grip yet.

    Quote Originally Posted by tbert View Post
    I got a notice from amazon regarding prime reading and ended up getting a bunch of free books. Cant remember what they were, but I intend to read them on my fire tablet on the beach on vacation the next couple of weeks.
    Great! I get a free ebook every month with Amazon Kindle First. Some of those are really good reads.
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    Selection Day - Aravind Adiga


    A High Wind in Jamaica - Richard Hughes
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    Quote Originally Posted by smizar View Post
    So, I am very biased when it comes to J.G. Farrell. In my opinion, besides Paul Scott (The Raj Quartet) he is one of the few British authors who can portray colonialism in all it's various shades in such a funny albeit tragic/horrific way. His prose is almost too good to be true. There is definitely a lot of disparagement against the Irish by the English characters, but I think Farrell expresses this in a very sarcastic way. Definitely does not depict the British (or anyone in this novel for that matter ) in a good light. A rollicking and serious read at the same time. This book is #2 of his Empire Trilogy. I LOVED The Siege of Krishnapur! Haven't read Singapore Grip yet.
    Oh, I've been looking at the Raj Quartet as well. I'll have to put it on the list. Thanks!



    This series is really good. The three books all revolve around the same place and move through different characters so that by the end you kind of understand what happened. Somewhat. The concepts are interesting and, honestly, I'm still trying to think through them. My only criticism is that it really should be one 1000 page book. The breaking points for the individual books is kind of awkward and I think if he didn't need those he might have been able to meld the three sections better. Even then, very good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy View Post


    This series is really good. The three books all revolve around the same place and move through different characters so that by the end you kind of understand what happened. Somewhat. The concepts are interesting and, honestly, I'm still trying to think through them. My only criticism is that it really should be one 1000 page book. The breaking points for the individual books is kind of awkward and I think if he didn't need those he might have been able to meld the three sections better. Even then, very good.
    Added to my Kindle to-read list. Thanks!
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    The Children Act - Ian McEwan


    The Quilt Walk - Sandra Dallas
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    The Elephant Whisperer - Lawrence Anthony
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    Anthill - Edward O. Wilson

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    The Master Quilter (Elm Creek Quilts #6) - Jennifer Chiaverini
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    The Brutal Telling (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache #5) - Louise Penny
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    A Rule Against Murder (Armand Gamache, #4) - Louise Penny

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