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    I couldn't find 'Renegade' at any of the places I went, so I ended up buying Obama's book 'Dreams From My Father.' It's pretty good so far.

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    Just going through my "Collection" and found this gem:

    Score Nov 99:
    featuring the bustiest slim-n-stacked score-girls of all time!



    A crackin' good read.

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    Hmm, I'm sensing a pattern here.

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    i'm reading 'the informers' by juan gabriel vásquez.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calcifer View Post


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    i'm reading 'the informers' by juan gabriel vásquez.
    Strangely enough, I am reading 'The Informant' by somebody or other Eichenwald. It is a stranger than truth story about an FBI operation that relied on a cooperating witness at Archer Daniels Midland (huge corporation). It is fascinating. I think it's being made into a movie now.

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    ^ it has good reviews on amazon, i see.

    i've been so busy that i've only read a couple of pages of 'the informers' so far.
    When Gabriel Santoro publishes his first book, A Life in Exile, it never occurs to him that his father, a distinguished professor of rhetoric, will write a devastating review in a leading newspaper. The subject seems inoffensive enough: the life of a German Jewish woman (a close family friend) who arrived in Colombia shortly before the Second World War. So why does his father attack him so viciously? Do the pages of his book unwittingly hide some dangerous secret? As Gabriel sets out to discover what lies behind his father's anger, he finds himself undertaking an examination of the duplicity, guilt and obsession at the heart of Colombian society in World War II, when the introduction of blacklists of German immigrants corrupted and destroyed many lives. Half a century later, in a gripping narrative that unpacks like a set of Russian dolls, one treacherous act perpetrated in those dark days returns with a vengeance, leading the reader towards a literal, moral and metaphorical cliff edge. With a tightly honed plot, deftly crafted situations, and a cast of complex and varied characters, The Informers is a fascinating novel of callous betrayal, complicit secrecy and the long quest for redemption in a secular, cynical world. It heralds the arrival of a major literary talent.
    copied from amazon.com.

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    I'm reading that damned True Blood Series... Vampire porn
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    The Sleeping Doll by Jeffrey Deaver. It's pretty good--here's a quick summary from Amazon:

    Kathryn Dance, an investigator with the California Bureau of Investigation, returns from Deaver's The Cold Moon (where she was a secondary) in this post–prison break pulse-pounder. Dance is the lead cop handling the escape of psychopathic killer Daniel Pell, dubbed "Son of Manson" by the press for his "family" of young runaways and his most horrendous crime, the murders of computer engineer William Croyton, Croyton's wife and two of their three children. The only child left alive, nine-year-old Theresa, is known as the Sleeping Doll. Pell, charismatic and diabolically intelligent, continually eludes capture, but Dance, a specialist in interrogation and kinesics (or body language), is never more than a few suspenseful minutes behind.

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    A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century- Barbara Tuchman.

    It's quite good, follows the life of one man (Enguerrand de Coucy)through the 14th century. She wrote The Guns of August, which is non fiction classic.
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    'Sail' by James Patterson. Great mystery, page-turner.

    Basic story: A wealthy widow goes on a boat trip with her brother-in-law and kids and somebody tries to kill them. Lots of twists and turns.

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    ^ I like his books.

    Just finished reading Living the Vida Lola by Misa Ramirez.

    I enjoyed it.

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    ^^Which of Patterson's books have you read. We can compare notes.

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    ^ I have read a couple of them.
    My favorite was Kiss the Girls, Cat & Mouse, The Quickie, some others. I was reading that series about the women's murder club, too.
    The first sentence in Kiss the Girls book freaked me the eff out. I was terrified yet couldn't put it down. I had to make sure to read it in places where lights were on in my house, etc. Haha. This was before the movie came out.

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    I read Kiss the Girls, too. Good book.

    I've read: Along Came a Spider, The Midnight Club, Roses Are Red, Cat & Mouse, Violets Are Blue, The Big Bad Wolf, Three Blind Mice, See How They Run, Step on a Crack, Jack & Jill (my favorite), and a few others. His titles aren't the greatest, but the stories are.

    I love his books because the writing is sharp and the chapters are short, so you can move through the book at an easy clip. Plus, his characters are well-drawn out, and there's always a twist.

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    ^ Yeah he does have some lame titles but my favorite was The Quickie Haha.

    I love his character Alex Cross. Very cool.

    Reading his books in the large-print editions is hilarious. Because the chapters are only about 2.5 pages long. And you feel like your eyeballs are going to come out of your head because of it. Good times.

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