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Old 09-27-2011, 07:08 PM   #1771
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It seems like the Scandinavians have the corner on murder mysteries lately. I didn't care for "Hornet's Nest" (in fact, didn't finish it; too much Cold War politics, although I reserve the right to try again when I'm in a different mood!). The last Scandinavian mystery I read was set in Iceland, although I think the author was British. Can't remember the title/author, but enjoyed it. Next in that genre is Hakan Nesser, The Inspector and Silence. I've read a couple of his other books, I think.
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Old 09-27-2011, 07:10 PM   #1772
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I decided to work on finishing Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett.
I loved this; there is a British movie (or is it a TV thing?) of this story that my husband (not a novel reader, but a real history buff) just loved.
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Old 10-04-2011, 07:43 AM   #1773
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I received The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, but realized I'd forgotten exactly what had been going on, so I'll just go ahead and re-read the first two books before tackling Hornet's Nest.
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Old 10-04-2011, 08:44 AM   #1774
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I am finding that Hornets Nest does a very good job of recapping what happened previously. I would even go as far as saying that you could read Hornets Nest without ever even reading the first two.
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Old 10-04-2011, 10:24 AM   #1775
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I am finding that Hornets Nest does a very good job of recapping what happened previously. I would even go as far as saying that you could read Hornets Nest without ever even reading the first two.
Thanks. I'll try it.
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Old 10-06-2011, 04:03 PM   #1776
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Old 10-06-2011, 07:22 PM   #1777
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I'm currently bouncing between Children of Another God (forget by who) and World War Z (don't remember who its by either).
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Old 10-07-2011, 05:30 AM   #1778
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I started reading Hornet's Nest, but received my order for the first two books of the Twins of Petaybee, (Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough) and made the "mistake" of looking at the first page... I'm now already into the second book.

The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest turned out to be a hard bound book, so it's now sitting on my desk for reading. It's just too heavy to read sitting in the recliner.
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:03 AM   #1779
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I just read "Unbroken" a great book. Also just finished " Sarah's Key", wonderful and Jaycee Dugard's memoir "A Stolen Life"...heartbreaking. Have to get to the library today.
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ken follett gets a big, solid b+ for his pillars of the earth. certain sections of this book had me absolutely enthralled, particularly the cathedral-building portions. it is a daunting challenge to direct and modulate a saga of this magnitude, and follett has produced an ambitious and creditable work in pillars. i am now looking at a compelling account of a man and his family, living with his condition--a very broad-based amnesia, subsequent to a head injury he sustained three years ago. the book is my life deleted, by scott bolzan.
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