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Old 04-07-2012, 03:39 PM   #2291
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That's what I was afraid you'd say...
His latest book "Reamde" sounds like it might be a little more accessible... all 1,056 pages of it?
There is a series of YA novels I read and enjoyed last year... (fairly new) by Michael Grant. "GONE" et al
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Old 04-07-2012, 03:43 PM   #2292
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Don't allow my understanding of math deter you from at least trying one! But, that is my problem with some authors. Biology concepts are intuitive to me, I at least understand the concepts and can extrapolate.

Michael Grant, thanks, adding to my list to look for.
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Old 04-07-2012, 04:04 PM   #2293
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I have read Stephenson, I started with Cryptonomicon. Not really my cup of tea. He's more into the technical side of things and I was quickly overwhelmed, I do much better if I can understand the concepts an author is writing about.
This is on my list of books to read "someday". Has been for quite some time.
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Old 04-07-2012, 07:20 PM   #2294
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I've moved on to Ghost Country by Patrick Lee. The Breach was great, I really enjoyed it.
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Old 04-07-2012, 07:47 PM   #2295
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Mostly this forum. I have a book. I think. Just joking. The last books I read was the Sookie Stackhouse novels. I have taken a reading break. I have a couple of books lined up at home to read. Gotta get the reading fever again.
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Old 04-07-2012, 08:15 PM   #2296
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I've finished The Hunger Games and enjoyed it, and I'm on the reserve list for the two sequels.
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Old 04-07-2012, 08:31 PM   #2297
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I've finished The Hunger Games and enjoyed it, and I'm on the reserve list for the two sequels.
The Hunger Games was on sale at Amazon this weekend. I got it for my Kindle for only $5. I thought that was a good deal since the paperback at WalMart was $7.
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Old 04-07-2012, 08:49 PM   #2298
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I got The Hunger Games free at my public library, only I had to wait 3-4 weeks to read it. I prefer killing trees to killing electrons.
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Old 04-08-2012, 11:18 PM   #2299
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Just started "Escape From Camp 14"

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The shocking story of one of the few people born in a North Korean political prison to have escaped and survived.

North Korea is isolated and hungry, bankrupt and belligerent. It is also armed with nuclear weapons. Between 150,000 and 200,000 people are being held in its political prison camps, which have existed twice as long as Stalin's Soviet gulags and twelve times as long as the Nazi concentration camps. Very few born and raised in these camps have escaped. But Shin Donghyuk did.

In Escape from Camp 14, acclaimed journalist Blaine Harden tells the story of Shin Dong-hyuk and through the lens of Shin's life unlocks the secrets of the world's most repressive totalitarian state. Shin knew nothing of civilized existence-he saw his mother as a competitor for food, guards raised him to be a snitch, and he witnessed the execution of his own family. Through Harden's harrowing narrative of Shin's life and remarkable escape, he offers an unequaled inside account of one of the world's darkest nations and a riveting tale of endurance, courage, and survival.
So far, just riveting. Really, really thought provoking, and humbling.
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I finished Ghost Country and moved on to Deep Sky Patrick Lee. I'll be sad to finish this trilogy. I searched, but couldn't find any more books by him. Good reading!
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