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50 Books in 2010
« on: December 31, 2009, 02:13:59 PM »

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Re: 50 Books in 2010
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2010, 09:44:40 AM »

1 • Lou Manfredo - Rizzo's War
Look if David Simon, one of the writers of the finest TV drama EVAH (The Wire), is going to recommend a police investigation novel by a new author, then I am going to read it. Manfredo has a good way with words and paints a very realistic picture of New York cops doing battle with thugs, corrupt politicians and their own definition of the law. Nice debut.
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Re: 50 Books in 2010
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2010, 10:21:14 PM »

R.J. Ellroy - A Simple Act of Violence

Very good indeed.
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Re: 50 Books in 2010
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2010, 10:38:28 PM »

1. Mercury in Retrograde - by Paula Froelich

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2. The History of Southwest Virginia 1746-1786 & Washington County 1777-1870 - by Lewis Preston Summers
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Re: 50 Books in 2010
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2010, 10:41:59 PM »

1.  Perfect Fifths--Megan McCafferty
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Re: 50 Books in 2010
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2010, 12:19:32 PM »

1. R.J. Ellory - A Simple Act of Violence

2. James Lee Burke - Rain Gods

I will be extremely sad when the time comes that this guy won't pen any more novels. Fantastic book, as ever.
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Re: 50 Books in 2010
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2010, 01:10:53 PM »

1. Under the Dome- Stephen King. REALLY liked this one.  Super fast paced.  I hated to put it down
2. The Templar Legacy- Steve Berry.  This guy is riding the Dan Brown wave.  Good "at work between calls" kind of read
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Re: 50 Books in 2010
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2010, 08:57:41 PM »

1.  Perfect Fifths--Megan McCafferty
2.  Sunset Boulevard--Zoey Dean
3.  Futility, or the Wreck of the Titan--Morgan Robertson  (this was interesting because it's about a ship called the Titan, the largest luxury ship at it's time that hits an iceberg and sinks...but it was written in 1898)
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Re: 50 Books in 2010
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2010, 02:49:36 PM »

1. Why Is My Mother Getting a Tattoo? And Other Questions I Wish I Never Had to Ask - Jancee Dunn
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Re: 50 Books in 2010
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2010, 04:49:37 PM »

1. Why Is My Mother Getting a Tattoo? And Other Questions I Wish I Never Had to Ask - Jancee Dunn

God save me if I ever have to ask that question.  Ha!
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Re: 50 Books in 2010
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2010, 10:14:14 AM »

1. Why Is My Mother Getting a Tattoo? And Other Questions I Wish I Never Had to Ask - Jancee Dunn

God save me if I ever have to ask that question.  Ha!
Exactly! But, she handles it well.
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Re: 50 Books in 2010
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2010, 07:14:04 PM »

1. R.J. Ellory - A Simple Act of Violence
2. James Lee Burke - Rain Gods

3. Michael Harvey - The Chicago Way

He's no Dashiel Hammett, but it was pretty decent train-fodder. Some nice attitude and a few decent one-liners. The perfect kind of book, cerebrally, to be reading at 6:20 in the morning on the trip to work.
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Re: 50 Books in 2010
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2010, 10:01:12 AM »

1 • Dan Brown - The Lost Symbol
I think Brown must've written this book in association with the Washington DC tourist board as there's much you read that makes you go "Hmmmn... I'd like to see that" in this tale of evil-doing spread across the nation's capital. I was 'on board' for most of this roller-coaster ride, at least until such time as he derailed it with a plot-twist so ludicrous almost everybody fell off. Then it limped to a conclusion - with help from one of Brown's signature 'helicopter denouments' - and I realised I had been 'duped' again.
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Re: 50 Books in 2010
« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2010, 03:11:32 PM »

1. R.J. Ellory - A Simple Act of Violence
2. James Lee Burke - Rain Gods
3. Michael Harvey - The Chicago Way

4. Alison Rattle & Allison Vale - Remember The Alamo?

Blurb on the back: "...covers every major event in America's history,...without the boring bits". Decent commode-reading fare.

5. Jo Nesbø - The Redbreast

A cracking read. Extremely classy crime thriller set in both modern day Oslo and the Eastern Front of the early 40's.
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Re: 50 Books in 2010
« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2010, 04:22:20 PM »

1.  Perfect Fifths--Megan McCafferty
2.  Sunset Boulevard--Zoey Dean
3.  Futility, or the Wreck of the Titan--Morgan Robertson
4.  Beach Trip--Cathy Holton
5.  Ruined--Paula Morris
6.  Hold Still--Nina LaCour
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