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August 2010, what are you reading

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Post by Brenna » Tue August 17th, 2010, 10:20 pm

Fire Across the Sky by Sara Donati book #4 in the Into the Wilderness Series
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Post by javagirl » Wed August 18th, 2010, 3:11 am

I'm getting near the end of Michael Crichton's Timeline. It's o.k., though not as exciting or interesting as I'd hoped.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Wed August 18th, 2010, 4:23 am

[quote=""javagirl""]I'm getting near the end of Michael Crichton's Timeline. It's o.k., though not as exciting or interesting as I'd hoped.[/quote]

There was too much tech stuff in it for my taste.

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Post by Nefret » Wed August 18th, 2010, 4:44 am

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]There was too much tech stuff in it for my taste.

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I shall always like Sphere the best.
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We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
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Post by SonjaMarie » Wed August 18th, 2010, 4:44 am

[quote=""Nefret""]I shall always like Sphere the best.[/quote]

Yeah, Sphere and the 2 Jurassic books for me, though Congo wasn't that bad.

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Post by Nefret » Wed August 18th, 2010, 4:51 am

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]Yeah, Sphere and the 2 Jurassic books for me, though Congo wasn't that bad.

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I really liked the Jurassic books. Too bad they couldn't put everything in the movies. I did like Airframe too.
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Post by annis » Wed August 18th, 2010, 7:45 am

My favourite Crichton's are an early one- The Great Train Robbery- and his last one, Pirate Latitiudes. Timeline didn't really do it for me.

Currently having a bit of fun with a novel of Lake Wobegon by Garrison Keillor of the Prairie Home Companion - it's called Pontoon. I keep hearing that wonderful distinctive dead-pan voice as I read :)

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Post by Madeleine » Wed August 18th, 2010, 11:16 am

Read Timeline ages ago, I agree about the techy stuff but apart from that I enjoyed it as a bit of escapism.
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Post by Leo62 » Wed August 18th, 2010, 1:51 pm

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]There was too much tech stuff in it for my taste.

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Crichton's probably not a good author to read if you don't like tech stuff! Jurassic Park is one of my favourite ever thrillers - way, way better than the movie IMO. Don't think he can be matched in the techno-thriller genre - shame he died so prematurely. :(
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Post by :Sarita: » Wed August 18th, 2010, 3:02 pm

'Other People's Daughters: The Life and Times of the Governess' by Ruth Brandon. Thoroughly enjoying it :)
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