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Old 30th May 2014, 12:06   #886
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I completed the series a few months ago. The character is indeed interesting and the only thing which keeps you hooked throughout. Some stories are very good but you will find out as you go into the series that some are really bummers.
Can you list out a few of those bummers so that I avoid buying them?
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Can you list out a few of those bummers so that I avoid buying them?
I have completed the whole series and felt let down only by "A Wanted Man". "Never Go Back" starts off well and maintains a decent pace but the ending was lack lustre without any of the trademark twists. Rest of the books are good and should keep the Reacher fans at least happy. These are the 2 i can think of. Maybe JVH can add few more to the list.
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I have completed the whole series and felt let down only by "A Wanted Man". "Never Go Back" starts off well and maintains a decent pace but the ending was lack lustre without any of the trademark twists. Rest of the books are good and should keep the Reacher fans at least happy. These are the 2 i can think of. Maybe JVH can add few more to the list.
Was very disappointed with

The Affair
61 hours
A Wanted Man
Never Go Back

Decent reads -
Die Trying
The Visitor

I found rest all pretty good. If you ask me, all in the series are worth it due to Mr. Reacher. Its only that some of them don't meet the expectations mostly due to the story.
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I use Aldiko Reader on an Android phone.
Recently finished the Dirk Pitt & NUMA series of ebooks from Clive Cussler, and today started on Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman.
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I found this thread by accident!

My all time favourite author is PG Wodehouse.

I am nobody to talk about the genius called Wodehouse but I have yet to find an author who has such mastery over the language and also the ability to use it from every aspect be it grammar or prose.

Whenever I feel stressed out i end up reading a Wodehouse.. no matter how many times i may have read the book it still leaves me smiling. The Greatness of this Master was to enable a langauge to be used so effectively for comedy.

I recommend people who have not had the opportunity to read Wodehouse is to start with "Right Ho Jeeves" where you will find as indicated by many the finest piece of sustained comedy writing in the English Literature.

I will leave you with one of his gems.

"I say,'' he said, my father's missing.''
"On how many cylinders?'' asked Lord Bromborough. He was a man who liked his joke of a morning.
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I found this thread by accident!

My all time favourite author is PG Wodehouse.

I am nobody to talk about the genius called Wodehouse but I have yet to find an author who has such mastery over the language and also the ability to use it from every aspect be it grammar or prose.

Whenever I feel stressed out i end up reading a Wodehouse.. no matter how many times i may have read the book it still leaves me smiling. The Greatness of this Master was to enable a langauge to be used so effectively for comedy.

I recommend people who have not had the opportunity to read Wodehouse is to start with "Right Ho Jeeves" where you will find as indicated by many the finest piece of sustained comedy writing in the English Literature.

I will leave you with one of his gems.

"I say,'' he said, my father's missing.''
"On how many cylinders?'' asked Lord Bromborough. He was a man who liked his joke of a morning.
One of my favorites too! I'm yet to read another author who has such mastery over the language and brings in humor to a situation so effortlessly. Absolutely riotous classic!
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Some books that I just couldn't finish:

Game of thrones:
So many damn characters popping up one after another, and the story doesn't really go anywhere. Also, IIRC disturbing explanation of 13 year old girl in a chapter. Finally, found out that RR Martin is a daily soap opera kind of a guy, and dropped the book out of the list after wasting 5 days reading hundreds of pages, trying to make any sense.

2. Twilight Saga: Absolutely terrible. Long descriptions of sulking and emo talk. Luckily didn't waste too much time.

Catch 22 was such a superb book, that many times I wanted to stop reading it because humor tones down in later part, but I couldn't. The writer shows a superb command of the language, and has adjective suitable for every emotion and situation. However, I could read it only on a ebook reader where looking up the dictionary was very easy. In a physical format I can understand why some people may have to give it up, too many new words to look up (atleast for me).
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My all time favourite author is PG Wodehouse.
Have you every tried audio books? I would strongly suggest you look at audible.com and all the PG Wodehouse books narrated by Martin Jarvis.
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Have you every tried audio books? I would strongly suggest you look at audible.com and all the PG Wodehouse books narrated by Martin Jarvis.
Hey Ampere,

I am someone who is addicted to books. The smell of book, put your feet up and read is what I prefer. Audio is something I have never fancied for whatever reason, maybe I got turned off when I was gifted The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari and tried the CD which came with it.

Thanks I will try this link as well but as a rule I love reading!

I am sure I will enjoy the audio as well as I am die-hard fan of Plum!
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Hey Ampere,

I am someone who is addicted to books. The smell of book, put your feet up and read is what I prefer. Audio is something I have never fancied for whatever reason, maybe I got turned off when I was gifted The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari and tried the CD which came with it.

Thanks I will try this link as well but as a rule I love reading!

I am sure I will enjoy the audio as well as I am die-hard fan of Plum!
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One of my favorites too! I'm yet to read another author who has such mastery over the language and brings in humor to a situation so effortlessly. Absolutely riotous classic!
Chetan, I can recommend a book which can be a good hilarious read " Two For The Price Of One by Tony Kenrick ". It is unique in its representation is a laugh riot!

Cheers!
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Thanks I will try this link as well but as a rule I love reading!
Audio Books are very much dependent on who narrated it. I have been listening to audio books regularly for the last 3-4 years. I have felt some books are to be heard than read. Books like Three men in a boat, PG Wodehouse series ARE to be heard. Especially when narated to perfection, it takes the sense of satisfaction to a whole new level.

In this particular case for example, if you search Audible.com (Its now an Amazon Company), you will see same novels narrated by many. In this case you should pick-up the ones narrated by Martin Jarvis. Try Three Men in a Boat too.

The other brillianr narrators are Hugh Laurie (The guy who acted in Stuart Little as the father), Stephen Fry and Nigel Davenport (The Secretary in Yes Minister). Try the Gerald Durell Series by Nigel. Thanks to these my daily commute is a book listening session. Translates to 2 hours of book listening per day !
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I am currently reading the following

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Build Enduring Businesses for a World of Constant Change by James Allen and Chris Zook


This is my first book on Business Strategy, let's see how it pans out.

For your Eyes only by Ian Fleming.

I like how Mr. Fleming describes everything , whether it be Bentleys, exotic locales, French dishes, exotic cocktails or charming ladys in exquisite detail.
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Chetan, I can recommend a book which can be a good hilarious read " Two For The Price Of One by Tony Kenrick ". It is unique in its representation is a laugh riot!

Cheers!

Thanks for the recommendation. I'll try to pick it up next time I'm out book-shopping.
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Cartoonist Pran dies. Remember starting my reading with his comics and two pagers in the publications of Delhi Press like Sarita etc. May his soul rest in peace.
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My all time favourite author is PG Wodehouse.
The Greatness of this Master...
I will leave you with one of his gems.
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Wodehouse is a favourite of mine too. The image he conjures up where Bertie Wooster rises at a late hour close to lunch, and heads to the Drones Club for some Gin n tonic to reflect upon the state of the world is a tempting one.

Another example of his wit whilst describing a pompous but poor golfer, he says that the man was " disturbed by the clamour of the butterflies in the adjoining course"
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