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Old 7th October 2015, 17:38   #1006
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Read "White Man Falling" by Mike Stocks a while ago. Not anything groundbreaking but I found it good fun for a light read.

Goodreads reviews here for anyone interested.

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Old 26th October 2015, 14:45   #1007
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I recently read 2 of Keigo Higashino's books.,
1. Malice
2. The devotion of suspect X (the movie Dhrishyam is based on this, the book is much better though).

Both the books are top class and gets you hooked from first page. No wonder Keigo is called Stieg Larsson of Japan.
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Completed "Apprenticed to A Himalayan Master" by Sri M.Started "The unbearable lightness of being" by Milan Kundera.
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Amazonia - James Rollins

Sci-fi in general, techno-thriller involving the streams of Biology,Botany,Medicine .

Crichton's fans would find this author very appealing !
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Havent read anything for a long time now, but recently started reading for my own research.
Started with Albert speer's "Inside the third reich".

Its much much different from anything else on hitler because it documents his actions as a person. I'm up so far to 1942, and its pretty engaging once youre willing to get past the initial few 50-55 pages.
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Read Janson Option by Paul Garrison. I would put it a 2/5 esp since it comes from the Robert Ludlum shelf. Janson Directive was quite a brilliant book, of course not comparable to the likes of Materese Circle. Of late, the books coming out of Ludlum stable has been pure drivel. Such a shame that an author like Ludlum is now linked to such books. I also disliked the Covert series. Way too much action without an intricate plot
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I am Tom Cruise fan. So, probably for the fifth or sixth time, watched Jack Reacher.

(If you haven't read the book, and don't know about the series written Lee Child featuring Jack Reacher, you'll like the movie).

Getting to the point, after watching the movie, I went back to the book (One Shot). And reading it after seeing the movie was even better - I could visualize some of the scenes better (by relating it to the movie).

Now the climax -

The plot appears to be uncannily similar to The ABC Murders of Agatha Christie (written about 50 years back)?

Looks like Lee Child could have been 'inspired' by Agatha Christie?
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Read Janson Option by Paul Garrison. I would put it a 2/5 esp since it comes from the Robert Ludlum shelf. Janson Directive was quite a brilliant book, of course not comparable to the likes of Materese Circle. Of late, the books coming out of Ludlum stable has been pure drivel. Such a shame that an author like Ludlum is now linked to such books. I also disliked the Covert series. Way too much action without an intricate plot
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Well, Janson directive came from the master himself. His last(?)
I dont understand why Ludlum's name is kept being used to push out books that have no relation to the way he used to write.
I did try one such, one of the bourne things by Lustbader, but you read a ludlum, because of ludlum. If it was only for bourne, anybody can put stuff out. Just dont call it a "Bourne, Ludlums creation".
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Currently reading 'Kill List' by frederick forsyth. Story line is not very tight but it is keeping me engaged constantly. Finished half of it in one go and today might finish the rest.

Still have Sidney Sheldon's Chasing tomorrow to start. Written by Tilly Bagshawe under Sidney sheldon's publication.
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These days i do lot of audio-books while driving and makes my driving pleasure. Currently listening to "In the Heart Sea".
Also on paper back i am into fourth book of Clifton chronicles by Jeffrey Archer . Amazon gave the first book free and i had to buy the rest four books
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These days i do lot of audio-books while driving and makes my driving pleasure.
Nice to see this! Have been at it for years now. I assume you use Audible?
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Nice to see this! Have been at it for years now. I assume you use Audible?
yes audible , If you have amazon US account u get so many free audio books these days . But i got some really good audio books like gone girl , dark places , only time will tell and room.
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yes audible , If you have amazon US account u get so many free audio books these days . But i got some really good audio books like gone girl , dark places , only time will tell and room.
I have been an Audible member even before it was taken over by Amazon. I am a platinum member and finish my two credits quite regularly.
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haha great ....once u get use to listening its a different ball game. My wife says how can you listen to a book being read and i say the other way around .
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Well, Janson directive came from the master himself. His last(?)
I dont understand why Ludlum's name is kept being used to push out books that have no relation to the way he used to write.
I did try one such, one of the bourne things by Lustbader, but you read a ludlum, because of ludlum. If it was only for bourne, anybody can put stuff out. Just dont call it a "Bourne, Ludlums creation".
Agree fully. I somehow feel it slightly unethical to still use the authors' name even after he is dead to promote something that is not even remotely related to him. Don't know what Ludlum himself would have felt at the industrial scale at which "his" novels are being printed out.

Regarding Bourne, my all time favourite is still the first one, The Bourne Identity. Even the master himself could not surpass himself in the next two.
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