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Posted: 05 April 2014 at 8:09pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

SACRED by Dennis Lehane.

This is the third book in the Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro detective series and the best so far, in my opinion. Published in 1997, it has a notable minor villain in the first half by the name of John Byrne.

Ahh, the curse of having two very common names!

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I finally started reading my Ray Bradbury's short story collections; Kaleidoscope has been my favorite so far. Brilliant story.  
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Sean Watson
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Finished reading Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson last night.

Truly outstanding book! Highly recommend this series. The Stormlight Archive series will be 10 books all together, Words was #2 so eight more to go. Hopefully they won't all be 4 years apart like the fist two.
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Finished reading THE WOLF'S HOUR, which I enjoyed.  For a werewolf-secret agent in WWII story, I was surprised at how irrelevant the lycanthrope angle was; it could have been removed and the story would have been essentially the same.

I'm currently reading Patrick Dennis' AUNTIE MAME.  Now here's a book that Hollywood has treated faithfully.  I've yet to come across anything in the book that was not in the two movies, or vice versa.
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Michael Arndt
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VOICES OF THE PACIFIC: UNTOLD STORIES FROM THE MARINE HEROES OF WORLD WAR II by Adam Makos.AVENGERS: HEAVY METAL by Roger Stern/ John Buscema/ and Tom Palmer

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Currently grinding my way through NERVOUS LAUGHTER by Earl Emerson, the third novel in his Thomas Black mystery series... About halfway through it and unless it picks up in the homestretch I am going to move on to something else and skip reading book #4.

I have thought about picking up David Halberstam's THE FIFTIES next from my local library. I have read his non-fiction books on baseball (OCTOBER 1964, SUMMER OF '49, and THE TEAMMATES) and his final book on the Korean War (THE COLDEST WINTER) and really enjoyed them. Wish he was still with us.
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About to start LINCOLN'S MEN, by Daniel Mark Epstein. Published in 2009, but I just found out about this one, our sixteenth President as seen thru the eyes of his private secretaries.
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I have thought about picking up David Halberstam's THE FIFTIES next from my local library.

Excellent book. I've read it twice. Only two complaints:

A book about this Nation in 1950s, and it doesn't even MENTION comic books or UFOs? (And given what it does cover, this is an inexplicable oversight.)

Worst EDITED book I've ever read. Doesn't seem like anyone took the time to proofread it.

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Kevin Brown
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I'm currently going through James Rollins' SIGMA FORCE series.  I'm about a third of the way through THE LAST ORACLE.  So far I've enjoyed all the books.  They're different than most "action adventure" novels.
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Almost finished with Kirby King of Comics  by Evanier.
I noticed a commonality that seems to have helped progress
the early careers of Kirby and John Byrne , that is the ability
to turn out pages at a higher quantity & quality than most.
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I just plowed through the first book of the Game of Thrones series, now working on the second book (A Clash of Kings).  Good stuff.
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Just finished the third book in the Edgar Rice Burroughs JOHN CARTER OF MARS series....WOW!!!!!

I'm absolutely loving these books!  Too bad there weren't a series of movies based on these made in the 1960s....they're just begging for some Ray Harryhausen stop motion effects!
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