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   StormCnter  My daughter works in downtown Austin. Anyone remember the best-selling book of a few years ago, Philipp Meyer's "The Son"? It's about several generations of a Texas family. The book is being filmed for television near my daughter's office. She says it's weird going into the bathroom and sharing it with extras dressed in Republic of Texas period costumes. Pierce Brosnan stars, but she hasn't spotted him yet.
13 hours ago .

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   Gram77  Had a list of new books that I was hoping would be at the library but all the books were out I roamed the shelves and picked up a book that caught me right away. It's title is Long Man by Any Greene. It reminds me of the time when the TVA Authority was being talked about and how it was going to affect that part of the country. The first few chapters have grabbed me.
Tuesday at 14:57 EST .

   MeiDei  I read the reviews - all raves - good choice on your part - thx for mentioning.
Yesterday at 04:46 EST .

   StormCnter  I agree that it sounds like a good one, as does Ms. Greene's previous book, "Bloodroot".
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   StormCnter  For something slightly different, try the non-fiction "Pirate Hunters", Robert Kurson. I bought it to send my son-in-law, but decided to read it instead. I'm halfway through and enjoying every page. Two over-aged, internationally acclaimed divers are roped into looking for the sunken pirate ship, "Golden Fleece" in the Caribbean. Here is the Goodreads review:
August 17 at 06:46 EST .

   MeiDei  Sounds like very good reading; history, adventure and a true accounting - what more could you want.
August 17 at 16:59 EST .

   FlatCityGirl  I’m still reading Robert B. Parker’s Spenser –written by Ace Atkins now, since Parker’s death. Wonderland is the one I’m reading right now. Atkins is also continuing the Jesse Stone series, and he does a stellar job, as far as I’m concerned. He has captured the characters exactly as Parker wrote them.

For those of you familiar with Hawk and Spenser, here’s an example:

As we know, Hawk is a very flamboyant dresser. Hawk and Spenser meet up at a restaurant for dinner and a discussion of the case they’re working on. Hawk is dressed in an outrageous “outfit,” which I wouldn’t even attempt to recount here, but if you’re Hawk, you can get away with lace a ruffles if you’re of a mind to.

Spenser takes one look at Hawk and says, “Does Miss Scarlett know what you’ve done with the living room drapes?”
August 11 at 14:18 EST .

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   StormCnter  Lots of good discussions going on with this Wall.
I just finished "The Good Father" by Noah Hawley. A sobering, engrossing story of a prominent, accomplished NYC physician whose barely grown son is charged with assassinating a presidential candidate. This one is hard to put down. I recommend it.
August 9 at 14:29 EST .

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   Gram77  I'm never going to get everything read on my list but this book sounds like it should go to the top of my list!
August 9 at 18:22 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  I just finished The Gods of Guilt and The Reversal, both by Michael Connelly from the Lincoln Lawyer/Mickey Haller series; both were good and I enjoyed them.

Apparently, those are two I missed somehow, although I've never been all that taken with Mickey Haller.

Sometimes I find it hard to believe that Connelly writes both Bosh and Haller. Maybe it's just me, but Bosh seems to flow and Haller seems stilted.
August 9 at 12:56 EST .

   Gram77  I read every Bosh book. Haller now and then. I have to pay more attention as to where Haller is going but Bosh is as FCG says, these books blow.
August 9 at 13:37 EST .

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   Gram77  OMG!!! Not blow!!!! FLOW!!!!!! A million apologies for a terrible typo.
August 9 at 18:23 EST .

   FlatCityGirl  LOL! I knew what you meant.
August 10 at 09:05 EST .

   FlatCityGirl  Is anyone reading James Patterson or Patricia Cornwell anymore?
August 4 at 21:44 EST .

   Gram77  This is just a personal thing but I am really disappointed in Cornwell. I don't think I've read her in at least a year, maybe more. Patterson is ok but I just discovered Robert Dugoni and am really hooked on him.
August 5 at 09:17 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  I haven't read Cornwell since Blowfly. I finally reached my gag limit.

If you don't know the story, and ever wondered why Cornwell had her niece Lucy leave the FBI to join the ATF, here's why:

Best Selling Author Patricia Cornwell Is The Main Character In A Love Triangle That Has Become A Real-Life . . . Thriller

She had had carte blanche at Quantico until this episode, then she promptly had the door slammed in her face.
August 5 at 21:22 EST .

   Gram77  I only get a blank screen on the http and you sure have my curiosity going. Is there another place I can look?
August 6 at 07:41 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  I'll sum it up for you:

Cornwell is a Lesbian. She had a Lesbian affair with a female FBI agent --which led to the FBI Agent's FBI Agent husband, taking the minister of their Methodist church hostage in the middle of the night; he made the minister call his wife and beckon her to the church: the idea was, when the wife showed up at the church, the husband would kill her.

It ended fairly peacefully with the Agent taking the husband down with pepper spray and a pistol --I think she wounded him in the arm --but not before the entire FBI went on full alert and the HRT was called out, helicopters in the sky.

And of course, the husband was screaming the whole time about the wife's affair with Patricia Cornwell.

Quite embarrassing for the FBI, and that's why the agency slammed to door on Cornwell.

She had really had the run of Quantico [which is the training facility] up until that time.

Rather than me trying to get a link to post, Google cornwell fbi scandal

That will bring up a few dozen articles about it. Some are hit pieces on Cornwell, some are just lurid trash, and some are quite factual and unsensational.
August 6 at 11:21 EST .

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   Gram77  Thanks! Think I will also Google it.
August 6 at 11:23 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  Does anyone read J. A. Jance?
August 1 at 13:52 EST .

   Gram77  Only the books with the character J.P. Beaumont. Unfortunately, she rarely does so any more.
August 4 at 06:25 EST .

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   MeiDei  Just finished reading "Gone" by Randy Wayne White, the 1st in a new series tied in w/the Doc Ford series/Sanibel Island areas. Different, a little too much 30 something gal inner angst at times, but a good read otherwise.
July 29 at 11:38 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  LOL

It looks like those of us who have been through our thirty-something angst and come the other side relatively sane and unscathed aren't all that interested in reading about someone else living it.
July 30 at 14:57 EST .

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   Safetydude  I used to be a big 'Doc Ford' fan. It was fun to read about events that took place in places I was familiar with.
Sometimes I stopped in at "Dock Fords" at the wharf in Fort Myers, 'tho I never saw or met RWW there, but after reading "Night Moves" I've pretty much given up on R. W White. That book was way over the top, for me.
I don't know what "thirty-something angst" is, or was, but maybe it's the same as my over the top reaction.

Right now I'm into a series of mysteries set in the woods, up in Maine. It's seven books, all written in the first person, by the hero who is a Maine Game Warden. He gets involved in murder and mayhem and solves crimes the cops can't.
In Maine, as I found out, a Game Warden is a sworn peace officer with all the detention, arrest and authority of a 'regular' police officer.
The series is written by Maine author Paul Doiron.
July 31 at 21:00 EST .

   MeiDei  Many thanks for the suggestion, Safety. Simply put, angst for me = too much information.
August 1 at 08:35 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  For me angst = too much tedious information. A thirty-something mother agonizing over her four year old's tantrum caused by pizza toppings just doesn't hold any charm.

Let's get on with the gun play. I want Harry or Lucas to pull a big gun and start blowing the bad guys away. Not Virgil. Virgil can't even find his gun half the time.
August 1 at 10:34 EST .

   Gram77  I've read all of Dana Haynes books and accidentally ran across a new author who also writes novels about plane problems/crashes. The author I just found is Ward Larson and the book is Passenger 19. The first chapter gets you immediately. That's what I look for. A review recently said that Larson's book is perfect for aviation thriller junkies. There's got to be at least one of you readers out there.
July 27 at 09:32 EST .

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   MeiDei  Plan to check out your suggestion too, Gram
August 1 at 08:37 EST .

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