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CalvinH

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1500 on: October 02, 2021, 08:01:01 AM »
I've been reading the Ace Atkins, Quinn Colson series.


....pretty damn good 8)


A few more in the series to finish 8)

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1501 on: October 02, 2021, 12:36:10 PM »
--cross posted from G&O--

Your post reminded me that West was supposedly a bit of a swinger/party animal - so I checked Amazon to see if he had an autobiography on there

Answer is yes, but used paperbacks of "Back to the Batcave" are running around $50 (up to $200, anybody?)



http://www.amazon.co.uk/Adam-West-Back-Batcave-Autobiography/dp/B00NBQERVI/ref=monarch_sidesheet


So has anyone read it - is it any good/worth the $?
I only read coloring books.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1502 on: January 05, 2022, 08:05:25 AM »

Gentle nudge - what did you think and should I go for it?  Which translation were you reading?  I'm thinking of the Diskin-Clay version for myself, but there's the Hays or Robertson versions - interested to know which way you went

Thanks in advance
Taf

Forgot about this until recently - finally decided to pick up a fairly recent translation (Scribner/Hicks) that's been getting some decent reviews.  At 145 pages it's a pretty slim tome but I'm going to try to take my time with it and savour it a little

I don't do new year resolutions, but for what it's worth this year I'm going to go back to stoic basics - the Western World has gotten far too soft for its own good!  (Now where did I put those coconut matting underpants..? ;D)





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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1503 on: January 05, 2022, 11:30:26 AM »
Forgot about this until recently - finally decided to pick up a fairly recent translation (Scribner/Hicks) that's been getting some decent reviews.  At 145 pages it's a pretty slim tome but I'm going to try to take my time with it and savour it a little

I don't do new year resolutions, but for what it's worth this year I'm going to go back to stoic basics - the Western World has gotten far too soft for its own good!  (Now where did I put those coconut matting underpants..? ;D)



Good choice!

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1504 on: January 05, 2022, 02:45:13 PM »
Read the whole Walt Longmire series by Graig Johnston.



…all in all very entertaining  8)

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1505 on: January 22, 2022, 06:45:09 AM »
Reading the Charles Box series about Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett.

...is ok nothing fantastic but good for winter reading.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1506 on: April 14, 2022, 12:42:10 AM »
Great book ...........about pedo religion

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1507 on: April 14, 2022, 01:10:37 PM »
Reading the Charles Box series about Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett.

...is ok nothing fantastic but good for winter reading.

I read maybe the first 5 or 6 books in that series then I got kind of bored with it

After that I got into the Doc Ford novels by Randy Wayne Wright and liked those better.  I'm working my way through them:  https://www.fantasticfiction.com/w/randy-wayne-white/doc-ford/

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1508 on: April 17, 2022, 12:50:28 AM »
Dancing Wu Li Masters

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1509 on: May 25, 2022, 06:29:39 PM »
I read maybe the first 5 or 6 books in that series then I got kind of bored with it

After that I got into the Doc Ford novels by Randy Wayne Wright and liked those better.  I'm working my way through them:  https://www.fantasticfiction.com/w/randy-wayne-white/doc-ford/


Thanks I'll check it out.
I started with the Quin Colson books by Ace Atkins ,which I liked better, then started on the Charles Box series.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1510 on: July 16, 2022, 02:53:06 PM »
All the books I read end up being made into movies or tv series
The Last Kingdom
The Terminal List
The Old Man
The Greyman

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1511 on: August 09, 2022, 11:40:06 AM »
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Dangerous Rhythms - Nice bit of writing on the the history of the Mob, Night Clubs, Jazz and how they all intertwined for decades. 

Also starting this -

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It's a prequel and post novelization of the movie, gave it a quick scan, it's wordy, and not in the way a good noir novel should be, but we'll try it out.

Edit - Happy to report the book did pick up and turned out a nice read. It could use a little editing, and some of the prose didn't flow that well for a sentence here, and a sentence there. But it worked all things considered. Also some of the plot come together a little too easily. Characters escape too easily, run into each other too easily, etc..... But I've seen established writers do worse.

Rating - 3.75/5.