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    I've done quite a bit of reading with the computer down and having to travel a bit in the last 4 weeks. Here's the three I read:


    1. I'll second the thumbs up that wilcarjer gave to "The Rule of Four" by Ian Caldwell & Dustin Thomason. Very "Da Vinci Code"-esque. The best writing of the three by far.

    wilcarjer, what didn't you get about the end? PM me if you want.



    2. "Scarecrow" by Matthew Reilly. In the style of Tom Clancy, Reilly creates some very good characters and an interesting story revolving around a plot to create global anarchy by the members of Majestic-12.



    3. "Raising Atlantis" by Thomas Greanias. The weakest writing of the three books (this was originally an eBook on Amazon) the writer is the husband of Laura Greanias who is an executive editor at the L A Times (it's ok Thomas, I forgive you). Still, the book does it's job in creating a decent science fiction story.

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    heh. Here I am again.

    Just finished another one. "Memorial Day" by Vince Flynn.

    Another written along Tom Clancy lines. This book pulls no punches. The writing is well above average. The story is griping. The plot revolves around a few Middle Eastern types with a nuke.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Winsomemore
    I've done quite a bit of reading with the computer down and having to travel a bit in the last 4 weeks. Here's the three I read:


    1. I'll second the thumbs up that wilcarjer gave to "The Rule of Four" by Ian Caldwell & Dustin Thomason. Very "Da Vinci Code"-esque. The best writing of the three by far.

    wilcarjer, what didn't you get about the end? PM me if you want.


    I get it. It just took a few moments of thought.

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    I read Rule of Four last year and will continue to recommend it anyone. It's a very enjoyable read which will go by very, very quickly once you get into it (right away in my case).

    Anyway, I've been on a streak of Nelson DeMille books, having recently read Spencerville, Cathedral and The General's Daughter (some of you may remember the movie starring John Travolta movie). Somewhere in this thread, I also mentioned having read DeMille's John Corey books - Plum Island, Night Fall and Lion's Game. I thought the John Corey books were excellent and highly entertaining. I'm currently reading DeMille's novel Gold Coast. Unfortunately, I'm not really getting into this book. It's not nearly as gripping as the other work of his I've read.

    Prior to starting Gold Coast, I finished The Other Daughter by Lisa Gardner. This one I finished very quickly. Basically, a nine year old girl is abandoned in a hospital. She has no memory prior to the abandonment and, in time, is adopted by one of the hospital's doctors and his wife. 20 years later, the girl is contacted regarding the first nine years of her life and the possibility that she is the daughter of a serial killer. Not just any serial killer, but one that murdered the real daughter of the couple that adopted her.

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...glance&s=books

    I also just started reading How I Became Stupid by Martin Page. Some of the back cover... "Tortured by the depth of his own intelligence, plagued by his overwhelming sense of self-awareness and the moral implications of every action he makes, Antoine, a twenty-five-year-old Aramaic scholar, is at the end of his rope, with only one viable solution in sight: he must denounce his intelligence, by any means necessary." Basically, the story covers the question "is ignorance really bliss?" in a humorous way.

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...glance&s=books

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    "God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world." ~C.S. Lewis

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    The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova.


    I'm about 1/3 through, very good so far.
    I will see you...in the next life

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frolov24
    The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova.


    I'm about 1/3 through, very good so far.

    Listened to it on CD a month or two ago. It was pretty fun.

    I've just started


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    Quote Originally Posted by Frolov24


    The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova.


    I'm about 1/3 through, very good so far.
    Bought it last night. Started this morning. It's got me hooked.

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    I have been taking my girl to the Cerritos Library, and we've been borrowing books every week. I remember reading in grade school a trilogy about Tripods taking over the Earth and capping everyone. After some poking around, I found them. They're called The White Mountains, The City of Gold and Lead and the Pool of Fire, all by John Christopher.

    Now that I'm older, I can appreciate what he was saying about society at the time and our willingness to just cave into whatever the prevailing wind is.

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    Right now I am about half way through Vatican 2.

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