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I'm reading Case Histories by Kate Atkinson (the first in the Jackson Brodie series). After I saw the mini-series, I looked up the books and saw that the Stephen King said it was one of his favorite books of the last decade. So I got it and I really like it so far. And the mini-series follows the books pretty closely. They are mystery/detective books, but they're different than typical whodunnits, I think. So, yeah, I definitely recommend these books.
Salems lot has now been added to my amazon list.

Judging by it's name I thought it might be about witches.
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I just finished Zahir by Paulo Coelho - just ok. The book i read before that was Born to run - brilliant!

Now I'm readin Wasted Vigil by Nadeem aslam & Thrive by Brendan Frazier. Both are really interesting so far
Salems lot has now been added to my amazon list.

Judging by it's name I thought it might be about witches.
Originally Posted by curlylaura
'Salem's Lot is short for Jerusalem's Lot. I didn't remember until I started re-reading it that Jerusalem was a mean ol' hog, LOL!

I even more highly recommend The Stand if you're going to get into King . . . it's so long, though, that 'Salem's Lot would be good to cut your teeth on.
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And then if you get into King, after Salem's Lot and the Stand and feel you're up to it, the 7 book "The Dark Tower" series is amazing. It's like King's opus and incorperates many of his other works into it, including Salem's Lot and the Stand
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People, places and references to events in other books are always apt to pop up in anything of his.

I read about the first 3 or 4 from the Dark Tower series, then missed a couple when they came out and just never went back to it. I need to just go back to the beginning and start over.
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People, places and references to events in other books are always apt to pop up in anything of his.

I read about the first 3 or 4 from the Dark Tower series, then missed a couple when they came out and just never went back to it. I need to just go back to the beginning and start over.
Originally Posted by WurlyLox
It's one of my favorite series ever. though it does jump a bit between books 4 and 5, the whole tone kind of shifts. but i think that's the time period when King got hit by the minivan and didn't write for a while. anyhow, he started writing the first book in like the 70s, and finished in maybe 2004? that's a guess. there's talk he might write another one in the series too, but it would go between book 4 and 5. I'm not sure he's actually going to do it though lol
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It's definitely been longer than 8 years since I read any of them, so the first couldn't have just been published in 2004 . . . .

ETA: The Dark Tower, The Gunslinger, came out in 1982. I read it sometime soon after that. He started writing it in the late 70's.

DT II: The Drawing of the Three, 1987
DT III: Wastelands, 1991

That's as far as I got - I read the synopsis of DT IV: Wizard and Glass, 1997, and I haven't yet read it (I first looked at all of this on his site, but it was easier to see what I was looking for in the chart on Wikipedia)
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Oh im sorry.. i meant the final (7th) book was published in 2004. I was trying to show hes been working on these since the 70s lol. Oops. Although i just looked it up and apparently the 8th book (which would fall chronologically between 4and 5) came out if feb this year. I must find it immediately! Lol

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I'm reading Case Histories by Kate Atkinson (the first in the Jackson Brodie series). After I saw the mini-series, I looked up the books and saw that the Stephen King said it was one of his favorite books of the last decade. So I got it and I really like it so far. And the mini-series follows the books pretty closely. They are mystery/detective books, but they're different than typical whodunnits, I think. So, yeah, I definitely recommend these books.
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I'm reading The Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa Gregory again. It's set the time of Anne of Cleves and Katherine Howard. It's pretty good.

I'm thinking of buying a kindle or the rumoured iPad mini so putting off buying books until I've decided/saved up. My amazon wish list is getting quite long though.
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I'm giving Jernigan by David Gates a try.

The jury's still out.

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I'm reading Case Histories by Kate Atkinson (the first in the Jackson Brodie series). After I saw the mini-series, I looked up the books and saw that the Stephen King said it was one of his favorite books of the last decade. So I got it and I really like it so far. And the mini-series follows the books pretty closely. They are mystery/detective books, but they're different than typical whodunnits, I think. So, yeah, I definitely recommend these books.
Originally Posted by 1paperairplane
I've read a couple of the Jackson Brodie books and really enjoyed them, but am currently reading "Emotionally Weird" by Kate Atkinson and it's sooooo boring.
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If you're a fan of historical fantasy I wold suggest trying the Spiritwalker series by Kate Elliott. Just read them and really enjoyed them.
Just finished Sea Change by Karen White. Thought it was quite good, but I'm a bit partial because she's a Georgia writer, and it was set in St. Simon's Island, GA. A quick read - I started it late yesterday afternoon and finished it by bedtime - at 3 a.m. Just one more chapter over and over until I couldn't stand not to just finish it.

A different sort of mystery, going back and forth between the present and the early 19th century - saying much more would spoil it, but to pique your interest, let's just say it's a bit Twilight Zone-ish.

I also recently read her On Folly Beach (S. Carolina - German U-boats in WWII to the present) and The Beach Trees (mystery set in New Orleans and Biloxi, going back and forth between 1950's and present), also good, but I think Sea Change was my favorite of the three.

I'd recommend any of them - I like the way she mixes past and present.
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I just finished reading Lolita yesterday...and oh wow, an eye opener to say the least.
I'm reading The Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa Gregory again. It's set the time of Anne of Cleves and Katherine Howard. It's pretty good.

I'm thinking of buying a kindle or the rumoured iPad mini so putting off buying books until I've decided/saved up. My amazon wish list is getting quite long though.
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Just finished You Play The Black and The Red Comes Up. Noir, from 1938. Really good.

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I am rereading The Great Gatsby.
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