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Offline Pattidevans

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Re: What are you currently reading thread?
« Reply #60 on: 21 December 2012, 07:53:41 PM »
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This book features Joe O'Loughlin
That's who I meant, I misspelled his name.
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Re: What are you currently reading thread?
« Reply #61 on: 22 December 2012, 12:13:11 AM »
I've always been fascinated by forensics and murder mysteries, so I love the Jefferson Bass "Body Farm" series.  If you like Kathy Reichs and Patricia Cornwell (I like the first, the second not so much), then you'll probably love their books.

Now I'm reading "Beyond The Body Farm" subtitled (what a mouthful) "A Legendary Bone Detective Explores Murders, Mysteries, and the Revolution in Forensic Science" by Dr Bill Bass and Jon Jefferson, the writing duo behind the novels.  Dr Bass sure has had a fascinating career as the guy behind the real body farm facility.

http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/b/jefferson-bass/beyond-body-farm.htm
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Re: What are you currently reading thread?
« Reply #62 on: 22 December 2012, 12:50:44 AM »
WOW!  Gotta look into that Jill!
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Re: What are you currently reading thread?
« Reply #63 on: 22 December 2012, 01:18:03 AM »
Somehow I got the impression I wasn't the only forensics/murder mystery afficionado around this place  ;)

I really like to read series books in order, so I find the Fantastic Fiction site really useful in that regard too:

http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/b/jefferson-bass/
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Re: What are you currently reading thread?
« Reply #64 on: 22 December 2012, 09:36:02 PM »
JillT, what you said reminded me of a very good book that I think you might enjoy..


The Bone Garden - Tess Gerritsen

Present day: Julia Hamill has made a horrifying discovery on the grounds of her new home in rural Massachusetts: a skull buried in the rocky soil–human, female, and, according to the trained eye of Boston medical examiner Maura Isles, scarred with the unmistakable marks of murder. But whoever this nameless woman was, and whatever befell her, is knowledge lost to another time. . . .

Boston, 1830: In order to pay for his education, Norris Marshall, a talented but penniless student at Boston Medical College, has joined the ranks of local “resurrectionists”–those who plunder graveyards and harvest the dead for sale on the black market. Yet even this ghoulish commerce pales beside the shocking murder of a nurse found mutilated on the university hospital grounds. And when a distinguished doctor meets the same grisly fate, Norris finds that trafficking in the illicit cadaver trade has made him a prime suspect.

To prove his innocence, Norris must track down the only witness to have glimpsed the killer: Rose Connolly, a beautiful seamstress from the Boston slums who fears she may be the next victim. Joined by a sardonic, keenly intelligent young man named Oliver Wendell Holmes, Norris and Rose comb the city–from its grim cemeteries and autopsy suites to its glittering mansions and centers of Brahmin power–on the trail of a maniacal fiend who lurks where least expected . . . and who waits for his next lethal opportunity.

With unflagging suspense and pitch-perfect period detail, The Bone Garden deftly interweaves the thrilling narratives of its nineteenth- and twenty-first century protagonists, tracing the dark mystery at its heart across time and place to a finale as ingeniously conceived as it is shocking. Bold, bloody, and brilliant, this is Tess Gerritsen’s finest achievement to date.
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Re: What are you currently reading thread?
« Reply #65 on: 23 December 2012, 02:22:48 AM »
Thanks for the recommendation, Dave.

I've read at least one of the Rizzoli and Isles books, but haven't read any in a while.  Will check it out.
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Re: What are you currently reading thread?
« Reply #66 on: 01 January 2013, 09:49:05 PM »
Just finished The Hypnotist by Lars Kepler

Detective Inspector Joona Linna is faced with a boy who witnessed the gruesome murder of his family. He’s suffered more than one hundred knife wounds and is comatose with shock.  Linna’s running out of time. The killer’s on the run and, seemingly, there are no clues. Desperate for information, Linna enlists disgraced specialist Dr Erik Maria Bark, a hypnotist who vowed never to practice again.  As the hypnosis begins, a long and terrifying chain of events unfurls with reverberations far beyond Linna’s case.

am now reading Tonight I Said Goodbye - Michael Koryta

Investigator and former Marine Wayne Weston is found at home, killed by a single gunshot wound to the head, the gun still lying in his right hand. There is no sign of his wife and six-year-old daughter.
The police believe Wayne Weston killed his family before turning the gun on himself. Weston's father is convinced his son was murdered. He turns to Lincoln Perry, former cop, now private investigator, for help.
All the evidence supports the police's conclusions, but as soon as he starts asking questions, Lincoln hears rumours of gambling, extortion, and links to Cleveland's Russian mob. When the FBI asks him to back off, followed by a second murder, Lincoln is more determined than ever to uncover the truth, even if that means putting himself in danger . . .
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Re: What are you currently reading thread?
« Reply #67 on: 18 February 2013, 04:13:03 PM »
I'm currently reading The Dead Tossed Waves - sequel to The Forest Of Hands And Teeth - by Carrie Ryan. They're good, zombie-filled books, but focus too much on young love/infatuation.  It's like "hey, stop drooling over that boy and run you silly b**ch!! Don't you know there are zombies all over the shop?!".
Once I finish that I'll be heading onto Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. The film is just coming out, and I want to read the book before I watch the movie.... mainly so I can be arsey about it. "Oh, it's nothing compared to the book!", "well THAT didn't happen!", "What are they thinking?" - I'm terrible for that. You should have seen me when I watched Cloud Atlas, haha!
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Re: What are you currently reading thread?
« Reply #68 on: 18 February 2013, 07:22:11 PM »
I'm currently reading "The Twyning" by Terence Blacker.  I got it as an Amazon Daily 99p Kindle deal.  The synopsis is:
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This is the story of Efren, a young ratling born into the Court of Tasting, in the kingdom of rats below the city streets. The kingdom is in turmoil after the death of the old king, assassinated by a human scientist, Dr Henry Ross-Gibbon. Obsessed by an ambition to exterminate all rats, the doctor is assisted by Dogboy, an abandoned thirteen-year-old with a gift for understanding animals. Soon a war to the death rages between the rat kingdom and its mortal enemy: humankind.
Hurt and alone, Efren finds shelter with Dogboy and his friend Caz, a runaway eleven-year-old girl. And between these unlikely allies a spark is ignited - first of communication, then of hope. This tumultuous story of creatures caught up in a pitiless war transcends the barriers between animals and humans.

It's well written and surprisingly gripping.  Despite the fact I'm normally quite disgusted by rats, I find myself having every sympathy with Efren!

The previous book I read was "The Mists of Simla" by Balraj Khanna which is told from the perspective of a teenage Indian boy sent to college in Simla, a glittering "resort" in the mountains previously the domain of rich British saabs and memsaabs.  It was wonderfully evocative, particularly for me because I've visited similar hill resorts in India.  Rahul is quite endearing with his preoccupation with cricket and the opposite sex, set against a slightly political background of China threatening to invade India.  That was also a 99p Kindle deal.
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Re: What are you currently reading thread?
« Reply #69 on: 18 February 2013, 07:39:43 PM »
I've added a few more to my Kindle tonight all ready for my October holiday.

I tend to read a book a day on holiday but far less at home.
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Re: What are you currently reading thread?
« Reply #70 on: 18 February 2013, 07:42:18 PM »
I read quite a lot, but possibly less on Holiday as there's so much to do as a rule.  Our next holiday is a 4 day trip to Prague, I'm sure I shan't be sitting around reading  :)
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Re: What are you currently reading thread?
« Reply #71 on: 18 February 2013, 09:17:41 PM »
Oooh lovely! - always fancied Prague.  That clock.  When are you orf there? - v cold in winter isn't it?
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Re: What are you currently reading thread?
« Reply #72 on: 18 February 2013, 09:26:42 PM »
Not till spring - not saying dates if public if you don't mind!
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Re: What are you currently reading thread?
« Reply #73 on: 19 February 2013, 11:11:58 AM »
great thread, I love books. My Partner Graham reads to me every night, he has done for the 11 years we have been together, every night without fail. If he is
unwell I sometimes read it instead, but Im not as good as he is, because he does all the different voices, his old lady voice and dwarf voices are amazing lol.  We mostly read from the fantasy genre, but sometimes we read something a bit different.
The very first book he read to me was "Lord of the Rings", he was the one who introduced me to fantasy stories.

At the moment we are reading The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle: Day Two) a fantasy novel by Patrick Rothfuss. Its the second in a series, and although its not the best I have read, its quite enjoyable.

If you like the fantasy genre then I highly recommend Old Kingdom trilogy by Garth Nix and the famous His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman.
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« Reply #74 on: 01 March 2013, 11:28:51 PM »
I'm currently reading "Room" by Emma Donaghue.

It has varying reviews on Amazon, from "Terrible" to "Outstanding".  I'm about half way through and so far I find it very thought provoking.
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