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Re: Read any good books lately?

Postby ferri » Jun 12th, 2017, 9:43 am

I just finished Rich Man, Poor Man and Beggarman, Thief by Irwin Shaw both books that I was way too cool to read in my early years. [icon_lol2.gif] They are wonderful! I loved both of them. :D
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Re: Read any good books lately?

Postby ferri » Jun 14th, 2017, 10:44 am

Last night I finished reading Psycho by Robert Bloch. I've seen the movie a billion times but just got around to the book. And of course the book is better. There was so much more to the story! :D
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Re: Read any good books lately?

Postby fvkasm2x » Jun 15th, 2017, 8:58 am

ferri wrote:I don't remember which one of you suggested: Room: A Novel by Emma Donoghue, I think maybe CoffeeCanuck? Anyway, I just finished it. I loved it! Thanks whoever steered me in that direction! :D


Is that the one that movie from last year was based on? Without spoilers... Bascially a mom and her kid in a room?

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Re: Read any good books lately?

Postby ferri » Jun 15th, 2017, 9:00 am

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ferri wrote:I don't remember which one of you suggested: Room: A Novel by Emma Donoghue, I think maybe CoffeeCanuck? Anyway, I just finished it. I loved it! Thanks whoever steered me in that direction! :D


Is that the one that movie from last year was based on? Without spoilers... Bascially a mom and her kid in a room?


That's the one. It's a really good book!
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Re: Read any good books lately?

Postby mexi cali » Jun 15th, 2017, 3:36 pm

So, I just ventured away from my standby guys, Sk and DK and found two other guys who are A) In one case, very similar in style and one who is seriously twisted.

Joe Hill is the easy to read and get along with guy and Jack Ketchum is unlike anything I have ever come across. The girl next door and the lost being the primary two novels that helped to formulate my opinion of him. He writes about true crime and puts his own spin on things. Like they say about life, you can't make this shiiit up.

Both of these books were made into movies and both stayed very close to the book and the story but both leave you with a slimey feeling when you realize that you and the protagonists come from the same tribe.

There is even a novelette in one called weed species and as I was reading it I am saying to myself, "self". This sounds an awful lot like the holmolka/bernardo saga which it makes no reference to but after I read it I was so convinced of it that I e-mailed his publicist who said he had never heard of that particular case but that he would check with Mr. Ketchum which he did and the boss confirmed it.

He is a good writer but fair warning, there aren't many like him and the nature of these stories can only be told one way and that is to be detailed and graphic.
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Re: Read any good books lately?

Postby ferri » Jun 16th, 2017, 9:19 am

Joe Hill is Stephen King's son. :biggrin:

You would probably like Jeremy Bates too. I love his writing!
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Re: Read any good books lately?

Postby mexi cali » Jun 16th, 2017, 9:58 am

Have you read Ketchum?

And I didn't know that Hill was who he is. That explains a lot. Thanks.
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Re: Read any good books lately?

Postby mexi cali » Jun 16th, 2017, 10:04 am

Ummmmm; no mistaking who he is related to.


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Re: Read any good books lately?

Postby ferri » Jun 16th, 2017, 1:24 pm

Just as handsome as his pappy. [icon_lol2.gif]

No, I have not read Jack Ketchum! I might just have to try one of his books!
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Re: Read any good books lately?

Postby mexi cali » Jun 16th, 2017, 8:23 pm

Dark. beware.
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Re: Read any good books lately?

Postby ferri » Jun 17th, 2017, 8:37 am

Give me a title dude! :D

Also, if any of you like Joseph Wambaugh (True crime stuff), I am reading, Fire Lover: A True Story by him. I'm about halfway through and it's really good!
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Re: Read any good books lately?

Postby Barney Google » Jun 17th, 2017, 11:59 am

Just reread an old fav...never fails to make me chuckle...

A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole....Pulitzer Prize Winner
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Re: Read any good books lately?

Postby mexi cali » Jun 18th, 2017, 10:01 am

The girl next door. The lost.
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Re: Read any good books lately?

Postby ferri » Jun 19th, 2017, 8:38 am

mexi cali wrote:The girl next door. The lost.


Thanks! :D
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Re: Read any good books lately?

Postby Lady tehMa » Jun 19th, 2017, 10:02 pm

Paul of Dune - I was unaware Brian Herbert (and Kevin J. Anderson) has been adding to the series. This is worth the read.
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