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Re: Read any good books lately?

Postby savvybusinessman » May 16th, 2018, 12:18 pm

Has anyone read the novel that AMC's The Terror is based on? I think the book is also called The Terror but I'm not sure.

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Re: Read any good books lately?

Postby ferri » May 16th, 2018, 2:16 pm

I haven't! But I found it on Amazon! :D

https://www.amazon.com/Terror-Novel-Dan ... bc?ie=UTF8
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Re: Read any good books lately?

Postby Catsumi » May 16th, 2018, 6:16 pm

Looking at the cover photo and brief description, could this have something to do with Shackleton's voyage?

If yes, the true accounts are spellbinding and need no embellishments, ghostly or otherwise.

Edited to add: sorry if I sounded discouraging, read on, enjoy, and then if the story should it be about Scott or Shackleton, both true accounts are well worth your time. :biggrin:
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Re: Read any good books lately?

Postby savvybusinessman » May 16th, 2018, 7:03 pm

Catsumi wrote:Looking at the cover photo and brief description, could this have something to do with Shackleton's voyage?

If yes, the true accounts are spellbinding and need no embellishments, ghostly or otherwise.

Edited to add: sorry if I sounded discouraging, read on, enjoy, and then if the story should it be about Scott or Shackleton, both true accounts are well worth your time. :biggrin:


It's Sir John Franklin's voyage where two ships disappear as well as the crew for each but maybe a name was changed? I'll have to look into Shackleton, thanks.

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Re: Read any good books lately?

Postby Catsumi » May 16th, 2018, 7:20 pm

Aaah! That explains it. The photo is so much like Frank Hurley's iconic photo of the Endurance going down.

Thanks for the clarification. See a few posts back where I think I left kudos of Shackleton's heroic trip to Antartica. You will love it, guaranteed.
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Re: Read any good books lately?

Postby Catsumi » May 19th, 2018, 9:13 am

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Re: Read any good books lately?

Postby Lady tehMa » May 19th, 2018, 9:21 am

That sounds really interesting :)
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Re: Read any good books lately?

Postby ferri » May 20th, 2018, 1:01 pm

savvybusinessman wrote:Has anyone read the novel that AMC's The Terror is based on? I think the book is also called The Terror but I'm not sure.


I bought this book and I'm really liking it! It's scary but I find myself laughing occasionally. Who knew ship captains had such good vocabularies? [icon_lol2.gif] bleep bleep bleep and then bleep bleep bleep! hahaha
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Re: Read any good books lately?

Postby Miss Muffet » May 28th, 2018, 4:17 pm

Just finished Red Rooster by John Grisham... excellent book

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Re: Read any good books lately?

Postby KenL » Jun 12th, 2018, 9:27 am

There is an awesome new book out regarding the New World Order and the enormous machine that is in motion to crush freedom and democracy as we know it. It's an entertaining boy-to-man-to-would-be-Emperor that's fun yet serious and very eye-opening. Check out Evil by Nature on Amazon books. Here's the link: Evil by Nature link: www.amazon.com/dp/B07BQGCV5W

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Re: Read any good books lately?

Postby oldtrucker » Jun 12th, 2018, 4:09 pm

Life After Doomsday by Bruce D. Clayton.
1980...but a very useful info refresh for the .01% of the population that believes that having no knowledge in this arena is a certain death sentence. You don't have to be a physicist or a genius...it is written in a way that anyone with a less than average IQ can get it. Anyone that can't understand it or understand the magnitude of importance of the material written would be up for a Darwin Award anyway. I do a refresh ever couple of years or so to remind me of things that I should place more energy into and info that I may think is important... but is really not. Because it's a 1980 book...a lot of things in it are no longer all that relevant. Some things in it are more relevant now than at any other time in history.
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Re: Read any good books lately?

Postby Queen K » Jun 12th, 2018, 10:13 pm

I just realized I started this thread just shy of 10 years ago :130:
It must be nice to live in an Ivory Tower, where everyone else makes mistakes. I have no idea what an ivory tower looks like.

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Re: Read any good books lately?

Postby ferri » Jun 27th, 2018, 2:33 pm

I just read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and then The Girl Who Played With Fire and now book #3 The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson Good books! Apparently though the author died not long after handing book 3 but someone else has written 2 more books, The Girl in the Spider's Web and The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye by David Lagercrantz

My question, has anyone read the last two and if so, are they as good as the first 3? :D
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Re: Read any good books lately?

Postby Quest » Jul 22nd, 2018, 3:57 pm

ferri wrote:I just read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and then The Girl Who Played With Fire and now book #3 The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson Good books! Apparently though the author died not long after handing book 3 but someone else has written 2 more books, The Girl in the Spider's Web and The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye by David Lagercrantz

My question, has anyone read the last two and if so, are they as good as the first 3? :D


I started the last one but found it too slow. Could not catch my attention
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Re: Read any good books lately?

Postby Quest » Jul 22nd, 2018, 4:20 pm

Lately I’m into reading Regency/Victorian Era series. A few good one I like are

- Lady Emily Series
- The Anatomist Wife (Lady Darby)
- Lady Julia Grey
- Kurland St Mary Mysteries

Other mystery books I love are

- Constable Evans
- Hamish Macbeth
- Agatha Raisin

I really like MC Beaton’s books.

I also have read all Jack Reacher’s book (Lee Child). Very good

My all favourites Agatha Christ’s books. Nothing better in my opinion. But keep in mind that, for me, a good story someone has to die [icon_lol2.gif]

10 years a topic still going strong!! That shows you how much books bring us together :smt045
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