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  1. NYCHitman1

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    The Alexandria Link by Steve Berry.. just picked it up but haven't had the chance to actually sit down and read it just yet
     

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    Agree :)



    No time for books at the moment, but I may read something for Christmas
    I must get back into reading or I'll forget how :eek:
    Any recomendations?
     
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    Dry? Perhaps. Bad title because plexiglass is just a tiny part of the history and wont be discussed because it is a boring polymer with little charm; pedestrian to be sure.

    I like the story of Casein and Celluloid. Lots of excitement and yes, even a few explosions. Polymers made from cows blood, milk, camphor, and the like turn me on.

    Bob Maxey
     
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    @ Bob Maxey -

    Sorry if it didn't come off as intended, but I was just joking about it being "dry" and the title as well. No offense meant.

    Good luck with the book!
     
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    LOL . . . I got it and you are correct, it might be dry.

    Bob
     
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    If they are interesting subjects about something you might not think had an interesting history, then I'll read them! I'm reading a book about the history of Aspirin right now... for the second time. Who know a little white pill that helps get rid of headaches could have such an interesting history full of politics, indutstial espianage, backstabbing and all sorts of other shennanigans starting in ancient Egypt and including helping Bayer bankroll the Nazi regime in WWII? Sure I'll read a book about plastics and paint!



    It's pretty interesting. I'd heard the basics of the story, but never read it. Then I found it on Laputa, and gave it a go. I'd recommend it.
     
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    I finished Our Kind of Traitor by John le Carr
     
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    I'm reading "The Man Who Loved Books Too Much" by Allison Hoover Bartlett. Bartlett is a journalist who stumbles upon the world of rare book sellers and enthusiasts and finds out about a well known book thief who doesn't think he's doing anything wrong even though he keeps getting thrown in jail. He thinks it's unfair that he can't afford to buy these expensive books. It's broken down from interviews with the book seller who caught him and the thief himself.

    Before this I read "An Expensive Education" by Nick McDonnell, a very good and very young (mid 20's author).
     
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    Those sound interesting, I'll look into them!
     
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    A friend maintains that if aspirin were discovered today, it would be expensive and by prescription only. Not too sure about that, but it is an amazing compound.

    Bob Maxey
     
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    The breach by Patrick lee. - about a breach in time so to speak, and the odd things that come out of it.

    The doomsday key - James rollins, sigma force series.

    Loved the original Clive Cussler books back in the day.
     
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    I love James Rollins's work, I always feel it's a cross between Brown's and Ludlum's work. Haven't been reading many of his works lately, but you reminded me that I should :)

    I feel that there are too much to read and not enough time to read everything I want to read!
     
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    I could see that. Do you mean Dan Brown or Dave Brown.

    Someone else I really like, Carl Hiaseen (Sp?) and Tom Dorsey. But I grew up in FL and can relate to some of it.
     
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    Dan Brown :)
     
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    Wish i could just sit and read, for like ever sometimes!!
     
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    I used to do that when I was on summer breaks. I'd spend 14+ hours reading and read a book a day. Eyes kind of went like this =.= but I do miss the ability to read without a care in the world and be really absorbed into the story.

    I have quite the active imagination and I prefer reading the book to watching the movie of the book. When I'm reading, I FEEL like I'm in the story. If I reach out, I can touch the people in it. So to me a book is more realistic and life like than a movie. Only movie(s) I found that was on par with any books were the LOTR trilogy :)
     
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    Finished Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut. Not bad, but not great. A little absurd.

    I think I'll pick up Three Stations by Martin Cruz Smith next.
     
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    Well said roze. LOTR i actually enjoyed the movies more. It could of been where i was with myself at the time but i couldn't force my self to finish book 3... (like 200+ pages of wrap-up)
    Aside from that i still do (well i try) that with the really good ones. I read alot of 'alright' books that don't really draw me in. Nightangel was the first series in a while that i simply HAD to read every waking min
     
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    Just finished the book I was reading, so now it's Night Angel for me :)
     
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    You'll love it Xyro (you suck if you dont!! LOL)
    Seriously though, lets us know what you think while your reading it, would love to have a thread dedicated to it, discussions about plot kinda thing. (with no spoilers of course)
     
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    Go for it :)

    We got our new subforum, we may as well use it.
     
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    We'll let you get into it it some first of course, then me and some of the others who have read it can all weigh in
     
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    Indeed. There are many books that I think would make phenomenal movies, but alas they would cast the wrong people and so on and then it would be totally smurfed up (yes I autocensor myself when typing) For example, Sahara the Clive Cussler novel was awesome, the movie had 2 jackazzes in it, sucked mostly. William H Macy was indeed who I though would be best at the role of admiral, but alas that didn't fix the total smurf up of a movie.

    I really Liked LOTR and so far I like Harry Potter for what it is. (again teenage angst and all that BS but still)

    I suppose I will have to try nightangel. Never heard of it, but that doesn't mean much.
     
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    The Shawshank Redemption was also a great movie that was originally a novella (too long to be a short story, not long enough to be a novel) by Stephen King. I would argue parts of the movie were even better than the book
     
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    I LOVE Shawshank Redemption! It's in my top 3 all time movies!!! I didn't know it was a book. Might have to read it now, just because, lol.
     

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