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Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane. I never watched the movie but loved the book. Thought I knew what was going to end up happening but nope. Easy read

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12 minutes ago, woodenshoemanHoosierfan said:

I'm not a big fan of other authors continuing a series of another author who has passed. I just don't think they are as good. This is purely my opinion. Having said that, I loved Kyle Mills first 2 novels Rising Phoenix and Storming Heaven.

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This reminds me there's an author writing books using the Reacher name (with Child's permission) but they're not Jack Reacher books.  It's like he'd using the name to draw attention.

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14 minutes ago, woodenshoemanHoosierfan said:

I'm not a big fan of other authors continuing a series of another author who has passed. I just don't think they are as good. This is purely my opinion. Having said that, I loved Kyle Mills first 2 novels Rising Phoenix and Storming Heaven.

 

In almost all cases I agree with you although I do think Mills has held pretty true to the Rapp character created by Vince Flynn.  I am (was) a big fan of Robert B. Parker's novels in particular his Spenser series but Ace Atkins' stories just don't have the same zip and the Parker estate is already on its second author in Parker's Jesse Stone series.

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Looking forward to reading this. I remember watching news reports as a an 11 yr old when it happened.

Check out this book on Goodreads: We Will Rise: A True Story of Tragedy and Resurrection in the American Heartland http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44281311-we-will-rise

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What books have you read multiple times? I thought I would ask this question after I had a conversation the other day with someone else. She said she has never reread a book because she already knows what's going to happen. She didn't know what to say when I asked her why she will watch a movie or TV show over again since she already knows what is going to happen. Lol

Books I have read multiple times include:

Almost all books by Louis L'amour(some more than others)

Battle Cry by Leon Uris- I've been hooked on this book since I first read it almost 40 yr ago.

The Expendables by Leonard B Scott- this book is somewhat similar to Battle Cry except it is set during Vietnam

Term Limits by Vince Flynn- still my favorite novel by him

There are others I've read twice, but the ones above I've read ar least 5 times. It's no coincidence they are among my favorites of all time.

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Only one book I’ve ever read more than once, and I’ve read it like five times. The Hobbit. We usually read this book in about 4th or 5th grade for the first time, but I must say it’s entertaining even as a 46 year old.


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I just finished “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil”. My sister says I’m a book snob because I generally only read nonfiction (yes I realize my previous post cites “The Hobbit”). Anyway when home for Thanksgiving this book was laying on the table and my niece asked my sister whose it was. She said “Well, we know it’s not Uncle Jay’s because he only reads nonfiction”. It is a nonfiction book but is really entertaining throughout so most think it’s a novel. I think it was made into a movie a few years back but I never watched it.


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10 minutes ago, Naturalhoosier said:

Finished "41: A Portrait of my Father" by George W Bush.  A pretty straightforward memoir from a loving son.  Regardless of political lean, this is a wonderful heartfelt book. 

I’ll put it on my list. I have a different biography of him on deck as soon as I finish age of Eisenhower. 

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