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i find James Patterson an easy read and love the Nelson De Mille Books. Have been recommended Matthew Reilley for ewhen my Kindle arrives..anyone read any of those?....
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I've noticed the 'coming down' in Grisham, King and our own La Plante, whose latest I finished on Sunday – her last two chapters were atrocious for such an adept writer.

I think you can write yourself dry, and if you write what you know, there's only so much you know.

Or maybe they just get fed up sitting in front of a typewriter for eight hours every day.
Typical of the Americans especially I think.
They get pushed and pushed to make hay while the Sun shines and the quality goes down the tubes.
Much the same when they make a decent film or TV series,...they have to follow it up with more and more till they've milked it dry and quality is long forgotten.
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I've just been given the Hans Christian Asbosen book of fairy tales, which is quite good.
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I've just been given the Hans Christian Asbosen book of fairy tales, which is quite good.

Somehow it doesn't seem quite you Bil.
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I'm halfway through a Stieg Larsson at the moment. The strange Swedish names put me off a bit, as well as the style of writing, but he redeems himself, just like Meyer in Twilight, when he suddenly grabs your attention, unexpectedly.

"The old man pointed his gun at Salenkow's head and fired three shots."

Now that short sentence came out of the blue at the end of one of Larsson's strange 'chapters'. You can't walk away from a book like that, you need to find out why.

And I'm only on page 216, the book's 743 pages long.
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I'm halfway through a Stieg Larsson at the moment. The strange Swedish names put me off a bit, as well as the style of writing, but he redeems himself, just like Meyer in Twilight, when he suddenly grabs your attention, unexpectedly.

"The old man pointed his gun at Salenkow's head and fired three shots."

Now that short sentence came out of the blue at the end of one of Larsson's strange 'chapters'. You can't walk away from a book like that, you need to find out why.

And I'm only on page 216, the book's 743 pages long.
I also found the Swedish names difficult but I think that when you get further into the book you will have seen them repeated enough to become more relaxed with them.

Could I just warn you that the 2nd book is set about 2 years after the 1st book but the story in the 3rd book starts immediately ffrom the 2nd book. I made the mistake of reading the first two and then left a longish gap before reading the third, it would have been better if I had read all three in sequence with no break or had a break between one and two.

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I also found the Swedish names difficult but I think that when you get further into the book you will have seen them repeated enough to become more relaxed with them.

Could I just warn you that the 2nd book is set about 2 years after the 1st book but the story in the 3rd book starts immediately ffrom the 2nd book. I made the mistake of reading the first two and then left a longish gap before reading the third, it would have been better if I had read all three in sequence with no break or had a break between one and two.

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Well, thanks for that, but I'm too erratic a reader to follow a sequence, and have usually got at least three books on the go at the same time.
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Thanks for that I am always looking for different books and authors that I have no knowledge of and was hoping that people would contribute to this thread in this way.

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hi rosemary im not a great book reader but one does stick in my mind called it secret sisters sorry dont know who the writer was but do remember it was the girl from eastenders mother and aunts childhood (martean macluchin not sure how you spell that .. but a could'nt put it down
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hi rosemary im not a great book reader but one does stick in my mind called it secret sisters sorry dont know who the writer was but do remember it was the girl from eastenders mother and aunts childhood (martean macluchin not sure how you spell that .. but a could'nt put it down
Have spent a bit of time looking but cannot find it yet, will not give up though.

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Good Morning Rosemary,
I think this is the book he was talking about

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Silent-Siste.../dp/0340898852

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Good Morning Rosemary,
I think this is the book he was talking about

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Silent-Siste.../dp/0340898852

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Thank you very much, have put it in my basket.

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Good Morning Rosemary,
I think this is the book he was talking about

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Silent-Siste.../dp/0340898852

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yes michael think your right think this was the 1st part it was the 2nd one i read , will order the 1st one now thank for the info x
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Good Morning Rosemary,
I think this is the book he was talking about

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Silent-Siste.../dp/0340898852

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michael im female x
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michael im female x
Well good for you, but I'm not sure why you are telling me this, would care to elaborate on why you shared this vital piece of info with me ;-)
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Well good for you, but I'm not sure why you are telling me this, would care to elaborate on why you shared this vital piece of info with me ;-)
Becuase your comment said 'he' perhaps. Perhaps it would be useful for people to at least tick the 'sex' box in their profile, then a little icon would appear which would show the sex of the poster..
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