News: Watch Clint Eastwood's RICHARD JEWELL, now available streaming and on Blu-ray and DVD!


0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this board.
« previous next »
Pages: 1 ... 34 35 [36] 37 38 ... 52 Go Down Print
Author Topic: Recent Books Read  (Read 199491 times)
KC
Administrator
Member Extraordinaire
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 32266


Control ...


View Profile WWW Email
« Reply #700 on: July 12, 2011, 06:54:29 PM »

The Outlet (1905) by Andy Adams

This is the story of a cattle drive from Medina County, Texas to Fort Buford (North Dakota) in 1884.  ...

They was going to Fort Buford! :o
Logged
Jed Cooper
Classic Member
Member Extraordinaire
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 5126



View Profile Email
« Reply #701 on: July 13, 2011, 11:09:12 PM »

Clint: A Retrospective (Schickel, 2010)

I cheaped out when this was first released.  I just didn't want to pony-up the $35.00 for it, much as I was tempted.  Nope, I'll justify my Elvis purchases over that much money for this book.  Well, I lucked out and came across it on a Barnes & Noble bargain shelf for just $15.00.  At that price, I couldn't resist.  

A very good read with lots of great photos.  A few minor errors, such as the author stating "Eastwood would turn sixty in 1989" even though he'd stated a few pages prior that "he was fifty-eight the year it was released" (The Dead Pool, 1988).  Not a major distraction, though.  The dvd bonus is nice, too, The Eastwood Factor.

Logged

Eyuh.
Alcatraz
Member Extraordinaire
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1200



View Profile Email
« Reply #702 on: July 18, 2011, 12:24:32 PM »

Good Omens by Neil Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman.

Pretty hilarious book. It's about the son of Satan, the coming of the End Times, and an angel's & a demon's attempt to stop it from happening because they've gotten used to the life they have on Earth.

Logged

"Reality continues to ruin my life" - Calvin
Hemlock
Member Extraordinaire
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2652



View Profile Email
« Reply #703 on: July 20, 2011, 04:12:05 PM »



Loved it  O0
Logged
Gant
Member Extraordinaire
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 6379


You gotta be durable...real durable. Most ain't


View Profile WWW Email
« Reply #704 on: July 30, 2011, 01:11:05 AM »

Quote
You Never Give Me Your Money

by Peter Doggett



A really good book detailing the Beatles careers from Epsteins death (their manager) to the present day.
So much stuff I didn't know about how interwined their lives were over the years post split.

I'd be interested to hear what others make of this book.. Personally I thought McCartney comes out quite well
and Lennon a bit of an (supremely talented) @#!hole  :o ;)

A great read whether your a fan of the combo or not.

5/5
Logged

Borderline burnout with questionable social skills
The Schofield Kid
Global Moderator
Member Extraordinaire
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 24836


All on account of pulling a trigger.


View Profile Email
« Reply #705 on: July 30, 2011, 01:56:07 AM »

I'll have to check that one out. Sounds very interesting.
Logged

"Winners are simply willing to do what losers won't."
Gant
Member Extraordinaire
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 6379


You gotta be durable...real durable. Most ain't


View Profile WWW Email
« Reply #706 on: July 30, 2011, 02:41:07 AM »

Yeah, thoroughly recommended. Once I started I couldn't put it down.. tho I couldn't help but feel quite
 saddened by a lot of it..
Logged

Borderline burnout with questionable social skills
The Schofield Kid
Global Moderator
Member Extraordinaire
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 24836


All on account of pulling a trigger.


View Profile Email
« Reply #707 on: August 17, 2011, 11:24:43 PM »



Back when I got that J. Edgar Hoover book from the library, I got this one too. The Hoover book took me three days to read. This one at about the same size (500+ pp) took me 5 weeks. This was just as compelling as the Hoover book but for some reason I could never read more than a half dozen pages at a time as I kept falling asleep no matter what time of day it was and it was so damn annoying as this book was great. The screenplay for the 2009 Michael Mann film, Dillinger was based on this book. Where that film dealt mainly with the John Dillinger gang, this book covers all those public enemies in the USA during the early to mid 1930's and the F.B.I's hunt for them. Bonnie and Clyde, Pretty Boy Floyd, Baby Face Nelson and others are all covered and it goes into great detail of how the F.B.I hunted down these criminals. Sometimes showing just how inept the bureau was in those early days. It's quite graphic in some areas where Agents or police officers were gunned down before they knew what hit them.

Highly recommended.

5/5.
Logged

"Winners are simply willing to do what losers won't."
The Schofield Kid
Global Moderator
Member Extraordinaire
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 24836


All on account of pulling a trigger.


View Profile Email
« Reply #708 on: August 26, 2011, 12:36:34 AM »



After being disappointed with the last Karin Slaughter book, Skin Privilege. I took a break for a few months but decided to get back to them this week. This was a return to form of the first few I read. This is the first in the series of Will Trent books, so it's new characters and different city to the other Grant County books. It only took me four days to get through this, I couldn't put it down. Again, it's quite brutal with the crime scene descriptions but it does keep you on the edge of your seat.

It does make me wonder with so much garbage being spewed out by the movie studios, why these books haven't been adapted?

4/5.
Logged

"Winners are simply willing to do what losers won't."
Hemlock
Member Extraordinaire
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2652



View Profile Email
« Reply #709 on: August 26, 2011, 02:10:13 PM »

Yet another Reacher novel  :)



aka WORTH DYING FOR

http://www.leechild.com/WDF.php
Logged
KC
Administrator
Member Extraordinaire
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 32266


Control ...


View Profile WWW Email
« Reply #710 on: August 26, 2011, 06:40:55 PM »

"Risking their lives"? I guess that's close enough. The Reacher titles never seem to be very meaningful ... I can never remember which book is which.

But regardless ... I ate them all up! I've become a Reacher fan.

Have you read them all now, too, Hemlock?
Logged
Hemlock
Member Extraordinaire
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2652



View Profile Email
« Reply #711 on: August 27, 2011, 04:12:30 PM »

"Risking their lives"? I guess that's close enough. The Reacher titles never seem to be very meaningful ... I can never remember which book is which.

But regardless ... I ate them all up! I've become a Reacher fan.

Have you read them all now, too, Hemlock?


There`s the very first Reacher novel,"Die Trying" that Ive not read yet but it`s just translated to finnish("Linnake") so it won`t take too long when Ive read them all  8)

Im a huge Reacher fan and I can`t quite put in the words why  ;D Maybe it got something to do with them being so forward,simple and yet catchy.

Btw evidently Tom Cruise will be the first Jack Reacher on screen.Not sure if Im happy with this bit of a news  :-\

http://www.deadline.com/2011/07/paramount-moves-tom-cruises-mission-impossible-to-december-21-and-sets-one-shot-for-early-2013/
« Last Edit: August 27, 2011, 04:19:31 PM by Hemlock » Logged
Elizabeth77
Member Extraordinaire
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1298



View Profile Email
« Reply #712 on: August 30, 2011, 08:41:28 AM »

Yeager: An Autobiography by Chuck Yeager



What a fun, exciting and interesting read.  Amazingly, it took me two weeks(!) to read the first half of the book, then I decided to leave the family behind and finish it up in half a day.  I didn't know when I started reading that Chuck Yeager was the first pilot to "break" the sound "barrier", but his story would be just as interesting if he hadn't.  His enthusiasm for flying and his willingness to take very calculated risks keep the story from ever having a dull moment.  Insights from his wife, superior officers and fellow pilots help to round out the story.  The amount of aviation history covered during his years as a pilot is tremendous.  While this is a great read if you love airplanes and flying, it's just as fun if you prefer to keep your feet solidly on the ground.

I felt drawn into this story in a very personal way.  In my early teens I dreamed of becoming a pilot.  From childhood I dreamed of flying in the Concorde.  It isn't likely I'll become a pilot (other dreams had a stronger pull), but 13 years ago my dream of flying in the Concorde became a reality.  I, too, have flown faster than the speed of sound.  I, too, have seen the curvature of the earth.  It's a little bit like talking to a complete stranger and discovering that you have a special experience in common.
Logged

"Thought I was having trouble with my adding.  It's all right now."
Sylvie
Member Extraordinaire
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2172



View Profile Email
« Reply #713 on: August 30, 2011, 08:59:16 AM »

"WORLD WITHOUT END", Ken Follett

Taking place in the Middle Ages in England, a fantastic saga and a thick book, perfect for Summer time  ;) !

I had loved "THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH" a few years ago.
Logged

"If she looks back, that means she's interested . Come on now, give me a little look. One little glance back..."

2007 Movie journal
The Schofield Kid
Global Moderator
Member Extraordinaire
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 24836


All on account of pulling a trigger.


View Profile Email
« Reply #714 on: September 02, 2011, 05:35:01 AM »



The second in the Will Trent series and another good read. A good murder mystery and a hunt for another victim held captive. Gripping stuff.

4/5.
Logged

"Winners are simply willing to do what losers won't."
Gant
Member Extraordinaire
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 6379


You gotta be durable...real durable. Most ain't


View Profile WWW Email
« Reply #715 on: September 05, 2011, 12:37:07 AM »

Stuart Lee. How I Escaped My Certain Fate, The Life and Deaths of a Stand-Up Comedian



Very funny autobiography by British comic Stuart Lee. Gonna see him live next month  :)
Logged

Borderline burnout with questionable social skills
Gant
Member Extraordinaire
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 6379


You gotta be durable...real durable. Most ain't


View Profile WWW Email
« Reply #716 on: September 15, 2011, 11:29:55 AM »

Quote
The Cover Art Of Blue Note Records
by Graham Marsh and Glyn Callingham



Beautiful book
Logged

Borderline burnout with questionable social skills
Hemlock
Member Extraordinaire
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2652



View Profile Email
« Reply #717 on: September 16, 2011, 02:14:01 PM »

Donald E Westlake`s The Road To Ruin  O0
« Last Edit: December 21, 2011, 04:06:40 PM by Hemlock » Logged
The Schofield Kid
Global Moderator
Member Extraordinaire
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 24836


All on account of pulling a trigger.


View Profile Email
« Reply #718 on: September 16, 2011, 08:13:28 PM »



This was a little disappointing as it brought together for the first time, characters from both the Grant County books and the Will Trent books. I was expecting it to be a lot better. It's still a good read of fans of Slaughter's books.

3/5.
Logged

"Winners are simply willing to do what losers won't."
GreenEyes
Member Extraordinaire
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 578


"Po-lice trainin' ?"


View Profile Email
« Reply #719 on: September 17, 2011, 05:05:31 AM »

"WORLD WITHOUT END", Ken Follett

Taking place in the Middle Ages in England, a fantastic saga and a thick book, perfect for Summer time  ;) !

I had loved "THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH" a few years ago.

Let us know how you like "World Without End". "Pillars" was good, and the TV mini-series they did was entertaining (have you seen it?).   :)
Logged

"Such ingratitude after all the times I saved your life."
Pages: 1 ... 34 35 [36] 37 38 ... 52 Go Up Print 
 




C L I N T E A S T W O O D . N E T