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#46 soumyasch

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 15:13

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 15:15

The Doomsday Key - James Rollins
Great read.

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 15:22

The Doomsday Key - James Rollins
Great read.


Is it readable without having read the previous books in the series?

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 15:25

The Selfish Gene - Richard Dawkins

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 15:34

Is it readable without having read the previous books in the series?


Absolutely, I hadn't read any previous books. Not sure about others but I really enjoy fiction that encompasses real locations/places in history, it really makes for an interesting read.

I.E. Go wikipedia "Doomsday vault" it's actually very interesting, and real :).

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 15:38

A year or two back, I had borrowed a book from the library and want to re-read it but don't remember the name or author.

It was the story of a woman from a non-descript town who went on to become an actress. She came back to her childhood home after her mother (may be step-mother) died. The gardener was her first lover and after she had left he had become reclusive or something. When she came back, she gave her the cold shoulders which had infuriated her to such an extent that he killer her and buried her. The story is told from the point of view of the woman's "ghost" after her death, depicting their childhood, their romance, her life as an actress, her murder finally culminating in the murder and murderer being discovered.

I know this is probably too vague, but by any off-chance, can someone identify the novel? The edition I had read had a cover of a girl walking on a piece totally covered with green grass.

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 15:43

Absolutely, I hadn't read any previous books. Not sure about others but I really enjoy fiction that encompasses real locations/places in history, it really makes for an interesting read.

I.E. Go wikipedia "Doomsday vault" it's actually very interesting, and real :).


Thanks. I had my sight on this one for sometime but didn't buy it as I wasn't sure I could follow it by starting in the middle of a series. I will get it once I finish The Lost Symbol, which should be delivered by the time I finish the one I am reading.

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 15:59

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Dexter: An Omnibus

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 19:25

A very old sci-fi book by H. Beam Piper called Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen. A brilliant read.

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 03:59

Currently reading "Let The Right One In" by John Ajvide Lindqvist, which I have been reading on & off since I bought it a few months ago, and on the 15th of this month I'll be reading "The Lost Symbol" by Dan Brown.

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 04:05

"Namesake" by Jhumpa Lahiri

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 04:09

"Namesake" by Jhumpa Lahiri


Wasn't that made into a movie?

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 04:38

Re-reading the Star Trek Voyager Dark Matter books. Trying to find something to read. I read for about 2 hours everyday. Need a good long sci-fi/fantasy book soon...

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 05:04

Wasn't that made into a movie?


Yes It was.

Currently reading, Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 05:18

Floodgate by Alistair Maclean