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Dean Koontz

Just re-read "Watchers" again, and was struck by juxtaposition of the Outsider and the serial killer, Vince. Animal and Human killers! And its interesting how you felt a bit sorry for the Outsider.

from the inside cover:
" From a top secret labratory come two genetically altered life forms. One is a magnificent dog of astonishing intelligence. The other a hybrid monster of a brutally violent nature. And both are on the loose...... The explosive story of a man and a woman, caught in a relentless storm of mankinds darkest creation."
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If on a winters night a traveler

I have never before read such a lyrical, and somewhat confusing book.

Has anyone read this? I'm only halfway through this one, and I usually hold off on my reccomendations, but I really like this one folks. It's by Italo Calvino

"If on a winters night a traveler turns out to be not one novel but 10, each with a different plot style,ambiance, and author, and each interrrupted at a moment of suspense. Together they form a labyrinth of literatures, known and unknown, alive and extinct, through which two readers, a male and a female, pursue both the storylines that intrigue them and one another. THey are the true heroes of the novel, for what would reading be without readers?"

this also happens to be the first occasion where I was out in public with a book and someone said "good book". This probably doesn't mean anything but it affirmed my approval of the book.

Go read it!
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Kite Runner

Ah man Kite Runner was an awesome book!

There were some twists in there that made my jaw drop.

I saw people reading it on the Bart or Bus and whenever I would ak them how it was, the resounding reply was: It's Great, I can't put it down.

so who else from here has read it?


ah my poor neglected community!

How are you all? Did anyone get any good books for christmas?

I got Marley and Me, The God Delusion, The worst Person in the world and 202 strong contenders

and two I haven't started are Kite runner and Secret life of bees.

see you all in the new year!

The 5th Horseman

I have read the previous four "Women's Murder Club" books and thoroughly enjoyed each of them, but James Patterson outdoes himself in his latest one, The 5th Horseman.  It kept me guessing right up until the very last page.  Definitely worth a read.
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Blue Diary - Alice Hoffman

“Blue Diary” – Alice Hoffman

Date read: 4 January 2006 – 16 January 2006

Paperback : 303 pages : £3.73
First published: 2001
Vintage Publishers 2002
ISBN: 0-09-942914-4

* Synopsis:
Ethan and Jorie, a perfect, beautiful couple, have been married for 13 years, and are still very much in love. Ethan is a pillar of the community, but 13 years ago he committed a brutal rape and murder. A young girl’s phone call exposes him, and nothing will ever be the same for any of them – as nothing could ever be the same for that other young girl who was raped all those years ago, or for her family.
Blue Diary is a powerful, disturbing novel about the dark shadows in ordinary lives, about the ripples that carry on indefinitely from a violent act. And the blue diary of the title belonged to the dead girl …

* My thoughts:
After picking this book up in 2003 and didn’t get even ¼ of the way through, I thought I’d try it again.
I normally don’t go for this kind of over-descriptive writing, but I really enjoyed the book. I found it hard to put down after the first couple of chapters (which were a little slow). I was glad I picked this one up. The penultimate chapter nearly made me cry; it brought a tear to my eye .. The final chapter made me feel lost and empty in a good way, especially when I’d finished. A wonderful read; heart-wrenching, amazing!
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The Thomas Berryman Number - James Patterson

“The Thomas Berryman Number” - James Patterson
(James Patterson’s first book)

Date read: 19 December 2005 – 4 January 2006

Paperback : 272 pages : £5.00
First published: 1976
TimeWarner Book Group 1996
ISBN: 0-446-60045-8

* Synopsis:
The Thomas Berryman Number begins with three terrifying murders in the South. It ends with a relentless and unforgettable manhunt in the North. In between is the riveting story of a chilling assassin, the woman he loves, and the beloved leader he is hired to kill with extreme prejudice!

* My thoughts:
I found it very difficult to get into the book, but I persevered! About ¾ of the way through it started to get interesting. The ending was good – a little nail biting.
For a James Patterson novel, I was rather disappointed to begin with. But bearing in mind this was his first novel, and it was written in 1976, it was good!
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