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  •  I've read many of (4+ / 0-)
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    the authors on the list, but not all of them.  Some I've heard of and not read and some I never heard of before.  
    Why are the question marks after some of the authors?  I'll definitely be consulting your list for future reading.  Thanks.

    I finished Earthly Delights by Kerry Greenwood this week.
    Her novels were recommended here, I think.  I do love stories that take place in Australia.  My favorite is the series written by Arthur W. Upfield featuring Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte.  Highly, highly recommended if you can find the books.

    •  Guess I goofed, the "?" means I'm not sure (4+ / 0-)
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      it was on James' list, that's all. I was going from memory from 27 years ago. But all on the list are excellent writers and worth reading.

      Good to know about Australian authors. I've heard of Upfield and will check him out so thanks for the recommendation! Not familiar with Greenwood. Was it good?

      "extreme concentration of income is incompatible with real democracy.... the truth is that the whole nature of our society is at stake." Paul Krugman

      by Gorette on Mon Apr 30, 2012 at 05:48:57 PM PDT

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      •  It was light (3+ / 0-)
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        reading.  I was reading a Bernard Cornwell novel at the same time, and I picked up the Greenwood book, read it in one day and it's ready to go back to the library.  It was a break from the 9th century Dane/Saxon battles, so in that way it was good.  I came away thinking the author has some body image issues that took up more of the story than they merited, but otherwise, not bad.

        •  Wow. You are one serious reader. Have (3+ / 0-)
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          you been reading about the "dark ages" for long? What's the best one? Sounds interesting.

          "extreme concentration of income is incompatible with real democracy.... the truth is that the whole nature of our society is at stake." Paul Krugman

          by Gorette on Mon Apr 30, 2012 at 06:01:07 PM PDT

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          •  Cornwell is (3+ / 0-)
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            interesting.  I started on the first of the Saxon Tales series - The Last Kingdom about a week ago.  These are novels, btw, and really fascinating.  I may end up buying the series because I'm not sure I can get them all at the library.  He's written a LOT of books, but I want to stick to the Saxon series for now.

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