Hirotani's - 2013, 75 book challenge
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I changed track somewhat and read a Nevil Shute book - a very early one, written in the 1920's. Like all books written at this time - it contained racial and religious slurs - which always make them a trial to read. But the story was OK - if a little odd but I enjoyed it. I then read a book by the Canadian author who wrote the Murdoch Mysteries which are on TV. This book was set in modern day Ontario and it was fun reading of somewhere I lived a long time ago. Well written, good characters whom I liked. The only flaw to this one, and its a big one for who dunit, is I guessed the murderer around 25% into the book and the studied avoidance of the police characters in the book to not see the connection got more than a little trying. I persisted and finished the book - and I am pleased I did, but this is not the way to write a murder mystery. So enjoyable - but lacking.
Next I finished a Harry Potter book which was an enormous read. I actually started this one in 2012 but only finished it in 2013 - so I am going to count it in this year's list. A very good book which explained so much more than the similar titled movie. I then finished a Ken Follet which was OK. The story was fine - the continued graphic references to torture, while appropriate for the story line, did not endear me to the book. I read it, I enjoyed the excitement of the book - I hated the overly (in my opinion) detailed emphasis on torture (albeit - it was a key central theme of the book).
1. Percy Jackson and Lighting Thief by Rick Riordan
2. Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
3. So Disdained by Nevil Shute
4. The K Handshape by Mureen Jennings
5. Jackdaws by Ken Follett
Welcome to the group!
Anyway, now to record the Harry Potter!
6. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling
7. A Surfeit of Lampreys by Ngaio Marsh
8. The Chinese Parrot by Earl Derr Biggers
9. Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah
10. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
11. Starship Troopers by Rober A. Heinlein
12. Warlords of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
13. A Beautiful Blue Death by Charles Finch
14. The Underground City or Child of the Cavern by Jules Verne
15. Archangel by Robert Harris
16. Killing Floor by Lee Child
To answer your question - yes I expect it is so! I like the movie and was bowled over by the book. I don't usually like violence in books but it was handled in a masterly way that pulled you deeper into the book. I remember an old movie called "Midnight Express" which built up tension so much that at one point I shocked at myself as I was on the edge of my seat in the cinema willing the hero of the movie to kill someone. I thought - well that's not me, I am not like that - and was surprised and shocked by my own reactions. I am not saying the book was such a masterpiece - but that it handled violence in a way that well done. I will definitely read another!
17. The Emperor's Pearl by Robert van Gulik
18. An Antarctic Mystery by Jules Verne
19. Black Arrow by I.J. Parker
20. Bones in London by Edgar Wallace
21. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
22. Studying Chess Made Easy by Andrew Soltis
23. Quentin Durwood by Sir Walter Scott
24. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
25. Percy Jackson and the TItan's Curse by Rick Riordan
26. Death and the Dancing Footman by Ngaio Marsh
27. Think Python by Allen B. Downey
28. Modern Tkinter for Busy Python Developers by Mark Roseman
29. Raspberry Pi User Guide by Gareth Halfacree and Even Upton
I also finished the story of near air crash written by an Australian pilot - QF32. It was very good. A little repitious but if you ever want to get feel for what pilots have to go through when they have a problem up front - this is the book to read. A good read, recommend it.
30. The Lord of the Rings - Part 1 by J.R.R. Tolkien
31. QF32 by Richard De Crespigny
32. 80 Days Around the World by Jules Verne
33. The Gardens of the Moon by Steve Erikson
34. A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin
Anyway I finished the second book of the Earthsea saga and again enjoyed it and would recommend it. Well written thoughtful and enjoyable. I also finished the 5th or 6th Mary Rusell Book and enjoyed it very much. So much so that I have gone back to the first book - the Beekeepers Assistant!
35. The Tombs of Atuan by Ursula K. Le Guin
36. Garment of Shadows by Laurie R. King
37. The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R. King
38. Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini
39. Micro by Michael Crichton
40. Behind that Curtain by Earl Derr Biggers