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    The Lioness of Morocco. It is a historical fiction about an Englishwoman who accompanies her merchant husband to Morocco.
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    Im reading James Rollins Sandstorm. This guy has grabbed me, he just slides you from place to place person to person setting to setting. He grabs your attention and keeps it. The author was recommended to me and I like him alot. Its fiction btw
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    On Dangerous Ground by Jack Higgins

    More Sean Dillon WWII to present (well 90's anyway) intrigue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    The Lioness of Morocco. It is a historical fiction about an Englishwoman who accompanies her merchant husband to Morocco.
    Sandstorm is ME based in saudi
    Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.

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    Reading the first book in James Lovegrove's proposed 'Cthulhu Casebooks' trilogy, 'Sherlock Holmes and the Shadwell Shadows'.

    Perfectly echoing Conan Doyle's/Dr. Watson's narrative style, it tells the real story of Holmes' decades-long battle, not with Professor Moriarty, but with the forces of the Elder Gods. Great stuff.
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    Just started James Rollins...Map of Bones
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    rereading fear and loathing on the campaign trail '72

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    Quote Originally Posted by del View Post
    rereading fear and loathing on the campaign trail '72
    I tried reading that a long time ago and couldn't really get into it. Maybe I'll try again sometime. I've stockpiled a lot of HST that I should either get around to reading or pass on to my youngest son - also a fan of the good doctor.
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    Finished Ace Atkins' latest Spenser novel on Sunday, so was looking for something to begin reading last night, and decided to finally start a book I've been meaning to read since I was a teenager (I probably have three or four copies in my highly disorganized personal library) - H. Rider Haggard's 'King Solomon's Mines'. A sensation when it appeared in 1885, it was the first book in (what has become known as) the 'lost world' sub-genre of adventure stories, and featured the debut appearance of Haggard's great hero Allan Quatermain.
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    For a mid-Victorian novel, Haggard's 'Mines' is relatively fast-paced and without the tendency of that era's writers toward a lot of florid, unnecessary verbiage. (I love Anthony Trollope's works, but it's often a hard slog to get to the story.) Fortunately for the modern reader, Haggard wrote this book in the first person and presents Quatermain as a plain, unpretentious big game hunter who occasionally apologizes to the reader for his self-confessed lack of descriptive skills. Actually, he does okay in that department - just minus the page- or chapter-long meanderings that some other writers of that age were prone to indulge in.

    On the other hand, there are scenes and passages in this book that are no doubt more jarring to a reader of today than they would have been a century ago. I'm thinking about a scene in which Quatermain and his companions slaughter nine elephants for their ivory and a couple of hearts, the latter being a coveted menu item of that time and place, apparently. The casual racism of the era toward Black Africans, and for non-Whites generally, is somewhat evident, but not as blatantly in Haggard as in others - and he does portray some of his native African characters as heroic and even noble, which was a departure from convention.
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