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Old 12-27-2018, 05:36 PM
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I just read the Quality of Silence, by Rosemund Lupton, I very much enjoyed is a set in Alaska a mom and her deaf child go to meet her husband, suspense
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Old 12-27-2018, 08:47 PM
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Re: Good reads

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I was afraid at first to post this thread, I figured I might get hollered at that this is a parrot forum.. now I am thrilled to have so many books to read!!!!!! I'm getting ready to search Kindle, abd hopeful that will also read to better recommendations from Kindle . How about Parrot books, either as characters or training behavior? But don't stop the Sci Fi!! And The Speed of Dark is about an autistic man that through science has the choice to change his life, but maybe loose himself, I really loved this book... Abd I live that our flock has so many sci Fi fans!!! Who knew!! My memory is terrible these days but I will try and add some of my favorites to the list, Dean Kootz has many I love. Abd I think a book called the Sphere was good. I think some one already mentioned Terry Brooks books. I also liked the Naturalist it's a crime thriller kind of, and normally I don't care for crime thrillers but it was very unique!
I love Dean Koontz, I just recently finished his Jane Hawk Series and Loved it. Can't wait for his next book in the series coming in March. Have you read 'The Watchers' very good?
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Old 12-27-2018, 09:44 PM
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Re: Good reads

I just read the synopsis of 'The Dresden Files' Storm Front and it sounds amazing.

I'm also a Stephen King fan. I haven't read 'Under the Dome' but Hubby & I did watch the series. We were bummed when it was cancelled. I should add that one to my list.
Mr. Mercedes Series including his latest 'The Outsider.
The Stand, Salem's Lot, Duma Key was okay, but I wasn't crazy over it.
Doctor Sleep is the sequel to The Shining. About an adult Danny Torrance.

John Grisham- A Time to Kill, Pelican Brief, Sycamore Row, The Litigators were my faves. The Summons & The Brethren were okay.

Our very own Terry, (Super Mod) turned me on to Greg Iles & his Penn Cage series. It was so good.

Here's some other good series that I've enjoyed.

Rachel Caine- Stillhouse Lake Series

Robert Dugoni- Tracy Crosswhite Series

Anne Frasier- Jude Fontaine Series

I've read some David Baldacci - The 'Memory Man' was good, but his others, 'The last Mile' was meh, I never finshed 'The Fix' and never started 'The Fallen'.. HA

That's all I can think of at the moment.

Laurasea - so glad you posted this thread. I'm getting so many good recommendations. Thank You so much!
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Old 12-28-2018, 10:43 AM
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Re: Good reads

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Quote: Originally Posted by Laurasea View Post
I was afraid at first to post this thread, I figured I might get hollered at that this is a parrot forum.. now I am thrilled to have so many books to read!!!!!! I'm getting ready to search Kindle, abd hopeful that will also read to better recommendations from Kindle . How about Parrot books, either as characters or training behavior? But don't stop the Sci Fi!! And The Speed of Dark is about an autistic man that through science has the choice to change his life, but maybe loose himself, I really loved this book... Abd I live that our flock has so many sci Fi fans!!! Who knew!! My memory is terrible these days but I will try and add some of my favorites to the list, Dean Kootz has many I love. Abd I think a book called the Sphere was good. I think some one already mentioned Terry Brooks books. I also liked the Naturalist it's a crime thriller kind of, and normally I don't care for crime thrillers but it was very unique!
I love Dean Koontz, I just recently finished his Jane Hawk Series and Loved it. Can't wait for his next book in the series coming in March. Have you read 'The Watchers' very good?
I enjoyed the Jane Hawk series also. I don't know why Dean Koontz books are not considered Sci-Fi though. I think some authors don't want to get labeled or put into the box of Sci-Fi. I think there was a stigma attached to Sci-Fi in the early years, not so much now.
If you like medical thriller's Robin Cook has a lot to offer.


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Re: Good reads

I love all these books, textsize I'm with Parrots and book endless conversation! I've been so desperately seeking new books , because I have read a lot, not to brag just sharing the delimma ...I hate to say I've read most, but am delighted when new ones are posted. I would like some weird ones to Geek Love is about a circus family that takes drugs to breed circus freaks, it was really a neat book. When they made the series American Horror Story I don't know if it was based if this book?? I never saw the series just the adds. Anyway it tons of fun seeing titles posted, and finding new gems to read!!
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Re: Good reads

A few authors that I recently enjoyed, these might lean more toward fantasy than sci-fi but I’ll list them anyway.

Daniel O’Malley - The Rook, Stiletto
Kristen Britain - Green Rider series
N.K. Jemisin - the Inheritance Trilogy
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Re: Good reads

The Eagle Tree by Ned Hayes!!!!! You see the world through an autistic boy who loves trees, and wants to save the Eagle Tree!!! oMG so good
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Re: Good reads

LOL I am soooo done with books featuring autistic people (we had this hype with "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time ")
Because everytime someone reads one of those they go "I know how your mind works, because now I know about autism" which is almost as dumb as deciding that everyone with blue eyes basicly has the same personality etc..


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Re: Good reads

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LOL I am soooo done with books featuring autistic people (we had this hype with "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time ")
Because everytime someone reads one of those they go "I know how your mind works, because now I know about autism" which is almost as dumb as deciding that everyone with blue eyes basicly has the same personality etc..


(maybe I'll give it a try, I do love trees )
That's not so much a problem with the books than it is with the reckless assumptions of the people. Lol! But I can imagine that must be frustrating as hell, Christa. Autism has a much broader spectrum than most realize, with all of the variations, degrees and exceptions such a wide range might imply.

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Re: Good reads

Lol I like them because they are unique, just happens to autism people in them. The Speed of Dark was set in the near future, and autism has been eradicated due to gean therapy in uturo, but older members of the population now have the chance to undergo treatment.. it's really more about how far would you go to change yourself, and if you change yourself, are you still the same person, I give The Speed Of Dark five stars...The Eagle Tree I give a food four to four and half stars, it's humourous and about personal growth, it was funny sweet and awesome sauce!!! Guess I read a bunch of autism books without realizing it lol, but they were great! But I recommended Geek Love and that's just a book about freaks and a weird and wakey villain, abd dealing with family drama, I was afraid to recommend Geek Love to my stuffy upper crust book club ladies, but they Loved it lol, we had been in a rut of dry intellect snooty books, abd they enjoyed the change of pace, and book club finally became more about books and less about social climbing
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