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Book Talk [Public] / Re: What are you currently reading?
« Last post by Luke Everhart on Today at 04:06:12 AM »
Morningstar by David Gemmell (not for the first time as I've reread all of Gemmell's books more than a few times)
It's loosely inspired by the tale of Robin Hood but it's a brilliant departure.

(David Gemmell is the greatest fantasy author since Tolkien imo. Fittingly there are several awards in fantasy named after him and his works.)

Not anymore. The Gemmell Awards stopped in 2019.

Yeah, unfortunately. It's a real shame for fantasy imo.

Departing Gemmell Awards Chair Stan Nicholls said: "This is a decision that has not been taken lightly, and indeed is one that myself and my committee members make with a heavy heart. It was always important to us to do things to a high standard, and in the current situation I don't think that we could deliver something befitting the reputation the Gemmell Awards has. I hope that the awards will be remembered for the good work they have done in supporting and championing the cause of fantasy fiction over the last ten years, and that we've left a legacy behind that people can look at fondly in years to come."
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Book Talk [Public] / Re: What are you currently reading?
« Last post by Alec Hutson on August 09, 2020, 09:28:27 AM »
Morningstar by David Gemmell (not for the first time as I've reread all of Gemmell's books more than a few times)
It's loosely inspired by the tale of Robin Hood but it's a brilliant departure.

(David Gemmell is the greatest fantasy author since Tolkien imo. Fittingly there are several awards in fantasy named after him and his works.)

Not anymore. The Gemmell Awards stopped in 2019.
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Book Talk [Public] / Re: What are you currently reading?
« Last post by Luke Everhart on August 09, 2020, 03:45:45 AM »
Morningstar by David Gemmell (not for the first time as I've reread all of Gemmell's books more than a few times)
It's loosely inspired by the tale of Robin Hood but it's a brilliant departure.

(David Gemmell is the greatest fantasy author since Tolkien imo. Fittingly there are several awards in fantasy named after him and his works.)
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Book Talk [Public] / Re: What are you currently reading?
« Last post by Hopscotch on August 08, 2020, 11:49:18 PM »
Re-reading Hammet's The Thin Man - a slim (pardon the pun) mystery but the writing is terrific and worth the study :littleclap.
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Book Talk [Public] / Re: What are you currently reading?
« Last post by elleoco on August 08, 2020, 09:15:16 AM »
I read S.W. Hubbard's Frank Bennett Adirondack mysteries, liked them enough to try her Palmyrton series, and liked them even more. KU!
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Book Talk [Public] / Re: What are you currently reading?
« Last post by Maggie Ann on August 08, 2020, 09:11:21 AM »
I read a few of Catherine MacLeod's Sarah Kellerman series but I couldn't get into the characters. I much prefer her Peter Shandy series.

I finished up the Nero Wolfe series and now I'm rereading Catherine Aird (Sloan and Crosby series). There's a little slow going getting to the meat of the mystery but it's well worth the slog both on a character and mystery level.

I'm also reading Faith Martin's Ryder and Loveday series. She has a new one out and I want to reread the prior books before I get to the new one.

I just finished a four book box set by Jean Heller. It features a columnist for the Chicago Chronicle. Good mysteries though kind of long, and the motive in the third book was kind of weird.
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Book Promotion Board [Public] / McShane's Bride (The Dotsero Train Wreck)
« Last post by Marti Talbott on August 08, 2020, 06:58:13 AM »
Based on an actual event.

In 1908 and sight unseen, Iowa born Ethan McShane gave half of his life savings to buy land near the small town of Palisade, Colorado. Eager to see the land, he caught the next train out. However, with no assurance of a proper home for her, he left his bride of just a few short days behind. Less than a month later, she too excitedly boarded a train bound for Colorado - a train that would never reach its destination.

Buy it, you'll like it!
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B084H4Z23C/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p6_i5
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Book Talk [Public] / Re: What are you currently reading?
« Last post by Marti Talbott on August 08, 2020, 06:53:38 AM »
I bought a cook book I probably won't read. Does that count?
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Lieutenant Commander Spacemage released today.

Been a while since my last one, but finally this years first 2 orange tags.

 :banana: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :banana:

That's truly impressive. I got bored with my original genre, but it looks like you are still going strong. That's very cool.
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Wow! Congratulations. This calls for a llama!  :banana-riding-llama-smiley-em
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