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What Are You Reading - Please Update Your Your Profile

Postby johnrogers » Fri May 20, 2011 1:41 pm

I get a lot of good information when I read a post and then check to see what the forum member is reading.I notice a lot of members have posted books they have read months ago and not updated the information - under User Control Panel - and then under Profile at the bottom of the screen is an area to input your present book that you are reading - I ask you all of this as a favour - I get a lot of my reading ideas from this information

member looking for a good book to read :lol:
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Postby Matbow » Wed May 25, 2011 8:42 pm

John,

Have you read any books by James Clavell?
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Postby johnrogers » Thu May 26, 2011 4:01 pm

Matbow wrote:John,

Have you read any books by James Clavell?


No I have not read any James Clavell but I will check him out on the internet.

What do you have to say about him ?
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Postby Matbow » Thu May 26, 2011 5:18 pm

johnrogers wrote:What do you have to say about him ?


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Postby johnrogers » Thu May 26, 2011 5:22 pm

Matbow wrote:
johnrogers wrote:What do you have to say about him ?


viewtopic.php?f=19&t=587

Thanks Matbow - great idea I am going to finish Hungary as the Sea and then I am going to read Shogun

How are you liking Empire of Silver - I liked it a lot 8)
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Postby E-Hoog » Fri May 27, 2011 6:12 am

I have Clavell on my shelves as well, though I haven't had the time to read them yet. No wait, that's not true; I had other things to read :wink:. But I hear they are quite good.
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Postby johnrogers » Mon May 30, 2011 3:51 pm

Hi E-Hoog or Matbow

Regarding James Clavell - should his books be read in a particular order - if it is a series I want to be in proper sequence
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Postby Nefer » Mon May 30, 2011 5:36 pm

I don't think the books need to be read in order - but it helps understand some background information which is thrown into the story. I read them in the following sequence:

Shogun (1600)
Tai-pan (1841)
Gai-jin (1862)
Noble House (1963)

King Rat (1945)

Whirlwind (1979) [and if you can find it, Escape which is the romantic spin-off of Whirlwind].

I'd rank Clavell with WS as a historical fiction writer.
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Postby johnrogers » Tue May 31, 2011 1:37 pm

Thank you Nefer I appreciate the information - I am going to read James Clavell startin in a few days - I will read them in the sequence you suggested.

[b7] I see you are reading Those in Peril - dying to read your impressions - I don,t care what the forum is saying about it I found it to be a riviting story - thats why I enjoyed it as much as I did
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Re: What Are You Reading - Please Update Your Your Profile

Postby jeffw » Wed Aug 10, 2011 6:17 am

Hi everyone,

Reading Sound of Thunder for the third time - not everyone's favourite, but in my opinion, for dialogue and characterisation, one of his best - an enthralling book.
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Postby johnrogers » Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:57 am

jeffw wrote:Hi everyone,

Reading Sound of Thunder for the third time - not everyone's favourite, but in my opinion, for dialogue and characterisation, one of his best - an enthralling book.


Hey Jeff

As I am reading Sons of Africa - I see very clearly the influence Wilbur Smith has had on you - I am thankful for the book it is fantastic Jeff - I hope that someday you be as revered as Wilbur himself and I think your skills are on par with WS - Good luck to you Jeff I am a fan - ( well done old chap ) :lol:
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Re: What Are You Reading - Please Update Your Your Profile

Postby jeffw » Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:57 am

johnrogers wrote:
jeffw wrote:Hi everyone,

Reading Sound of Thunder for the third time - not everyone's favourite, but in my opinion, for dialogue and characterisation, one of his best - an enthralling book.


Hey Jeff

As I am reading Sons of Africa - I see very clearly the influence Wilbur Smith has had on you - I am thankful for the book it is fantastic Jeff - I hope that someday you be as revered as Wilbur himself and I think your skills are on par with WS - Good luck to you Jeff I am a fan - ( well done old chap ) :lol:


Hi John - what can I say, what a compliment. What you have written here, I will never forget.
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