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I just finished listening to Michael Crichton's last book, Pirate Latitudes. The title's a little naughty, considering the book's about privateers, not pirates (privateers were gentlemen of fortune, whose work was approved/encouraged by their monarch - in exchange for a percentage of any plunder).
Mind you, back when the book first came out in 2009, Johnny Depp's Jack Sparrow was the talk of the town, so I daresay the publisher thought having 'pirates' in the title would help it sell better.



All in all, l enjoyed the book. I believe Steven Spielberg plans to make a movie version (scheduled for 2014). Like most of Crichton's books, I should think it'll translate well onto the silver screen.

Next up for me is S. M. Stirling's, The Sky People. I'm only a few minutes in so far, but if the cover's anything to go by, I'm pretty sure I'll enjoy this one too.


How about you?

What are you reading at the moment?

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ex_naomi_ja
Jun. 13th, 2012 02:36 pm (UTC)
Fiction - Night Veil by Yasmine Galenorn. I go back and forth a lot over how much I enjoy her works, but this is very good so far.

Non-fiction- The Obesity Epidemic by Zoe Harcombe. I work for an obesity specialist, and I'm a fan of Zoe's blog and other books, so this piqued my interest!
jongibbs
Jun. 13th, 2012 03:55 pm (UTC)
It's weird when you like some books by an author but not his/her others, don;t you think?
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mylefteye
Jun. 13th, 2012 02:46 pm (UTC)
I just finished Eoin Colfer's Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy book, "And another Thing..." which was an enjoyable enough romp and certainly worthy of Douglas Adams' canon. Not sure what to read next. I fancy a complete change of scenery, so probably an autobiography.
jongibbs
Jun. 13th, 2012 03:56 pm (UTC)
Did you ever read David Niven's? I read it back in the 1970s. Great autobiography :)
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snapes_angel
Jun. 13th, 2012 03:54 pm (UTC)
Well, at the moment, I'd say I'm reading your blog entry, here. ;3
jongibbs
Jun. 13th, 2012 03:56 pm (UTC)
Pthwerrrrpt! :)
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bogwitch64
Jun. 13th, 2012 04:57 pm (UTC)
The Silence of Trees by Valya Dudycz Lupescu. I believe it's self-published. The small press it's published by seems to be run by the author, and hers is the only book. Not sure, really.

It breaks the stereotype of self-published novels. Gorgeous book, beautiful story. Haunting and lovely at the same time. I highly recommend it.
msstacy13
Jun. 13th, 2012 06:49 pm (UTC)
I hope it's not rude of me to ask
what prompted you to read this book?
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jaguarx13
Jun. 13th, 2012 05:12 pm (UTC)
I just finished Stacia Kane's Sacrificial Magic and Charles de Lint's first Wildling's book, Under My Skin. I'm just about to start The Serpent's Shadow, the third book in the Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan.
jongibbs
Jun. 13th, 2012 07:24 pm (UTC)
I gave up about a quarter-way through the first one. I just couldn't get into it.
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tracy_d74
Jun. 13th, 2012 05:19 pm (UTC)
I'm reading Bitterblue by Kristen Kashore and a MS by a friend.
jongibbs
Jun. 13th, 2012 07:25 pm (UTC)
Freiend's MS = Eek! or :)
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msstacy13
Jun. 13th, 2012 06:49 pm (UTC)
Still reading Moby Dick
jongibbs
Jun. 13th, 2012 07:26 pm (UTC)
You know, I've seen the movie (the one with Admiral Nelson from Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea in it, but I don't think I've ever read the book.
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doggiedynasty
Jun. 13th, 2012 07:22 pm (UTC)
I'm reading Pirates Latitude too! It's my mother's though (since it's set in Port Royal, Jamaica), but decided to borrow it.
I am liking it so far, but I'm slow at reading.

The back summary makes it sound like that Hunter is the main character. Is it him or the governor?
jongibbs
Jun. 13th, 2012 07:23 pm (UTC)
I know what you mean, but as the book progresses, Hunter is definitely the main character.
jakobdrud
Jun. 14th, 2012 01:03 pm (UTC)
I just finished the last two books of the Hunger Games, then went through issue one of Fireside Magazine, which I'll recommend. Up now... Some short fiction from Lightspeed or Clarkesworld, I guess. The next novel will likely be Neal Stephenson's Readme.
jongibbs
Jun. 14th, 2012 02:36 pm (UTC)
Sounds like you're wading through that TBR pile at a fair old pace, Jakob :)
rowanda380
Jun. 14th, 2012 02:11 pm (UTC)
I am constantly reading scripts submitted to the theatre company I work with, I don't really have time to read anything else :0/
angeladegroot
Jun. 14th, 2012 02:28 pm (UTC)
Audio books are great for listening to in the car - I get them from the library and listen to them when I'm running to and from errands, work and such.
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angeladegroot
Jun. 14th, 2012 02:28 pm (UTC)
Ellen DeGeneres's Seriously, I'm Kidding. Next up, a re-read of Stephen King's Salem's Lot as recommended by Jonathan Maberry at last weekend's Philadelphia Writers Conference as a good horror book to read and deconstruct. Can't wait- this is my kind of summer reading. Apparently it's awesome in audio book too.
jongibbs
Jun. 14th, 2012 02:38 pm (UTC)
Ooh, Salem's Lot! Is that on audio?
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