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Old 10-06-2015, 09:50 AM
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read a few Patterson's, haven't liked any of them
Yeah ... it was an easy read with interesting stuffs, but it lacked something all the other books I've read have:

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Old 10-06-2015, 09:52 AM
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wife and I both loved this. Thought it was really impressive that the author was able to write Joshua (Jesus) into a hilarious, slightly flawed character that is still recognizably the guy in the Bible. The rest of the cast of characters was awesome as well.

if you're religious and don't mind a lot of crude humor, I can see really enjoying this book... if you're less religious and are familiar with the Bible at all, there's a good chance you'd also really enjoy this book.
A lot of people I know would be greatly offended. (Doesn't it also have plenty of f-bombs? -- Not by Joshua, though -- I can't remember.) But I enjoyed it, understanding the light-hearted nature of the writing. It's very funny.
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Old 10-06-2015, 02:12 PM
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Saint. Book about using DNA to instill memory of the dearly departed (St. Peter in this case) into human subject. Supposed to be in the style of Jurassic Park. Came off work library shelf (among all the romances). Pretty good so far. Might make a good movie.
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Reading Dracula for the first time. About half way through and can't imagine what the second half is about. My ability to follow the story line seems to fluctuate. Still can't figure out exactly what happened to turn Lucy, although I have a general idea. And are these characters at all related except via the friendship between Lucy and Mina?

Have to finish in time for book club Thursday. Ack!

eta: Haven't watched the movie for this one either.
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Uh, Jonathan's married to Mina, Mina's friends with Lucy, and pretty much all the other characters propose to Lucy at some point or another. I forget how anyone knows Van Helsing.
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Uh, Jonathan's married to Mina, Mina's friends with Lucy, and pretty much all the other characters propose to Lucy at some point or another. I forget how anyone knows Van Helsing.
He's a famous doctor that they bring to help with Lucy's "sickness"
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I'm reading Precious Bane, and really liking it so far. GoodReads recommended it and I decided to try it just because I have some women in my family tree whose name matches that author's. Cover blurb says it was a best seller in the '20s.
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Uh, Jonathan's married to Mina, Mina's friends with Lucy, and pretty much all the other characters propose to Lucy at some point or another. I forget how anyone knows Van Helsing.
Finished last night, just in time. I don't tend to read vampire books so it was interesting to hear terms like nosferatu and undead thrown around in 19th century fiction.

Loved the Texan athough bc the audiobook was narrated by a "cast" I'm a little confused about where he came into the story. (It seemed like someone different read each letter or diary entry but the voices for the various characters were not consistent, so it was hard to follow. Van Helsing sounds foreign sometimes and not others, for example.) The Texan was obvious when he shot at the bat, (and the audio book made it obvious bc at that point he sounded like a Texan). Before that I only remember him being mentioned, but not having a big part of the story. I know he was one of Lucy's admirers--did he donate blood to her?

One of the other things that confused me was the whole idea of transfusions. When did "bleeding" go out of style and transfusions come into vogue? It's been a long time since I read about that sort of thing so I don't remember the timeline there.
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