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Started by scatcat, November 30, 2007, 03:55:17

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Ulrich

Currently reading "The Never Game" by Jeffery Deaver, pretty good so far!

https://www.bookbrowse.com/bb_briefs/detail/index.cfm/ezine_preview_number/14109/the-never-game

QuoteFrom the bestselling and award-winning master of suspense, the first novel in a thrilling new series, introducing Colter Shaw.

A young woman has gone missing in Silicon Valley and her father has hired Colter Shaw to find her. The son of a survivalist family, Shaw is an expert tracker. Now he makes a living as a "reward seeker," traveling the country to help police solve crimes and private citizens locate missing persons. But what seems a simple investigation quickly thrusts him into the dark heart of America's tech hub and the cutthroat billion-dollar video-gaming industry.

Shaw finds himself caught in a cat-and-mouse game, risking his own life to save the victims even as he pursues the kidnapper across both Silicon Valley and the dark 'net. Encountering eccentric game designers, trigger-happy gamers and ruthless tech titans, he soon learns that he isn't the only one on the hunt: someone is on his trail and closing fast.


"The Never Game is the very definition of a page-turner." - Ian Rankin
I'm walking slowly and quickly, but always away...

MeltingMan

I didn't really want to order any books in December, but then I couldn't resist. These included Masques et fantômes (U.G.E., 1974) and Histoires de Masques (Ombres, 2006) by Jean Lorrain, which have since arrived. You now have to take a closer look at product descriptions of used books. Sometimes the information refers to two different editions, whereupon the platform operators even indicate themselves. The space problem is not acute at the moment, but it will continue to be with me in the next few years. I would like to complete a collection. 🥳
En cette nation [Russie] qui n'a pas eu de théoriciens et de démagogues,
les pires ferments de destruction ont apparu. (J. Péladan)

Ulrich

I'm walking slowly and quickly, but always away...

MeltingMan

Quote from: BILDArsenic! University library blocks 60,000 books

 :?

Quote from: WikipediaThis green pigment from Paris or Schweinfurt was used in the past by painters. The brightness of this pigment was not offset by modern pigments of chemistry. Modern imitation is called "permanent green".
En cette nation [Russie] qui n'a pas eu de théoriciens et de démagogues,
les pires ferments de destruction ont apparu. (J. Péladan)

Ulrich

Currently reading another page-turner, "Five Survive" by Holly Jackson.

QuoteEighteen year old Red and her friends are on a road trip in an RV, heading to the beach for Spring Break. It's a long drive but spirits are high. Until the RV breaks down in the middle of nowhere. There's no mobile phone reception and nobody around to help. And as the wheels are shot out, one by one, the friends realise that this is no accident. There's a sniper out there in the dark watching them and he knows exactly who they are. One of the group has a secret that the sniper is willing to kill for.
https://www.goodreads.com/de/book/show/61313902
I'm walking slowly and quickly, but always away...

MeltingMan

I'm currently reading №14 from the Unichamp-Essentiel series. The author presents a wealth of names and numbers. The printing errors are no less numerous. For a specialist or textbook there are too many.  :1f636:  For example, on p. 95 third column:

Björnson (not Bjornson), Hellberg (not Helberg), Strindberg (not Strinberg) etc.

retentissement (not retenitssement) p. 61 fourth column

Some of the footnotes/punctuation marks are also not assigned correctly, wrong or are even missing (see pages 18, 42). The book itself interested me, but I'm about to put it aside.
En cette nation [Russie] qui n'a pas eu de théoriciens et de démagogues,
les pires ferments de destruction ont apparu. (J. Péladan)

Ulrich

Found this book by coincidence in a store I hadn't been to before (it was filled with books almost to the ceiling, piles of books on the floor and the book shelves full):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Theatre_for_Dreamers

It was written by David Gilmour's wife (he wrote a song for the audiobook).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polly_Samson

Guess I'll read this when summer comes closer.  :cool
I'm walking slowly and quickly, but always away...