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    Finders Keepers by Stephen King

    The follow up to Mr Mercedes. A new angle on buried treasure, those who found it and those that lost it. A worthy read for King fans


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    Treasure Island - R L Stephenson. One I missed when I was young and just caught up with, and now I wish I had read it when I was younger. What a wonderful book. It has prompted my to investigate his other works.

    The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald Another book which I meant to read, and didn't. I have a whole list of them. Beautifully written and captures the era exactly. Should be on everyone's list.

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    I have recently downloaded the free Kindle app for my laptop ( far too mean to buy an e reader). I prefer books to e readers but it has prompted me to spread my wings so to speak and I have downloaded several books which I have meant to read but haven't got round to. These include MOBY DICK, and HUCKLEBERRY FINN which I am currently reading, and enjoying. This medium will never replace the pleasure of handling and reading books but has encouraged me to explore a little further than I normally would

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    Revival - Stephen King

    King has written so much that I start to doubt that I will ever read all his stories. Revival explores the use of electricity to heal people, an idea which fascinated the Victorians. However, King takes it to a deeper and darker level.

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    End of Watch by Stephen King

    The third and last book in the Mr Mercedes triology. Good,, but King could not help reverting to his horror genre, rather than a straight forward detective story. Non the less a fitting end to the story

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    To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee

    Almost an accidental read as I bought this for my youngest some years ago. Last birthday she bought me Go Set a Watchman Not realising that I had not read Mockingbird so I borrowed her copy, and thoroughly enjoyed it.. A wonderful book written from the perspective of a nine year old girl living in a small town in Alabama, but not a book for children. It explores the attitude of the people in the town and their attitude to black people. Worthy of its acclaim and definitely a must read.

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    Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee

    Scout, the principal character in Mockingbird, returns to the town where she grew up having lived and worked in New York. Everything is the same, but everything is different. She questions the town, the people who live there and the people that she grew up with and loved. But it is not until she is about to leave, possible for good, that she is forced to question herself. Very different from Mockingbird and of course viewed from a different perspective but just as griping in its own way.

    I have only just found out that Harper Lee and Truman Capote where lifelong friends. One of the main characters of Mockingbird was based on Capote and the circumstances he lived under as a child. She helped him enormously with In Cold Blood and was unset when he failed to credit her with the work she did, although he did dedicate the book to her. This is a relationship which I must explore as I am a fan of Capotes work, particularly Other Voices ~Other Rooms

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