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  •  Dan Brown! (7+ / 0-)

    Glad someone thought of him. everyone in my village was all excited about Da Vinci Code, thought I would love it being all about art and everything. After figuring out that the protagonist had not been to sleep in three days and was not only racing all over the countryside but stringing together semi-coherent thought while doing it, the book became mildly amusing.
    Then someone loaned me Angels and Demons to read on a transatlantic flight. Now that was howlingly funny, but not in a good way.

    You..ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones

    by northsylvania on Fri Apr 12, 2013 at 09:14:50 AM PDT

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    •  I got about fifty pages into DVC and figured (2+ / 0-)
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      out what was going to happen, got bored, and quit.

      •  Me, too. And I took some grief from a few people (3+ / 0-)

        at the time.  You know, the ones who say, how can you judge it if you didn't even give it a chance.  I told em life's too short to read what doesn't keep your interest. There are far too many books in the world yet to read to continue with ones you don't like.

        "In politics stupidity is not a handicap." Napoleon Bonaparte

        by citylights on Sat Apr 13, 2013 at 05:00:06 AM PDT

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        •  The premise itself lost me. (2+ / 0-)
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          RiveroftheWest, Diana in NoVa

          People are making up secret symbols and sticking them  all over the place, becauuuuuuse.....?

          Is it like they might forget what their secret is unless they make up coded messages to remind themselves?  Hey, just write it down and stick it up on the refrigerator!

          "I wonder why Congress again in a new poll out today--11% approval rating. (It's) because they don't work for us. They work for the sons-of-bitches who pay them." Cenk Uygur

          by Dave in Columbus on Sat Apr 13, 2013 at 11:13:47 AM PDT

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