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galaxygirl
07-16-2012, 10:12 PM
Did Chikatilo get the death sentence? Funny that this ex-Soviet should be asking rude Amerikans this question. :shuffle:

Yes, he was executed in 1994.

IceAlisa
07-16-2012, 10:15 PM
Thanks! I am staying away from this one.

galaxygirl
07-16-2012, 10:20 PM
Thanks! I am staying away from this one.

Yeah, I remember you not liking this kind of stuff so that's probably for the best.

PrincessLeppard
07-16-2012, 11:42 PM
Apparently I really suck at using the search function, so I'll just ask.

Has anyone read Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith?

I enjoyed it a great deal, but then I've always been fascinated by the Soviet Union. :) I have not read the rest of the trilogy.

Spinner
07-17-2012, 12:52 AM
Does anyone use the site "Goodreads"? I'm really liking it. :)

I may be slightly obsessed with it. :shuffle:

Spinner
07-17-2012, 12:54 AM
Apparently I really suck at using the search function, so I'll just ask.

Has anyone read Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith?

I have the entire trilogy in my TBR pile. I'd heard lots of good stuff about the first book and bought them all when I found out that he donates 10% of all his royalties to charity. And he's hot. ;)

Nan
07-17-2012, 01:06 AM
And he's hot. ;)

You noticed that, did you? :lol:

Prancer
07-17-2012, 01:21 AM
I'm about halfway through Child 44 and am very drawn in to the story and the characters. I didn't realize it was part of a trilogy until recently and thought about getting the other two books, but may not if they don't measure up to the first one. What didn't you like about the second book?

Hmm. I think it's because what I found interesting in the first book was the evolution of Leo Demidov's character and that of his relationship with his wife.

The second book just seemed more a standard formula thriller set in Stalinist Russia. And like so many sequels to mega-best-selling books, it seemed rushed into publication--a little sloppy, a few holes in the story, some poorly edited sections; not a bad book, by any means, just not as good as the first one. All of the things that interested me about the first book--how Leo was devoted to Stalin government, came to question the rightness of what he was doing, and found out that everything he believed to be true was a sham, and how he faced those hard truths--are done by the end of the first book.

Nan
07-17-2012, 01:23 AM
^ Thanks, I appreciate the input. :)

Nomad
07-17-2012, 03:54 AM
Does anyone use the site "Goodreads"? I'm really liking it. :)

I'm on LibraryThing. I've met lots of lovely people and gotten many free books out of it.

Grannyfan
07-17-2012, 05:31 AM
Apparently I really suck at using the search function, so I'll just ask.

Has anyone read Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith?

I read it and liked it a lot. I recently got a movie from Netflix that was based on the story of the killer, but not this book. Seems like Tom Hulce was in it. Can't remember the title right now. It was pretty good.

ETA: I looked up the movie, and it's Citizen X, and it's Stephen Rhea, not Tom Hulce. Don't know where I got that. Donald Sutherland is also in it.

Cachoo
07-17-2012, 07:05 AM
I loved Rhea in that film. I have not read the book (yet.)

zaphyre14
07-17-2012, 03:14 PM
I'm working my way through "Mockingjay" on the library's Kindle. I'm really glad that I didn't pay for these, nor have to wait between volumes since the cliff-hanger "to-be-continued" endings of the first two were annoying. The whole story could have been better told in one volume.

I now have all the volumes in Mary Jo Putney's Lost Lords set, and two volumes of Eliot Patterson's Inspector Shan mystery/thrillers, set in Tibet and Debrah Harkness' "The Shadow of Night" on tap for when the Kindle goes back to the library. I am prepared for the dog days of summer when it's too hot to do anything but read. :)

Andrushka
07-17-2012, 11:16 PM
I finished Chronicles of Narnia,then I read Family Happiness and the Death of Ivan Ilych by Tolstoy and now I'm re-reading Anna Karenina.

galaxygirl
07-18-2012, 12:00 AM
I'm in the middle of reading Anna Karenina but it's buried on my Nook so I keep forgetting to read it.