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Some of the books I’ve mentioned reading in this thread were actually audiobooks.       

Considering it's been a huge seller, critically acclaimed and 81% 5 stars on Amazon, it appears that the average white person seems quite receptive.

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Stephanie did you find all of them to be pretty much the same base plot? Oh and Angels & Demons should have been the first film easily.

They're making DVC first because it's the world famous one, and it will put backsides in seats. Should it be successful (which I've no doubt it will), I would expect them to make Angels & Demons as a prequel of sorts, probably followed in turn by the next Dan Brown book, which will again feature Robert Langdon and is rumoured to focus on Masonic treasures in and around Washington DC.On your other point, the plot of all 4 books is fairly similar, but I think A&D and of course DVC are far and away the best two. Deception Point certainly isn't bad, but I found Digital Fortress to be rather dull to say the least.Another author I would certainly recommend to people is Karin Slaughter. She has written 5 books, entitled (in chronological order): Blindsighted, Kisscut, A Faint Cold Fear, Indelible and Faithless, all focused on a small town in Georgia and revolving around the relationship between the local coroner and the chief of police (they were married, got divorced but still have feelings for each other) in relation to crimes taking place in the area. A lot of the details in the books are very graphic and forensic-based, but I would rate them as well worth a read if you like crime novels.
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At the moment, I'm mid way through reading The Da Vinci Code for about the 20th time to pass time waiting for the movie to be released.

I still haven't got into that. Altho I did read a book the other day about the bloodline of Christ, suggesting that it's still around and that Princess Diana had it!
Which one? I'm currently jumping on the bandwagon and reading Holy Blood, Holy Grail, and I'm hoping that you've not just ruined the ending for me.
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I’m currently reading Divided Kingdom by Rupert Thompson (Well, that and my Driving Theory book :( ) It’s an odd little beast (Like all his books) about the government trying to solve societies problems by diving the UK into four and relocating people according to psychological type instead of family, race or wealth. The four areas are based on the four “humours” of human temperament, the Ancient Greeks believed that the balance of four bodily fluids controlled human behaviour – Blood, Black Bile, Yellow Bile and Phlegm.It’s an interesting little read, and very well written, but the pace is a little too slow and something could do with happening soon.

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I've just finished "A Short History of Nearly Everything" by Bill Bryson, and it's bloody brilliant. Essentially, it's the sum of mankinds scientific endeavour "for dummies"...like me. In almost every chapter, the science is quite heavy, but there will be one sentence or paragraph that just makes you sit back and go "fuuuccckkkk.....". Seriously, even if you hate science, read it.

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Not sure if websites count.Guess they do.At the minute im reading the peoples war section of the BBC website.It's a massive collection of true stories of people going through the second world war.Im mostly reading the blitz section at the mo & a lot of the stories are from around where i live.I'm well into WW2 & the blitz but it's even more interesting because i know a lot of the places really well.

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Mill's On Liberty- which is as great an example of a thought-provoking book that I've ever read. Literally every page provides some utterance that bears relevance to some common ethical discussion. I think the broadness of how it's central point (that governments should only legislate to prevent individuals harming others) can be interpreted helps it's acceptance, but also provides numerous points for debate. Also picking at a condensed version of the (Tony) Benn Diaries which runs up to a mere 500 pages. Although obviously there is no deep analysis or anything, it's great to see how all the bigger players enter and leave the fold. He was actually quite a moderate (well, when there was a real left-wing faction of the Labour Party) during his earlier days.

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Currently reading "Wizards and Glass" in The Dark Tower series by Stephen King. So far these books have just completely sucked me in. The world, mythology and characters are just amazing. My dream would be to one day see a HBO animated series based on it, it''ll never happen but it would be incredible.

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