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Subject: Anyone read Deon Meyer,Matt Beyon Rees, Barbara Nadel?
Date Posted: 5/4/2010 9:36 PM ET
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Please tell me your thoughts on these authors  Deon Meyer, Matt Beyon Rees, Barbara Nadel?  I'm trying decide which book to use  for  the Far Far Away challenge.

Thanks

Tammy

Date Posted: 5/4/2010 11:53 PM ET
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I have read the 1st book by Matt Benyon Rees and I just received the second in the series this week.  I really enjoyed the first one but it is NOT a cheerful book.  Kind of hard to take ( for me anyhow) but it is really well written and it really makes you think.  I have the first Barbara Nadel book here as well but I haven't gotten around to reading it yet.  I'm not familiar with Deon Meyer.

Date Posted: 5/5/2010 9:03 AM ET
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I am currently reading the third in Matt Rees' Omar Yussef series, set in modern-day Palestine. I really like this series. As LeeAnne commented, it's not a cheerful series, but it is very interesting setting with a likable, believable flawed main character. I read the first of Barbara Nadel's Cetin Ikman series (set in Turkey) and it was....different. I liked it a lot, but I think it would be one of those you either like or don't. Again, lots of cultural differences mean you need to have a bit of an open mind to enjoy them I think. Give her a try! Her books can be hard to find here, I had to wait a couple of years for the first one, and am waiting on others, too, and will likely end up getting most from the library.

Deon Meyer I haven't read, but he's on my list....his books are set in South Africa I think.

I am a foreign mystery junkie and proud of it! LOL

Cheryl

Date Posted: 5/5/2010 9:49 AM ET
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Cheryl, Yes, I understand why you are a foreign mystery junkie - me too. There just seems to be so much more depth to everything in those books!

Date Posted: 5/5/2010 9:53 AM ET
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Off to look these authors up....and probably increase my TBR list .... again.

Date Posted: 5/5/2010 9:57 AM ET
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I was right.  Added books from each of these authors.  Lately I've become more and more interested in reading mysteries set in foreign (to me) locales and this thread just fed right into that.