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Subject: J.A. Konrath - Jack Daniels Mysteries
Date Posted: 7/25/2009 11:35 PM ET
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I was wondering if any of you had read this series and what you thought about and what other series you would compare it to.

Date Posted: 7/26/2009 10:31 AM ET
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I haven't read it.  But, will be curious to see the responses.  I have the first one on my reminder list.

Subject: J.A. Konrath - Jack Daniels Mysteries
Date Posted: 7/26/2009 12:45 PM ET
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Although lots of readers liked this series, I did not.  After the first book, I thought the book had lots of gratuitous violence and the same "bad guys" kept returning,  Seemed like lots of repitition.

But, I stopped reading Patricia Cornwell too. So, use that as a barometer.

Date Posted: 7/26/2009 9:09 PM ET
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I read the first one and enjoyed it.  It's pure brain candy--fast, action-packed and quite funny.  I have the second one around here somewhere.  My TBR is getting a bit unwieldy. I'm sure I'll zip through the second one quickly and quickly forget it.  It's not high art  by any stretch but it will keep you entertained while you're reading it.

Date Posted: 7/27/2009 4:12 PM ET
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I have read the first five and am eagerly awaiting the 6th in the series.  It came out this month but so far only one copy has been posted in the system.  I may actually purchase it because the fifth book ended in a cliff hanger and I am dying to see how it plays out.  Like I said, I am a fan of the series.  There is humor but not the kind of humor that is in the Stephanie Plum books.  It does contain violent descriptions of the crimes.  The characters, even the villians, do reappear in later books.  I think that it is important to read them in order.  Even though the same villian has appeared in a couple of books, I didn't find it repititous.  But that is just my opinion. 

I also read Patricia Cornwell but I would not compare this series to the Scarpetta series.  The characters are much more likeable.

Date Posted: 7/28/2009 2:36 PM ET
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I love them...i am waiting for book number 5....currently on my wish list...I would read in order so you don't lose nor miss anything.

Sandra (dru) -
Date Posted: 7/28/2009 2:48 PM ET
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I love the series...thought since I was 2nd on the WL I wouldn't buy the book but just wait for it. I spent the money for  Finger Lickin' Fifteen instead and immediately regretted my decision. Oh well!  :)  (rant over)

Maybe because I live in a suburb of Chicago, the story seems so real to me. It's fun to be familiar with the setting.

 

 



Last Edited on: 7/28/09 9:20 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 7/29/2009 1:19 AM ET
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Sandra,

I started out number 4 on the WL for Cherry Bomb.  I was so excited to be that close on the wish list.  But I feel like I have been waiting forever to resolve the ending of Fuzzy Navel.  I thought I would be closer to having it by now.  I can't believe how slowly it is moving.  I guess I am just anxious.

I received my copy of Finger Lickin Fifteen last week from PBS.  I haven't read it yet.  You aren't the only person to say they were disappointed with it. 

Date Posted: 8/7/2009 7:58 PM ET
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I have only read the first 3 so far, and I like them.  I am looking forward to reading all of them, and they are a fast read.

I would compare this series to Tess Gerritsens Jane Rizzoli/Maura Isles series. (In Order below)

The Surgeon

The Apprentice

The Sinner

Body Double

Vanish

The Mephisto Club

The Keepsake

 

Her other thrillers are good as well.  I am impatiently waiting for her to come out with another book in the series! 

Date Posted: 8/7/2009 11:29 PM ET
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I love Tess Gerritsen.  I have read the first five Rizzoli/Isles books.  I read them almost back to back which I usually can't do without getting burned out on the author.  I have read one of her stand alone thrillers and it was excellent as well.