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Anyone read this author's books? #271191
12/13/2021 10:44 AM
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Re: Anyone read this author's books? [Re: Carol_Hill] #271197
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Read the first one - it was pretty good. Plot was a bit stretched in places, but the SXM settings made it an enjoyable read. I'm planning on reading the next two when I find the time for some leisure reading again.

Re: Anyone read this author's books? [Re: timnboston] #271198
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Ok, thanks. I've never read any of the SXM themed books. Anyone have one that they really liked?


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Re: Anyone read this author's books? [Re: Carol_Hill] #271199
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I just finished the 1st one. I thought the conversations between the characters was odd at times, but really enjoyed hearing about locations I was familiar with and enjoyed the book as a whole. I'll most likely get the next ones as well. Light reading, which I like, and would be a good beach read...


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Re: Anyone read this author's books? [Re: Carol_Hill] #271201
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What was the name of the Bourdain book that took place on SXM?
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Re: Anyone read this author's books? [Re: irina] #271202
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He did part of a tv episode on the Island WAAAY back....starts around the 11:30 mark

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9SoWhmsSR4

Re: Anyone read this author's books? [Re: irina] #271209
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Bourdain's SXM novel: Gone Bamboo. Excellent caper.

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Re: Anyone read this author's books? [Re: Carol_Hill] #271242
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Gone Bamboo. That was it. Fun.
That episode was a flash from the past! Wow!
Gus's was great.
Poulet. Everything.
Cheers
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I loved Lido!

Re: Anyone read this author's books? [Re: irina] #271244
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I loved Lido too, until I found out what they were doing there.. sick


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Re: Anyone read this author's books? [Re: Carol_Hill] #271258
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Hi Carol. The Fourth Horseman by Ed Arre. Every time we go around the roundabout in Philipsburg, we rediscuss this book. Dave enjoyed it too. Right to the last paragraph. We both read it twice. Think I will start it again. Would love to hear your opinion someday.

Re: Anyone read this author's books? [Re: blackmercedes] #271263
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Thanks. I need to do some research and order a couple of these books before our next trip!


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Re: Anyone read this author's books? [Re: Carol_Hill] #271273
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I'll buy it just for the cover.😆👍

Re: Anyone read this author's books? [Re: SXMScubaman] #271277
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Creepy!! 😬👎

Re: Anyone read this author's books? [Re: Carol_Hill] #271567
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Fourth Horseman Cover Illustration BY Sir Roland Richardson.

Re: Anyone read this author's books? [Re: Carol_Hill] #271610
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I read the first book "Escape to the Islands". Started out interesting because of the familiar SXM locations/restaurants, etc., but it got boring about halfway through, and although I plowed through it for a few more chapters, I never did finish it. Nor do I care to read the other two. My opinion is that it is a book for guys. But would be interested in hearing more reviews.

Re: Anyone read this author's books? [Re: Carol_Hill] #271670
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There is a book about a real flight mishap that happened between sxm and St. Thomas. Actually that incident changed a lot of the safety instructions on flight travel according to FAA recommendations after the investigation:
35Miles from Shore
https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/35-miles-from-shore-emilio-corsetti-iii/1102049778

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Re: Anyone read this author's books? [Re: enzosxm] #271671
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Thanks for the link! Reading the excerpt from the book, it looks to be a very interesting read!


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Re: Anyone read this author's books? [Re: Carol_Hill] #271672
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The plane actually ditched near St. Croix not St. Thomas. My mistake

Re: Anyone read this author's books? [Re: Carol_Hill] #271673
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There is a nice trailer of the incident and the book on youtube:
https://youtu.be/-3_R8j378eY


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