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shortshellie
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Three seconds

I am having a hard time following the story and getting into this book. It seems to jump quite a bit from one thing to the next. Can't seem to understand what is going on.

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Re: Three seconds

@shortshellie

on the bookclubs mainpage (bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com) scroll down until you see the "First Look: Three Seconds" club.  Rachel is posting some reading questions and other users will be happy to help you over a few hurdles.

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Katirish59
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Re: Three seconds

omg!  I didn't realize the discussion had started already, haven't start the book yet.  Myself has been sick and even the dogs!  Shoot

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Sunrunner36
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Re: Three seconds

This book reads fast, harder to follow than other books.  There are still parts that I guess if I read Swedish or what foreign language they are speaking in would help make sense of things.  Now that I am in part 2 it is making more sense of who is who and getting exciting to find out how Piet/Paula handles the family life and being sent to prison.

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pogogirl
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Re: Three seconds

I am having a hard time keeping up with this book, following who is who. I finally figured out the Piet/Paula thing. The author writes well, I must not be reading it the right way, the names are not easy to pronounce so I give them my own twist. When is the final review for this book? Thanks

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Zion21
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Re: Three seconds

I have been hearing this a lot about this book. Starting to reconsider if I should buy it right now or not.

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Peppermill
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Re: Three seconds

 


Zion21 wrote:

I have been hearing this a lot about this book. Starting to reconsider if I should buy it right now or not.


 

A powerful book (Three Seconds).  Check out its FIrst Look board if you want to know more, but be aware that many of the threads will now have spoilers on them.

 

Pepper

 

(Can't seem to get "Add Product" to respond tonight.  Sorry.)

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Sunrunner36
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Re: Three seconds Finished

I did finish this book.  To tell you the truth I had a hard time putting it down.  In fact work kept getting in the way.  If some of the words in the beginning would have been easier to read and understand it might have been one of those NON-put down books from the beginning.  Wow, I really didn't figure that ending at all.  Still wondering how Piet gets picked up from the prison, where is his wife Zofia and kids.  Good writing and kept up the pace throughout the book.

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Sunrunner36 wrote:

I did finish this book.  To tell you the truth I had a hard time putting it down.  In fact work kept getting in the way.  If some of the words in the beginning would have been easier to read and understand it might have been one of those NON-put down books from the beginning.  Wow, I really didn't figure that ending at all.  Still wondering how Piet gets picked up from the prison, where is his wife Zofia and kids.  Good writing and kept up the pace throughout the book.


Sunrunner -- Hope you are sharing your thoughts and reactions on the First Look board for Three Seconds.

 

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Re: Three seconds Finished

Good review here.

 

"When a drug buy at Vastmannagatan 79 goes wrong and Piet Hoffmann's Polish associates murder an undercover Danish policeman the crime has to be covered up. Piet Hoffmann has more important work to do."

"Seize the moments of happiness, love and be loved! That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly. It is the one thing we are interested in here." -- Leo Tolstoy