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cjanderson 14-12-2010 10:05

what are you reading (thread 4)
 
currently reading an old fave author - Jilly cooper. Her new one is set back with her familiar charachters (rupert campbell black etc) but with mainly a new village and cast. about grand national horse racing.

Jump!

expecting lots of new books for xmas, with everyone just buying stuff off wishlists :D

Guest 48416 14-12-2010 20:48

I'm really enjoying Kraken by China Mieville. It's a brillant combination of scifi & alternative fantasy (no elves and wizards.... for once!) set in modern day London.
Definitely recommended.

I recently finished Perdido Street Station by the same author. Completely different story in a made up world but equally enthralling.

SimonI 15-12-2010 07:11

Halfway through Iain Banks' Transition - an enjoyable blend of his two genres.

Guest 36572 17-12-2010 07:43

Am now rereading The Sicilian by Marion Puzo. One of my favourite books.

DanWilde1966 17-12-2010 08:40

Carry On, Jeeves. PG Wodehouse. Hilarious stuff.

stunno 18-12-2010 16:11

Reading David Baldaccis Camel Club 5 Hells Corner. Not too bad so far apart from the speech patterns of the English characters, a cross between Dick van Dyke in May Poppins and Jason Statham in . . well anything really!

Guest 752 18-12-2010 17:19

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Originally Posted by Mr.The.Spoon (Post 9274932)
I'm really enjoying Kraken by China Mieville. It's a brillant combination of scifi & alternative fantasy (no elves and wizards.... for once!) set in modern day London.
Definitely recommended.

I recently finished Perdido Street Station by the same author. Completely different story in a made up world but equally enthralling.

Kraken is great. One of my favourite books this year. If you haven't read the same authors The City & The City give it a go. Its fantastic.

Guest 752 18-12-2010 17:21

Just finished Michael Moorcocks "Firing the Cathedrals" a novella in his long running Jerry Cornelius sequence. Enjoyable. Just started reading Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman which I have also bought as a present for my niece. This one is clearly for younger children, but I'm enjoying it none-the-less.

SIMON ADEBISI 18-12-2010 17:28

Recommonded here a few weeks back. Fantastic read.

Matterhorn

Guest 48416 18-12-2010 20:12

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Originally Posted by SShaw (Post 9279835)
Kraken is great. One of my favourite books this year. If you haven't read the same authors The City & The City give it a go. Its fantastic.

:) That's next on my list.

Gizmo 18-12-2010 22:47

Started reading Rude Kids: The Story of Viz. Meant to pick it up ages and ages ago, nabbed it cheap on amazon. Chris Donald's tales from his childhood are far funnier than they should be because of the way he describes them, and he clearly dislikes almost every person he meets - which is good as I'm still to get to the bit where everything goes a bit 'showbizy'.

Conor 21-12-2010 14:23

Read George Pelecanos "The Way Home", which was OK but nothing special. He co-wrote a couple of episodes of The Wire and this is a thriller set in Washington DC.

SIMON ADEBISI 21-12-2010 14:27

what are you reading (thread 4)
 
Pelecanos's older books are far better. I started a thread here years ago about him. Some recommendations in it if you find it.

cedge 21-12-2010 14:39

Currently reading Lee Child's Jack Reacher 3: Tripwire. A bit slower paced then the first 2 but still a good read so far (about 250 pages in).

RobDickinson 21-12-2010 18:43

Just finished Brent Weeks 'The Black Prism', cracking new fantasy novel with plenty of new ideas and great characters, decent depth to the plot also, can recomend it.

Hot Ice 22-12-2010 20:34

I'm currently flicking between 'Day by Day Armageddon: Beyond Exile: and 'The Art of War'.

Both enjoyable reads, but I love the Zombie genre all too much :)

EDIT: Also recently finished Peter James 'Dead Like You'. Another enjoyable one from the series! He gets more and more graphic it seems.

ljp 22-12-2010 20:44

I'm mid way through Mustaine(autobiography of Dave Mustaine from Megadeth) - quite an interesting read so far although I can sense the ending becoming a little bit 'born again Christian' he's sure to repent for being an arrogant git for all his adult life.

SIMON ADEBISI 22-12-2010 21:37

what are you reading (thread 4)
 
He is such a tosser that i know that book will make me angry :lol:

ljp 22-12-2010 21:44

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Originally Posted by SIMON ADEBISI (Post 9283533)
He is such a tosser that i know that book will make me angry :lol:

It's worth a read, he doesn't come across too badly TBH (most of the time), although he still slags Metallica off at any given opportunity and holds the biggest grudge ever. He has just started to talk about religion now though so it could rapidly descend into utter dribble.

Conor 23-12-2010 14:51

Quote:

Originally Posted by SIMON ADEBISI (Post 9282293)
Pelecanos's older books are far better. I started a thread here years ago about him. Some recommendations in it if you find it.

Cheers Simon...will check that out.


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