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Old 17-02-2015, 12:41   #701
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Finished Perfidia - really awesome and great as a first new LA Quartet from Ellroy (it will all link in with the original LA Quartet and The American Tabloid trilogy).

Also read The Martian - I really enjoyed it for what it was - well researched around a slightly weak plot.

Just started I Am Pilgrim - I know this is going to ge a vast journey!!
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Old 04-03-2015, 10:03   #702
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A Month in the Country turned out to be a real gem, short and utterly delightful.

Now reading one of my favourite authors, Neil M Gunn, a 67 year old 1st edition of The Silver Bough (that I picked up in a secondhand bookshop for £2.50). It's classic Gunn, covering a wide range of subjects yet still grounded in (this case) mid 20th century rural Scotland, with an absolutely spot on ear for the dialect.

Edit: Don't read the reviews on Amazon, one of which has a big spoiler.
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Old 05-03-2015, 11:57   #703
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About to finish The First 15 Lives of Harry August - started slow but has really picked up and I'm looking forward to see how it ends.

Already got the author's 2nd book lined up - Touch - to read once I've finished
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Old 05-03-2015, 15:35   #704
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All the light we cannot see by Anthony Doerr. A beautiful story.
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Old 05-03-2015, 19:05   #705
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Finished Perfidia - really awesome and great as a first new LA Quartet from Ellroy (it will all link in with the original LA Quartet and The American Tabloid trilogy).

Also read The Martian - I really enjoyed it for what it was - well researched around a slightly weak plot.

Just started I Am Pilgrim - I know this is going to ge a vast journey!!
Always keep meaning to read the quartet and I suppose with it the tabloid trilogy

Is there a reading order for Ellroy ?
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Old 13-03-2015, 10:59   #706
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The Strings of Murder - Oscar De Muriel.

Amazing, especially for a first novel. Pleased as it was an impulse buy when I was food shopping.

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Old 28-03-2015, 10:06   #707
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Of Human Bondage - W. Somerset Maugham. Apparently semi-autobiographical, it has a strong ring of authenticity about it and seems to be a great view into a bygone age.
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Old 30-03-2015, 21:35   #708
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The Girl on the Train

Just finished this - cracking thriller about love and death told from the perspective of three women - the girl on the train (a woman with drinking problems who has been dumped by her husband following his affair), the woman she sees on her journey into work every day, and the woman with whom her husband was having the affair that ended her marriage. Crammed with unlikable characters and tumultuous back stories - I couldn't put it down.
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Old 31-03-2015, 00:18   #709
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^ currently reading this as well. It's been no1 in the kindle charts for ages now. About a quarter of the way through and really enjoying it. It's just dropped under that magical £2 mark as well, which is good as it's been over 6 quid since it came out.

Before that I read a book called Tuesday Falling by S Williams, which was another really good read! It's only £1.66 just now on kindle.

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Just finished " the girl on the train "

Loved everything about it, from beginning to end was hooked. Felt involved with the characters, loved how it was written and can highly recommend it

You can see why it was publicised around " gone girl " but it's much different and for my money superior
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I've finished The Girl On The Train now as well. Loved it. About half way through Gone Girl now but I've seen the movie already.

I'd definitely recommend giving Tuesday Falling a go as I mentioned previously, especially if you have a kindle as it's only £1.66
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I've finished The Girl On The Train now as well. Loved it. About half way through Gone Girl now but I've seen the movie already.

I'd definitely recommend giving Tuesday Falling a go as I mentioned previously, especially if you have a kindle as it's only £1.66
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It's also set in London. There are lots of tube stations in it. It has murders and is told from different pov's.
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It's also set in London. There are lots of tube stations in it. It has murders and is told from different pov's.
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Just finished Take A Breath by S. K. Paisley.

A debut novel set in Glasgow and a very good read, especially on the back of Tuesday Falling and The Girl On The Train.
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Anyone read the Wheel Of Time books?

I keep getting recommended them but I'd never heard of them. I now see there are about 14 or 15 of them so there must be a bit of an epic story there.
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Old 19-04-2015, 11:43   #717
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Bog-standard fantasy epic. Chosen one, group of ill-matched companions, fight the evil force that somehow won't stay defeated but keeps popping back up again like Voldemort, blah blah. Like an even less disciplined A Song of Fire and Ice, the number of characters and side-plots balloons exponentially, leading to brick-thick volumes where absolutely nothing meaningful happens. Author inevitably died before he could bring it to any kind of conclusion, so they hired some other guy to wrap it up (which he apparently did quite competently). Avoid.

But that's just my personal opinion...
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I might try the first one, just out of curiosity.

Talking about other authors continuing on a series after the original one sadly passed away, I see there is a 4th in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo books coming out towards the end of the year.
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I'm reading The Stone Man at the moment, I'm probably about a third of the way in. Really liking it so far, plenty to keep me wanted to read one more page or chapter!
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Just checked that out on Amazon Joober. Sounds quite good. Have added it to my ever growing wish list.

Edit : Dammit! Just added the author's other books to my wish list as well as they all sound very good!

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