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Old 06-04-2011, 08:06   #121
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Finished reading "The Diamond of Darkhold", the 3rd in the City of Ember series of books (missing out the prequel which I haven't read as it gets poor reviews) and doesn't feature Doon or Lina.

All in all the 1st book (City of Ember) was the best as I feel books 2 (The People of Sparks) and 3 (Diamond of Darkhold) could of been combined quite easily.
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Old 06-04-2011, 09:55   #122
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...Reading 100 Years of Solitude for a book club meet in a week or so, big book...
I read that recently and really enjoyed it, though it's hard keeping up with all the Aurelios!

If you enjoy it, try Maqroll by Alvaro Mutis - a superb book
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Old 10-04-2011, 11:00   #123
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knocked off 2 last night.

1st was a quick read - Adele Parks "happy families", sold for Ł1.99 and whilst i love her normal twisty turny morally ambiguous characters (ie realistic ones) this basically was "Woman of 42 feels tired cranky misses period and also thinks her lovely nice cute young boyfriend isn't interested in her". well i bet you can guess what the outcome is?

Think i will avoid the quick reads in the future, apart from non fiction, if thats the standard of them. Maybe meant for peoppe who can't read?

Then knocked off James Patterson "9th judgement", the women's murder club series. Pretty much fluff writing, will stick to just his alex cross series from now on.

(luckily both library books)
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Old 10-04-2011, 13:33   #124
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Missus just got me the new Wilbur Smith - "Those In Peril". He's been well off form in his last 2/3 books and I know him that well now that I can predict his descriptions of characters.

However, he still wrote my favourite book ever (River God) and he does usually write such a good adventure that rote characters aren't a huge problem. And this setting looks like the type of thing he does best (naval setting, pirates - albeit in a modern era).
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Old 12-04-2011, 11:58   #125
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Treasure of the Sierra Madre - B Traven
The Eagle of the Ninth - Rosemary Sutcliff (Kindle Version)

Loving both
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Old 17-04-2011, 23:19   #126
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Old 18-04-2011, 06:46   #127
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Read Ender's Game last week. It's a little rough in that first novel way and the twist at the end was predictable, but I really enjoyed it. Poor Ender.
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Old 18-04-2011, 15:09   #128
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Finished 100 years.., didn't click for me I'm afraid and I struggled throughout to have any enthusiasm for it. Onto Coren which I've already torn through, great read.
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Old 20-04-2011, 13:10   #129
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Just finished "One Day" by David Nicholls. Very well written and an interesting style/approach to writing a story i.e. each chapter is the same day but the next year on for 20 years which led to a rich story tracking the lives of the two people in the focus of the story.

Trying hard not to mention any spoilers here but, my only complaint is with the main ending which I would of preferred to be different if I was writing it but then everyone's idea of how a story should end is different once your into the story and its characters.
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Old 20-04-2011, 14:24   #130
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http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mr-Shivers-R.../dp/1841498572

Just about to finish this, which has been a superb read. Really enjoyed it.
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Old 23-04-2011, 18:38   #131
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I'm really ploughing through books at the moment. I've put loads onto my iPhone and it seems to have made it easier to pick up and keep going during odd minutes of spare time.

I enjoyed Live Wire - Harlan Coben. Love his stuff anyway, but this one was one of the better recent ones.
Cold Granite - Stuart Mac Bride was a decent first book and although I found it all a little trying later in the book with so many coincidences and attempted turns, I will return to the rest of the series as I've seen some good recommendations.
Dark Harbor - David Hosp was another debut novel that I looked into following good reviews of his latest book. I really enjoyed this one and am part way through Innocence which is the second in the series and already a better story in my eyes.
Zero Hour - Andy McNab was pretty good throughout too. I quite like the cliffhanger premise that ended the last novel and had me wanting to read this one.

Promising myself a re-read of A Song of Ice and Fire soon too ahead of A Dance With Dragons release in the summer.
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Old 23-04-2011, 20:19   #132
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Zero Hour - Andy McNab was pretty good throughout too. I quite like the cliffhanger premise that ended the last novel and had me wanting to read this one.
Just finished reading this one too, same can't be said for whoever designed the cover though, bares no resemblance to anything in the book.
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Old 28-04-2011, 08:47   #133
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Finished For Richer For Poorer, brilliant read. Funny, moving and insightful, not much more you can ask from an autobiography. Came out an even bigger fan Ms Coren.

Have made a start on the second Hyperion book to get the end of the story. Getting more into it than I did the first one already which is a good sign I guess.
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Old 03-05-2011, 06:50   #134
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Finished The Reluctant Fundamentalist. Extremely short but great read. Recommended.
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Old 03-05-2011, 11:58   #135
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Reading "Devils in Exile" by Chuck Hogan, same guy who wrote "Priince of Thieves" which became the Ben Affleck film The Town.

Really enjoying it.
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Old 03-05-2011, 18:48   #136
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Clive Barker - Abarat.

Will then read part 2 in preparation of part 3 finally getting published!
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Just about to finish 'The Shining'...

Really enjoying it, this is my first King book. Loving the claustrophobic craziness of it all, great read.
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Reading "The Night Gardener" by George Pelecanos. Superb so far...
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Half way through Iain M Banks latest culture novel , Surface Detail.

OK so far but not quite grabbing me as much as some of the others.
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Got back into the Keith Richards bio after a few weeks break from reading anything. Very entertaining.
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