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Old 05-01-2011, 09:42   #41
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Reading The Killer Inside Me by Jim Thompson, which is a nicely twisted first person inside-the-mind-of-a-killer yarn about a small town deputy sherriff. Haven't seen the film, but the book is engaging & moves along at a decent pace.
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Old 08-01-2011, 19:51   #42
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So "I am number four" didn't get any better. Thankfully I finished it and was able to move on to the much better "One monster is not enough" by Paul Finch which is a collection of Novellas and Novellettes (according to the blurb on the back cover). Really enjoyed it particularly "The Retreat" and "Kid". The former follows a group of German soldiers retreating on the eastern front during WW2 and their experiences after they stumble across a Baba Yaga hut. This one is recommended, and as only 100 copies have been printed you'll need to hurry if you want to read it.
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Old 09-01-2011, 00:19   #43
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Finally started Killing Floor, the first Jack Reacher novel.
Me too, after reading The Visitor and realising there's a ton of stories before it...
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Old 09-01-2011, 21:13   #44
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Tore through The Girl Who Played With Fire and half way through The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest.

Good but dragging a bit now tbh, not sure how many more sandwich description scenes I can get through. Is that all they eat in Sweden?
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Old 10-01-2011, 12:23   #45
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Just finished Paw Tracks in the Moonlight by Denis O'Connor a true story of how the author rescused and raised a 2wk old kitten and the adventures they shared. A lovely book if you like cats but be warned I cried my eyes out at the end (first book that's made me do that for years!).

Now reading the followup Paw Tracks at Owl Cottage which is about the latest cats in his (and his wife's) life. Only shed a few tears so far
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Old 10-01-2011, 12:57   #46
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Good but dragging a bit now tbh, not sure how many more sandwich description scenes I can get through. Is that all they eat in Sweden?
Sandwiches and Billy's Pan Pizzas
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Old 10-01-2011, 13:00   #47
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Reading Conan The Cimmerian pulp stories and its a blast! Anyone else a fan?

Although I'm being slightly naughty and got the stories from Project Guternberg Australia where it is public domain.
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Old 11-01-2011, 13:10   #48
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Reading "Patient Zero" from Jonathan Marberry, which was recommended by someone on this thread.

Just started it last night...absolutely loving it.
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Old 11-01-2011, 15:57   #49
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You can't go home again - Thomas Wolfe. Third time I've read it and it still hits the spot.
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Old 15-01-2011, 19:53   #50
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Just finished **** My Dad Says by Justin Halpern.

Didn't really get much out of it, lots of anecdotes but most just mildy amusing at best, annoying at worst. His Dad is just a boorish ****, frankly, who never learned, ever, to consider the other person's age or feelings when opening his gob.
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Old 15-01-2011, 21:12   #51
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Just got to the end of The Great Gatsby

Really enjoyed it, thought it was really tightly written and despite the ending being a little contrived I thought it was a great study of shallowness, loss and longing. Surprisingly still relevant to today's c list society, could easily be adapted to modern times.
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Old 15-01-2011, 23:21   #52
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The Red House by David J Thacker, a short story chap book about three boys growing up in the countryside.

Apartment 16 by Adam Nevill. mY first novel from this author after enjoying many of his short stories (although I have a copy of his debut novel on my shelf that I haven't gotten around to reading). Really enjoyed this book.

Started reading Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch which is the first in a trilogy, first few pages have been good so far.
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Stuck at home all day as the car's died on me so I've just read The Road. Not sure if it's the most moving or most exploitative book I've ever read. Either way I bawled my eyes out at the end. Beautifully written and utterly devastating.
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Old 22-01-2011, 00:09   #54
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Just started World War Z. the Zombie Survival Guide will follow.

Despite playing Dead Rising 2, getting Dawn of the Dead this week and watching The Waking Dead, I've no interest in zombies.
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Finished Rivers of London Enjoyed it but it was a bit "chatty" in style. Will be interesting to see how this series develops in subsequent books.

Also read Johannes Cabal: The Detective which is a sequel to Johannes Cabal: Necromancer. Pretty much carries on in the same vein as the previous book although the story seemed a lot slighter this time round. Theres another sequel due in the summer.
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Old 24-01-2011, 18:56   #56
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Finally finished Flood by Stephen Baxter. It loses its way in the middle but I'd recommend it.

Quite topical and scary stuff if you believe in things like Global Warming.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Flood-Stephe.../dp/0575084820

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Old 24-01-2011, 21:42   #57
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finished Piers Morgans book on celebrity, it was very good (mostly its his diary after leaving the mirror and going onto present America's got talent)

now reading some Jodie Picoult "my daughter is ill and its all " sort of book.

managed to start and chuck into the charity 4 books last night in a hunt for something to read 20 went to the charity shop today!
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Old 25-01-2011, 07:04   #58
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Reading If you survive about a young officer's experiences on the front line in WWII. A fascinating read so far - you really couldn't make some of the stuff up that he got into and managed to get out of unscathed
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Old 31-01-2011, 21:01   #59
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Nearly finished Stephen Baxter's Ark, the sequel to Flood. I'm completely addicted and think it's excellent.

The plot is similar to the Mars Trilogy, but on a smaller scale.

Highly recommended.

Ark - Stephen Baxter

I hope this is part of a Trilogy.
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Just beginning Michael Moorcock's Mother London - a bit like the Pyat series but more readable ... I mean, conventional
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