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Old 30-12-2015, 15:32   #801
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How to talk so kids will listen & listen so kids will talk - got it for Christmas off the missus.
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Old 30-12-2015, 15:43   #802
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Going to start my secret santa prezzie from work which was a huge big hardback book about movies, genres, etc.

I also got a Chocolate Orange and a Bottle of Beer with it so i am sorted!

Oh and also got some Kindle vouchers off the kids so bought Ready Player One.

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Old 05-01-2016, 15:26   #803
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Bream Gives Me Hiccups: And Other Stories (Jesse Eisenberg) was moderately clever and amusing but not something I would ever return to.

Half way through Aurora (Kim Stanley Robinson) which is a realist type of sci-fi (a bit like The Martian) - its detailed, interesting and gripping. Robinson manages to make the minutiae of interstellar life so interesting!
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Just finished latest "Tom Clancy" Commander in Chief. Enjoyed in but it was very similar to the last few. Possibly too similar and a little more predictable than of late

Started my first ever John Grisham in Rogue Lawyer, little over quarter way in and loving it
Any suggestions of others of his i should try ?
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Old 10-01-2016, 17:33   #805
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Just finished the Bond book Trigger Mortis, I recon it's the best of the non Fleming titles and really enjoyed it!


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Old 27-01-2016, 09:09   #806
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Aurora was pretty good in the end...


Now reading The Torrents of Spring (Turgenev) in a charmingly old fashioned Folio edition from 1967 (complete with musty smell!); it's quite a small novel and it took me a a bit to get into it, but at halfway the story is trundling along nicely; Turgenev also has a very sly satirical tone which it takes a while to notice, especially as in many ways the writing seems old fashioned.
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Old 27-01-2016, 19:21   #807
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Reading The Call of the Wild. Thought this is a kids book, it's pretty brutal in places!


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Old 28-01-2016, 18:38   #808
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Just finished Robin Hobb's assassin trilogy which I really enjoyed for the first two books, the third wasn't quite as good but still enjoyable.

I'll read some of her other stuff soon.

I've also started on Iain M. Banks after a friend lent me The Player of Games and The State of the Art. I now have Consider Phlebas on the Kindle but I'll be reading The Martian next (want to read before seeing the film).
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Old 29-01-2016, 09:45   #809
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Just finished Robin Hobb's assassin trilogy which I really enjoyed for the first two books, the third wasn't quite as good but still enjoyable.

I'll read some of her other stuff soon.
I quite enjoyed that series, after recommendations from friends at work. Wasn't blown away but I'm sure I'll read more one day!
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Old 25-02-2016, 09:32   #810
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Reading Beyond Euphrates, an account by Freya Stark of her travels in the Levant and beyond, in the late 1920s.
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Old 07-03-2016, 13:48   #811
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I am reading The Wlking Dead comic book now and I just can't wait to read the next issue. The show based on this is great but the comic books are just something out of the ordinary. Especially, that there are not many good zombie comic books.
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Old 07-03-2016, 14:26   #812
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Currently reading Her Smoke Rose Up Forever for the monthly sci fi/fantasy book club I go to.

It's sort of good, but...
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Am now reading Metro 2033 right now. Dmitry Glukhovsky is one of the best russian writers!
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I'm currently reading Zombies on the Rock: Outbreak by Paul Carberry
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Old 11-03-2016, 10:02   #815
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Am now reading Metro 2033 right now. Dmitry Glukhovsky is one of the best russian writers!
Metro 2033 is one of my favourite books. I'm reading now Angel of Storms by Trudi Canavan. It's quite good.
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Old 21-03-2016, 20:23   #816
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Recently finished Bull Mountain by Brian Panowich, which I wholeheartedly recommend.

It's the story of a family of hillbillies who grow up on a mountain in Georgia, inolved in moonshine, firearms, & drugs. It's told over several time periods so that you see how what happened in the past affects what's going on now (think True Detective). It's really well written and packs a lot in for a short book and about half way through takes off in an unexpected direction.

Recently optioned by some U.S. channel for TV and it'll be interesting to see what they do with it.
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I just finished reading Blank: Mind the Gap by Matt Eaton and found it an excellent read. My review is of it is on the Amazon.co.uk page linked.
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I'm currently reading The Challenger Launch Decision: Risky Technology, Culture, and Deviance at NASA which is a fascinating and detailed account of the way that NASA and its suppliers normalised and rationalised the issues they had with the solid rocket boosters from the original design period in the 70s and through all the launches until Challenger.

A great book, highly recommended to anyone who works in big engineering/technology organisations.
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Currently reading The Defence eBook: Steve Cavanagh: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store And I'm struggling with finishing it. Book had got great reviews and it's obviously kicking of a series but I'm finding it a bit of as slog. Too many ideas probably.

Thankfully the new John Connolly Charlie Parker book is out in a few days time so that will keep me occupied for a while.
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Just started Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Child.

I have the mother of all 'to read' piles...probably going to read a Joe Hill novel next.
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