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Old 14-12-2010, 10:05   #1
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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.

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expecting lots of new books for xmas, with everyone just buying stuff off wishlists
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Old 14-12-2010, 20:48   #2
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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.
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Halfway through Iain Banks' Transition - an enjoyable blend of his two genres.
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Old 17-12-2010, 07:43   #4
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Am now rereading The Sicilian by Marion Puzo. One of my favourite books.
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Old 17-12-2010, 08:40   #5
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Carry On, Jeeves. PG Wodehouse. Hilarious stuff.
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Old 18-12-2010, 16:11   #6
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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!
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Old 18-12-2010, 17:19   #7
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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.
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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.
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Recommonded here a few weeks back. Fantastic read.

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Old 18-12-2010, 20:12   #10
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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.
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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'.
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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.
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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.
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Old 21-12-2010, 14:39   #14
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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).
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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.
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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.

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Old 22-12-2010, 20:44   #17
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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.
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what are you reading (thread 4)

He is such a tosser that i know that book will make me angry
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Old 22-12-2010, 21:44   #19
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He is such a tosser that i know that book will make me angry
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.
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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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