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Re: What are you reading at the moment?

Post by noescape » September 10th, 2014, 6:42 pm

Which 1 John?

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Post by marymary » September 10th, 2014, 7:12 pm

I read them all in a back-to-back session because I got a bargain lot of them. I haven't read the final one because I think it would be too depressing but I loved the others.

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Post by Little John » September 11th, 2014, 9:59 am

noescape wrote:Which 1 John?
Standing in another man's grave.
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Post by noescape » September 11th, 2014, 10:09 am

Ah thats one of his most recent ones.

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Post by Little John » September 11th, 2014, 3:10 pm

Rebus is working for the cold crime unit as a civilian.
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Re: What are you reading at the moment?

Post by Little John » September 21st, 2014, 2:37 pm

Just started Evening's Empires by Paul McAuley. Described as "hard Science Fiction". It started off a bit weird but now I've caught on with the style its actually quite good and exciting and an easy read once you get used to it.
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Post by marymary » September 21st, 2014, 3:17 pm

Orkney by Amy Sackville http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/book ... aring.html

I read her first novel - The Still Point - which I thought I had written a post about but apparently not.

She has a nice turn of phrase. The novel is about an older man with a young wife who takes her to Orkney. My friend who passed on this book has been to Orkney, as have I, years ago and we like to read novels set there.

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Post by Little John » September 21st, 2014, 5:58 pm

Has it got a laid back feel? I loved Captain Cordelie's mandolin for that reason.
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Post by marymary » October 12th, 2014, 11:37 pm

I really like it but am finding it hard to finish only because I am nodding off after a few pages. There's a lyrical quality but not much pace.

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Post by Little John » October 13th, 2014, 1:52 pm

I can understand that.
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Post by noescape » October 14th, 2014, 12:11 pm

The Fortune Hunter by Daisy Goodwin, only a quarter of the way through, so far seems like a light hearted Jane Austen type novel. Based in 1875 a young woman, Charlotte, has inherited all her mothers income and has several men after her attention (including Bay Middleton who got a married woman pregnant). So far so enjoyable but as they have also thrown in the Empress of Austria and her sister the former Queen of Naples I am expecting some scandal before the end.

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Post by Little John » November 19th, 2014, 9:02 am

The Road by Cormac McCarthy. I found it among a pile of books from a book sale. Best book I've read for ages!
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Post by marymary » November 19th, 2014, 5:55 pm

Glasgow Dragon by Des Dillon http://www.luath.co.uk/the-glasgow-dragon.html and about to start
My Cousin Rachel - Daphne du Maurier http://english-e-books.net/my-cousin-ra ... u-maurier/

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Post by Little John » November 19th, 2014, 7:29 pm

I've read,a couple of hers and was surprised that enjoyed them. The house on the strand was the best.
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Re: What are you reading at the moment?

Post by Little John » November 28th, 2014, 11:08 am

I'm now almost exactly half way through my second Haruki Murakami book - The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle. I suspect it wouldn't be to everyone's taste but for me its an amazing excellent book. Incredible insight - but weird. In a really good way.
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