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Offline HeidiC

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #60 on: March 11, 2008, 02:55:09 PM »
Presently reading Snow Blind by PJ Tracey. I borrowed this one from the library but I bought the previous three and I'm not dissapointed.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #61 on: March 12, 2008, 10:46:05 AM »
3/4 of the way through Angel Isle by Peter Dickinson. Pretty good so far. After I finish that I have Caxton Tempest to read ;D

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #62 on: March 12, 2008, 06:49:54 PM »
Just read a superbly lightweight Western, with stereotyped characters, and repeated use of the word 'fugging'.  Some wonderful 'continuity errors' as well, where a seemingly important thread was introduced and then never referred to again.  I got the feeling the writer exceeded his word budget, made savage and speedy cuts to meet a deadline, and never proofread.

Towards the end a dozen thoroughly nasty and over-described characters were introduced merely to be killed off.  True 'six-gun fodder.'

Despite all the flaws it was a fun and easy read, and I will take great delight in handing it onto the charity shop where it can 'ambush' some other poor unsuspecting soul.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #63 on: March 13, 2008, 12:31:41 AM »
Yesterday I read The Da Vinci Code again, And this morning I read 'The Wee Free Men' by Terry Pratchett, which is completely wonderfully nonsensical and hilarious, I recommend it to all, it's fab!  ;D

Ah..The Wee Free Men, Nac Mac Feegle, or Pictsies. Brilliant stuff!  ;D ;D

I'm currently re-reading 'Pyramids', one of the best of the 'Discworld' novels; Lin in particular would appreciate the Assassin's 'exam'.  :D I'll probably then go back to 'Feet of Clay', another gem.

BW, have you ever read 'Good Omens', by Pratchett and Neil Giaman?
Superbly funny take on the 'Omen' trilogy; had me rolling on the floor in agony for ten minutes with one particular comment...

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P.S. I met Terry Pratchett about fourteen years ago. I never did get around to asking him the two questions I wanted to:

'What do you put in your roll-ups?
'And where can I get some?'

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #64 on: March 13, 2008, 06:20:48 AM »
Pratchett is a genius.  Some people can't stand his work, but that alone, quite often, is one of the signs of genius if not carried to extremes.  (If nobody except you likes your work then you're probably just a nutter, or two centuries ahead of your time.)

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #65 on: March 13, 2008, 06:31:06 AM »
Reading The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman at the moment, not sure where I'm going next though.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #66 on: March 13, 2008, 01:29:55 PM »
Just finished The Hollow Man, greatest book ever.
Must go decide what's next.
Never make a decision standing up.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #67 on: March 15, 2008, 07:26:30 PM »
feet of clay, witches abroad, and reaper man are all absolutely the bees knees, my favourite three Pratchetts, and I've read them all. Sadly, I have in the past been compared to Nanny Ogg. Something to do with the capacity for alcohol, I believe  :D
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #68 on: March 15, 2008, 07:33:45 PM »
Sadly, I have in the past been compared to Nanny Ogg. Something to do with the capacity for alcohol, I believe  :D


BUt can you sing the hedgehog song? ;-)

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #69 on: March 16, 2008, 04:18:19 AM »
all 27 verses, with a few of my own added in  ;). AND the hand gestures!
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #70 on: March 16, 2008, 06:12:38 AM »
Magnificent ;-)

"You can do it with a snake
if you hold it with a rake..."
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #71 on: March 16, 2008, 07:13:00 AM »
Salvation Creek
An Unexpected Life

Susan Duncan

One of those books that kept me spellbound. I rarely finish a book and read the last chapter first everytime. This one had me start to finish.
I'm A Binge Thinker: Do It A Lot Somedays, Then Not Much At All.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #72 on: March 21, 2008, 08:25:40 AM »
The English Patient (again) by Michael Ondaatje,  :)

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #73 on: March 21, 2008, 09:13:57 AM »
Sill Life With Woodpecker -- Tom Robbins

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #74 on: March 21, 2008, 10:38:23 AM »
Finished "Barking" by Tom Holt.

Am just starting "The Great Book of Amber" by Roger Zelazny.
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