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Offline bri h

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1530 on: July 13, 2013, 08:21:47 PM »
American Scream, the Bill Hicks story by Cynthia True.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1531 on: July 13, 2013, 09:21:25 PM »
"The Girls" by Lori Lansens (which I'm almost finished). Still reeling somewhat from finishing Lawrence Hills "The Book of Negroes" earlier in the week  :o
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1532 on: July 14, 2013, 05:53:25 AM »
Where The Red Fern Grows — not bad at all.

p.s I was looking stories that are emotionally provocative. But it doesn't come close to how McCarthy does it in "The Road."


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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1533 on: July 14, 2013, 05:37:05 PM »
Seeds of Earth  -  Michael Cobley

I picked this up because i saw a recommendation from Iain M Banks on the cover, but nearly put it down again after i read a couple of bad reviews. I decided to give it a second chance as I think it's just as important to read bad books as well as good ones if you want to write, but having said that I am starting to enjoy the story.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1534 on: July 14, 2013, 08:09:02 PM »
Never read reviews. They don't have a good plot or strong characterization.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1535 on: July 17, 2013, 04:23:47 AM »
Just re-read "Eating people is Wrong" - Malcolm Bradbury, now re-reading "Lucky Jim" Kingsley Amis.

Summer sometimes turns out as a re-reading season for me.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1536 on: July 17, 2013, 04:42:15 AM »
Redbreast by Jo Nesbo just to see what all the fuss is about. And also a classic Ellroy I haven't read yet - LA Confidential.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1537 on: July 17, 2013, 05:13:22 AM »
Being a bookseller has its perks and now another free copy has arrived for me. I can start "Trotsky - A Biography" by Robert Service this evening.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1538 on: July 17, 2013, 12:26:39 PM »
Lucy Clarke's "Swimming at Night" - although it's only known by that title in the US and Canada, and everywhere else as "The Sea Sisters." Anyone know why they change the titles like that?
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1539 on: July 17, 2013, 01:22:45 PM »
Anyone know why they change the titles like that?

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1540 on: July 17, 2013, 01:33:00 PM »
Reading my first Lee Child book; The Killing Floor. Very very engaging from the start.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1541 on: July 17, 2013, 01:57:03 PM »
Being a bookseller has its perks and now another free copy has arrived for me. I can start "Trotsky - A Biography" by Robert Service this evening.

OK, I'm jealous.  :-\ Not of that book per se, but of your unlimited access to real books.
Forgive me if I'm being naive, I'm quite new to this.

Offline intercat

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1542 on: July 17, 2013, 03:53:17 PM »
my next book is probably the last book of the wheel of time series that my friend forced upon me.  i'm... not sure how i feel about that.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1543 on: July 17, 2013, 04:23:51 PM »
Redbreast by Jo Nesbo just to see what all the fuss is about.
The fuzz is as usual seriously overrated. A lot of fuzz doesn't always mean it's any good. If it did, Twilight and Fifty 'Shades of grey' could be compared to Sharespear and Asimov. Complete BS, if you ask me. If you want proper crime stuff, you should rather read Jussi Adler-Olsen (danish) og Ninni Schulman (swedish). Both are far better than Nesbø, and I'm norwegian.

Last book I was trying to read was the debut book of a Jan-Erik Fjell. I only read it because the cover said it was awesome and "move over, Jo Nesbø". As usual, great fuzz doesn't mean great quality. Sigh... I gave up a third through after I could barely keep my eyes open anymore. In daytime.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1544 on: July 17, 2013, 04:33:29 PM »
'Is Your Life Mapped Out?' by David R. Hamilton and 'Web Marketing For Dummies' by Jan Zimmerman.
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