*What book are you reading? (part 2)

Discussion in 'books, films, TV, radio & writing' started by editor, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby Turnips - big! Swedes - small!

    Just started House of Chains by Steven Erikson. As usual, it's a question of trying to remember the ever increasing load of characters but I expect to get swept up in it, nevertheless.
     
  2. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby Turnips - big! Swedes - small!

    160 pages in and I realise I've skipped Memories of Ice. Stupid boy.
     
  3. Voley

    Voley Knees Up Mother Earth

    Just started my first Ian Rankin novel. Knots and Crosses. Really like the style and the character of Rebus already.
     
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  4. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    Secret Diary Of A Call Girl - Belle De Jour
    Quite entertaining and occasionally titillating, but far more chick lit/Sex In The City than I was expecting. Never saw the TV series but can see how that would work because it's much portrayed as much more pleasant and fun than the grimmer realities of the job might suggest.
     
  5. D'wards

    D'wards I'm an excellent driver

    Holidays in Hell by P.J. O'Rourke.

    Contains sweeping generalisations in every chapter that would get The Guardian frothing at the keypad these days, but is done with a glint in his eye and often makes me chuckle out loud.
     
  6. sojourner

    sojourner Where's me readers?

    I should have realised this, but the level of geographical detail in this is utterly arse numbing. Am making pathetic attempts at continuing to read it.

    Celia Sanchez book got me all fired up, absolutely fantastic. So many achievements. My new hero :cool:

    Now reading 'The Unwomanly Face of War' by Svetlana Alexievich, about Russian women's experiences in WW2.
     
  7. Sprocket.

    Sprocket. Baroudeur...

    The Snowman by Jo Nesbo.
    Not because of the current film, more to do with it being on offer for 99p on Kindle.
    Enjoyable and grisly.
     
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  8. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    Titanichus by Dan Abnett
    yes its a warhammer novel, but its a Dan Abnett one so its not hackwork but actually decently written future war
     
  9. bubblesmcgrath

    bubblesmcgrath Well-Known Member

    The Girl Who Takes An Eye For An Eye... By David Lagercrantz.
     
  10. Hellsbells

    Hellsbells World's best procrastinator

    Night at the Circus. Am quarter of the way through. It's BRILLIANT. Even the book design is amazing, like this box of magic
     
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  11. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby Turnips - big! Swedes - small!

    Love the Nesbo Harry Hole books. Formulaic but comfortingly so.
     
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  12. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    by Angela Carter?
     
  13. Hellsbells

    Hellsbells World's best procrastinator

    No, got the titles muddled. It's actually The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.
    The Angela Carter one's great too though
     
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  14. stockwelljonny

    stockwelljonny Wait here I have gone to get help

    Knausgaard - My struggle - Book 1 - Enjoying it a lot, captures intensity of teenage life really well and there's plenty going on to keep you turning the pages.
     
  15. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    this is one of the reasons it's important to always mention the author of a book as well as the title
     
  16. sojourner

    sojourner Where's me readers?

    I read it last year and was similarly knocked out by it :cool:
     
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  17. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    I have read quite a few Rankin novels, they are suitably gripping enough to keep you at them and it doesn't seem to matter too much what order you read them in. :)
     
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  18. Voley

    Voley Knees Up Mother Earth

    I think my library's got the lot. I've already got Hide And Seek lined up next. I'm intrigued by the ones with musical references on the title (Let It Bleed, Dead Souls).
     
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  19. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    Yes, my library has loads also, in fact it was often because I recognised Rankin as an author I could trust for an enjoyable read that I selected them again and again. I even took one out twice by mistake.

    Should also try Mark Billingham because he writes thrillers well also.
     
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  20. colbhoy

    colbhoy Well-Known Member

    Bottom of the 33rd by Dan Barry. An account of the longest professional baseball game ever played. Fascinating read but definately for baseball enthusiasts only.
     
  21. campanula

    campanula plant a seed

    Hagseed - Margaret Atwood (although the weird red edging of the pages almost put me off).
    The hidden world of trees - Peter Wohlleben.
    Clade - James Bradley
     
  22. Sprocket.

    Sprocket. Baroudeur...

    Industry and Empire by
    Eric Hobsbawm.
     
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  23. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    I am still well ensconced in the Patrick O'Brian series, on book 14 now. I might take a break after this one to read something else for a change. Not that I am not enjoying them because I am.
     
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  24. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    Added to my wishlist for Xmas, ta :thumbs:
     
  25. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    'first strike weapon'

    zombies, speznats and a soviet attack on america in 1987

    pretty good
     
  26. Wilf

    Wilf Meeting few of his KPIs

    Aye (unlike the film, which was rubbish :().
     
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  27. Sprocket.

    Sprocket. Baroudeur...

    Sorry to hear that, though you might have saved me a few quid!
    I owe you a pint.
    I can heartily recommend the Norwegian versions of Headhunters and Jackpot though!
     
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  28. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    17 contradictions and the end of capitalism by david harvey

    I've not read anything by him since brief history of neoliberalism and had forgotten that he has an engaging not overly dry style.
     
  29. sojourner

    sojourner Where's me readers?

    Nearly finished La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman.

    :cool:
     
  30. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    Me too, 93% read, according to my Kindle :cool:
     
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