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    • UncannyScot
    • By UncannyScot 22nd Apr 17, 8:30 PM
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    Lost in a good book? What are you reading?
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    • 22nd Apr 17, 8:30 PM
    Lost in a good book? What are you reading? 22nd Apr 17 at 8:30 PM
    Quite simple, probably been done or tried before...
    MSE Readers' Club

    What are you currently reading?

    Favourite authors and genres etc

    A wee place to talk about books...
    It is important that we know where we come from, because if you do not know where you come from, then you do not know where you are, and if you don't know where you are, then you don't know where you are going. If you don't know where you're going, you're probably going wrong.
    R.I.P. T.P.
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    • vivatifosi
    • By vivatifosi 12th May 17, 11:55 AM
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    I tend to read non-fiction rather than fiction. However I really, really enjoyed The Children Act, by Ian McEwan.
    Please stay safe in the sun and learn the A-E of melanoma: A = asymmetry, B = irregular borders, C= different colours, D= diameter, larger than 6mm, E = evolving, is your mole changing? Most moles are not cancerous, any doubts, please check next time you visit your GP.
    • UncannyScot
    • By UncannyScot 18th May 17, 10:27 PM
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    Got my Hands on a Jo Nesbo book today, "The Redeemer"...
    Also a couple of Mo Hayder books, "Hanging Hill" and "Skin"....
    It is important that we know where we come from, because if you do not know where you come from, then you do not know where you are, and if you don't know where you are, then you don't know where you are going. If you don't know where you're going, you're probably going wrong.
    R.I.P. T.P.
    • Livelongandprosper
    • By Livelongandprosper 18th May 17, 10:41 PM
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    Got my Hands on a Jo Nesbo book today, "The Redeemer"...
    Also a couple of Mo Hayder books, "Hanging Hill" and "Skin"....
    Originally posted by UncannyScot

    The redeemer won't be you last
    • UncannyScot
    • By UncannyScot 19th May 17, 1:35 PM
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    Friends have recommended Jo Nesbo to me many times and I would always see his books in the charity shops and think, "Oh, I'll need to give him a try some time".
    Recently I made a conscious effort to track down a few of his books and I couldn't find any in my local charity shops, until the other day...
    You are right Livelongandprosper "The Redeemer" will not be my last one either ;D
    Last edited by UncannyScot; 19-05-2017 at 8:21 PM.
    It is important that we know where we come from, because if you do not know where you come from, then you do not know where you are, and if you don't know where you are, then you don't know where you are going. If you don't know where you're going, you're probably going wrong.
    R.I.P. T.P.
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 19th May 17, 2:24 PM
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    Jo Nesbo's the Snowman has been filmed but not yet released.

    Michael Fassbender plays Harry Hole.
    If I'd not seen him as the eponymous Steve Jobs, I don't think I could have visualised him as Harry.
    Let's hope he's believable.

    When you've read a book and it's filmed, I think if they don't get the casting exactly right it can ruin the film.

    Having read Agatha Christie books as a teenager, I found Albert Finney ludicrous and Peter Ustinov laughable.
    The momen I saw and heard David Suchet, he was my imagination come to life.

    If anyone has read Stephen King's 'Christine' and seen the film, I thought the guy who played Arnie was spot on.
    • Livelongandprosper
    • By Livelongandprosper 19th May 17, 2:31 PM
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    Jo Nesbo's the Snowman has been filmed but not yet released.

    Michael Fassbender plays Harry Hole.
    If I'd not seen him as the eponymous Steve Jobs, I don't think I could have visualised him as Harry.
    Let's hope he's believable.

    When you've read a book and it's filmed, I think if they don't get the casting exactly right it can ruin the film.

    Having read Agatha Christie books as a teenager, I found Albert Finney ludicrous and Peter Ustinov laughable.
    The momen I saw and heard David Suchet, he was my imagination come to life.

    If anyone has read Stephen King's 'Christine' and seen the film, I thought the guy who played Arnie was spot on.
    Originally posted by Pollycat
    y

    I shall keep an eye out for that one, thanks for the nod

    I've not read the book, but HeadHunters ( jo nesbo) is one of my all time favourite foreign language films. It is brilliant, funny, gruesome, and keeps you on the edge of the chair, guessing all the way. A very clever film


    Edit, just had to look up Fassbender.

    I'm not sure

    I always see Harry as being a bit shambolic and not classically handsome. Don't forget he's an alki, and a drug addict, so I'd have thought more haggard
    Last edited by Livelongandprosper; 19-05-2017 at 2:39 PM.
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 19th May 17, 4:06 PM
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    y

    I shall keep an eye out for that one, thanks for the nod

    I've not read the book, but HeadHunters ( jo nesbo) is one of my all time favourite foreign language films. It is brilliant, funny, gruesome, and keeps you on the edge of the chair, guessing all the way. A very clever film


    Edit, just had to look up Fassbender.

    I'm not sure

    I always see Harry as being a bit shambolic and not classically handsome. Don't forget he's an alki, and a drug addict, so I'd have thought more haggard
    Originally posted by Livelongandprosper
    TBH, I'm not sure either.
    Yes, Harry is tall & gaunt with a shaved head & Doc Mart's.
    He might have had to shed some weight for the role.
    • professor~yaffle
    • By professor~yaffle 19th May 17, 6:58 PM
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    Waiting for Murakami's new collection of short stories to come out in a few days time. Re-reading the Elephant Vanishes in the meantime. I'd forgotten how kooky some of the stories are
    Originally posted by professor~yaffle
    Just got this book. Am enjoying the stories, so far. Pretty impressed that the library had it in already, given that it only got published a few days ago.

    • UncannyScot
    • By UncannyScot 19th May 17, 8:24 PM
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    Fassbender is an excellent actor though. When I heard he'd been cast as the lead for Assassins' Creed I was dubious that he could carry it off, he didn't just carry it off, he totally nailed the role perfectly...
    It is important that we know where we come from, because if you do not know where you come from, then you do not know where you are, and if you don't know where you are, then you don't know where you are going. If you don't know where you're going, you're probably going wrong.
    R.I.P. T.P.
    • Dreamnine
    • By Dreamnine 20th May 17, 11:26 AM
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    The Radium Girls by Kate Moore - pretty interesting.
    I shot a vein in my neck and coughed up a Quaalude.
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    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 21st May 17, 8:46 AM
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    Still reading the Kite Runner, not had much chance to read lately.

    Here's a list of my holiday reading:
    Jeffery Deaver Speaking in Tongues
    David Baldacci The Hit
    Michael Connelly Gods of Guilt
    Wilbur Smith Vicious Circle
    Lee Child Night School
    Lars Kepler Nightmare

    All are known writers to me except the last one which is a first for me.

    Should last me for 2 weeks.
    • UncannyScot
    • By UncannyScot 21st May 17, 11:20 AM
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    Thoroughly enjoying my first Nesbo and thanks to all the comments re Fassbender playing the role I now see him as Harry...
    I do think it he would be superb
    It is important that we know where we come from, because if you do not know where you come from, then you do not know where you are, and if you don't know where you are, then you don't know where you are going. If you don't know where you're going, you're probably going wrong.
    R.I.P. T.P.
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 21st May 17, 11:44 AM
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    Thoroughly enjoying my first Nesbo and thanks to all the comments re Fassbender playing the role I now see him as Harry...
    I do think it he would be superb
    Originally posted by UncannyScot
    Glad you enjoyed the book.
    Let's hope Fassbender does do the character justice.

    The guy who played Mikael Blomkvist in the Millenium trilogy was far more believable than Daniel Craig.
    And Noomi Rapace as Lisbeth was superb.

    If I've read a book and it's then filmed, I don't enjoy the film if the casting is 'off'.
    I thought they got the actors in Lord of the Rings right.

    Sorry to turn the thread onto a 'film of the book' topic.

    Here's another author - Philip K !!!!.
    It's hard to believe how long ago he wrote the books & short stories that inspired such great films:
    Minority Report (Tom Cruise)
    Do androids dream of electric sheep (Bladerunner)
    Paycheck (Ben Affleck & Uma Thurman)
    The Adjustment Bureau (Matt Damon & Emily Blunt)
    We can remember it for you wholesale (Total Recall)
    • UncannyScot
    • By UncannyScot 21st May 17, 1:12 PM
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    Glad you enjoyed the book.
    Let's hope Fassbender does do the character justice.

    The guy who played Mikael Blomkvist in the Millenium trilogy was far more believable than Daniel Craig.
    And Noomi Rapace as Lisbeth was superb.

    If I've read a book and it's then filmed, I don't enjoy the film if the casting is 'off'.
    I thought they got the actors in Lord of the Rings right.

    Sorry to turn the thread onto a 'film of the book' topic.

    Here's another author - Philip K !!!!.
    It's hard to believe how long ago he wrote the books & short stories that inspired such great films:
    Minority Report (Tom Cruise)
    Do androids dream of electric sheep (Bladerunner)
    Paycheck (Ben Affleck & Uma Thurman)
    The Adjustment Bureau (Matt Damon & Emily Blunt)
    We can remember it for you wholesale (Total Recall)
    Originally posted by Pollycat
    Thank you Polly Cat
    Philip K !!!! is SUPERB
    Love The Man in The High Castle, the TV series is not so good though some excellent casting but they should have stuck to the story...
    It is important that we know where we come from, because if you do not know where you come from, then you do not know where you are, and if you don't know where you are, then you don't know where you are going. If you don't know where you're going, you're probably going wrong.
    R.I.P. T.P.
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 21st May 17, 2:17 PM
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    Anyone read 'My' family and other animals'?
    It was my O level English Lit book (50 years ago ) and I loved it.
    Series isn't particularly true to the story, Mother is nothing like the Keeley Hawes character.
    I have a copy in my 'keeper' pile.
    • UncannyScot
    • By UncannyScot 25th May 17, 10:52 PM
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    OK, loved "The Redeemer" by Jo Nesbo...
    and today I found "The Leopard" in my local Charity shop...
    I may be some time...
    It is important that we know where we come from, because if you do not know where you come from, then you do not know where you are, and if you don't know where you are, then you don't know where you are going. If you don't know where you're going, you're probably going wrong.
    R.I.P. T.P.
    • Flick216
    • By Flick216 26th May 17, 8:21 AM
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    I just started the Skullduggary Pleasant series - I was persuaded by my son.

    I know they are books for a much younger reader by by god they are fun!
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    • Dreamnine
    • By Dreamnine 26th May 17, 8:46 AM
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    J. Edgar Hoover, The Man and the Secrets by Curt Gentry.
    I shot a vein in my neck and coughed up a Quaalude.
    Lou Reed The Last Shot
    • UncannyScot
    • By UncannyScot 31st May 17, 10:44 AM
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    ... and now I am reading "The Devil's Star" (and yes, I know I am not reading these in order...)

    I am going to try and get Jo Nesbo's entire output, stunning stuff
    It is important that we know where we come from, because if you do not know where you come from, then you do not know where you are, and if you don't know where you are, then you don't know where you are going. If you don't know where you're going, you're probably going wrong.
    R.I.P. T.P.
    • UncannyScot
    • By UncannyScot 4th Jun 17, 2:03 PM
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    Thanks to a good friend and fellow librarian of the UUL* I now have all of Jo Nesbo in e-book format
    I shall of course continue to collect his real books as well...

    *I share e-books with a number of folks and we call our shared "collection" the Unseen University Library in fond memory of our favourite author and the guy who got us all sharing and swapping books in the first place, the late, great Sir Terry Pratchett...
    It is important that we know where we come from, because if you do not know where you come from, then you do not know where you are, and if you don't know where you are, then you don't know where you are going. If you don't know where you're going, you're probably going wrong.
    R.I.P. T.P.
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