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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...
    BUGGRITMILLENIUMHANDANDSHRIMP I TOLD EM! - Foul Ole Ron
    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.
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    • Dreamnine
    • By Dreamnine 4th Jun 17, 2:09 PM
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    I'm currently reading The Spider and the Fly by Claudia Rowe.

    True crime, but very well written; I first heard of it on a podcast then went and got the book.
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    • AlecEiffel
    • By AlecEiffel 4th Jun 17, 6:32 PM
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    Just started Dune by Frank Herbert.
    • UncannyScot
    • By UncannyScot 4th Jul 17, 9:39 PM
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    DUNE is a classic, love it

    I am still reading my way through JO NESBO's books
    BUGGRITMILLENIUMHANDANDSHRIMP I TOLD EM! - Foul Ole Ron
    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.
    • onlyroz
    • By onlyroz 4th Jul 17, 10:05 PM
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    DUNE is a classic, love it

    I am still reading my way through JO NESBO's books
    Originally posted by UncannyScot
    I read the first Jo Nesbo and thought it was OK. I've started the second. I've heard that they get really good from the third.

    On audio I've just finished Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters. It had far more sex in than Fingersmith, and the plot was a bit meandering, but I enjoyed it well enough.

    I've just started Dombey and Son on audio, by Dickens. I'm only a few chapters in, but it's good so far. I finished Bleak House recently, and that was good but I kept getting distracted and having to backtrack chapters.
    • peachyprice
    • By peachyprice 4th Jul 17, 11:05 PM
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    I've had a bit of a run on books lately (travelling far too much for work)

    Last week I read 'The Winter People' by Jennifer McMahon.
    Followed by 'The Couple Next Door' by Shari Lapena.
    Now I'm on 'I See You' by Clare Mackintosh

    I do like a bit of a thriller. Although I don't recommend 'I See You' if you travel by tube!
    Accept your past without regret, handle your present with confidence and face your future without fear
    • UncannyScot
    • By UncannyScot 5th Jul 17, 1:13 PM
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    I read the first Jo Nesbo and thought it was OK. I've started the second. I've heard that they get really good from the third.
    Originally posted by onlyroz
    The Harry Hole series is excellent and yes they do seem to get better as they go on...
    I'm currently about 60% through The Redbreast and it's superb
    BUGGRITMILLENIUMHANDANDSHRIMP I TOLD EM! - Foul Ole Ron
    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 30th Sep 17, 11:35 PM
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    I'm now on the most recent Jo Nesbo "The Thirst" and it is really good

    Sorry, I been away from this wee bit of the forums for a while but I'm back now...
    BUGGRITMILLENIUMHANDANDSHRIMP I TOLD EM! - Foul Ole Ron
    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.
    • Ames
    • By Ames 1st Oct 17, 12:16 AM
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    I can't remember how many of the Harry Hole books I read, two or three I think. I liked them and meant to carry on with the series but other books got in the way.

    I've just finished In The Name Of The Family by Sarah Dunant. It's the second in a two parter about the Borgias and is fantastic, as are all her books. Meticulously researched and she evokes the time and places beautifully. The only problem is every few pages I was reaching for my phone to read more about a person or castle or city.
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    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 1st Oct 17, 8:41 AM
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    I'm reading Jeffrey Deaver's The Burning Wire at the moment. It's one of his Lincoln Rhyme novels, very complicated plots, with twist after twist when you think it's been cracked.
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    Words, words, they're all we have to go by!.

    (Pity they are mangled by this autocorrect!)
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 1st Oct 17, 9:11 AM
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    I'm reading Jeffrey Deaver's The Burning Wire at the moment. It's one of his Lincoln Rhyme novels, very complicated plots, with twist after twist when you think it's been cracked.
    Originally posted by pollypenny
    I've got The Steel Kiss in my holiday reading pile.
    JD's a really clever writer and one of my 'go to' authors for holiday reading.

    I'm reading Thursday's Child by Nicci French.
    I passed Blue Monday on to my sister and it's started her reading again.
    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 1st Oct 17, 1:57 PM
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    I'm reading Jeffrey Deaver's The Burning Wire at the moment. It's one of his Lincoln Rhyme novels, very complicated plots, with twist after twist when you think it's been cracked.
    Originally posted by pollypenny
    I went right off Jeffrey Deaver, I can't remember why. Maybe I should try again. I did used to enjoy his early books but something made me stop reading him
    Some people only exist as examples of what to avoid...
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    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 1st Oct 17, 2:28 PM
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    I went right off Jeffrey Deaver, I can't remember why. Maybe I should try again. I did used to enjoy his early books but something made me stop reading him
    Originally posted by joansgirl
    I didn't enjoy 'Speaking in Tongues', A Maiden's Grave' and 'The Lesson of her Death' as much as most of his other books.
    • pipkin71
    • By pipkin71 1st Oct 17, 3:03 PM
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    I've got The Steel Kiss in my holiday reading pile.
    JD's a really clever writer and one of my 'go to' authors for holiday reading.

    I'm reading Thursday's Child by Nicci French.
    I passed Blue Monday on to my sister and it's started her reading again.
    Originally posted by Pollycat
    I'm currently reading Blue Monday. Written by a husband and wife team, I believe. Have enjoyed it so far
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    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 1st Oct 17, 3:10 PM
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    I'm currently reading Blue Monday. Written by a husband and wife team, I believe. Have enjoyed it so far
    Originally posted by pipkin71
    Yes, she's Nicci Gerrard and he's Sean French.
    I think that's the first in the Frieda Klein series.

    Several of their books have been made into TV dramas:
    What to do when someone dies (with Anna Friel)
    Secret Smile (David Tennant/Claire Goose)
    Beneath the Skin (Daniel Mays)
    And possibly more.
    Last edited by Pollycat; 01-10-2017 at 3:21 PM.
    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 1st Oct 17, 7:08 PM
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    I ration myself with thrillers! One thriller alternately with 'literature'.

    Love Nicci French, too.
    Member #14 of SKI-ers club

    Words, words, they're all we have to go by!.

    (Pity they are mangled by this autocorrect!)
    • onlyroz
    • By onlyroz 1st Oct 17, 8:19 PM
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    I’m re-reading the Lisbeth Salander books, which are excellent - because I want to try the new ones, written after the death of Steig Larsson.

    I finished Dombey and Son on audio - I enjoyed it but it wasn’t a patch on Bleak House - and the main character Florence was pretty annoying - another one of Dickens’ perfect heroines.

    I’m also listening to Middlemarch on audio. It took a while to get going, and not that much actually happens, but I am enjoying it.
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 2nd Oct 17, 9:41 AM
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    I’m re-reading the Lisbeth Salander books, which are excellent - because I want to try the new ones, written after the death of Steig Larsson.
    Originally posted by onlyroz
    Larsson's Girl with the Dragon Tattoo books (and the films) are discussed on the first page of this thread.

    One poster said the 4th book - written after Larsson's death - is 'pants'.
    • Senseicads
    • By Senseicads 2nd Oct 17, 11:00 AM
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    Reading Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch. I've really enjoyed it! He seems to have the technicalities of the MET's working practices accurately portrayed and the fantasy element too has been well thought through.
    • Ames
    • By Ames 2nd Oct 17, 3:16 PM
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    Reading Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch. I've really enjoyed it! He seems to have the technicalities of the MET's working practices accurately portrayed and the fantasy element too has been well thought through.
    Originally posted by Senseicads
    The whole series is fantastic, it's up to book six (plus a novella) and it hasn't gone stale yet, unlike a lot of series. I saw Ben Aaronovitch at a Q&A and book signing last week he was great, really funny and constantly dropping fantasy references. He's easily in my top 5 living writers.
    Unless I say otherwise 'you' means the general you not you specifically.

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    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 2nd Oct 17, 3:47 PM
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    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...
    Originally posted by UncannyScot
    Anyone watching the Philip K D i c k 'Electric Dreams' series on C4 Sunday night?

    I've got it on record, we've only seen the first one so far (The Hood Maker)..
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