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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...
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    • onlyroz
    • By onlyroz 2nd Oct 17, 8:41 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
    I’ve read the first one and will probably give the rest a go.

    I can also recommend the Jodi Taylor “Chronicles of St Mary’s” books, which are best described as Time-travel-historical-romantic-adventure-comedies.
    • onlyroz
    • By onlyroz 2nd Oct 17, 8:44 PM
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    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'.
    Originally posted by Pollycat
    Well I still want to give it a try, and i’m enjoying re-reading books 1-3, which I last read about 5 years ago.
    • onlyroz
    • By onlyroz 2nd Oct 17, 8:46 PM
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    Someone mentioned Neil Gaiman - I follow him on twitter and he was describing how he always signs his books when he finds them in shops. At the weekend he signed all the copies of his latest book that he could find in Heathrow Terminal 3.
    • Ames
    • By Ames 2nd Oct 17, 9:31 PM
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    Someone mentioned Neil Gaiman - I follow him on twitter and he was describing how he always signs his books when he finds them in shops. At the weekend he signed all the copies of his latest book that he could find in Heathrow Terminal 3.
    Originally posted by onlyroz
    I'm fairly new to Gaiman. I want to read the Sandman series but even the cheapest way of getting the full series is eye watering. I've been collecting £2 coins for it for months, I'm approaching halfway now. Hopefully by early next year...

    I've only read four and a half of his books (the half being Good Omens) but I loved them all.
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    • SamsReturn
    • By SamsReturn 6th Oct 17, 6:50 PM
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    I went to the library at lunchtime and picked up two books.
    The first about genealogy, the second a Pam Ayres poetry book.
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 8th Oct 17, 8:54 PM
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    Just finished Blue by John Sutherland.
    About his time in the police.
    Excellent.
    Eye opening.
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    • Mrs_Ryan
    • By Mrs_Ryan 9th Oct 17, 12:03 AM
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    Just finished Back to the Boy by James Arthur. Massive eye opener- was so very sad, he’s had a hard time.
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    • UncannyScot
    • By UncannyScot 9th Oct 17, 10:43 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
    This series is on my list... been recommended a few times now

    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)..
    Originally posted by Pollycat
    YES! 'tis most excellent indeed
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    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.
    • Quizzical Squirrel
    • By Quizzical Squirrel 9th Oct 17, 11:09 PM
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    I've also considered the Rivers of London a few times.
    I also watched the original Blade Runner at the weekend so Electric Sheep is on my list too.

    Right now I'm mainly reading The Stand (Stephen King) and very much enjoying it.

    At the start of the year I decided to make a start on the King novels. I always meant to get around to it but I realized what with the length of the books and the fact that he's still writing, I'm running out of lifespan.
    So every third book this year is a King and now I'm following a Dark Tower book order plan someone posted on Reddit.

    Also, continuing through into tomorrow, I'm powering through The Things We Wish Were True (Marybeth Whalen) for a book club.
    I left this to the last minute and so far it's not my kind of thing at all. I haven't read the book description and I still have a third of it to go but so far it seems like a Debbie Macomber to me.
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 9th Oct 17, 11:30 PM
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    I've also considered the Rivers of London a few times.
    I also watched the original Blade Runner at the weekend so Electric Sheep is on my list too.

    Right now I'm mainly reading The Stand (Stephen King) and very much enjoying it.

    At the start of the year I decided to make a start on the King novels. I always meant to get around to it but I realized what with the length of the books and the fact that he's still writing, I'm running out of lifespan.
    So every third book this year is a King and now I'm following a Dark Tower book order plan someone posted on Reddit.

    Also, continuing through into tomorrow, I'm powering through The Things We Wish Were True (Marybeth Whalen) for a book club.
    I left this to the last minute and so far it's not my kind of thing at all. I haven't read the book description and I still have a third of it to go but so far it seems like a Debbie Macomber to me.
    Originally posted by Quizzical Squirrel
    I read this many years ago and have reread it several times.
    I have a great hardback copy from a charity shop.

    I've read a lot (if not all) of King's earlier books and some of his later ones.
    Favourites are Carrie, The Shining, Christine, The Dead Zone, Salem's Lot & Misery (all much better than the films).

    I have a good copy of The Talisman that I also read years ago, not got round to reading it again yet.

    I also enjoy his short stories.
    • Quizzical Squirrel
    • By Quizzical Squirrel 9th Oct 17, 11:44 PM
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    I love the Talisman! I read that when it first came out and several times since but apart from The Shining and Insomnia (also when they first came out), I've ready barely anything and it's time to fix that!

    Salem's Lot was definitely one of the highlights this year but IT just didn't do it for me. I liked it but I didn't love it. The new movie didn't make much of an impact on me either.

    Looking forward to the others you mentioned but since I'm only a third of the way through The Stand (and that's with the whispersynced audiobook too), it'll be a while yet!
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 10th Oct 17, 7:37 AM
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    I love the Talisman! I read that when it first came out and several times since but apart from The Shining and Insomnia (also when they first came out), I've ready barely anything and it's time to fix that!

    Salem's Lot was definitely one of the highlights this year but IT just didn't do it for me. I liked it but I didn't love it. The new movie didn't make much of an impact on me either.

    Looking forward to the others you mentioned but since I'm only a third of the way through The Stand (and that's with the whispersynced audiobook too), it'll be a while yet!
    Originally posted by Quizzical Squirrel
    Other recommendations although not 'true' horror are Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile.
    I also enjoyed The Langoliers which was a novella, made into a TV film.
    Someone was telling me that Gerald's Game is now a film.
    Quite enjoyed Needful Things too.
    IT didn't do it for me either, neither did The Lawnmower Man.
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