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Posted on 27 Mar 2010 20:33:12 GMT
Last edited by the author on 27 Mar 2010 20:34:47 GMT
L. Pedley says:
Flesh and Blood by John Harvey. My fourth book by this author-guess that must tell you something??

Posted on 27 Mar 2010 20:47:42 GMT
N. Murphy says:
I'm currently reading Turncoat by Jim Butcher, which is book 11 in his Dresden Files series. At first i was a little hesitant to buy it as i thought it wouldn't enjoy them but after temporarily running out of books to read, i decided to give it a chance and i was glad i was wrong! At the moment, its one of my favourite series and have often found myself laughing out loud, most likely gaining me plenty of odd looks but i've loved them all. Now i just need to find something to read next.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Mar 2010 20:51:10 GMT
Last edited by the author on 27 Mar 2010 20:52:28 GMT
L. Pedley says:
L Pedley.

I have not read any of the Ian Flemming novels. It was a tradition that my father took me as a child to the pictures (sorry to show my age) when each and every James Bond film first came out. I loved them, so perhaps should try the books. Would I be dissapointed I wonder after all these years?

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Mar 2010 22:03:55 GMT
I Readalot says:
The books bear little resemblence to the films but are well worth reading.

Posted on 27 Mar 2010 22:22:23 GMT
Cheesey says:
'Blood's A Rover' by James Ellroy. And just finished 'Pocket Notebook' by police officer turned author Mike Thomas, which I couldn't put down.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Mar 2010 22:27:31 GMT
CS says:
It's brilliant, isn't it? I'm surprised he hasn't written anything of the same calibre

Posted on 28 Mar 2010 14:04:46 BDT
I have just finished "All Our Worldly Goods" by Irene Nemirovsky. This women could teach very many authors how to write the family epic. She cuts all the boring stuff and sticks to the iportant facts .
A remarkable and memorable novel.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Mar 2010 14:29:29 BDT
Last edited by the author on 28 Mar 2010 22:07:58 BDT
VCBF (Val) says:
Which other ones have you read CS?
I thought the "Helsinki Roccamatios" was an interesting idea, but not absorbing like "Life of Pi". I haven't read anything else he has written so far apart from those two.
"Beatrice and Virgil" looks as if it could be good, but is expensive at the moment (unreleased so no reviews yet if anyone was intending to check it out).

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Mar 2010 23:01:15 BDT
L. O'Brien says:
They're great, very different from the films though. Obviously you should start with Casino Royale but it doesnt hurt to not follow them in order. My personal favourite is From Russia With Love, my worst is Goldfinger.

Posted on 28 Mar 2010 23:13:31 BDT
Paul says:
Iron Sunrise by Charlie Stross. Next is The Spire by William Golding

Posted on 29 Mar 2010 14:13:40 BDT
Auraya says:
I just finished My Name is Red and still have Revolutionary Road on the go. But I feel the need for something quite different so I am going to start reading A Scanner Darkly.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Mar 2010 23:02:57 BDT
try the follow up, I think it is called The Man in thr Wooden Hat - very good

Posted on 30 Mar 2010 09:28:31 BDT
Karon. says:
I reasonly started Revolutionary Road & had to pick something else up to read along side it as its so depressing (Frank! I just want to slap him!) So I am hugely enjoying Twenty Wagging Tails by Barrie Hawkins-True stories of one man and his wife taking in orphaned & abandoned German Shep Dogs (I adore the breed and have two long haired myself so my views are probably a bit bais!) I think everyone should read it, but dog lovers will particularly enjoy. Also have read about 150 odd pages of Fallen, a YA read and so far nothing has happened so hope it picks up. Next on my list is "The winter house" by Nicci Gerrard and that has some rave reviews so looking forward to it.

Posted on 30 Mar 2010 14:57:20 BDT
Bookchewer says:
Just finishing The Seance by John Harwood. Previously it was The Crossing by Cormac McCarthy which is the second in his Border Trilogy

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Mar 2010 20:46:21 BDT
Brian freeman the Burying Place

Posted on 31 Mar 2010 10:46:16 BDT
S. Mcgregor says:
i'm almost finished "wedlock" by Wendy Moore

In reply to an earlier post on 31 Mar 2010 13:48:50 BDT
this is such a fantastic book it makes you think on lots of levels

Posted on 31 Mar 2010 21:45:46 BDT
L. Barnet says:
"Thank you for smoking" by Christopher Buckley
Thank You for Smoking

Posted on 31 Mar 2010 21:55:55 BDT
shell says:
love in the time of cholera

Posted on 31 Mar 2010 22:18:49 BDT
Working my way through Robert Jordan's Wheel Of Time again. Currently reading The Shadow Rising.

Posted on 31 Mar 2010 22:52:52 BDT
GreenBookAL says:
Just finished Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs, reading To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee for book group and about to start Changes by Jim Butcher. oh and Angelology by Danielle Trussoni.

Posted on 31 Mar 2010 22:59:00 BDT
shell says:
excellent choice Green Book Addict Librarian, i love to kill a mockingbird. growing up with two big burly brothers i was a wee bit of a tomboy like scout, i love her pure innocence.

Posted on 1 Apr 2010 13:33:33 BDT
Last edited by the author on 1 Apr 2010 13:55:13 BDT
"BookGirl" says:
March by Geraldine Brooks.set during the first year of American Civil War, 1861.The protagonist is lifted straight out of L.M Alcott's, LITTLE WOMEN, the father, Mr. March.The novel details his life story pre marriage/fatherhood plus his time in the war as unit chaplin.The dreadful events of the cival war are conveyed in letters home to Mr.March's letters home to his wife and daughters.Although taking a minor character from a classic novel and creating another story isn't unique,this is an enjoyable read.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Apr 2010 14:15:51 BDT
Karon. says:
Green book addict librarian- have read mixed reviews on Angelogy so please post what your thought of the book when read. many thanks

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Apr 2010 14:24:36 BDT
Karon. says:
L Barnet- You must watch the film after you've read the book-Aaron Eckheart makes it! Great movie
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