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In reply to an earlier post on 19 May 2012 13:17:10 BDT
mizmixit says:
thanks for the recommendation -that book sounds really interesting

In reply to an earlier post on 19 May 2012 13:29:21 BDT
Garscadden says:
Dan - are you the author or his father? Seems a coincidence you share a surname...

Why don't you just keep your spam to MoA?

In reply to an earlier post on 19 May 2012 18:09:30 BDT
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bookworm says:
I was delighted to discover this recommendation. I bought this little book, "The Five People You Meet in Heaven," a few years ago and loved it, but this is the first time I've seen it suggested as an unputdownable book, which it certainly is!

Posted on 22 May 2012 12:56:39 BDT
AvidReader says:
Here's a few that I found fantastic:

Pandaemonium - great horror/thriller

11:59 - gritty mystery thriller

I'd Sooner Starve! (The story of a hapless restaurant owner) - hilarious true story

Sinema: The Northumberland Massacre - gritty serial killer thriller

Posted on 22 May 2012 13:24:32 BDT
John says:
I haven't seen the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andews mentioned here. I read the entire five books in about two weeks, and I practically was at the door waiting for the postman each day. I read every book in less than a day. Its Urban fantasy, but its at the pinnacle of the genre. I read that series first and sadly, they have ruined the genre for me because nothing compares. People rave about Patricia Briggs and all the others, I have sampled most of the genre and haven't come across any than even come close(most weren't even worth buying). Really addictive, funny, fun... loved them.

Another addictive series was the Empire series(Servant of the empire) by feist and wurts. Its medieval politics with a bit of magic and some weird other races, but it sucked me in. Recommended.

Posted on 22 May 2012 16:20:25 BDT
Jake C1415 says:
Stormbringer (Apocalypse Then)According to the reviews this tale of war and intrigue is just as this thread requires: unputdownable!

Posted on 22 May 2012 16:37:48 BDT
John says:
And storm bringer has plenty of dodgy reviews. Jake, is your recommendation real?

Posted on 24 Dec 2012 12:09:03 GMT
Chloe Darson says:
ONE- A Mos Maiorum Novel
Totally unputdownable.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Dec 2012 15:12:18 GMT
Edmund says:
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Posted on 17 Jan 2013 13:09:44 GMT
Free lines says:
I have just read Elite: The Lost Nation by Robert James Wright and it was amazing in the same way I felt when I read the Da Vinci code. If you like the three musketeers type stories then this is for you.

Posted on 17 Jan 2013 13:13:21 GMT
Free lines says:
Elite: The Lost Nation is an awesome book in the vein of game of thrones meets Star Wars. I have not cried or laughed or cheered for characters for awhile. Great book!

Posted on 17 Jan 2013 13:27:30 GMT
Robyn says:
I've just started reading this and would definitely recommend it to anyone out there looking for a good book to read. It's funny, clever, honest and thought-provoking. So far I haven't wanted to put it down- 10 out of 10.

An Ordinary Girl in an Extraordinary World

Posted on 29 Jan 2013 02:01:50 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jan 2013 12:19:00 GMT
Anita says:
Ahh, when I find delirium on a tenth (or so) thread in a row, I start thinking, probably, really delirium... (Not of tremens variety, hopefully :) )

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jan 2013 20:48:18 GMT
For something evocative of the Deep South, I'd definitely recommend "Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil" by John Berendt. You could probably cancel your trip, actually, because that is one book that takes you there! If you enjoy crime fiction, some of James Lee Burke's Dave Robicheaux series would definitely fit the bill.

Posted on 31 Jan 2013 17:43:42 GMT
Well, I'm sure the original flight happened long ago now (would be interested to hear what you ended up picking) but one that I found unstoppable late last year was Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend, by Matthew Green (NB - he's American, and publishes under a different name in the US, but I can't remember what - search for the title, rather than the author!). It got off to a slightly slow start, but the action really began just as I was reading over breakfast before work one morning. The result of which was almost missing the bus because I just completely lost 15 minutes. Then got on the bus for my 50 minute journey and the next thing I knew we were arriving at the bus station (luckily, I needed to get off at the final stop), then I got my second bus out to the office on the edge of town, and finished the entire book seconds before we reached my stop. I'd have gladly gone beyond and waited for a bus back in the right direction if I hadn't finished it then though. I doubt it would last an entire flight, but highly recommended. By the time I got to my desk that day, my first act was to evangelise about the story to anyone I thought would listen. My mother said afterwards that she'd loved it too, after reading it on my recommendation. It's narrated by the imaginary friend of a boy who seems to have some form of autism or aspergers - formal diagnosis never given - and he's the only person who knows his "imaginer friend" is in danger. Totally gripping, incredibly moving, and I wish I could have the experience of reading it for the first time again! The next best thing is to tell people about it! I'd also second the Outlander series as page turners - I love the books, but realised I just raved so much about this book that I can't muster as much enthusiasm to recommend other stuff as I usually would, which clearly says something!

Also, with less raving but much sincerity, I find Jim Butcher's Dresden Files to be unputdownable, and most of Christopher Brookmyre's stuff, if you can handle the glaswegian dialect.

Posted on 31 Jan 2013 19:40:20 GMT
headinabook says:
Swansong by Robert McCAMMON-absolutely fantastic
Of Bees and Mist
The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
The Book of Human Skin by M.Lovric
Larsson trilogy

Posted on 2 Feb 2013 11:06:50 GMT
Pam Hellyer says:
Beyond The Camera

Posted on 2 Feb 2013 17:32:15 GMT
CameandWent says:
Nazi Time Machine 2014

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Feb 2013 18:09:45 GMT
Hi Silvershakespear,
If you haven't already read them I'd suggest,
The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler.
Life of Pi by Yann Martel (try not to watch the film first)
Atonement by Ian McEwan
The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy
Regeneration by Pat Barker
The Go Between by L.P.Hartley
Tinker, Tailor, Solider, Spy by Le Carre
and last but not least a shameless plug for my own unputdownable novella "Vocazione" by J.D.Jones

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Feb 2013 12:48:14 GMT
Scribblefan says:
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Posted on 3 Feb 2013 14:49:28 GMT
Carter's Conundrums - Book 1 of Meredith Pink's adventures in Egypt
First in a trilogy - escapist fiction set in Egypt - modern adventure story but based around an ancient egyptian mystery. Thoroughly enjoyable.

Posted on 4 Feb 2013 12:34:26 GMT
Depends upon what genre you prefer reading best Silvershakespeare . . . but myself and a few friends via a flyer in a shop window, found we lived close to a local author who still self-publishes only very limited amounts of books. We decided to give this a go, and we've all got one now, and signed too. "Spirit of a Dragon" (An erotic crime thriller paperback) . . . it begins quite slowly to apparently draw you into the story, and then when you are in - you're caught in it. We still even re-read it now and then - and we are watching out for whatever from his list in the book comes out next to try it.

Posted on 6 Feb 2013 07:28:35 GMT
Ness says:
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle)

Excellent read, can not recommend highly enough

Also was just curious and wondered since it is almost a year since the first post what did Silvershakespear actually go with and would it be recommended?

Posted on 6 Feb 2013 12:53:20 GMT
Ms Book Nerd says:
The Silver Mist

This is an absolutely wonderful book, and it's free for Kindle at the moment - I would recommend it to anyone! It's become my favourite book since I read it last year...
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