Author Topic: What books are we reading at the moment ?  (Read 396751 times)

Steph

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Re: What books are we reading at the moment ?
« Reply #5675 on: June 16, 2019, 06:42:35 pm »
"Viking Britain" by Thomas Williams.

Sometimes he gets more than a little over the top, but he writes it as a story, full of word play and image, and he has a real knack for finding quotes that are both vivid and apt, as well as rather rude.

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Re: What books are we reading at the moment ?
« Reply #5676 on: June 16, 2019, 08:35:22 pm »
And I thought that you  built the the wall   nobby ;D
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Re: What books are we reading at the moment ?
« Reply #5677 on: June 21, 2019, 11:55:33 pm »
The Drowned World by Ballard.  Lots of fun reading a book with a dictionary in the other hand at all times.

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Re: What books are we reading at the moment ?
« Reply #5678 on: June 22, 2019, 10:01:50 am »
Think I read that one when it came out.  Anyway, I downloaded the sample on Google Books but Martin Bloody Amis's intro is so long that the real sample is only ~10 pp so I might have to go stumbling round the shelves in our spare room to locate a dusty, split-spined copy if it's there at all. Maybe I'll fork out Google's blood price and spare myself the pother.

Anyway, I'm reading a Laundry Files opus that had slipped past me unnoticed, The Nightmare Stacks.  5/10 so far but it's early days. Bob & Mo coefficient --> 0.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

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Re: What books are we reading at the moment ?
« Reply #5679 on: June 22, 2019, 10:41:49 am »
Shadow Captain by Alastair Reynolds - the second book in the Revenger series. SF with added steampunkiness.
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Mr Larrington

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Re: What books are we reading at the moment ?
« Reply #5680 on: June 22, 2019, 05:23:15 pm »
I have disposed of the latest Logan McRae.

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Now on the most recent of Val McDermid's Karen Pirie series which, unlike all her other novels, is devoid of lesbians.
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Re: What books are we reading at the moment ?
« Reply #5681 on: June 22, 2019, 10:21:19 pm »
I have disposed of the latest Logan McRae.

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Now on the most recent of Val McDermid's Karen Pirie series which, unlike all her other novels, is devoid of lesbians.

Appreciated :)
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Re: What books are we reading at the moment ?
« Reply #5682 on: Today at 07:06:32 am »
Anyway, I'm reading a Laundry Files opus that had slipped past me unnoticed, The Nightmare Stacks.  5/10 so far but it's early days. Bob & Mo coefficient --> 0.

Finished. Opinion duly revised to 7.5/10.  Entirely worthy of Charlie.
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