Author Topic: What books are we reading at the moment ?  (Read 368868 times)

Tim Hall

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Re: What books are we reading at the moment ?
« Reply #5500 on: December 06, 2018, 08:54:47 am »
Having reinvigorated my library habit, I'm part way through "The Sacred Art of Stealing" by Christopher Brookmyre. Situationist and surrealist bank robbers take on Angel X. With Scottish accents.
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Re: What books are we reading at the moment ?
« Reply #5501 on: December 07, 2018, 10:29:54 am »
Hearts in Atlantis.  Two novellas and three short stories by Stephen King.  The first would be a bit weird to anyone not au fait with The Dark Tower.  Really enjoying Blind Willie now.
Blimey, that last instalment, Heavenly Shades of Night Are Falling, had me crying like a baby.  I could barely see my Kindle through the tears.  :'(

Re: What books are we reading at the moment ?
« Reply #5502 on: December 07, 2018, 12:14:54 pm »
Hearts in Atlantis.  Two novellas and three short stories by Stephen King.  The first would be a bit weird to anyone not au fait with The Dark Tower.  Really enjoying Blind Willie now.
Blimey, that last instalment, Heavenly Shades of Night Are Falling, had me crying like a baby.  I could barely see my Kindle through the tears.  :'(

Heavenly Shades Of Night Are Falling is the opening line from the sublime song Twilight Time which was a hit for The Platters in the 50s.  I saw them with my Mam at The Globe, Stockton-on-Tees!  Surprised nobody has thought of Twilight Time as a film title........

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Re: What books are we reading at the moment ?
« Reply #5503 on: December 07, 2018, 03:54:55 pm »
As a result of recs from Mr L plus others, I am reading the start of the Charlie Parker books.... Good
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Re: What books are we reading at the moment ?
« Reply #5504 on: Yesterday at 12:38:57 pm »
One Man and His Bike Mike Carter.
Get a bicycle. You will never regret it, if you live- Mark Twain

Re: What books are we reading at the moment ?
« Reply #5505 on: Yesterday at 03:17:38 pm »
Having finished the James Oswald - so-so IMO, now onto the latest “Rivers of London” series, Lies Sleeping, from Ben Aaronovitch.
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Re: What books are we reading at the moment ?
« Reply #5506 on: Yesterday at 06:11:44 pm »
As a result of recs from Mr L plus others, I am reading the start of the Charlie Parker books.... Good
Did he not like the endings??

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