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Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers Yesterday, 17:21
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Finished Stephen Booth's Already Dead. The...

Finished Stephen Booth's Already Dead. The Fry/Cooper series had been running out of ideas of late, but this installment tries to get things back on track. There's a focus on Cooper's battle to...
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers Yesterday, 17:16
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Finished The Girl who Saved The King of Sweden. ...

Finished The Girl who Saved The King of Sweden. Has gained popularity on the back of Jonas Jonasson's wonderful The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared. The beauty of...
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 16-06-2014, 14:02
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The Disappeared Kristina Ohlsson. Excellent...

The Disappeared Kristina Ohlsson. Excellent addition to the crime series featuring a group of 3 detectives in Stockholm. Well plotted and good characterization.
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 16-06-2014, 14:00
Replies: 197
Views: 19,132
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Ooops wrong thread -apologies

Ooops wrong thread -apologies
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 08-06-2014, 16:38
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Last of the Summer Wine: The Inside Story of the...

Last of the Summer Wine: The Inside Story of the World's Longest-Running Comedy Programme by Andrew Vine

Don't know why I purchased it .. 99p on Kindle probably. Never watched the programme until...
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 28-05-2014, 15:46
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Finished Ian Rankin's "The Impossible Dead". ...

Finished Ian Rankin's "The Impossible Dead". Never ventured near any of the Rebus series - TV version s put me off .. but the new series about Inspector Fox of "the Complaints" was excellent. Best...
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 28-05-2014, 15:42
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Finished "On a Winter Night a Traveler" by Italo...

Finished "On a Winter Night a Traveler" by Italo Calvino. Brilliant experimental book
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 28-05-2014, 14:08
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Barchester Towers - Anthony Trollope The...

Barchester Towers - Anthony Trollope
The Moonstone - Wilkie Collins
David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
Jude the Obscure - Hardy
In Cold Blood - Truman Capote
Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides
Fever...
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 28-04-2014, 10:26
Replies: 3,352
Views: 234,447
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Finished Asa Larsson's The Savage Altar - didn't...

Finished Asa Larsson's The Savage Altar - didn't enjoy it I must admit and a tax lawyer as the main character. A step too far for my Scandi noir addiction!
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 18-04-2014, 12:03
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Finished Ben Hatch's Are We Nearly There Yet?

Finished Ben Hatch's Are We Nearly There Yet?
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 28-03-2014, 12:29
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Finished The Never List by Koethe Zan .. Not a...

Finished The Never List by Koethe Zan .. Not a promising start when the cover blurb compares it to the turgid Gone Girl last year's mystifying best-seller. But Zan's novel is a quick read .....
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 26-03-2014, 09:10
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Finished Men withou Women - a collection of short...

Finished Men withou Women - a collection of short stories by Ernest Hemmingway. First time I've read Hemmingway - deserves the accolades he's been getting for 60 odd years
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 23-03-2014, 18:27
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Finished The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt - well...

Finished The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt - well worth the 10year+ wait. Brilliant, epic, profound .. read it!
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 24-02-2014, 20:40
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Finished Hitch 22 - the autobiography of essayist...

Finished Hitch 22 - the autobiography of essayist and journalist Christopher Hitchens. Very interesting on several aspects of political developments over the past 50 yrs particularly his...
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 24-02-2014, 20:35
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Finished The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the...

Finished The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules by Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg. Trying to capitalise on the success of last year's Scandi best seller The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of...
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 03-02-2014, 19:20
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Finished Peter Robinson's Children of the...

Finished Peter Robinson's Children of the Revolution. Not the greatest of the series, but still welcoming to meetthe DCI and his team again. More of a vehicle to prepare for Banks's retirement...
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 03-02-2014, 19:17
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Finished Diaries of a Fleet Street Fox -...

Finished Diaries of a Fleet Street Fox - Different to what I expected .. more of a Bridget Jones as journalist going through divorce rather than an insight into the profession itself.
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 03-02-2014, 19:12
Replies: 3,352
Views: 234,447
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Just started The Goldfinch .. so far so good .....

Just started The Goldfinch .. so far so good .. The Little Friend and The Secret History are excellent.
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 20-01-2014, 18:29
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Finished Jon McGregor's This Isn't The Sort Of...

Finished Jon McGregor's This Isn't The Sort Of Thing That Happens To Someone Like You. Don't normally enjoy short story collections, but McGregor is one of our very best writers and there's some...
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 14-01-2014, 19:56
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Finished Holly Forrest's Confessions of a Showbiz...

Finished Holly Forrest's Confessions of a Showbiz Reporter. Quick light read. Even thouggh written under a pseudonym the stories of celebrity are fairly tame. Impressionable youngsters who think...
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 14-01-2014, 19:52
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Finished Raymond Chandler's Big Sleep. The...

Finished Raymond Chandler's Big Sleep. The writing style that launched a thousand imitations. Deserves its reputation but not a brilliant story.
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 05-01-2014, 15:54
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Views: 234,447
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Finished Anthony Trollope's Phineas Finn. Ok but...

Finished Anthony Trollope's Phineas Finn. Ok but AT not on top form here and PF doesn't make for a great hero. Phineas Redux which comes later in the Palliser series of novelsis much better.
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 05-01-2014, 15:52
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Views: 234,447
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Finished The Richard Burton Diaries. Illuminating...

Finished The Richard Burton Diaries. Illuminating read. Being super rich, talented and married to one of the world's most beautiful women doesn't make one happy or contented. Be happy with your lot!
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 31-12-2013, 16:03
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Finished Stuart MacBride's "Close to the Bone". ...

Finished Stuart MacBride's "Close to the Bone". First time I'd read a Logan McRae book. Struggled to get a handle on all the recurring characters and the mystery was a bit wishy-washy. Good strong...
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 31-12-2013, 15:52
Replies: 3,352
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Finished Graham Johnson's "Hack". An insider's...

Finished Graham Johnson's "Hack". An insider's account of Brook's regime at The News of the World. Some astounding anecdotes and allegations re newsgathering tactics. Johnson's own downfall at the...
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