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Old 05-04-2012, 14:36
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"The Hellraiser Chronicles" ~ edited by Stephen Jones

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Old 05-04-2012, 15:32
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I certainly recommend reading the rest of the books. I was the same about finding out what happened to Fitz so I managed to completely miss the existence of Liveship Traders books when I discovered the Tawny Man books and it wasn't till I was well into the first Tawny Man book that I realised I should have read Liveships first! Anyway by that point I decided to just carry on with the Tawny Man books. It's not a complete disaster to read the trilogies in the wrong order but I would have interested to see if I picked up on certain events / characters that overlap the books.

Hope you get around to reading them and enjoy them as much as I have!
My sister has just started reading Assasins Apprentice - she's read A Song of Ice and Fire series and also David Eddings' stuff so I recommended this series. I think she'll like it. I loved all 3 trilogies, but didn't enjoy the Soldiers Son Trilogy at all. Shes got the Rain Wild Chronicle trilogy as well but haven't read that yet.

I'm halfway though the Little Drummer Girl by John le Carré and it's getting really exciting now!!
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Old 05-04-2012, 17:15
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1984, it's pretty spooky. After that I've got Aldous Huxley's Brave New World lined up, then after that not sure. Feeling a fantasy or something.
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Old 05-04-2012, 19:49
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Jane Casey- The Reckoning
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Old 05-04-2012, 20:52
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just finished the gift of rain by tan twan eng which was an odd mixture of engaging and frustrating, not helped by a truly crappy e-formatting.

just started small wars by sadie jones, which i'm enjoying so far.
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Old 05-04-2012, 21:29
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My sister has just started reading Assasins Apprentice - she's read A Song of Ice and Fire series and also David Eddings' stuff so I recommended this series. I think she'll like it. I loved all 3 trilogies, but didn't enjoy the Soldiers Son Trilogy at all. Shes got the Rain Wild Chronicle trilogy as well but haven't read that yet.

I'm halfway though the Little Drummer Girl by John le Carré and it's getting really exciting now!!
Haven't read of any David Eddings books so might be one to try. Do recommend A Song of Ice and Fire although it can be hard going!

I had heard Soldiers Son Trilogy was a bit below par but will certainly be reading the Rain Wild Chronicle trilogy in the near future.
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Old 06-04-2012, 02:24
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Old 06-04-2012, 12:02
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Haven't read of any David Eddings books so might be one to try. Do recommend A Song of Ice and Fire although it can be hard going!

I had heard Soldiers Son Trilogy was a bit below par but will certainly be reading the Rain Wild Chronicle trilogy in the near future.
It was just too convoluted and didn't grip me enough! I know the Fitz stories can be quite sad but I like him as a character which I think is important.

LOVED the Ice and Fire books - read all 5 in about a month and am enjoying the tv series too.
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Old 06-04-2012, 15:51
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Nor me. What happened to Rose was almost like karmic justice because she was certainly no angel! I thought the book had great potential but became farcical towards the end.

Currently reading The Ritual by Adam Nevill - a story about a group of university friends whose hike across the Swedish wilderness turns into a terrifying nightmare. I'm only a few chapters in, but the book grabbed me immediately.
Yes, it did get a bit surreal! I liked that though because the book had been slow paced up until then. Rose's passiveness really annoyed me too, it was like she was staring through a window at it all happening to someone else. She never really seemed to react to anything until almost the end

The Ritual sounds intriguing, I love those kind of thrillers.

I am currently reading Mary Anne by Daphne DuMaurier. I'm really enjoying it so far.
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Old 06-04-2012, 19:20
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I've just finished Phantom by Jo Nesbo. I can't say as I actually enjoyed it, but it is a fantastic read as are all the other Harry Hole books. But the bleakness of it just got to me. By about half way I was starting to dread what was going to on the next page.
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Old 06-04-2012, 19:31
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I've just finished Phantom by Jo Nesbo. I can't say as I actually enjoyed it, but it is a fantastic read as are all the other Harry Hole books. But the bleakness of it just got to me. By about half way I was starting to dread what was going to on the next page.
Oh dear. I've been putting off getting this because, much as I love Harry Hole and admire Jo Nesbo, the unrelenting downside of his last couple of novels has put me off. I think he's gone too far with Harry's angst ridden life, and the series has become too unrealistic.
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Old 06-04-2012, 20:45
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Haven't read of any David Eddings books so might be one to try. Do recommend A Song of Ice and Fire although it can be hard going!

I had heard Soldiers Son Trilogy was a bit below par but will certainly be reading the Rain Wild Chronicle trilogy in the near future.
I really liked Edding's books, I've read the Belgariad and The Malloreon which are both a quintology/pentology and follow on from each other. I think they've got good character development.
I couldn't get on with ASOIAF, I kept forgetting who was who!
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Old 06-04-2012, 20:51
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I read that a few years ago and I was the same - scary stuff
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Old 06-04-2012, 20:52
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Old 06-04-2012, 20:53
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I really liked Edding's books, I've read the Belgariad and The Malloreon which are both a quintology/pentology and follow on from each other. I think they've got good character development.
I couldn't get on with ASOIAF, I kept forgetting who was who!
I must put Eddings on my 'to read' list. Always on the lookout for for something new to try.

I know what you mean with ASOIAF but it is worth it - I just hope it will reach a conclusion eventually.
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Old 06-04-2012, 20:56
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It was just too convoluted and didn't grip me enough! I know the Fitz stories can be quite sad but I like him as a character which I think is important.

LOVED the Ice and Fire books - read all 5 in about a month and am enjoying the tv series too.
I am loving the tv series too, as much as the books. I also read them all quickly so will have to re-read at some point as I probably missed loads of important stuff.
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Old 06-04-2012, 21:19
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I must put Eddings on my 'to read' list. Always on the lookout for for something new to try.

I know what you mean with ASOIAF but it is worth it - I just hope it will reach a conclusion eventually.
I'm with you about the conclusion, I really cannot see how it's going to end! Whenever I think a character is doing well, he kills them off!
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Old 06-04-2012, 22:35
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the ending made my cry
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Old 07-04-2012, 00:11
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Just finished The Map And The Territory by Michel Houellebecq- interesting. I've always seen a parallel between Houellebecq and Bret Easton Ellis, in that while they're very different in terms of writing, plot and subject matter, they both seem to have an existentialist quality that shades into misanthropy, and a love of controversy. And The Map And The Territory features Houllebecq himself as a character, a hideous murder and a conflicted father/son relationship, so to me it was like "what would Lunar Park be like if it was written by a French intellectual?" It's entirely different, obviously, but bloody great nonetheless.

Now I'm reading The Town That Forgot How To Breathe by Kenneth J Harvey, which I bought because all the reviews namechecked HP Lovecraft, but which so far is reminding me more of Stephen King. Not a problem, as I'm also a huge Stephen King fan... (and of course King's a huge Lovecraft fan...)
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Old 07-04-2012, 00:32
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the ending made my cry
I'd better have tissues on standby tonight then
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Old 07-04-2012, 21:30
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I'm with you about the conclusion, I really cannot see how it's going to end! Whenever I think a character is doing well, he kills them off!
I know what you mean! Everytime you start rooting for someone something awful happens to them.
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Old 08-04-2012, 03:13
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At the moment - Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
I bought this book in 2008/2009 and still couldn't finish it by now.
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Old 08-04-2012, 13:06
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The Treatment by Mo Hayder...I had to sleep with the bedside light on last night
I have just started Birdman as thought I should read that one first. Really enjoying it so far
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Old 08-04-2012, 13:50
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I have just started Birdman as thought I should read that one first. Really enjoying it so far
That's grim too, good luck!
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Old 08-04-2012, 14:01
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Finished Human Croquet by Kate Atkinson this morning.
I have loved all her other books, but this one just didn't do it for me.
I felt that
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I have now started Keeper of the Light by Diane Chamberlain.
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