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Old 29-11-2013, 15:34
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is this as difficult to read as wolf hall?
I didn't find either difficult to read. On the contrary, I found the almost stream of consciousness style very readable. However if you didn't like the narrative style of Wolf Hall then you won't like Bring Up The Bodies as it is of course similar given that they're part of a trilogy.
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Old 30-11-2013, 01:18
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I read Wolf Hall a while ago, didn't like the style so didn't bother with Bring Up the Bodies.

I'm reading Gone Girl at the moment.
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Old 30-11-2013, 02:26
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Metro 2033. Pretty decent so far minus the translation mistakes.
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Old 01-12-2013, 15:15
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James Craig- Buckingham Palace Blues
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Old 01-12-2013, 23:51
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I've just finished The Storyteller - Jodi Picoult. So well written; I was gripped throughout. Would definitely recommend.
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:48
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Taking a break from reading all 12 of the Dennis Wheatley 'Roger Brook' series,to read 'The Tooth Tattoo' which is the 13th in the 'Peter Diamond' series by Peter Lovesey.
I have read all the police procedurals and detective novels that have been popular in my life time (and way before!) and I have to say that I find the Diamond series is probably my all time favourite.(Alongside Sherlock Holmes,of course!)
The overweight,balding,grumpy Superintendant from Bath always keeps me guessing,as well as entertained and amused!
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Old 02-12-2013, 14:59
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Reading "Ashes" by Ilsa J. Black at the moment. It's pretty good. Young adult but don't let that put you off!

Then I have MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood waiting, can't wait
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Old 02-12-2013, 18:03
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Just finished 'The Perfect Location' by Kate Forster. Perfect if you're looking for something light, I quite enjoyed it.

I'm now attempting to read 'The Time Traveler's Wife' for the 3rd time. I'll see how it goes.
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Old 02-12-2013, 21:36
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His Robot Girlfriend by Allison Wesley set in the future when artificial companions or servants can be ordered at great expense. I'm a couple of chapters in and it's turning out to be an interesting read so far.
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:16
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I've just finished The Storyteller - Jodi Picoult. So well written; I was gripped throughout. Would definitely recommend.
Reading this at the moment. Certainly a lot better than some of her books I've read in the past and seemingly a divergence from her usual plot lines (at the mo anyway )
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Old 03-12-2013, 13:06
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Dominion by C.J. Sansom
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Old 03-12-2013, 14:05
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Just finished 'The Perfect Location' by Kate Forster. Perfect if you're looking for something light, I quite enjoyed it.

I'm now attempting to read 'The Time Traveler's Wife' for the 3rd time. I'll see how it goes.
I'm in the middle of that now. Quite enjoying it but I'm finding it a bit too drawn out for my taste - I'd have preferred it to be a little shorter.
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Old 03-12-2013, 23:13
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The Absolutely True Diet Of A Part Time Indian - Alexie Sherman.
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:46
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I've just started that- read first couple of chapters and it's very easy to read


also reading Maddadam- the third in Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake trilogy.
Dominion by C.J. Sansom
Easy read, moonlily? :s I've found the first couple of chapters a bit confusing getting my head around the fact that we've been taken over by the Germans and remembering all the political characters at that time. However, it's becoming an ever-increasing and compelling plot and getting better the more you get into it.

What do you both think of it so far?
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Old 04-12-2013, 14:34
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Christmas Magic - Nora Roberts.

Not impressed by it. It's just a cheesy chick-lit book so I didn't exactly have high expectations anyway, but really disappointed in it.
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Old 04-12-2013, 16:15
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Mockingjay - third part of the Hunger Games Trilogy.

I've had the first two books sitting on my "to be read pile for quite a while after watching The Hunger Games last year. I went to See Catching Fire when it came out last Friday and have read all three books in the last 10 days as I loved the second film so much.

Got Crippen by John Boyne (he of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas) lined up next.
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Old 04-12-2013, 17:45
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I've just finished "Chart Throb" by Ben Elton and just started "Twilight" by Stephenie Meyer. Not the best written book in the world but it's light. Perfect to read of an evening with a cup of tea.
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Old 05-12-2013, 07:02
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Easy read, moonlily? :s I've found the first couple of chapters a bit confusing getting my head around the fact that we've been taken over by the Germans and remembering all the political characters at that time. However, it's becoming an ever-increasing and compelling plot and getting better the more you get into it.

What do you both think of it so far?
I've only just picked it up really, looks promising. I'll certainly stick with it.
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Old 05-12-2013, 17:39
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I've just finished "The Goldfinch" by Donna Tartt and loved it. I galloped through it to see how it turned out, will read something completely different now, and then read it again.

Great story, complex but believable characters, big themes (love, loss, honesty, unintended consequences) but plenty of humour, wonderfully written, great twist at the end, very little predictable in it - fabulous book.

I heartily recommend it and would love to hear what others think.
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Old 06-12-2013, 18:47
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Mark Watson- The Knot
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Old 06-12-2013, 21:32
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I am also reading The Goldfinch, half way through 770 pages and never want it to end.
There are so many beauties in it, such a richness of character, people will be reading it in 200 years time.
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Old 07-12-2013, 12:42
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Ice Hunt - James Rollins
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Old 07-12-2013, 13:31
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Citizens Simon Schama - don't know anything about the French Revolution but Mr Schamas writing style is so engaging it doesn't matter.
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Old 07-12-2013, 21:10
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Mockingjay - third part of the Hunger Games Trilogy.

I've had the first two books sitting on my "to be read pile for quite a while after watching The Hunger Games last year. I went to See Catching Fire when it came out last Friday and have read all three books in the last 10 days as I loved the second film so much.

Got Crippen by John Boyne (he of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas) lined up next.
I love series of books (I've moved on to "Philosopher's Stone" from the Harry Potter series since finishing the first "Twilight" book this afternoon). I'll probably buy The Hunger Games at some point. I'll be honest though, the first film didn't really grab me. Maybe it would have done if I had read the books previously. Are the books much better than the films?
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Old 08-12-2013, 00:38
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