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Old 07-09-2012, 19:32
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I haven't reached the last book yet. I was part way through Sword Song, went on to something else and basically forgot about it (probably in the excitement of buying a Kindle!). I think Uhtred is a good character - he does incredibly stupid things at times and seems like a real human being. It would be a good book to go back to.

There's a new Thomas of Hookton story coming out in a couple of weeks, it's called 1356. I enjoyed the previous books in that series too.

The Sharpe books have never appealed to me. I thought that the Arthurian series was excellent, also Stonehenge.
I love the character of Uhtred too.

I think I will start The Grail quest series soon, it sounds good to me.
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Old 07-09-2012, 19:37
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Are they in a series or can you just pick one up? I really like crime thrilers and I've read all my authors for this year! There's a lot of it about and its hard to know what is a good one and what isnt.
No, they're not a series - you can just pick and choose. I'd recommend One Cold Night to start with, just because it's my favourite!
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Old 07-09-2012, 19:47
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The two library books I have on loan at the moment are coincidentally both about codes!

Alex Scarrow - TimeRiders book 3: The Doomsday Code. I'm about 4/5 of the way through it.

Dan Brown - The Da Vinci Code - just the first 2 chapters read so far.

There was a book on the shelf next to the latter called 'Doomsday' by Graham Brown, which I might get out next - that'd make a trio of related titles...
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Old 07-09-2012, 20:37
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A book of short sci fi stories from 'Astounding sci-fi' magazine', I've just finished one very sad story where a teenage girl stowaway has to be ejected into space because her weight means the medical supply ship wont reach its life saving destination in time. Really good ethical dilemma tale...both characters are good people, ...but one has to do a terrible thing to the other to save many lives.
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Old 07-09-2012, 23:13
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I'm reading the play A streetcar named desire at the moment.. It's the amateur actress in me, I love reading plays!
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Old 08-09-2012, 20:25
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No, they're not a series - you can just pick and choose. I'd recommend One Cold Night to start with, just because it's my favourite!
Thanks have ordered a copy
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Old 08-09-2012, 21:18
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^^^^^^^ me too! Looks good from the Amazon blurb and can't really say no for 77p!!
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Old 09-09-2012, 09:39
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Thanks have ordered a copy
^^^^^^^ me too! Looks good from the Amazon blurb and can't really say no for 77p!!
Hope you both enjoy it!
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Old 09-09-2012, 11:22
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'Six Suspects' by Vikas Swarup (author of Slumdog Millionnaire). It's pretty awful. I don't think I'm going to finish it.

Luckily I also have 'The Accident' by Linwood Barclay on the go too. That's much better.
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Old 09-09-2012, 11:34
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Old 09-09-2012, 11:41
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Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins, 3rd book in the Hunger Games series and even though I'm not a youngster anymore have thoroughly enjoyed all 3 of the books
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Old 09-09-2012, 15:29
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Reading 'Angelfall' by Susan Ee.

A 'young adult' book, and despite not being a 'young adult' it's not bad so far.
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Old 10-09-2012, 02:27
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Old 10-09-2012, 22:10
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Just read A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness.

Whilst ostensibly a children's book, it should be read by everyone. The story is beautifully written & illustrated and moved me to tears.
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:06
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Just read A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness.

Whilst ostensibly a children's book, it should be read by everyone. The story is beautifully written & illustrated and moved me to tears.
Loved that book The most moving book I have ever read....
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:30
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Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
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Old 11-09-2012, 19:30
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Linda Castillo- Sworn to Silence
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Old 11-09-2012, 20:48
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11.22.63 by Stephen King. Only 525 pages to go .
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Old 11-09-2012, 21:52
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Jack Reacher - The Affair
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Old 12-09-2012, 15:31
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I've just finished Sister by Rosamund Lupton - I enjoyed it much more than I thought I would. Whilst I find her writing a bit sensationalist I do like them, and always want to get to the end to find out what happens!

Onto Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel next.
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Old 13-09-2012, 07:17
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Old 13-09-2012, 22:49
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Henry James: A life by Leon Edel.

Almost finished, amazing bio, a must for Henry James fans out there.

Next : The Old Wives' Tale - Arnold Bennett, do not know at all what to expect, quick review would be appreciated.
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Old 14-09-2012, 19:47
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Are you enoying it? Someone in my work recommended it to me today.

Stuart MacBride -Dark Blood
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Old 14-09-2012, 20:27
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11.22.63 by Stephen King. Only 525 pages to go .
What did you think of this ? been thinking about buying it
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Old 14-09-2012, 20:36
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A dance with dragons. Half way through.
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