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Old 10-03-2013, 21:17
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The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson

Hope its good
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Old 10-03-2013, 22:24
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Chris Ewan - Safe House
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Old 11-03-2013, 00:55
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Empire Of The Sun.

Having to ration myself (oh the irony!) with it, because I'm enjoying it so much.

Only got two left from my pile that I bought the other week- The Buddha Of Suburbia & Hangover Square, so I need to get hunting for my next set.
im also reading Hangover Square. Strange but gripping.
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Old 11-03-2013, 09:39
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Safe House - Chris Ewan
Great read.
Exciting, entertaining but brutal.
I liked the way the hero was just ordinary, beginning the story by repairing a boiler, then getting mixed up with a blonde in a near fatal motor cycle accident, and as nobody claims to have seen
her, when he asks about her, he sets about tracing her.
The Isle of Man location added depth to the story, and I loved Rob's relationship with his dog and his grandfather.
I thought this was a great book too ! Did you get it for 0.20p ?
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Old 11-03-2013, 14:27
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At the time, it was a freebie. I haven't had my Kindle long. so I was fortunate for it
to be for nothing. But, 20p, is as good as.
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Old 11-03-2013, 19:12
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Finished Property of a Lady by Sarah Rayne yesterday. Supernatural mystery which I really enjoyed.

Just started a true life case called A Case for Solomon. This is about a 4 year old boy, Bobby Dunbar, who went missing in the USA in 1913. Eight months later he was 'found' living with a handyman and after a court case returned to his 'family'. Except recent DNA tests have proved that the boy wasn't Bobby...
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Old 11-03-2013, 19:24
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The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson

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I enjoyed it, but it's a strange book!
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Old 12-03-2013, 09:34
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Finished Property of a Lady by Sarah Rayne yesterday. Supernatural mystery which I really enjoyed.

Just started a true life case called A Case for Solomon. This is about a 4 year old boy, Bobby Dunbar, who went missing in the USA in 1913. Eight months later he was 'found' living with a handyman and after a court case returned to his 'family'. Except recent DNA tests have proved that the boy wasn't Bobby...
Oh that sounds intriguing - might give it a go.
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Old 12-03-2013, 10:52
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I'm on a C.J. Box marathon at the moment. Particularly the Joe Picket series. Love his descriptive style, he brings Wyoming and Montana to vivid life the mystery/crime/suspense is excellent.
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Old 12-03-2013, 15:38
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A Prison Diary. Hell. Vol. 1. - Jeffery Archer

MP Jeffery Archer was found guilty of perjury in 2001 and was sent to prison for four years. He was sent to Belmarsh and while he was there, for 22 days, he wrote a diary of his time there. The personal difficulties that he faced, the other prisoners, among them murderers and drug dealers. Not easy to write of a life so regimented and monotonous, but Archer made the subject interesting and topical, in the light of the Vicky Price/Chris Hughne case
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Old 12-03-2013, 16:02
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Martina Cole - The Take

I've already seen the tv series, but had the book prior to that so thought I'd read it anyway. It's great! I have a far better understanding of the characters and Freddie Jackson truly is loathsome.
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Old 12-03-2013, 19:19
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I had to give up on 'The Life of Pi' just over half-way through. It was just dire and not going anywhere. Thank god I only paid 20p for the e-book.

Just started 'The Unlikely Pilgrimage Of Harold Fry' by Rachel Joyce. Enjoying what I've read of it so far.
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Old 12-03-2013, 23:36
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Darren Shan - Birth of a Killer
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Old 13-03-2013, 07:35
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A Simple Act of Violence - RJ Ellory.
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Old 13-03-2013, 11:13
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I've just started A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby. Another 99p Kindle bargain. It has very mixed reviews on Amazon and the subject matter is rather bleak, four strangers intent on suicide meet at the top of a tower block on New Year's Eve.

I also have a library book to read, The Road to Bosworth Field by Trevor Royle. I haven't borrowed a library book for years and was totally flummoxed by the self-service checkouts!
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Old 13-03-2013, 11:17
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The Day of the Triffids - John Wyndham

More like day of the long-winded conversations. A re-read, btw. Forgot how waffly it could be, and that the triffids are almost secondary to other concerns. Still, a fascinating read with much food for thought, which was always Wyndham's prime intention.
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Old 13-03-2013, 11:21
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Devil's Knot - Mara Leveritt
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Old 13-03-2013, 18:43
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Just finished The Decision by Penny Vincenzi, which was very good - great escapist fun. Also Me Before You by Jojo Moyes, which was brilliant, but so sad!!! Have today started The Ugly Sister by Jane Fallon, which looks good so far.
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Old 14-03-2013, 00:28
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Fireproof- Alex Kava
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Old 14-03-2013, 08:12
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Still on the R J Ellory at the moment but am very excited as when I awoke this morning We Are Here by Michael Marshall AND Life after Life by Kate Atkinson had arrived on my Kindle. Can't Wait!
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Old 14-03-2013, 11:58
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I've moved away from my usual genre of thriller, mystery, murder etc to read My James by Ralph Bulger. It's a harrowing read, I have so much respect for James's father. I hope it helps him to have written it al down.

I've been lent Death Message by Mark Billingham. It's one of the Tom Thorne series. I've not ever read any novels by this author before. My question is should I read the others in the series in order before reading this one or will it be easy enough to follow starting with Death Message?
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Old 14-03-2013, 14:01
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I've moved away from my usual genre of thriller, mystery, murder etc to read My James by Ralph Bulger. It's a harrowing read, I have so much respect for James's father. I hope it helps him to have written it al down.

I've been lent Death Message by Mark Billingham. It's one of the Tom Thorne series. I've not ever read any novels by this author before. My question is should I read the others in the series in order before reading this one or will it be easy enough to follow starting with Death Message?
The "mysteries" in the Thorne novels are always very much their own thing, but the character does have progression. I would recommend reading in order if you can.
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Old 14-03-2013, 15:48
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The Dark Tower by Stephen King
I'm going to miss these characters once I'm done...
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Old 14-03-2013, 19:49
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The Day of the Triffids - John Wyndham

More like day of the long-winded conversations. A re-read, btw. Forgot how waffly it could be, and that the triffids are almost secondary to other concerns. Still, a fascinating read with much food for thought, which was always Wyndham's prime intention.
Oh my word, I devoured all John Wyndham's books when I was a young 'un. I judge a book by whether it leaves a lasting impression and Wyndham fits that criteria in spades
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Old 14-03-2013, 20:23
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The Book - Alan Watts
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