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Re: What are you currently reading thread?
« Reply #30 on: 19 October 2012, 10:47:28 PM »
WOW!  Dave what a good recommendation!

I finished "Criminal" by Karin Slaughter.  It was good, but again she had to introduce a diabetic character who didn't really sound real though I understand why she did it in order to kill him (suicide?)

Then I read "Before I sleep" which was totally fascinating and amazing, even if it required a bit of suspended belief.  Deffo worth a read and a real twist in the tale!  Do read it peeps!

We have just driven up to London and back and it's worth (for us) getting a talking book on CD from the library to keep us company on the journey.  We got "The Lovers" written by John Connolly, not what you would think... a somewhat thriller/supernatural plot.  I have been lucky to get the previous novels in kindle format from a good friend and I am looking forward to reading more!
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Re: What are you currently reading thread?
« Reply #31 on: 20 October 2012, 01:21:18 AM »
the installers manual for the Lamborghini caloreclima extrema 30c

plus the  manual for the ferroli optimax.

amazingly the fan for the Lambo is £220 +vat
yet the fan for the optimax is £140 plus vat.

spoke to ferroli today to get both part numbers and they are the same (two seperate phone calls)   :eek:


seriously tho. still re reading TLAP and UI (walsh and scheiner) or vice versa

need to upgrade library (i know)
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Re: What are you currently reading thread?
« Reply #32 on: 20 October 2012, 01:38:59 PM »
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the installers manual for the Lamborghini caloreclima extrema 30c

plus the  manual for the ferroli optimax.
(Pot) boilers I presume?  :rofl:

I was going to read John Connolly again, but have got stuck into Eric Clapton's autobiography instead.
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Re: What are you currently reading thread?
« Reply #33 on: 23 October 2012, 07:49:53 PM »
I was going to read John Connolly again, but have got stuck into Eric Clapton's autobiography instead.

You'll have to let me know what that's like as I've yet to read it.

I read the first in the Charlie Fox series by Zoe Sharp which was a little weak, I thought, but ok.  Started the first Virgil Flowers book by John Sandford today
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« Reply #34 on: 23 October 2012, 08:22:57 PM »
Well, Clapton's autobiography is very readable, but he comes across as very weak, self centred, selfish and almost cruel in his relationships with women.  Not to mention promiscuous, alcoholic and a drug addict.  I'm personally finding it a little difficult because I met him a couple of times (once with Pattie and once without) and he came across as sober, charming, generous and rather self-effacing.  Of course I did know he'd been previously into drugs, but he seemed to be completely clean to me (though according to him he wasn't at the time when I met him).  He also seemed to be very loving and caring with Pattie.  So I've always had a good opinion of him (as opposed to some pop stars I have met.  Julio Iglesias was a nightmare!  Ringo was just plain odd) and it seems like he's describing someone completely different in his autobiography.  Of course he gets cured eventually and resorts to being a much nicer person, but a bit evangelical.  Anyway it's worth a read.

I've never heard of Virgil Flowers.  Any good?  I think I might start on the first of the Charlie Parker series by John Connolly next.  I am saving the Lymond series for when I have a lot of time to read all 6 books in one go.
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Re: What are you currently reading thread?
« Reply #35 on: 29 October 2012, 08:35:16 PM »
John Sandford - Dark of The Moon (1st in the Virgil Flowers series)

This is a off shoot from the Lucas Davenport books.  I'm nearly finished and it's been ok.
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« Reply #36 on: 29 October 2012, 10:03:19 PM »
I'm into John Connolly's "All the dead things" which I understand is the first Charlie Parker Novel.  Not for the faint hearted, it's full on nasty serial killer stuff.  Odd... I couldn't do those things or ever want to see em, but I can read about them.
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Re: What are you currently reading thread?
« Reply #37 on: 29 October 2012, 11:15:01 PM »
Really Patti?  You mean you don't think you could be a serial killer?

How about a cereal-killer?
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« Reply #38 on: 29 October 2012, 11:26:47 PM »
I would like to kill every cereal on earth Dave!  Dastardly things for diabetics!
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Re: What are you currently reading thread?
« Reply #39 on: 03 November 2012, 10:07:01 PM »
Stuart Woods - New york Dead

Detective Stone Barrington witnesses the horrifying 12-storey floor fall of Sasha Nijinsky, newly-appointed TV anchorwoman. Astonishingly, it seems Sasha has survived but on the way to the hospital the ambulance crashes and Sasha disappears. Barrington investigates.
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« Reply #40 on: 06 November 2012, 04:33:33 PM »
Steve Hamilton - The Lock Artist

Michael hit the headlines once before, a seven-year-old kid the papers called The Miracle Boy on account of how he survived the terrible incident that took his parents. But although his escape was miraculous, it left him unable to speak. Taunted as a freak, school becomes a fresh nightmare, until Michael discovers he has a special talent that makes people sit up and take notice: he can open locks. But a teenage prank, breaking into the house of a rival school's quarterback, lands him in hot water, and despite his best intentions, Michael soon finds himself on a downward slope that ends with expert instruction on how to open safes. And unless he agrees to put his newfound skills to use, the mob are going to kill the father of the girl he now loves. So begins an extraordinary life of crime - at once terrifying and exhilarating - while all the while, Michael plots how to turn the tables on his employer, win back Amelia, and find the key to unlocking his traumatic childhood memories.

Really enjoyed this book.  It was easy to read.
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Re: What are you currently reading thread?
« Reply #41 on: 06 November 2012, 07:52:47 PM »
Dave

New York Dead sounds interesting, did you enjoy it?  I enjoyed "Every Dead thing" which was almost two novels in one, or at least 2 stories in one.  I think what I like is the supernatural elements which weave to and fro within the thriller.

I have started the next Charlie Parker (John Connolly) book called Dark Hollow which so far I am really glued to!
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Re: What are you currently reading thread?
« Reply #42 on: 07 November 2012, 09:56:48 PM »
Yes, Patti, I enjoyed it.  It's the first book in the 'Stone Barrington' series, of which there are currently 24.
I thought I'd check out another new author to me (Stuart Woods) to see what his style is like.

I then read The Lock Artist, & am now reading the 2nd book by Stuart Woods called Dirt.
The novel takes place in New York, a few years after the events in 'New York Dead'. It continues the story of Stone Barrington, a retired detective turned lawyer/private investigator.
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« Reply #43 on: 07 November 2012, 11:53:17 PM »
Interesting Dave.... I wonder whether to keep on plowing through one series e.g Charlie Parker, or read sommat different and go back?

In the past I have read the output of authors as they publish them, so a while between novels when you read something else and even several something elses, but now I am finding authors I never knew and devouring all their books.  It's a very different situation.  In the past I've bought stuff in airports and book stores, but ebooks have changed the demography of reading.
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Re: What are you currently reading thread?
« Reply #44 on: 27 November 2012, 10:10:58 PM »
I can't believe that only Patti & I are reading.  :)

I'm on book #10 in the Stone Barrington series by Stuart Woods.  I've found that you can't take the series too seriously, although it's pretty well written.

I really like hearing what others are reading, so please do tell..........jeez!!  it's like trying to get strips out of a GP!!
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