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Re: What are you currently reading thread?
« Reply #45 on: 27 November 2012, 10:27:47 PM »
LOL@Dave
I am on the 3rd or possibly 4th Charlie Parker novel (by John Connolly).  I do wonder if I should really be reading them back to back since they deal with a LOT of violence and wickedness.  I'm just fascinated, despite the nastiness, to see if he really isn't what we think... and if others aren't what we think...

J tells me he is half-way through Kings' Game by Dorothy Dunnett, the first of the Lymond series.
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Re: What are you currently reading thread?
« Reply #46 on: 28 November 2012, 12:33:01 AM »
Pete's currently reading a Motorhome forum and I'm reading this one.

Tomorrow I have to re-read a load of textbook-type material and write an essay.  And read this forum. 
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Re: What are you currently reading thread?
« Reply #47 on: 30 November 2012, 11:06:41 PM »
The Great North Road by Peter F Hamilton

I read a lot of this guy whilst in my Scifi mode.  He's a top writer in that genre.  This, his latest book combines a murder mystery and science fiction.

In Newcastle-upon-Tyne, AD 2142, Detective Sidney Hurst attends a brutal murder scene. The victim is one of the wealthy North family clones – but none have been reported missing. And the crime’s most disturbing aspect is how the victim was killed. Twenty years ago, a North clone billionaire and his household were horrifically murdered in exactly the same manner, on the tropical planet of St Libra. But if the murderer is still at large, was Angela Tramelo wrongly convicted? Tough and confident, she never waivered under interrogation – claiming she alone survived an alien attack. But there is no animal life on St Libra. Investigating this alien threat becomes the Human Defence Agency’s top priority. The bio-fuel flowing from St Libra is the lifeblood of Earth’s economy and must be secured. So a vast expedition is mounted via the Newcastle gateway, and teams of engineers, support personnel and xenobiologists are dispatched to the planet. Along with their technical advisor, grudgingly released from prison, Angela Tramelo. But the expedition is cut off, deep within St Libra’s rainforests. Then the murders begin. Someone or something is picking off the team one by one. Angela insists it’s the alien, but her new colleagues aren’t so sure. Maybe she did see an alien, or maybe she has other reasons for being on St Libra ... In this stunning, standalone adventure, Peter F. Hamilton blends fast-paced narrative with vividly imagined future-worlds.
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Re: What are you currently reading thread?
« Reply #48 on: 30 November 2012, 11:16:09 PM »
WOW... that looks interesting indeed!

This morning I started the 5th Charlie Parker novel.  I can't stop until I have finished the series!  How daft is that?
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Re: What are you currently reading thread?
« Reply #49 on: 13 December 2012, 12:47:02 PM »
I read on and off unless I have something I am really interested in but at the moment I have on the go:

War Of The Worlds - HG Wells

The Cross and the Crescent - Richard Fletcher (Christianity and Islam from Mohammad to the Reformation)

The First Crusade: A New History - Thomas Asbridge

Also most of the way through Monalisa Overdrive by William Gibson and rereading Mort by Terry Pratchett.

(NOTE: I am not particulary religious but I do find the warfare and population movement of the Middle Ages interesting)
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Re: What are you currently reading thread?
« Reply #50 on: 13 December 2012, 02:33:06 PM »
Nick

You might find the Lymond series by Dorothy Dunnett of interest.  It tracks right across Europe in the middle ages, lots of politics and religion with a very nice mystery story woven through it.  It starts with Game of Kings, which is the weakest of the books, but if you can get through that you will soon find yourself engrossed.  http://www.dorothydunnett.co.uk/dubibliolymond.htm

I'm now on "The Unquiet" by John Connolly which is the 6th in the Charlie Parker series (Detective thrillers with a supernatural twist) which I am reading back to back.  When I've finished the series I will re-read the Lymond Chronicles which I have read twice, but the last time was over 30 years ago.
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Re: What are you currently reading thread?
« Reply #51 on: 13 December 2012, 05:15:08 PM »
Hee hee, another Pratchett fan!

If you buy books Nick, there's a link on the top toolbar to 'DSF Shop' - this links through a site called 'Spend and Raise' which is for non-profit orgs and charities to raise funds and there are many retailers one can access via this route.  The customer doesn't pay any more, but the retailer gives a small percentage of the price of the goods back to S & R, who then pass it back to the charity/organisation.

Thus we pay for our webhosting and things like when we've had a summer meet on the lines of a picnic in a park, we also have been able to hire a meeting room for the same afternoon, in case it rains.  Well it was showery to begin with 2 years ago so we just dived under the gazebos but it blew over (the rain not the gazebo) so the room didn't get used.  But we do know what would happen if we didn't have the room to fall back on!

Formerly Admin were paying for it out of their own pockets and we kept saying, that's so not fair, now we all know it's established and useful !

This way anyone can support it and there's no embarrassment trying to offer donations, with one being able to and someone else not - and best of all - it costs nobody anything!
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What are you currently reading thread?
« Reply #52 on: 13 December 2012, 11:52:43 PM »
Mort- one of the funniest books I ever read. One if his best I would say.
The image of death at a cocktail party still creases me up!
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Re: What are you currently reading thread?
« Reply #53 on: 14 December 2012, 12:05:33 AM »
i read that.  I was creased up!


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Re: What are you currently reading thread?
« Reply #54 on: 14 December 2012, 11:39:37 AM »
@Patti will keep an eye open for the Lymond series.

@Sedge thanks for the info about the DSF shop link will certianly have a mooch when I am looking for a book.

As for Pratchett, I have read most of his early DiscWorld stuff and really enjoyed them but I was starting to find that newer things had a very familer feel to them, so I have not read any new stuff a for a few years now. Maybe it is time to revist him.

On a side note He and Neil Gamon did a book called "Good Omen" which was fantastic and very funny based on the Omen series of film/books, worth a look if you see it around.

~goes off looking as I am sure I have a copy in all this junk around the house~
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Re: What are you currently reading thread?
« Reply #55 on: 14 December 2012, 05:16:45 PM »
Ah I have it except I rang oput of shelf and the whole series lives at No 1 daughter's house and is comunity property as we took it in turns to buy them after about the first 16 LOL

Well they SHOULD look familiar - a lot of em are based on the classics!  (OMG it's Robinson Crusoe, OMG it's Dickens, OMG whatever!)  It always worries me when I can't spot what book it's like, what is it (Hardy, Geo Eliot, Jane Austen etc) I haven't read but should have, then?
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Re: What are you currently reading thread?
« Reply #56 on: 21 December 2012, 01:50:30 PM »
Michael Robotham - Say You're Sorry

 When Piper and her friend Tash disappeared, there was a huge police search, but they were never found. Now Tash, reaching breaking point at the abuse their captor has inflicted on them, has escaped, promising to come back for Piper.
 
 Clinical psychologist Joe O'Loughlin and his stalwart companion, ex-cop Vincent Ruiz, force the police to re-open the case after Joe is called in to assess the possible killer of a couple in their own home and finds a connection to the missing girls. But they are racing against time to save Piper from someone with an evil, calculating and twisted mind...
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Re: What are you currently reading thread?
« Reply #57 on: 21 December 2012, 04:18:36 PM »
Ooh, that sounds great Dave, just up my street. I've just been given "The Woods" by Harlan Coben, but have The Hunger Games & Snatched by Karin Slaughter on my Kindle to read on holiday next week. I love Karin Slaughter, even with Patti's criticisms.
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Re: What are you currently reading thread?
« Reply #58 on: 21 December 2012, 06:02:10 PM »
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I love Karin Slaughter, even with Patti's criticisms.
Don't get me wrong Vicki, I too love Karin Slaughter, I just think she let herself down by not researching D enough before writing about it.  Harlan Coben's "The Woods" is a good read too... read it quite a while ago.  It'll keep you guessing.

Dave - I really like Michael Robotham - particularly the ones with Jo O'Loughlin in them.  They're a bit unusual.  In fact I got quite fond of him and I was really upset when he and his wife split up.  For all I know Michael gets stuff about Parkinsons all wrong but I don't know enough about that to get upset.
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Re: What are you currently reading thread?
« Reply #59 on: 21 December 2012, 07:44:57 PM »
Patti

This book features Joe O'Loughlin.  I'm on about chapter 10 and it's very good so far.  I really rate him as a writer too.
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