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post Sep 11 2007, 07:46 PM
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I've finally managed to start reading again. Just finished The Fourth Bear (Jasper Fforde) which I rather liked.

Today I picked up I Am Legend (Richard Matheson) and The Toyminator (Robert Rankin)

I'd forgotten how relaxing reading is.

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post Sep 11 2007, 08:51 PM
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QUOTE (Sir_Robin_the_brave @ Sep 11 2007, 07:46 PM)
Today I picked up I Am Legend (Richard Matheson) and The Toyminator (Robert Rankin)
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I've tried a few Rankin and can rarely get through them. It's as if he thinks of the title first and then the story.
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post Sep 11 2007, 11:36 PM
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QUOTE (Sostie @ Sep 11 2007, 09:51 PM)
I've tried a few Rankin and can rarely get through them. It's as if he thinks of the title first and then the story.
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I've only tried the one (something to do with Jesus's sister Christina and a time travelling sprout?). I can't remember what it was called, but it didn't inspire me to read any of this other books.

Has anyone ever read any Tom Holt? His books appeal in passing, but I've not dabbled yet - is he worth it?
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post Sep 12 2007, 09:52 AM
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Just started Achtung Schweinehund!. It's about the author's childhood obsession with playing "war" with his friends and with toys, and how it has spilled over into adult life. Might stick with it or go to Borders at lunch and see what's on offer. As books involving WWII go, it's not quite Atonement.
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post Sep 12 2007, 09:54 AM
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buy more McEwan.....

I recommend 'The Child in Time'....


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QUOTE (Zoe @ Sep 12 2007, 09:54 AM)
buy more McEwan.....

I recommend 'The Child in Time'....


Who said that?
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I might. I rarely read the same author twice in a row. May get an A M Homes or Murakami (I think he has a new one out). Alex James' book is tempting too.
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I'm popping home this weekend, so I'll pick up 'Music for Torching' and send it to you.
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QUOTE (Zoe @ Sep 12 2007, 09:57 AM)
I'm popping home this weekend, so I'll pick up 'Music for Torching' and send it to you.
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post Sep 12 2007, 09:58 AM
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QUOTE (Sostie @ Sep 12 2007, 10:56 AM)
Murakami (I think he has a new one out).
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He does. It's called ''After Dark''. I haven't got around to reading it yeat but I've heard good things.
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QUOTE (Sostie @ Sep 12 2007, 10:58 AM)
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You can get a headstart here:

Chapter One, courtesy of the NY Times.
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post Sep 12 2007, 10:18 AM
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QUOTE (Sostie @ Sep 11 2007, 09:51 PM)
I've tried a few Rankin and can rarely get through them.  It's as if he thinks of the title first and then the story.
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What have you tried? His books are getting sillier and sillier (although still good) but the early stuff, especially the Brentford books, are excellent.

Finished Market Forces, which ended a bit meh, and I'm now on Black Man. It's started well...
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post Sep 12 2007, 10:20 AM
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QUOTE (rebelstar @ Sep 12 2007, 10:18 AM)
What have you tried? His books are getting sillier and sillier (although still good) but the early stuff, especially the Brentford books, are excellent.

Finished Market Forces, which ended a bit meh, and I'm now on Black Man. It's started well...
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I know the one (or was it two?) I read were Brentford books. I think the first in the series. I thought it was OK but gave up on the second one.
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QUOTE (Sostie @ Sep 12 2007, 11:20 AM)
I know the one (or was it two?) I read were Brentford books. I think the first in the series.  I thought it was OK but gave up on the second one.
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The Antipope and The Brentford Triangle? If you didn't particularly like them then he's probably not for you.
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post Sep 12 2007, 10:46 AM
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Just finished Accelerando by Charlie Stross, after blasting through his Glasshouse and The Atrocity Archives on holiday. Absolutely mindblowing stuff, and a must for any science fiction fan.
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Just bought

Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman - Haruki Murakami
Hello - Leslie Phillips autobiograpghy

Will try and pop into Smiths on the way home as they do offers on "back catalogue" stuff.

I believe someone here recommended What A Carve Up and The Child in Time, so I might get those. Or some Jeffrey Archer.
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