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What’s everyone reading?

Discussion in 'Randomination' started by Grays_1890, 14 Jun 2020.

  1. markysimmo

    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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    This book is brilliant

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  2. Mikey10

    Mikey10 Jermaine Jenas

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    In Cold Blood is a masterpiece. One of the greatest books ever written, and the first non-fiction novel. I’d recommend it to anyone.
     
  3. Rorschach

    Rorschach Tony Galvin

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    High praise indeed. I'll put it on my list.
     
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  4. Hotshot-Tottenham

    Hotshot-Tottenham Jermaine Jenas

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    Yep, it’s stone cold brilliant.

    Reads like a novel at times with its narrative threads and descriptiveness.

    The quality of writing is excellent, the characterisations are real and distinct and the way the plot plays out is enthralling.

    It must be a year or so since I read it but I still think about it pretty regularly.
     
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  5. Robbo

    Robbo Johnny Morrison

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    Just read this one - it's a captivating book about Everest and one of its greatest mysteries. I've never really been into books about mountain climbing, but this was an exciting read. Finished it way too quickly.

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  6. Mosquito_Coasting

    Mosquito_Coasting Eidur Gudjohnsen

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    His earlier stuff is much better than the Road and No Country which I think are still his last two.
     
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  7. Rorschach

    Rorschach Tony Galvin

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    I liked The Road. I can't say if it is better or worse than his earlier stuff, having not read any, but in and of itself it was pretty good IMO.
     
  8. Hotshot-Tottenham

    Hotshot-Tottenham Jermaine Jenas

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    Any title in particular?

    I’ve heard lots of good stuff about Blood Meridian (don’t know if that’s earlier or later tbh) but I’ll give him a rest for a while and maybe go back another time - I’ve got plenty on my to be read list already.
     
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  9. Mosquito_Coasting

    Mosquito_Coasting Eidur Gudjohnsen

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    Can’t really go wrong. Blood Meridian is a tough read but great. Suttree is the lightest and probably my favourite. All the Pretty Horses and the Crossing brilliant too. Those are my four favourites.
     
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    Hotshot-Tottenham Jermaine Jenas

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    Ok, thank you - a few to choose from then. Will have a revisit when I’ve got through my backlog.
     
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  11. Hotshot-Tottenham

    Hotshot-Tottenham Jermaine Jenas

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    Not really feeling this. I don’t read much sci-fi and now I remember why.

    Maybe it gets better but after 130 pages I’m rushing to finish it and onto the next one.

    Shame, it’s well reviewed, but horses for courses I guess.
     
  12. Baleforce

    Baleforce Micky Hazard

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    Bin it off, life is too short to waste on books you are not enjoying.

    My Kindle is half full of books I bought and started, the latest is Rushdie’s Satanic Verses, gave up before half way, it’s not doing it for me.
     
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  13. Hotshot-Tottenham

    Hotshot-Tottenham Jermaine Jenas

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    Yeah, I know the feeling but somehow I feel guilty about it!

    I’ll be done by the weekend, and maybe it’ll pick up. The bits in the ‘real’ world are ok, it’s the bits in the game that are jarring.
     
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  14. Rorschach

    Rorschach Tony Galvin

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    I started Midnight's Children but gave up as well. It is something I rarely do but it really didn't tickle my fancy.
     
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  15. Rorschach

    Rorschach Tony Galvin

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    I've started 2140 by the same author about a flooded New York (not even fiction any more!). Too early for a judgement but it is easy reading so far.
     
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  16. Hotshot-Tottenham

    Hotshot-Tottenham Jermaine Jenas

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    It didn’t get any better.

    One fairly interesting passage and that really was about it. I will not be reading parts 2 and 3 in the series.
     
  17. Hotshot-Tottenham

    Hotshot-Tottenham Jermaine Jenas

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    Next up, a bit of WWII historical fiction which is usually a winner for me.

    Let’s see…

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  18. Danishfurniturelover

    Danishfurniturelover the prettiest spice girl

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    Give it to the cnuts that run Southern railway, might give them some tips.
     
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  19. Hotshot-Tottenham

    Hotshot-Tottenham Jermaine Jenas

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    LOL
     
  20. greatwhitenorf

    greatwhitenorf Milija Aleksic

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    Working my way - again - through all 12 of the Flashman books by George MacDonald Fraser.

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    Hilariously good fun. A Scots author extrapolating the bully character from Tom Brown's Schooldays into a scandalous, libidinous career as England's most decorated - and undeserving - military hero in the 1800s. Fraser liberally and gleefully takes the piszs on England's military, political and social cultures but also provides some acute historical observations in the real-life scenarios his Flashman character navigates.

    Quality reading.
     
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