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24-03-2020, 15:09   #9436
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I'm reading Skulduggery Pleasant: Midnight. After I finish that I think I might read The Amazing Maurice by Terry Pratchett.
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24-03-2020, 15:41   #9437
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The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea by Mishima Yukio.
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24-03-2020, 15:44   #9438
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Reading Station Eleven (ok so far) and Boy's Life (superb)
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24-03-2020, 15:49   #9439
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The Book of Fate

I am just past middle, and it is already overwhelming!

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24-03-2020, 16:01   #9440
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I stocked up for the long haul...



TV show (The Expanse) is amazing, books are so far just as good.
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24-03-2020, 16:24   #9441
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TV show (The Expanse) is amazing, books are so far just as good.
I've read the first three and my impression so far:
Leviathan Wakes 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Calibans War 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Abaddons Gate 🌟🌟🌟

Not a great trend.. I hope the remaining books return to the peak of book one.
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24-03-2020, 16:56   #9442
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I've read the first three and my impression so far:
Leviathan Wakes 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Calibans War 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Abaddons Gate 🌟🌟🌟

Not a great trend.. I hope the remaining books return to the peak of book one.
I heard without spoilers that Cibola Burn is a bit slow, but gets better after that.
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24-03-2020, 17:06   #9443
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The president is missing. Entertaining and quite an easy read. I've really enjoyed it so far!

Oh and I read 'I am Pilgrim' recently. A very good read, really enjoyed that one. It's 900ish pages so it will last a while which is good these days.

I'm not a huge fan of novels but these two are worth a read imo.
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24-03-2020, 17:12   #9444
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The president is missing. Entertaining and quite an easy read. I've really enjoyed it so far!

Oh and I read 'I am Pilgrim' recently. A very good read, really enjoyed that one. It's 900ish pages so it will last a while which is good these days.

I'm not a huge fan of novels but these two are worth a read imo.
Two of my favourite books over the last few years.
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26-03-2020, 05:31   #9445
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I have just started a rather appropriate book. 'Teach us to sit still' T Parks.
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26-03-2020, 10:49   #9446
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Recently finished ‘The Sheep Look Up’ by John Brunner, an eco-disaster tale of what’s to come from the 70s.

Not a bad read, take a little time to get used to the style but once you do it’s fine. Got a few “predictions” right. Some eerily so, the US president for one.

Currently reading ‘The Irish Story: Telling Tales and Making It Up in Ireland’ by R. F. Foster. Gives a good “insight” into Irish literary history and puts the spotlight on such chancers as Frank McCourt.
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26-03-2020, 11:46   #9447
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I just finished reading A Conspiracy of Bones by Kathy Reichs and I gotta say, I'm kind of disappointed.

It's a bit different to the other Temperance Brennan novels in that the gory details are notably missing due to the fact that Brennan has been exiled from the medical examiners office. I enjoy reading how the victim was tortured/mutilated/murdered but none of this was here.
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After thoroughly enjoying Robert McCammon's Boy's life I've moved onto the more on-point Swan Song which is pretty good so far albeit not as good as the aforementioned novel.
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26-03-2020, 12:07   #9449
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I enjoy reading how the victim was tortured/mutilated/murdered but none of this was here.
If you “get off” on all that graphic, psycho, creepy stuff you should check out ’Exquisite Corpse’ by Poppy Z. Brite.

It’s a story about two serial killers, loosely based on Dahmer and Nilsen, respectively. It’s “jam packed” full of gruesome, and gorey, murdering.

All very disturbing.
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If you “get off” on all that graphic, psycho, creepy stuff you should check out ’Exquisite Corpse’ by Poppy Z. Brite.

It’s a story about two serial killers, loosely based on Dahmer and Nilsen, respectively. It’s “jam packed” full of gruesome, and gorey, murdering.

All very disturbing.
I see that it's classified as horror. I don't know if that's my thing.

I usually go for crime fiction with an emphasis on the main character either being the pathologist/anthropologist or the detective. I really enjoy a good book that can take you through the crime solving process.
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