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19-06-2018, 23:29   #2721
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I was the same with that one... Apart from the *obvious* bit, I can't actually remember much of it, and it was only a couple of weeks ago.

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I'm having a bit of a book clear out. Does anyone fancy a load of Jo Nesbo books before they hit the charity table?

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I think Val just couldn't be bothered with the end of Insidious Intent, she obviously doesn't want to write the characters anymore who have become pale shadows of their previous selves. She probably thought "how can I have Reichenbach Fall moment".

As for Nesbo....tried him twice, I enjoyed part of Redbreast but ultimately it felt by the numbers, then I read the Snowman and decided to not bother ever again.
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20-06-2018, 10:27   #2722
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The Bounty Hunter Series by Joseph Anderson.

Blurb: The Bounty Hunter stories follow Burke, a veteran of the lost war for Earth, and Cass, an AI that embodies a suit of power armor and a starship.

A bit of Iron Man meets Starship Troopers meets The Stainless Steel Rat.
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12-07-2018, 19:50   #2723
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Just finished Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz - highly recommended to any fans of crime and detection!

Now reading something a bit more 'literary': The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon.
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Recently finished the handmaids tale.
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13-07-2018, 15:04   #2725
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Still ploughing my way through *»Doriot*» by Jean Paul Brunet, story of Jaques Doriot, the Leader of the Parti Popular Français who went from being the leading Communist in France in the 1930s to become a leading fascist collaborator under the Nazi occupation.
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13-07-2018, 16:19   #2726
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Now reading something a bit more 'literary': The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon.
loved that book! Very odd, but good
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18-07-2018, 23:21   #2727
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loved that book! Very odd, but good
Vineland is also fantastic by Pynchon, I've read it three times now which is a rarity for me.
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Im almost at the end of 'House of Evil - The Indiana Torture Slaying' by John Dean.

The awful story of the torture and eventual murder of 16 year Sylvia Likens in 1965 Indianapolis.
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20-07-2018, 18:14   #2729
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Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin's War on America and the Election of Donald Trump by Michael Isikoff and David Corn. A meaty companion piece to Collusion: How Russia Helped Trump Win the White House by Luke Harding. Both are essential reading, especially now.
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Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin's War on America and the Election of Donald Trump by Michael Isikoff and David Corn. A meaty companion piece to Collusion: How Russia Helped Trump Win the White House by Luke Harding. Both are essential reading, especially now.
Are they bigly good?
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20-07-2018, 19:04   #2731
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Are they bigly good?
they're the best books, ask anyone. All Trump books are widely acknowledged to be the books ever written.
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Are they bigly good?
They be best. Not very entertaining, though, like Fire and Fury. Sad.
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21-07-2018, 20:20   #2733
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Started Sleeping in the Ground, an DCI Banks novel by Peter Robinson. Rollicking good fun but I can't help picturing Stephen Tompkinson in the role after seeing the TV adaptations.
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22-07-2018, 11:42   #2734
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Room at the Bottom by Noel Woodin.
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22-07-2018, 23:37   #2735
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Currently reading Hellbent by Gregg Hurwitz (part of the excellent Orphan X series) and also reading Infinity Engine by Neal Asher
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23-07-2018, 11:19   #2736
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Just finished reading Kate Atkinson's "When Will There be Good News."

Brilliantly crafted plot, with a shocking, harrowing opening chapter.

Now an A Level lit. set text, but don't let that put you off!
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04-08-2018, 20:16   #2737
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The Legacy by Yrsa Sigurdardottir.

Disturbing Icelandic noir. Don't know how this one passed me by as I'm usually all over her new releases so I was made up to find it in Oxfam.
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14-08-2018, 22:43   #2738
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Recently read 'The Verdict of You All' by Henry Wade, his first detective story from 1929; and 'The Colour of Murder' by Julian Symons, which has just been reprinted by the British Library as part of their classic crime series (though my copy is a tatty old Fontana paperback from the 60s). Both very good.
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I've got three on the go: Fantasyland by Kurt Andersen, about how America lost its mind and reason; Everything Trump Touches Dies by Rick Wilson (fabulously snarky); and Summer Knight by Jim Butcher, which I mostly like, but the series is starting to strain by capacity to suspend my disbelief (and if I have to read 'hells bells!" any more I might just shred it for use as cat litter).

And speaking of books that should not be tossed aside lightly, I had a crack at Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch. So much promise, so much cringing irritation and sad disappointment.
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Just finished 'The word is murder' by Anthony Horowitz; I thought this was even better than Magpie Murders so again, definitely recommended to crime fans.

Now on to 'November Joe' by H. Hesketh Prichard; the title character uses his skills as a backwoodsman in Canada to solve crimes there (so in a way a bit of a forerunner to Arthur Upfield's Australian detective Bony).

Prichard had first hand experience in the environment he was writing about and led a very adventurous life (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hesketh_Hesketh-Prichard), though he's probably best remembered today for writing an exceptionally good book of ghost stories with his mother under the name E. & H. Heron, about the adventures of psychic detective Flaxman Low.
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