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Originally posted by caprice

... Mc Ewan as a writer is quite disturbing, he writes about some really messed up stuff in some of his books...

 

Have you read Child In Time? I found the first 30 pages heart-rending and some of the hardest I've ever come across. Very well written but not one for the beach.

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If you like a good crime thriller I find anything by James Patterson or Michael Connely pretty good reading.Both pacy and decent storytelling.

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Have you read Child In Time? I found the first 30 pages heart-rending and some of the hardest I've ever come across. Very well written but not one for the beach.

 

I haven't actually, however I do know the basic outline of most of Mc Ewan's novels as I need to show awareness of his individual writing style in the exam.... I wouldn't read anything else of his, unless forced... He's a clever writer but just not for me!

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The Jasper Fforde books are quite amusing.Angela Carter books are fantastic.Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie is amazing but needs plenty of time.Edgar Allen Poe for when you want to wallow in your own misery.Terry Pratchett to pick you up on the beach.So many books,too many hours at work!

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Benedict Allen!! My all time favourite author and he's a cute explorer!! ;)

 

My too faves are 'Edge Of Blue Heaven' - Benedict Allen

 

'Through Jaguar Eyes' - Benedict Allen

 

Man I wanna travel the world!!

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I'm reading a book called Traces Of Guilt by Neil Barrett. Very good book if your into security.

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Currently Reading

American Gods - Neil Gaiman

Very odd but very good :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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I have just finished reading:

 

Stupid White Men - Michael Moore;

 

Animal Farm - George Orwell.

 

Seems to be a political theme to my reading material of late :D

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Yeah, Michael Moore is an interesting read.

 

Mr Nice by Howard Marks if you like autobiographies. Fantastic book.

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the kamasutra it will keep u up all night and u wont put it down till youve finished

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the kamasutra it will keep u up all night and u wont put it down till youve finished

 

Haha good one! :P;)

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Just remembered, adding to my list,

 

The Colour Purple by Alice Walker. Pretty heartbreaking in places, but a great book.

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