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Re: What are you reading when not on this forum IV

Postby steeljam » Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:17 pm

Just finished the Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix.
First of his books I have read.
Quite enjoyed it.

I am binge re-reading the Falco novels of Lindsey Davis and binge listening to the Matthew Bartholomew novels of Suzanna Gregory (I do this while exercising and walking).
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Re: What are you reading when not on this forum IV

Postby Stew d'Apples » Sat Nov 21, 2020 03:19 pm

I've always found Sanderson's books to rattle by even when he's world building. No read the Stormlight Archive yet.

Trying to plough through Life and Fate by Vassily Grossmann at the mo'.
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Re: What are you reading when not on this forum IV

Postby Catch-up » Mon Nov 30, 2020 11:09 pm

Just finished Solutions and Other Problems by Allie Brosh. Spent most of the time laughing!
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Re: What are you reading when not on this forum IV

Postby steeljam » Tue Dec 01, 2020 09:46 am

Just started reading Ready Player Two. So far, so good.
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Re: What are you reading when not on this forum IV

Postby steeljam » Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:16 pm

steeljam wrote:Just started reading Ready Player Two. So far, so good.

I enjoyed ready Player One; it was quirky and had a good plot, so when i saw Ernest Cline had written a sequel I pre-ordered the new book.
The first couple of chapters were as good as the original book but then the ‘adventure’ became very scrambled and convoluted; the story became about nerdish facts that went on and on. There were more facts that the average nerd would know. The section on Price was, to me, extremely annoying; I don’t like him or his music. I am not a child of the 80s so you may feel differently.
I got to the stage where I was not interested in the fate of the heroes.
I got to the stage where I knew I had to read the whole book but I wanted to ability to fast-forward through the story. Maybe a film version would put back the vitality back in.
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Re: What are you reading when not on this forum IV

Postby Gaspode » Mon Feb 01, 2021 04:18 pm

steeljam wrote:
steeljam wrote:Just started reading Ready Player Two. So far, so good.

I enjoyed ready Player One; it was quirky and had a good plot, so when i saw Ernest Cline had written a sequel I pre-ordered the new book.
The first couple of chapters were as good as the original book but then the ‘adventure’ became very scrambled and convoluted; the story became about nerdish facts that went on and on. There were more facts that the average nerd would know. The section on Price was, to me, extremely annoying; I don’t like him or his music. I am not a child of the 80s so you may feel differently.
I got to the stage where I was not interested in the fate of the heroes.
I got to the stage where I knew I had to read the whole book but I wanted to ability to fast-forward through the story. Maybe a film version would put back the vitality back in.



Ive got that on my list. Might not bother now.

Im re reading the whole of the Foundation series of books. Even the non Asimov written ones. I had forgotten just how complex some of the stories are.
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Re: What are you reading when not on this forum IV

Postby Stew d'Apples » Fri Feb 05, 2021 10:19 am

Stew d'Apples wrote:Trying to plough through Life and Fate by Vassily Grossmann at the mo'.


Still not finished this. It's not a bad book but Grossman has split the story between the point of view of several characters. Some are more interesting than others and just when the story for the interesting character starts to get more interesting he switches to a duller POV. Some of the characters then to orate rather than speak normally and, the way they speak is tends to come across like sixth-form activists. Nearing the end and I've not allowed myself to start another book until I finished this one.
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Re: What are you reading when not on this forum IV

Postby chrisboote » Sun Feb 28, 2021 09:21 pm

Catch-up wrote:Loved Whispers Under Ground - loved all of those books! Really hope there's another coming. Also just finished Talking to the Dead by Harry Bingham. Really good murder mystery set in Wales.

Finished this yesterday
Brilliant writing but ... huge plot hole that I can't resolve
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Why did Sikorsky take so much trouble to kill Janet, and then Stacey, in a way to look like an overdose, yet bash Alice's head in with a sink. Without that child murder, there would have been no investigation beyond a cursory report of an overdose
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Re: What are you reading when not on this forum IV

Postby dried_frog » Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:32 am

Just finished reading the second volume of 'Magic Charly', by Audrey Alwett. French book.
This author has references from English literature that I like a lot, in volume 1, in the preface, there is a quote from Sir Terry:

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"It's still magic even if you know how it's done."
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