What book are you reading at the moment Pt2

Dave M

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littlesheepy

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Just finished Small Pleasures by Clare Chambers. Went in not having a clue what it was about and really enjoyed it. Kept me intrigued all the way through :)
 

KyleS1

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Slightly underwhelmed by Consider Phlebas. One, was Phlebas even mentioned? Two, he spent 400 pages building a story where not a lot happened (fine with that) and then ended the entire thing in 5 pages (not fine with that). I thought the story would run through other books. Oh well.
Started on the second one - The Player of Games.
 

nonameguy

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I have got into reading books 6 months ago to help keep my mind off things, i am currently reading a book called The Secret Mother by Shalini Boland, i started it last weekend, it is about a single mum called Tessa whose son recently died, she went out to visit his grave and returned home later to find a boy sat in her kitchen, he thinks she’s his mother, she doesn’t know who the little boy is or how he got there.
really good book so far. I'm gripped.

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KyleS1

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Intrigued where The Player of Games is going. Second of the Culture books by Iain M Banks. About 25% in so far.
 

kaz159

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My reading is erratic, I go through stages of reading a lot and then months of not reading at all. I'm currently reading The Circus Train Conspiracy by Edward Marston. It's not my favourite book in the series but it has steam trains and is set in my home county so I'm sticking with it.
 

Ftorek

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My reading is erratic, I go through stages of reading a lot and then months of not reading at all. I'm currently reading The Circus Train Conspiracy by Edward Marston. It's not my favourite book in the series but it has steam trains and is set in my home county so I'm sticking with it.
Quite the opposite :) - i read every night before going to sleep - it's great for calming and winding down :)

At the moment I'm reading 'A Desolation Called Peace' by Arkady Martine - it's a follow up to her previous book 'A Memory Called Empire' (her debut that won Hugo in 2020) - it's a diplomatic/linguistic sci-fi that's very well written and quite entertaining (the previous one was a bit of murder mystery on top of that - not sure yet where this one is heading :) - recommended!

Cheers
f.
 

Moth

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Just started 'The Thursday Murder Club' by Richard Osman which somebody bought for my wife and she raved about it. Seems good so far.

Previously read Kate Atkinson's 'Big Sky' which was very good and 'Ghostwritten' by David Mitchell which I thought was weaker than most of his subsequent books.
 

d0lphin

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I'm reading The Fine Art of Invisible Detection by Robert Goddard, one of my favourite authors. I've read over 50% just today.
Any other fans of this author here?
 

Dave M

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Just started 'The Thursday Murder Club' by Richard Osman which somebody bought for my wife and she raved about it. Seems good so far.

Previously read Kate Atkinson's 'Big Sky' which was very good and 'Ghostwritten' by David Mitchell which I thought was weaker than most of his subsequent books.
Just ordered the Hard Back of this. £8 on Amazon at the moment.
 

littlesheepy

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Just finished ‘Monstrous devices’ by Damian Love. Quite dark for a ‘kids’ book I thought (killer toy robots). Enjoyed it but it did leave me with quite a few questions.
On to ‘Fighting for your life : A paramedics story’ by Lysa Walder.
 

KyleS1

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Just finished The Player of Games, I enjoyed this second book more than the first Culture book. Looking forward to the third, although tempted to read the Enders Game series after rewatching the film. Anyone read them?
 

MrsArcanum

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Just about to start False Values - Ben Aaronovitch. Ninth book in the Rivers of London series.
 

Ftorek

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Just finished The Player of Games, I enjoyed this second book more than the first Culture book. Looking forward to the third, although tempted to read the Enders Game series after rewatching the film. Anyone read them?
I've read Ender's Game loong time ago - probably around 25 years ago at this stage - i was maybe 12-13 or so... loved it a lot - it made huuge impact on me - re-read it few times since then but not recently so not exactly sure how it aged... but i think it should hold well... did read the next two in the series (Speaker for the dead and Xenocide) but to be honest i think i was too young to properly grasp them... and now i'm looking into it and apparently there's almost 20 odd books in the whole series... will need to get back to it and re-read the whole thing :)

Anyhow - Ender's Game - highly recommended :D

Just about to start False Values - Ben Aaronovitch. Ninth book in the Rivers of London series.
Did you read all the previous ones? Are they good? Seems like my cup of tea :)

Cheers
f.
 
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Moth

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Just started 'The Thursday Murder Club' by Richard Osman which somebody bought for my wife and she raved about it. Seems good so far.

Previously read Kate Atkinson's 'Big Sky' which was very good and 'Ghostwritten' by David Mitchell which I thought was weaker than most of his subsequent books.
Finished 'The Thursday Murder Club; it's entertaining and has an interesting style but to be honest I am slightly struggling too see why it has garnered so much praise.

Just started 'Master and Commander' by Patrick O'Brien.
 

KyleS1

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I've read Ender's Game loong time ago - probably around 25 years ago at this stage - i was maybe 12-13 or so... loved it a lot - it made huuge impact on me - re-read it few times since then but not recently so not exactly sure how it aged... but i think it should hold well... did read the next two in the series (Speaker for the dead and Xenocide) but to be honest i think i was too young to properly grasp them... and now i'm looking into it and apparently there's almost 20 odd books in the whole series... will need to get back to it and re-read the whole thing :)

Anyhow - Ender's Game - highly recommended :D


Did you read all the previous ones? Are they good? Seems like my cup of tea :)

Cheers
f.
Turns out I have read the first one. According to my kindle, it's sat at 100%. Think I might need to revisit it.
I started the third Culture book last night, Use of Weapons. Couldn't concentrate for the start, hope I've not missed anything too important. :D
 

richardb70

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Turns out I have read the first one. According to my kindle, it's sat at 100%. Think I might need to revisit it.
I started the third Culture book last night, Use of Weapons. Couldn't concentrate for the start, hope I've not missed anything too important. :D

I absolutely loved Use of Weapons. Interested in hearing your thoughts.

(It's not the easiest read, it's structured a little like Memento with some chapters in chronological sequence, others in reverse).
 

KyleS1

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I absolutely loved Use of Weapons. Interested in hearing your thoughts.

(It's not the easiest read, it's structured a little like Memento with some chapters in chronological sequence, others in reverse).
I think jumping into the third book straight after the first 2 might not have been the best idea. They are all pretty much standalone, so now need to unlearn book 2 to get into book 3. :)
Will be sure to post an update once I've read a bit more.
 

MrsArcanum

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I've read Ender's Game loong time ago - probably around 25 years ago at this stage - i was maybe 12-13 or so... loved it a lot - it made huuge impact on me - re-read it few times since then but not recently so not exactly sure how it aged... but i think it should hold well... did read the next two in the series (Speaker for the dead and Xenocide) but to be honest i think i was too young to properly grasp them... and now i'm looking into it and apparently there's almost 20 odd books in the whole series... will need to get back to it and re-read the whole thing :)

Anyhow - Ender's Game - highly recommended :D


Did you read all the previous ones? Are they good? Seems like my cup of tea :)

Cheers
f.

Yup, I picked up a boxed set all bar Lies Sleeping & False Values. Mr A is currently on book 2 and seems to be enjoying them.

Have you read any of the Matthew Reilly books. They are the most fast paced thrillers ever, along the lines of Steve Berry and Chris Kuzneski.
 

Boo Radley75

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True Blue by Daniel Topolski. The story of the the 1987 Oxford boat mutiny in the boat race. Really well and explosively written. Surprised at how well the film stuck to the story.
 

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