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Old 17-10-2007, 22:13   #421
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.....for a Crime I Didn't Commit

Is that like the 'A' Team then?
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Old 17-10-2007, 22:17   #422
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Currently reading Readers Wives. Just finished Knave.
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Old 18-10-2007, 11:11   #423
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Re: What are you reading?

Finished Cities in Flight by James Blish - four books in one volume (a tetralogy?).

The idea of a whole city lifting off from Earth and travelling in space may sound a bit hard to swallow, but the author really pulls it off. Anyway, I see that Stargate: Atlantis stole his idea.
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Old 18-10-2007, 12:37   #424
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Finished Cities in Flight by James Blish - four books in one volume (a tetralogy?).
Quadrilogy?

I'm re-reading all the Terry Pratchett books to remind myself how entertaining they can be in comparison to the tedious mess his latest book is.
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Old 18-10-2007, 16:13   #425
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Quadrilogy?....
No, unless you are being non-standard: http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/tetralogy
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Old 18-10-2007, 17:29   #426
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Re: What are you reading?

My latest reads are

(1) Wasting Police time-serious but also humourous

(2) Fast food nation

Both excellent and engaging reads. If anyone wants to buy them second hand, do let me know
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Old 18-10-2007, 19:48   #427
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Re: What are you reading?

Blink:The power of thinking without thinking...........an interesting read and it ties in nicely with other stuff I have read by Paul Ekman and his work on facial expressions and microexpressions....
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Old 19-10-2007, 23:58   #428
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Re: What are you reading?

The hollow People by Brian Keaney, (The Promises of Dr Sigmunuds series) Bought this book for my niece and couldn't resist having a quick look. I have ended up reading the whole book and am hooked. Pity the next book in the series isn't due out till late next year.
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Re: What are you reading?

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Ok, in the hope of something slightly more cerebral than "what are you using to destroy your braincells", here's a thread for discussing what you're using to *inspire* them instead!

So what are you reading at the moment? And what's good/ bad/ worth recommending/ worth avoiding about it?

For me it's currently "The Truth" by Terry Pratchett.

A story from the Discworld, Pratchett takes another of his hilarious satirical side-swipes at the lunacies of this world (helped, no doubt, by his experiences of working as a journalist before he started writing fiction).

As usual his plots and characterisations are spot on, the writing is excellent, humorous without being forced, touching without being sentimental and his observations are sharp and witty without being laboured.

If you've ever read Discworld and enjoyed it, you'll love this one, if you haven't, it's a good place to start because you don't really need to have read the earlier stories to understand the background.

Definitely recommended!
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Old 20-10-2007, 23:53   #430
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Re: What are you reading?

I think that & Kiss the Girls are still his best.


Really didn't think much of most of his later stuff.


Bit like Patricia Cornwell IMO...early books , later books
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Old 21-10-2007, 00:09   #431
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Re: What are you reading?

About to start Exit Music..by Ian Rankin.Rebus's finale.

Husband says it is good so I shall see.
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i just brought the clive James book called north face of soho
I have no idea if it is any good or not but sounded ok!
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Old 22-10-2007, 19:25   #433
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Re: What are you reading?

"Revenge of the Fox" and "The Ultimate Betrayal" by Jack Jackson, a friend of ours and also the Manuscript for his 3rd book.
Just trying to help him find a publisher in the UK.
Both books are about the times of Gangland Britain in the 50`s 60`s and 70`s. Excellent Reading.
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The Trudeau Vector. by Juris Jurjevics.

I am about a third of the way through and contemplating throwing the book out of the window. Sheer cussidness is all that's driving me on to the finish. If any one else has read this book can you let me know whether it ever gets going?
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Robert A. Heinlein - Space Cadet.
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