Books - What are you reading?

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DoctorX

4,182 posts

104 months

Friday 21st December 2018
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rst99 said:
Almost finished this. A crime novel set in the Hebrides. It is so good I have bought the rest of the trilogy.


Mentioned a few times on this thread. Very good indeed.

unrepentant

19,110 posts

193 months

Friday 21st December 2018
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Finally got around to reading The Boss's autobiography.

A very enjoyable read for someone like me who has been a fan since the late 70's.


droopsnoot

6,083 posts

179 months

Monday 24th December 2018
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Just finished "Trafficked" by Lee Weeks, very good. I'm sure I've read another by the same author, a while ago.

king_ZS

44 posts

30 months

Tuesday 25th December 2018
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realjv

685 posts

103 months

Wednesday 26th December 2018
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Right now I'm in the middle of "Thr Long Way to A Small Angry Planet" by Becky Chambers and really liking it. Before that I'd been on a bit of a non-fiction bend the best of which was "Bad Blood" by John Carreyrou which was a proper unputdownable page turner.
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200Plus Club

4,993 posts

215 months

Thursday 27th December 2018
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Desert Sniper by Ed Nash.
Some crazy chap (non military) who decided to up sticks and go to Syria to help the Kurds fight Isis. As you do!
Looks interesting enough as I'm not usually a fan of ex military men's accounts of war.

droopsnoot

6,083 posts

179 months

Friday 28th December 2018
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Just finished the latest John Grisham book "The Reckoning". Pretty good overall, a little patchy in some bits and I didn't think there was much of an ending to it. I was losing interest towards the end of the first part and through the start of the second, but it came back after that.

LordGrover

30,048 posts

149 months

Sunday 30th December 2018
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Once A Pilgrim - James Deeg (99p on Kindle

Rollicking story of decorated ex-SAS soldier who's early life exploits catch up with him. Almost.
Fast paced, excellent thriller - sort like a Scotch Jack Reacher in the making. Not for the highbrow aficianados, but great fun.
Second in series due out in a couple of weeks.

Prolex-UK

632 posts

145 months

Monday 31st December 2018
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LordGrover said:
Once A Pilgrim - James Deeg (99p on Kindle

Rollicking story of decorated ex-SAS soldier who's early life exploits catch up with him. Almost.
Fast paced, excellent thriller - sort like a Scotch Jack Reacher in the making. Not for the highbrow aficianados, but great fun.
Second in series due out in a couple of weeks.
+1 from me ......pre ordered the next one :-)

andy_s

13,808 posts

196 months

Monday 31st December 2018
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Just finished Richard Morgan's Thin Air a sort of follow-on from Black Man [ie it's not a Kovacs] - superb tale set on post-colony Mars with all the Morgan hallmarks of noir-sci-fi, gritty realism and convoluted plotting set in the narration of the hard-boiled augmented head of the protagonist. If you enjoyed his other stuff (which I have immensely) you won't be disappointed with Thin Air.



Edited by andy_s on Monday 31st December 14:32

droopsnoot

6,083 posts

179 months

Monday 31st December 2018
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I've just finished "Long Road to Mercy" by David Baldacci, featuring a new character, a loner FBI agent with a difficult past. A decent read even if that does sound a bit clichéd, possibly a little far-fetched storyline, but maybe not.

Stan the Bat

4,373 posts

149 months

Monday 31st December 2018
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droopsnoot said:
I've just finished "Long Road to Mercy" by David Baldacci, featuring a new character, a loner FBI agent with a difficult past. A decent read even if that does sound a bit clichéd, possibly a little far-fetched storyline, but maybe not.
Not as good as his previous stuff.

IMHO.

p1doc

2,525 posts

121 months

Thursday 3rd January
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Stan the Bat said:
Not as good as his previous stuff.

IMHO.
very prolific writer have read amos decker and camel club series so far vgood just starting king and Maxwell series

and31

87 posts

64 months

Thursday 3rd January
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Just finished” SAS-Italian job” by Damien Lewis
It’s about the behind enemy lines exploits by the SAS and the Italian partisans.exiting stuff !!

Stan the Bat

4,373 posts

149 months

Thursday 3rd January
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p1doc said:
Stan the Bat said:
Not as good as his previous stuff.

IMHO.
very prolific writer have read amos decker and camel club series so far vgood just starting king and Maxwell series
Yes, that's what I meant .

This latest one isn't as good as the earlier stuff.

Scabutz

808 posts

17 months

Thursday 3rd January
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mattyn1 said:
On recommendation, I am just about to start this:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Soldier-Spy-Tom-Marcus/dp...

Anyone read it?

I'm half way through this. fking amazing.

Amyrich

1 posts

Friday 4th January
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Rereading, actually. Alan Moore's Watchmen. One of my absolute favourite graphic novels!

toasty

5,152 posts

157 months

Friday 4th January
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Amyrich said:
Rereading, actually. Alan Moore's Watchmen. One of my absolute favourite graphic novels!
I never understood the plaudits for this. Dull book, dull artwork, dull film. All IMHO, of course.

sas62

333 posts

15 months

Friday 4th January
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Prolex-UK said:
omniflow said:
I've just started reading the Lucas Davenport novels by John Sandford. The first book was published in 1989, and there are 30+ books about the same character - he starts life as a maverick policeman in Minneapolis.

It's a little bit like Harry Bosch, and if you like Harry Bosch books you'll probably like these. It's not copycat or samey, the books definitely have a completely separate vibe to Bosch. I am really enjoying them - I've read the first 4 books so far, and it's made commuting a real pleasure. Not sure why it's taken me 29 years to discover them.
I have read them all. great reads all.

John Sandford has another series with a character called Virgil Flowers. Based in the same region of the USA and Lucas is his boss.

Had some proper laugh out loud moments on the commute into work with Virgil.
Bugg£r. Just finished the first Lucas Davenport on kindle to find that he next few aren't out yet. May for 2nd book and June for 3rd. Lots of the later books are already out on kindle which is odd.

NorthernSky

419 posts

54 months

Friday 4th January
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If this is a man, by Primo Levi.

Firsthand account of an Auschwitz survivor.

Compelling, gripping, you're left desperate to the outcome of the most minor incident, because in that world, life is treated cheaply. He's got a mesmerising writing style, extremely descriptive and analytical - his training as a chemist and impartiality is a rare thing. I could not rate this book higher (or his other work, The Periodic Table, detailing some encounters that struck the writer as significant for a number of reasons - the characters are named after elements in the chapter headings.)

10/10

Unforgettable

At times, the reader will be struck by a despair coming from realising this event actually was allowed to take place.

Edited by NorthernSky on Friday 11th January 12:02