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Two really good books to recommend here. I have just finished Ian Rankin's latest:




'The Complaints' is a taut and involving crime and conspiracy thriller with very well drawn characters and a plot that avoids the predictable. It is quite fast paced but well written with just enough description to place the action. Very enjoyable and hopefully the start of a new vein of non-Rebus novels from Rankin.


I'm now just over half way through the latest from William Boyd:



This is the first Boyd novel I've read. It is incredibly clever and manages to unravel several different layers of life in London with a superb sense of place and atmosphere whilst maintaining sufficient pace to keep the plot moving forward. I am struggling to put it down at present!

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read this last year , a true story of the life of a major drug dealer and his mob connections , great reading ..

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JD - surely you know how that ends?

I'm reading The Map That Changed the World; it's okay, but hard to really care about. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Map-That-Changed-World-Redemption/dp/0140280391/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1263772268&sr=8-2

By the same author,  I can highly recommend http://www.amazon.co.uk/Surgeon-Crowthorne-Madness-English-Dictionary/dp/0140271287/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1263772268&sr=8-4

 

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Recently got Dean Koontz's 'Breathless'. Only a few chapters in at present.


 

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I'm not into reading myself, (unless it's science-fact based) but my other half just got this Kindle 2 :

 

At first I thought -nah that can't replace the physical media of a book, but....it's a wicked bit of kit. Top marks to Amazon for creating this badboy. The display on it is quite bizarre too - being able to use it in direct sunlight without a problem, and there's room for 1500 novels !

Anyone else got one or interested in them at all ? 

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Lots. Apart from my textbooks, which constitute the bulk of my reading, not to mention my time, I just finished:


The Informant (Film Tie in)


(I haven't seen the film)

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......this forum. I have about 20 good books I'd like to read, but just don't have the time. I'll have even less time soon as well..... Wink


 

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This will be started tonight.

 

And this will be finished today. Lost count how many times ive read it!

 Masterpiece.


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If you have even the slightest interest in science then I can highly recommend this one by Bill Bryson.

 

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I can't be bothered with all the pictures, but since the beginning of December:

Transition - Iain Banks (although it just as easily could have been an M. Banks book),

Flood, Ark, Stephen Baxter (really good, with the usual miserable outlook for humanity that I've come to expect from Baxter)

Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss (great but give it a couple of years, the next one might be ready by then...)

Fevre Dream, George RR Martin (one of his older ones but still good),

Dracula, Bram Stoker (much better than I thought it would be, very cleverly done).

I'm sure there's something else but I can't remember what it is right now.

I'm trying to read Mary Shelley's Frankenstein but even with pictures it's pretty heavy going, sentences just go on and on and on, by the time you get to the end of a sentence you can't remember what it was talking about at the beginning...

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sentences just go on and on and on, by the time you get to the end of a sentence you can't remember what it was talking about at the beginning...


I know the feeling. I find that really frustrating as I often have to re-read things a couple of times.Angry