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10-08-2009, 09:57 PM
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I like King and Koontz also, and love Robin Cook! Love any medical thriller, the Andromeda Strain was one of the best I'd ever read IMO.
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10-08-2009, 10:51 PM
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Love Richard Laymon too........and my fav at the moment is author Simon Scarrow...
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21-08-2009, 06:12 PM
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I recently saw an amazing woman on the TV, she has written a book about her exploits.

Just a little run around the world - Rosie Swale Pope

After losing her husband to cancer she set off on her incredible journey to raise awareness of the disease, 20,000 miles, it took her 5 years to complete, and found her in many hair raising situations, a very brave lady, she is a total inspiration, and by btw she was in her 50's!

I also enjoyed reading Endal by Allan and Sandra Parton, Allan was seriously injured in the gulf war and Endal came into his life and made his life worth living again. I was expecting the book to be just about Endal but it was quite a few chapters before he came into the story, each chapter is written alternating between how Allan saw things and the next from Sandra's view point, it gives you an insight into how disability impacts on the person it has happened to and those around them.
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20-09-2009, 11:49 AM
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My holiday read was The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood.
Set in Canada from the thirties to the seventies mainly and written by a famous Canadian writer, I have a hardback copy given me by some Canadian friends, several years ago. Having finally got around to reading it, I only wish I had started it earlier.
I was prompted to read it by having heard Margaret Atwood talking on the radio about her most recent book (which also sounds fascinating).
The Blind Assasin is a family saga; a rich powerful family; their fortunes during the war; family feudings; romantic affairs etc.
She is a very good writer
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27-09-2009, 09:17 PM
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Originally Posted by dandysmom ->
I'm a huge Anne McCaffrey fan! Have you read any of Marion Zimmer Bradley's Darkover series? Love them!
ill have to look them up. i love her books
anyone read the Bad Dog Diarys. i was rolling around laughing. 10 out of 10
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04-10-2009, 04:49 PM
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Two new authors I've recently found and enjoy:Peter James and Ariana Franklin. The latter has a very good series about a female physician (very rare in those days) in England at the time of Henry II; she's sort of a medieval detective/forensic specialist. If you like the Brother Cadfael books think you'll like these. The Serpent's Tale is the one I'm currently reading. Well written and a lot of fascinating detail about life in those days.

DM: that's where I found that word "orgulous"!
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18-10-2009, 11:17 PM
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ive just read a true story by lois pryce. called lois on the loose. she rode a 250 trials bike from the tip of alaska.to the bottom of south america .on her own.
im 1/2 way through her 2nd 1 called red tape and white knuckles. shes rinding through africa on the same bike. on her own again.
fantastic read. 100% recomend.
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26-10-2009, 10:09 PM
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Anyone reading the new Dan Brown? And there is a new Ruth Rendell out, Monster in the Box, an Inspector Wexford. Just put a hold on it at the library.
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20-11-2009, 12:10 PM
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Good Fantasy books to try the farseer trilogy and the tawny man trilogy by robin hobb great reads keep going back to them
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Susan Hill. Very like Ruth Rendell, her latest in the Inspector Serralier series is The Vows of Silence; terrific read!
 
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