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20-11-2009, 05:46 PM
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Flippin heck, you lot get through a lot of books I used to read a lot in my youth but honestly don't seem to have the time now. I recently read 'Marley & Me' (John Grogan) which I must say I quite liked ("tho I hated his wife and her superficial reasons for having a dog) and 'A Dog Abroad' ( Bruce Foge) which I definately did NOT like.

The only author I can claim to have read every thing is Scott Fitzgerald who coined the phrase 'The Jazz Age' and if any of you have not read 'The Great Gatesby' and 'The Last Tycoon' I would strongly urge you to do so because IMO the films just do not do justice to his work.
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20-11-2009, 06:00 PM
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The films rarely do justice to any books, IMO ... ....
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24-11-2009, 12:24 PM
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Just light reading for me, Maeve Binchy,Erica James even Mr. T's books [Alan Titchmarsh] I also liked The Secret Life of Evie Hamilton by Catherine Alliott. I like comfort reading, no scrub that, I just like comfort.
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24-11-2009, 01:45 PM
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One book I do notrecommend is Sara Palin's new book
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Amen to that, Buzzie!!!
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07-12-2009, 09:32 PM
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Any Terry Pratchett fans out there? Just finished his latest: Unseen Academicals; had me ROTFL. His usual wry wit, humor and insight into human nature in a marvellous fantasy world. And of course, a happy ending.

I see the Queen has knighted him, it's Sir Terry now.
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10-12-2009, 08:43 PM
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I'm just wading through Christine Feehans 'Dark' series, I have read one of the 'Leopard' series also by the same author and it was one of those books that you just don't want to put down, as are the others. I'm just waithing for the ones i haven't read to come into the library for me!
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17-12-2009, 10:45 PM
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The Journeyer by Gary Jennings.

I would even try to give a synopsis of this book, except to say you should read it. It is about Marco Polo.
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29-12-2009, 01:59 PM
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I can thoroughly recommend "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" by Steig Larsson. It is part of a trilogy of his books, which can be read alone, but if one starts with The Girl... it does provide the background to the character. These are thrillers and Larsson delivered the books to his publisher and died before they were published, so was unaware of their huge success. He was only in his 50's I believe. I read that he died intestate which meant that his long-time partner, of many years, did not get a penny of the royalties. Sad.
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29-12-2009, 02:11 PM
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Originally Posted by dandysmom ->
Any Terry Pratchett fans out there? Just finished his latest: Unseen Academicals; had me ROTFL. His usual wry wit, humor and insight into human nature in a marvellous fantasy world. And of course, a happy ending.

I see the Queen has knighted him, it's Sir Terry now.
Oh yes! Excellent.
 
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