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Postby Voltan » Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:28 pm

Reading Helliconia spring and enjoying it in a strange sort of way.
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Re: Lookee Here, We Got Us A Book Learner...

Postby JollyBob » Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:55 am

Currently enjoying Alan Moore's Voice of the Fire, although expecting it to lose me by the end once it starts getting all meta-woo...

If you fancy a fun, quick and fighty read, I'd recommend the Outlaw series by Angus Donald - Robin Hood is a great big bastard! :D
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Re: Lookee Here, We Got Us A Book Learner...

Postby geronimo » Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:59 pm

...I've heard things about people from other people about certain people to back that up (c) Andrew May

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Re: Lookee Here, We Got Us A Book Learner...

Postby Skipp » Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:31 am

anathem by neal stepehnson,
riddley walker by russel hoban (possibly my favurite read of all time)
the mongoliad (an easy enjoyable read)
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Re: Lookee Here, We Got Us A Book Learner...

Postby Levied Troop » Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:29 pm

Hilary Mantel - Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies - there's a reason why she's been picking up all the glittering prizes, both books are first class stream of conciousness stuff Tudor style. Just out in paperback now.
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Re: Lookee Here, We Got Us A Book Learner...

Postby Duff » Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:13 pm

Levied Troop wrote:Hilary Mantel - Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies - there's a reason why she's been picking up all the glittering prizes, both books are first class stream of conciousness stuff Tudor style. Just out in paperback now.


Too bloody right. I'm just finishing Bring Up The Bodies at the moment, fantastic reads, both of 'em.
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Re: Lookee Here, We Got Us A Book Learner...

Postby An Absent Humphrey » Sat Aug 03, 2013 7:28 am

Levied Troop wrote:Hilary Mantel - Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies - there's a reason why she's been picking up all the glittering prizes, both books are first class stream of conciousness stuff Tudor style. Just out in paperback now.


Yeah, they sound interesting. THey've made it on to the shortlist.
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Re: Lookee Here, We Got Us A Book Learner...

Postby Skipp » Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:46 pm

Only part way through wolf hall, it's ace, you wouldn't be dissapointed... If you have an ereader pm me...
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Re: Lookee Here, We Got Us A Book Learner...

Postby geronimo » Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:12 pm

Just grabbed the wolf hall books and a handful of others to try and force myself to chill out on hols next week, have also made a start on The Last Viking http://www.amazon.co.uk/Last-Viking-Amu ... ast+viking which is looking promising so far....
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Re: Lookee Here, We Got Us A Book Learner...

Postby Doremi Fasol Latido » Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:17 pm

Byzantium Endures by Michael Moorcock. Follows the adventures of Maxim Arturovich Pyatnitski through the Russian Civil War. Cocaine, prostitutes, paedophilia, antisemitism and dreams of airships and flying cities. Another three novels follow on. I've just started the second one, The Laughter of Carthage.
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