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

Postby An Absent Humphrey » Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:13 pm

It's summer.
I'll have time on my hands.
I want something to read.
Come on, recommend me something. Doesn't have to be sci fi or fantasy (or 'war'). Although it could be.
What have you read recently that's left you tingling and thinking, 'lorks lumme, that was a belter'?
I get fed up with reading the same old thng. I want something new and I'm looking for inspiration.
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Postby --- » Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:17 pm

Re-reading William Gibson's Pattern Recognition trilogy... 1 (Pattern Recognition) & 3 (Zero History) are brilliant and 2 (Spook Country)is growing on me with time
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Re: Lookee Here, We Got Us A Book Learner...

Postby geronimo » Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:30 pm

One of the best things I've read this year http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Tiger-Story ... =the+tiger - brilliantly written account of the hunt for a man-eating siberian tiger in the far east of Russia.
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Postby mr tough guy » Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:10 pm

Ready player one by Ernest Cline, have read multiple times and listened to the audiobook at least once since it came out two years ago. Bit of a guilty pleasure as it hits all the right notes for me, 80's Nostalgia, Dungeons and Dragons, Sci-Fi fantasy, videogames and Japanese mecha and tokusatsu all rolled into an exciting Quest.

The Rook by Daniel O'Malley, thriller set in a britain that is protected from the supernatural by a secret organization called the chequy. sort of like Men in Black meets X-Men, and the villians are even a group of evil Belgian. First book is out, sequel is hopefully coming soon

Ocean at the end of the lane by Neil Gaiman, nice and creepy book about a guy remembering childhood

Alpha by Greck Rucka. ex-military trying to stop a terrorist attack on the happiest place on earth ( a disneyland like theme park) All of Rucka's books are recommended actually both his novels and his comicbooks. This one is the first in a new series, but his Tara Chase books are some of my favourites
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Re: Lookee Here, We Got Us A Book Learner...

Postby An Absent Humphrey » Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:29 pm

geronimo wrote:One of the best things I've read this year http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Tiger-Story ... =the+tiger - brilliantly written account of the hunt for a man-eating siberian tiger in the far east of Russia.


Bloody hell, that looks good.
That's definitely made it on to my shortlist.
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Postby Badger Loving Fluffster » Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:17 pm

Child 44

Really enjoyed that one

Apparently they are making a film of it at the mo with Gary Oldman in it. I hope they don't fuck it up
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Postby geronimo » Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:21 pm

Badger Loving Fluffster wrote:Child 44

Really enjoyed that one

Apparently they are making a film of it at the mo with Gary Oldman in it. I hope they don't fuck it up


Read this a few years back on a summer hols, thought it was fairly predictable airport fodder tbh :/
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Postby Badger Loving Fluffster » Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:28 pm

geronimo wrote:
Badger Loving Fluffster wrote:Child 44

Really enjoyed that one

Apparently they are making a film of it at the mo with Gary Oldman in it. I hope they don't fuck it up


Read this a few years back on a summer hols, thought it was fairly predictable airport fodder tbh :/


I'm easily pleased ;)

In the meantime, I'm currently reading (and thoroughly enjoying) 1,000 Years of Annoying the French
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Postby Gi6ers » Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:21 pm

anything by Neal Asher.

Prador Moon is a good start or the Voyage of the Sable Keech.
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Postby Hastati » Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:43 pm

Anything by Jo Nesbo or David Mitchell (not that one, the other one).
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