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Postby Tet » Wed Sep 12, 2007 6:15 pm

Just finished Sean McMullen's "The miocene arrow".

Now reading "Backroom boys: the secret return of the British boffin" by Francis Spufford
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Postby Big D » Mon Sep 24, 2007 1:20 pm

Needed something that would fit into a jacket pocket last night so grabbed David Gemmell - Legend.

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Postby Symphon! » Tue Sep 25, 2007 2:19 pm

Currently reading David and Leigh Eddings - Polgara The Sorceress.
Redemption of Althalus was a good book and so is most of eddings work actually but does get a bit predictive.

Another good couple of author for you fantasy novel readers would be John Marco and his Eyes of God Trilogy, and Elizabeth Haydons Rhapsody Trilogy.

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Postby lars_ulrichs_blister » Tue Sep 25, 2007 4:43 pm

Got no new books at all to read :( Will have to have a rummage in the top of me wardrobe to see if i can find anything decent lurking in there
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Postby Big D » Thu Sep 27, 2007 10:59 am

Terry Pratchett - Making Money.

Just finished it. Pretty good.
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Postby lars_ulrichs_blister » Thu Sep 27, 2007 12:00 pm

To Holt - Valhalla

10p from the charity bookstall at the hospital :yes:
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Postby Big D » Thu Sep 27, 2007 2:08 pm

Just started: Stephen Weir - History's Worst Decisions: An Encyclopedia Idiotica.

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Postby Big D » Thu Oct 04, 2007 5:22 pm

Just finished: Richelle Mead - Succubus Blues. It got a good write up in SFX (I think) and it's not a total waste but the whole "Woman trying to juggle social life and Supernatural stuff" has been done to death.
Plus, having a heroine that can't actually defend herself is an odd touch.

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Postby andeh » Thu Oct 11, 2007 3:29 pm

Started reading The Oracle by Vallerio Massimo Manfredi, not bad, it was translated from Italian to English though so its a bit all over the place at times

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Postby carly » Thu Oct 11, 2007 10:46 pm

ive just started reading the time travelers wife by audrey niffenegger.

good, but difficult to keep a track of whats happening!

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Postby jackcake » Thu Oct 11, 2007 11:13 pm

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Postby Big D » Wed Oct 17, 2007 4:32 pm

David Gibbins - Atlantis. (Underwater archaeologists find the real site of Atlantis. Which turns out to be in the same place as a sunken nuclear sub loaded with stolen nukes.)
This aims somewhere between DaVinci Code and the maritime adventure of Clive Cussler. Doesn't really work. Look at the above description again. It shouldn't be possible for a book with that premise to be dull but, alas, it is.

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Postby coreybarkley1987 » Wed Oct 17, 2007 9:02 pm

jeremy schaill - black water - rise of

very interesting read so far
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Postby IronEagle » Wed Oct 17, 2007 10:14 pm

really into TROY---FALL OF KINGS by David and Stella Gemmell...
I will miss the guy... Best writer ever!!!

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Postby Davros » Wed Oct 17, 2007 10:26 pm

IronEagle wrote:really into TROY---FALL OF KINGS by David and Stella Gemmell...
I will miss the guy... Best writer ever!!!


I've got that for my birthday. I'm in the middle of a book at the mo it's a Bruce Dikinson biography I can't wait to read it. I was lucky enough to meet him.
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