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Re: Last book read

Post by ThruBeingCool » 04 Sep 2009, 23:18

Last book - "Married Lovers" -Jackie Collins

Now reading....

"Anything Goes" - John Barrowman

Reading is cool :!: 8)

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Re: Last book read

Post by Toiler On The Sea » 04 Sep 2009, 23:22

Just finished Richard Hamonds latest book(it was a birthday present).
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Re: Last book read

Post by Bag Lady » 11 Sep 2009, 22:11

My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk

Orhan Pamuk won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2006. This book is set in Istanbul in the 1590s around a workshop of book illustrators and is basically a murder mystery. Full of detail about how illustrations were made at that time and interwoven with fables as the murderer is tracked down.

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Sets out an intriguing world before getting rather philosophical. Huxley predicts the rise of Primark and the like in a consumer society that provides just enough employment for all the humans produced (“Ending is better than mending. The more stitches, the less riches.”). His take on contraception feels dated but is a good attempt years before the Pill. Is it a scary vision of the future? Or would it actually keep people satisfied?

Bad Science by Ben Goldacre

Taken from his Guardian column it spells out how science should be reported and the questions that should be raised by current newspaper articles. It reminded me of why I went to uni in the first place!

Martian Time-slip by Philip K Dick

Autism is the central theme in this and a lot of the ideas are still surprisingly current.

Vet in a Spin by James Herriot

What can I say, I was on holiday, it was on the shelf in the house and it was better than Big Brother…

Tea Time for the Traditionally Built by Alexander McCall Smith

Botswana still moves at it’s own pace in this latest instalment of the Number One Ladies Detective Agency. An enjoyable few hours read.

Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami

A man is forced by a right-wing organisation to search for a particular sheep somewhere in Japan… This is so much better than it sounds! I love Murakami’s writing and his plain characters.
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Re: Last book read

Post by gjinblack » 12 Sep 2009, 02:02

Pies and Prejudice by Stuart Maconie.

It's a book about about his love for the North of England. He's from Wigan, and yes he does concede that people near the border say we're in the Midlands! Great alternative tour guide this book.
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Re: Last book read

Post by la stranglerina » 21 Sep 2009, 11:14

Starting with No Mercy - just got it in mailbox...finally!!! :P

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Re: Last book read

Post by Dominique » 21 Sep 2009, 14:48

Ex Machina Vol. 5: Smoke, smoke - Brian K. Vaughan

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Re: Last book read

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Re: Last book read

Post by NMH1965 » 01 Oct 2009, 15:34

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Post by TWO SUNSPOTS » 01 Oct 2009, 17:16

Last book read was

"Man enough to be a woman" by Jayne County. - Absolutely superb !!

About to start on a book called "The story of CRASS"
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Re: Last book read

Post by Niki Wu » 10 Oct 2009, 22:06

La Cucina by Lily Prior

Chick Lit nonsense .........Forty something farm-bred spinster librarian in 1950's Mafia controlled Sicily meets flamboyant English chef and writer.
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Re: Last book read

Post by PaulinLondon » 10 Oct 2009, 22:11

Niki Wu wrote:La Cucina by Lily Prior

Chick Lit nonsense .........Forty something farm-bred spinster librarian in 1950's Mafia controlled Scicilly meets flamboyant English chef and writer.
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Re: Last book read

Post by Niki Wu » 10 Oct 2009, 22:24

Bought my father a Le Carre trilogy for Christmas last year knowing my Mum had very little time left. She unfortunately passed away the day after my youngest's birthday on the 27th Dec and a little after a week later the Le Carre box set was sent to a charity shop along with her clothing. People are Strange!

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