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Discussion in 'Book club' started by lanokia, Oct 18, 2015.
Scrublands by Chris Hammer . Undemanding ‘garden ‘ read
I've just finished this. I found it a really interesting read.
Given up on ‘Twisted’ by Steve Cavanagh . How this author has a following I shall never know ! Absolute rubbish
I'm just about to start The Clockmakers Daughter by Kate Morton.
I’m half way through “Tombland” the latest Shardlake story by C.J. Samson.
I’m finding it an absorbing read.
I love all the Shardlake stories!
My Sister is a Serial Killer - quirky and ‘ bite size ‘ by a Nigerian author unknown to me ....Oyinkan Braithwaite
I'm listening to 'The Goldfinch', and re-reading 'Jane Eyre', which is my comfort book
The Way of All Flesh by Ambrose Parry - delicious . Highly recommended
That looks good! I think I'll add it to my 'to-read' on goodreads
I’ve read “Tombland” by C J Samson now, which I loved. I’m on with reading “World without end” by Ken Follet, which I’m quite enjoying. It’s another hefty tome, but an easy read.
I'm currently reading the fourth 'Strike' book, Lethal White by Robert Galbraith/JK Rowling. Great story so far (I'm just over half way) but you have to get over the silly names of most of the characters!
I found this v convoluted and a bit repetitive ( Strike ‘s dodgy leg ) . The first was the best . Sadly I just can’t get over the ludicrous names - does she do it for a bet ?
I suppose @minnie me she does it because she can! I've got 30 pages to go and I so want Strike and Robin to be together! Hope it will be televised.
Yes I hope so too - the TV thing ! Inspired casting for Strike and Robyn I think? They are great to gether too
I nearly gave up on the Casual
Vacancy because I found one of the families very clichéd - the one living in social housing and I was shouting at the page BUT I persevered and really enjoyed it ?
@BertieBassett2 - do you read Mark Lawson ? I love his stuff ... and I devoured Capital by John Lanchester
No to both those author suggestions but thanks for the recommendation! I'm now reading the next Book Club choice - The Best of our Spies by Alex Gerlis - quite good, for an Amazon self published book!
For spy type stuff am a big fan of Charles Cummings ( Thomas Kell is the protagonist ) - some better than others but worth a shot if you are not familiar with his work ....
Phil Beadle's Bad Education.
‘Don’t Go There’ by Adam Fletcher . A bit of a travelogue in the style of Bill Bryson ? I really enjoyed it / the wit and learnt a lot too . Now onto The Way of All Flesh by Kaite Welsh - first female medical students @ 1892 in Edinburgh. A bit social history / murder mystery . Recommended by someone in my local Waterstones- I think the first time someone has actually engaged with me there about books in over 30 years -