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Forum: Book Corner 08 January 2013, 11:48 AM
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Since I last posted, I have read The Jewel...

Since I last posted, I have read

The Jewel in the Crown (Paul Scott)
Passage to India (E M Forster)

and I am on the 7th volume of Christopher Fowler's Bryant and May detective series having...
Forum: Book Corner 30 October 2012, 04:48 PM
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Just finished Erik Larson's "The Devil in the...

Just finished Erik Larson's "The Devil in the White City". Admittedly I skimmed many of the chapters leading up to the building the Chicago exhibition.

Also just finished Murakami's "After...
Forum: Book Corner 18 June 2012, 08:12 AM
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Posted By llewtrah
From the Deep of the Dark...

From the Deep of the Dark (http://www.amazon.co.uk/From-Deep-Dark-Jackelian-6/dp/0007289715/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1340002402&sr=1-2) by Stephen Hunter. It's a mix of far future fantasy (you...
Forum: Book Corner 10 March 2012, 03:04 PM
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Posted By llewtrah
Just started Murakami 1Q84. I have all 3 books...

Just started Murakami 1Q84. I have all 3 books so I can read the whole trilogy at once.
Forum: Book Corner 06 March 2012, 05:51 AM
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Posted By llewtrah
I love some of the 19th Century "sensationalist"...

I love some of the 19th Century "sensationalist" novels. M.E.Braddon is well worth seeking out as well - "Aurora Floyd" and "Lady Audley's Secret" are excellent. I've read Collins' big 4...
Forum: Book Corner 05 March 2012, 08:13 AM
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Posted By llewtrah
Finished "The Windup Girl" (Bacigalupi). Full of...

Finished "The Windup Girl" (Bacigalupi). Full of excellent ideas about a future dystopia on a planet ravaged by GM-plagues and in thrall to companies selling GM-foodstuffs and sterile-crops...
Forum: Book Corner 27 February 2012, 08:32 AM
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Posted By llewtrah
I am almost at the end of London: The Biography...

I am almost at the end of London: The Biography by Peter Ackroyd. It's far too good a book to be rushed. In the meantime, my bookpile is accumulating thanks to finding books in charity shops! Top...
Forum: Book Corner 06 February 2012, 03:31 PM
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Posted By llewtrah
These books seemed to be a mainstay of our little...

These books seemed to be a mainstay of our little village library back in the 70s :) it was only open once a week in a back room of the village hall and I used to get my full allowance of 3 books. ...
Forum: Book Corner 06 February 2012, 03:25 PM
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Posted By llewtrah
Peter Ackroyd's "London The Biography" is turning...

Peter Ackroyd's "London The Biography" is turning out to be an enjoyable and entertaining read; informative without being heavy (though at 700 pages and tradeback format it's heavy in the physical...
Forum: Book Corner 03 February 2012, 12:01 PM
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Posted By llewtrah
It's a good fun read and not to be taken...

It's a good fun read and not to be taken seriously :D I hope he writes another Triumff story. I loved the character of the black manservant who has to pretend to be a savage and the way it's hinted...
Forum: Book Corner 03 February 2012, 11:58 AM
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Posted By llewtrah
I finished the 7 Edward Marston "Railway...

I finished the 7 Edward Marston "Railway Detective" paperbacks. Thankfully the 6th and 7th broke away from his formula of "introduce previously unknown character halfway through who turns out to be...
Forum: Book Corner 27 January 2012, 12:09 PM
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Posted By llewtrah
I tried reading James Fenimore Cooper's "The...

I tried reading James Fenimore Cooper's "The Wing-and-Wing" sea story as I'd enjoyed his Leatherstocking series (and I've enjoyed naval stories by other authors). Sad to say I just couldn't get into...
Forum: Book Corner 05 January 2012, 08:05 AM
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Posted By llewtrah
Same here - I romped through it! "Difficult" can...

Same here - I romped through it! "Difficult" can be a description used when someone can't relate to the story, rather than to the narrative style. If you like the sections set in the decaying city...
Forum: Book Corner 05 January 2012, 07:23 AM
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Posted By llewtrah
I read Lanark as well (last year) and it's one...

I read Lanark as well (last year) and it's one I've kept for re-reading. I found the alternate cities both disorienting and disturbingly familiar.
Forum: Book Corner 30 December 2011, 08:54 AM
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Posted By llewtrah
Saramago's "The Gospel According to Jesus...

Saramago's "The Gospel According to Jesus Christ". It's a retelling of the Biblical tale from the central figure's perspective and with a lot of daily life/attitudes of the era thrown in. ...
Forum: Book Corner 29 December 2011, 09:05 AM
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Posted By llewtrah
"Beyond Black" turned out to be more entertaining...

"Beyond Black" turned out to be more entertaining than spooky. Its descriptions of how those in the spirit world behaved were very much in the vein of Will Self's "How The Dead Live". In fact the...
Forum: Book Corner 27 December 2011, 05:25 PM
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Posted By llewtrah
"Beyond Black" by Hilary Mantel. This book had...

"Beyond Black" by Hilary Mantel. This book had mixed reviews, but was in the bargain bin so I thought I'd give it a go. It's like Doris Stokes as re-imagined by Will Self with a touch of James...
Forum: Book Corner 26 December 2011, 06:31 PM
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Posted By llewtrah
"Jamrach's Menagerie" by Carol Birch. ...

"Jamrach's Menagerie" by Carol Birch. Lightweight historical fiction about Jaffy, a 19th century boy living in relative poverty, who joins Mr Jamrach's menagerie and then signs on as sailor on a...
Forum: Book Corner 24 December 2011, 09:14 AM
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Posted By llewtrah
"Chocolate Wars" by Deborah Cadbury. It's mostly...

"Chocolate Wars" by Deborah Cadbury. It's mostly a history of the British Quaker families in the chocolate and confectionery trade right from the days of drinking cocoa to the takeover by Kraft. ...
Forum: Book Corner 15 December 2011, 07:31 PM
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Posted By llewtrah
I know this is wildly off-topic, but do you also...

I know this is wildly off-topic, but do you also have the white "droppings" aka snowman poo? (these were white chocolate raisins last time I saw them, sold in bags and sadly not in a snowman shaped...
Forum: Book Corner 15 December 2011, 12:10 PM
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Posted By llewtrah
We have similar here - it's a bit hard to source...

We have similar here - it's a bit hard to source rhino dung or elephant droppings any other way in these parts! I believe my nearest zoo (Colchester) is able to supply unbranded herbivore dung (I've...
Forum: Book Corner 15 December 2011, 09:17 AM
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Posted By llewtrah
Currently reading Naomi Klein's No Logo (the 2001...

Currently reading Naomi Klein's No Logo (the 2001 edition from a charity shop). It's basically about the pervasiveness of brand-name/designer-brand goods and how corporate logos/sponsorship...
Forum: Book Corner 14 December 2011, 08:01 PM
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Posted By llewtrah
I read Riddley Walker quite recently and...

I read Riddley Walker quite recently and thoroughly recommend it to anyone into "post future apocalypse" type science fiction set in a post-technological (or recovering technological) world. I...
Forum: Book Corner 14 December 2011, 12:14 PM
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Posted By llewtrah
Dang - I could have compared the finger...

Dang - I could have compared the finger amputation with one of my old anatomy textbooks! Though I get the feelign I owuld have enjoyed the textbook slight more for succinctness of style :lol:
Forum: Book Corner 13 December 2011, 08:44 PM
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Posted By llewtrah
I started reading "An Echo in the Bone" (Diana...

I started reading "An Echo in the Bone" (Diana Gabaldon) that I found in a charity shop not knowing this was part 7 of a series. The time streams/time travel element (living in both past and...
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