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Old 06 December 2011, 08:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Richard W View Post
Flat Earth News by Nick Davies. As I said in the old thread, everybody, in the UK at least, should probably read this.
I shall have to see about picking it up sometime then.

The Spy Who Came In From The Cold by John Le Carré. I was sure I'd read this before, but didn't remember it. It's very good, though, which is why it's a classic, I suppose. I read it because of the new film of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, which I've not seen, but the book is also on my pile.
Tinker, Tailor is even better, but all of the Smiley series are pretty damn good.

... Anyway, I'm now reading The City And The City by China Miéville, which as Embra said in the previous thread is very good. Without saying too much, I thought it would be to do with a multidimensional or hidden city along the lines of Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere. It's a far better and more interesting idea than that. It's like something that Italo Calvino missed from Invisible Cities, or that Jorge Luís Borges didn't quite think of. And it's got a murder mystery on top. China Miéville is good.
Sounds like that might be worth a look too then. I shall have to start keeping a list.

I saw there's a new Umberto Eco out, so I shall probably pick that up in the near future.

November's reading:

* Michele Giutteri - A Death In Tuscany
* Lee Child - The Hard Way
* Lee Child - Nothing to Lose
* Lee Child - Gone Tomorrow
* Val McDermid - Killing the Shadows
* Henning Mankell - Firewall
* Alice Cooper (with Keith and Kent Zimmerman - Alice Cooper: Golf Monster
* Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner - Superfreakonomics

Nearly reached the end of Lee Child's Jack Reacher series, and I've only got another couple of books to go of Mankell's Wallander series. I picked up another of the latter today, along with George Mann's The Affinity Bridge - thought I would give steampunk a try.

Last edited by Cinnamon; 06 December 2011 at 08:09 PM. Reason: Posted too soon
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