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Re: Books - what are you reading at the moment?

Postby JJ » Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:47 am

JJ wrote:Now starting David Baldacci - Absolute Power. Often see his books around and fairly cheap so thought I'd give one a go.


Glad I did! Now finished it and enjoyed it all the way through. Very easy read.

Now starting Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. Been meaning to get to it for ages.
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Re: Books - what are you reading at the moment?

Postby JJ » Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:34 pm

Recently finished Rebecca. Wow, absolutely loved it. The intensely oppressive brooding menace, the fact you knew something was going to happen, a fantastic twist and great ending.

Now onto volume 1 of the excellent Simon Schama's A History of Britain - At The Edge Of The World? 3000BC - AD1603. I'm 60 pages in and it's started well.
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Re: Books - what are you reading at the moment?

Postby SubHuman » Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:30 pm

Daphne du Maurier is one of my favourite woman authors.
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Re: Books - what are you reading at the moment?

Postby JJ » Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:30 am

JJ wrote:Now onto volume 1 of the excellent Simon Schama's A History of Britain - At The Edge Of The World? 3000BC - AD1603. I'm 60 pages in and it's started well.


Finished that, and enjoyed it. Very easy to read although he did gloss over a few things a bit quickly a couple of times.

Before I dive into volume 2 I'm now reading John le Carre - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. I've read a few others of his and thought they were good, especially The Spy Who Came In From The Cold, so thought I'd give arguably his most famous novel a try.
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Re: Books - what are you reading at the moment?

Postby SubHuman » Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:11 pm

JJ wrote:
JJ wrote:Now onto volume 1 of the excellent Simon Schama's A History of Britain - At The Edge Of The World? 3000BC - AD1603. I'm 60 pages in and it's started well.


Finished that, and enjoyed it. Very easy to read although he did gloss over a few things a bit quickly a couple of times.

Before I dive into volume 2 I'm now reading John le Carre - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. I've read a few others of his and thought they were good, especially The Spy Who Came In From The Cold, so thought I'd give arguably his most famous novel a try.


You won't be disappointed, this book marvellously evokes the Cold War era. The television adaption is almost as good.
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