silverstreak wrote:Done Nation,will not pick it up for at least a couple of months.it's quite brilliant.If anyone hasn't gone to the homepage yet please do and check out the Frank Boyce review.
By the way Tony I bought a Cornwell from a charity shop today I noticed a few books by Patricia Cornwell do you know if she's Bernards significant other.Just curious.
There is a book I would love to reread called The Stainless Steel Rat.I read it many years ago,when dinosaurs still walked the Earth,I can't remember much of the story or indeed the author,but at the time it did leave quite an impression.Anybody help?
I agree about Nation! I've just reread Making Money and wasn't so impressed I'm afraid. I usually like the books even more on the second reading, but not in this case.
Which Cornwell did you get silverstreak? You'll probably enjoy it whatever - but beware, there are some series and they need to be read in order. If it's a Sharpe book, then that's not necessary.
As for Patricia Cornwell - I've had several people badgering me to read her books as they were sure I'd like them. I read two and hated them! A much better writer of that type of fiction is Kathy Reichs - she really is a forensic anthropologist and still works at that while writing the books. She's a hundred times better than Patricia Cornwell in my opinion.
Stainless Steel Rat is a series by Harry Harrison I believe. I haven't read them, but have heard real good things about them.
And my current read is Post Captain, the second in the Aubrey-Maturin series of books by Patrick O'Brien. I got most of the series of these from a charity shop. they were being sold at 80p each and there was a buy one get one free offer. Whoever had donated them obviously hadn't read them as they are in perfect condition. O'Brien isn't the easiest of writers to read - he tends to get carried away with nautical terms and going into great detail about sails and ropes, but the books are very good if you stick with them and even quite funny in places.
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