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Postby Aries » Sun Sep 07, 2008 7:16 pm

This week i will be mostly reading Nation. Just finished Sovereign by C.J Samson which was better than i thought it was going to be.
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Postby Katariina » Mon Sep 08, 2008 2:53 pm

Nation...
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Postby Jinx » Mon Sep 08, 2008 3:01 pm

I gotta conform, I'm also reading Nation now. =)
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Sep 08, 2008 3:03 pm

It's sitting there waiting to be read. :(
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Postby Dotsie » Mon Sep 08, 2008 3:23 pm

Another one for Nation!

Couldn't wait. Abandoned my reading group book for it.
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Postby Jason » Mon Sep 08, 2008 5:05 pm

The Folklore of Discworld which I picked up from WH Smiths today. Waterstones don't have it yet.
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Postby chris.ph » Mon Sep 08, 2008 5:17 pm

had to walk passed it shopping . amazon better hurry up!!!!! :x
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Postby Jarmara » Mon Sep 08, 2008 5:48 pm

chris.ph wrote:had to walk passed it shopping . amazon better hurry up!!!!! :x


Seconded. They told me they posted it on Friday, it should be here!
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Postby chris.ph » Fri Sep 12, 2008 6:27 pm

im now reading hell to pay by simon r green
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Postby chris.ph » Wed Sep 17, 2008 5:44 pm

finished that im know reading unnatural enquirer by simon r green
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Postby Jarmara » Wed Sep 17, 2008 5:46 pm

I'm reading folklore of the discworld at home and back through our collection of Hellboy trades when I'm commuting.
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Postby silverstreak » Wed Sep 17, 2008 5:54 pm

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?
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Postby chris.ph » Wed Sep 17, 2008 6:01 pm

they used to have a character in 2000ad called the stainless steel rat
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Postby The_Discworldaholic » Wed Sep 17, 2008 6:02 pm

The only book i know with a title The stainless steel rat was by Harry Harrison but i cant remember dinosaurs in it, it was a sci fi book, and i loved the whole series.
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Postby Tonyblack » Wed Sep 17, 2008 6:06 pm

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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