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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Mon Aug 05, 2013 6:45 pm

Bouncy Castle wrote:Rankin is mad. Rankin is potty.

New one coming out in a few weeks Bouncy. 19th September last in the series.

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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Ghost » Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:45 pm

Bouncy Castle wrote:Rankin is mad. Rankin is potty.

yes he is but in a fun way
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Bouncy Castle » Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:32 am

Oooooh. I may have to treat my Kindle!
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Catch-up » Fri Aug 09, 2013 3:29 pm

Finished this and thought it was really good. My only complaint was that the ending was sad and sort of abrupt. Maybe set up for a sequel?

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Right now I'm working on Sea Change by S.M. Wheeler. Has a very Neil Gaiman feel to it so far. The blurb:

The unhappy child of two powerful parents who despise each other, young Lilly turns to the ocean to find solace, which she finds in the form of the eloquent and intelligent sea monster Octavius, a kraken. In Octavius’s many arms, Lilly learns of friendship, loyalty, and family. When Octavius, forbidden by Lilly to harm humans, is captured by seafaring traders and sold to a circus, Lilly becomes his only hope for salvation. Desperate to find him, she strikes a bargain with a witch that carries a shocking price.

Her journey to win Octavius’s freedom is difficult. The circus master wants a Coat of Illusions; the Coat tailor wants her undead husband back from a witch; the witch wants her skin back from two bandits; the bandits just want some company, but they might kill her first. Lilly's quest tests her resolve, tries her patience, and leaves her transformed in every way.
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Bouncy Castle » Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:07 am

I Shall Wear Midnight (Kindle)
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Ghost » Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:38 pm

Just finished Charlaine Harris's Sweet and deadly and I found it very good
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Quatermass » Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:55 am

I just yesterday finished the final volume of Monster, the psychological thriller series by Naoki Urasawa.

In a word? Brilliant. It's a bloody good story, one that Guillermo del Toro is intending to adapt for a TV series. Great story, great ending, with only one minor loose plot thread left hanging.

Many of the volumes are out of print (the sixth volume went out of print shortly after I ordered the damn thing), and I had to borrow them from a library, but apparently they're going to start reissuing them next year... :dance:
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Catch-up » Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:05 pm

chris.ph wrote:glass gods by kate griffin


I'm reading that now. Good so far!
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby chris.ph » Mon Aug 19, 2013 5:24 am

i really enjoyed it catch up :D
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby =Tamar » Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:59 am

How Carrots Won the Trojan War: Curious (but True) Stories of Common Vegetables, by Rebecca Rupp. nonfiction. Oddly fascinating. p.219: an 18th century story of a French caterer who had hungry customers and no main dish, so he shredded a pair of water-buffalo leather gloves and simmered them with onions, mustard, and vinegar. And got away with it. No mud, though.
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby pip » Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:33 am

Reading Dust by Hugh Howey. Its the last part in a post apocalyptic trilogy called the Silo Series. If you haven't tried it get the first part - Wool.
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Penfold » Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:49 am

I'm about to start reading Battle Royale, something I've been promising myself for ages after watching the films. :D
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Ghost » Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:53 am

the manga or the book
because I read the book about 4 years ago and your in for a long slog
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby pip » Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:25 am

Penfold wrote:I'm about to start reading Battle Royale, something I've been promising myself for ages after watching the films. :D

Loved the two films (even the weird rugby stuff in 2) books were ok.
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Penfold » Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:48 am

Ghost wrote:the manga or the book
because I read the book about 4 years ago and your in for a long slog

The book. I'm afraid I don't do manga. :D
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