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Re: What Are You Reading 2

Postby Quatermass » Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:50 am

Bouncy Castle wrote:I like the Dresden books, and I like the Aaronovitch books too. They're very clever, and it helps if you know the layout of London.


Well, I know enough of it, thanks to a holiday to the UK, so I might be able to follow the argument. Seriously, it took me maybe a couple of days to learn how to navigate the Tube. It was dealing with being crammed into a train like a sardine that I had the problem with... :o
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Re: What Are You Reading 2

Postby Bouncy Castle » Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:47 am

Q. This might be of interest to you.

http://www.the-folly.com/books/rivers-o ... -uk/?ln=en
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Re: What Are You Reading 2

Postby Quatermass » Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:57 am

I might get around to it, but I need to ask: has anyone who has read these books by Ben Aaronovitch read the Laundry series by Charles Stross? Because it just occurred to me that they involve policing the occult, although the Laundry is more about an occult secret service. It's a good series, as it mixes Lovecraftian horror with pastiches of spy-fi and a sardonic edge of humour.
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Re: What Are You Reading 2

Postby Bouncy Castle » Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:27 pm

Looks interesting.

Might give it a go when I've finished all the books I bought to read over Christmas last year!!!
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Re: What Are You Reading 2

Postby Quatermass » Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:33 pm

Bouncy Castle wrote:Looks interesting.

Might give it a go when I've finished all the books I bought to read over Christmas last year!!!


Just keep in mind that there is more drama and horror than comedy. Only the sardonic narration and the occasionally ridiculous situation lightens the mood. But it gives it a nice touch. There are four books: The Atrocity Archives, The Jennifer Morgue, The Fuller Memorandum, and The Apocalypse Codex.
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Re: What Are You Reading 2

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:09 pm

His Halting State is quite good as well I have to get the sequel Rule 34.

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Re: What Are You Reading 2

Postby Catch-up » Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:16 pm

Catch-up wrote: Instead I've started The Devil in Silver by Victor Lavalle. Really good so far!


This was really good!
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Re: What Are You Reading 2

Postby chillicamper » Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:49 am

Who's Wee Dug wrote:His Halting State is quite good as well I have to get the sequel Rule 34.

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In the year 2018, Sergeant Sue Smith of the Edinburgh constabulary is called in on a special case. A daring bank robbery has taken place at Hayek Associates, a dot-com startup company that's just been floated on the London stock exchange. The suspects are a band of marauding orcs, with a dragon in tow for fire support, and the bank is located within the virtual reality land of Avalon Four. For Smith, the investigation seems pointless. But she soon realizes that the virtual world may have a devastating effect in the real one-and that someone is about to launch an attack upon both...


I read that a while back - quite enjoyed it.....but not read any of his others. I must given them a go
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Re: What Are You Reading 2

Postby Quatermass » Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:23 am

I've put on hold a copy of Rivers of London at my library.
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Re: What Are You Reading 2

Postby Catch-up » Fri Nov 09, 2012 1:01 pm

Finally started Dodger. :D
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Re: What Are You Reading 2

Postby Quatermass » Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:40 pm

Just finished reading Redshirts by John Scalzi. Two guesses as to what it is about. The book was good, but the epilogues went on for-[EFF!]ing-ever.
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Re: What Are You Reading 2

Postby pip » Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:42 am

I'm about half way through Fall of Giants by Ken Follett. Its set around WW1 and is a very long book but its really good. Parts read like an episode of Downton :D
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Re: What Are You Reading 2

Postby Sjoerd3000 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:11 pm

Finished Johnny and the Bomb, was quite good :D Now started with the Toyminator by Robert Rankin :)
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Re: What Are You Reading 2

Postby Bouncy Castle » Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:36 pm

It's a tradition, or an old charter, or something.
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Re: What Are You Reading 2

Postby Dotsie » Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:49 pm

What is? :? You mean the thing you're reading now?

I'm reading Witches Abroad.
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