What Are You Reading? 3

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Postby Catch-up » Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:47 pm

I'm about 1/3 of the way through London Falling by Paul Cornell. Sort of similar to the Ben Aaronovitch books, but not as entertaining. Still good so far though!
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby pip » Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:57 pm

Catch-up wrote:I'm about 1/3 of the way through London Falling by Paul Cornell. Sort of similar to the Ben Aaronovitch books, but not as entertaining. Still good so far though!

The other half loved it but shes a West Ham supporter which fits well with the book. Paul Cornell was a Doctor Who screenwriter like Ben Aaronovitch so a few similarities
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Penfold » Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:51 pm

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Catch-up wrote:I'm about 1/3 of the way through London Falling by Paul Cornell. Sort of similar to the Ben Aaronovitch books, but not as entertaining. Still good so far though!

The other half loved it but shes a West Ham supporter which fits well with the book. Paul Cornell was a Doctor Who screenwriter like Ben Aaronovitch so a few similarities

Obviously a lady of exceptional taste if her choice of football team is anything to go by. :D
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby pip » Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:51 am

Had to dress poor Harry in Claret and Blue a few times
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Penfold » Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:54 am

:lol: :lol: :lol: Sounds like a future Hammer in the making. :handgestures-thumbupleft: :D
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby pip » Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:05 am

Well the plan is to bring him to Upton park next October for his Grandads sixtieth. We'll see what happens.
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Catch-up » Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:50 am

I knew they were both Doctor Who writers only because Q pointed it out when he mentioned the book here. Otherwise, they're different enough that I don't think I would have mentioned the comparison. Not being a sports fan, the West Ham thing doesn't connect as much, but it's still early in. I may have questions, but I'll pm someone so I don't post any spoilers.
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby pip » Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:51 am

Enjoy it anyway. sequel is out in April next year
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Postby Catch-up » Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:59 am

Definitely enjoying it! :D
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby pip » Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:04 pm

UK edition of Ben Aaronovitch Broken Homes out next week. sadly not in the states til next year.
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Catch-up » Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:13 am

Too bad. :( Really looking forward to reading the next one!
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby pip » Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:55 am

Catch-up wrote:Too bad. :( Really looking forward to reading the next one!

Catchup , you can order the UK version off http://www.thebookdepository.com with free delivery. Great way of getting books released earlier somewhere else. :D They will deliver to the states on the release in 7 days
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Postby Catch-up » Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:24 pm

Wow, very cool! Thank you Pip. :D
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Quatermass » Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:55 am

pip wrote:
Catch-up wrote:I'm about 1/3 of the way through London Falling by Paul Cornell. Sort of similar to the Ben Aaronovitch books, but not as entertaining. Still good so far though!

The other half loved it but shes a West Ham supporter which fits well with the book. Paul Cornell was a Doctor Who screenwriter like Ben Aaronovitch so a few similarities


I actually preferred Cornell to Aaronovitch, to be perfectly honest. In fact, to a degree, this applies to their Doctor Who novels as well.

For those who want a taste of Paul Cornell's best Doctor Who book (IMO), while Love and War is hard to get nowadays (I was lucky to find a second hand copy), it was adapted as a two-hour audio play by Big Finish.
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby majomull » Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:19 pm

Just finished "The Dirty Streets of Heaven" by Tad Williams. Its an urban fantasy featuring angels and their adventures/shenanigans. Not a bad weekend read if you like the genre.
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