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Postby BeadyDragon » Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:56 pm

Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy - made me laugh almost as much as Wee Free Men. It's aimed at young adult readers (12+), but don't let that put you off - go on, brave the children's section of your library!
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Postby Albert_Spangler » Thu Feb 25, 2010 8:19 am

Dead Famous by Ben Elton is a fantastic book. Don't be put off by the name Ben Elton... I always hated him from his stand up but he is actually a very good writer
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:35 am

couldn't agree more - Blackadder from 2 onwards really perked up when Elton joined Richard Curtis to write the series. STARK was good as well - loved the concepts in that one and Inconceivable was just so realistic and funny-tragic for anyone who's gone down or been tempted by the IVF route :D
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Postby Albert_Spangler » Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:54 pm

Chart throb is a very good spoof of the music reality tv culture too. Oops, I guess I am a twit! Oh well
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Postby wicked woman » Sat Feb 27, 2010 1:07 pm

BeadyDragon wrote:Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy - made me laugh almost as much as Wee Free Men. It's aimed at young adult readers (12+), but don't let that put you off - go on, brave the children's section of your library!


Thanks for the tip. I've got it, had a quick look, it looks great. That's my treat for tomorrow

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Postby WannabeAngua » Fri Mar 19, 2010 9:23 pm

Pooh, you really are cruel!

Right, if it have to be JUST ONE it'll have to be The killing kind by John Connolly.
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Postby bikkit » Sat Mar 20, 2010 9:35 am

i have changed my mind TEST OF THE TWINS! READ IT!
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Postby ShadowNinjaCat » Sat Mar 20, 2010 3:24 pm

The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy- By Douglas Adams

I just recently read the first,second,third and fourth ones in the trilogy and am now reading the last book .I think I will finish it today or tomorrow
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Postby Ponder Stibbons » Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:56 am

The Discworld Series! :lol:
Just joking.

Eoin Colfer's Artemis Fowl.
The first book only has Artemis Fowl as its name. Its not my favorite in the series, but everything else makes much more sense if you read it first. Total 6 books in series as yet.

Note: That's still only one book. I was giving EXTRA INFORMATION! :P :wink:
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Postby Ponder Stibbons » Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:43 pm

Actually, on second thought, since you might find Artemis Fowl a bit young, maybe Falling Leaves by Adeline Yen Mah(true story) or The Tiger in the Well(not a true story).
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Postby poohcarrot » Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:53 pm

So Ponder, what exactly about the title of this thread, "One book recommendation" didn't you understand? :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Ponder Stibbons » Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:53 am

So sue me!
(I was saving that up. I knew you'd post something like that :lol: )
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Postby raisindot » Thu Apr 15, 2010 12:07 pm

"Lamb," by Christopher Moore. I'm not a practicing Christian, nor have ever been one, but Moore's hilarious and often very touching "alternate gospel" of Biff, Jesus' best friend, creates a far more appealing 'biography' of Jesus than the New Testament does.

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Postby Courtjezter » Wed Jul 28, 2010 12:14 pm

IT by Stephen King, it was a toss up between that and The Stand but the multiple timelines in IT win through.
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Postby superfurryandy » Sat Jul 31, 2010 12:29 am

I'd go for The Stand, myself :)

One book, eh?

Ok then, let it be A Chancer by James Kelman - a book I return to year after year.
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