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« Reply #30 on: January 18, 2009 »


Travel books (like Round Ireland With A Fridge) are a rarity, but Tony Hawks' book, a recent read, was a welcome diversion at the time. I've also read some of Michael Palin's travel books ...

You might like Bill Bryson's books.  He's hilarious!   Love him!

Actually, Beadnell, I HAVE read one of his books. I borrowed it, being the cheapskate that I am, and really enjoyed it. He was touring around Europe, I seem to recall. I enjoyed it a great deal, but the title didn't stick in the memory, unfortunately.

That'll be Neither Here Nor There, where he's travelling around Europe with his friend Katz.  You'll like The Lost Continent and Notes from a Small Island, too.
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« Reply #31 on: January 19, 2009 »

I love Bill Bryson - I think he's hilarious too.

In my twenties I used to read Westerns, my brother -in-law was an avid fan and used to pass on his books so I read them lots and lots of them.  Don't think I could read them now
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« Reply #32 on: January 23, 2009 »

I got some Sven Hassell books when I was a teenager, but I think my mum will have thrown them out when I was at Polytechnic, from 1979 to 1980.

Put another way, my dad still lives in the house that I was born in and they aren't anywhere to be found!

Beadnell - you're probably right, but my memory is neither what it should be nor what it used to be.  Embarrassed
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« Reply #33 on: January 24, 2009 »

I'll read anything apart from - Fantasy - Science Fiction - Futuristic - Romance


Like short stories - have a lot of these by various authors, only one of which is crime Val McDermid

anything by:  Patrick Gale - Ann Tyler - Anita Brookner  - Edna O'Brien - Alice Monroe

Travel books: Dervla Murphy - Bill Bryson - Michael Palin
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« Reply #34 on: January 24, 2009 »

Autobiographies, sci-fi, bit of fantasy, history, humour, mysteries...anything except chick-lit and yukky love stuff...but mostly crime!
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« Reply #35 on: May 14, 2009 »

rom coms bore me anything with action
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« Reply #36 on: November 03, 2010 »

I noticed today that Virginia Andrews has jumped on the inexplicably popular teenage vampire genre with the newly released Daughter of Darkness. Perhaps not as surprising as it may be, bearing in mind Andrews has been, err, quite dead since 1986.
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« Reply #37 on: November 03, 2010 »

LOL!
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« Reply #38 on: November 03, 2010 »

Thanks to Claire I have just purchased 3 Richard Laymon novels after reading the blurbs. They sound awesome  Smiley
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« Reply #39 on: November 03, 2010 »

Which did you get?
Hope you enjoy them!
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« Reply #40 on: November 03, 2010 »

I must be on my own then as i love chick-lit, or romance for me its a break from crime/thriller as sometimes they can be too much on my little brain, i like some of the vampire series and have now started 2 kids series called The Beautiful Dead and Hunger Games.
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« Reply #41 on: November 04, 2010 »

Which did you get?
Hope you enjoy them!
I purchased, One Rainy Night (which sounds ace) Savage and Island. Am very much looking forward to reading them all. Trouble is, which do I start with?!
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« Reply #42 on: November 04, 2010 »

Start with One Rainy Night. Hope you enjoy them, Matt
I'd also recommend Funhouse and Beast House.
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« Reply #43 on: November 04, 2010 »

Start with One Rainy Night. Hope you enjoy them, Matt
I'd also recommend Funhouse and Beast House.
Ive spent the last half hour or so reading all the synopsis of his books. I think Ive found a new author that I am going to love!
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« Reply #44 on: November 04, 2010 »

Love Richard Laymon too and my personal favourite is Blood Games.
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