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Author Topic: Beyond Crime Fiction  (Read 851 times)
New Blood
Posts: 11

« on: June 02, 2012 »

Does anyone read anything much beyond crime fiction?

Maybe other genres, magazines, blogs? I read a little bit of fantasy and sci-fi. I'm trying not to speed through the Game of Thrones books at the moment and pace myself :D ::)

I also get through a wedge of comics each month Grin

Serial Poster
Posts: 412

« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2012 »

Sure, lots of stuff.

Mostly history British and American, biographies,
books on football (soccer) but not the autobiographies
of players (The Football Men by Simon Kuper, excellent).
I also read Marca and Mundo Deportivo using Google
translate which throws up some interesting interpretations.
And what I don't read, I listen to...audiobooks.

In my spare time, I'm searching/looking at old vital records,
census pages, old newspapers, etc depending on what
project I'm working on at the time.

I don't read sci-fi myself, but I've heard Stephen
Donaldson's trilogy comes highly recommended.

Linda L
Hardened Forum Fiend
Posts: 3514

« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2012 »

I am meant to be reading a wide range of books as I am a Book Buyer for a Bookstore.  I find I do not really like reading other genres, except maybe the kids books.  Its worse still when I have to tell the publishers what i thought of the books, especially when i dont want to read them. 

People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.

New Blood
Posts: 10

« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2012 »

I'll try a bit of variety in my reading to avoid  things getting stale,
the odd biography, a bit of espionage stuff - Le Carre, Steinhauer, Duns, a bit of lit - Amis, Greene etc.

New Blood
Posts: 27

« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2012 »

I am a very eclectic reader, however I recently concentrate on contemporary authors - Le Carre, Lodge, Ruiz Zafon, Auster, Townsend, Rankin, Higgins, Forsyth (Frederick), Deighton; and contemporary poets - Lynette Roberts, Don Paterson, Brendan Kennelly, Ted Hughes etc.

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With friends like the BTZ's could I do any better?

« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2012 »

Me too eclectically speaking of course!  Sci-fi, horror, adventure (especially Clive Cussler novels) and the obligatory crime by the esteemed guv'nor, but I also like Simon kernick, Lee Child, Sean Black, Ian Rankin, Val McDermid and many others.  I've got a couple of non-fiction books which I really must get around to Vulcan 607 being one!!

BTZer's are GGRREEAATT!  Grin

New Blood
Posts: 23

« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2013 »

historical and fantasy novels mainly bernard cornwell and george rr martin and others in the same vain

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