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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #140 on: September 05, 2008, 08:39:58 PM »
Have you read MacBride's "Flesh House"? It is verging on horror rather than police procedural.

Not yet, those were the first 2 I'd read.

I need to get away from police procedural I guess, Mark Billingham, Stuart McBride, Michael Connolly, Simon Kernick, Ian Rankin and Peter James are all I've been reading though there's a new, non-Discworld Terry Pratchett out I will get.

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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #141 on: September 05, 2008, 08:44:32 PM »
Just finished 2 Stuart McBride books, Dying Light and Broken Skin, both excellent reads.

Currently reading Mark Billingham - Scaredy Cat.

Read a Dean Koontz book a few weeks back, god it was shit.

All the Mark Billingham ones are good, although they do become a little predictable after the first three or so
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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #142 on: September 05, 2008, 08:46:03 PM »
All the Mark Billingham ones are good, although they do become a little predictable after the first three or so

If you haven't already, try Simon Kernick. The DS Milne books are very good.
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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #143 on: September 05, 2008, 08:46:53 PM »
Yah, I read all of the MacBride books over the course of a week & they kinda merged in my head

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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #144 on: September 05, 2008, 08:48:43 PM »
Dying Light was excellent, the DI Steel character is a hoot.
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« Reply #145 on: September 05, 2008, 08:52:24 PM »
We are not at home to Mr Fuck Up. :thumbsup:
She always sounds like she needs a bit of wash though.

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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #146 on: September 05, 2008, 08:59:49 PM »
We are not at home to Mr Fuck Up. :thumbsup:
She always sounds like she needs a bit of wash though.

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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #147 on: September 05, 2008, 09:07:01 PM »
If you haven't already, try Simon Kernick. The DS Milne books are very good.

Read one on my holidays last year, but cannae mind what it was called
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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #148 on: September 05, 2008, 09:12:27 PM »
Currently reading The Road by Cormac McCarthy.

One of the bleakest books i've ever read. Well worth a read, and it's soon to be a movie.

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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #149 on: September 05, 2008, 10:15:50 PM »
Bleak is right.
The Road is both heartbreaking & fascinating. The style of writing, although obviously appropriate, rubbed me a bit but it's an amazing read that stays with you long after you've actually finished reading. :cliché:

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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #150 on: September 05, 2008, 11:37:17 PM »
Bleak is right.
The Road is both heartbreaking & fascinating. The style of writing, although obviously appropriate, rubbed me a bit but it's an amazing read that stays with you long after you've actually finished reading. :cliché:

Ha! Another one that I've been picking up and putting down since May, like you say the style of writing is the reason I put it down (and don't pick it up). After baggins's recommendation I've nearly finished Ghost, really enjoying it now, I may also force myslef to finish The Road as well now, on your two's recommendations. 

TF you need to get some John Connolly books. If you enjoyed the ones you've mentioned in your posts you will love the Charlie Parker series, and his others. 

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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #151 on: September 06, 2008, 01:30:51 PM »
Ha! Another one that I've been picking up and putting down since May, like you say the style of writing is the reason I put it down (and don't pick it up). After baggins's recommendation I've nearly finished Ghost, really enjoying it now, I may also force myslef to finish The Road as well now, on your two's recommendations. 

TF you need to get some John Connolly books. If you enjoyed the ones you've mentioned in your posts you will love the Charlie Parker series, and his others. 

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I've just gotten to the bit where they see three guys and a pregenant woman hobbling over a bridge.

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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #152 on: September 07, 2008, 06:26:15 PM »
It certainly is.
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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #153 on: September 09, 2008, 12:48:57 AM »
Just finished it.

Enjoyable isn't the word, but it's a very good book. The ending was so-so, though!

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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #154 on: September 09, 2008, 11:47:19 PM »
I don't remember being disappointed with the ending. :-\

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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #155 on: September 30, 2008, 03:33:34 PM »
Almost finished Sean Connery - "Being a Scot".

Its quite a read, and very in depth.  There's not much autobiographical content, but a whole heap about Scotland (history, royalty, sport, comedians, architecture, art, films etc...).  He's thrown his heart and soul into it, and its really rather good.

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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #156 on: October 01, 2008, 11:59:49 AM »
Just finishing Ian Rankin- The Falls Can't get enough of Rebus. I agree that the MacBride books are also excellent reads so will have to get his most recent offering.

Ive got 10 Michael Connelly books that I bought for a tenner from one of those round the office book club thingymefecks sitting to read so lets hope they're good.

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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #157 on: October 01, 2008, 12:19:53 PM »
Have read a lot of Christopher Brookmyre recently. Very formulaic, but enjoyable nonetheless. And he hates the Old Firm.

Got a copy of Irvine Welsh's new one today - 'Crime'.

Brookmyre is really good but truth be told his earler stuff is a bit snappier.  Just finished reading a snowball in hell and its highly enjoyable but just doesnt have the same punch as not the end of the world or quite ugly one morning
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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #158 on: October 01, 2008, 12:33:15 PM »
Just finishing Ian Rankin- The Falls Can't get enough of Rebus. I agree that the MacBride books are also excellent reads so will have to get his most recent offering.

Ive got 10 Michael Connelly books that I bought for a tenner from one of those round the office book club thingymefecks sitting to read so lets hope they're good.

If they're the Heironymous Bosch series you'll most likely enjoy them.

Just started a John Harvey book "Ash and Bone". So much for getting away from police procedural!  ;)

Had a bit of spare time there and re-read The Acid House, god that is good.
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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #159 on: October 02, 2008, 08:19:46 AM »
I read, on holiday, "The Power of the Dog" by Don Winslow. It's all about the American war on drugs set over 30 years. Winslow tells of the involvement of the DEA ,the Mafia, CIA, Mexican drug cartels by telling the story through the eyes of several different characters. Best book I've read in a long while.

Five Stars +

So glad I finally got around to starting reading this book, certainly didn't take me long once I started it. Talk about a story having twists in it. From start to finish, absolutely superb and the cause of a few late nights in the past week reading this.
Anyone read any other Don Winslow ones that they could recommend.
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