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Post by maxmum » Wed Apr 15, 2009 8:46 am

I finished the wasp factory

not sure if I liked it.
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Post by Hello Doris! » Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:28 am

maxmum wrote:I finished the wasp factory

not sure if I liked it.
heathen!
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Post by zappa fan » Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:33 pm

Read it years ago....loved it. David Cronenburg should make this one.
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Handling The Undead...

Post by JSh0k » Thu May 28, 2009 8:36 pm

finished reading 'handling the undead' by John Ajvide Lindqvist recently...
great, great read... the first 150 pages are some of the best i've ever read and the way that Lindqvist turns from the initial horror of the dead returning to the horrifying and sometimes upsetting way that various people react to this rebirth is superb... Personally, i felt he second half didn't quite live up to the first but I believe thats a matter of taste as I wasn't keen on the direction certain elements of the story took... Ultimately I felt that it wasn't quite as good overall as 'let the right one in' but, lets face it, thats a pretty hard act to follow. Really, really good overall... might warrant a reread...

I also have to highly recommend tom rob smith's 'Child 44'... bloody great read... relentless, compelling and really well written... The closest to a movie on paper that i've ever read... well apart from scripts obviously... they're closer to a movie on paper... cause thats what they are...
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Post by maxmum » Fri May 29, 2009 9:40 am

I've been readin books so sad and nerdy I am not even gonna say what they are.
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Post by kitkat » Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:20 pm

Following Alan's wonderful news about the Millennium films (Larsson is a truly great author) I have recently discovered another great Scandanavian writer- Karin Fossum. If you are into that dark, nordic type of narrative then check out her first novel Don't Look Back.

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Post by Bearded Avenger » Wed Jun 03, 2009 1:04 pm

kitkat wrote:Following Alan's wonderful news about the Millennium films (Larsson is a truly great author) I have recently discovered another great Scandanavian writer- Karin Fossum. If you are into that dark, nordic type of narrative then check out her first novel Don't Look Back.
Don't Look back is indeed a great read (and has been made in to a feature film, in Italy), although it's not Fossum's first book. For some reason they've been published over here in the wrong order.

Read John Ajvide Lindqvist's Handling the Undead and thought it was a load of nonsense - after Let The Right One In I was not expecting sub-Stephen King pointlessness.

Also picked up a book by an Icelandic author I had never read before, althuogh she was no Arnadlur Indridason (who's on top form with The Draining Lake and Arctic Chill - will pick up his new one when it's in softback). Can't think for the life of me what her name is and can't see the book on Amazon.

Currently reading The Pyramid, a prequel of short stories/novellas to the Inspector Wallender books. As usual great stuff. He seems to have gone off the boil with his more recent post-Wallender books. Depths was OK, but couldn't enjoy Kennedy's Brain - to wishy washy. Got Eye of the Leopard to read next, but am told it's not up to much.

Need to check out: Hakan Nesser out Kjell Eriksson

Faves: King Henning Mankell, Arnadlur Indridason and Ake Edwardsson. Enjoed the first two Jo Nesbo books, but the third I picked up had too many co-incidences and similar plotting to the earlier ones.

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Post by dariofan25 » Wed Jun 10, 2009 8:05 pm

fav author is j g ballard but reading brave new world at the moment which is good. not as good as 1984 but good

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Post by kitkat » Sun Jun 21, 2009 7:52 pm

Currently reading Exquisite Corpses by Poppy Brite. V violent and strange but absolutely amazing. My copy of Pontypool changes everything has just arrived from the States and that will be my next book.

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Post by goregoregirl » Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:26 pm

Exquisite Corpse is probably the weakest out of the series, did you read Lost Souls and Drawing Blood before it? Both are much better.

I just finished The Death of Bunny Munro by Nick Cave... now reading Beyond Black by Hilary Mantel.

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Post by kitkat » Sat Jun 27, 2009 8:34 pm

Not read any Poppy Brite before but will definately check out other books by her ove the next few months as I rather liked Exquisite Corpses. But now my copy of Pontypool has arrived from US-all else is on hold for a while.

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Post by maxmum » Mon Jun 29, 2009 4:14 pm

Getting bored of richard laymon books now, he say 'well lighted' , 'panties' and 'rump' about 400 times per novel.
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Post by Hello Doris! » Mon Jun 29, 2009 4:30 pm

I'm currently reading Working Girls and their men by Sheron Boyle. Very interesting look into the many sides of British prostitution.
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Post by Vampirella » Sun Jul 05, 2009 10:44 pm

Just finished Election by Tom Perrotta much better than the film!
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Post by world_of_skin » Mon Jul 06, 2009 2:17 pm

In the middle of reading Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov - thus far, amazing :) Anyone else read it?

Just finished my Literature degree a couple of weeks ago and I'm enjoying reading *for me* for the first time in years! It's a novelty!

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