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You will emjoy mate

It was excellent.

Just finished it today and immediately bought the next one. Shift. Its a prequel apparently.

I love a good bleak sci fi story. Coupled with the unravelling of the mystery I thought it was gripping. I'm no book expert but I thought it was very well written and was paced perfectly.

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The boys from brazil, moving on to blitzkrieg by Len Deighton

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Reading 'Songbird' at the moment. Some of it's pretty racey and the erotic passages keep popping up at inopportune moments. Keeping having to grapple with a semi before alighting the train on a morning.

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Reading 'Songbird' at the moment. Some of it's pretty racey and the erotic passages keep popping up at inopportune moments. Keeping having to grapple with a semi before alighting the train on a morning.

Lol.

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Finished The Road (10/10) and Pygmy (8/10) while on holiday. Pygmy is highly idiosyncratic, difficult to get into but worth the effort. The Road's just beautiful.

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Just finished David Byrne's latest book, How Music Works. As a musician and music fan it's a great read, could have done without the last chapter though as it was far too technical and physics-y for my liking. It does read a bit like some of the academic stuff I'd read for my dissertation (I quoted a bit in my dissertation but only got round to reading the book properly recently). I'm moving on to Lucian Randall's "Disgusting Bliss: The Brass Eye Of Chris Morris" and I fully expect to pish myself from laughing at it.

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Just started Player One, after this the only DC i haven't read is Generation A so that is on the to-do list

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Also been listening to I, Partridge audiobook in bed, best bit is when he goes on and on and on about the day Fernando was born and then finishes the chapter with a completely flat "I experienced similar emotions during the birth of my daughter".

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Non-fiction wise, been reading a book called The Ghost Runner about a chap who was banned from amateur running for taking money to box ONCE, he used to turn up and race by hiding behind a nearby tree and then jumping out after the gun.

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Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Liked the start, was getting really annoyed with it through the middle and then couldn't wait to finish it.

A wife goes missing on their 5th wedding anniversary. Husband is main suspect obv. Book told from her diary entries and his in real time.

Still can't make up my mind whether I liked it or not.

I felt it just kind of finished leaving you not sure that it actually concluded if you know what I mean. After thoroughly enjoying it I was disappointed in the ending

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Been reading Two Brothers, good book but the ending was strange in the sense it wasn't how you wanted it to end, hard to explain.

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Just started Player One, after this the only DC i haven't read is Generation A so that is on the to-do list

I'm slowly working my way through DC books ATM. I read Microserfs and The Gum Thief a couple months ago and about 20 minutes ago I finished JPod (my favourite so far), the girlfriend has Girlfriend in a Coma which I'll maybe start next and I've got some cheap used copies of Generation X & All Families are Psychotic arriving from Amazon this week.

I've been reading a lot lately, in the last 2/3 weeks I've read:

The Dolls House - Tania Carver

The Fault in our Stars - John Green

An Abundance of Katherine's - John Green

A Tale Etched in Blood and Hard Black Pencil - Christopher Brookmyre

The Universe Versus Alex Woods - Gavin Extence

And of course the aforementioned JPod by Douglas Coupland

On the list (non DC stuff) to read soon:

Wool - Hugh Howey. I bought this for the girlfriend and she's enjoying it so I'll probably read it myself at some point.

77 Shadow Street - Dean Koontz

The Devil's Revenge - K.N Shields

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I thought the first one was a bit slow to get going, but then I got really hooked once things started to happen.I got so into them that I read the third one in a single sitting one wet Sunday!

I've only read the first one, found it slow going at first as well. I couldn't decide if it was slow, or just all the Swedish names that were abnormal to me. I'm not sure when I'll get round to reading the rest, but hopefully will soon. Anyone thinking of reading it, stick with it, does get better!

Finished the 3rd one on Sunday. Glad I stuck with it, as it definitely was worth the effort, although I thought it seemed to flow between being excellent, and just a wee bit too OTT. Still a very good series.

Finished The Road (10/10) and Pygmy (8/10) while on holiday. Pygmy is highly idiosyncratic, difficult to get into but worth the effort. The Road's just beautiful.

Read quite a bit of Cormac McCarthy a few months back. Thought it was decent but I wasn't massively impressed. Pygmy was pretty funny, but nothing close to Palahniuk's best effort.

Finished The Trial by Franz Kafka yesterday. Enjoyed it. Came into it's own as you got closer to the end.

Did he finish writing that one? I read The Castle a while back and got very very frustrated at the way it finished in the middle of a sentence. Took me a while to get into the book and was really enjoying it when it stopped!

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