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Discussion in 'General Book Discussion' started by murphyz, Oct 2, 2003.
I read that all in one day a few years ago, it was surprisingly readable.
That is good advice. Actually, I have finished the book. I may do that though if I read another Charles Todd.
I really enjoyed it. I also read his First Cut (alternate title: Caedmon's Song). It is not part of the Inspector Banks series, but is also set in Yorkshire.
I would also recommend the Cooper & Fry series by Stephen Booth which is set in Derbyshire. I'm really into English village mysteries lately. I am a fan of Midsomer Murders on TV. We get them several years after they are shown in Britain.
Here's today's haul (all second hand unless stated otherwise):
Startling Moon - Liu Hong (£2.99 new)
Hey Nostradamus! - Douglas Coupland (£0.50 hardback)
Royal Assassin - Robin Hobb (£0.30, this was slightly random as I haven't read the first in the series or had the urge to buy it before...)
Dave Grohl: Foo Fighters, Nirvana and Other Misadventures - Martin James (£2.50)
Labyrinth - Kate Mosse (£2.50, just after I bought it I found it for £1.50 somewhere else)
How to be Good - Nick Hornby (£0.50 hardback)
Good Bones - Margaret Atwood (£1.50)
The Salmon of Doubt - Douglas Adams (£1.50)
Complicity - Iain Banks (£1.50)
The Stars' Tennis Balls - Stephen Fry (£1.50)
The last two were two rather nice editions in good condition, and it turns out they're from QPD (Quality Paperbacks Direct). Nice size, but the downsize is that they don't have ISBNs. Believe it or not I actually restrained myself from buying more today. I can't keep going at this pace if I actually WANT to live in the University halls as I won't have space in my room to breathe!
Dark heavens: Book 1 - White tiger
Dark heavens: Book 2 - Red phoenix
Southern Daughter: The Life of Margaret Mitchell by Darden Asbury Pyron
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas
Waterloo by Bernard Cornwall
The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult
Today I purchased Humboldt's Gift by Saul Bellow for a quarter at a giant outdoor flea market.
I hit good will and got Tom Clancy's Op Center; Games of State, and Shadow Watch. Also picked out some good gems in To Kill a Mockingbird and Philip Roth's Our Gang.
I got the God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy. 1€ in our library's "removal" books (don't know if that's the real word for that).
Too bad there's hardly ever anything I would like to have.
I found, in my local Goodwill store, the following:
Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Beloved by Toni Morrison (hardback)
Each one was $.75. Awesome!
The Deep Blue Good-by by John D. MacDonald, the first book in the Travis McGee series which the late author began in the 60's. Private detective living on a houseboat in 60's Florida. The series is being reissued. I didn't read them the first time. I enjoyed the first one and will try another.
The Odyssey-Homer (Penguin Deluxe Ed) This a beautiful edition; I can see why some people are drawn to Penguin Classics!
From the library:
Ferdydurke- Witold Gombrowicz
Freedom from Fear-Aung San Suu Kyi
Half Brother-Lars Christensen
Just got A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge
and Edge of Twilight by Maggie Shayne.
Yesterday, I went to a used book store and bought nine more John D. MacDonald paperback novels for less than $2.00 per book.
Today, I went back and bought:
The Name is Archer by Ross MacDonald
Love's Lovely Counterfeit, Seranade, and Double Indemnity all by James M. Cain and
Threshhold by David R.Palmer
Today I bought:
Needful Things by Stephen King
Forever Odd by Dean Koontz
Faerie Wars by Herbie Brennan
Writing Fiction Step by Step By Josip Novakovich
Plot (Elements of Fiction Writing) by Ansen Dibell
Elements of Writing Fiction: Beginnings, Middles & Ends (Elements of Fiction Writing) By Nancy Kress
The Historian-Elizabeth Kostova
The Testament Of Gideon Mack-James Robertson
Closing Time by Joseph Heller
Fall of a Philanderer - Carola Dunn
Platform 13 - Iva Ibbotson
The Scientific American Book of Dinosaurs - Ed. by Gregory S. Paul
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