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Discussion in 'General Book Discussion' started by murphyz, Oct 2, 2003.

  1. Tallulah

    Tallulah New Member

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    Past Mortem - Ben Elton
    I read that all in one day a few years ago, it was surprisingly readable.
     
  2. Terry

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    That is good advice. Actually, I have finished the book. I may do that though if I read another Charles Todd.
     
  3. Terry

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    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.
     
  4. tartan_skirt

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    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!
     
  5. Choc

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    'The skin gods' - Richard Montanari
    Dark heavens: Book 1 - White tiger
    Kylie Chan

    Dark heavens: Book 2 - Red phoenix
    Kylie Chan
     
  6. Fantasy Moon

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    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
     
  7. jaynebosco

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    Dreams of my father - Barack Obama
    The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult
     
  8. -Carlos-

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    Today I purchased Humboldt's Gift by Saul Bellow for a quarter at a giant outdoor flea market.
     
  9. SFG75

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    The Road to Character; David Brooks
    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.
     
  10. Cayenne

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    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.
     
  11. -Carlos-

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    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!
     
  12. Terry

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    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.
     
  13. abecedarian

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    Currently Reading:
    Gifted Hands-Benjamin Carson
    The Odyssey-Homer (Penguin Deluxe Ed) This a beautiful edition; I can see why some people are drawn to Penguin Classics!

    From the library:
    Sightseeing-Rattawut Lapcharoensap

    Ferdydurke- Witold Gombrowicz

    Freedom from Fear-Aung San Suu Kyi

    Half Brother-Lars Christensen
     
  14. kuroc

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    6 books at the same time :)
    Just got A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge
    and Edge of Twilight by Maggie Shayne.:D :D :D
     
  15. Terry

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    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
     
  16. kuroc

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    6 books at the same time :)
    Today I bought:

    Needful Things by Stephen King
    Forever Odd by Dean Koontz
    Faerie Wars by Herbie Brennan:)
     
  17. -Carlos-

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    The Drawing of the Three by Stephen King
    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
     
  18. Turbocat

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    The Testament Of Gideon Mack- James Robertson
    The Historian-Elizabeth Kostova
    The Testament Of Gideon Mack-James Robertson
     
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    The Drawing of the Three by Stephen King
    Closing Time by Joseph Heller
     
  20. VTChEwbecca

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    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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