The Literature Thread

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by Memento Mori » Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:54 pm

Rocsteady wrote:Can someone recommend me some books? Looking for quite easy holiday reading, sort of like Ian Rankin, Stephen King level. I'm pretty open to genre.

I've started reading Le Carre's George Smiley books recently which are fantastic.

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by abcd » Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:04 pm

Rocsteady wrote:Can someone recommend me some books? Looking for quite easy holiday reading, sort of like Ian Rankin, Stephen King level. I'm pretty open to genre.



Stephen King tweeted about this book the other;

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B06XXSVQ9T/ ... J36H&psc=0

I've not read it so I can't comment on it.

I'm currently reading "Children of the Deterrent".

So far so good. It's superhero comic book which isn't a comic book.

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by Rex Kramer » Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:09 pm

Kavalier and Clay - Michael Chabon
The Passage - Justin Cronin
Stone Junction - Jim Dodge
The Night Circus - Erin Morgenstern

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by Errkal » Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:15 pm

Stephen King and Owen Kings Sleeping Beuties is a great read if you are looking for something, came out last year and was brilliant.

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by Brerlappin » Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:55 pm

Rocsteady wrote:Can someone recommend me some books? Looking for quite easy holiday reading, sort of like Ian Rankin, Stephen King level. I'm pretty open to genre.


Check out The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch. Its strawberry floating brilliant. Its like a heist story set in a fictional world sort of like Dunwall from the Dishonored games. It has great characters, its funny, its smart, i cant recommend it enough.

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PostRe: The Literature Thread
by Rocsteady » Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:19 pm

Cheers lads, will look into each of those and grab a couple of them.

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by Rex Kramer » Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:55 am

Has anyone read Perdido Street Station by China Miéville? Noticed it after seeing an upcoming BBC series and it looked interesting.

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by Denster » Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:56 pm

Kavalier and Clay is outstanding.

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by Rex Kramer » Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:37 am

Rex Kramer wrote:Has anyone read Perdido Street Station by China Miéville? Noticed it after seeing an upcoming BBC series and it looked interesting.

Bought this the other week and it's really quite peculiar. It's quite difficult to pigeonhole into a particular genre, it's fantasy but also Victorian with steampunk and some body horror. It's also very long and the author doesn't use one metaphor when they can cram about 5 into a sentence. But because of this, the text is so evocative and it sets the scene of what is a complex world really vividly.


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