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General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: greeny on September 22, 2009, 11:01 AM

Title: BOOKS
Post by: greeny on September 22, 2009, 11:01 AM
Hi i see dan browns brought another book out the lost symbols, a follow up to davinci code and angels and demons it looks like its going to be another best seller , and a new film ,seen the last two films which were interesting , as any one read the latest  ???
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Post by: Vanessa on September 22, 2009, 12:27 PM
I've just watched Angels and Demons and really enjoyed it, The Da Vinci Code was good but it did leave out a lot from the book which was a great read. I haven't read Lost Symbols yet but if the other books are anything to go by it should be good.

Vanessa
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Post by: wombat on October 28, 2009, 12:32 PM
I don't really like Dan Brown so I am pleased to see that Hilary Mantel's book Wolf Hall has just won the Booker prize and is outselling Dan Brown (at least for a few days) on amazon.co.uk

Hilary comes from Hadfield but her husband is an Ashtonian through and through.
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Post by: Fudge on October 28, 2009, 08:57 PM
Its Funny I use to always have a book in my hand but rearly read one now unless it to do with some research that I might be doing on family history or local history Fudge
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Post by: Vanessa on December 06, 2010, 02:12 PM
Just finished reading The Lost Symbol, couldn't afford it until it was a supermarket paperback. What a great read, I couldn't put it down, I suspect that when they make the film lots will be missed out as it is action packed. If anyone likes murder mystery's/crime novels, I recommend Tess Gerritson, if a book doesn't grip me in the first few pages then I can't get into it, her books capture you in the first page.

Vanessa
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Post by: Nan on December 06, 2010, 03:22 PM
I like Tess Gerritson too Vanessa. For crime/thriller fiction I also like Val Mc Dermid, James Patterson, Patricia Cornwell and Harlan Coben. There are plenty of others around but I can heartily recommend these for a nail-biting read.
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Post by: Vanessa on December 06, 2010, 04:37 PM
Love Patricia Cornwell. Karen Rose and Kathy Reichs are good nail biters too.

Vanessa
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Post by: jan on December 07, 2010, 10:12 AM
I'm a fan of Tess Gerritson too.  Anyone read Jeffrey Deaver's books (especially the Lincoln Rhyme series - the film The Bone Collector was based on the first book in the series)?
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Post by: lydia on December 07, 2010, 10:55 AM
I've read all the Lincoln Rymes and many jeffrey deaver books. I read anything and everything and always make sure I have got something in the house to read. At the moment though I am reading 'Tales from a midwife' by Jennifer Worth. On a different note I went to men arena sunday to see war of the worlds for the second time. Brilliant. Love Justin  Hayward. But also Jason donavon and Rhydian were excellent too.
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Post by: Nan on December 07, 2010, 04:44 PM
I`ve read a couple of Jeffrey Deaver books too, Jan, and like the Lincoln Rhyme character.
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Post by: Denise on March 05, 2011, 02:13 PM
Really enjoying 'My Life in Books' on BBC2 hosted by Anne Robinson.
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Post by: Nan on March 06, 2011, 11:54 AM
I bought the full set of James Patterson`s " Women`s Murder Club" books at Christmas. Nine books in the series numbered 1 to 9  and would recommend them as excellent reading if you are into thrillers. Just finished number 9 and was sorry to see the end of them. Read the whole lot one after the other and it has taken me just 5 weeks. I couldn`t bear to put them down once I started them.
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Post by: Vanessa on March 06, 2011, 04:19 PM
Thanks Nan, I'll look out for them I noticed number 10 is due out soon

Vanessa
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Post by: Vanessa on June 27, 2011, 08:50 PM
Hi Nan, just started book 5 of the "Womens murder club", they're really good, thanks for the recommendation.

Vanessa
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Post by: lydia on June 28, 2011, 12:33 AM
A friend just lent me the complete kathy reichs collection, brilliant, am on book number 10 and so enjoying them
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Post by: jan on June 28, 2011, 09:45 AM
You might like Dennis Lehane's books too.  I read a couple of his on a recommendation ("stand alones") but then discovered he'd written a series about a couple of private investigators "Kenzie and Gennaro) which I really enjoyed.  Just found another stand alone which I'd not come across so looking forward to starting that.
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Post by: lydia on June 28, 2011, 10:03 AM
Thanks, will try his books when finished the ones I've got
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Post by: lydia on June 29, 2011, 09:09 AM
Does anyone watch Luther on Tuesday nights? Its had me on the edge of my seat, last one next week.
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Post by: lydia on June 29, 2011, 05:02 PM
Just been to the library and got 2 Karen Rose, 3 Tess Gerritsen and 1 Dennis Lehane so looking forward to getting stuck in later.
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Post by: jan on June 30, 2011, 09:12 AM
Never read Karen Rose so far but very much like most of Tess Gerritsen.  Which Lehane did you borrow?
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Post by: lydia on June 30, 2011, 11:24 AM
Actually its called coronado and its seperate stories but will give it a go and maybe get shutter island next time
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Post by: jan on June 30, 2011, 11:29 AM
That's not one I've read yet.  Shutter Island is good (they made a film of it which I haven't seen) but I still like the Kenzie and Gennaro series best - first book is "A drink before the war" 
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Post by: Ashtonian54 on January 19, 2012, 11:44 PM
Does anyone watch Luther on Tuesday nights? Its had me on the edge of my seat, last one next week.

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Post by: Meg on January 22, 2012, 12:57 PM
A very different role for Idris Elba in 'Luther'. In 'The Wire' (which I loved) he was a hard-nut gangster.
We're glued to 'Borgen' the latest Danish thriller on Sat nights.
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Post by: chrisandangie on January 23, 2012, 02:55 PM
Wow, episode one last night was amazing. It has rave reviews in the papers today. It certainly reminded me of my younger days  ::)
The way they acted out the tension was electrifying, award winning i would say. I can't wait for the second and final installment.
Then I am going to find the book, I would love to read it. I see the bbc didn't baulk at the cruder aspects of the novel, unlike when Jaws was made in 1977  ;D  I read Jaws for my O level English, in the fourth year at school. I never did understand the police chiefs wifes fantasys until I was much much older  ;)