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« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2017, 07:06:53 PM »

Mark Billingham - tom thorne
Peter James - Roy grace

Both worth a mention in this genre too

Definitely the Roy Grace series. Living in Brighton it's pretty much essential reading.
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« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2017, 07:17:08 PM »

Poverty Safari is on my Christmas list.  A powerful tour de force from local Glasgow Activist Darren McGarvey aka LOKI. 

http://www.heraldscotland.com/arts_ents/15625769.Working_class_hero_or_zero______Review__Poverty_Safari__by_Darren_McGarvey/

Not sure if it's on interest to Blonde's but it might open a few peoples minds. 
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« Reply #17 on: December 08, 2017, 07:19:30 PM »

I am sure we used to have a Blonde Book thread?

I finished reading the 5th Girl With The Dragon Tattoo book, The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye.

No problem, I have 5 different series of books that I read, so when i finish one I am straight on to the next one....

Not this week as there is nothing new available until Feb!

Jo Nesbo - Harry Hole
Larrson/Lagercrantz - Lisbeth Salander
Stephen Leather - Spider Shepherd
Stephen Leather - Jack Nightingale
Graham Masterton - Katie Maguire
Marnie Riches - George McKenzie

Not sure if anyone is familiar with the above, I would recommend them all highly, but does anyone have any fictional book suggestions?
Preferably a series, and in the crime/thriller genre?

Bit leftfield but if you like something as dark and wild as Jo Nesbø, you might enjoy John Webster's plays.

The Duchess of Malfi is a bleak and horrifying masterpiece.
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« Reply #18 on: December 08, 2017, 07:57:29 PM »

Though not a religious person - i have read the Bible - cover to cover - and there are many versions - always an interesting read.

Good potential but far too flabby - needs a really good editor to whip into shape was my analysis.
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« Reply #19 on: December 08, 2017, 09:05:17 PM »

For those that enjoy Fiction - any poker book - I have read loads and I am still rubbish.
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« Reply #20 on: December 08, 2017, 10:00:52 PM »

Ian Rankin's Rebus is a fascinating, Edinburgh based character. Arguably something of a prototype for Harry Hole. The TV series was a faithful adaptation by Rankin himself, I believe, and well worth catching on Dave (or wherever)

Individual books?
Shogun
Birdsong
The Wrong Boy (hilarious & wonderfully written)

Authors I invested a fair bit of time on:
HG Wells
John Steinbeck
John O'Hara
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« Reply #21 on: January 03, 2018, 04:07:31 PM »

Papillon by Henri Charrière

This is a great story the book is far better than the film IMO.

One of Tikay's favourites.  I discovered it via blonde a few years ago.

It's not a series though, although there was a sequel to it, and not fictional (in theory, at least).  Incredible read though, and one of my ambitions is to read it in it's original language, if only to understand what word they ended up using 'charger' as the translation for (which seemed an odd choice to me, given it's purpose).

Ha. Discharger might have been more apt.

The sequel was "Banco".

They were not fictional as such, rather, I'd say, embellished real-life.

Charrierre was a quite wonderful story-teller.

Looks like I may have to revisit Papillon. Great, great, read.

I picked up Catch 22 recently, maybe 50 years after reading it the first time. I've probably read it 10 times in my life, & every time I read it I see new nuances & humour. Doubt any book has ever been written in that style before or since.


Just finished Martina Cole's Get Even so I am now on to Papillon.

I will let you know what I think.

Will try to work my way through everything suggested.

Thanks all.
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« Reply #22 on: January 04, 2018, 11:20:37 AM »

Just finished This is going to hurt by ex junior doctor Adam Kay.

Literally just finished the 3rd bio by Danny Baker all 3 are brilliant.

In cold blood Truman Capote a good read.

Phillip Pullman His Dark Materials trilogy are excellent books.
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« Reply #23 on: January 29, 2018, 09:13:30 PM »

Papillon by Henri Charrière

This is a great story the book is far better than the film IMO.

Why did he leave Lali and Zoraima?

 

No spoilers, I'm in solitary.

Great suggestion though!
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« Reply #24 on: January 29, 2018, 09:18:39 PM »

Seems apt but 'Mollies game'
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« Reply #25 on: January 29, 2018, 09:27:39 PM »

Papillon by Henri Charrière

This is a great story the book is far better than the film IMO.

Why did he leave Lali and Zoraima?

 

No spoilers, I'm in solitary.

Great suggestion though!

Ha. Daftest decision ever.
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« Reply #26 on: January 30, 2018, 09:36:59 AM »

The follow up book to Papillion is called Banco - imo do not bother it is a let down.
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« Reply #27 on: January 30, 2018, 09:57:14 AM »

The follow up book to Papillion is called Banco - imo do not bother it is a let down.

I agree with it being a disappointment, but I'd still recommend a read at some point to 'complete' the story as such.

I wonder how many people have read Papillon based on Tikay's original post about it several years ago.  I'm one of them, as I'd never heard of it before then, but I suspect there are a few others between myself and Stuart.
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« Reply #28 on: January 30, 2018, 10:00:55 AM »

The follow up book to Papillion is called Banco - imo do not bother it is a let down.

I agree with it being a disappointment, but I'd still recommend a read at some point to 'complete' the story as such.

I wonder how many people have read Papillon based on Tikay's original post about it several years ago.  I'm one of them, as I'd never heard of it before then, but I suspect there are a few others between myself and Stuart.

Me too.

It's not as good as Papillon, no, but still well worth a read, imo.
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« Reply #29 on: January 30, 2018, 10:05:47 AM »

The film is worth a watch as it is gritty and does its best to stay within the story line of the book - which is really hard as imo the book is in my top 3 favourite reads and is a complete page turner - the story just flows and sometimes you can become sceptical but I think on the whole what is in the book happened.

Over the years I have reread this book about 12 times and never got bored.
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