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Old 24-08-10, 03:33 AM   #1
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It's been awhile since we talked books around here. It's non-piping related but I need help!
I have finally finished reading what was a seemingly unending queue of books on my bedside table. Between being laid up with an injury and travelling, I have had time to devour book after book after book.
I need a new one in a big way and I need to be wowed.
Non-fiction or fiction, old or modern...I don't care. Someone just tell me what I "must read" next!
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Old 24-08-10, 05:20 AM   #2
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I've just had all of Karin Slaughter's books recommended to me. But they are crime thrillers, so I'm not sure I'm up for it. I like sleeping at night.
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Still Nigel Tranter! Best ones, The Bruce, All the Stewart dynasties. Rob Roy stuff is good too. Not sure if I should be telling you this, I'm giving my sources away!
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Douglas Adams......you will laugh out loud!
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Douglas Adams......you will laugh out loud!
I loved his books. As usual, the TV never did it justice.
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The black rose. By Thomas B. Costain Hard to find.......I had to finally buy it on eBay or half.com. definatly wow.

I also read and re read Anne mcaffery's Crystal Singer series.
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Still Nigel Tranter! Best ones, The Bruce, All the Stewart dynasties. Rob Roy stuff is good too. Not sure if I should be telling you this, I'm giving my sources away!
I have my used bookstore hunting for his books. I called them the day after I got back like a good student!

And Daz, I have read everything Douglas Adams wrote! So has River. And we both laugh out loud at him constantly!
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It all depends on what your into but here's a few that I would recommend

Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials Trilogy (The Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass). NB if you've ever seen the film the Golden Compass which is based on the first book don't be put off it REALLY doesnt do the book any justice.

The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch. Kind of Terry Pratchett meets The Godfather. Sounds odd I know but brilliant read.

Anything by Charlie Brooker will make you wet yourself laughing

The Talbot Odyssey by Nelson Demille for a bit of post cold war spy action

Can't think of any more right now but I'm sue I will
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I like anything by William Gibson.
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Diana Gabaldon's time travelling series is a good way to get lost for a long time.
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