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Boojum

What Are You Reading At The Moment ?

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Currently reading Best Served Cold by Joe Abercrombie, a kinda standalone follow-up to The First Law trilogy. I really like his stuff, it's fantasy but a cynical sort, no 'heroes', the characters are at best deeply flawed and mostly self-serving shits and as such it's more true to real life than most non-fantasy novels. He does what fantasy at its best does - hold up a mirror to the 'real world'. Thoroughly enjoying it, just like I thorougly enjoyed The First Law trilogy :)

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Started The Passage by Justin Cronin this morning (another charity shop book, I do love charity shops :) ). Seems pretty good so far, his writing style kinda reminds me of early-mid era Stephen King.

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Bandit Roads by Richard Grant. Travel tales with a twist. If you've never read one of his books it's worth a go.

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Finished The Passage, it was pretty good. Started The Girl With All The Gifts - the concept is very similar to the game The Last of Us, but although it's not entirely original it's got me hooked, the writing is superb, absolutely getting the mind of a very bright ten year old spot on - heartbreakingly so. Very impressed with it so far.

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Bill Bryson a walk in the woods. pretty good read

 

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Finished The Girl With All The Gifts last night, superb. Started The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch, which I'm thoroughly enjoying :)

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Finished The Lies of Locke Lamora, hugely entertaining, so much so I've bought the next one in the series on Kindle, which I'm just starting now.

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Finished the Gentleman Bastards trilogy. Pretty enjoyable. Gave Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence a go but didn't really get into it, just started Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson which I'm enjoying a lot more. Wish Joe Abercrombie would write another First Law book, I gave his Shattered Sea series a go but it's not the same, more a 'young adult' fantasy and so lacking the dark, cynical edge that I loved about the First Law series.

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Finished Gardens of the Moon. Superb. Just got the second book, Deadhouse Gates, on Kindle.

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Currently reading "My name is Red" by Orhan Pamuk. It's good but not one of his best. "The Museum of Innocence" was much more gripping, was difficult to put down but this one goes through phases where you have to persevere to get to the good stuff again. 

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