Discussion in 'Books' started by Boab, Tuesday July 5, 2011.
'Spook Street' Mick Herron. Latest in a very good series.
'Kim' by Rudyard Kipling. Perhaps my favourite as I seem to re-read it every 5 years or so.
Onto the next one
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Ghost stories and phantom fancies
Hain Friswell - 1858
'Empire of the Sun' JG Ballard
The Sword and Scimitar by Simon Scarrow.
Historical fiction about the Great Siege of Malta in 1565, between the Christian Knights of the Order of St John and the expanding Islamic Ottoman Empire.
Good read so far.
Since the last update I have finished
Kokoro by Natsume Soseki
Thousand Cranes by Yasunari Kawabata (possibly Top 5 of my lifetime reads)
Palm of The Hand Stories by Yasunari Kawabata
I currently have several on the go currently but haven't settled on any particular one, a bit fatigued with reading the past week. Flitting between the following
The Sound of The Mountain by Yasunari Kawabata
The Woman in The Dunes by Kobo Abe
The Paper Door by Shiga Naoya
A Gentleman In Moscow by Amor Towles
Not turned a page yet
It's a good, fast paced thriller Pat. I hope you enjoy.
Nice one Barry, cheers !!
From Caligari to Hitler: A Psychological History of The German Film by Segfried Kracauer.
The Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance by Paul Strathern.
I finally started reading The Night Manager. Very elegant writing.
Alastair Reynolds - Absolution Gap.
The first four books have been great, classic styled, space opera ......... So I've eventually picked this next one up and will be sitting down some time this week to start it.
Just completed Ballard's Empire of the Sun. "A brilliant fusion of history, autobiography, and imaginative speculation". I couldn't put it better than Anthony Burgess so I didn't try.
Adrzej Sapkowski - Lady of the lake
Final chapter in The Witcher saga. Remarkable pice of fantasy. Truly a must read for fans of fantasy novels.
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Started Conclave by Robert Harris last night, what a page turner! 111 pages in already
I loved Conclave. Who would have thought Papal elections could be so thrilling?
It's great so far, still one of the few things in today's World that has a bit of mystery and an aura around it. Same thing with Angels and Demons, that was a good read too