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#251 Siam Sam

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 05:41 PM

Hi,

 

Bret Easton Ellis was a big hype writer during the yuppy years. I read Less than Zero, which surprised me as it was bloody good. He also wrote American Psycho.

 

I've read those both too and they're brilliant. Ellis is a very talented writer and American Psycho has to be one of the most violently graphic novels ever written. Absolutely horrific in places. I've got Glamorama in my collection but I'm yet to read it. I have just finished I am Charlotte Simmons by Tom Wolfe which was also very good. It wasn't as good as his first two novels but it was still a great read. I'm currently reading On the Road by Jack Kerouac yet again, that's several times now but I never tire of this masterpiece which is one of my favourite novels ever. 


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#252 yselmike

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 03:35 AM

My brother gave me a Ian Rankin Rebus book at Christmas,have now started to download the e-books,not sure if I should strike him off my Christmas card list.
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Posted 14 February 2018 - 11:32 AM

Wired..


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 04:47 AM

I'm currently working my way through the "Malazan Book of the Fallen" series by Stephen Erikson.  It' actually 10 HUGE books, on my Kindle (which doesn't give page numbers) a "normal" book is about 5,000 "locations" (128 characters to a location).  This monster (a compendium) is almost 190,000 locations, or about the same size as 38 normal books, heavy reading with a lot of characters too.

 

I normally get through a couple of books a week, started this late November and am only on book 5!  Should finish in March/April - and now I find that there are 7 more books set in the same universe.  I really enjoy getting my head well into a fully-realised book series, but this is getting silly! 

 

It's not going to beat me though.  :bigsmile:

Well, finally finished this on Monday.  Over 5 months on one book series.  NEVER EVER BEFORE have I spent anything like as long on one series.

 

Worth it though, it was a good, satisfying, read.  But I am glad it's finished.

 

Reading some frivolous urban fantasy now to cleanse my palate.


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 04:12 PM

Hi,

 

Tom Wolff has died, RIP. He wrote some good stuff.


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