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Re: Literary Corner

Post by MG2 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:53 am

HobbitFeet wrote:I've been enjoying the John Marrs books

The One
The Good Samaritan

enjoyed both immensely


just started When You Disappeared


they stand alone so no need to read them in publication date order


I'm on the last chapter of The Good Samaritan. Brilliant idea for a book and very well written but relentlessly desolate. Couldn't stop reading though.

Re: Literary Corner

Post by NastyNickers » Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:50 pm

Ive just finished Linwood Barclays new one, “A Noise Downstairs”.

God I was disappointed. I love Barclay but this book just frustrated me.

Re: Literary Corner

Post by George » Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:28 am

HobbitFeet wrote:I've been enjoying the John Marrs books

The One
The Good Samaritan

enjoyed both immensely


just started When You Disappeared


they stand alone so no need to read them in publication date order

I just read those and really enjoyed them too. I think The One was my favourite

Re: Literary Corner

Post by dis » Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:43 am

I am going to read the Mystery Man series by Colin Bateman, I read the first one years ago and never got round to reading the rest. It was very funny from what I remember, totally ridiculous.

Re: Literary Corner

Post by calitom » Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:12 am

presently reading a Robert Crais novel--a modern style of the classic LA detective genre.

Re: Literary Corner

Post by calitom » Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:12 am

presently reading a Robert Crais novel--a modern style of the classic LA detective genre.

Re: Literary Corner

Post by HobbitFeet » Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:49 am

I've been enjoying the John Marrs books

The One
The Good Samaritan

enjoyed both immensely


just started When You Disappeared


they stand alone so no need to read them in publication date order

Re: Literary Corner

Post by MG2 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:27 pm

MG2 wrote:Very happy as have three brand new, sweet smelling books.

Jane Harper - Force of Nature. Follow up to The Dry

Michael Robotham - The Secrets She Keeps. Very good writer

And

Joy Ellis - Crime on the Fens. Not read her before but she's had good reviews and there are a few books in the series.


Numbers one and two not as good as usual, sadly. Still not bad though.

Three - A decent start to a series.

Am now reading All the Light we Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. It's sad and hopeful and beautifully moving.

Re: Literary Corner

Post by malamute » Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:40 pm

Tonight I will be starting Last Seen by Lucy Clarke.

The Angela Marsons book was called Evil Games and was very good.

Re: Literary Corner

Post by MG2 » Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:42 pm

Very happy as have three brand new, sweet smelling books.

Jane Harper - Force of Nature. Follow up to The Dry

Michael Robotham - The Secrets She Keeps. Very good writer

And

Joy Ellis - Crime on the Fens. Not read her before but she's had good reviews and there are a few books in the series.

Re: Literary Corner

Post by malamute » Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:26 pm

I have just given up on a book and I dont do that very often. It was The Cedar Cage by Robert Greenwood. I just could NOT get in to it.

I have started on an Angela Marsons book. So far so good.

Re: Literary Corner

Post by Keyser » Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:42 pm

As a young child these were two of my favourite books ever - read cover to cover so many times - and I still have them (albeit Mysterious World lost it's dust jacket decades ago).

I always loved nature, astronomy, science and mystery. :cuppaT:

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Re: Literary Corner

Post by MG2 » Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:44 pm

Currently reading A Streetcat Named Bob. Not the most brilliant writing but heartwarming and very real.

Re: Literary Corner

Post by Keyser » Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:20 pm

Dimples wrote:
Keyser wrote:
Dimples wrote:
malamute wrote:I’ve temporarily moved to a novel about nurses in the 1950s by Nadine Dorries.


Despite being a former nurse and inevitably drawn to books about nursing in bygone ages, I've made it my business never to read anything written by Nadine Dorries...

... because she's a bloody Tory! :grrrrr:

However, if you do get an opportunity to read "One Pair of Feet" by Monica Dickens, do read it. It might be tricky to acquire in print, but is is available on Kindle. It is set during WW2 and relates an account of the author undertaking student nurse training. I read it many years ago when I was a student nurse myself. Be warned - it is a book of its era and not necessarily always politically correct by modern standards - but it is still an excellent read and very amusing. I trained in the 1980s... and believe me, there was a lot which had not changed in 40 years, even then! :gigglesnshit:


Was that you in the Singing Detective?

I hope so. :leer:


:dunno:


:laughing:

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Re: Literary Corner

Post by Gerst » Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:38 pm

Dimples wrote:Ooh! I had no idea that it had been re-issued so many times and that there are so many versions still around.

My copy is from 1953 - published by Mermaid Books - I inherited it and it's one of my favourite old books. :wubbers:

I've just ordered a copy from 1956. I enjoy reading memoirs, and this seems like a bit of interesting social history too. It will also be interesting to see if ward nurses back then considered quietness at night to be of any importance, as they certainly don't now. :grrrrr:

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