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Old 02-05-2012, 07:37 AM
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Now reading The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle. The Reigate Squires is the first story I've read that was akin to what I expected a Sherlock Holmes story to be.
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Old 02-05-2012, 12:13 PM
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Just finished The Fall Of Billy Hitchings by Kirkus MacGowan - 24 meets X-Files.

Started Sweet Justice a collection of short stories from 2000AD centred around Judge Dredd at the same time reading Dodge & Twist: A Sequel To Oliver Twist by Tony Lee. Then I should finally get round to The Wind Through The Keyhole by Stephen King.
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Old 04-05-2012, 04:02 PM
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Just about to begin Anne Lyle's debut.
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Old 04-05-2012, 04:59 PM
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I'm in the early chapters of Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson, as I really enjoyed The Diamond Age. First impression: A lame parody of the worst excesses of the cyberpunk genre and a load of tedious bollocks.

Unfortunately I'm cursed with the inability to discard a book I've started (I even waded through the Mission Earth books once), so I'm kinda hoping it picks up later on.
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:33 PM
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John Connolly - The Unquiet

So far very good, the accompanying cd does help with setting the mood.

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I'm in the early chapters of Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson, as I really enjoyed The Diamond Age. First impression: A lame parody of the worst excesses of the cyberpunk genre and a load of tedious bollocks.

Unfortunately I'm cursed with the inability to discard a book I've started (I even waded through the Mission Earth books once), so I'm kinda hoping it picks up later on.
See, I'm cursed with that selfsame curse. Can't stand not to finish a book once I've started it, no matter how lame it may appear.

What I've found is, there is very rarely a book that I'm not glad I've read through to the end. There's always something in them worth sticking around for - even if that's the joy which comes through feeding the effin' thing through the shredder...
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Old 05-05-2012, 01:56 AM
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See, I'm cursed with that selfsame curse. Can't stand not to finish a book once I've started it, no matter how lame it may appear.

What I've found is, there is very rarely a book that I'm not glad I've read through to the end. There's always something in them worth sticking around for - even if that's the joy which comes through feeding the effin' thing through the shredder...
Yeah, but I subjected myself to ten volumes of epic shite, taken in at a young age by the 'Nominated for a Hugo award' blurb on the cover. It took me several years to recover and I still have flashbacks.
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I'm in the early chapters of Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson, as I really enjoyed The Diamond Age. First impression: A lame parody of the worst excesses of the cyberpunk genre and a load of tedious bollocks.

Unfortunately I'm cursed with the inability to discard a book I've started (I even waded through the Mission Earth books once), so I'm kinda hoping it picks up later on.

It improves further into the book, as I recall. But it's not as great as Diamond Age - I love the bit at the start where a certain literary genre takes a long walk off a short ... well, I expect you know the scene I mean..
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Old 05-05-2012, 11:35 PM
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It did improve significantly when the Sumerian plotline kicked off, but the initial overblown adventures of the mafia-backed ninja pizza-delivery boy and all around badass hacker Hiro Protagonist really stretch the absurdist elements to breaking point.
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