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Re: Now Reading, pt 2
« Reply #220 on: September 05, 2020, 05:11:12 AM »
since yesterday i read Carlos Ruiz Zafón (i have all books)

today I learned with sadness that this incredible soul died from cancer in june this year.
no more books by him.

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« Reply #221 on: September 07, 2020, 12:16:04 PM »
A bit late to the circus....

American Gods by Neil Gaiman - bought after watching series 1 on bluray…

The series takes the basic story of the book and explores characters, events and themes in more detail and unexpected ways.

I prefer the book and am on second read.

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Re: Now Reading, pt 2
« Reply #222 on: September 08, 2020, 08:42:14 AM »
The last thing I read was Survivor Song by Paul Tremblay. It has the feel of a zombie apocalypse story but, you know, without zombies. I really enjoyed it, and if you've enjoyed any of Tremblay's other recent horror books like Head Full of Ghosts or Cabin at the End of the World, you'll probably like this one too. It grabs hold of you in the first pages and drags you all the way through.


After that I started The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones, which is very good as well. It's about a group of young Native American men who make a bad decision while out on an illegal hunt on the reservation, which has horrifying repercussions that follow all the participants of the hunt even years later, after some have moved away.
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« Reply #223 on: January 06, 2021, 03:34:50 PM »
Currently reading a large hardback version of Lord of the Rings - a friend was getting rid of it.
   very long time since I read it and i forgot about all the singing.....

Have joined a book club;
First read was Shuggie Bain - a beautifully written but brutal description of a young boys experience of living with his mother's addiction to alcohol...
   it is evocative and you can almost smell the alcohol, vomit and decrepit accommodation as well as feel the despair, fear, suicide attempts and constantly dashed hopes.
   It is like watching a car crash as it happens, horrible, but impossible to turn your eyes away from.
   There is no 'positive' sides to the tale - I think that is to be found in his life after the events of the book.
   It was so well written it made me consider, for the first time, asking my mother why she tried to kill herself when I was younger - something that has never occurred to me to do before.
   not that I will do that, no need to - but that was how powerfully the book was written....

not sure I'm selling it....it's a book to endure rather than enjoy and wonder how people manage to survive.