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Apart from plodding on with, 'Reclaiming history - the assassination of President Kohn F Kennedy' by Vincent Bugliosi, which is by far, the largest book I have read, and arrived as an old friend, with my shipping from the UK last week. As well as doggedly continuing with, 'Bangkok May 2010, perspective on a divided Thailand', which is a series of essays on the occupation of the central business district in Bangkok by 'red shirts', culminating in the murder of many Thai citizens by their own army that culminated in yet another coup by the present junta, I've been enjoying some light relief with the thrillers of Peter May, particularly the trilogy based on the Isle of Lewis, as well the Inspector Banks series from Peter Robinson, which I'm slowly working my way through chronologically.

In addition, I'm learning Thai - very, very, slowly. It's not easy as the language has 44 consonants, an additional 32 vowels and 5 tones! And they don't leave gaps between words!!

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Guy Martin's autobiography.

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'Player Of Games', Iain M Banks

I've not read many sci-fi books, but the two 'Culture' books I've read from Banks have been good reads.

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i enjoyed most of the culture series. some of them drag at points, but they're definitely interesting. player of games may be the best of the lot.
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This House is Haunted by John Boyne. Good it is too; nothing like 'the boy in the striped pyjamas' for which Boyne is most renowned for
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'Assassin's Quest', by Robin Hobb

Last of a trilogy and a whacking 848 paperback pages :shock: More a breeze block than a book! Might finish it by Christmas (2018)
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MGH wrote:'Assassin's Quest', by Robin Hobb

Last of a trilogy and a whacking 848 paperback pages :shock: More a breeze block than a book! Might finish it by Christmas (2018)
The early books were good... the later ones I think lost their way a bit.
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Cirrus wrote:
MGH wrote:'Assassin's Quest', by Robin Hobb

Last of a trilogy and a whacking 848 paperback pages :shock: More a breeze block than a book! Might finish it by Christmas (2018)
The early books were good... the later ones I think lost their way a bit.
I've read some mixed reviews, but having read the first two, I've got to attempt the last Mountain! Hobb has a fantastic ability to develop characters.

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Brad Meltzers The Inner Circle. its a typical Washington political conspiracy thriller. Also read Private LA (James Patterson) and The Skin Collector(Jeffery Deaver) over Christmas as we were away with limited Wi-Fi. Neither were particularly rememberable but both easy reads.
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MGH wrote:'Player Of Games', Iain M Banks

I've not read many sci-fi books, but the two 'Culture' books I've read from Banks have been good reads.

Martin
I've always struggled with the sci-fi books written by Iain Banks when he uses the 'M' which is odd because The Wasp Factory is one of my favourite books of all time.

A friend of mine is a complete sci-fi freak, and devours Banks books in a few sittings, and he raves about Player Of Games. Perhaps it is time I give it another go...
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It is definitely the best of the culture series.
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mattlad wrote:Guy Martin's autobiography.
I got that for Christmas.

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"Fathomless Riches"
by Richard Coles
A very readable account of a member of a beat group's journey to ordination in the Church of England.
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"A Tour of Bones"
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The story of a lady (known to me) diagnosed with a terminal condition learning to celebrate every day.
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Killers of the King by Charles Spencer. An account of what became of the regicides after the restoration of the monarchy under Charles II. Spencer gives a good overview of the causes and results of the Civil War, including the trial of Charles I, before taking us through some of the major events of the Commonwealth period, then on to the story of the fate of the surviving regicides and those who supported both the Crown and Parliament during the tumult of mid seventeenth century Britain. Worth a read.
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Tiger In The Smoke by Margery Allingham.

An Albert Campion story.

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