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Aifo wrote:Jack Reacher - Personal
Coincidence. I'm working through the Jack Reacher novels on the Kindle atm.
Currently just started book 5, Echo Burning.
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Two work books and a bedtime novel:
Rohr R "Falling Upward: A spirituality for the two halves of life"
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The girl who saved the King of Sweden. Not as good a start as the 100 year old man, but the dry humour is still superb.
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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. I think it;'s meant to be a young adults book, but it is very good indeed. Well worth a read even if you are knocking on in years a bit like me. Harry Potteresque in some ways, but a bit more adult than that.

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Death Of A Ghost by Margery Allingham

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"The Murder Bag" by Tony Parsons.

I read a lot of crime/thriller fiction and this is the first book of that genre from Tony Parsons (he is probably best known for "Man and Boy" in the early nineties). Turns out that a good writer is a good writer - regardless of genre. :thumbup:

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"The Lycian Shore" by Freya Stark

Basically, a lady who sailed around Turkey in the days before chavvy tourism got there and ruined it for the rest of us.
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Flash Boys by Michael Lewis

True account of high frequency trading in and around big Wall Street banks and the hundreds of millions that high frequency trading firms spent to save milliseconds to gain an unfair advantage.

Quite disturbing actually.
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Spike Milligan - The Bald Twit Lion, Puckoon and various of his verse.

I'd forgotten how hilarious he was.


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poppydoodlesdad wrote:Spike Milligan - The Bald Twit Lion, Puckoon and various of his verse.

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smegwina wrote:
poppydoodlesdad wrote:Spike Milligan - The Bald Twit Lion, Puckoon and various of his verse.

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Rereading one of my faves - High Rise by J.G. Ballard. Basically it's about people trying to survive the increasingly dangerous (and bizarre) societal breakdown that occurs in an ultra-hip, luxury high rise just outside London in the '70s. Things start rather mundanely but soon spiral out of control. The book is a bit like Lord of the Flies but with adult characters. I think it came out as a film this year, but I haven't seen it.
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Hollow City, the second of the Peculiar Children books. Magical, great escapism and an easy read; imagine a twisted Harry Potter-esque world and you won't be far out. It's technically a young adults book, but after recently reading almost the entire Tom Sharpe back catalogue, I fancied a change.
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Narrow Road to the Deep North - Richard Flanagan 2014 Booker prize winner. But don't let that you put you off. It's a beautifully written, heart wrenching book about Aussie POWs building the Burma railway. There are other stories intertwined which lighten the story but as we approach Armistice Day, it's provides a fascinating insight on how those who survived such horrors endured and now remember them so many years on - and not how you might expect.

This is a work of fiction but the author's father survived being a Japanese POW and worked the railway. So you have to think that some personal experiences are included. Sadly, the father died on the day of publication. Hope he had an advance copy - I'm sure he would have been proud.
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the new stephen king short story book, bazaar of bad dreams.
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