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What are you reading? April 2012

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Post by Misfit » Tue April 10th, 2012, 11:58 am

[quote=""Madeleine""]I haven't read The Scapegoat but can recommend the other two. Frenchman's Creek is also worth a read, although it's lighter than the others, but it's ideal for a summer holiday read.

A lot of people also recommend The King's General.

There's a TV version being made of The Scapegoat, so I must have a look at this one.[/quote]

I loved The King's General. FYI to all, there is an author thread for Du Maurier if you'd like to wander over there to discuss her books in greater detail ;)
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Post by Village » Tue April 10th, 2012, 12:07 pm

Just finished Morality Play by Barry Unsworth. Off to borrow Stone Virgin or Quality of Mercy from the library if they are available (On a bit of an Unsworth binge at present).

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Post by boswellbaxter » Tue April 10th, 2012, 1:39 pm

[quote=""Village""]Just finished Morality Play by Barry Unsworth. Off to borrow Stone Virgin or Quality of Mercy from the library if they are available (On a bit of an Unsworth binge at present).[/quote]

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Post by Madeleine » Fri April 13th, 2012, 11:17 am

I'm just about to start "The Vesuvius Club" by Mark Gatiss, and "The Pagan Stone" by Nora Roberts.
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On a vampire series

Post by DanielAWillis » Fri April 13th, 2012, 11:56 am

A local (Denver) author has written a series of books about a character named Felix Gomez, a vampire private detective. I am working my way through these books. They are pretty typical PI stories, but the supernatural elements of the stories make them fun brain candy.

I'll be getting back to serious historical reading soon. Need to bone up on Charles II and his world for my own next series of non-fiction books which will trae out the families and descendants of Charles's numerous illegitmate children.
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Post by Brenna » Fri April 13th, 2012, 1:15 pm

I'm reading Queen of Last Hopes. It is from Margaret of Anjou's perspective which has Lancaster tendencies. Curious to know how much is fact and how much is Margaret's perceived version of events. It's an easy, enjoyable read that sucks you in though so I don't mind the red rose point of view :-)
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Post by DanielAWillis » Fri April 13th, 2012, 1:16 pm

[quote=""DanielAWillis""]A local (Denver) author has written a series of books about a character named Felix Gomez, a vampire private detective. I am working my way through these books. They are pretty typical PI stories, but the supernatural elements of the stories make them fun brain candy.
[/quote]

I forgot to mention the author's name: Mario Acevedo. His book titles are:
Nympos of Rocky Flats
X-Rated Bloodsucker
Undead Kama Sutra
Jailbait Zombie
Werewolf Smackdown

I promise the books are not a smutty as the titles.
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Post by Ludmilla » Fri April 13th, 2012, 1:20 pm

Just started Dark Enquiry by Deanna Raybourn which catches me up on all of the books so far in the Julia Grey historical mystery series. The main character, Julia, frustrates me and gets on my nerves from time-to-time, but I am nevertheless enjoying the series so far.

Before that, I read a contemporary, The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson, about life in North Korea, very much in the Orwellian/dystopian tradition with a touch of the satirical.

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Post by EC2 » Sat April 14th, 2012, 11:41 am

Non historical at the moment. Me Before You by JoJo Moyes - if you want to venture into modern day then this is wonderful. It's going onto 'My best reads of the year' podium.
Les proz e les vassals
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Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

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Post by Nefret » Sun April 15th, 2012, 1:24 am

After the Apple by Naomi Harris Rosenblatt
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
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