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What Are You Reading? November 2012

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What Are You Reading? November 2012

Post by boswellbaxter » Thu November 1st, 2012, 12:29 pm

I started reading Susan Brigden's biography of Thomas Wyatt. Very good so far.
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Post by Vanessa » Thu November 1st, 2012, 1:05 pm

Shadow of the Night by Deborah Harkness
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Post by Thurinius » Thu November 1st, 2012, 1:15 pm

Dr Zhivago, it counts as historical fiction I think given it was written in the 50's and is set before the revolution.
So far it is not half as good as Anna Karenina nor War and Peace (going through a Russian phase). But I shall persist.

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Post by Lisa » Thu November 1st, 2012, 1:31 pm

I never did get around to finishing SKP's Welsh trilogy for some reason, and visiting the town of Montfort l'Amaury last month reminded me to add The Reckoning to my to-read list.

I don't know why I waited so long, I'm really enjoying it (which is no surprise)! I guess I just wasn't in the mood for that particular time/place for a while.

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Post by parthianbow » Thu November 1st, 2012, 2:21 pm

Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes. Given that it's set more than 40 years ago, in the Vietnam War, it counts as hist. fiction, but it seems too recent!

@Thurinius: I laboured my way through Dr. Zhivago a few years ago. I wasn't sorry to reach the last page. Treacle.
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Post by fljustice » Thu November 1st, 2012, 3:55 pm

Still working on The Raven's Seal and Constantine the Emperor. October was a slow reading month for some reason. Should have been able to finish both during the past couple of days, but Sandy made it hard to concentrate.
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Post by Susan » Thu November 1st, 2012, 11:48 pm

The Gallows Curse by Karen Maitland
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Post by Misfit » Fri November 2nd, 2012, 12:23 am

Maria by Eugenia Price. Early Florida.
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Post by Nefret » Fri November 2nd, 2012, 6:17 am

Pillars of the World by Anne Bishop
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!
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Post by Thurinius » Fri November 2nd, 2012, 6:37 am

[quote=""parthianbow""]Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes. Given that it's set more than 40 years ago, in the Vietnam War, it counts as hist. fiction, but it seems too recent!

@Thurinius: I laboured my way through Dr. Zhivago a few years ago. I wasn't sorry to reach the last page. Treacle.[/quote]

Oh dear that doesn't bode well for Dr Z. And it won the Nobel prize too!
So far he just can't do characters like Tolstoy, even when there were pages and pages about Russian agricultural methods or freemansonry the characters in AK and W&P kept me interested, kept me reading. Can't say the same for Dr Z.

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