What book are you currently reading?

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  1. Old Hooker

    Old Hooker Senior Member

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    +1. Exactly my experience. And your house doesn't get cluttered up with books you’ll never read again and your holiday luggage doesn't get weighed down by a load of paperbacks etc. The only downside to mine is the position of the on / off button at the bottom meaning I accidentally switch it off from time to time. Not the greatest hardship granted, but a small design flaw.

    Just finished Jon Sopel’s If Only They Didn’t Speak English. Excellent read from the Beeb’s man in Washington during the Trump election.
     
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    Nearly finished the second book (Before they are hanged) of Joe Abercrombie's 'First Law' trilogy. Very good 'grimdark' fantasy, although I don't think it's so much dark as more realistic in terms of outcomes in a fantastical setting. As everyone says characterisation is Abercrombie's strongest attribute. Everyone has an arc and a number of them are up there as the most enjoyable pov's to go along with. Sand dan Glotka is fantastic and shows that even if he seems very similar to Tyrion Lannister in how he is viewed by others and what is happening to him in this books has similarities to Tyrion's time in Kings Landing, it's not necessarily a bad thing.
     
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    Recently finished two very different books.

    IT - Stephen King
    Apparently one of the last books before King kicked his coke habit and you can tell. Overall it's really good but even Brandon Sanderson could have written it with about 300 less pages. The first 400 pages are so are very mixed with some excellent passages and other less so excellent but after that it really picks up momentum. I'm not usually one to get too scared from books but there is definitely some very unnerving and creepy parts.

    Prisoners of Geography - Tim Marshall
    Excellent book, explained a lot of actions taken by countries which have seemed impossible to understand from our point of view. Don't agree with everything in it but it definitely broadened my understanding of global affairs.
     
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    The Book Of Signs by Dr. David Jeremiah. It's about the Signs of the Times in regards to Bible prophesy. It's very interesting and well written. I've read several of Dr. Jeremiah's books and enjoyed them all.
     
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    The Burning Room............by Michael Connelly.
    Crime fiction at its best.
     
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    I tried reading Terry Pratchett when I was younger and couldn't get into it at all, but recently I took a shot on Small Gods and haven't been able to stop reading his books since. Absolutely brilliant author.
     
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