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Vera
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Posted - 29 Sep 2008 :  9:23:21 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Vera to your friends list Send Vera a Private Message
Its been ages since I've read a really good book. I think the last was Memoirs of a Geisha by Arther Golden. Before that The Green Mile by Stephen King. I've also read Clive Cussler and Dean Koontz.

I'm going in hospital soon so I need something easy to read yet holds my attention.

I'm not into autobiographies, romance, politics or Harry Potter / Lord of the Rings types.

Any suggestions?


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gossy
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Posted - 29 Sep 2008 :  9:27:45 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gossy to your friends list Send gossy a Private Message
id say take   in then.x

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Mrs DJ
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Posted - 29 Sep 2008 :  9:32:53 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Mrs DJ to your friends list Send Mrs DJ a Private Message
I love anything by Stephen King, Dean Koontz, James Herbert etc

Anything spooky/scary and I can't put it down.

Stephen Kings Tommyknockers is one of my favorites.

Not that I get any time to read at all these days!!

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Pixie
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Posted - 29 Sep 2008 :  9:33:37 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Pixie to your friends list Send Pixie a Private Message
haven't read it in an age but was a best seller once a million years ago

pillars of the earth by ken follett

v v v good book

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hannah28
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Posted - 29 Sep 2008 :  9:39:09 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hannah28 to your friends list Send hannah28 a Private Message
I really enjoyed "The Time Traveler's Wife" by Audrey Niffenegger. I think its been made into a film now too, but haven't seen it yet, book was great though!

Han x
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Vera
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Posted - 29 Sep 2008 :  9:47:01 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Vera to your friends list Send Vera a Private Message
I've read most of   already!

Stephen King favorites are Misery, Needful Things, Insomnia and Desperation.

Blimey Pixie, just looked on ebay for that book and one person wants 80 for it!!!


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gossy
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Posted - 29 Sep 2008 :  9:51:17 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add gossy to your friends list Send gossy a Private Message
read all those Vera, what about ghostly books??

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Vera
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Posted - 29 Sep 2008 :  9:54:46 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Vera to your friends list Send Vera a Private Message
Don't think I've ever read a ghostly book, do you know a good one?

Han, what was the book about?


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rosyw
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Posted - 29 Sep 2008 :  9:55:01 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rosyw to your friends list Send rosyw a Private Message
If you haven't read the, try the Earth's Children series by Jean M Auel, start with The Clan of the Cave Bear, then The Valley of the Horses, and if you, like most that read them want more, there 's 3 more to follow on! but you must read them in the right order
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dreammagic
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Posted - 29 Sep 2008 :  10:10:01 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add dreammagic to your friends list Send dreammagic a Private Message
Have you read any Tess Gerritsen books?

Have read a few of hers very easy to get into.


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navaho621
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Shrike by Joe Donnelly, my all time fav book, very gruesome horror, with action from start to finish, also Supernatuaral by John G Jones is very very good.
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Evie
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Posted - 29 Sep 2008 :  11:50:45 PM  Show Profile  Click to see Evie's MSN Messenger address Bookmark this reply Add Evie to your friends list Send Evie a Private Message
I just read Marian Keyes' Anybody Out There - it was a great book, I couldn't put it down!

Bristol
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paul_exe
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Posted - 29 Sep 2008 :  11:55:28 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add paul_exe to your friends list Send paul_exe a Private Message
How long are you in V? How many pages do you need?

Paul xXx



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Honeyb060674
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Posted - 30 Sep 2008 :  06:39:46 AM  Show Profile  Send Honeyb060674 an AOL message Bookmark this reply Add Honeyb060674 to your friends list Send Honeyb060674 a Private Message
Hi Vera Try Stephen Kings The Cell, if you haven't already read it. I'm a huge fan & thought this one was rather good
EDT: I know you don't like biographies but I'm reding Ginger Mcaine "My Colourful Life...from Red to Amber" its horsey & its funny


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Edited by - Honeyb060674 on 30 Sep 2008 06:41:58 AM
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georgiauk
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Posted - 30 Sep 2008 :  07:44:39 AM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add georgiauk to your friends list Send georgiauk a Private Message
Lorelei's Secret by Caroline Parkhurst.


Read this an age ago but it has stuck in my mind, fabulous read
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Kash
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Posted - 30 Sep 2008 :  08:30:41 AM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Kash to your friends list Send Kash a Private Message
Hi Vera,

The last book I read was Marching Powder by Rusty Young - very interesting Would highly recommend it.

Lauren.


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NUTTER
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Posted - 30 Sep 2008 :  08:46:00 AM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NUTTER to your friends list Send NUTTER a Private Message
I am reading at the mo (the gathering) by anne Enright..
Got to finish it as mums waiting for it!!
I did read couple weeks ago the funny autobiography but taking the mick out of her panjabi upbringing..
Called Anita and me by (Meera Syal) the comedian .. fab book..
Really entertaining..


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JanC
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Posted - 30 Sep 2008 :  09:05:12 AM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add JanC to your friends list Send JanC a Private Message
Dear Vera

Have you ever read any of Minette Walters' books? They are all well written with devious plots but look especially for "The Shape of Snakes" - it is just so clever.

Hope you are not in Hospital for too long - you'll be sorely missed here!

Jan
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Suelin
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Posted - 30 Sep 2008 :  09:19:28 AM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Suelin to your friends list Send Suelin a Private Message
Anything by James Mitchener. Centennial is a wonderful read.

Hope all goes well in hospital Vera. Nothing serious I hope. Take care.

Edited by - Suelin on 30 Sep 2008 09:20:18 AM
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krb
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Posted - 30 Sep 2008 :  09:29:14 AM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add krb to your friends list Send krb a Private Message
Books that I have thoriughly enjoyed of late are;

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time and
A Spot of Bother - both by Mark Haddon.

Mary Wesley books, particularly Part of the Furniture and A Duboius Legacy.

Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishigura. Don't be fooled it is not a love story.

Tony Parsons - Man and Boy and also Man and Wife.

A.S. Byatt is a new one I have found, keep a dictionary to hand...lots of good words!!

Maeve Binchy spins a good yarn

Alan Bennet - The Uncommon Reader was great and quite short.

Hope you find something good and that all goes well.
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Pixie
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Posted - 30 Sep 2008 :  09:39:56 AM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Pixie to your friends list Send Pixie a Private Message
interesting about the book on ebay. i'd lend you mine but unable to post it at mo. books by marian keyes are good reads. light hearted and funny. but will not take you long to get thru. have a look on amazon for pillars of the earth by ken follett. there must be some cheap second hand ones laying around.

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Merlot
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Posted - 30 Sep 2008 :  10:04:06 AM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Merlot to your friends list Send Merlot a Private Message
I'd second Tess Gerritsen if you like crime/psychology/medical/ thrillery type books. The early Patricia Cornwell ones were good as well, start with Post Mortem. Also like Minette Walters, loved The Scolds Bridle.

Don't get enough time to read and it has to hook me within the first few pages or I lose interest/don't care.

Hope you spend as little time as possible in hospital Vera and that it's not too painful for you.

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Vera
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Posted - 30 Sep 2008 :  10:39:41 AM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Vera to your friends list Send Vera a Private Message
Fabulous response - thank you, so many to choose from!

I shall investigate each one.

I have to be hooked in the first chapter too, but once its got me I can't put it down. Mind you as I'll be hooked up to a morphine pump thing I don't know if I'll be too away with the fairies to read.

Put it this way I have made sure my life insurance policy is to hand and also made provision for the horses. My dear friend Gill will have Dennis and Morris, while John will keep the girls in the event of my demise!



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Silvern_Scepris
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Posted - 30 Sep 2008 :  11:21:41 AM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Silvern_Scepris to your friends list Send Silvern_Scepris a Private Message
I like Harlan Coben and Tess Gerritson books, both American crime writers. I have some I can send you if you like?
I have also just read the Gangs by Ross Kemp, it provides in interesting insight into Gangs all over the world. I think it accompanies a TV series on Sky.


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spawn of merlot
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Posted - 30 Sep 2008 :  12:35:09 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add spawn of merlot to your friends list Send spawn of merlot a Private Message
Echo Tess Gerritson/Patricia Cornwell if you like crimey ones. PJ Tracy is good as well.
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PhoenixBoysOtherMummy
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Posted - 30 Sep 2008 :  1:28:06 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PhoenixBoysOtherMummy to your friends list Send PhoenixBoysOtherMummy a Private Message
i read a book called A Line in the Sand. It was fabtastic. About an ex spy and a killer who has been sent to revenge the sectrets he spilled. Can't remember the author and book is stil and BF's house (he STILL hasn't read it!).


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