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Old 11-06-2013, 01:34 PM   #1
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What are you fuckers reading?

Anything blown your socks off lately?

I know there's a thread for this somewhere but can't find it.

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Old 11-06-2013, 01:37 PM   #2
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Old 11-06-2013, 01:42 PM   #4
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I've recently finished an Oliver Reed biog - What Fresh Lunacy Is This - Robert Sellers, which was bloody fab.

I've got some old fashioned ghost story/haunting ones but am saving them to read over the Christmas fortnight.

I'm just about to start The White Hotel by D M Thomas because Mariella Frostrup has been singing it's praises.
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Old 11-06-2013, 01:44 PM   #6
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I'm reading (well listening to) "The Infernal Devices book 1: Clockwork Angel" by Cassandra Clare at the moment.

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Old 11-06-2013, 01:44 PM   #7
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I discovered Mo Hayder, read everything she's written and am now stuck waiting for a new release. If anyone's read her, and can recommend a similar writer, I would be grateful.
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I discovered Mo Hayder, read everything she's written and am now stuck waiting for a new release. If anyone's read her, and can recommend a similar writer, I would be grateful.
I read one of hers a few years back that was strange and compelling. I think it was called Pig Island.
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I read one of hers a few years back that was strange and compelling. I think it was called Pig Island.
I discovered her with Pig Island, too. It was really creepy and plot twisty. Her other books are just as good. I'm kind of obsessed with her.

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Ah, there we go. I've read a few of hers, but Google tells me not nearly all. Thanks, Johnny.

Also, I think it was you who mentioned NOS482 in another thread. I was really surprised by that one. Really pleasantly surprised.
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I discovered Mo Hayder, read everything she's written and am now stuck waiting for a new release. If anyone's read her, and can recommend a similar writer, I would be grateful.
I can't remember if that one was crime or horror, or a bit of both?

S J Bolton has written some good ones - check her out. But you MUST read them in sequence. They are crime but ghosty/creepy thrown in. Her last three (I think) have all been about the same female detective but all her books are sorta connected.

If you like horror Adam Nevill is aces. His The Ritual creeped me the fuck out. F G Cottam is another British author I love, his are ghost stories usually based around celtic myths and figures in history.

One I devoured recently was called Into The Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes. It was that good I was tempted to ring in sick at work to continue reading. Gripping stuff.
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I discovered her with Pig Island, too. It was really creepy and plot twisty. Her other books are just as good. I'm kind of obsessed with her.
I've not read any others so I might have to now! Which of her others are creepy? I love creepy.
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I can't remember if that one was crime or horror, or a bit of both?

S J Bolton has written some good ones - check her out. But you MUST read them in sequence. They are crime but ghosty/creepy thrown in. Her last three (I think) have all been about the same female detective but all her books are sorta connected.

If you like horror Adam Nevill is aces. His The Ritual creeped me the fuck out. F G Cottam is another British author I love, his are ghost stories usually based around celtic myths and figures in history.

One I devoured recently was called Into The Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes. It was that good I was tempted to ring in sick at work to continue reading. Gripping stuff.
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I've not read any others so I might have to now! Which of her others are creepy? I love creepy.
Now I'm all itchy to get to the library. I LOVE creepy. The creepier, the better.
And after reading Hayder and a few others, I've decided British writers do creepy better than American writers. Especially when it comes to ghosts and whodunnits.

I really don't know how to classify Mo Hayder. Creepy thriller crime? There are tiny threads of supernatural woven throughout. I'll quote Pig Island's wiki page...The novel is nominally a thriller which mixes elements of the detective novel with more overt horror influences. I would say the rest of her novels are written in the same style. The bulk of them follow a detective inspector named Jack Caffery. He first appears in Birdman. The most recent Caffery novel is called Poppet, and it was pee-my-pants creepy. Her most critically acclaimed novel is probably Tokyo, one of 3 books outside of the Caffery series. All of her books are graphic. And they're all fantastic.

And now I sound like a weirdo super fan.

I mentioned NOS4A2. Have you read that? It's by Stephen King's son, Joe Hill. It's mega creepy. IMO, it's as good (though definitely different) as a lot of King's works.

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Now I'm all itchy to get to the library. I LOVE creepy. The creepier, the better.
And after reading Hayder and a few others, I've decided British writers do creepy better than American writers. Especially when it comes to ghosts and whodunnits.

I really don't know how to classify Mo Hayder. Creepy thriller crime? There are tiny threads of supernatural woven throughout. I'll quote Pig Island's wiki page...The novel is nominally a thriller which mixes elements of the detective novel with more overt horror influences. I would say the rest of her novels are written in the same style. The bulk of them follow a detective inspector named Jack Caffery. He first appears in Birdman. The most recent Caffery novel is called Poppet, and it was pee-my-pants creepy. Her most critically acclaimed novel is probably Tokyo, one of 3 books outside of the Caffery series. All of her books are graphic. And they're all fantastic.

And now I sound like a weirdo super fan.

I mentioned NOS4A2. Have you read that? It's by Stephen King's son, Joe Hill. It's mega creepy. IMO, it's as good (though definitely different) as a lot of King's works.

Can you tell it's been forever since I had the opportunity to talk books?
Ooh. I looked at Poppet but put it back because I must have seen it was a follow-on. I must try these then. Yes I think British writers do creepy better. Adam Nevill's stuff is insidious. Try The Ritual (I remember the first half really got under my skin) and Apartment 16 (might be wrong number there but you'll find it). I have his new one about a haunted house full of spooky antique dolls but am saving that for Christmas reading. He's strictly spook where as S J Bolton is creepy-thriller-crime as you say!

I've not read Joe Hill's new one. I liked his others though and writes very much like his Dad. Recently finished Doctor Sleep by King and loved that and was prepared to be disappointed but was pleasantly surprised.
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