Reading List

Books This is a bit of an aide memoire for me and a solicitation for suggestions. Are there any books I should be reading? Fiction preferred this week, I think. Here are some suggestions I’ve received recently:

I’m a little ashamed to admit that I’ve never read anything by the brilliant Terry Pratchett. I confessed to Sue Bailey some months ago that I just didn’t know where to start.

She suggested these four volumes as a sound introduction:

Guards, Guards
Men at Arms
Feet of Clay
Jingo

On another tack someone else has suggested I might like the writing of Philip Kerr. Specifically, the Berlin Noir Trilogy starting with March Violets. Also, The One from the Other.

Other suggestions:

P.D. James, The Murder Room.

Anything else?

5 Responses to Reading List

  1. Sue says:

    IMHO The Murder Room is really not up to P D James’ usual standard. It felt really thin and anaemic. Death in Holy Orders is my favourite of her more recent stuff, though I could happily do without the Adam-Dalgliesh’s-love-life sub-plot she’s had going on for the last too-many books.

  2. Dan Wilson says:

    I don’t know Baroness James’s work all that well (bar ‘The Children of Men’). But The Murder Room has been suggested predominantly for it’s coverage of the Brighton Trunk Murder.

  3. Lynne says:

    I finished Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch a while back and have just got the follow up Red Seas under Red Skies, and I’m loving it. Witty Sci Fantasy, great imagination, and for a change, no Quest…just charming Gentleman Bastards.

  4. Lynne says:

    Not sure what genres you usually read? Are you looking to move away to something quite different, or just new authors in your fave genres?

  5. Tanya C says:

    A couple of my personal favourites
    – Count of Monte Cristo by Dumas. A rip-roaring page turner.

    – The Hitler Diaries by Robert Harris. Although this is non-fiction it is written in a very engaging style.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Selling-Hitler-Story-Diaries/dp/0571147267/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1238531553&sr=8-1

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