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"The undertaking". Best book all year.

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Legologgo Thu 10-Apr-14 07:21:46

Yup even beats The Goldfinch and it's tedious ending

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CoteDAzur Thu 10-Apr-14 10:57:32

The year is still young smile

Have you read The Luminaries?

Legologgo Thu 10-Apr-14 16:54:01

i mean so far cote wink
I cant face it. Is it good?

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Legologgo Thu 10-Apr-14 16:54:39

it looks worryingly as dull as burial rites

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Legologgo Thu 10-Apr-14 16:55:17

OR the dullery of The Shock of the Fall which is SHIT

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CoteDAzur Fri 11-Apr-14 10:10:01

I can't stand dull books.

No, The Luminaries is certainly not dull. It is a very elaborate, beautifully constructed story. Great characters. Really good book.

CoteDAzur Fri 11-Apr-14 10:10:39

On the subject of dull books, I give you Wolf Hall. It's sucking the will to live out of me at the moment.

Legologgo Fri 11-Apr-14 15:22:54

I've never wanted to read it. Don't do historical fic.

I've read the undertaking and dipped into everydaysexism book but sheesh it's depressing. So have started "eleven days". My mum started the undertaking and agreed it's very compelling.

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Legologgo Mon 14-Apr-14 08:22:46

The luminaries. Is it written like that the whole way? Too. Many. Words.

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CoteDAzur Mon 14-Apr-14 12:26:58

Long books always have rather too many words grin

mmack Tue 15-Apr-14 19:58:27

I am 50 pages into The Goldfinch and not too impressed so far and also have The Shock of the Fall checked out from the library. I hope I'm not in for a double disappointment. The Luminaries was wonderful though. Slow start but a terrific story once you get into it. Now I must put The Undertaking on my list.

Legologgo Tue 15-Apr-14 21:05:53

Ok. Will try again with luminary

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