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I need some book recommendations

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nkf Thu 10-Jul-08 18:28:23

This Johnathan Coe that everyone talks about. Tell me more. Or recommend something else. Preparing an Amazon order.

UnderRated Thu 10-Jul-08 18:29:15

I just read Notes from an Exhibition. It was good.

What do you usually like?

nkf Thu 10-Jul-08 18:31:01

A wide range really. I'm a very fast reader. I don't read misery lit or science fiction but that's about my only no nos. I have read some chick lit but I won't buy it unless it's 20p in a charity shop.

McDreamy Thu 10-Jul-08 18:31:55

How about crime?

Ihavelayers Thu 10-Jul-08 18:32:51

A thousand splendid suns is amazing .

constancereader Thu 10-Jul-08 18:33:11

Robertson Davies, especially The Cornish Trilogy or the Deptford Trilogy. They are great.

nkf Thu 10-Jul-08 18:33:39

I love crime fictin but I'm kind of mean about that too. I can read a crime novel so quickly that I tend to buy them second hand.

Ihavelayers Thu 10-Jul-08 18:35:29

You should use the library then reserve them all online ,it will save you a fortune by the sounds of it grin.

nkf Thu 10-Jul-08 19:26:59

Er...I do use the library.

lucyellensmum Thu 10-Jul-08 20:12:51

I can't afford to use the library shock. On account of the fact that I am physically incapable of returning books on time - so the last time i had books out it cost me £40 for three childrens books. blush Now my DD has a library card [proud] as of today, we can take books home and read them. But she has hundreds, literally hundreds - it was 150 last count - this is because i cannot walk past a second hand shop without buying her a book, DP is quite hmm about it.

nkf Fri 11-Jul-08 10:57:02

Me too. The fees I pay would often have bought the book several times over.

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