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    The only books I can think of is Shogun & Paradise Lost..

    With Game of Thrones (the book series is called Song of Ice & Fire) - try not to get absorbed by the extra characters. Sometimes one may be introduced & take over the story for a chapter or so, but they have little relevance in the grand picture. I loved the books, but sometimes I needed to check the character lists to stay on track. The foreign names are sometimes tricky!

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    only one book I could never finish, Salman Rushdie, was the author. and the name of the darn book, I cant remember. it was quite a sensational book at the time, supposedly about the muslim faith, but it was later rubbished as a fake. It read like the author was high on drugs at the time, it was painful hard to understand or to follow. I was glad I had only borrowed it from the library, I would have been annoyed if I had bought it. marie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mod-Nomsie View Post
    Someone mentioned Cloud Street- I fought my way through it, got to the end and thought "what for?"! I still don't get a lot of it, and I like to think I'm kind of smrt....
    Ohhhh Cloudstreet. My favourite book of all time. If i ever need a good cleansing cry I just read Fish's last chapter. Amazing.

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    Sorry Marian fans! I just can't get into her books. Maybe recommend me one and I'll give her another go 😊
    My favourite is probably Rachel's Holiday which is the second book that feature the Walsh family. Don't let our peer pressure sway you though. 😄

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    50 shades, found it blah all over

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    Quote Originally Posted by grumpybump View Post
    Ohhhh Cloudstreet. My favourite book of all time. If i ever need a good cleansing cry I just read Fish's last chapter. Amazing.
    I was worried I was the only one to love Cloudstreet... Yay! So glad you love it too!!!!!

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    50 shades, just terrible.

    I am reading a book at the moment - I am struggling big time, but unless it is really, really bad I usually just struggle through. I just hate that the main female character is so vapid. But I'll read it anyway.

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    I definitely like The hobbit far more than the Lord of the rings trilogy!

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    LOTR are the only books ever that I have started reading and not finished! I finished the first one, and got a quarter of the way through the second one, and almost got bored to death.
    Having said that, I read them when I was a teenager. I love The Hobbit, and I love all the movies. So maybe I should give it another go...

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    Any Bryce Courtney book - I tried the power of one and the potato factory but I could just not do it

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    Dean Koontz too. I loved Odd Thomas but the others I've tried have been bad or I've just given up


 

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