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    Quote Originally Posted by thunderlizard View Post
    St Paul's letter to the Romans
    To paraphrase...

    "Veni, Vidi, volo in domum redire"

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    Quote Originally Posted by sasguru View Post
    For light reading, the last of the Stig Larsson trilogy and can't wait for the DVD released this week I think
    Mrs PL is currently ploughing through them and seems to be enjoying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pondlife View Post
    Mrs PL is currently ploughing through them and seems to be enjoying.
    They are indeed very unique and enjoyable - keeping me up at night. Shame he died young.
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    The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova.

    Quite a page turner, and I've read 300 pages so far (nearly half), but have recently been too busy to carry on.

    It's about a vampire who seems to have a major problem with librarians and antiquarians rooting through old papers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OwlHoot View Post
    The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova.

    Quite a page turner, and I've read 300 pages so far (nearly half), but have recently been too busy to carry on.

    It's about a vampire who seems to have a major problem with librarians and antiquarians rooting through old papers.
    That is a really good book, I bought it a few years back, i think I might read it again soon.

    In the meantime, I'm reading "I drink, therefore I am" by Roger Scrutton
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    Currently reading the Truman Capote short story collection.

    Here.

    Most excellent.
    ...my quagmire of greed....my cesspit of laziness and unfairness....all I am doing is sticking two fingers up at nurses, doctors and other hard working employed professionals...

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    Quote Originally Posted by OwlHoot View Post
    The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova.

    Quite a page turner, and I've read 300 pages so far (nearly half), but have recently been too busy to carry on.

    It's about a vampire who seems to have a major problem with librarians and antiquarians rooting through old papers.
    Do yourself a favour - put this book beyond reach. Bin it, burn it.

    A truly awful, pointless waste of time. A story that could be done in 1/10 of the book is instead drawn out to 600+ pages. Starts off well enough, but then quickly descends to a mind-numbing, totally uninteresting, painful crawl.

    I soldiered on and read it to the end. I will never get that time back in my life. You can, just stop, now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spoiler View Post
    Do yourself a favour - put this book beyond reach. Bin it, burn it.

    A truly awful, pointless waste of time. A story that could be done in 1/10 of the book is instead drawn out to 600+ pages. Starts off well enough, but then quickly descends to a mind-numbing, totally uninteresting, painful crawl.

    I soldiered on and read it to the end. I will never get that time back in my life. You can, just stop, now!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spoiler View Post

    Do yourself a favour - put this book beyond reach. Bin it, burn it.

    A truly awful, pointless waste of time. A story that could be done in 1/10 of the book is instead drawn out to 600+ pages. Starts off well enough, but then quickly descends to a mind-numbing, totally uninteresting, painful crawl.

    I soldiered on and read it to the end. I will never get that time back in my life. You can, just stop, now!
    I can imagine it's a bit cerebral and low key for some peoples' taste, more like a spooky detective story or an M R James ghost story than a full-on vampire blood fest.

    But then some people prefer that understated ambience and style, and she does have a knack of leading one on, with little surprises every page or two.

    But you're right in that it does go on a bit, and she probably could have whittled it down to 500 pages.
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    Batman Year One - Frank Miller

    Science isn't about why, it's about why not. You ask: why is so much of our science dangerous? I say: why not marry safe science if you love it so much. In fact, why not invent a special safety door that won't hit you in the butt on the way out, because you are fired. - Cave Johnson

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