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    Am currently ploughing through a bunch of Peter May novels. Started with the Lewis trilogy and have just kept going. Good thriller writer.
    “The period of the disintegration of the European Union has begun. And the first vessel to have departed is Britain”

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      Originally posted by BR14 View Post
      'Vacuum Flowers' by Michael Swanwick

      a cyberpunk author i somehow missed.
      now rectifying that
      That sounds interesting, will look out for it
      Doing a stroll around Windsor on 11 Sept 2 Oct for Alzheimer's Society. You can chuck me a few quid here if you like: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lmallen-1

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        Originally posted by BR14 View Post
        'Vacuum Flowers' by Michael Swanwick


        a cyberpunk author i somehow missed.
        now rectifying that
        Do you like Jeff Noon? Vurt is one of my favourite books. Must give it another read.

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          Originally posted by Old Greg View Post
          Do you like Jeff Noon? Vurt is one of my favourite books. Must give it another read.
          missed him, too.
          just started vurt, pretty cool so far.............

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            Originally posted by ladymuck View Post
            That sounds interesting, will look out for it
            well worth a read IMHO

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              Originally posted by BR14 View Post
              missed him, too.
              just started vurt, pretty cool so far.............
              The sequels are a bit so-so. Worth a read probably, but not the same calibre as Vurt.

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                Originally posted by DoctorStrangelove View Post
                "A few selected exits" Gwyn Thomas, he of the long ago HTV documentaries.
                Now finished.

                And here's Gwyn Thomas in a long ago documentary showing the upper Vale of Neath:



                The bit where the gunpowder works used to be, and the silica mines that were used to make bricks that were famous around the world.

                Apparently the gunpowder works didn't make powder for guns, rather it produced mining explosives.

                Glad we've cleared that up, like.

                Next up: "The former Miss Merthyr Tydfil and other stories" by Alun Richards (1976).

                Not finding some of this particular book overly gripping.

                <hiatus on the hiatus>

                Hard graft some of this.

                Never mind, it sends me to sleep quite successfully, I get bored with one short story, hop off to another, get bored with that, and go to sleep.
                Last edited by DoctorStrangelove; 7 January 2021, 12:48.
                When the fun stops, STOP.

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                  Just started re-reading The Night Watch by Sergey Lukyanenko.

                  I read the original trilogy years ago and the fourth one that came along. I then picked up the fifth and sixth books but never read them (my Mum did at the time and she rather enjoyed them). Whilst I'm sure I don't really need to refamiliarise myself with the back story to appreciate books five and six, I felt I'd get more out of it if I did.
                  Doing a stroll around Windsor on 11 Sept 2 Oct for Alzheimer's Society. You can chuck me a few quid here if you like: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lmallen-1

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                    A Song of Ice and Fire series. I’ve been saving it for the January lockdown.

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                      Tom Allen - no shame. Hilarious.

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