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Andrew_Haldane

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Re: So, what are you reading at the moment? Volume 5
« Reply #360 on: January 10, 2013, 13:45:03 PM »
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"What would happen if Harry Potter grew up and joined the fuzz?"

"A hilaroius, keenly imagined caper."

"A consumate story of real policing in a vividly real world intersecting the decidedly unreal to marvellous effect."

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Re: So, what are you reading at the moment? Volume 5
« Reply #361 on: January 10, 2013, 20:23:30 PM »
I don't hold out many hopes if those are the best review quotes picked for use on the back of the book. Especially the last one as it's a particularly pathetic effort and its creator needs hanging by the testicles for a lengthy period.

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Re: So, what are you reading at the moment? Volume 5
« Reply #362 on: January 10, 2013, 20:25:21 PM »
I don't hold out many hopes if those are the best review quotes picked for use on the back of the book. Especially the last one as it's a particularly pathetic effort and its creator needs hanging by the testicles for a lengthy period.
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Andrew_Haldane

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« Reply #363 on: January 11, 2013, 00:15:18 AM »
I don't hold out many hopes if those are the best review quotes picked for use on the back of the book. Especially the last one as it's a particularly pathetic effort and its creator needs hanging by the testicles for a lengthy period.

Righty ho! Feel free not to read it then :)

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Re: So, what are you reading at the moment? Volume 5
« Reply #364 on: January 11, 2013, 00:31:13 AM »
The problem is that now you've mentioned it, like the pleb that I am, I now need to know if it really is Harry Potter for the Police ( Copeland / Sting / Voldemort in-fighting notwithstanding)  or, as I suspect, something just a touch too bizarre even for the reviewers and the general public.

Report on my desk by end of term, please.

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Re: So, what are you reading at the moment? Volume 5
« Reply #365 on: January 11, 2013, 00:33:42 AM »
The problem is that now you've mentioned it, like the pleb that I am, I now need to know if it really is Harry Potter for the Police ( Copeland / Sting / Voldemort in-fighting notwithstanding)  or, as I suspect, something just a touch too bizarre even for the reviewers and the general public.

Report on my desk by end of term, please.
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Re: So, what are you reading at the moment? Volume 5
« Reply #366 on: January 25, 2013, 09:56:17 AM »


Pretty grim, in parts.
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Re: So, what are you reading at the moment? Volume 5
« Reply #367 on: February 02, 2013, 14:20:27 PM »
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Re: So, what are you reading at the moment? Volume 5
« Reply #368 on: February 18, 2013, 16:59:05 PM »
Mick Wall's recent AC/DC book.

Enjoyable so far.
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Re: So, what are you reading at the moment? Volume 5
« Reply #369 on: February 18, 2013, 17:09:51 PM »
His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman
Finished Northern Lights and started The Subtle Knife.
So far I have to say I am not that impressed. As a story teller he is not a patch on J.K. Rowling  :-X
Perhaps it will get better  :-\
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Re: So, what are you reading at the moment? Volume 5
« Reply #370 on: February 18, 2013, 19:26:52 PM »
His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman
Finished Northern Lights and started The Subtle Knife.
So far I have to say I am not that impressed. As a story teller he is not a patch on J.K. Rowling  :-X
Perhaps it will get better  :-\

Seriously ?  I don't think JK Rowling is fit enough to sharpen Pullmans' pencils.  If you're a book and a half in it's not going to get any better for you  I'm afraid.
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Re: So, what are you reading at the moment? Volume 5
« Reply #371 on: February 18, 2013, 20:50:32 PM »
Agreed, Dom. I really enjoyed the trilogy, though I thought that the first book was the best. I would set them down if you're not into it by now, Patrick.
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Re: So, what are you reading at the moment? Volume 5
« Reply #372 on: February 18, 2013, 23:24:26 PM »
I am intrigued enough by the overall concept to carry on but I do feel the characters are thinly drawn out, even Lyra.
I'll add some more thoughts when I have finished.
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