Best reads - Club Together Book Club?

Rowena replied on 03/01/2014 12:47

Posted on 03/01/2014 12:47

I'm just about coming to the end of Deborah Moggach’s book, Heartbreak Hotel. I found it a very enjoyable read and very amusing. But what should I read next? Any recommendations? 

I also wondered if anyone would be interested in a Club Together book club? According to a member survey earlier last year, reading is the most recurring leisure activity whilst caravanning. I know I’m a book worm and I’m sure there’s a few of us out there who enjoy a good read. Anyone interested or any suggestions? 

G Cherokee replied on 13/04/2017 22:29

Posted on 13/04/2017 22:29

If your into mad fiction, have a look at the Nightshade series by Simon R Green.

Humour, exciting one of those reads you can't put down.

Basically it's about a private detective that works in a world beneath London where it's always 3am. There are some crazy characters in the books.

Wherenext replied on 13/04/2017 22:53

Posted on 13/04/2017 22:29 by G Cherokee

If your into mad fiction, have a look at the Nightshade series by Simon R Green.

Humour, exciting one of those reads you can't put down.

Basically it's about a private detective that works in a world beneath London where it's always 3am. There are some crazy characters in the books.

Posted on 13/04/2017 22:53

Might give that a go, GC.

If you are interested in slightly off centre fiction then I can heartily recommend the books written by Jasper Fforde, particularly the "Thursday"series. Start with the "Eyre Affair".  Lots of literary references in the book, but you'd expect that as Thursday Next is a literary detective, protecting literature in a parallel universe centred around Swindon. Quite madcap as you might say.wink

 

nelliethehooker replied on 19/04/2017 20:55

Posted on 13/04/2017 22:29 by G Cherokee

If your into mad fiction, have a look at the Nightshade series by Simon R Green.

Humour, exciting one of those reads you can't put down.

Basically it's about a private detective that works in a world beneath London where it's always 3am. There are some crazy characters in the books.

Posted on 19/04/2017 20:55

G C. Have you read any of the P.C. Peter Grant series by Ben Aaronovitch. They are about a probationary constable in the Met. who is also a trainee wizard!!  They are all based round London and you last sentence sums these books up too.

moulesy replied on 21/04/2017 18:24

Posted on 21/04/2017 18:24

Just had an email from the library to say that the latest in Phil Rickman's "Merrily Watkins" series is waiting on the shelf for me. Just too late for our trip to the Hereford area, where it's set, last week, but just in time for our next trip away! smile

G Cherokee replied on 23/04/2017 20:33

Posted on 23/04/2017 20:33

Cheers NTH,

I will track those down. 

Another Simon Green series is called Secret Histories.

Brilliant reads about Eddy Drood and his family of peace keeping "Droods" between the good and evil.

nelliethehooker replied on 26/04/2017 19:50

Posted on 26/04/2017 19:50

A heads up to anyone who likes detective novels and have not yet read any of Stuart McBride's DS Logan McRae series, based in Aberdeen. The first one, Cold Granite, is available at the moment on Amazon Kindle for 0.99p, a real bargain!! 

Goldie146 replied on 26/04/2017 20:34

Posted on 26/04/2017 19:50 by nelliethehooker

A heads up to anyone who likes detective novels and have not yet read any of Stuart McBride's DS Logan McRae series, based in Aberdeen. The first one, Cold Granite, is available at the moment on Amazon Kindle for 0.99p, a real bargain!! 

Posted on 26/04/2017 20:34

I started to read them in order, but then I got to one (Flesh House I think), that I could not bear to read. Way too gruesome for me. 

I may pick up a few books down the line, as I've been told the ones after that are not as bad.

Wherenext replied on 27/04/2017 20:06

Posted on 26/04/2017 19:50 by nelliethehooker

A heads up to anyone who likes detective novels and have not yet read any of Stuart McBride's DS Logan McRae series, based in Aberdeen. The first one, Cold Granite, is available at the moment on Amazon Kindle for 0.99p, a real bargain!! 

Posted on 27/04/2017 20:06

Hi, NTH. Have you tried Craig Robertson and his crime novels set in Glasgow? I think the first one is Random or Snapshot, can't remember! Good enough to make you avoid Glasgow on your present trip north of the border!wink

nelliethehooker replied on 27/04/2017 21:47

Posted on 26/04/2017 20:34 by Goldie146

I started to read them in order, but then I got to one (Flesh House I think), that I could not bear to read. Way too gruesome for me. 

I may pick up a few books down the line, as I've been told the ones after that are not as bad.

Posted on 27/04/2017 21:47

Goldie, I can't remember how grizzly that one was, but I love the humour in them. Do try the next but one in the series, Dark Blood, or the short stories that can be found on Kindle, which continue the stories.