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Member since 21 Mar 2007
Member from Okarito
A really good idea would be to google the titles - and learn about all the dissenting expert voices. Both books mentioned are ok populist reads (and if that's what floats your boat, row on!) but there are um other rivers- cheers n/n Islander9
Member since 29 Jun 2006
Member from Shirley
Finally finished reading The Blood of the Isles - very interesting,as was Daughters of Eve - but I found it heavier going with regard to the technical side of things.( Though to be fair,that could have just been me.) It's certainly worth the read.
I so enjoy reading and as I have a pretty full-on job which I really enjoy I would like to hear about some dry humour reading or ones that leave my imagination exploring. I really enjoy New Zealand authors and the Irish. Would love some feedback from others as I live in a small community which is gradually being filled with a variety of persons. Many thanks in anticipation
Member since 02 Nov 2006
Member from Linwood
I ordered Blood of the Isles at the library a week ago. Asked was it far away and I am 28th on the waiting list. It must be worth the wait. Meanwhile I found a Georgette Heyer I had not read, The Unknown Ajax first out in 1959. It is a struggle as it is loaded with the dialect in the local vernacular and the peculiar dress codes of the dandified upper classes. There is a story of sorts involving smugglers and a retired soldier. I will finish it.
Still waiting for Blood of the Isles.
I asked at the library today if Blood of The Isles is getting any closer and I am now third on the list, There are eight copies and it is just on three months since i booked it. I was surprised to learn that the borrowers can keep such a popular book for four weeks yet have to pay $5 a week for a recent novel which may not be worth reading. I read Adams Curse and also a number of critics views on it. Some felt the truth was a bit twisted. It could be Christmas by the time my turn arrives.
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