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Wasp Factory by Iain Banks is ace and anything by Christopher Brookmyre or Carl Hiasson - I could read their books over and over!



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sprenger wrote:Complicy, or Whit, or The Crow Road - Ian Banks
Spanky, or Phsychoville, or Disturbia - Christopher Fowler

Both are masters of contemporary fiction.

I'd say Complicy, Wasp Factory and Breaking Glass were his best books. I've just finished the new one, not a great fan of it to be honest.

I'd also think about either Mother London or King of the City by Moorcock both good reads, or The Book of Dave or How the Dead Live by Will Self




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Do you mean the Steep Approach to Garbadale? I've been meaning to get it, but haven't got yet ( to be honest the large format is putting me off)

Is it very similar to the Crow Road, as has been reviewed?

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Personally I don't think it's as good as the Crow Road. But then I've not a big fan of a lot his later books.




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hmmm...I did struggle with the Crow Road even. However I'm determined to give Garbadale a go!

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Good luck. having said what I've said, It's still better than most of what's out there.




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I used to be such a huge reader, and could spend hours in bookshops, just browsing and in an ideal world could have spent a fortune on books ( well, actually I did spend a fortune) - but now, I really do struggle to find things which appeal.

I was in WHSmiths recently - and they had a special gondola stand with "New! - Tragic Life Stories!" emblazened at the top - and it was all those "don't tell mummy", "stolen childhood" books...which I just cant imagine reading at all...

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What about A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini. I couldn't put it down. I loved "The Kite Runner" but thought his second book was much better.

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Planet Darts, cracking book about the pro darts tour.

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