Addicts Revealed - fess up

Discussion in 'The Book Club' started by Civvy_Shot, Dec 5, 2007.

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  1. Clive Cussler

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  2. Sven Hassel

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  3. Terry Pratchett

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  4. Judge Dredd/2000AD

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  5. Tom Clancy

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  6. Patrick O'Brien

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  7. The Flashman Chronicles

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  8. Spike Milligan

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  9. Bunty

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  1. Secret Pratchett fanatics are leaping out of the literary closet faster than Vermine.

    So what's your secret book stash (no, not the 'illustrated Gentleman's pamphlet with wipe-clean pages')?

    Favourite trashy read while dropping a particularly stubborn trout?

    Throwback to your angst-ridden teenage years?

    Handy 300 page novel that can be read while the Mrs is getting ready?

    Put your hands up and confess what you really read while the 'serious' books gather dust!
  2. wad & peeps by Harry Enfield.
    Got pictures n everyfink
    (not my copy BTW someone wee'd on it)
  3. Big fan of Clive Cussler's work, though currently hooked on Conn Iggulden's "Emperor" and "Conquerer" series - step up from Dirk Pitt for adventure reading.
  4. Sven.

    Although I could also have voted for Spike and the Sharpe books.
  5. old_fat_and_hairy

    old_fat_and_hairy LE Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    I'm hooked on a new author, Janes McGee who has written two novels 'Ratcatcher' and 'Resurrecionist'. The hero is an ex-Rifle Brigade officer and it is set toward end of Peninsular wars. Hero is a Bow Street Runner. Wonderful descriptions of London at that time, and good storylines. I earnestly recommend them.
  6. Ratcatcher was good (although a smidge similar to Gallows Thief by a certain Mr Cornwell, and there were a couple of other Sharpeisms) - I'll have to get the second.

    Who the hell voted for Bunty? :D :D
  7. The Flashman series is excellent, and heartily recommended.

    Recently though, I've been reading Simon Scarrow's Eagle series, and Conn Igulden's Emperor. These are also great reads, and have set me on a bit of a Roman theme. Does anyone have any other similar Roman novels they'd recommend

    Tom Clancy......why? He should have stopped after Red October.
  8. B_AND_T

    B_AND_T LE Book Reviewer

    Gerald Seymour
  9. Bunty and 2000AD but not Commando? What's the world coming to.
  10. chrisg46

    chrisg46 LE Book Reviewer

    Ultimate secret addict...

    Horus Heresy books, from the Warhammer 40k series. Dont get me wrong, i have no idea how those little models should be painted, and even less idea how the game works (something to do with rulers and algebra possibly), but i love the books for their copious amounts of violence, and strong plot...
  11. Read them all including the Bunty when bored in hospital aged 9. Pratchett, 2000ad all the way, no Sharpe in the list?? Big omission there.
  12. <Puts hand up slowly>


    And Pratchett, Tom Holt, Robert Rankine,...
  13. old_fat_and_hairy

    old_fat_and_hairy LE Book Reviewer Reviews Editor


    Ermmmm. Well, someone had to.
  14. old_fat_and_hairy

    old_fat_and_hairy LE Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    Bernard Cornwell also wrote some very good thrillers with a nautical background, Wildtrack, Sea Lord, Crackdown, Stormchild and Scoundrel.
    Good reading matter. Nothing taxing, but enjoyable.
  15. You missed JK Rowlin of the list!

    (not that I am into that sort of thing you understand)

    My vote goes for Pratchett