Eclectic Reader 2012

Yep, I’ve signed up…now got to get some decent new reading glasses and crack on, wish me luck and suggest some good (short?) books please!


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4 thoughts on “Eclectic Reader 2012”

  1. I’ve had loads of great suggestions for this challenge.

    For a twist on the Crime novel I recommend Dexter series by Jeff Lindsay. The first one was used (to a point) for the TV series and the first two in particular are very good. (Usually around the 300-400 page mark)

    Mark Billingham always does British crime proud and anything of his is well worth reading (against generally upto 400 in the early books from memory)

    One Day In the Ivan Denisovitch by Alexander Solzhenitsyn is fantastic (and less than 200 pages!!) and if you haven’t read it I would read Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh.

  2. Hi
    Glad to have you join me for the Eclectic Reader Challenge!. I look forward to seeing what you choose to read

    Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out

  3. Thanks Pete, they’ll be on the list. I’m currently reading the Gomorrah book, if for no other reason than the writer is in hiding for life having written it! Some commitment eh.
    Solzhenitzyn? Is he as heavy as other Russian writers? I read somewhere the Russian works are so dark and hard going due to the weather, and it’s tendency to freezing point and below. Does that mean all writing from Asia / Aus is light hearted? Discuss!

    1. Solzhenitzyn’s story is a bleak one but I didn’t find it too difficult to read. Makes you appreciate the times we live in and the freedoms we have over certain issues. I’ve never read a book twice. I’m going to rectify that this year and this book is on the short list.

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