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Books, etc. - part 2

October 2nd, 2014 (12:54 pm)

So, those stacks of 58 books that were waiting to be read?

I've just finished one of them. Specifically, Crescent Dawn by Clive Cussler.

I was going to read his Poseidon's Arrow next, but having read three Cusslers in a row, I feel slightly Cusslered out (he has certain stylistic touches and turns of phrase that can get a bit wearing in just one book, and I've harped on about his lack of credible dialogue before - either it's improving now his son's collaborating with him, or I'm just getting used to it, but it's still not fantastic). So instead, on to Ben Aaronovitch's Rivers of London next.

But anyway, completing Crescent Dawn = definitely achievement unlocked. Yay!!!

The poll to see what I should watch next is still open, should you care to vote or make any suggestions, but at the moment series 1 of Jeeves and Wooster is the winner by a nose, so as it's also only five episodes long, that's what I've decided to go for. After that, though, could be up to you! :-)

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Posted by: Lil Miss Morgan Dork (badfalcon)
Posted at: October 2nd, 2014 12:09 pm (UTC)
Dandelion

ooh I love Ben Aaronovitch's books... enjoy! :D

Posted by: David Brider (davidbrider)
Posted at: October 2nd, 2014 12:15 pm (UTC)

He did some wonderful Doctor Who stuff over the years. I think this is going to be the first of his non-Who stuff that I'll've read. Looking forward to it, as I've heard some really great things about it. :-)

Posted by: Icarus was a test pilot (galwithglasses)
Posted at: October 2nd, 2014 12:14 pm (UTC)
Old Ironsides

I never got around to reading Cussler's last few solo efforts and I've not read any he's co-written but I really liked his early stuff. Are there any more recent ones you'd recommend? I always liked the underwater discovery/salvage/diving stuff.

Posted by: David Brider (davidbrider)
Posted at: October 2nd, 2014 12:19 pm (UTC)

My memory is of them peaking around the time of Treasure/Dragon/Sahara, which probably isn't much help! Shock Wave was good, IIRC, and Trojan Odyssey was based on an interesting (if archaeologically flawed) premise.

Of the recent ones (the co-writes with his son), Arctic Drift has been my favourite.

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