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I remember Mr Sinden, with his voice pitched in the region of whale speak.
Seen him in numerous TV productions but cannot remember the names of any of them. But he was a murderer in one.
My latest readings have been 'The Wizard with One Spell' - lightweight but pleasant. You've got to read them to discover what they are; and Dorothy L Sayers 'Thrones, Dominations' released post life event and completed by another lass whose name I cannot recall.
Currently reading Ngaio Marsh 'Death at the Dolphin' what I found at the Oxfam shop.
Finished 'Thrones, Dominations" and have reread parts of trwo volumes of Encyclopaedia Brittanica (for younger fforum members the EB was a paper based precursor to Wikipedia) looking for information on the hat types worn by mediaeval (? cos I'm too lazy to look it up in a dictionary) ladies of class.
Just finished "The Long Earth" and the short story which it came from ("The High Megas").
Before I dive into "The Long War! I have started Pete Postlethwaite's biography, a book of Roger McGough poetry and am halfway through "I'm Gonna Live My Life Like a Jimmy Buffett Song" by Anthony Bjorklund
Just about to finish my re-read of WWDaL. I've been re-discovering the importance of spending time each night reading an actual book (rather than a computer screen or kindle) in being able to sleep well, so I will need to set up some more reading matter in my near future.
Can anyone recommend anything upbeat, imaginative, & well-written? I've just been through all the TN books in a row. I suppose I could re-read SoG & that might get me through another week (reading only in the evenings & on the bus commute) but looking for new stuff too. My tastes in fantasy tend to run either toward Heinlein or modern-imaginative (NOT dragons, sorry) like TN. Not a great fan of Gaiman--I always find his writing a bit flat. Any other ideas?
I like mysteries too, but SO tired of the purely formulaic, & never one for violence or timetable mysteries. Would love to find a series with a good heroine who's not TOO miserable & not obsessed w/ love-interests, & not too gun-happy. Not too demanding, am I? :-) If anybody has ever read the Kate Martinelli series by Laurie King, that's EXACTLY the kind of thing I'd like.
They're not fiction but Danny Wallace's 'Join Me' and 'Yes Man' are very strong narratively, and I rather bizarrely like Tony Hawks and his 'One Hit Wonderland'. As for female protagonists... That's harder.
Thanks, EgonSpengler & SkidMarks! FTR, I LOVE Jeeves & Wooster & have enjoyed the recent TV Blandings so should probably try the written version. My non-fiction tastes are a little limited: I loathe bios but adore things like the James Herriot books (I know, somewhat fictionalised) & travelogues. _Parasol Protectorate_ definitely sounds like something to check out, thanks.
One thing ya gotta love about Mr Ff: he writes women like STRONG WOMEN, not like wanna-be men, & not like idiot-savants (a la Heinlein). It's so rare to have a male author who succeeds so seamlessly, & any author who really doesn't play the sex card at all. One of the many reasons I keep coming back to his books.