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Am I too late? The Ice Queen by Alice HoffmanOne o...

2006-10-13T13:11:00.000+00:00

Am I too late?

The Ice Queen by Alice Hoffman

One of those books you could read many times and get something new from it. Beautiful prose - it takes something special to get me crying over a book...



Right then, I have my shopping list now.I have rea...

2006-10-11T20:49:00.000+00:00

Right then, I have my shopping list now.

I have read his dark materials trilogy many many times, and every time it inspires me.

So I hope that all the others I will be purchasing, or at least borrowing from the library will allow me to write better and give me a greater understanding of the written word.

Or at least transport me away on the tube.



Ha ha ha. Was, once, kind of, for a limited time o...

2006-10-10T17:35:00.000+00:00

Ha ha ha. Was, once, kind of, for a limited time only.

And they weren't exactly curl up on a winter night kind of books.

Although if anyone from the Guardian wants to send me a book or two, I'll read 'em. ;-)

Simon - it sounds hilarious, you should go into sales not PR. Sold.

Richard - I've read trainspotting but I will try the other two. Thanks.



My best reads of the past few years (fiction)1. Or...

2006-10-10T16:37:00.000+00:00

My best reads of the past few years (fiction)

1. Oryx and Crake - Margaret Atwood
2. Old School - Tobias Wolff
3. Philip Pullman's Dark Materials trilogy
4. Divided Kingdom - Rupert Thomson
5. anything by Douglas Coupland

(I'd recommend you read the Philip Pullman NOW before the films come out and ruin the experience - cynical, but probably true)



But I thought you were a Guardian book reviewer, A...

2006-10-10T11:55:00.000+00:00

But I thought you were a Guardian book reviewer, Alex...



City of Tiny Lights by Patrick Neate is a corker.....

2006-10-10T09:09:00.000+00:00

City of Tiny Lights by Patrick Neate is a corker... if you like down-at-heel East London private detaectives, russian prostitutes and post 9/11 political intrigue.

Hang on... that soudns awful. Seriously, it's a great book... gripping yet funny.

I also read On the Road by Kerouac recently. Possibly the finest read ever.

Also just started Exploring Public Relations for the CIPR Diploma. I never knew systems theory was so fascinating... ;-)



1. Ian McEwan - Saturday2. Martin Amis - Money3. I...

2006-10-10T08:50:00.000+00:00

1. Ian McEwan - Saturday
2. Martin Amis - Money
3. Irvine Welsh - Trainspotting

My opinion.



That is so true, you can be inspired for writing f...

2006-10-10T06:50:00.000+00:00

That is so true, you can be inspired for writing from pretty much anything, no matter what the subject, I find often that it gives me a new perspective on what I write too.

I shall check the book out, it sounds intriguing. I hope it won't have me sobbing on the tube like a loony, like Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks did!



For beautiful prose you can check out a novel call...

2006-10-09T22:27:00.000+00:00

For beautiful prose you can check out a novel called "Discretion" by Elizabeth Nunez, an acclaimed author, who is widely hailed as a great writer. The book is a love story about a man from Africa and a woman from the Caribbean, and how their cultural backgrounds affect their expectations of the boundaries for their relationship. It isn't a sappy love story, and well I won't tell you the ending. However, the beauty of the book is its seamless and captivating movement from scene to scene. Did I mention that the author is Trinidadian? Lol. But seriously, it's a great read. Additionally, you never know when you could borrow such a seamless style of writing for PR products.