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Currently Reading - The Death of Bunny Munro, Nick Cave

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Approaching a book by one of your all time favourite musicians is particularly fraught when you're fully aware that Nick Cave doesn't do anything mainstream.  I've never really understood why I like his music so much as it often explores themes and meaning that I'm less than interested in, but there you go, there's some sort of visceral appeal I guess.  So with INTO MY ARMS cycling around in the back of my head, The Death of Bunny Munro it is.

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Currently Reading - The Dark Side, Roger Rogerson

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Roger Rogerson's one of those names that Australians (particularly those from New South Wales) are probably going to recognise immediately.  He's an ex-NSW policeman with a reputation.  This book is Rogerson writing about Rogerson as the blurb puts it "from the horse's mouth".

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Currently Reading - Still Midnight, Denise Mina

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This book comes with the following quote on the front cover:

'The most exciting crime writer to have emerged in Britain for years'  Ian Rankin

Now normally you have to take those quotes with a grain of salt, but seriously, if you've never read any of Denise Mina's books it's a gap you should fill.  Her Garnethill trilogy (Garnethill, Exile and Resolution) are simply mind-bogglingly good.  Compromised, flawed central heroine - fantastic books.

Still Midnight features another fantastic female central character - Alex Morrow.

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Currently Reading - Lennox, Craig Russell

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I'm normally one who can take or leave a prologue - hate the ones that seem to give away the entire point of the book, but LENNOX has a really good prologue.  Clever, kind of funny, it certainly made me sit up and pay attention.

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Private Investigator Lennox stands somewhere between legal and illegal, honour and greed, crims and cops.  The one clear thing about Lennox is his certainty that only the toughest and most ruthless survive in his home town of Glasgow.

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Currently Reading - Pandaemonium, Christopher Brookmyre

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After a fantastic book like TRUTH, I find it's often best to turn to another favourite author - but one whose style is completely different.  Christopher Brookmyre is always a handy choice as, well his style is COMPLETELY different from anybody else!

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A gothic nightmare for the twenty-first century...

Currently Reading - Truth, Peter Temple

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I had intended to spend this afternoon catching up with some reviews.

But the postwoman delivered a parcel this morning and in it was a thing of great joy.

Something I've been anticipating for quite a while.

The sequel to THE BROKEN SHORE

I promise I will catch up on reviews for other excellent books I've read recently, but I'm a little distracted.

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At the close of a long day, Inspector Stephen Villani stands in the bathroom of a luxury apartment high above the city.  In the glass bath, a young woman lies dead.

Currently Reading - Fifty Grand, Adrian McKinty

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This is the latest book from Irish (now living in Australia) writer Adrian McKinty.  Not one of Michael Forsythe "The Dead" trilogy, this book comes from a considerably different angle. 

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