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  1. Is 90% of YA Fiction really Crap?

    YA holds no interest for me. Don't think I'll have time or inclination to try it.
  2. No not really. I anticipate a good book but never really excited about one .
  3. Post Office

    Bukowski sounds a bit of a prat really.
  4. A Short Survey

    Seems a waste really. People just using the forum for a course survey and not even saying thanks for the help.
  5. Just Abandoned

    It took me about 111 pages. The one dimensional, narrow, shallow characters, devoid of depth. Mulryne? Yeah.. I'll make him an ex constable, dismissed for violence, living in a slum, using his fists for a living. Shocking.
  6. Just Abandoned

    Do you know the works Viccie?
  7. Just Abandoned

    Edward Marston The railway detective omnibus. Shockingly bad writing, corny budding romance , stereotypes abound. Dreadful stuff.
  8. Just Abandoned

    Vikram Seth, A Suitable Boy. The mega tome was good at first but after 400 pages got very political;Indian politics to boot, which I am less than an expert in. The increasingly sickly sweetened love story also put me off. Neel Mukherjee, The lives of others, for gratuitous violence.
  9. What Writers/Books Will You Just Not Read!

    About genres, I agree with Madeleine. WH Smith are specialists in the 'girl' drama scene. Dramatic looking cover, little substance. Tacky story. A neighbour of mine stocks up on this stuff and then dumps it all in the paper bin after a quick read.
  10. Introduce Yourself

    You are welcome dear.🤣👍
  11. What Writers/Books Will You Just Not Read!

    Yes, I loved the new film of Orient Express. Gave my Poirot to a charity shop...you could've had it OB.
  12. What Writers/Books Will You Just Not Read!

    You are a perceptive person Megustaleer. One must point out, too, that one's interest in said topic, is, clearly, and emphatically, academic.,🤣😎
  13. What Writers/Books Will You Just Not Read!

    I bought a beautiful looking book six months ago. It was the Collected Poirot by Agatha Christie Terrible style of writing, not helped by having my mind's eye filled with a badly done Belgian accent and a ludicrous stuck on 'tache
  14. What Writers/Books Will You Just Not Read!

    Gor were deeply sexist erotica , if such a thing as erotica exists. Embarrassingly badly written. Is there such a genre as good erotica? Is erotic writing all misogyny?
  15. What Writers/Books Will You Just Not Read!

    I enjoyed White Teeth. Problem is, all the subsequent Smith stuff has been unbearable. I hate laddish authors , romance, and sci fi.