Author Topic: What book are you reading?  (Read 240669 times)

Offline Cuilidh

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5285
    • View Profile
Re: What book are you reading?
« Reply #1695 on: August 11, 2017, 08:50:24 pm »
Just getting starting on The Handmaid's Tale
I've just watched the TV series here Marina. They are going to make a second series next year. I found it very difficult to watch some of the episodes.
I am slowly catching up on the first episodes of the TV series and, as usual, can't help comparing the book with the series.  So far I have found watching it on TV has helped me understand the book more, but also reading the book has helped me more fully appreciate the TV series.  Am taking my time reading the book so that I am more or less reading and watching the two concurrently.
Marina from Melbourne and Guildford
I can resist everything except temptation - Oscar Wilde.

Offline Gertbysea

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 11401
  • Don't experience life from the cheap seats.
    • View Profile
Re: What book are you reading?
« Reply #1696 on: August 12, 2017, 12:14:10 am »
Not reading but listening on audible while I am driving. The suspect by Michael Robotham. This was his first book written around 2004.  It is gripping once you get about 1/3 of the way in.

He started as a journalist, then ghost wrote 15 autobiographies, a few of which won critical acclaim. When he should his agent the outline and few rough chapters of this book and his agent shared it with some publishers at the London book awards a bidding war ensued for the publishing rights.

There is good interview with him by Richard Fidler.

Love this author too. His latest "The Secret She Keeps" is out now on Kindle. Was thinking about downloading but........I have TOO MANY!

The Handmaids Tale I read  any years ago and it was scary then. I binged watch the series and like you Cuilidh I found some hard to watch but look forward to the next series.

ATM I am reading "The Broker" John Grisham.
« Last Edit: August 12, 2017, 12:15:41 am by Gertbysea »
Gretchen in Cairns, Australia

Life is like an onion; you peel off one layer at a time and sometimes you weep. Carl Sandburg.

Offline Roebuck

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 1
    • View Profile
Re: What book are you reading?
« Reply #1697 on: October 23, 2017, 10:54:23 am »
How are you liking "The Broker"? I almost bought it the other day.