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#61 mingmong

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 02:43 PM

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Sand by Hugh Howey is a pretty neat book.  About life in the desert, except the desert sits on top of a buried city.  Salvagers use recovered technology to build suits capable of manipulating fields so the sand flows around them, allowing them to dive the city like a huge shipwreck.  


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#62 cassidy

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 09:45 AM

Currently reading The Girl with all the Gifts by Mike Carey. Didnt even realise it was Post apocolyptic and not only that but its bloody superb as well. Such a well realised world and really well written. Done 200 pages in a day its that much of a page turner. Highly recommend it.


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#63 Anne Summers

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 11:49 PM

Thanks, just downloading this - came into the thread when I saw it had been bumped specifically because I'm hankering for a new bit of post-apocalypse, the fact that its Mike Carey means I'm pretty happy.
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#64 cassidy

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 12:33 PM

Its one of the best books I've read this year. Loved it all and completed it in about 36 hrs


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#65 rumblecat

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 02:21 PM

Usually I don't bother with recommendations now, because it's led me down the garden path into reading some fairly pedestrian stuff but really glad I ignored that rule and went out and picked up Girl with All the Gifts- really is as good as you say, and it's a tough one to put down. 

 

Hadn't even heard about it and would probably have not picked it up if it hadn't been for this thread, so cheers for that cassidy. 

 

Also really like the fact the synopsis on the back gives so little away. It's nice to pick up a book that doesn't feel the need to explain everything and give away 100-pages-in plot turns on the back- so much better to be a little more enigmatic and atmospheric. 


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#66 cassidy

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 03:20 PM

To be fair I said too much posting in this thread. But I had to share.
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#67 Silent Runner

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 10:10 AM

cassidy should be on commission for sales of TGWATG in this thread. I got it on my kindle yesterday and blitzed through the first 25% last night. Fantastic read so far. I’d have read more but had to sleep.


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#68 rumblecat

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 07:27 PM

Finished "The Girl With All The Gifts"- thought it was excellent and interesting to read from the interview at the back that Carey was writing a screenplay of it at the same time he was writing the novel. I can see how a film would work, but it'd be a tough one to beat the book. 

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#69 johnj

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 10:40 PM

Finished the Wool triology recently, was pretty good. Just finished Stephen King's 'The Stand' - could have done without the religous hocum but I suppose it was an interesting slant - quite interested to check out the film off the back of it.


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#70 Anne Summers

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 10:44 PM

I got about half way through the second Wool volume before I just sort of lost interest and drifted onto something else. I think part of the problem was, once I'd found out about why they were all there, I didn't think there was really going to be anything interesting left to find out.

The Girl With All The Gifts, I am really enjoying - there's mileage in the post apocalyptic zombie genre yet!
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#71 PK.

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Posted Yesterday, 06:41 PM

I've just taken the longest possible route home from work so that I could read more of The Girl With All The Gifts, thanks for all the recommendations in this thread! What a great book


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#72 neoELITE

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Posted Yesterday, 08:00 PM

I've just ordered The Girl With All The Gifts.

One that's always stuck with me in this genre is Autumn by David Moody; I've not read any of the series after this first book. It was unsettling and threatening even though there is little actual 'death' and the zombies don't shamble about eating people, they just seem to aimlessly wander around and, at the end, they're like a flood. I loved the ending as it was so understated.
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