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Cryptozoic
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read in August, 2012
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Black Bull, The by Patrick Delaforce
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Written by a forward observer for 13 Royal Horse Artillery this book is a description of the personal experiences of members (primarily officers) of the 11th Armoured Division, nicknamed the Black Bull, from landing shortly after D-Day to the wrappin ...more
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Operation Bluecoat - Over the Battlefield by Ian Daglish
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For part of my research for the next Mission Command game I've been reading up on Operation Bluecoat, a British Army operation to break through the German lines around Caen in late July and early August 1944. This book is a very readable and scholarl ...more
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The Sandman, Vol. 1 by Neil Gaiman
The Sandman, Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes (The Sandman, #1)
by Neil Gaiman (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2012
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I don't read a huge number of graphic novels. I tend to read them from recommendations from my wife or daughters. This one was recommended by Charlie. The other two recommendations for reading The Sandman series are that they're by Neil Gaiman, and t ...more
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Cryptozoic by Brian W. Aldiss
Cryptozoic
by Brian W. Aldiss
read in August, 2012
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Having just read The Interpreter, I found Cryptozoic much better. The style seems more mature. The dialogue is more authentic with some differentiation between individuals, though with occasional lapses into preaching and narrative exposition by the ...more
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The Interpreter by Brian W. Aldiss
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I've read a few Brian Aldiss books before, and I've always thought I liked his stuff. This was some decades ago. I realise now that I don't like all his writing.

The Interpreter is a short novel, about 125 pages long. It's a self-conscious 'galactic e
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The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul by Douglas Adams
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Very much in the same mould as the previous book, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency. The Adams approach to humour is still ever-apparent. However, this book is a bit more dependent on a coherent plot, and it has plenty more signs along the way ...more
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Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams
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Not quite as iconic as the Hitchhikers series, the first Dirk Gently book retains Adams' mastery of comic writing, though with no graphics of course. His characters in this series are much deeper than in the previous books, usually with a transparent ...more
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What On Earth Happened? by Christopher   Lloyd
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Life, the Universe and Everything by Douglas Adams
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More of the same high quality stuff. If you haven't read the series, read it.
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