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This Week in Books (January, 25th 2017)

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This Week In Books is a weekly update on what you’ve been reading hosted by Lipsyy Lost & Found . A similar meme is hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words.

So, no, The Widow was not read and won’t be in the near future. A ridiculously invention called ARCs suddenly took over my schedule. Will I ever read Fiona Barton’s book? Want to take the bets?

But on a happy note, I survived and ‘enjoyed’ Robinson Crusoe.

∧ Then ∧ In The Days of the Comet, H.G. Wells

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A comet rushes toward Earth, a glowing orb filling the sky, promising doom. Humanity is too busy hating, stealing, scheming & killing to care. As luminous green trails of cosmic dust & vapor stream across the heavens, blood flows beneath: nations wage wars, bitter strikes erupt, jealous lovers plot revenge & murder. Earth slips past the comet by a narrow margins, but all succumb to the gases in its tail. When everyone wakes up, they are completely & profoundly different.
In the Days of the Comet is Wells’s tale of the last days of old Earth & the extraterrestrial change that is the salvation of the species. An ill-fated romance between Willie Leadford & Nettie Stuart unfolds in a world buried in misery & bent on destruction. After Earth passes thru the comet’s tail, suffering, pettiness & injustice melt away. Willie, Nettie & all around them are reborn. They now see themselves & their world in a dramatically new way.

The author must have loved hearing his own voice.

≈ Now ≈ The Demolished Man, Alfred Bester

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In a world in which the police have telepathic powers, how do you get away with murder?

Ben Reichs heads a huge 24th century business empire, spanning the solar system. He is also an obsessed, driven man determined to murder a rival.
To avoid capture, in a society where murderers can be detected even before they commit their crime, is the greatest challenge of his life.

 

 

 
This weird cover hides my next sci-fi story! No really, that cover…

∨ Next ∨ Revenge, Nigel May

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If you keep dangerous secrets you’ll pay the ultimate price…

In the South of France, playground of the rich and famous, world renowned chef Dexter Franklin is organising a night to remember. As he opens the doors to his exclusive restaurant for the first time, he’s handpicked a list of guests, as hot and dazzling as the St Tropez sun itself:

Mew Stanton: Fashionable, beautiful and a notorious TV chef, Dexter’s ex-girlfriend has all the ingredients for success. As her books fly off the shelves, a secret from her past is about to surface with explosive consequences.

Holly Lydon: Ex girlband star who has fallen on hard times. Forced to make ends meet she’s having to sleep her way to the top. Now she’s making headlines for all the wrong reasons.

Rosita Velázquez: Brazilian actress extraordinaire and girlfriend of Dexter’s brother, Leland. When she’s in town everybody needs to know about it, but this is one show-stopping entrance she’ll live to regret.

Three women have a past with Dexter and a grudge to bear against him. As fireworks ignite in the jet set capital of Europe, there’s murder on the menu. Who will be served their just desserts?

The sun is setting in the South of France. Pour yourself a glass of champagne and sit back for a read of revenge, regrets and shocking revelations that will have you hooked to the very last page.

I can’t resist a story set in France. Add champagne and a murder and I’m convinced.

Have you read any of those books? What is on your list this week?
Do share in the comments:)
Happy reading
!

50 thoughts on “This Week in Books (January, 25th 2017)

  1. Seeing your post now has made me regret not getting Revenge. It does look great. I look forward to your review. Your books are so different this week. Demolished Man has a bit of a weird cover but I hope that it will be an enjoyable read. Your comment on H.G Wells is hilarious. It says a lot about the book lol

    All the best with the ARCs. We are in this together 🙂 Happy reading.

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    1. I couldn’t resist the French beaches and the jetset setting. Having been to St Tropez during the season, I have a good memory of the place and atmosphere so I’m curious about how the books will reflect that. H.G Wells would have needed a better editor! It reminded me of The Casual Vacancy, where the editor did not dare do its work on Rowling’s words. Let’s beat those ARCs … and request even more xD Happy reading!

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    1. I’m not sure I will have much to say, I don’t like my writing voice as much as H.G Wells, haha. It was okay, but I can’t say I wasn’t bored several times! Still SO MUCH BETTER than Lolita! haha, I think I will never find worse than this one.

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    1. Thank you 🙂 I like the holiday vibe I got from reading the synopsis of Revenge, and it is always fun to read about your country. Or not, when the author hasn’t done their research… But I trust this one!

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  2. These are all interesting books. I’m guessing from your comment at the end of Comet you weren’t as much of a fan of that one maybe? I’m not too much of a fan of the cover of The Demolished Man but it certainly sounds like an interesting concept, I’ll be looking forwards to your review for that one, and Revenge sounds amazing as well! France, champagne and murder seem like a great combination for a book like this. I hope you enjoy it! 😀

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    1. In the Days of the Comet was… Long. Very long! It was not so bad, and for its time I think it was in fact quite original, but wordy and long make me want to sleep! I was hooked from the first page of The Demolished Man, I was not expecting it! Too bad the cover is terrible. I like the sound of Revenge. I find it funny to have a French holiday with a book 🙂

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      1. Ohh, in that case I wonder if I’d feel the same if I ever picked it up. I don’t mind long books in terms of the length of the story but anything too wordy has the same effect on me!
        I guess The Demolished Man is a perfect example of why to never judge a book by its cover then. 😀

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      1. Thanks! 🙂 So far, I think the author is doing quite well with the writing and describing the setting, etc. I was wondering… I’m still learning some of the differences between diverse reads and non-diverse reads… so would you think a novel like this would be considered “diverse”? Since it’s set in a foreign country to me and has main characters that are French/British, etc? I’ve been wondering if that could or would count as a diverse read, so maybe you could help me out. (I always thought as long as the character wasn’t a white, straight, American then it could be considered diverse, but I haven’t ever figured out if that’s accurate.) Thanks, Donna!

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        1. I keep reading about diverse or non diverse reads and I have to say to each their own. If you feel this is diverse from what you know/read, then I think you should be able to count it as such. But I guess for those who are more used to the terms, it would not necessarily be considered diverse. It is so difficult to find the boundaries of every labels. I have issues with genres too!

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    1. My review of the Comet would include… 3 words, hahaha. But I’ll try. I’m thinking of a quick reviews post for the three books I haven’t been inspired to write a review for. I literally felt the comet kill me :p

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  3. I haven’t read any of these but I see you’re digging into Classic scifi!
    For a second, I thought the “Revenge” book was a novelization of the American TV series by the same name. x) That show is ridiculous but so addictive lol

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    1. Yep, I’m knee-high into sci-fi and loving it! 🙂 It’s a real adventure, with its good and bad sides, haha! Haha, yes, I know the TV show! I caught glimpses of it a couple of times.

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