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Started by RosyLovelady on Sep 15, 2017 12:34:09 PM
What rubbish are you reading?

A thread to admit that you read low-brow, sensationalist and/or otherwise deplorable books.

Rubbish recommendations welcome.

Electro2 - 28 May 2021 08:19:48 (#1041 of 2225)

Wiki says it’s le Carré's own early life.

Electro2 - 28 May 2021 08:22:15 (#1042 of 2225)

Wiki says it’s a thinly disguised account of le Carré's own early life.

RosyLovelady - 28 May 2021 09:06:32 (#1043 of 2225)

Like The Little Drummer Girl is the story of his actress sister Charlotte Cornwell?

slimpickins - 28 May 2021 09:17:52 (#1044 of 2225)

I suppose that makes it more interesting as an artifact but it doesn't improve it as a novel IMO.

RosyLovelady - 28 May 2021 09:18:44 (#1045 of 2225)

I agree.

RosyLovelady - 28 May 2021 09:19:38 (#1046 of 2225)

TTSS and Smiley's People are still my favourites.

slimpickins - 28 May 2021 09:35:39 (#1047 of 2225)

TTS for me if I had to pick one and there's still a couple of the later books I've yet to read. Have you read Ben Macintyre's The Traitor and the Spy?

RosyLovelady - 28 May 2021 09:40:09 (#1048 of 2225)

Not yet; I just keep meaning to.

slimpickins - 28 May 2021 09:54:39 (#1049 of 2225)

Give it a go, Jl'C called it 'the best true spy story I've ever read.'

Electro2 - 28 May 2021 10:08:22 (#1050 of 2225)

If you mean The Spy and the Traitor, slim, I’ve downloaded a sample on kindle and the introduction has me hooked! Thanks.

angelico - 28 May 2021 11:09:12 (#1051 of 2225)

Yes, it’s a good read. None of the books in recent posts are “rubbish” though.

slimpickins - 28 May 2021 11:13:55 (#1052 of 2225)

Yeah, that's the one Electro, I always get it the wrong way round.

ReverendBlueJeans - 16 Jun 2021 10:07:54 (#1053 of 2225)

PGW's Quick Service.

No, of course it isn't rubbish, nothing of PGW's is, but I can't really post it in the other place.

coshipi - 16 Jun 2021 11:03:02 (#1054 of 2225)

Perhaps we need a "What not rubbish but not classic either are you reading" thread?

Tomnoddy - 16 Jun 2021 10:19:43 (#1055 of 2225)

This thread is to cock a snook at our betters reading only Booker prize-winning novels and weighty historical tomes on the other thread.

RosyLovelady - 16 Jun 2021 11:27:56 (#1056 of 2225)

I'm reading real rubbish just now: Rake's Progress by Rachel Johnson. I thought I'd left the book on the bus yesterday, but then it turned up.

It's all about her and her many illustrious careers, including her horrifyingly dreadful days with ChangeUK; her and the trouble with her hair; her and her news-worthily ill husband and children. Most of all she wants us to know that she's all right really but no one has ever given her a chance.

I'm half-way through and I feel a bit compromised to be reading it at all.

MontyPeculiar - 16 Jun 2021 11:30:21 (#1057 of 2225)

but I can't really post it in the other place.

Yes you can. Really.

ReverendBlueJeans - 16 Jun 2021 11:33:46 (#1058 of 2225)

I thought I'd left the book on the bus yesterday, but then it turned up.

It's sounding a little Casting the Runes.

RosyLovelady - 16 Jun 2021 11:55:38 (#1059 of 2225)

I hope to get around to all that, some of these days.

TenGorillas - 16 Jun 2021 11:56:01 (#1060 of 2225)

I’ve just finished Want you dead by Peter James. It was utterly dreadful, Even by the standards of this thread.

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