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About Dan_R

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    Settling In
  • Birthday 03/09/1972

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    Canberra, Australia
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    Reading, games and my work (most of the time ;) )
  1. Dan's book log

    I'm spending a bit less time reading at the moment so I might not get to book 3 of A Song of Ice and Fire for a while. When I read the first 2 books, I kind of find them a bit grim and brutal. They seemed a little bereft of love between characters. Still, I did enjoy them.
  2. Dan's book log

    Hi all, I read the following books starting from sometime in early 2016. I'm going to try to post a quick review on some of them. A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson The Fear Saga (trilogy) by Stephen Moss - Fear the Sky - Fear the Survivors - Fear the Future The Hospital by Keith C. Blackmore Mountain Man by Keith C. Blackmore Me Before You by Jojo Moyes After You by Jojo Moyes All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss The One Plus One by Jojo Moyes The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben Missing You by Harlan Coben Outlander by Diana Gabaldon Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts by Lucy Dillon The Last Letter from your Lover by Jojo Moyes One False Move by Harlan Coben Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children (trilogy) by Ransom Riggs - Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - Hollow City - Library of Souls Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs Stay Close by Harlan Coben Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey The Chemist by Stephanie Meyer Huntress Moon by Alexandra Sokoloff Currently reading Blood Moon by Alexandra Sokoloff I would love to hear what others thought about these or any recommendations. All the best, Dan
  3. The three books in the series are 'Fear the Sky', 'Fear the Survivors' and 'Fear the Future'. This is a fairly action-packed and engrossing tale of alien invasion. The aliens are the ones to fear. The descriptions of alien technology are amazing and detailed and leave you thinking maybe something like that is even possible. Without giving too much away, the books are a little similar to the Terminator movies in that they involve incredible robots with fully developed personalities. I found myself engaged by the character development of the aliens and robots often more so than the human protagonists. The aliens and robots are all different in their motives and characters. The technology becomes a little weird by the final book. However, I still really enjoyed the series right up until the ending.
  4. I half listened to the Audible version and read the Kindle version. It's written with a dry sense of humour and attempts (successfully) to make some fairly difficult scientific material understandable. From the origin of the universe to geology to fossils to astronomy, you get a hint of the sheer scale of things. Everything is told like it's a story full of characters making discoveries. I found this narrative style could wander almost off topic from time to time and I would momentarily lose interest. Maybe I needed the 'short history of almost nearly everything'. Overall, a fun read.
  5. Hi there (does the Chat section work)

    Thanks for the warm welcome. I'll start giving some impressions of the books I've been reading. Hopefully some of you will be up to the odd chat!
  6. Hi, I'm Dan from Australia. I like reading books on my Kindle App and also downloading the Audible content so I can listen in the car between reading on the screen. I just read Alexandra Sokoloff's Huntress Moon. I like sci-fi, fantasy, thrillers, and also a bit of romance. I like Jojo Moyes and Harlan Coben. Strange mix yeah
  7. I meant to write 'appeal to men' (not mitten). Swiping on my phone lol.
  8. Hi, I just finished reading this and found it a pretty good read. It's about a female serial killer who only kills bad people (like Dexter except she's idealised and beautiful). The writing style is a bit blunt almost crude at times. She mesmerises all the men she deals with because she's been traumatised in childhood and that gives her a wild quality that supposed to appeal to mitten. The ending was exciting so I'm giving the second book in the series a go.