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I’m Kevin and I love reading and always have a book on the go, and whilst I always try to finish a book I start, there have been a number of “casualties” I’ve had to give up on…

I don’t like classics or high-brow books and despite trying to read a good number I get bored and have decided life’s too short. Arthur Conan Doyle is the exception to the rule. I’m from Manchester, England and have a bit of a weakness for books set in my home city. Any Manchester recommendations gratefully received!

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Hello Kevin and welcome to the forum :006:

I see you've been busy posting about the place so I'm sure our paths will cross sooner or later. Nice to meet you and I hope you enjoy it here.

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Hi Kevin, welcome to the forum :) 

 

I think there are a few Arthur Conan Doyle fans here (me included!), what other types of books do you like?

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Thanks for the welcomes! Other books I like, well I've got rather stuck in my ways recently and seem to alternate between British crime series invariably with a DCI in the title and pulpy adventure series with a troubled ex-special forces fella righting the wrongs of the world. 

 

I occasionally branch out to sci-fi but find the more technical books that put the sci over the fi get a bit tedious. I like a biography now and then, but again seem to feel let down a lot. People I think will have interesting stories to tell often disappoint and others I wasn't looking forward to can hold surprises.

 

I'm currently reading a detective book from a series set in Manchester by Bill Rogers. The stories are good but they're self published and the editing and proof reading are atrocious!  

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I like that expression, putting the sci over the fi :giggle2:. I haven't read any crime fiction for ages, I'll keep a look out for your recommendations! 

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Hi Mostonian, welcome! I have only been to Manchester once, to see United play . I could recommend you some good Fi without too much Sci in it if you want.....

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