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OneBook quickie

Gary Smailes is a writer, researcher and editor.

Here's the last three books I read:

  • Tribes by Seth Godin (essential)
  • The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter (surprising)
  • 3 Para by Patrick Bishop (disappointing)

Anyone one else have a OneBook quickie?

Rules are simple - list three books with one word to describe each.

Either add to the comments or email me at garysmailes@gmail.com.

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Tania Hershman

Here are my three:

The People's Act of Love by James Meek (stunning)

Let's Be Alone Together, Stinging fly anthology (colourful)

In a Bear's Eye by Yannick Murphy (intense)

Gary Smailes

Thanks. Three new books for my list.

Julie Meredith

Happy Friday! Here are my three:

Life is a Verb by Patti Digh (kaleidoscopic)

84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff (delightful)

How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff (moving)

Gary Smailes

Life is a Verb - Kaleidoscopic.
Wow - great title - great description - must read.

Jamieson Wolf

I'll give this a go!

Bag of Bones by Stephen King - Enchanting

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd - Blissful

The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau - Incredible

DJ Kirkby

My three:
City of Joy - Inspiring
The Survival of Jan Little - Humbling
Black Body - Believable

Chris King

The Pocket Dangerous Book for Boys by Conn & Hal Iggulden - Essential.

The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett - Unputdownable.

Hound Dog by Richard Blandford - Outrageous.


I haven't been reading much lately so all I have is:
The Langoliers, Stephen King: compelling

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