- Sydney, Ne, Australia
- member since February 5, 2012
Hi Bruce. Please join us at a new Shelfari.com group: Good Reads Café
This is a Readers’ and Writers’ group. Open discussions, debates, critiques and self-promotions…
The group is for all readers and for all good authors. All book genres are welcome. I write thrillers based on true events.
I noticed "Relic" on your list and now, you've got me hooked. I always liked the movie and while it appears that there are (many, serious) differences between book and film, I can't wait for my copy to arrive. I had to jump to book #3 until the first two arrive at my library.
Welcome to the “Who Doesn’t Love a Classic?” Group!
We’re a very active group so I hope you enjoy it here. Feel free to take your time and browse around. We have group reads that take place every two months, a discussion thread where people post great reviews (post yours too!) and lots of other interesting conversations taking place all the time.
…And don’t forget to introduce yourself in the Introductions thread!
I think P.D. James and the Adam Dalgliesh series compares very well with Morse. Dalgliesh is a much more likeable character, again erudite, a poet, compassionate and more socially adept. The stories are excellent, complex, and beautifully written. I am also very attached to the Martha Grimes series with a plethora of intelligent, complex and intriguing characters. There is also a substantial amount of humor in the writing that is absent from the previous two. It is a lighter style of writing and the stories faster reads.
If you are not focused on British writing only, the are a number of well written and fascinating series by American writers. I particularly like William Kent Krueger, Nevada Barr, Craig Johnson, Louise Penny (Canadian), Giles Blunt (Canadian), Julia Spencer-Fleming, John Dunning, and Charles Finch (historical, setting Britain, author American). Krueger and Johnson have a level of Native American spirituality throughout that I find adds a depth that enhances the tales. Barr and Blunt are genius at creating atmosphere and describing landscape and a sense of place. Penny has a cast of characters that are quirky and so carefully developed that I feel I know them. I am very compelled by a character driven story, and all of these writers, and many others satisfy that desire as well as creative and unique plots.
Hope that gives you a reasonable list. Happy reading.
Yeah, I'm pretty new here myself and still trying to find my way around. In fact, it's taken me ten, fifteen minutes just to figure out how to reply to your message. ~bleet~
I'm just going around trying to connect with people with interesting books on their shelves - always looking for good stuff to read. Ever listened to any audiobooks by P.G. Wodehouse? Those are my favorites for listening (especially the Bertie and Jeeves stories narrated by Frederick Davidson).