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CollectionsYour library (674), To read (16), All collections (674)

Reviews54 reviews

TagsCinema (97), Pulp Fiction (88), Mystery (63), 2009 (58), eBook (57), Crime (55), 2011 (54), 1111 (54), Serial Vigilante (53), 2010 (47) — see all tags

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About meGerman tutor. Freelance Writer. Lover of cult films and paperbacks. Passion for travel, no matter how near or far the road may take me. Originally from Germany but living in Ireland for most of my adult life.

About my libraryThe books listed in my LT library are just a fraction of what I have. I am gradually adding more as I come across them on my shelves and unearth ancient tomes in the attic that swallows all.

My tastes are pretty eclectic but genres that I tend to read a lot are:

Crime and Mystery - Great fan of Sherlock Holmes in all his incarnations, Modesty Blaise, James Bond, other serial heroes and villains (e.g. Fu Manchu), love Noir novels, especially Cornell Woolrich
Books about cinema - Great fan of all things horror or trash with a deep undying love for the classic Hammer movies but also love all things Eurotrash
Classic novels - Will I ever finish all the 1001 books I need to read before I die? Nope, but I will die trying
Horror/SciFi - Love those genres and need to urgently revisit some of the classics of my youth. I have, however, some surprising gaps in my knowledge and am more familiar with Guy N Smith than Stephen King.
Graphic Novels - Well, comics, as I like to call them. I used to never include them in my list of books as I believe they are a totally different media format but what can I say: they make my reading list appear much bigger than it often is.

Oh, and I *do* buy books for their covers as I really love the vintage 1960s/70s paperback design and especially some of the vigilante style men's adventure novels of the time.

Totally useless at all my challenges which doesn't stop me from continuously attempting more:

My challenges:
(So totally not) My 2013 Category Challenge
My 2014 Challenge (A bit closer to a real one for a change)
Reading Globally: Irish Holger's Trip around the World

Groups1001 Books to read before you die, 1010 Category Challenge, 2013 Category Challenge, 2014 Category Challenge, 50 Book Challenge, 999 Challenge, Author Theme Reads, Baker Street and Beyond, Comics, Crime, Thriller & Mysteryshow all groups

Favorite authorsIsaac Asimov, Fredric Brown, Mihail Bulgakov, Giacomo Girolamo Casanova, John Case, Raymond Chandler, Michael Crichton, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Arthur Conan Doyle, Umberto Eco, Ian Fleming, Walter B. Gibson, Ernest Hemingway, Franz Kafka, H. P. Lovecraft, Peter O'Donnell, Arturo Pérez-Reverte, Edgar Allan Poe, Sax Rohmer, Mickey Spillane, Jules Verne, François Villon, Oscar Wilde, Cornell Woolrich, John Wyndham (Shared favorites)

Homepagehttp://hammerandbeyond.blogspot.com/

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Member sinceOct 7, 2007

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Thank for answering me about Gardner.

Old French books about the Saint are very peculiar : a lot of them were rewritten in French and have little to do with Charteris' work ; other are real translations. A more recent edition is a true translation but it concerns only a few novels/short stories. I mean to get the Saint omnibus edition to read the original stories.
Thanks. I'm not sure I put all the countries, but this tool is nice. It makes me forget I've not been able to travel a lot yet!

About your library, I saw you read several 007 pastiches. Could you tell me if John Gardner's Bond is worth getting acquainted with?

Thank you:)
Heh, I guess so. :)

Write once, use many times. Programmer's code, so to speak. :)
Thanks for the Guy N Smith info!!
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