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This. :thumbsup:

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Beats

About to start The Dark Tourist by Dom Joly.

 

Alex James autobiography Bit of a Blur is a cracking read as well :thumbsup:

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I.J

The Sickness Unto Death by Soren Kierkegaard.

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Carl Weathers

I read the trilogy last year, and while I did enjoy them, they certainly didn't live up to the hype that surrounded them at that time.

 

A decent enough 7/10 from me.

 

 

Thanks to all who replied. I think I might buy a copy tomorrow.

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Mac Elliott

The book thief by Marks Zusak has been at the bottom of the pile of books for months its a bit strange.

Really enjoyed the millennium trilogy, just got into nelson de mile loving his stuff

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Rodge

American Terrorist

 

Story of the Oklahoma bombing.

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robbo1874

Just starting Bobby Womack autobiography . Absolute legend of a man.

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Beats

Just starting Bobby Womack autobiography . Absolute legend of a man.

I'll see the man in a few weeks in Manchester performing with Gorillaz :thumbsup:

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cashgenerator

The Magus by John Fowles, just finished it. Amazing!

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rossthejambo

I don't really read that much, although I do want to start reading again but can never really think of what books to buy.

 

Quite fancy starting the Stieg Larsson trilogy but apart from that I don't have a clue where to start.

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Beats

I don't really read that much, although I do want to start reading again but can never really think of what books to buy.

 

Quite fancy starting the Stieg Larsson trilogy but apart from that I don't have a clue where to start.

 

Broons have a new book out. :whistling:

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rossthejambo

Broons have a new book out. :whistling:

 

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Already read it. Great read.

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Beats

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Already read it. Great read.

 

No idea if you're kidding or not but so do I :ninja:

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lookoutjoe

I'm working my way through a few Paul Theroux books at the moment. Nearly finished Ghost Train to the Eastern Star. I have Dark Star Safari sitting next. I like the way he describes some of the characters he meets on his travels and the places he passes through.

 

I think its the mark of a good travel writer who makes you want to pack a bag and just go somewhere.

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robbo1874

I'll see the man in a few weeks in Manchester performing with Gorillaz :thumbsup:

I never even knew he was here! Enjoy it, I have never been lucky enough to see him live. He is a genius .

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Creepy Lurker

A Student's Guide to Maxwell's Equations

 

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If we're going down that route, I'm currently on Hobbes's Leviathan, having just recently had hours of fun with various books on the early years of the French Revolution.

 

:sad:

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Cut The Crap

Just finished the Millenium trilogy which I enjoyed, although I couldn't escape the feeling that Part 3 was written in a slightly different style from the other two...

 

Need to keep my German up to scratch for professional reasons, so Martin Suter's Die dunkle Seite des Mondes is next up, with The Angel's Game to follow.

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I.J

If we're going down that route, I'm currently on Hobbes's Leviathan, having just recently had hours of fun with various books on the early years of the French Revolution.

 

:sad:

 

One of my top 5, is Leviathan.

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Guest GhostHunter

Michael Crichton - Pirate Latitudes.

 

Shiver me timbers ya scurvy landlubbers.

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trotter

Michael Crichton - Pirate Latitudes.

 

Shiver me timbers ya scurvy landlubbers.

 

Is that any good? It was finished by someone else 'cos he popped it halfway through don'tcha know!

 

Big fan of his stuff, particularly Jurassic Park, Airframe and State of Fear.

 

Anyhoo, having just finished 24hr Party People, i'm now onto this...

 

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absolutely tremendous how things used to be run!!

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Guest GhostHunter

Is that any good? It was finished by someone else 'cos he popped it halfway through don'tcha know!

 

Big fan of his stuff, particularly Jurassic Park, Airframe and State of Fear.

 

Anyhoo, having just finished 24hr Party People, i'm now onto this...

 

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absolutely tremendous how things used to be run!!

 

 

It's different, and not like any of his other stuff (strangely enough).

 

Whatever the content, it's been pulled off quite well - more akin to Timeline than anything....

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trotter

It's different, and not like any of his other stuff (strangely enough).

 

Whatever the content, it's been pulled off quite well - more akin to Timeline than anything....

 

Got that in the hoose, strange one that - the state of the cat sounded horrific!!

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clanmac

Just finished "The Italian boy" by Sarah wise about the ressurrectionists in london,brilliant book some of the facts are amazing about how they would get hold of bodies.Well worth a read.For light reading Conn iggulden "The empire of silver" 4th book in the Khan dynasty series.

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Guest John Meurig Thomas

If we're going down that route, I'm currently on Hobbes's Leviathan, having just recently had hours of fun with various books on the early years of the French Revolution.

 

:sad:

 

Unlucky mate. I've bought those Scottish Enlightenment books you recommended but I've still not got round to touching them.

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Jaap's Sigh

About to start "The Secret History" by Donna Tartts. Meant to be great. Anyone read this?

 

Also enjoyed the Millennium Trilogy too.

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Boomstick

Picking this up soon.

 

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Quite excited.

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Johanes de Silentio

The Sickness Unto Death by Soren Kierkegaard.

 

Tremendous! :thumbsup:

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Johanes de Silentio

If we're going down that route, I'm currently on Hobbes's Leviathan, having just recently had hours of fun with various books on the early years of the French Revolution.

 

:sad:

 

Tremendous! :thumbsup:

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Incompetnce

Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman

 

Got two others to go after that \o/ :thumbsup:

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CF11JamTart

The Magus by John Fowles, just finished it. Amazing!

 

 

I really enjoyed reading "The French Lieutenant's Woman" and loved it. Might give "The Magus" a whirl.

 

Reading "Operation Mincemeat" at the moment:

 

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Good wartime story. Not too heavy-going. (unlike D-Day).

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2NaFish

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Currahee!

Will be purchasing this soon as it looks a rollicking good boys own kind of read. :)

 

The boy parachuted into Nazi controlled France wearing his kilt and led a brilliant resistance campaign.

 

Absolute nap to eventually be made into a film.

 

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That looks right up my street. :thumbsup:

 

I've just finished reading 'The Pegasus Diaries'. Its the story of Major John Howard. Its taken from his diaries but its not in diary form. Its superb.

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Hannibal Lecter

Currently working my way through the Bob Skinner series of books written by Quintin Jardine.

 

I've just finished this one...

 

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...and I'm about to start on this one

 

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Eckauskas

The Marks Of Cain - Tom Knox.

 

Was in Asda a week or so ago, and saw these beauties on offer;

 

The Marks Of Cain - Tom Knox.

Firewall - Andy McNab.

Last Testament - Sam Bourne.

The Exodus Quest - Will Adams.

Storm Warning - Jack Higgins.

The Venus Conspiracy - Michael Cordy.

Pig Island - Mo Hayder.

Sweetheart - Chelsea Cain.

The Devil Of Manking - Mo Hayder.

 

?1 each.

 

Should keep me going for a couple of months.

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Gigolo-Aunt

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Half way through - excellent.

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The Merse

I honestly can't remember the last time I read a book through choice.

 

What an ignorant shit I really am.

 

:laugh:

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neave

On The Road Again - Jack Kerouac. It's very...meh.

 

Got The Rum Diaries then, I think, Dawkins' The Selfish Gene.

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2NaFish

On The Road Again - Jack Kerouac. It's very...meh.

 

Its probably 'meh' because its a willy nelson song.

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Say What Again
Got The Rum Diaries

Remember enjoying that years ago. Definitely my favourite of Hunter S.

 

I'm sure I still have it lying around the house somewhere.

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bean counter

just got into nelson de mile loving his stuff

 

I've read all his books and enjoyed everyone except the gate house Best for me were Wildfire and Nightfall

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Deevers

The War the Infantry Knew by Dr JC Dunn

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trotter

The Marks Of Cain - Tom Knox.

 

Was in Asda a week or so ago, and saw these beauties on offer;

 

The Marks Of Cain - Tom Knox.

Firewall - Andy McNab.Last Testament - Sam Bourne.

The Exodus Quest - Will Adams.

Storm Warning - Jack Higgins.

The Venus Conspiracy - Michael Cordy.

Pig Island - Mo Hayder.

Sweetheart - Chelsea Cain.

The Devil Of Manking - Mo Hayder.

 

?1 each.

 

Should keep me going for a couple of months.

 

great read - got it last xmas. His Nick Stone series of books is fantastic. You can tell just by reading them that McNab was heavily involved rather than just a researcher. If you haven't read Bravo Two Zero I recommend that as well. Puts into writing exactly why the SAS are the benchmark for special forces throughout the world

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Bleedsmaroon

Any of John Connolly's Charlie Parker seriesn read them all, a brilliant fusion of crime with the supernatural.

 

Also a big fan of Lee Child, his Jack Reacher character rocks!!

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SE16 3LN

Reading Bukowski's notes of a dirty old man. Haven't read it for 20 odd years and I'm loving his realism.

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CavySlaveJambo

The Marks Of Cain - Tom Knox.

 

Was in Asda a week or so ago, and saw these beauties on offer;

 

The Marks Of Cain - Tom Knox.

Firewall - Andy McNab.

Last Testament - Sam Bourne.

The Exodus Quest - Will Adams.

Storm Warning - Jack Higgins.

The Venus Conspiracy - Michael Cordy.

Pig Island - Mo Hayder.

Sweetheart - Chelsea Cain.

The Devil Of Manking - Mo Hayder.

 

?1 each.

 

Should keep me going for a couple of months.

 

 

I love this book. Sam Bourne is the Guardian Columnist Jonathon Friedland's nom de plume.

 

I am reading a girls series of books, and then depending on what I decide after that the books about the Deadliest Catch Fleet OR Kathy Reich's new book.

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Flankengott

Just finished Ghosts of Spain by Giles Tremlett, interesting stuff on contemporary Spain and now reading

Heartstone by C J Sansom, hunchback medieval lawyer/detective rootling around in the murky secrets of the rich

and powerful.

Someone mentioned Anthony Beevor earlier on and I'd recommend both his Stalingrad and The Battle for Spain, his

Spanish Civil War book.

 

Other recent enjoyable reads

 

J Pod - Douglas Coupland

The Looking Glass War - John Le Carre

Blue River, Black Sea - Andrew Eames (Danube travel book)

 

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Boomstick

Events Management 3rd Edition by Glenn Bowdin, Johnny Allen, William O'Toole, Rob Harris & Ian McDonnell with the game on the radio. :down:

 

Come on Hearts, make my day a bit better.

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Peebo

Stuff White People Like - Christian Lander

 

My link

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Harry Palmer

Sabotage and Subversion: The SOE and OSS at War

 

Author: Ian Dear

 

Alan Partridge if you want to read about war..I would suggest Patrick Bishop.

 

Fighter Boys is a great read about the Battle of Britain and I'm going to purchase the Bomber equivalent about heading over to Germany and other places.

 

Of course it depends on what era of war you are meaning.

 

I've read Churchill: The Second World War.

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