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Discussion in 'Music, Box Office, TV & Books' started by agnes, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. krooton

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 9, 2004

    Posts: 24,365

    Location: London

    Got Vladimir Putin: Life Coach as a secret santa.

    Not a proper book I know, but a good laugh.

    I've also been subjected to the entire Afterlife Saga by way of my wife and Audible.
     
  2. Lupis

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 27, 2002

    Posts: 501

    Location: Scotland

    I'm guessing you bought her nice headphones for Christmas?
     
  3. Ryan-3

    Soldato

    Joined: Sep 14, 2009

    Posts: 7,470

    Location: Northumberland

    A Raid Over Berlin by John Martin.

    A very good read and reminder of how lucky we - and him especially with his escape, albeit into enemy hands - are.
     
  4. TonyM19

    Hitman

    Joined: Nov 5, 2009

    Posts: 967

    Location: The home of Rugby League

    First 3 books of the Chronicles of the Black Company by Glen Cook on the rainforest for 99p. Highly recommended if you liked the Malazan series/Joe Abercrombie
     
  5. lunar

    Gangster

    Joined: Jul 18, 2015

    Posts: 273

    Location: London

    Currently reading The Satanic Verses, by Salman Rushdie. About 25% read so far.
    Has a magical genre. About two indian actors who fall out of a plane flying over the English channel that is blown up by terrorists. They survive. This is considered a miracle. Then the book goes into the past regarding the actors.

    When the book first came out in 1988, it was condemned by muslims and deemed blasphemous towards Islam. Irans Ayatollah even wanted Rushdie killed and considered it every muslims right.
    30 years on. I thought I'd ought to read the book. It is beautifully written and though it diverts between the past and present and a little use of hindi, I am enjoying reading the novel. Alas, I have reached a chapter called Mahound. No relation to the prophet Mohammed (stated the author.) but I can see events in the book which are reminiscent of the prophet.

    Incidentally, this is the best start to a book I've read.
     
  6. Lokwyr

    Associate

    Joined: Nov 9, 2018

    Posts: 67

    Location: Poole

    Saturn V Flight Manual to relax after another session of Learn Greek the Easy Way in only 25 Years.
     
  7. wingman

    Mobster

    Joined: Dec 27, 2011

    Posts: 4,480

    The missus picked up Adam Kay's "This is going to hurt" in TESCO the other day and said I'd like it.

    I don't read fast but I'm already more than half way through it, absolutely the loving the thing. Highly recommended, the humour is dry but spot on.
     
  8. LiE

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 2, 2005

    Posts: 17,950

    Location: Milton Keynes

    The Fellowship of the Ring. I've heard these books are good..
     
  9. SPG

    Mobster

    Joined: Jul 28, 2010

    Posts: 4,979

    You misheard, only the wheel of time is more tedious :)
     
  10. SPG

    Mobster

    Joined: Jul 28, 2010

    Posts: 4,979

    The Business by Iain Banks, as usual brilliant such a loss :(
     
  11. LiE

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 2, 2005

    Posts: 17,950

    Location: Milton Keynes

    I've read WoT so I should be OK? :p
     
  12. SPG

    Mobster

    Joined: Jul 28, 2010

    Posts: 4,979

    Dear god, you deserve a medal, i only did the audio books.
     
  13. RobDogDog

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 8, 2011

    Posts: 1,242

    Caliban's War - Expanse Book 2

    Started before Christmas but have been pretty ill. Started again the other night and just over halfway through. I'm loving it. I'm probably going to do all of them back to back haha!
     
  14. PlacidCasual

    Soldato

    Joined: May 13, 2003

    Posts: 5,610

    Still reading A Storm of Swords, it might be the best of the books the plot is still really moving at this point. Started Good Omens but kept getting interrupted so will leave a month or so and restart to do it justice. Also just read the complete The Boys by Garth Ennis of Preacher fame. Really loved it, it's not Return of the Dark Knight or Attack On Titan levels of brilliant but still very good, maybe peters out a little right at the end.
     
  15. SixTwoSix

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Sep 14, 2007

    Posts: 9,117

    Location: Rugby

    Just got book 5, was a bit disappointed with the first half of book 4 - Cibola Burn, felt like it was falling into a trap of obvious predictable storytelling then went off at a lovely tangent.
     
  16. Scam

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 12,598

    Location: London

    No Easy Day, by Mark Owen. Really enjoying it so far.
     
  17. neviditelny

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 15, 2015

    Posts: 831

    Been on holiday back home in Sweden and finished On the Road by Jack Kerouac which was pretty good but I did struggle with it in the beginning. After that I read "A Monster Calls" by Patrick Ness which I know is a young adults book but I thought it was very well written and can be used for everyone. Now I'm halfway through "How To Kill a Mockingbird" and I'm really enjoying it.
     
  18. Lokwyr

    Associate

    Joined: Nov 9, 2018

    Posts: 67

    Location: Poole

    Saturn V Flight Manual getting be-fuddling. Taking a rest with Monsarrat's "HMS Marlborough Will Enter Harbour".
    First read it 1952.
     
  19. eggyoke

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 25, 2005

    Posts: 2,464

    Location: On a hill

    I'm rereading Let the Right One In. It's a good book, not great, but I'd say this is one of the few cases of movie being better than the book... the Swedish movie that is, brilliantly cast and paced.
     
  20. neviditelny

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 15, 2015

    Posts: 831

    I've read the book and really enjoyed it, but I haven't seen any of the movies yet. Maybe should try do that next week sometime