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  • mollski
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    HI THERE just wanted to no what everybodys reading and if they have read anything good lately ?

    pop larkin
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    James Patterson-Along Came a Spider. Good fast paced thriller. Nowt too thinky!

    Just finished 'Sunnyside' by Glen David Gold – excellent, in my (admittedly plebbish, according to the 'must read' thread on here) opinion.

    sofatester
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    T.E.Lawrence – Seven pillars of wisdom

    Yes, it is quite heavy going! πŸ˜†

    crikey
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    His Last Bow by Arthur Conan Doyle.

    Elementary…

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    the kite runner

    The gas meter.

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    am not reading it right now…

    but its a book I have read and read again..

    Ken Follet's Pillars of the Earth – a stunning story and not the usual style of story I would go for..

    am Currently reading – Ken Follet (only my second of his books) The Third Twin – a contempary Thriller

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    Keith Floyds autobiography

    I was gutted when he popped his clogs.

    Tracker1972
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    20,000 leagues under the sea, playing with free books on the iPod touch.

    colnagokid
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    Ranulph Fiennes- Mad dogs and Englishmen.
    If history was as fun as this at skool I mite be better edukated πŸ˜€

    stuartie_c
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    "A Prayer for Owen Meany" by John Irving.

    Started it just before New Year and was loving it, but put it aside until last night so only just getting back into it.

    @Barnslymitch – have you read "Carter Beats the Devil" by the same author?

    hamishthecat
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    "Stringbag" by Charles Lamb – the definitive FAA aviation memor of WWII.

    He's just punched out a Vichy French internment camp commander….

    Good stuff.

    stuartie_c – I bought "Carter Beats the Devil" for Mrs HTC for Christmas but she hasn't got to it yet – is it a good read?

    crispy bacon
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    Carra – Jamie Carragher's biography – it's quite good πŸ™‚

    bassspine
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    The Age of Wonder by Richard Holmes It's a brilliant history of science and scientists from the 1750s onwards.

    Yeah, read it and loved it – just annoying that it took him so long to write another. Try googling Carter – he was quite an interesting (real life) character.

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    Confessions of an Irish Rebel by Brendan Behan.

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    American Gods by Neil Gaiman. Really enjoying it.

    Oh, and 'Under the dome' by Stephen King.

    project
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    Bradley Wigins the new leader of the Sky road teams book.

    brakes
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    I'm working my way through the internets
    it's pretty hard going and difficult to read it in order
    might try and get it finished over the weekend

    bassspine
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    coyote: I'm just getting over a binge on gaiman – I've read all his books since christmas. Genius.

    humanbean
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    Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy, '…A nightmare odyssey'
    just ordered another three by same author as is, superb!

    stuartie_c
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    Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy, '…A nightmare odyssey'

    Read it again! Best book I've ever read, and it gets better with subsequent readings.

    @Hamishthecat – "Carter…" is excellent.

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    Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel, Booker winner

    Henry VIII's marital problems as seen through the eyes of Thomas Cromwell

    Short sample – Thames boatman discussing Anne Boleyn's alleged incestuous affair with her brother: "that very night her brother's inside her, licking her up to the lungs, and then he's, excuse me sister, what shall I do with this big package – and she says, oh, don't distress yourself, my lord brother, shove it up the back entry, it'll come to no harm there."

    Work of genius – my bet is it it will be on the A-level English Literature exam list before too long

    joolsburger
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    Strip Tease by Carl Hiaasen it's very funny.

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    One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    …an eye opener…hard labour, building a Power Station when it's -26C !

    taka
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    lord of the rings

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    Blood's a Rover – James Ellroy, his third in the trilogy of US crime

    mollski
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    POP LARKIN is this a new or old book please James Patterson-Along Came a Spider?

    David Peace's GB1984 -Although a work of fiction Pearce provides an excellent commentary on the miners strike and describes the β€˜war’ between Scargill and Thatcher and the plight of the miners and the mining communities.
    This book has a special resonance for me as the shop on the right (Raynor’s) was my Parents at the time – they were in when this picture was taken – and had a grand stand view of the miners petrol bombing the police

    EDIT – can't get this to display the image but follow the link

    mollski
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    also whats Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy, '…A nightmare odyssey'like please?

    humanbean
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    It is a beautifully written, very dark and violent kind of road movie-esq novel. Its set/based on the Wild West in the 1850's.

    hora
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    A book on the Falklands war (in Chronological order). Foreword by Simon Weston πŸ˜€

    Prev was forgotten voices- story of the Falklands War.

    stuartie_c
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    also whats Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy, '…A nightmare odyssey'like please?

    Set in the Indian Wars in Texas and Mexico in the 1840s/1850s and tells the story of scalphunters under the leadership of John Joel Glanton (based on actual events and actual characters).

    The character of the Judge is one of the most spooky in western literature.

    Amazing, cinematic descriptions of landscape and some stomach-churning passages of carnage.

    Truly brilliant.

    [EDIT – humanbean beat me to it!]

    Mantastic
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    Brain Moore Beware of the dog, its a great book, even though I hated him as a player is a great read.

    Marc Beaumont " The man that cycled the world" is an ok read

    Bewdley to Bejing – why dont you fly- a book about a local guy (Bewdley) who cycled to bejing from the road I live on.

    So I have three on the go, all good

    Munqe-chick
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    Just finished "let the right one in" awesome book!
    Now reading "An Education" by Lynn Barber interesting autobiography.

    simonralli2
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    Atom and Archetype – The Pauli/ Jung Letters 1932 – 1958.

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    Just finished Anathem – Neal Stephenson which I really enjoyed.

    Currently ploughing my way though the final chapter of book 1 of Schama's A history of Britain.

    Also started Beyond Numeracy (An uncommon dictionary of mathematics)…

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