Which book(s) are you currently reading?

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Re: Which book(s) are you currently reading?

Post by The Beans » Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:55 pm

I'm reading The Boys' Book Of Airfix by Arthur Ward. It's a great nostalgia read chronicling the history of Airfix right up to the present day.
I picked it up in The Works for £6.99.
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Re: Which book(s) are you currently reading?

Post by greenberet79 » Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:45 am

I need a recommendation for holiday reading (apart from RG of course!)

I love Bret Easton Ellis and would like something similar as I lay by the pool getting tan. It's not a colour, it's a lifestyle...

Anyway, recommendations?
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Post by rossi46 » Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:23 am

I just re-read Nicholas Pileggi's 'Wiseguy' after hearing that Henry Hill (the mafiosi that Goodfellas was based on) had died recently.

Part 3 of the Soldier Son trilogy by Robin Hobb is next.
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:25 pm

Rodnay Zaks' Programming the 6502 turned up in the post today :D
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Re: Which book(s) are you currently reading?

Post by HalcyonDaze00 » Fri Jun 29, 2012 6:41 pm

just read skagboys, very good

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Post by Morkin » Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:02 pm

Halfway through The Gray Wolf Throne by Cinda Williams Chima & it's not disappointed me yet.

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Post by Seadog74 » Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:58 pm

About half way through Mick Foley - Foley is Good. Top stuff.

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Re: Which book(s) are you currently reading?

Post by Dave300 » Sun Jul 08, 2012 5:39 pm

I've nearly finished Life of Pi - a very interesting story about a young Indian boy that survived a shipwreck and is trapped in a lifeboat with a Bengal Tiger, although the underlying theme is quite religious and philosophical.
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Post by HalcyonDaze00 » Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:35 pm

Dave300 wrote:I've nearly finished Life of Pi - a very interesting story about a young Indian boy that survived a shipwreck and is trapped in a lifeboat with a Bengal Tiger, although the underlying theme is quite religious and philosophical.
a great book, not sure if the Tiger was ever on the boat though.........

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Post by Dave300 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:48 pm

HalcyonDaze00 wrote:
Dave300 wrote:I've nearly finished Life of Pi - a very interesting story about a young Indian boy that survived a shipwreck and is trapped in a lifeboat with a Bengal Tiger, although the underlying theme is quite religious and philosophical.
a great book, not sure if the Tiger was ever on the boat though.........
i just finished reading it this morning - wow! [no spoilers]
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Post by HalcyonDaze00 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:32 pm

where the bodies are buried - its very good so far

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Re: Which book(s) are you currently reading?

Post by MattyC64c » Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:38 am

I'm reading 'No Such Thing as Society' a book about life in 1980's Britain.

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Re: Which book(s) are you currently reading?

Post by Commander Jameson » Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:51 am

Dave300 wrote:
HalcyonDaze00 wrote:
Dave300 wrote:I've nearly finished Life of Pi - a very interesting story about a young Indian boy that survived a shipwreck and is trapped in a lifeboat with a Bengal Tiger, although the underlying theme is quite religious and philosophical.
a great book, not sure if the Tiger was ever on the boat though.........
i just finished reading it this morning - wow! [no spoilers]

I read this on holiday a couple of years ago - amazing book, well worth a read.

I've just started commuting via bus and train to Sheffield for work, instead of driving - it's cheaper than my gas-guzzler AND I get 45 mins reading each way every day! Just rekindled (pun intended) my love of books, and have finished the following in the last two weeks -

Terry Pratchett - Making Money - I'm a massive fan and have read nearly all of his work, but this was paricularly hard word - think it was the 'banking' subject matter that bored me a little, bit of a chore to finish.
Frankie Boyle - My Sh1t Life So Far - bought on a whim 18 months ago, just picked it up - my god. The man is twisted, and now you know why. I've actually had to stop myself laughing out loud on the train at this, brilliant read. Not for the weak minded or easily offended.
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Re: Which book(s) are you currently reading?

Post by Antiriad2097 » Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:40 am

Commander Jameson wrote:Terry Pratchett - Making Money - I'm a massive fan and have read nearly all of his work, but this was paricularly hard word - think it was the 'banking' subject matter that bored me a little, bit of a chore to finish.
I had similar feelings, it seemed very much a rehash of Going Postal. There just didn't seem to be much new or interesting going on, lacking his usual spark.

He would have been writing it round about the time of his Alzheimer's diagnosis though, so perhaps it was a rough period for him to be working with all that going on in his personal life and he'd have been adjusting to coping with the condition now he knew he had it.

The subsequent books have been excellent though. I'm no sports fan but Unseen Academicals really was back on form, then we get another Tiff Aching book followed by a new Grimes adventure.
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Re: Which book(s) are you currently reading?

Post by Morkin » Wed Jul 25, 2012 4:15 am

Just finished The Warlock's Shadow by Stephen Deas which was a cracking book. Roll on the next one in the series.

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