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Re: Books

Post by Colback's Orange Tufts » Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:21 pm

I've just read 'the signs were there' about recent disaster on the stock market, cos I'm dead cool like.

Also, despite not being into the genre, read the 'wayfarers' series by Becky Chambers. Its Sci fi but about the societies and cultures in space not pew pew space battles. Reminded me a bit of the council and races of mass effect.
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Re: Books

Post by overseasTOON » Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:56 pm

Colback's Orange Tufts wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:21 pm
I've just read 'the signs were there' about recent disaster on the stock market, cos I'm dead cool like.

Also, despite not being into the genre, read the 'wayfarers' series by Becky Chambers. Its Sci fi but about the societies and cultures in space not pew pew space battles. Reminded me a bit of the council and races of mass effect.
You should read Too Big to Fail by Sorkin.

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Re: Books

Post by ALF » Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:35 pm

Just started reading 'Kill Your Friends' by John Niven. Anyone read it?

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Re: Books

Post by Diego21 » Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:55 pm

Bodacious Benny wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:04 am
I read 'A Life too Short', really excellent (and tragic). Also read a few autobiographies, Shay Given's and Jenson Button's were both decent, Kieron Dyer's surprisingly good too. A few of Guy Martin's books are quite good reads.

I'm getting this next:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Making-Evil-Sc ... B0764FLN97

Love books about serial killers, people in prison etc.
If you like this books, maybe you like Dexter books. Obviously, is fiction. But Dexter is the best serial killer in the fantastic world.

Next book I have bought it's the book in the next link. It's about a brazillian serial killer who killed 492 persons... But I don't know if thera are an English version

https://www.planetadelibros.com/libro-4 ... tos/272876
Sorry for my bad english, I am spanish!

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Re: Books

Post by lassassinblanc » Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:33 am

Bodacious Benny wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:04 am
I read 'A Life too Short', really excellent (and tragic). Also read a few autobiographies, Shay Given's and Jenson Button's were both decent, Kieron Dyer's surprisingly good too. A few of Guy Martin's books are quite good reads.

I'm getting this next:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Making-Evil-Sc ... B0764FLN97

Love books about serial killers, people in prison etc.
One of my favorite books. Such an important story and as you say a tragic one too
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Re: Books

Post by Bodacious Benny » Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:50 am

Bodacious Benny wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:04 am
I'm getting this next:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Making-Evil-Sc ... B0764FLN97

Love books about serial killers, people in prison etc.
I'm about 1/3 of the way through this now and it's really interesting. It goes into some of the science behind why people do things but without bamboozling you (I have no scientific background since my GCSE grade C in 2001...). It tries to put the reader in the place of people who have done 'evil' things and gets you to ask questions of yourself and what you might have done to other that would be classed by some as a form of evil, and questions how/if committing one act of evil makes you evil for life (or at all) and so on.
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Re: Books

Post by Chappy » Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:33 pm

Just finished 100 Years of Solitude. Great read but hard to keep track off all the different characters.
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