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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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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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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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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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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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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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Re: Books

Post by Luna Lovegood » Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:51 am

Reading and studying To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf for school.

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Post by Bodacious Benny » Tue May 26, 2020 9:32 am

I recently finished 'The Sun Does Shine' about a guy who was on Death Row for 29 years fighting for his freedom. Really excellent read, highlights many of the flaws, failings, injustices, lies, politics and racism in the US Justice System and really makes you think just how many innocent people may have been executed over the years. It's one of the few books that has given be goosebumps reading it, would highly recommend it. There's a lot in it about the people he was on Death Row with, and who the person behind the crimes were and that not everyone is a monster (thought some are!).
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Re: Books

Post by ToonCraig » Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:11 pm

Read Speedway rider, Tai Woffindens book. Really enjoyed it.

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Re: Books

Post by overseasTOON » Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:36 am

So far in the lockdown I've read:
Rock the Casbah - the story behind the Arab Spring
Oil Kings - the story behind his the US and Saudi politics destroyed Iran
The Hidden Empire - how the US hides it's overseas territories
The Euro and its threat to the future of the European Union - how fundamentally the EU has f***ed itself.

Cracking on now with the History of the Holy Roman Empire; 900 pages of very dry writing.

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Post by biggeordiedave » Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:17 am

overseasTOON wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:36 am
So far in the lockdown I've read:
Rock the Casbah - the story behind the Arab Spring
Oil Kings - the story behind his the US and Saudi politics destroyed Iran
The Hidden Empire - how the US hides it's overseas territories
The Euro and its threat to the future of the European Union - how fundamentally the EU has f***ed itself.

Cracking on now with the History of the Holy Roman Empire; 900 pages of very dry writing.
They all sound great, with the exception of the last one perhaps. I'm about to start 'Israel and Palestine: The Complete History'.
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Re: Books

Post by ALF » Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:23 pm

I read The Stand by Stephen King, very good book in my opinion.

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Re: Books

Post by CIH » Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:07 pm

For anyone into crime novels, I'd recommend The man on the streets by Trevor Wood. Main character is a homeless veteran that witnesses a a murder, set in Newcastle. I'm not from the area myself, but have visited when I can, even that brief knowledge added a little bit more intrigue to the goings on of the story itself.

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Re: Books

Post by Crowchild » Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:55 am

I recommend Carlos Ruiz Zafon series called The Cemetery of the Forgotten Books

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Re: Books

Post by Bodacious Benny » Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:25 am

This is quite a cool idea:

https://www.futurelibrary.no/
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