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« on: June 09, 2007, 02:46:07 AM »
I know there has been loads of threads on this subject but....best books read recently anyone????


Cos I'm  a tight hoor I've just got around to reading Paul McGrath's (out in paperback now).....genuinely shocking what that man went through and what he put his family through as well.... I defy you not to be moved by it.


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« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2007, 03:38:09 AM »
I'm reading "Rubicon: The Last Years of the Roman Republic" by Tom Holland at the moment. Very easy to read, and a fascinating period in history.

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« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2007, 03:52:40 AM »
I'm over half way through reading "Mother tongues" by Helena Drysdale.  It's an account of an 18-month journey around Europe cataloguing the progress or demise of some of Europe's lesser known languages.  After that I'll be tackling "1688" again.  A great historical account of a year that, more than most, changed dramatically the world.  I've got hold of a great book for a couple of squid in a library sale here in Oz, called "China: Land of invention and discovery".  Damn they were clever buggers those Chinese. 
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« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2007, 11:45:22 AM »
"Feet in the clouds" - A tale of Fell-Running and obsession (Richard Askwith)
Askwith's an editor with the Independent in London who just got into fell-running.

A bit sceptical when I got this to be honest but it turned out to be a great book which I really couldn't put down.

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« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2007, 07:56:22 PM »
Just started "A Thousand Spendid Suns" by Khaled Hosseini author of the "Kite Runner". very good so far. if you haven't read the "Kite Runneri'd definitely recommend it.

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« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2007, 08:01:55 PM »
I have to buy a lad, 52, a Man Utd book. He's retiring. Anything out there of note?
I wanna have my kicks before the whole shithouse goes up in flames.

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« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2007, 09:13:52 PM »
I have to buy a lad, 52, a Man Utd book. He's retiring. Anything out there of note?
Retiring at 52? He'd probably be too lazy to read a book. Why not try 'maths for dummies'?


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« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2007, 10:30:59 PM »
Just finished the 'Book Thief' by Markus Zusak. Very unusual but touching book.

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« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2007, 11:00:21 PM »
Just finished "Diffusion of Innovations" by  Everett M. Rogers.

Fascinating!
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« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2007, 11:15:33 PM »
Who read it for you?
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« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2007, 11:52:00 PM »

  Think and Grow Rich, by Napoleon Hill
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Re: Books
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2007, 04:15:25 AM »
Just started the Life of Pi. Havent a baldy what its about yet.


Stick with it Mac - a fantastic read.

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« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2007, 07:08:15 AM »
Geez lads we're all very intelligent!

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« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2007, 12:02:07 PM »
Just started the Life of Pi. Havent a baldy what its about yet.


Stick with it Mac - a fantastic read.

I second that.

Of everything I've read in the last five years, I'd put Sebastian Barry's "A Long Long Way" at the top of the list. For a good laugh "Tragically I was an Only Twin" - a collection of Peter Cook's comic writings.

Books I've started but didn't bother finishing recently include A Short History of Nearly Everything (where Bryson puzzlingly loses his touch), The Lunar Men and A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian. (It must be a short history thing).