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« Reply #1155 on: September 30, 2017, 02:00:14 PM »
Imagine if you liked the Jack Reacher books.......

I read my second and last a week ago.
Never Going Back (i think)
I just wanted to slap his face in throughout.

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« Reply #1156 on: September 30, 2017, 02:15:47 PM »
Philip Kerr's Bernie Gunther is back in Prussian Blue, the 12th book in the series.
It's as good as his best, a great read.

Read it recently and it is very good.

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« Reply #1157 on: February 25, 2018, 01:52:36 PM »
Anyone on here have any recommendations for books on the ancient Greek classics? I've a bit more time on my hands these days and have a bit of a hankering to study them.
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« Reply #1158 on: February 25, 2018, 02:47:45 PM »
I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes is a great read. Would make for a good film as well
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« Reply #1159 on: February 26, 2018, 09:39:35 AM »
I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes is a great read. Would make for a good film as well

Yeah i enjoyed it, if not a little drawn out. Is "The year of the Locust" as good?

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« Reply #1160 on: February 26, 2018, 05:36:17 PM »
I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes is a great read. Would make for a good film as well
A great read. Read it a few years ago and have watched for a follow-up from him but havent seen anything.

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« Reply #1161 on: February 26, 2018, 08:03:29 PM »
I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes is a great read. Would make for a good film as well

Yeah i enjoyed it, if not a little drawn out. Is "The year of the Locust" as good?

A great read. Read it a few years ago and have watched for a follow-up from him but havent seen anything.

Hadn't heard of "Year of the Locust". Went looking for it on Kindle but there is only a preview. Book seems to have been out since 2005. Will have to keep an eye out
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« Reply #1162 on: February 27, 2018, 12:34:53 AM »
Year of the Locust should have been released by now but it isn't on general release until Oct 2019 despite Amazon carrying a sampler since 2015! Very strange.

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« Reply #1163 on: February 27, 2018, 09:18:55 AM »
Year of the Locust should have been released by now but it isn't on general release until Oct 2019 despite Amazon carrying a sampler since 2015! Very strange.

Ah! I had noticed it on Amazon one day a while ago with reviews etc but i see now that it was only the preview.

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« Reply #1164 on: March 05, 2019, 10:32:11 AM »
Anyone interested in WW2 should definately give "Breakout at Stalingrad" a read.  It is a novel written by a German survivor based on the shit show that was Stalingrad. A very eye opening and no hold barred account of what went on during the siege. It's a long read but i'd certainly recommend it.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Breakout-at-Stalingrad-Heinrich-Gerlach/dp/1786690632/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1551780603&sr=8-1&keywords=breakout+at+stalingrad+by+heinrich+gerlach

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« Reply #1165 on: March 05, 2019, 10:58:58 AM »
Imagine if you liked the Jack Reacher books.......

Or Alex Cross or Kay Scarpetta!

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« Reply #1166 on: March 05, 2019, 11:01:21 AM »
Anyone else read Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari?
Thought it started off very strongly but as he moved toward modern times and capitalism it began to drag.
Great read overall though.

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« Reply #1167 on: March 05, 2019, 11:14:35 AM »
Anyone else read Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari?
Thought it started off very strongly but as he moved toward modern times and capitalism it began to drag.
Great read overall though.
Read it. Some great food for thought and information, but there is a fair bit of waffle in there as well. Like yourself I still enjoyed it.

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« Reply #1168 on: March 05, 2019, 01:23:19 PM »
Anyone else read Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari?
Thought it started off very strongly but as he moved toward modern times and capitalism it began to drag.
Great read overall though.
Gave up on it as I thought it turned out not to be the book I thought it was. I thought it would be more scientifically robust, but lots of it are his opinions and conjecture, so I knocked it on the head. I suppose it is only meant to be a brief history and you need to go elsewhere to get into the detail, so I might go back to it and give it another lash at some stage. After I finish the latest Reacher outing.

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« Reply #1169 on: March 05, 2019, 02:27:36 PM »
Anyone on here have any recommendations for books on the ancient Greek classics? I've a bit more time on my hands these days and have a bit of a hankering to study them.

You get sorted Ziggy? Had the need to read a few of these books for A Level (that wasn't today or yesterday). Herodotus Histories always a good place to start.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Histories-Penguin-Classics-Herodotus/dp/0140449086/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1551795784&sr=8-1&keywords=herodotus+histories

The Iliad and Odyssey are good stories too.

I've recently finished the Stephen Fry books Mythos and Heroes and they are very good if you have an interest in the Mythology side of things.