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What’s everyone reading?

Discussion in 'Randomination' started by Grays_1890, 14 Jun 2020.

  1. glasgowspur

    glasgowspur Les Ferdinand

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    I'm not one for a lot of the serious and non fiction books that are mentioned on here, each to their own and all that, but i do read a fair bit.
    Recently been reading the rumpole of the Bailey books for light relief in amongst some john wyndham, but mainly neville shute.
    Really like his stuff, very simply written, poignant, good characters and usually a "message", although not hammered into you.
    Being mostly from the 40s and 50s some of the language is iffy and may put some people off, which is a shame because the tone is not what it may seem.
    Just finished chequer board, despite a slow start i loved it, couldn't put it down towards the end.
     
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    Hashegotthesackyet? Jose Dominguez

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    Diamond Lights Steve Hodge

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    not reading it yet but intend to possibly read Buter to the World - about how Russian money infiltrated the UK. Heard about it on a podcast recently, really interesting.
     
  4. Baleforce

    Baleforce Steve Archibald

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    Just finished The Secret Pilgrim by le Carre.

    Probably start Stephen King's Dark Tower series next, been saving them for a while.
     
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    Mikey10 Vedran Corluka

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    Life, by Keith Richards. An excellent read.
     
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    glasgowspur Les Ferdinand

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    Seen this recently
     

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  7. Mikey10

    Mikey10 Vedran Corluka

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    :D:D

    They do say that if the nuclear bombs drop the only things left will be Keef and the roosterroaches.
     
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    parklane1 Terry Dyson

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    Rorschach Vivian Woodward

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    Empireland. Lots of history, too much to take in really, but good nonetheless.
     
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    Mikey10 Vedran Corluka

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    Any good?
     
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    Robbo Chris Perry

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    They're brilliant - well, the first four books anyway. I used to be a hardcore Stephen King fan up until around then, but lost a bit of interest for a few years. Now I'm rediscovering him, reading some of his new work, and I'm seriously contemplating starting all over with the Dark Tower series too. Gotta do that if I wanna read the final four books too.

    The movie adaption was disappointing though. Same with The Stand TV series, which was poor. Big opportunities missed.
     
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    Baleforce Steve Archibald

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    Amazon made a pilot for a TV series but didn't stick with it unfortunately.

    I've been saving them for years, knowing I had a series on the shelf that I would probably love, now I'm in a rush to read them before society completely collapses.
     
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    parklane1 Terry Dyson

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    Half way through and its good. Mind you i have always been a big fan of Lennon and his music so maybe i am biased.
     
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    Mikey10 Vedran Corluka

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    It looks right up my street so will give it a go. Thanks for the recommendation.
     
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    parklane1 Terry Dyson

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    Hope you enjoy it.
     
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    Daisuk Jack Jull

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    Very good book. Highly recommended.
     

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    greatwhitenorf Mitchell Thomas

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    I'm hunting for Leviathan Wakes, the first book upon which The Expanse TV series was based. Just watched the sixth and final season and delighted with the story lines. There are more follow-up series in the works, but until then, I want to learn every detail I can of this world - our solar system in the near future.

    The next books in the series are Caliban's War and Abaddon's Gate. With the price of premium gas spiraling ever higher, it's going to be a summer to leave the power boat docked and let the dock be the site of some power reading. I'm relieved to see stability in the prices of gin and tonic water.
     
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    Robbo Chris Perry

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    A moving book about a single dad raising a special needs kid in a world that's falling apart. It's all fiction, but the references ro real people and events are plain to see.

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    Modrical Stuart Nethercott

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    I finished In Cold Blood the other day, took me longer than usual to read as i didn't really get in to it for whatever reason, although i found part 4 much better than the prior 3. I do appreciate it was one of the first types of book in that ilk, and the research required must have been much harder and more painstaking then, than it is now.

    Will start reading something a bit more low brow and easier now - James Haskell's 'What a Flanker' and Tyson Fury's 'Behind the Mask'.
     
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    SpurMeUp Andy Thompson

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