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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #20 on: January 04, 2008, 08:08:41 PM »
Terry Pratchett - Making Money.
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« Reply #21 on: January 05, 2008, 04:54:25 AM »
The Hiram Key - Robert Lomas

Very Enlightening  ;) :thumbsup:

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« Reply #22 on: January 05, 2008, 11:22:52 AM »
The Hiram Key - Robert Lomas

Very Enlightening  ;) :thumbsup:

Indeed so, brother. ;)

If you like that one, try The Temple and the Lodge by Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh.

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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #23 on: January 07, 2008, 07:25:31 PM »
I'm currently readin the autobiography of John Peel. This was published after his death so was partly written by himself and also his family after he passed away. i've tried my best to read this for the best part of two years and i'm now about to read chapter four!!! So far it's not a book i would recommend that's for sure. When i read a chapter last night it did seem to be gathering some momentum which i was crying out for.

I've got a fair few others books which need looking at, mainly non-fiction by john simpson on his reporting across the world.

One book i'd recommend is  Nigel Benns autobiography. If you like boxing then this is for you. To some he may come across as an arrogant bastard but this is something i couldn't agree with when reading his life story. 
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« Reply #24 on: January 07, 2008, 07:53:39 PM »
I read the Margrave of the Marshes (John Peel's autobiography) and thought it was superb!  Then again I'm a big music/Peel fan so found it a good read on both fronts.

I've found that the longer it takes to read a book, the less interesting it is and the harder it was to get into.  I've been reading 'Catch-22' for about 3 months now and only when I found myself with some time to spare sitting in airports this weekend, did I really get into it.

Anyway, during the festive period I bought Willie Miller's book which I'll read after 'Catch-22' and Paul Carter's follow up to 'Don't Tell Mum I Work On The Rigs' which is called 'This Is Not A Drill'.  Found it funnier than the first one and it had a nice twist into the bargin when he takes a trip into Bin Laden's backyard to show the nasty side of the oil industry.

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« Reply #25 on: January 08, 2008, 03:38:23 AM »
Indeed so, brother. ;)

If you like that one, try The Temple and the Lodge by Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh.

I shall check it out  :thumbsup:
I'm not 'in' but my Dad (rip) was and i have a open mind to the world and the book was recomended to me by a friend of his.

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« Reply #26 on: January 08, 2008, 08:04:27 AM »
Anybody read any of Oliver James's work? I'm awaiting delivery of 'The Selfish Capitalist - the origins of Affluenza' on the back of seeing him interviewed. He seems to talk a fair bit of sense.

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« Reply #27 on: January 16, 2008, 09:32:08 AM »
Just finished reading Willie Miller - "The Don" and I thought it was an excellent read.

As you would expect there is plenty of reminiscing about the "glory days" but he is critical about certain people, including Ian Donald, Ebbe, Zoltan Varga and Keith Wyness which was interesting.  He is certainly no fan of Ian Donald and makes it clear he would not have returned to the club unless Donald was moved out of a decision making role at the club.  You can't beat a bit of Ian Donald bashing!!!  ;D

On his famous incident with Alan Hansen in the world cup, WM was remarkably even-handed when accepting partial blame for it.

There was at least one error in the book - seemingly Montrose play at Glebe Park!  :doh:

Nowhere does it say (as reported by somebody on The Hat) that he said he would never allow a Gothenburg great to manage the Dons while he was still director.  :thumbsup: :wave:

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« Reply #28 on: January 16, 2008, 07:26:29 PM »
Just got my hands on Sir Alex's Biography.  I'll post a report.
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« Reply #29 on: January 16, 2008, 07:29:59 PM »
Sir Alex's Biography

a.k.a The Bible

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« Reply #30 on: January 28, 2008, 02:50:13 PM »
Thought I'd ressurect this thread to see if anyone's read anything of note recently.

I'm still struggling on with Catch-22 which really is quite funny but very, very difficult to read for some reason.  About a chapter at a time is about all I can manage.

Thought about picking up other books in the meantime but I'm stubborn, so I'm going to persevere with it until it's finished.

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« Reply #31 on: January 28, 2008, 03:09:33 PM »
Just about to start 'Dear Green Place'.

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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #32 on: January 28, 2008, 03:19:08 PM »
Thought I'd ressurect this thread to see if anyone's read anything of note recently.

I'm still struggling on with Catch-22 which really is quite funny but very, very difficult to read for some reason.  About a chapter at a time is about all I can manage.

Thought about picking up other books in the meantime but I'm stubborn, so I'm going to persevere with it until it's finished.

 :hammer:

I was the same withe Catch-22 - it's a really good book, and like you say, very funny in places - however, i don't think it's the kind of book you can read in big chunks.  I don't know the reason behind that as it's not one of those that loads you with detail until you feel exhausted from reading at the end of a chapter, nor is it anything to do with it being written badly as well, it's written very cleverly.  Weird. ???

I've read all three Stuart Macbride books and loved them all - I think I read each one in the space of a week and had difficulty putting them down.

I'm now back onto Brilliant Orange by David Winner http://www.amazon.co.uk/Brilliant-Orange-Neurotic-Genius-Football/dp/0747553106 - bought it ages ago (via a reccommendation on a similar thread elsewhere ;) ) prior to getting into the Stuart Macbride books.   

It got put on the backburner as a result - I've only just started reading it a week or so ago and it's superb thus far.  Good insights into the "Total Football" culture and an interesting block about the Dutch hatred of the Germans all coming to a head after losing to them in the 1974 World Cup.

Definitely worth a look.

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« Reply #33 on: January 28, 2008, 03:22:34 PM »
I'm now back onto Brilliant Orange by David Winner http://www.amazon.co.uk/Brilliant-Orange-Neurotic-Genius-Football/dp/0747553106 - bought it ages ago (via a reccommendation on a similar thread elsewhere ;) ) prior to getting into the Stuart Macbride books.   

It got put on the backburner as a result - I've only just started reading it a week or so ago and it's superb thus far.  Good insights into the "Total Football" culture and an interesting block about the Dutch hatred of the Germans all coming to a head after losing to them in the 1974 World Cup.

Definitely worth a look.

Wonderful book. I've just started "Ajax Barcelona Cruyff", which appears to be a series of articles on Cruyff throughout his career. David Winner translated it into English although he's not actually written any of it. If it's worth a read I'll let you know and i'll send it on to you.
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« Reply #34 on: January 28, 2008, 03:27:44 PM »
Wonderful book. I've just started "Ajax Barcelona Cruyff", which appears to be a series of articles on Cruyff throughout his career. David Winner translated it into English although he's not actually written any of it. If it's worth a read I'll let you know and i'll send it on to you.

Fantastic - cheers loon. 

I must admit i never appreciated just how much of a legend Cruyff was / is over in Holland.  Certainly ahead of his time in terms of asking questions of the establishment and making people think differently about things.

It's a very clever book - the crossovers between the likes of Dutch art and architecture, and they football they play is not something i've ever heard of before.  Plus, it's really well written.

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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #35 on: January 28, 2008, 03:34:19 PM »
Just started one that i was given as a Xmas pressie, Mad, Bad & Dangerous To Know by Ranulph Fiennes, Bit early to pass comment, but somehow suspect it ain't going to be dull
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« Reply #36 on: January 28, 2008, 04:02:29 PM »
Watched 'A Guide To Recognising Your Saints' at the weekend.  The guy who wrote the book actually directed the film, which I quite enjoyed.

Nothing mind blowing, just a nice little tale of a guy growing up in a tough neighbourhood in New York.  Starred Robert Downey Jr and a young Scottish actor from Greenock.

Both worth filing in the  "worth a look" pile.    :thumbsup:

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« Reply #38 on: January 30, 2008, 04:19:09 AM »
Just finished the last Harry Potter Book.

Brilliant stuff
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« Reply #39 on: February 03, 2008, 11:43:56 PM »
Finally finished Catch-22.

Good book but by Zeus' beard, what a fucking struggle!

Managed to pick up about a dozen books in the time I was reading that one so I've a stock to get through but I'm going to start with something really, really, really easy!