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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #900 on: January 23, 2017, 03:17:06 PM »
The series is on Amazon I think. Was considering watching it, but I was too freaked out by the title.

The title seems to make you guys a little bit uneasy  ;D

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« Reply #901 on: January 23, 2017, 08:51:40 PM »
The title seems to make you guys a little bit uneasy  ;D

I'm worried in case it comes true.


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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #903 on: February 26, 2017, 11:54:24 AM »
Pitch Black - A book about black footballers in the UK. Pretty harrowing stuff reading about black players breaking through during the 70s and 80s and their experiences in the game, from their own supporters, team mates and opposition supporters and lets not forget the police and politicians.

Thankfully, although far from perfect, things have moved on a lot since then.

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« Reply #904 on: February 27, 2017, 04:42:01 PM »
If you like WW2 books I recommend "With the Old Breed" by Eugene Sledge. He wrote it while fighting in the pacific. A very honest perspective of the fighting that went on.

Scotfree, just finished "with the old breed", excellent read but grim stuff, away to start Zero Six Bravo (Nae Bravo Two Zero) about the gulf war, any other suggestions you have would be appreciated.

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« Reply #905 on: April 08, 2017, 09:12:53 AM »
Just finished Lion, the book the film was based on. Fantastic read, staggering to believe that it's a true story. Well worth a read.

Also read Trainspotting recently, how it's taken me this long to finally get round to reading it is beyond me. Fantastic book. Never knew so much of it wasn't carried through into the film.

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« Reply #906 on: April 18, 2017, 11:25:50 AM »
I recommend His Bloody Project

Bloody good read  :thumbsup:

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« Reply #907 on: May 15, 2017, 05:13:34 PM »
I got this for Christmas following your recommendations, and just got another 150 pages to go. Absolutely brilliant book. Only started reading it last week and just find it so hard to put down!

Manc - Next book by Joel Dicker is published on 18th May (again translated from French).
I have it sitting on my Kindle (courtesy of Net Gallery) ahead of publication and it is next on my reading list.
Away on holiday on 24th so will be delving into it then and give you a report on whether it is as good or not  ;)
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« Reply #908 on: May 15, 2017, 05:19:09 PM »
Manc - Another recommendation for you. Thought this book was superb, a real page turner and looking forward to the other two parts of the trilogy being published  :thumbsup:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Butterfly-Storm-Heartland-Trilogy-Book-ebook/dp/B01B73LRX2/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8

« Last Edit: May 15, 2017, 05:30:46 PM by BigAl »
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« Reply #909 on: May 15, 2017, 05:22:55 PM »
Nice one, but which book?  ;)

Will check out the Joel Dick book, i have since joined the dark side and got a kindle!

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« Reply #910 on: May 15, 2017, 05:31:13 PM »
Nice one, but which book?  ;)

Will check out the Joel Dick book, i have since joined the dark side and got a kindle!

Ooops.... edited now :hammer:
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« Reply #911 on: May 31, 2017, 11:09:28 AM »
The mrs has managed to get me hooked on Harry Potter...currently reading the fourth book and have to say i've enjoyed every one of them.  I don't think I've seen many of the films so it's good to not have much to compare them to.

Will get the Butterfly Storm Heartland book ordered Al!  :thumbsup:

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« Reply #912 on: July 01, 2017, 09:27:23 AM »
The Sellout by Paul Beatty. Awesome.

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« Reply #913 on: July 01, 2017, 10:28:50 AM »
Dead Man's Blues by Ray Celestin - set in Chicago 1928 - it's very good  :thumbsup:

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« Reply #914 on: July 25, 2017, 01:59:25 AM »
Just about finished " The Sympathizer" by Viet Thanh Nguyen.
I've really enjoyed it and would recommend it.

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« Reply #915 on: July 25, 2017, 07:13:48 AM »
The mrs has managed to get me hooked on Harry Potter...currently reading the fourth book and have to say i've enjoyed every one of them.  I don't think I've seen many of the films so it's good to not have much to compare them to.

Will get the Butterfly Storm Heartland book ordered Al!  :thumbsup:

So i've finished all the harry potters in about 2 months. Enjoyed them, can't say I like Harry much, bit of a knob if i'm honest.

But, looking forward to starting the butterfly storm!

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« Reply #916 on: August 13, 2017, 08:31:57 PM »
@BigAl,  when is the second book out?  Funny hearing so many places I grew up knowing, but itching for the second now  :hammer:

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« Reply #917 on: August 13, 2017, 08:40:24 PM »
So i've finished all the harry potters in about 2 months. Enjoyed them, can't say I like Harry much, bit of a knob if i'm honest.

After she had written the 6th or 7th, I decided to read the first - Philosophers Stone maybe?

Just to see what the fuss was about, to see what my kids were reading.

I really enjoyed it. So I decided to carry on.

I couldn't complete chapter 1 of book 2. I was all Harry Pottered out.
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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #918 on: August 14, 2017, 10:01:16 PM »
Definitely recommend Ronnie O'Sullivan's autobiography 'Running' from 2013.  Loved his explanation of why in 2010 he was going to stop on 140 against Mark King!!

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« Reply #919 on: October 21, 2017, 06:17:20 AM »
@BigAl,  when is the second book out?  Funny hearing so many places I grew up knowing, but itching for the second now  :hammer:

April 2018 Manc.

So been far to busy working on the new house to read.
From looks of this thread looks like abody has either given up reading or been reading shite not worth recommending. C'mon folks, the winter months are upon us and I need reading material


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