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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #200 on: November 22, 2008, 01:08:53 PM »
How many chapters are dedicated to Oasis?  :wave:

Only mention of Oasis is Drummond saying that the most popular bands are not necessarily the best...

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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #201 on: November 22, 2008, 01:10:41 PM »
Finished Macbrides latest 'Flesh House' last week and beginning to see Bazig's point of view

It was OK and I do like the fact I know most of the places he mentions in his books but it just didnt flow. it also reminded me of the style of story writing that i was coming up with in Standard grade english, but Ill probably read his next one anyway (so long as I only pay £5max). Felt a bit cheated at the end too and I reckon he was 'encouraged' to change it.
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« Reply #202 on: November 22, 2008, 01:49:09 PM »
Only mention of Oasis is Drummond saying that the most popular bands are not necessarily the best...

Genius.

Surely he must be up for some literary award?

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« Reply #203 on: November 22, 2008, 04:16:50 PM »
That's nay really what the book's about, it was the only mention of Oasis.

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« Reply #204 on: November 23, 2008, 08:17:02 PM »
Just started on "Human Traces" by Sebastian Faulks
Anyone else on here read it ?
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« Reply #205 on: November 23, 2008, 08:19:09 PM »
Haven't read it Al but if it's even half as good as 'Birdsong' by Faulks it will be worth reading.

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« Reply #206 on: November 23, 2008, 08:45:40 PM »
Haven't read it Al but if it's even half as good as 'Birdsong' by Faulks it will be worth reading.

I've heard that thats a really good read and intend giving it a read if this one is any good. Faulks seems to be a really highly rated author at present. Only one of his I've read to date is Engelby
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« Reply #207 on: December 09, 2008, 04:50:06 PM »
Just started on "Human Traces" by Sebastian Faulks
Anyone else on here read it ?

This boy Faulks writes a fair book.
Bit on the long side and a little heavy going in terms of detail, but he does tell a good story :thumbsup:
Have got "Birdsong"  and also "On Green Dolhpin Street" by him to read as well.
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« Reply #208 on: December 09, 2008, 08:37:02 PM »
This boy Faulks writes a fair book.
Bit on the long side and a little heavy going in terms of detail, but he does tell a good story :thumbsup:
Have got "Birdsong"  and also "On Green Dolhpin Street" by him to read as well.

I loved that book  :thumbsup:


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« Reply #209 on: December 09, 2008, 10:23:47 PM »


I finished "CHOPPER 5" when I was offshore... already read the first 4... number 6 to go... and apparently number 7 too according to Amazon!

It's aboot my level though... fitba bams and ozzie crims.


Now my realtime favourite list (off ma shelf that I can see oot of hundreds as mates who've seen my book collection will confirm):

Hells Angels - Hunter S Thomsom

Porno - Irvine Welsh

Glue - Irvine Welsh(fuck that "Bedroom Secrets" shite he wrote)

A Short History Of Almost Everything - Bill Bryson (fit a trip thru time)

On The Road - Jack Kerouac

Bloody Casuals: Diary of a Fitba Hooligan - Jay Allan (if ye canna sleep before a huns game this is the one)

1984 - George Orwell

Mein Kampf - Adolf Hitler

How To Catch Bigger Pike - Paul Gustafson

The Wasp Factory - Ian Banks

Island - Aldous Huxley

Brave New World - Aldous Huxley

The Motorcycle Diaries
- Che Guevara

A Chancer - James Kelman

How Late It Was, How Late - James Kelman

Jaws - Peter Benchley (alot dirtier than the film - dirty cheatin wife in the diner!)

Sunset Song - Lewis Grassic Gibbon (Just cos I'm fae Stoney and am curious aboot incest!)  ;D

That is a fab film - I might just have to add the book to my santa list  :thumbsup:

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« Reply #210 on: December 09, 2008, 10:26:08 PM »
Just finished the Dean Windas Book, a good read by  a class guy.
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« Reply #211 on: December 09, 2008, 10:33:57 PM »


I finished "CHOPPER 5" when I was offshore... already read the first 4... number 6 to go... and apparently number 7 too according to Amazon!

It's aboot my level though... fitba bams and ozzie crims.


Now my realtime favourite list (off ma shelf that I can see oot of hundreds as mates who've seen my book collection will confirm):

Hells Angels - Hunter S Thomsom

Porno - Irvine Welsh

Glue - Irvine Welsh(fuck that "Bedroom Secrets" shite he wrote)

A Short History Of Almost Everything - Bill Bryson (fit a trip thru time)

On The Road - Jack Kerouac

Bloody Casuals: Diary of a Fitba Hooligan - Jay Allan (if ye canna sleep before a huns game this is the one)

1984 - George Orwell

Mein Kampf - Adolf Hitler

How To Catch Bigger Pike - Paul Gustafson

The Wasp Factory - Ian Banks

Island - Aldous Huxley

Brave New World - Aldous Huxley

The Motorcycle Diaries - Che Guevara

A Chancer - James Kelman

How Late It Was, How Late - James Kelman

Jaws - Peter Benchley (alot dirtier than the film - dirty cheatin wife in the diner!)

Sunset Song - Lewis Grassic Gibbon (Just cos I'm fae Stoney and am curious aboot incest!)  ;D

Last two books i read.

Enjoyed the motorcycle diaries, wish i had read the book before seeing the film though.

Only just finished Porno the other night, really good read and i heard rumours that the movie may be back on

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« Reply #212 on: December 09, 2008, 10:52:14 PM »
I always try to read the book before watching the film - I like to have the scenes in ma heid before a highly paid director tells me what to think.

I tend to try and do the same, had my arm twisted into watching the motorcycle diaries before i could read the book though! :hammer:

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« Reply #213 on: December 09, 2008, 11:33:51 PM »
Just finished reading 'Broken Skin' by Stuart Macbride.

Not usually into the old crime thriller much but enjoyed this one. Enjoyed it more as I could actually picture the places because I knew where they were! :thumbsup:
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« Reply #214 on: December 10, 2008, 09:02:42 AM »
Just finished reading 'Broken Skin' by Stuart Macbride.

Not usually into the old crime thriller much but enjoyed this one. Enjoyed it more as I could actually picture the places because I knew where they were! :thumbsup:

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« Reply #215 on: December 10, 2008, 12:48:52 PM »
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Ironic, given that I occasionally suffer from really bad dry skin on my hands!
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« Reply #216 on: December 10, 2008, 12:51:48 PM »
Ironic, given that I occasionally suffer from really bad dry skin on my hands!

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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #217 on: January 17, 2009, 03:41:54 PM »
Just finished Kevin Stirling's latest book "Aberdeen FC On This Day".
I didn't realise Hibs were once sniffing around AFC with a view to taking them over and relocating up north.  :-\

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« Reply #218 on: January 17, 2009, 07:26:32 PM »
I didn't realise Hibs were once sniffing around AFC with a view to taking them over and relocating up north.  :-\

WTF  ???
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« Reply #219 on: January 17, 2009, 07:50:51 PM »
WTF  ???

This was about 1902(ish) before the amalgamation of the three teams in Aberdeen to form the current AFC.   Hibs wanted to come up and take over.  :-\