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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #240 on: January 21, 2009, 12:34:15 PM »
Fuck off Adam. Stop being such a wank. Read the book and you will understand what I mean.

I've read it ye wee sh*te, and like most books,
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minor details at the start of the book turn into major events at the end

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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #241 on: January 21, 2009, 01:08:47 PM »
Just finished Dead Man's Footsteps by Peter James, excellent stuff. :thumbsup:
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« Reply #242 on: January 25, 2009, 02:04:18 AM »
I've read it ye wee sh*te, and like most books,
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Well you will understand what I mean such as the Edmond Dantes Albanian slave's little sob story at the start of the book turns out to be one of the most important events of the book.

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« Reply #243 on: January 25, 2009, 03:41:16 AM »
Have read a fair bit since last post on this thread.

Finished all of Brookmyre's stuff, most of it excellent.

Also read 'Dishwasher' - about some guy who tries to wash dishes in all fifty states.

Another one was about a teenage male prostitute in San Francisco -

And Ron Ferguson's history of Cowdenbeath FC. Really enjoyed this one, it's more of a modern social history of the town and football's part in it.


Currently reading 'A Song For Azalea' - a memoir of a child growing up in 1940s China.



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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #244 on: January 25, 2009, 03:10:27 PM »
Well you will understand what I mean such as the Edmond Dantes Albanian slave's little sob story at the start of the book turns out to be one of the most important events of the book.

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« Reply #245 on: January 27, 2009, 09:27:15 AM »
I've enjoyed all the Demille books, but the John Corey ones are probably best.... really like the couldn't give a fuck abody anyone else attitiude. Have you read any of Vince Flynn or David Baldacci ones  ???

I'm half way through The Lion's Game now and so far I'm a little disappointed.  It's quite a thick book (by Demille's standard) although it's not taking me long to get through it as his books are easy to digest.  But the baddie is so good at what he does that the good guys just haven't got any leads to go on and I'm sort of feeling as bored as they are, waiting around for him to slip up so they can actually start tracking him down!  That said, the start of the book was gripping and quite freaky/scary to think about.

It's really going to have to pick up pace soon as it's got quite a lot to fit in if they're going to catch this guy in what's left of the book.  So far the main guy Corey, who is a great character, has just been twiddling his thumbs and sitting in meetings.

Although I sort of want to read the Koran now.  It sounds nuts!   :-\

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« Reply #246 on: January 27, 2009, 09:45:58 AM »
Although I sort of want to read the Koran now.  It sounds nuts!   :-\

It is.  Back to front and everything...
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« Reply #247 on: January 27, 2009, 10:03:26 AM »

I'm just about to start reading The Discovery of France.  :thumbsup:

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« Reply #248 on: January 27, 2009, 11:55:47 AM »
It is.  Back to front and everything...

Well the quote I read was along the lines of 'Take neither a Jew nor Christian as a friend, this way it will be easier when your time comes to slay them'.

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« Reply #249 on: January 27, 2009, 12:38:08 PM »
Well the quote I read was along the lines of 'Take neither a Jew nor Christian as a friend, this way it will be easier when your time comes to slay them'.


I was being serious 'byraway', worth a read even if you're not religious.  Religion is a lot of pish.  :thumbsup:

Remember there was a program on the telly a year or two back where some guy explained what certain passages of the Bible/Koran really meant.  Pretty interesting from a "that's f*cking nuts" sort of way.
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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #250 on: January 27, 2009, 08:59:03 PM »
Just started Flesh House by Stuart MacBride.

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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #251 on: January 28, 2009, 01:29:39 PM »
Just started Flesh House by Stuart MacBride.

Going to start it tonight.

Finally gave up with a John Grisham book. My the fuck it is deathly boring.
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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #252 on: February 06, 2009, 07:21:32 PM »
WTF lingering half way down page two on here.......

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finished yet another of Sebastian Faulkes books. Guy is a fecking great writer. However now on to "The Damned United" telling the story of Brian Clough's forty four days in charge of Leeds Utd. Really interesting read, well written and helped by the fact that I remember all the players talked about.
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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #253 on: February 06, 2009, 07:26:37 PM »
Going to start it tonight.

Finally gave up with a John Grisham book. My the fuck it is deathly boring.

Still haven't started the fucker!
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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #254 on: February 06, 2009, 07:39:24 PM »
I have just finished a crap book so gonna read my next Ian Rankin to take my mind off it

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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #255 on: February 06, 2009, 07:47:27 PM »
I have just finished a crap book so gonna read my next Ian Rankin to take my mind off it

Like this one  . . . .



Actually I can highly recommend this and volume 2.

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« Reply #256 on: February 10, 2009, 02:35:06 PM »
Just started Flesh House by Stuart MacBride.

I started reading this the other night as well. Only about 150 pages into it so far, but finding it a little bit slow so far. Hopefully the pace picks up as I get further into it
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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #257 on: February 10, 2009, 03:28:57 PM »
Just finished Brutal Art - Jesse Kellerman not a bad read

A Damned United is just ok - i will be checking out the film however.

Bought two new bookcases so while transferring over from new to old found some tremednous books i've bought and buried for reading later - good times.

Just finished Gold by Dan Rhodes - not as good as Timoleon Vieta Come Home but still worth the read.

And as the Aye Write festival is in full swing in the office i've been handed James Kelman - Kieron Smith Boy and Mark Mcnay - Under Control to read.  If there any good i'll get the other four on the shortlist. 
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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #258 on: February 10, 2009, 03:42:59 PM »
I have just finished a crap book

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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #259 on: February 14, 2009, 07:13:14 AM »
Just started Flesh House by Stuart MacBride.

Going to start it tonight.

I started reading this the other night as well. Only about 150 pages into it so far, but finding it a little bit slow so far. Hopefully the pace picks up as I get further into it

Finished it last and I wasn't too impressed it.  I think its the poorest of his books and he seemed to try and do a bit too much with the story this time.  By the end I thought it was bordering on complete nonsense!

Now reading "Terry Pratchett - The Wit and Wisdom of Discworld"