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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #260 on: February 14, 2009, 08:45:38 AM »
Need to look that Terry Pratchett one up!
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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #261 on: February 14, 2009, 09:07:34 AM »
that twilight book - wife gave me it dinna start  >:(
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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #262 on: February 14, 2009, 09:35:43 AM »
that twilight book - wife gave me it dinna start  >:(

I gave that to my eldest daughter at christmas she loved it  ;D

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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #263 on: February 14, 2009, 09:49:12 AM »
I gave that to my eldest daughter at christmas she loved it  ;D
ermm its starting to get quite good .... :-[
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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #264 on: February 15, 2009, 07:12:07 PM »
ermm its starting to get quite good .... :-[

She is on the third book of the series now

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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #265 on: February 15, 2009, 10:46:20 PM »
Just finished Ice Hunt, a 'thriller' about Russians, heroic Americans, human experimentation and savage, walking whales.

It was terribad.

Also just wrapped up Ringworld, a sci-fi tale about two humans, a talking tiger and an alien that behaves like a tortoise.

It was terribad.

Right now I'm writing a little fan fiction, and I assure you it's going to be awesome.

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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"

I have around 30 Discworld books, both audio and text.. and they get progressively worse as the series goes on. Anything after the first ten just isn't funny, interesting or creative. He needs to stop writing Discworld books now, he really does.

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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #266 on: February 16, 2009, 10:42:47 AM »
ooohhh I am intreaged Kelt if its as good as some oh yer posts ! ;)

Gonna gee us a snipet then ?
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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #267 on: February 16, 2009, 10:51:35 AM »
If any one wants a good crime book to read the should try James Lee Burke. Set in The South of America(Louisiana) Was not in to American crime until i read his stuff.
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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #268 on: February 16, 2009, 11:01:22 AM »
that twilight book - wife gave me it dinna start  >:(

I've read all 4 and they're all really good.
That has just gave him another Signature line

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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #269 on: February 17, 2009, 07:56:32 AM »
I've read all 4 and they're all really good.

need to get them  :-[
canna nae finish the series ::)
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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #270 on: February 17, 2009, 10:13:08 AM »
Just finished Ice Hunt, a 'thriller' about Russians, heroic Americans, human experimentation and savage, walking whales.

It was terribad.

Also just wrapped up Ringworld, a sci-fi tale about two humans, a talking tiger and an alien that behaves like a tortoise.

It was terribad.

Right now I'm writing a little fan fiction, and I assure you it's going to be awesome.

I have around 30 Discworld books, both audio and text.. and they get progressively worse as the series goes on. Anything after the first ten just isn't funny, interesting or creative. He needs to stop writing Discworld books now, he really does.



I'm surprised he remembers where he put his pen these days ;D

While waiting in the ariport the other day for someone to arrive, I came across this;
http://www.amazon.co.uk/2666-Roberto-Bolano/dp/0330447424/ref=pd_ts_b_55?ie=UTF8&s=books
Anyone attempted it? Think I may give it a go.
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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #271 on: February 17, 2009, 04:37:25 PM »
ooohhh I am intreaged Kelt if its as good as some oh yer posts ! ;)

Gonna gee us a snipet then ?

I might consider posting a wee preview at some point, then again I might no  ;D

If you're really lucky/unfortunate you might find a piece of fan fiction online that I did a few years ago... a one page Strontium Dog script, inked by 2000ad artist P.J. Holden. I posted the script for a laugh, and he inked and published it. It's called 'The Day The Dog Died'... but aside from a few references online it seems to have gone the way of all my great works  ;)

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an anthology of short comics stories from 1999 to 2007 all illustrated by PJ and featuring a number of writers, including Jaspre Barke (the excellent Stripped Bare strips), Jason Cobley, Kelt and a fellow 2000 AD regular, Gordon Rennie.

If I have a copy on my HD I'll mebbes post it.
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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #272 on: February 17, 2009, 04:43:34 PM »
Double post.

Double Dose of my Pimpin'.

Edited before someone faints from the excitement.

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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #273 on: February 17, 2009, 07:02:39 PM »
Double ost to get attention to your literacy prowess Kelt ???
We already have a resident author on board, so you'll need to go some to knock him of his pedestal ;)
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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #274 on: February 17, 2009, 08:22:19 PM »
Double ost to get attention to your literacy prowess Kelt ???
We already have a resident author on board, so you'll need to go some to knock him of his pedestal ;)

I was working on a little Aberdeen Fan Fiction over the Christmas holidays, but didn't get the graphics finished although the story is completed. I was also working on the trailer, which also never got finished before I had to start earning a living again, though I'm hoping I'll soon have a little extra time to finish it.. however my Donstalk 09 Season is hogging much of my free posting minutes.

Anyway, here's the unfinished trailer previewing How The Milnch Fucked Aberdeen.

Enjoy what there is of it  ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0kl50puuYA

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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #275 on: February 22, 2009, 03:47:45 PM »
The current bloo_book is "Black Lamb and Grey Falcon - Travels though Yugoslavia" by Rebecca West.

I've become quite interested in things associated with the Balkan conflict having read a couple of books about football hooliganism in Croatia & Serbia.  This book was written more than 60 years ago but on reading the first 50 pages it is very relevant to the tensions there.  Ordered it from Play and I hadn't appreciated until I received it that it is 1100 pages long.  I'll let you know in 2010 how I got on with it!!!

Alright chief - not sure if you'll have read this - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Behind-Curtain-Travels-European-Football/dp/0752879456



It's a really good read. Offers a good insight into the history of the region, through the lens of football. Can be hard at times to keep track of all the different clubs and names, but have really enjoyed it so far.

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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #276 on: February 22, 2009, 04:19:17 PM »
Alright chief - not sure if you'll have read this - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Behind-Curtain-Travels-European-Football/dp/0752879456



It's a really good read. Offers a good insight into the history of the region, through the lens of football. Can be hard at times to keep track of all the different clubs and names, but have really enjoyed it so far.

My son got that one out of the school library last year. Was a pretty good read :thumbsup:
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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #277 on: February 24, 2009, 08:04:07 PM »
I'm currently reading Conqueror's Pride.

It's fucking atrocious.

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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #278 on: February 24, 2009, 08:16:53 PM »
I got this recently cos I wanted to learn more about teh space!

http://www.banguniverse.com/sequence



Looks good but nae got far into it yet.

Too many big words?

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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #279 on: February 24, 2009, 08:22:13 PM »
nah - too many pictures 8)

I can imagine joining the dots on a supernova would take a while.