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Offline glasgowdon

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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #280 on: February 24, 2009, 08:25:13 PM »
you don't know what a supernova is, do you? :wave:

Is it not an exploding star or something?


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« Reply #281 on: February 26, 2009, 06:43:30 AM »
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

Right finsihed this one a few days ago but forgot to post about it.
Read all four of McBride's books and got to say enjoyed them all until this one. I have to say this book was disappointing, predictable and probably about a couple of hundred pages too long. Found it to be padded out and sussed out who the killer was a fair bit before the end [ don't want to say exactly when for fear of spoiling it for others ]. McBride needs to get it back on track with his next one in my opinion or his popularity will start to fade.
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« Reply #282 on: February 26, 2009, 07:18:34 AM »
Read all four of McBride's books and got to say enjoyed them all until this one.

McBride needs to get it back on track with his next one in my opinion or his popularity will start to fade.

Totally agree!  :thumbsup:

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« Reply #283 on: March 04, 2009, 08:40:43 PM »
Currently reading Resistance:Memoirs of occupied France by Agnes Humbert. She was middle-aged when paris was occupied, and it details her work for the resistance distibuting info & propaganda, before being arrested, imprisoned, put on trial and despatched to a labour camp in Germany. Very readable and personable writing so far, if a bit distressing in some places, as it really describes the situation quite vividly despite fairly short entries at some points.

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« Reply #284 on: March 04, 2009, 08:42:53 PM »
Since we're not long passed Hick's anniversary...........

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« Reply #285 on: March 20, 2009, 03:14:06 PM »
Just finished a couple of football books.


Decent read - particularly interesting reading about Arsenal's evolution from the 1970s to the football on show this decade.

Also, Bob Wilson noted that "fans have a much bigger influence on players than they think. In some cases they can make you - but they can also break you." Something that is quite appropriate with regards to our own fans just now.



Again, a decent read. The tagline reads something like - "How football keeps dictators in power, and fuels revolutions."

Just started a book about the Perfect Storm (ie, the film) and also have Slumdog Millionaire waiting. Mother read it, and was subsequently disappointed by the film, so reckon it should be quite good.


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« Reply #286 on: March 20, 2009, 03:42:14 PM »
I've just started Skin Lane by Neil Bartlett. It has a bit of interest in that I know that area of London very well but it's also a very interesting writing style.

The book is set in 1967 but the author is telling it from contemporary times. This gives him the ability to drop little hints of what is to happen in hindsight.

All very cleverly written and poorly explained by me but so far so good.
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« Reply #287 on: April 01, 2009, 07:01:15 PM »
Nae bugger reading these bright nights then  ;)
just finished "Shopped" by Joanna Blythman, which is about the power of the British supermarkets.

Next up is "Attention, Deficit, Disorder" by Brad Listi
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« Reply #288 on: April 03, 2009, 06:51:12 PM »
Nae bugger reading these bright nights then  ;)

Currently working through Dreams From My Father by Barack Obama.  I'm not sure if that was the one that had too many long words for you but I'm finding it quite engrossing.  It's going to take me a couple of weeks to finish though!

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« Reply #289 on: April 03, 2009, 06:52:21 PM »
Currently working through Dreams From My Father by Barack Obama.  I'm not sure if that was the one that had too many long words for you but I'm finding it quite engrossing.  It's going to take me a couple of weeks to finish though!

Not long words, just a load of shite ;)
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« Reply #290 on: April 04, 2009, 06:00:06 AM »
Just finished reading Q and A (Slumdog Millionaire). Thought it was quite good but felt more like a collection of short stories than a novel. However a good easy quick read.

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« Reply #291 on: April 04, 2009, 07:37:25 AM »
Not long words, just a load of shite ;)

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« Reply #292 on: April 04, 2009, 02:09:04 PM »
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« Reply #293 on: April 14, 2009, 11:28:00 AM »
450 pages into "Cathedral Of The Sea" by Ildefonso Falcones, an epic tale of love, war, greed and revenge in medieval Barcelona. Just another 300 pages or so to go, and thoroughly enjoying it. Highly recommended :thumbsup:
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« Reply #294 on: April 14, 2009, 08:38:05 PM »
just read ben bova's orion in the dying time . excellent when accompanied by backround music courtesy of catherine wheels album ferment .

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« Reply #295 on: April 14, 2009, 10:04:36 PM »
I am just about to start "Love in the time of Cholera"

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« Reply #296 on: April 24, 2009, 10:46:19 AM »
450 pages into "Cathedral Of The Sea" by Ildefonso Falcones, an epic tale of love, war, greed and revenge in medieval Barcelona. Just another 300 pages or so to go, and thoroughly enjoying it. Highly recommended :thumbsup:

Absolutely loved it :thumbsup:
Just fired through "In The Dark" by Mark Billingham, the first of his that wasn't about DI Tom Thorne. Billed as "a stunning novel....and the final twist is brilliantly clever and shocking" but not sure I'd really agree with such high praise
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« Reply #297 on: April 29, 2009, 04:53:51 PM »
Does nae bugger other than me read nowadays.
C'mon folks, I need recommendations for next book
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« Reply #298 on: April 29, 2009, 04:57:05 PM »
Does nae bugger other than me read nowadays.
C'mon folks, I need recommendations for next book

Well I don't think you would like the books I read Al

I am still plodding through my cholera one

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« Reply #299 on: April 29, 2009, 04:58:59 PM »
Does nae bugger other than me read nowadays.
C'mon folks, I need recommendations for next book

I haven't read a book in just under a year!  :o  So I bought Alex James' (from Blur) autobiography. So far, so good.
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