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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #380 on: March 24, 2010, 09:35:50 PM »
I've just bought Negative Space by Zoe Strachan, Junky by William Burroughs and McIlvanney on Football by Hugh McIlvanney.

Started Negative Space, it's set in Glasgow and is very, very dark but good.
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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #381 on: March 26, 2010, 02:32:11 PM »
New one out in paperback "Bloodline". Bought it, but not started reading it yet.

Bought it today but The Stand is taking a bit too much time to start it. Have 4 books on the go just now, The Stand, new Stuart McBride, Donnie Brasco and a Peter James.
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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #382 on: April 23, 2010, 10:50:27 AM »
Picked up "Played in Glasgow" yesterday: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Played-Glasgow-Charting-Heritage-Britain/dp/0954744551/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1272015835&sr=8-1

From what I have read so far I would recommend it to anyone with an interest in the development of organised sport from the 19th Century to modern day in Scotland, not just Glasgow, after all much of Scottish sporting history, like it or not, is Glasgow sporting history.
Looks at a range of sports (football, golf, swimming, bowls, ice sports and cricket among others) their development, and how they were shaped by and helped shape the city.  Edited by Simon Inglis who has written many books of Football Stadia with loads of fascinating stories and some excellent historical and contemporary photos of sport in Glasgow.

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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #383 on: April 23, 2010, 01:51:07 PM »
Bought it today but The Stand is taking a bit too much time to start it. Have 4 books on the go just now, The Stand, new Stuart McBride, Donnie Brasco and a Peter James.

Have read both the new Mark Billingham and Stuart McBride ones in last couple of weeks.
Both of them were really good, with McBride back on form after the disappointment of the last one of his I read.
Just about finished Mark Beaumont - The Man Who Cycled The World. Didn't watch the prog on BBC but this has been a fantastic read. A real inspirational story..... in fact think I might take the bike to the shop for my paper instead of jumping in the car ;)
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« Reply #384 on: April 23, 2010, 02:55:53 PM »
in fact think I might take the bike to the shop for my paper instead of jumping in the car ;)

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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #385 on: May 08, 2010, 06:48:07 PM »
Just starting the Beckham Experiment about Beckham coming and playing in MLS. A good read so far.

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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #386 on: May 08, 2010, 07:19:44 PM »
Currently reading; Enemy Number One: The Secrets of the UK's Most Feared Professional Punter, pretty good so far.

Not long finished Marco Pierre Whites autobiography Devil in the kitchen, brilliant read, his upbringing is the opposite of what you'd imagine and his tales of his early days working his way up are great.



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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #387 on: May 18, 2010, 08:28:37 PM »
Five weeks to holidays lads, need some new recommendations please.
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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #388 on: May 18, 2010, 09:40:43 PM »
Five weeks to holidays lads, need some new recommendations please.

Florida?

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« Reply #389 on: May 18, 2010, 10:21:11 PM »
Five weeks to holidays lads, need some new recommendations please.

Girl with the Dragon Tattoo  :thumbsup:

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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #390 on: May 18, 2010, 10:27:56 PM »
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo  :thumbsup:

Read it and the second one in the triology sometime back (sure I mention it somewhere on here actually ).
Got the third one, but saved it for first few days of holiday  ;)
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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #391 on: May 18, 2010, 11:43:39 PM »
Florida?

Nah, I think Thailand is the place for BiGal, great this time of year.

Have recently read Brookmyre's latest effort, not bad. Also tried 'Strip the Willow' by John Aberdein, author of 'Amande's Bed', which was set in 1950s Aberdeen, but couldn't get into it. Currently reading 'Berlin Poplars' by Anne Ragde.

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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #392 on: May 19, 2010, 06:46:08 AM »
Florida?

Been there, done it
Dominican Republic this year
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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #393 on: May 19, 2010, 06:37:15 PM »
Read it and the second one in the triology sometime back (sure I mention it somewhere on here actually ).
Got the third one, but saved it for first few days of holiday  ;)

A lovely poster on here got me the second and third ones but I am spacing them out

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« Reply #394 on: May 19, 2010, 07:00:19 PM »
Dominican Republic this year

Its pretty good.

The only bad thig is the airport is in a really dodgy area, and the first thing you see when you arrive is miles and miles of shanty towns.

I'm currently reading "As used on the Famous Nelson Mandela" by Mark Thomas - it's pretty good, but not exactly good light reading for holidays.
That has just gave him another Signature line

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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #395 on: July 20, 2010, 08:24:18 PM »
Finished reading Stuart MacBride's "Blind Eye" - definitely one of the better ones in the series!

Just started Terry Pratchett -Unseen Academicals

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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #396 on: July 20, 2010, 08:58:35 PM »
Finished reading Stuart MacBride's "Blind Eye" - definitely one of the better ones in the series!

Really enjoyed blind eye!

I finished reading Stuart MacBride's newest one "Dark Blood" finished it in less than a week, really good!

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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #397 on: July 21, 2010, 09:36:18 AM »
If those books weren't set in Aberdeen then I reckon none of you would read them.

I'm reading The Ignorance of Blood by Robert Wilson. It's the 4th in the series and it's very good so far.

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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #398 on: July 21, 2010, 07:12:27 PM »
A lovely poster on here got me the second and third ones but I am spacing them out

You finished them yet ?
I read the last one on holiday, felt it was a bit padded out and slow, but pace picked up towards the end and all the whole triology came together pretty well.
Won't spoil it for you by disclosing the ending if you haven't got around to it yet  ;)
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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #399 on: July 21, 2010, 10:27:57 PM »
Finished reading Stuart MacBride's "Blind Eye" - definitely one of the better ones in the series!

Just started Terry Pratchett -Unseen Academicals

Both good reads. :thumbsup:
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