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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #420 on: September 07, 2010, 07:36:49 PM »
I read "On Fire With Fergir: Me, My Dad and The Dons" on holiday.  Anyone else read it? would like to see what others thought of it...

Is the author from Linlithgow? A guy from work was telling me about a book signing there and the book sounds quite similar

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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #421 on: September 07, 2010, 11:06:21 PM »
Is the author from Linlithgow? A guy from work was telling me about a book signing there and the book sounds quite similar

He's originally from Aberdeen but moved to Perth
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« Reply #422 on: September 08, 2010, 07:29:05 AM »
He's originally from Aberdeen but moved to Perth

Doesn't sound like the same guy at all then  ;D

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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #423 on: September 08, 2010, 10:39:49 PM »
Just started a book with a thoroughly unfortunate title "Anyone Here Been Raped And Speaks English?" (cheers Padre!) stories and experiences of a war journalist/correspondant.
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« Reply #424 on: September 19, 2010, 09:29:31 PM »
Just finished " The Angels Game" by Carlos Ruiz Zafon.
Really enjoyed it, already read "The Shadow Of The Wind" hope his others are translated from Spanish also
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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #425 on: September 19, 2010, 09:52:02 PM »
Reading "My Shit Life So Far" by Frankie Boyle.

"My shit book so far" is my review.

ACTUAL LOL!! Best book review ever.
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« Reply #426 on: September 19, 2010, 10:16:02 PM »
Just finished " The Angels Game" by Carlos Ruiz Zafon.
Really enjoyed it, already read "The Shadow Of The Wind" hope his others are translated from Spanish also

Perfect I just bought that last weekend so I may read it next after I finish the last Millennium book tonight. I loved The Shadow of the Wind  :thumbsup:

Went to see The Girl Who Played With Fire at the pics this afternoon - pretty good adaptation of the book  tho not nearly as exciting as the first one

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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #427 on: September 29, 2010, 07:45:39 PM »
Anyone read "Alone in Berlin" by Hans Fallada ?
Currently about a hundred pages into it, rather slow and wondering if it is worth sticking with it ?
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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #428 on: September 29, 2010, 07:49:15 PM »
Anyone read "Alone in Berlin" by Hans Fallada ?
Currently about a hundred pages into it, rather slow and wondering if it is worth sticking with it ?

Nope, but i've been to Berlin by myself if that helps?

It was good.
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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #429 on: September 29, 2010, 07:52:00 PM »
David Peace.
I've read the Red Riding books, and The Damned United.  Are any of his other books any good?

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« Reply #430 on: September 29, 2010, 07:53:29 PM »
Nope, but i've been to Berlin by myself if that helps?

It was good.

you could of written it then and earned some money instead of being a student ;)
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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #431 on: September 30, 2010, 11:06:06 AM »
David Peace.
I've read the Red Riding books, and The Damned United.  Are any of his other books any good?

I read the four of them earlier this year, I found them pretty compulsive.  1980 in my opinion being the best of the four.  They only made three of them for the TV adaptation which was strange.  Casting was very good for it though.

I then went on to read Peace's GB84 which is a good read but the narrative a little bit cumbersome in places.  Story surrounds three characters during the most intense time of the miner's strike.  One is a hitman, one is an MI5 agent masquerading as a govt chauffeur and one is the treasurer for the NUM.

I considered getting his Tokyo: Year Zero, but I decided not to bother.
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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #432 on: October 06, 2010, 08:25:16 PM »
Sky 1 showing a TV adaptation of one of the Mark Billingham D.I. Thorne series of books "Sleepyhead" this week. The books are excellent so here's hoping the TV series as good.
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« Reply #433 on: October 07, 2010, 07:52:45 AM »
Sky 1 showing a TV adaptation of one of the Mark Billingham D.I. Thorne series of books "Sleepyhead" this week. The books are excellent so here's hoping the TV series as good.

i've read them all TF. Was saying to the missus on holiday this year that they could make good tv.
Looks like I was right then ;)
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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #434 on: October 07, 2010, 03:16:03 PM »
i've read them all TF. Was saying to the missus on holiday this year that they could make good tv.
Looks like I was right then ;)

Pity Sky's doing it then. ;)
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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #435 on: October 10, 2010, 05:58:42 AM »
Sadly only find the time to read books when I'm away on holiday, when in 2 weeks I read 6 to 7 books.

Love Dan Brown, read all his previous 4 books and have bought 'Lost Symbol' for next holiday in January.

What would you all recommend? Love psychological thrillers/crime type books.
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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #436 on: October 10, 2010, 04:12:33 PM »
Sadly only find the time to read books when I'm away on holiday, when in 2 weeks I read 6 to 7 books.

Love Dan Brown, read all his previous 4 books and have bought 'Lost Symbol' for next holiday in January.

What would you all recommend? Love psychological thrillers/crime type books.

Lost Symbol is a good book. I like the Ian Rankin Rebus  books.

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« Reply #437 on: October 10, 2010, 09:31:14 PM »
Started reading Catch 22 by Joseph Heller recently. Quite a bizarre read so far, but I'm about 1/2 through and getting into it. Anyone else read it?

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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #438 on: October 11, 2010, 08:12:58 AM »
I tried to read it manc, but really struggled to enjoy and gave up halfway through. Odd book!

Currently reading a couple books by Luke Sutherland, he lived in Orkney briefly.

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« Reply #439 on: October 11, 2010, 08:58:58 AM »
I have just started The Snowman by Jo Nesbo - set in Norway and being compared to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

I'll let you Stieg Larsson fans know if it is any good  :thumbsup: