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Offline Harcus

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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #480 on: January 14, 2011, 08:25:58 AM »
Yeah, Piano in Pyrenees or whatever is was called wasn't great.

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« Reply #481 on: January 14, 2011, 10:49:31 AM »
Get to feck! I think it's a good bit of equipment!

Just starting Paterson's book after finishing 'Round Ireland With A Fridge'. Fairly amusing book and an enjoyable read which I have come to expect from Tony Hawks.

Heard him talking about the film they are going to be making about it when he was on the radio.

Already read more books this year (2) than in the last four or five years combined so I might give this one a look.

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« Reply #482 on: January 14, 2011, 11:20:58 AM »
Getting tore into that Steig Larsson trilogy just now.

So far so good.

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« Reply #483 on: January 14, 2011, 12:18:23 PM »
Getting tore into that Steig Larsson trilogy just now.

So far so good.

That and the most recent Peter James book are my next books.
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« Reply #484 on: January 14, 2011, 04:35:12 PM »
The girl trilogy is really good.  I'm just about to start Keith Richards autobiography. 
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« Reply #485 on: January 14, 2011, 04:48:54 PM »
The girl trilogy is really good. 

Anyone want to know the ending ;)
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« Reply #486 on: January 14, 2011, 05:08:41 PM »
They become pals?
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« Reply #487 on: January 14, 2011, 07:46:39 PM »
Getting tore into that Steig Larsson trilogy just now.

So far so good.

I was going to get started on those once I've managed to finish off a few books that I've started and not manage to finish so far. They are only a few pounds each on Kindle so think I'll make them my first purchase, Dave.  :wave:

Also got Tom Clancy Dead or Alive in my 'to read' pile.

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« Reply #488 on: January 24, 2011, 06:50:57 AM »
Just back from a 2 week holiday, where I read the first five Stuart MacBride books which I loved. Thanks to Rebus30 for recommending this author in reply to a query I previously posted in this thread.

I noticed in previous few posts both positive and negative references to 'Kindle'. Just prior to going away on my hols I read it was the most popular purchase on Amazon at Christmas, the latest model could be read in sunlight and weighed around 1.8kg. I would be interested in views on the Kindle v paperbacks, as I weighed the six paperback books taking on my hols and they were 2.3 kg!
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« Reply #489 on: January 24, 2011, 07:27:17 AM »
The kindle is the iPhone of digital readers.  It's very good at what it does but you are restricted in the format you can use.  There are other digi readers that do the same but you can use any format you like which means you can use a lot more free stuff.  Sony has a very good one but I can't remember what it's called
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« Reply #490 on: January 24, 2011, 10:14:14 AM »
Just read Stephen Fry's latest autobiography and On Fire With Fergie while on holiday.
Stephen Fry's book was certainly interesting, charting his life from finishing school to the start of Blackadder. Certainly lived an interesting life and although and bit pompous and pretentious at times (which he fully acknowledges) quite an engaging and interesting story.

On Fire was great, and imagine would spark some treasured memories for those just a little older than me who were about to watch the rise of afc through the late 70s and early 80s. Loved the complete contempt the kid had for United and Hearts and articulated as well as anything why Dandies the world over hate the Huns (and who would have believed the book stops short of 1988 and that tackle).  Certainly got me in the mood for this weeks Cup Semifinal  :thumbsup:

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« Reply #491 on: January 24, 2011, 01:29:36 PM »
Just finished a book about the mafia in America called the first family written by mike dash. It was alright but like all mafia books I've read it gets a bit samey towards the end. worth an illegal download though.

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« Reply #492 on: January 24, 2011, 07:13:30 PM »
Liked Boyle's book.

Aye just finished it, it was pretty decent.

Now starting on Duncan Shearer's book.

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« Reply #493 on: January 24, 2011, 07:31:33 PM »
Read Steve Paterson's, was decent but sad tale, not entirely sue his demons have been resolved by the book.

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« Reply #494 on: January 24, 2011, 09:24:31 PM »
Read Steve Paterson's, was decent but sad tale, not entirely sue his demons have been resolved by the book.

Enjoyed that. Read Shearers book straight after that and thought Pele's was much much better.
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« Reply #495 on: January 24, 2011, 09:29:04 PM »
I did it the othe way around and found them about even, i'm easy pray though I loved Sheaers obvious love for our club. Sad thing about Paterson is he probably pissed his potential away but without the drink he probably wouldn't have been the same coach anyway.

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« Reply #496 on: February 03, 2011, 08:06:35 PM »
Much to report since last post on here.

In no particular order have read the following:

Ken Follet - The Pillars Of The Earth. A decent story from Mr Follet as ever, but at almost 1100 pages, it was at least 500 too many, and the story could easily have been condensed somewhat.

George W Bush - Decision Points. Wouldn't have bought it from choice, but given it as a present and actually a decent enough read, if only because I take an interest in current affairs and everything that happened in it is fairly recent and easily rememberable.

David Peace - 1974. Finished it but to be honest wouldn't rave about it. Think that boils down more to his style of writing rather than the story itself which was ok.

Stuart McBride - Dark Blood. Latest paperback offering on Aberdeen's finest. Been critical of Mr McBride in the past for being far fetched, but this one puts him right back in the frame. Excellent read and finished in a train journey to Newcastle and back.

Currently enjoying a book by Paul McGuigan (Oasis) and Paolo Hewiit entitled "The Greatest Footballer You Never Saw" which is the poignant, funny and tragic story of Robin Friday.
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« Reply #497 on: February 03, 2011, 10:52:03 PM »
Stuff I've got through recently includes Jonathan Wilson (Guardian)'s book on the history of tactics, Inverting the Pyramid. Easily my favourite writer when it comes to that aspect of the game. David Conn's The Beautiful Game? was also an interesting read but it's a few years out of date now. Currently hitting Stewart Lee's effort from last year.

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« Reply #498 on: February 04, 2011, 12:00:10 AM »
Currently enjoying a book by Paul McGuigan (Oasis) and Paolo Hewiit entitled "The Greatest Footballer You Never Saw" which is the poignant, funny and tragic story of Robin Friday.
Reminds me of this:


I am currently reading a book entitled absolute war: soviet russia in the second world war. Seems good so far.

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« Reply #499 on: February 04, 2011, 12:05:08 AM »
Stuff I've got through recently includes Jonathan Wilson (Guardian)'s book on the history of tactics, Inverting the Pyramid. Easily my favourite writer when it comes to that aspect of the game.

Just finished this, thought it was brilliant.