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Offline Tyrant

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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #540 on: November 08, 2011, 03:39:20 PM »
Can we assign a Donstalk Reading Champion? I don't read many books so can I be it?

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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #541 on: November 08, 2011, 07:52:15 PM »
Can we assign a Donstalk Reading Champion? I don't read many books so can I be it?

Are you any good at watching films?
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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #542 on: November 09, 2011, 07:53:31 AM »
I watched an episode of Scrubs this morning before my shower.

Oh wait.. perhaps I'm overqualified.  :-\

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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #543 on: December 06, 2011, 01:50:19 PM »
Must have read dozens of books since last posting on this thread, and to be hnoest can't really be arsed remembering and listing them all, but just finished reading "The Postman Always Rings Twice" by James M Cain. If ever there was a book ahead of its time then this is it. Although short at less than 150 pages, it is a cracking read and recommended to you all. Mind seeing the picture based upon it staring Jack Nicholson and Jessica Lang many many years ago.

Bought myself one of these kindles and got a memory stick off a mate with around 1000 books on it, so not going to be stuck for a good read for a while by the looks of it :thumbsup:
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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #544 on: December 06, 2011, 02:16:50 PM »
I download books for free these days and read them on my phone
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« Reply #545 on: December 06, 2011, 02:39:56 PM »
I download books for free these days and read them on my phone

Any recommendations  ???
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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #546 on: December 06, 2011, 07:00:13 PM »
Recently finished 11/22/63 by Steven King and thouroughly enjoyed it. Only took me 2 days which is a good sign  :thumbsup:
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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #547 on: December 07, 2011, 08:41:51 AM »


Reading this, it's about a fictional junior club in Scotland.

Finished this a while ago, it was good - showing its' age though.

Started this -



Gave up about a third of the way through, on account of the author getting on my tits.

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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #548 on: December 07, 2011, 09:16:15 AM »
I went a bit daft in the Library this week and last and took out too many. I can't possibly read them all by 28 Dec and 4 Jan. Included are two that I will read first:-

1. The Glass Bead Game by Hermann Hesse. First read it when I was 16 and promised myself I would have to re-read it but never got round to it.

2. The complete works of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Only ever come across quotes and ideas attributed to him but never drank from the horses mouth.

Biographical stuff on Seve and Oscar Wilde after that.
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« Reply #549 on: December 21, 2011, 12:14:06 PM »


Absolutely excellent read.  :thumbsup:
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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #550 on: December 21, 2011, 12:28:53 PM »
Just read A Fraction of the Whole by Steven Toltz.  Bit of a marathon at 700+ pages but brilliant read.



http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fraction-Whole-Steve-Toltz/dp/024114390X
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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #551 on: December 21, 2011, 12:37:57 PM »


Absolutely excellent read.  :thumbsup:

On my to read list already
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« Reply #552 on: December 21, 2011, 12:50:18 PM »
Mate it's brutal.  Very well written and instantly captivating.

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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #553 on: January 03, 2012, 06:21:38 PM »
I finished the Stieg Larsson Millennium Trilogy - outstanding fiction.  (watched all three extended films as well)

Now reading something more light hearted...


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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #554 on: January 03, 2012, 07:55:28 PM »
I finished the Stieg Larsson Millennium Trilogy - outstanding fiction.  (watched all three extended films as well)


Finished the last one back in the summer of 2010 and have also seen all three films.
Completely agree that this is an outstanding trilogy and Mr Larsson is a sad loss to the literary world.
I have no desire however to now see the English language re-make of the films.
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« Reply #555 on: January 03, 2012, 08:18:45 PM »
I have no desire however to now see the English language re-make of the films.

I've seen it, its not as good.  I hear they may not be making the next two films which would be a good thing.

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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #556 on: January 04, 2012, 08:58:38 AM »
Recently finished 11/22/63 by Steven King and thouroughly enjoyed it. Only took me 2 days which is a good sign  :thumbsup:

Not really normally a Stephen King reader, but liked the look of this one, and given the fact that got it on a free download thought I'd give it a go. Took a wee while to get going, but really enjoying it now  :thumbsup:
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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #557 on: January 04, 2012, 01:48:38 PM »
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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #558 on: January 11, 2012, 09:05:23 PM »
Recently finished 11/22/63 by Steven King and thouroughly enjoyed it. Only took me 2 days which is a good sign  :thumbsup:

Do you speed read, or just sit about all day reading
To finish this book in two days is one hoor o' a read ;)
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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #559 on: January 11, 2012, 09:20:49 PM »
I read fast, always have done, and am mostly oblivious to the world when I do. I love reading.

Also I do have more time on my hands whilst I'm not working.
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