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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #600 on: March 20, 2012, 10:45:35 AM »
Just got the Megrahi book for my Birthday.  Looks like it will be an interesting read, will report back.


Will have to wait however as currently re reading 1984.

btw manc catch 22 is superb, one of my favourite books.

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« Reply #601 on: March 20, 2012, 12:52:29 PM »
I've just read The Black House by Peter May and moving onto the second of the trilogy: The Lewis Man.

Well worth a look.

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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #602 on: March 20, 2012, 07:27:24 PM »
I've just read The Black House by Peter May and moving onto the second of the trilogy: The Lewis Man.

Well worth a look.

Have read The Black House and agree it was a good read.
Didn't know the second book was out, but thanks for the heads up.
Away to have a look for it now :thumbsup:
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« Reply #603 on: March 24, 2012, 01:07:42 AM »
Currently reading Catch 22, it's the second time i've tried to read it but i've found it much easier to read the second time round. Didn't get 1/2 way the first time. Recently finish the English Patient which was a good read.

One of my favourite films but didn't like the book

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« Reply #604 on: March 24, 2012, 02:07:44 AM »
Just finished The Hunger Games trilogy - great read, can't wait to see the first film on Friday  :thumbsup:

Reading the 3rd book now. My wife recommended it when the 1st book came out, I reluctantly read it.
Liked the first two and enjoying the 3rd so far.

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« Reply #605 on: April 02, 2012, 01:55:12 PM »

Recently finished this, was a fantastic piece of work -



Loved Inverting the Pyramid, and on a similar note, just finished this.



Incredibly comprehensive and a very critical biography, prepared to take Clough to task on some of his unacceptable behaviour. Very interesting.

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« Reply #606 on: April 02, 2012, 09:59:21 PM »
Might just have to download both of those
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« Reply #607 on: April 03, 2012, 02:51:25 PM »
Loved Inverting the Pyramid, and on a similar note, just finished this.



Incredibly comprehensive and a very critical biography, prepared to take Clough to task on some of his unacceptable behaviour. Very interesting.

Haha, I have that out from the library just now, but picked this up first:


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« Reply #608 on: April 18, 2012, 01:19:28 PM »
Just started the second book of a song of fire and ice, more commonly known now as a game of thrones thanks to the serialization by hbo. An excellent read so far, a fantasy story that actually has balls.
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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #609 on: April 29, 2012, 12:23:41 PM »
Cormac McCarthy. The Road.
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« Reply #610 on: July 06, 2012, 11:02:02 PM »
Just started the second book of a song of fire and ice, more commonly known now as a game of thrones thanks to the serialization by hbo. An excellent read so far, a fantasy story that actually has balls.

Oh my god how good is A Game of Thrones :thumbsup: can't wait to start the 2nd book tho I have a few to read in between

I have also just read Fifty Shades of Grey which I am sure none of you guys would be interested in  ;)

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« Reply #611 on: July 07, 2012, 03:35:36 AM »
Oh my god how good is A Game of Thrones :thumbsup: can't wait to start the 2nd book tho I have a few to read in between

I have also just read Fifty Shades of Grey which I am sure none of you guys would be interested in  ;)

I'm up to book five now, epic!  Tyrion Lannister is one of the greatest literary creations of all time.

I would have pegged you of having higher standards than 50 shades of grey though hebrew
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« Reply #612 on: July 07, 2012, 10:32:07 AM »
I have also just read Fifty Shades of Grey which I am sure none of you guys would be interested in  ;)

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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #613 on: July 07, 2012, 10:42:12 AM »
Been reading hitch 22 which are Christopher hitchens memoirs, pretty good read and thought provoking at times. Though still not sure if he's a complete self assured twat or just passionate.

Also read mafia state recently which was about Russian politics, fascinating read and im glad I don't live there!

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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #614 on: July 07, 2012, 10:56:50 AM »
I don't get out much these days(!), so in the last few months I have read a ton of thrillers, including:

Archangel by Robert Harris - really enjoyed this one.
The Scarlatti Inheritance, The Matarese Circle, The Osterman Weekend, Bourne Identity/Supremacy/Ultimatum by Robert Ludlum - Osterman the weakest of these, Matarese probably my favourite.
The Odessa File by Frederick Forsyth - great book
The Boys from Brazil by Ira Levin - I'd seen the film first, which kind of spoiled it a bit having Mahoney from Police Academy in my head
Nazi Hunter by Alan Levy - disappointed me hugely, pretty dull
The Spy Who Came in from The Cold by John Le Carre - really quite dark, I've struggled to get in to a couple of his books, I quite liked this one though
The KGB Poison Factory by Boris Volodarsky - large sections on poisoning of Victor Iuschenko and Andrei Livinenko, writing style is a bit annoying but the substance is a good read

Currently have Fatherland by Robert Harris on the go, alternative history set in Berlin 1964 after the Nazis won the war, shaping up to be a good one.
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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #615 on: July 07, 2012, 11:05:36 AM »
The Odessa File is brilliant.
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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #616 on: July 07, 2012, 01:06:55 PM »
I know I've read The Odessa File but I can't remember a thing about it. I recall enjoying it though. May have to look up a plot summary somewhere.

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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #617 on: July 10, 2012, 08:48:50 PM »


I have also just read Fifty Shades of Grey which I am sure none of you guys would be interested in  ;)

Ah the good old "mummy porn"
Mrs Al just finished first book and started the second one.
No complaints from me about her reading them ;)
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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #618 on: July 10, 2012, 09:43:11 PM »
Ah the good old "mummy porn"
Mrs Al just finished first book and started the second one.
No complaints from me about her reading them ;)

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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #619 on: July 10, 2012, 09:54:47 PM »
Currently reading Snuff by Terry Pratchett but have just downloaded this:



How did you find this book Kow? I just downloaded a sample to it the other night but was looking for a second opinion before I buy it!

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