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Offline BigAl

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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #800 on: April 25, 2015, 07:12:17 AM »
Peter Swanson - The Kind Worth Killing

Man and woman get chatting whilst in the bar at Heathrow waiting for a transatlantic flight, share secrets about their lives and set in motion a sequence of events ending in murder. Each chapter is written from the point of view of one of the characters and really liked this style. Loads of turns and twists. If you like criminal thrillers then this is for you. :thumbsup:
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« Reply #801 on: April 25, 2015, 07:13:39 AM »
Next up is Mr Mercedes by Stephen King.
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« Reply #802 on: May 15, 2015, 05:49:47 PM »
Mr Mercedes was ok, no better, no worse than ok

Started "The Narrow Road To The Deep North" by Richard Flanagan which won The Man Booker Prize in 2014.
About one hundred pages into it and got to say I am struggling to really get into it. Not saying it's a bad book, maybe just the right one for me.
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« Reply #803 on: May 16, 2015, 11:41:35 AM »
Mr Mercedes was ok, no better, no worse than ok

Started "The Narrow Road To The Deep North" by Richard Flanagan which won The Man Booker Prize in 2014.
About one hundred pages into it and got to say I am struggling to really get into it. Not saying it's a bad book, maybe just the right one for me.

I always struggle with Man Booker Prize winners and actually avoid them now - something about them being too descriptive without getting to the point puts me off tho I did read The Luminaries recently which I enjoyed

I'm reading Fourth of July Creek but swithering about ditching it - not got into it at all and the last chapter described a teenager arousing a dog which made me feel ever so slightly queasy - yuck  :o

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« Reply #804 on: June 19, 2015, 12:33:52 PM »
I've finished Martin Fletcher's book about the Bradford fire, really interesting and compelling stuff.  Clearly the initial inquiry was far too hasty and narrow in it's scope.

I had no idea Fletcher was also present at Hillsborough.  That's mental that he witnessed both!

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« Reply #805 on: June 20, 2015, 08:31:20 AM »
Next up is Mr Mercedes by Stephen King.

Finders keepers is out now, Stephen king. in the same timeline as mr mercedes and some characters reappear especially Brady Hartfield.

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« Reply #806 on: June 22, 2015, 11:55:48 AM »
Finders keepers is out now, Stephen king. in the same timeline as mr mercedes and some characters reappear especially Brady Hartfield.

Will give that one a look mate  :thumbsup:

Reading "The Dolls House" by David Hewson just now. Set in Amsterdam and a cracking read.

On separate issue, just wondering if anyone else has ditched their e reader and gone back to buying paperbacks also ?
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« Reply #807 on: June 22, 2015, 12:58:42 PM »
On separate issue, just wondering if anyone else has ditched their e reader and gone back to buying paperbacks also ?

No.

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« Reply #808 on: June 22, 2015, 10:33:15 PM »
I still buy books - read the occasional one on my daughter's kindle but there's something about a bookshop and the smell & feel of a paperback that I can't let go  :thumbsup:

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« Reply #809 on: June 24, 2015, 11:46:12 PM »
I still buy books - read the occasional one on my daughter's kindle but there's something about a bookshop and the smell & feel of a paperback that I can't let go  :thumbsup:
i cant give up me book collection, i still find it more satisfying opening a book and reading away. at least you dont need to charge a book up to read it. :)

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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #810 on: July 01, 2015, 08:30:27 AM »
"The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair"by Joel Dicker

600+ pages and absolutely superb, brilliantly written and loved it

Hebrew - Reckon this would be one for you. Check it out

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Truth-about-Harry-Quebert-Affair/dp/1848663269/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1435735794&sr=1-1&keywords=joel+dicker+the+truth+about+the+harry+quebert+affair
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« Reply #811 on: July 01, 2015, 10:06:10 PM »
Ooh Al thank you very much - I liked the sound of it so it's downloaded and I'll start reading it tomorrow cheers  :thumbsup:

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« Reply #812 on: July 18, 2015, 11:09:47 AM »
I bloody loved your book Al - first time in ages i've been awake till the wee small hours with a book i can't put down  :thumbsup:

I feel a bit lost this morning tho...........................

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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #813 on: August 06, 2015, 09:47:03 PM »
A couple of books came today.

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison & The Unknown Terrorist by Richard Flanagan.

Ony o you guys read these two authors?
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« Reply #814 on: August 10, 2015, 05:00:02 PM »
A couple of books came today.

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison & The Unknown Terrorist by Richard Flanagan.

Ony o you guys read these two authors?

Like the look of The Unknown Terrorist and might give that a go.
Only thing putting me of it is that I bought one of Flanagan,s other books "The Narrow Road To The Deep North" and frankly just couldn't get into it and gave up before I was half way through it.
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« Reply #815 on: November 09, 2015, 06:10:05 PM »
Does anyone still read  ???
If so lets be having your recommendations please.
On the lookout for some reading o'er the winter months.
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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #816 on: November 09, 2015, 06:33:06 PM »
Does anyone still read  ???
If so lets be having your recommendations please.
On the lookout for some reading o'er the winter months.

Just you and hebrew ;)

I'm looking for recommendations though, long haul flights to kiwi land mean I have a lot of time coming up!

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« Reply #817 on: November 09, 2015, 06:39:55 PM »
Stuart Cosgrove's Detroit 67 is superb if your into soul music and social/political movements of the sixties.

It's dense like, encyclopaedic in scope and likely to veer down wee avenues but the narrative is pushed on chronicling a year in the life of Motown.

It's nae really light reading though and I'd say you really do need an interest in the music of that era to get through it but it's the best thing I've read this year by some distance.

I really like Cosgrove. One of few folk on Radio Scotland worth listening to.

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« Reply #818 on: November 09, 2015, 06:42:48 PM »
Been reading 'Kill Your Friends' cracking book and looking forward to watching the film aswell.
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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #819 on: November 09, 2015, 06:45:11 PM »
Been reading 'Kill Your Friends' cracking book and looking forward to watching the film aswell.

Christ Mini....you're alive min
Welcome back  :thumbsup:
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