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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #120 on: July 29, 2008, 03:09:46 PM »
Just started on "Dreams From My Father" by Barack Obama or Barry as he was called as a youngster.
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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #121 on: July 29, 2008, 03:27:30 PM »
I read, on holiday, "The Power of the Dog" by Don Winslow. It's all about the American war on drugs set over 30 years. Winslow tells of the involvement of the DEA ,the Mafia, CIA, Mexican drug cartels by telling the story through the eyes of several different characters. Best book I've read in a long while.

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« Reply #122 on: July 29, 2008, 03:29:09 PM »
Just started on "Dreams From My Father" by Barack Obama or Barry as he was called as a youngster.

I'll be interested to hear what its like.  I've been told his "The Audacity of Hope" book is extremely well written.

Just finishing Terry Pratchett "Making Money" at the moment.

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« Reply #123 on: July 29, 2008, 04:30:02 PM »
I'll be interested to hear what its like.  I've been told his "The Audacity of Hope" book is extremely well written.

Just finishing Terry Pratchett "Making Money" at the moment.

Will let you know :thumbsup:
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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #124 on: July 29, 2008, 04:32:21 PM »
I read, on holiday, "The Power of the Dog" by Don Winslow. It's all about the American war on drugs set over 30 years. Winslow tells of the involvement of the DEA ,the Mafia, CIA, Mexican drug cartels by telling the story through the eyes of several different characters. Best book I've read in a long while.

Believe it or not I took the don Winslow book on my hols and never even opened the front cover.... me thinks its next on the list on account of your recommendation.... better be good mind ;)
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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #125 on: July 29, 2008, 06:17:00 PM »
Have read a lot of Christopher Brookmyre recently. Very formulaic, but enjoyable nonetheless. And he hates the Old Firm.

Got a copy of Irvine Welsh's new one today - 'Crime'.

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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #126 on: July 29, 2008, 06:25:37 PM »
Just finished reading Ewan McGregor & Charlie Boorman's Long Way Down and getting the itch for a motorbike as my next purchase instead of a new car - I'm sure it'll pass when the winter draws in!

Also picked up the classic Nineteen Eighty Four in the bargain bin, something I've not read in years.

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« Reply #127 on: July 29, 2008, 07:57:39 PM »
Just finishing Terry Pratchett "Making Money" at the moment.

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Read 3 Michael Connelly books on holiday, good stuff, the Detective Bosch series.

Also the Gangs of Dundee, funny as fuck!
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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #128 on: September 01, 2008, 10:24:38 AM »
I'll be interested to hear what its like.  I've been told his "The Audacity of Hope" book is extremely well written.

Just finishing Terry Pratchett "Making Money" at the moment.

Forgot about this Kowalski.... just like Mr Obama's book.
Just didn't rate it at all, and gave up about 150 pages into it, and punted it on Amazon ;)
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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #129 on: September 01, 2008, 10:40:13 AM »
Funny you should bring this thread back from the dead.  Was just about to resurrect it myself.

I read Screwed over the course of last week.  It's about a prison warden who gives you an insight how the prison system works and tells a few funny tales along the way.  Wasn't anything amazing, shoved in a few hours commute and reminded me very much of reading 'Bloody Casuals'.  Easy to read though and reminds you, if you ever needed it, how over-PC it's became in the UK.

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« Reply #130 on: September 01, 2008, 05:16:35 PM »
I've just finished Ghost by Robert Harris. As usual he doesn't disappoint. 
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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #131 on: September 01, 2008, 05:24:16 PM »
ST i am still waiting for a book you chunt.
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« Reply #132 on: September 01, 2008, 05:55:28 PM »
ST i am still waiting for ........... you chunt.

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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #133 on: September 01, 2008, 06:37:43 PM »
Just finished 'the black album' by Hanif Kureishi, becoming more and more relevant each day that passes.

also  'not fade away' by jim dodge which is a rather bizarre but excellent book about travelling around america

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« Reply #134 on: September 01, 2008, 09:37:28 PM »
Just finished "Devil May Care" by Sebastian Faulks, and I thought it was really good.
I'm away to start reading "Being a Scot" by Sean Connery.

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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #135 on: September 01, 2008, 09:45:17 PM »
I've just finished Ghost by Robert Harris. As usual he doesn't disappoint. 
If you want 40 pizzas and 10 taxis at 3am PM your address.
I've had that for a month or two and keep picking it but never get down to reading it properly, was going to leave it as just got a few books aff my dad for my last christmas ;D, in among them was Graeme Obree's autobiography that I thought I might give a go first.

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« Reply #136 on: September 05, 2008, 09:53:48 AM »
Just started Michael Palin 1969-1979; The Python Years. It's basically his diary and gives a great insight into his life, his thoughts on his colleagues and the drfiting apart of the group.

As with anything he does, I'm left thinking he's clever, funny and a thoroughly nice bloke.
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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #138 on: September 05, 2008, 08:26:39 PM »
Just finished 2 Stuart McBride books, Dying Light and Broken Skin, both excellent reads.

Currently reading Mark Billingham - Scaredy Cat.

Read a Dean Koontz book a few weeks back, god it was shit.
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Re: THE DONSTALK BOOK CLUB
« Reply #139 on: September 05, 2008, 08:35:10 PM »
Have you read MacBride's "Flesh House"? It is verging on horror rather than police procedural.