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BigBen

7,360 posts

113 months

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Ian Rankin - Doors Closed

just finished the big sleep by Raymond Chandler

Ben

Malx

823 posts

87 months

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"Lord of the Flies" for me.


Galileo

2,889 posts

101 months

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cottonfoo said:
Speaker for the Dead.
I hope you read "Enders Game" first?

stifler

37,053 posts

71 months

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Shaw Tarse said:
Bond.
James Bond!
& I've realised Mr Flemming may not be PC frown


Not saying its ok, but he told a very good story!

I'm reading the fleming/bond comparison book that goes with the exhibition that was at the imperial war mueseum last year. A very interesting read.

Btw would it be pants to have a ph book club?

dmitsi

3,044 posts

103 months

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Still reading 'Infinite Jest' by David Foster Wallace
Also about half way through 'The Book Thief' by Markus Zusak

First one is taking ages due to random styles it is written in, very entertaining though, and seems worth the effort. The Book Thief has taken me a few sessions to read about 3/4's of it. Nice book, fairly simple, but with some deep insight into a family caught up in Nazi Germany, narrated by Death, it's fairly well written, if a little simple at times.
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Silent_Assassin

181 posts

67 months

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Criminology - Tim Newburn
Textbook on Criminology - K Williams
Mapping Murder - David Canter
Forensic Computing - Sammes & Jenkinson

hairykrishna

9,714 posts

86 months

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Blood Meridian by Cormac Mccarthy. It's a bit grim but very good.

robinhood21

17,552 posts

115 months

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Joint Force Harrier by Commander Ade Orchard RN.

snowy slopes

28,164 posts

70 months

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robinhood21 said:
Joint Force Harrier by Commander Ade Orchard RN.
Just finished this, was an excellent book.

Currently reading making money by terry pratchett, damn that guy is funny!

Mark A S

696 posts

71 months

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SPITFIRE Portrait of a Legend, by Leo McKinstry, a great Xmas pressy!

cottonfoo

4,740 posts

93 months

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Galileo said:
I hope you read "Enders Game" first?
Of course smile

ukwill

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7,469 posts

90 months

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Silent_Assassin said:
Criminology - Tim Newburn
Textbook on Criminology - K Williams
Mapping Murder - David Canter
Forensic Computing - Sammes & Jenkinson
Bet you're a CSI fan biggrin

Silent_Assassin

181 posts

67 months

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ukwill said:
Silent_Assassin said:
Criminology - Tim Newburn
Textbook on Criminology - K Williams
Mapping Murder - David Canter
Forensic Computing - Sammes & Jenkinson
Bet you're a CSI fan biggrin
Lol....fortunately not.. I am a criminology student who understands that CSI is complete bks... I wish people knew what it was really like. You should see some of the newbies when they first discover that you don't wear sunglasses, and you have to deal with blood and guts...and whatever else goes with it...

Don

26,020 posts

167 months

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I'm reading "The Steel Remains" by Richard Morgan at the moment. Very, very good. British author - so it's much easier to read than some. I will then move on to the new one from Ian C Esslemont: Return of the Crimson Guard.

Steamer

9,240 posts

96 months

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V8mate said:
Wetlands.

Legitimate literature about a (good filthy) filthy German bird wink
Right - I'm sold on that one.

I recently picked a few non-starters to take on holiday with me:

A spot of bother

From the same author as 'curious incident of the dark in the darkness'... which I enjoyed - but this one just isnt kicking in yet.

and

Blink

But thats not hitting the spot either.

cs02rm0

10,870 posts

74 months

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Bad Science. The entry barrier's a bit low for a science book, but it'd make my life easier if the missus would read it.

ukwill

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7,469 posts

90 months

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Silent_Assassin said:
ukwill said:
Silent_Assassin said:
Criminology - Tim Newburn
Textbook on Criminology - K Williams
Mapping Murder - David Canter
Forensic Computing - Sammes & Jenkinson
Bet you're a CSI fan biggrin
Lol....fortunately not.. I am a criminology student who understands that CSI is complete bks... I wish people knew what it was really like. You should see some of the newbies when they first discover that you don't wear sunglasses, and you have to deal with blood and guts...and whatever else goes with it...
Whaaaaat? Y-yo-you mean it's not real? Don't say it ain't real. Puhleeeeeese. They always get their guy.

A bloke I know has been a "forensics" guy in the Police for donkeys. Sometimes he would regale us with the odd story. Until we pleaded with him not to. It takes a certain sort if you ask me.

aclivity

3,609 posts

71 months

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LMC said:
I'm partway through Robert Ludlum's Bourne Trilogy. There's enough detail to make a dozen movies.
but curiously they made some other movies that used the same titles but shared very little of the excellent storylines?

D is for delta and Charlie is for Cane etc.

Anyway, I'm reading The Silent World of J.Y. Cousteau, I bought it from an eBay seller ages ago, as I'm hoping to get back into scuba this year I thought I should read up. I'm constantly amazed that he didn't die horribly on each dive, as by modern standards the dives are suicidal.

Also reading (another eBay purchase) "The Day I Died" by Mark Kahn. It's a bit grim - a history of motor sports deaths. I thought it was a story of the '72 le Mans crash.

bint

4,464 posts

107 months

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Don said:
I'm reading "The Steel Remains" by Richard Morgan at the moment. Very, very good. British author - so it's much easier to read than some. I will then move on to the new one from Ian C Esslemont: Return of the Crimson Guard.
Recently finished that. Certainly a lot different to his other stuff which I enjoy. Then decided to read another of his, The Black Man which I finished yesterday twere alright but nowt special.

Now reading The Difference Engine by William Gibson - always avoided it as I had expected it to be a bit too hardcore for me - pleasantly surprised and highly recommending it so far.

Oh and must mention a recent surprise read, picked up in an airport a couple of weeks ago - The Gargoyle. It's a Richard and Judy bookclub recommendation and really rather harrowing.

Brian Fantana

220 posts

68 months

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I'm reading "1984" at home. My old English teacher kept recommending me this throughout my 6th form years & only now I've got around to it. I know everyone who reads it says it's scary how you can see "Big Brother" happening - especially with the Tories doctoring info to make Cameron look correct.....but it's scary how you can see "Big Brother" happening - especially with the Tories doctoring info to make Cameron look correct!! biggrin

In work I've just started reading "In cold Blood" By Truman Capote. Not sure what to really expect from it, but so far so good!!
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