Books - What are you reading?

Books - What are you reading?

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lowdrag

11,715 posts

184 months

Tuesday 28th July 2020
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Oh joy! Look what's just arrived in the post! Forget the dirge I am reading, this will keep me going!


MC Bodge

17,142 posts

146 months

Tuesday 28th July 2020
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Fascinating and very impressive.

zygalski

7,759 posts

116 months

Tuesday 28th July 2020
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Enjoying it so far. Good, balanced piece. Loads of juicy stuff regarding Brown vs Blair.

lowdrag

11,715 posts

184 months

Sunday 2nd August 2020
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Remember the Inspector Banks TV series? In amongst a pile of books I picked up one of the Peter Robinson novels called Gallows View on which the series was based. All I can say is thank God the producer of the series did a better job than the author. A book that took willpower to finish. Yet there were fifteen books in the series, and the reviews from the Guardian Observer et al are glowing, so probably it's just me. But Robicheaux is back for the next read!

droopsnoot

9,062 posts

213 months

Sunday 2nd August 2020
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That's strange, I've always enjoyed the books. I didn't not enjoy the TV series, don't get me wrong, but I always imagined Banks differently than Stephen Tompkinson. I can't remember individual books, though, so perhaps the one you picked up is less good than the others. Bound to be less fast-paced when you've got more than an hour (or is it two?) to tell the story.

I've just finished "Fair Warning", from Michael Connelly. Very enjoyable.

TheJimi

20,932 posts

214 months

Monday 3rd August 2020
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MC Bodge said:

Fascinating and very impressive.
I've just ordered this myself.

Really looking forward to it!

V8covin

4,495 posts

164 months

Thursday 6th August 2020
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I'm a few dozen pages into Dare to tri by Louise Minchin,who if you don't know is a BBC breakfast time presenter turned triathlete.
She comes across as quite childish and scatty but fair play to her doing triathlons at her age.
I've never read a book with such short chapters.

Goaty Bill 2

3,118 posts

90 months

Monday 10th August 2020
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andy_s said:
whitesocks said:
I must admit, as an avid reader of Science Fiction and Fantasy, I hav'nt read a lot of Asimov.
yikes
Have another
yikes



droopsnoot

9,062 posts

213 months

Saturday 15th August 2020
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I've just finished "The end of the world running club" by Adrian J Walker. An interesting tale, Earth has been struck by many asteroids and things aren't looking good, the main character gets split from his family and has to get from Edinburgh to the south coast to find them. Not bad, though I did think it fizzled out a bit towards the end.

PushedDover

3,715 posts

24 months

Sunday 16th August 2020
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In line with two of the above (failure is not an option & the end of the world running club) - I blitzed through :




Assuming all verbatim - astonishing.

I heard Chris Evans talk about this on his show a while back and found it on my kindle.
(apols if mentioned on before -not a regular on this thread)

andy_s

18,034 posts

230 months

Sunday 16th August 2020
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PushedDover said:
In line with two of the above (failure is not an option & the end of the world running club) - I blitzed through :




Assuming all verbatim - astonishing.

I heard Chris Evans talk about this on his show a while back and found it on my kindle.
(apols if mentioned on before -not a regular on this thread)
Goggins is nuts, [he's got his own book too iirc] and there's a great interview with Itzler on Joe Rogan about it all that had me in stitches.

https://youtu.be/1_LUggiIeUg

Edited by andy_s on Sunday 16th August 08:37

MC Bodge

17,142 posts

146 months

Sunday 16th August 2020
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PushedDover said:
In line with two of the above (failure is not an option & the end of the world running club) - I blitzed through :




Assuming all verbatim - astonishing.

I heard Chris Evans talk about this on his show a while back and found it on my kindle.
(apols if mentioned on before -not a regular on this thread)
I had a look at reviews and there were some suggestions that Goggins' book might be better from a training point of view. Any thoughts?

PushedDover

3,715 posts

24 months

Sunday 16th August 2020
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MC Bodge said:
PushedDover said:
In line with two of the above (failure is not an option & the end of the world running club) - I blitzed through :




Assuming all verbatim - astonishing.

I heard Chris Evans talk about this on his show a while back and found it on my kindle.
(apols if mentioned on before -not a regular on this thread)
I had a look at reviews and there were some suggestions that Goggins' book might be better from a training point of view. Any thoughts?
Hmm I hadn’t heard and would t want to know about SEAL himself prior to reading.

It read well to me that way.

As for a ‘training’ point of view. No idea- totally not applicable to me hehe
I just enjoyed the read, hence post.



p1doc

2,785 posts

155 months

Monday 17th August 2020
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droopsnoot said:
I've just finished "The end of the world running club" by Adrian J Walker. An interesting tale, Earth has been struck by many asteroids and things aren't looking good, the main character gets split from his family and has to get from Edinburgh to the south coast to find them. Not bad, though I did think it fizzled out a bit towards the end.
really enjoyed it-there is a sequel of sorts from his wife's point of view

K12beano

20,846 posts

246 months

Tuesday 18th August 2020
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Having a re-read:




I know it’s going to be quite a treat.... like finding an old friend. Just 5 chapters in so far.

TheJimi

20,932 posts

214 months

Tuesday 18th August 2020
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K12beano said:
Having a re-read:




I know it’s going to be quite a treat.... like finding an old friend. Just 5 chapters in so far.
Absolutely brilliant. Remains one of the few books I've read twice.

zygalski

7,759 posts

116 months

Tuesday 18th August 2020
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I can't remember reading a more atmospheric book.

andy_s

18,034 posts

230 months

Tuesday 18th August 2020
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Never heard of it - my turn for the paperbag May kindle it for some quarantine reading.

epom

8,295 posts

132 months

Wednesday 19th August 2020
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K12beano said:
Having a re-read:




I know it’s going to be quite a treat.... like finding an old friend. Just 5 chapters in so far.

No way, my Dad just gave me that book at the weekend, said it’s amazing. It’s the first time he’s said to me he wants a book back smile

unrepentant

20,360 posts

227 months

Wednesday 19th August 2020
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Just finished this. Outstanding, the best Macintyre that I’ve read (and they’re all good).