Books - What are you reading?

Books - What are you reading?

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andy_s

16,816 posts

216 months

Tuesday 21st July
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whitesocks said:
I must admit, as an avid reader of Science Fiction and Fantasy, I hav'nt read a lot of Asimov.
yikes

lowdrag

10,756 posts

170 months

Tuesday 28th July
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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

13,885 posts

132 months

Tuesday 28th July
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Fascinating and very impressive.

zygalski

7,015 posts

102 months

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

lowdrag

10,756 posts

170 months

Sunday 2nd August
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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

8,038 posts

199 months

Sunday 2nd August
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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

17,532 posts

200 months

Monday 3rd August
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MC Bodge said:

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

Really looking forward to it!

V8covin

3,027 posts

150 months

Thursday 6th August
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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

3,114 posts

76 months

Monday 10th August
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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

8,038 posts

199 months

Saturday 15th August
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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

1,804 posts

10 months

Sunday 16th August
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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

16,816 posts

216 months

Sunday 16th August
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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

13,885 posts

132 months

Sunday 16th August
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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

1,804 posts

10 months

Sunday 16th August
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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

2,669 posts

141 months

Monday 17th August
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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

20,129 posts

232 months

Tuesday 18th August
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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

17,532 posts

200 months

Tuesday 18th August
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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

7,015 posts

102 months

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

andy_s

16,816 posts

216 months

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

epom

7,019 posts

118 months

Wednesday 19th August
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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