Books - What are you reading?

Books - What are you reading?

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T40ORA

5,166 posts

179 months

Wednesday 7th October 2009
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SGirl said:
I'm currently working on the new Pratchett, a book about a bloke who was a POW in WWII and managed to escape (can't remember what it's called offhand)
Which Pratchett is this? I might be out of my depth here and this might be something very intellectual, but I'm thinking Terry Pratchett and I thought his last book was/is about the Discworld again.

BTW I'm reading "How to Think Like an Entrepreneur" by Robbie Steinhouse and "Tyrant" by Valerio Massimo Manfredi. But only cos I haven't got the latest Terry Pratchett yet!

J-c

419 posts

135 months

Wednesday 7th October 2009
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A Good Day To Die-Simon Kernick
Firefight-Chris Ryan

M5jimmy

1,960 posts

143 months

Wednesday 7th October 2009
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'Sled driver' by Brian Shul

A pilot of a blackbird remembering what it was like to fly such an amazing plane. Some stunning photos in the book aswell

James.

FWDRacer

3,561 posts

184 months

Wednesday 7th October 2009
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The Life of Senna: The Biography of Ayrton Senna by Tom Rubython.

Still can't decide if he was a genius or a nutjob...

snowy slopes

31,322 posts

147 months

Wednesday 7th October 2009
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After finishing making money by terry pratchett, i was having a mooch through the old fella's bookcase when visiting him recently, and picked up the following tome

Shibumi by robert ludlum(i think, the spine is fubar)



Just looked it up on wikipedia and its by trevanian not ludlum, D'oh!

Edited by snowy slopes on Wednesday 7th October 16:30

evenflow

8,548 posts

242 months

Wednesday 7th October 2009
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FWDRacer said:
The Life of Senna: The Biography of Ayrton Senna by Tom Rubython.

Still can't decide if he was a genius or a nutjob...
Great book that.

My belief is that like all great people, he trod the fine line.

Smiler.

11,187 posts

190 months

Wednesday 7th October 2009
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Emmapuma said:
Im currently reading a book on Jack the Ripper...
Which one?

Shaw Tarse

30,166 posts

163 months

Wednesday 7th October 2009
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Just finished Armed Action by James Newton, well worth the £2 it cost in Tesco

SGirl

7,831 posts

221 months

Wednesday 7th October 2009
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Smiler. said:
SGirl said:
....a book about a bloke who was a POW in WWII and managed to escape......and a book all about DIY!
Planning your own tunnel hehe
ideahehe

SGirl

7,831 posts

221 months

Wednesday 7th October 2009
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ErnestM said:
Good luck with the DIY!

ErnestM
Thanks! But I wasn't really planning on doing any if I can help it. I just want to know how to do it just in case any has to be done. wink

SGirl

7,831 posts

221 months

Wednesday 7th October 2009
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T40ORA said:
SGirl said:
I'm currently working on the new Pratchett, a book about a bloke who was a POW in WWII and managed to escape (can't remember what it's called offhand)
Which Pratchett is this? I might be out of my depth here and this might be something very intellectual, but I'm thinking Terry Pratchett and I thought his last book was/is about the Discworld again.

BTW I'm reading "How to Think Like an Entrepreneur" by Robbie Steinhouse and "Tyrant" by Valerio Massimo Manfredi. But only cos I haven't got the latest Terry Pratchett yet!
It's called Unseen Academicals and it came out last week... smile

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Unseen-Academicals-Terry-P...


TooLateForAName

4,185 posts

144 months

Wednesday 7th October 2009
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dmitsi said:
TooLateForAName said:
I've just abandoned Quicksilver. They guy is certainly a good writer (in the sense that the words are well put together) but I just found it all going nowhere. I felt that it promised far more than it delivered.
Well I'm only a 1/4 through, but find it hard to abandon a book (what if something happens at the end?). I hope it gets somewhere eventually. If nothing else it's teaching me dates of things I wasn't sure of before.
Fair enough. Do let me know if it turns out that I've missed anything. I have a feeling that I've read something else of his, snow crash or something, which I also thought was well written but the plot seemed to get a bit lost.

lightningghost

4,943 posts

209 months

Wednesday 7th October 2009
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I became very aware of how few of the classics I had read, so I started reading Pride and Prejudice. I'm really enjoying it (didn't expect to!) so I expect I'll read some more Jane Austen stuff and have a go at Vanity Fair and the like.

jp1982

272 posts

159 months

Wednesday 7th October 2009
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"Sink the Belgrano" by Mike Rossiter.

Jonny671

29,019 posts

149 months

Wednesday 7th October 2009
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Just finished reading 'P.S. I Love You'..

Girly I know, but hey! I don't usually read books but this one kept me reading biggrin

T40ORA

5,166 posts

179 months

Wednesday 7th October 2009
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SGirl said:
T40ORA said:
SGirl said:
I'm currently working on the new Pratchett, a book about a bloke who was a POW in WWII and managed to escape (can't remember what it's called offhand)
Which Pratchett is this? I might be out of my depth here and this might be something very intellectual, but I'm thinking Terry Pratchett and I thought his last book was/is about the Discworld again.

BTW I'm reading "How to Think Like an Entrepreneur" by Robbie Steinhouse and "Tyrant" by Valerio Massimo Manfredi. But only cos I haven't got the latest Terry Pratchett yet!
It's called Unseen Academicals and it came out last week... smile

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Unseen-Academicals-Terry-P...
Ah. I know the book, looked up the precis on pratchett books but it didn't mention a POW just the unseen University lot playing football. Thought for a moment I'd missed one.

Asterix

24,438 posts

188 months

Wednesday 7th October 2009
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D-Day, Anthony Beevor

DrTre

12,955 posts

192 months

Wednesday 7th October 2009
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Asterix said:
D-Day, Anthony Beevor
What's it about?

Nightmare

5,004 posts

244 months

Wednesday 7th October 2009
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DrTre said:
Asterix said:
D-Day, Anthony Beevor
What's it about?
hehe reminds me i need to award you a prize from my competition.....

Just finished the Night Angel trilogy by Brent Weeks......good fun....prob not great, tho not sure why....seeing as i only started em Saturday I guess they were very readable tho

Also been hacking through the Rabbit Omnibus by John Updike. Not really entertained i have to say.

remedy

816 posts

151 months

Wednesday 7th October 2009
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I'm in a 'Vietnam' learning mode at the moment and have ploughed through:

13 Cent Snipers - Very very good
Chickenhawk - Brilliant

Currently devouring 'Vietnam - The definitive oral history'- different to the other two as it's written from all sides (not just both either) so gives an incredible and profound perspective of the war

Up next is Marine Sniper, 93 confirmed kills