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Coffee 3:28 Fri Aug 28
What book are you reading now?
I've just finished Second Sleep, by Robert Harris.

I'm a big fan of Harris, he's a truly great writer. His prose is always a joy to read, but the ending to this one was, to put it mildly, crap.

He's got a new book coming out next month: V2, a novel set against the Germans' V2 rockets in WWII. Hopefully that will see him back to his best, both in writing and plot.

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WHU(Exeter) 3:59 Wed Sep 9
Re: What book are you reading now?
A cabinet of Byzantine Curiorities - Anthony Kaldellis

It's all Greek to me. Boom fucking tish

Interesting bits and pieces in it, but some drab sections too. Eye opener how level headed they were at dealing with plagues, earthquakes and famine they 1500 years ago.

4ever-blowin-bubbles 10:59 Tue Sep 8
Re: What book are you reading now?
im waiting for the mark noble biography
i bet that will be a great read

Mr Kenzo 10:19 Tue Sep 8
Re: What book are you reading now?
10 Rules for Success by Karren Brady

Top Iron 10:14 Tue Sep 8
Re: What book are you reading now?
That simple Reacher formula has been the basis for stories for hundreds of years, that's why those books are so successful.

FruityBoots. 4:46 Tue Sep 8
Re: What book are you reading now?
This.

joe royal 4:34 Tue Sep 8
Re: What book are you reading now?
Just finished the latest Jack Reacher book.

He arrives in a new town
Helps a stranger
The stranger has enemies
Kills a few enemies
Gets his leg over kills a few more enemies
Hitch hikes out of town.

Bit like the old Kung Fu TV show from way back when.

Ah Grasshopoer.

DukeofDevo 12:28 Tue Sep 8
Re: What book are you reading now?
Skinks been in a few I seem to remember! I think that’s Hiassens Alter ego! The anti developer warrior! Lots of good books under his belt, surprised more haven’t been transferred to the screen! Tv or cinema

Peckham 11:27 Mon Sep 7
Re: What book are you reading now?

DukeofDevo 10:34

Skink the nutter.

Peckham 11:24 Mon Sep 7
Re: What book are you reading now?
Loved the Florida capers of Carl Hiassen.
His books cracked me up. Easy reading.

DukeofDevo 10:34 Mon Sep 7
Re: What book are you reading now?
Getting through Star Island by Carl Hiassen . Well written comedy crime nonsense, he’s got a good eye and ear for satirising the absurdities of our world.

yngwies Cat 9:42 Mon Sep 7
Re: What book are you reading now?
Gone to Sea In a Bucket - David Black.

It's actually an audiobook so technically I should be on Deb's What are listening to thread.

Anyway a ripping yarn about being a Submariner in WW 11.

Very good.

philj904 8:42 Mon Sep 7
Re: What book are you reading now?
Malcolm Mclaren biography, very good

Peckham 8:29 Mon Sep 7
Re: What book are you reading now?
DukeofDevo 12:30 Sun Sep 6
Re: What book are you reading now?
Peckham 7:24 Sat Sep 5

Yes mate the Chinaman was adapted to a screen play years later. Never seen it. But mate the book is pukka.

Vexed 2:11 Mon Sep 7
Re: What book are you reading now?
Unlike you to be interested in kids and schools Willy son.

Willtell 10:26 Mon Sep 7
Re: What book are you reading now?
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas...

Studied it at school and thought I remembered the story but
he side stories and characters I'd forgotten are making it interesting like it wasn't as a kid in school...

Heath Hammer 11:24 Sun Sep 6
Re: What book are you reading now?
Do No Harm was very good. Amazing insight into the world of top surgery where you need to leave you work at home.

On way back from hols and read.

New jack reacher - crap
Flash Crash - about the S&P futures trader who crashed the mkt from his bedroom - no bad
Just started Steve Jobs autobiography....

martinbritt_63 1:33 Sun Sep 6
Re: What book are you reading now?
do no harm - henry marsh

not exactly a feelgood read, by one of the world's greatest neurosurgeons.

not for those of a delicate disposition - but impossible to put down.

Briano 12:45 Sun Sep 6
Re: What book are you reading now?
Unforgivable Blackness

The life of Jack Johnson

DukeofDevo 12:30 Sun Sep 6
Re: What book are you reading now?
Peckham 7:24 Sat Sep 5

The Chinaman synopsis sounds like a film I’ve seen with Jackie Chan; and Pierce Brosnan playing a dead ringer for Gerry Adams

Peckham 7:24 Sat Sep 5
Re: What book are you reading now?
Its like Lee Child and Reacher. Also Cohen. They do killer debuts, subliminal writing and characters, but can not keep them consistent for so many years.

I supposed compared to movies or series where one successful one sets you up for life. Authors have to keep chipping away and so much less money in books etc.

Stephen Leather * The Chinaman 1992, synopsis below. Always carried and recommended this back in the day, when I was in the Army. Excellent read and adventure.

The Chinaman understood death.

Jungle-skilled, silent and lethal, he had killed for the Viet Cong and then for the Americans. He had watched helpless when his two eldest daughters had been raped and killed by Thai pirates.
Now all that was behind him. Quiet, hard-working and unassuming, he was building up his South London take-away business.
Until the day his wife and youngest daughter were destroyed by an IRA bomb in a Knightsbridge department store.
Then, simply but persistently, he began to ask the authorities who were the men responsible, what was being done. And was turned away, fobbed off, treated as a nuisance.

Which was when the Chinaman, denied justice, decided on revenge. And went back to war.

Brilliant book.

MaryMillingtonsGhost 6:53 Sat Sep 5
Re: What book are you reading now?
Peckham 6:41

That's the one fella.
Brilliant author, fantastic series of novels.
The first couple of novels where Parker was seeking retribution were as good as it gets, imo.

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