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21 hours ago, Bedfordshire Bronco said:

He's a travel writer who gets seduced by a CIA agent and recruited....pretty good thriller

I do love a story of everyday folk.

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6 minutes ago, Bedfordshire Bronco said:

I had Elle MacPherson as the CIA agent seducer in my head

And who did you have as the seduced one?  And did you have a good time?

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On 3/19/2019 at 6:58 PM, Bedfordshire Bronco said:

Rebus is my ultimate

I've still to read the latest two but, as a series, I think it's pretty close to unbeatable.

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Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life. (Terry Pratchett)

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I have just finished 'The Good Soldier' by Ford Madox Ford. Needing something less depressing, I have just started David Hepworth's latest, 'A Fabulous Creation'.

"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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4 hours ago, Bleep1673 said:

Guardians of the Galaxy Graphic novel just happened to appear in my hand when I went to the Library, It's a good "Loo Book".

Next to my loo I've got a copy of 'it's been grand, now it's final' by Eddie hemmings and Mike Stephenson. It's good cos I haven't had to buy bog paper for a little while now. 

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On 2/23/2019 at 5:38 AM, HKR AWAY DAYS said:

The Wasp Factory. 

It isn't really doing it for me but I never give up so I'll see it through. 

Now that is one book that you have to read right to the end before judging ?

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Got a few lined up for a two week Baltic cruise - a bit of an eclectic mix:

 

The Girl On The Train (Paula Hawkins)*

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine (Gail Honeyman)

War and Peace (Leo Tolstoy)

Straight Outta Crawley (Romesh Ranganathan)

The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes (Arthur Conan Doyle)

Treasure Island (Robert Louis Stevenson)

Sashenka (Sebastian Sebag Montefiore)*

*Audiobook

 

There’s no chance I’ll get through them all, but I like a choice just in case for whatever reason something isn’t up my street.

 

 

 

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To christen my new Kindle, I have downloaded and am chuckling my way through Richard E.Grant's outrageous movie diary 'With Nails'.

"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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55 minutes ago, The Hallucinating Goose said:

Gonna be starting 'The Battle for Spain: The Spanish Civil War' by Antony Beever in the next couple of days. While a bit of a history buff it is one area I know virtually nothing about so thought I'd learn something about it! Looking forward to it! 

Read and enjoyed that one.

It inspired me to have a go at Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell.

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On 11/05/2019 at 14:13, Futtocks said:

To christen my new Kindle, I have downloaded and am chuckling my way through Richard E.Grant's outrageous movie diary 'With Nails'.

Carrying on the movie theme, Bruce Campbell's latest volume Hail to the Chin.

"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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Dracula by Bram Stoker, pretty heavy going, I’m finding it hard work 

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40 minutes ago, Phil said:

Dracula by Bram Stoker, pretty heavy going, I’m finding it hard work 

A lot of classics are hard going for me. I love anything by Hardy. Reading anything much before that I do as a self improvement thing like going to the gym or giving to charity

Last one I did was Robinson Crusoe....it's woeful

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On 11/05/2019 at 08:20, Gerrumonside ref said:

Got a few lined up for a two week Baltic cruise - a bit of an eclectic mix:

 

The Girl On The Train (Paula Hawkins)*

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine (Gail Honeyman)

War and Peace (Leo Tolstoy)

Straight Outta Crawley (Romesh Ranganathan)

The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes (Arthur Conan Doyle)

Treasure Island (Robert Louis Stevenson)

Sashenka (Sebastian Sebag Montefiore)*

*Audiobook

 

There’s no chance I’ll get through them all, but I like a choice just in case for whatever reason something isn’t up my street.

 

 

 

War and Peace? Word of advice don't bother....or at least buy an accompaniment study guide. Tried it and gave up....too long for me to struggle on for

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Reading ' Force of Nature' by Jane Harper last few days. Good so far...about a corporate expedition weekend gone wrong in the Australian Bush outside of Melbourne.....an Inspector Falk book which are usually good ....if you like Rebus/Morse/Banks you'd like this. Half way through and it's a 4/5 so far

 One of the ladies in the group hasn't made it back from the Bush expedition and Falk and his assistant go out to find her....oooooooooh  .....mystery,........?

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On 13/05/2019 at 08:35, Bleep1673 said:

I am a big T Pratchett fan, and I downloaded the "Long Earth" series a while back onto my Kindle, but I never got round to reading them, but I started at the weekend.

Never read any of this sort of stuff (Disc world is it?).....as a newbie who normally likes thrillers/crime/comedy novels where do you recommend starting with Pratchet? 

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On 11/05/2019 at 14:13, Futtocks said:

To christen my new Kindle, I have downloaded and am chuckling my way through Richard E.Grant's outrageous movie diary 'With Nails'.

I assume it's about Withnail and I? ......what a film.....I mean WHAT a film!!!!!

"But officer I've only had a few ales"....

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