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Re: The Best Book You have read recently
Reply #120 : October 28, 2009, 05:57:11 PM »
Finally bought "44 years with the same bird" by Brian Reade. Haven't finished it yet and left it in college over the mid term!::) Great read anyway!


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Re: The Best Book You have read recently
Reply #121 : October 29, 2009, 05:39:17 PM »
The Game - Neil Strauss

This is probably the best book I've ever read and one that I genuinely had trouble putting down.
Neil Strauss is an auther, ghost writer and journalist for the New York Times who has written biographies for the likes of Marilyn Manson, Anthony Keidis (Red Hot Chili Peppers) and Mötley Crue. He was once approached by someone asking him to investigate a 'clan' of pick-up artists and write a report on them. He repeatedly ignored the request until he eventually decided he had nothing better to do.
On meeting these 'artists', he was soon fascinated with the idea that you could learn routines that would enable you to pick up women from all different classes, from all over the world. In time, Neil himself became regarded as one of, if not THE best Pick-up Artists around and went by the name of 'Style'.
In the book, Strauss details this journey, the people he meets, the tricks he learns, his own transformation and the pit-falls of this new lifestyle. Along the way he meets Tom Cruise, Courtney Love, Paris Hilton and Britney Spears amongst others and you get a great insight into what they are really like.
The book can be seen as an autobiography, a journalistic report, a training guide or a story but either way, it is an incredible piece of writing and at times, extremely funny.
Don't be put off by the subject matter, it may seem a little seedy but you'll be fascinated, whether you're male or female. Some of you may even be tempted to try the techniques described! There is also a twist at the end that I didn't see coming.

I would urge anyone with the slightest interest in books buy this, you'll get it to your door for around a fiver.  ;)
 

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Re: The Best Book You have read recently
Reply #122 : November 01, 2009, 03:22:52 PM »
The Burnt House - Faye Kellerman
Bones To Ashes - Kathy Reichs
Israel  a History - Martin Gilbert
The Chocolate Lover's Diet - Carole Matthews
Severed - Simon Kernick
Bomber Boys - Patrick Bishops
Soldier the Autobiography - General Sir Mike Jackson
Cobra 405 - Damien Lewis
Nothing To Fear - Karen Rose
Age Of Innocence - Edith Wharton
Daddy's Little Earner - Maria Landon
Sniper One - Sgt Dan Mills
Heath Ledger - John McShane
Undead & Unworthy - Mary Janice Davidson
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Re: The Best Book You have read recently
Reply #123 : November 21, 2009, 09:08:08 PM »
Blind mans bluff about American subs after the second world war very good

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Re: The Best Book You have read recently
Reply #124 : November 22, 2009, 02:42:26 PM »
Torres El Nino.Great read.Took me two days start to finish(its that good).

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Re: The Best Book You have read recently
Reply #125 : November 22, 2009, 02:44:18 PM »
Torres El Nino.Great read.Took me two days start to finish(its that good).

Now I know what I want in my stocking this Christmas.  ;)

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Re: The Best Book You have read recently
Reply #126 : November 23, 2009, 08:23:39 PM »
Recommend the ragged trousered philanthropist great book and the author is from Liverpool

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Re: The Best Book You have read recently
Reply #127 : November 23, 2009, 08:45:02 PM »
Read Black Hawk Down by Mark Bowden whilst on holiday. Also read Trace by Patricia Cornwell. Excellent forensic thriller.

Currently reading Dan Brown's new one, The Lost Symbol. About 15 chapters in, getting good now.

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Re: The Best Book You have read recently
Reply #128 : November 23, 2009, 10:20:49 PM »
Read Black Hawk Down by Mark Bowden whilst on holiday.

Haven't read that one, but his other book about Pablo Escobar is boss.

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Re: The Best Book You have read recently
Reply #129 : November 23, 2009, 11:36:12 PM »
Haven't read that one, but his other book about Pablo Escobar is boss.

I'll have to look into that.

It's a boss read. Even better once you've read the last chapter or two explaining how he pieced it together. I knew it was a true story but f*ck me he went in depth. Got copies of the communications between teams and choppers.

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Re: The Best Book You have read recently
Reply #130 : November 24, 2009, 05:56:18 PM »
I'll have to look into that.

It's a boss read. Even better once you've read the last chapter or two explaining how he pieced it together. I knew it was a true story but f*ck me he went in depth. Got copies of the communications between teams and choppers.

Just had a look on Wiki cos I couldn't remember the title - Killing Pablo, which is being turned into a movie in 2011.

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Re: The Best Book You have read recently
Reply #131 : November 24, 2009, 10:38:14 PM »
Just read ABDUCTED written by the two girls that were taken in 1999.Charlene Lunnen & Lisa Hoodless.Gripping but NOT for the faint hearted.Thought I'd send 25 copies to the fellow inmates of Alan Hopkinson.Anyone know what prison he's in?

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Re: The Best Book You have read recently
Reply #132 : November 27, 2009, 07:48:25 PM »
Skin Privilege - Karin Slaughter 
Broken -Shy Keenan
Wednesday At Four - Debbie Macomber
Six Days (How the '67 war shaped the middle east) - Jeremy Bowen
Mister Teacher - Jack Sheffield (read in one sitting last Sunday funny from start to finish)
The Final Reckoning - Sam Bourne  (better than anything that Dan Brown can write)
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Re: The Best Book You have read recently
Reply #133 : November 29, 2009, 08:56:07 PM »
Blind mans bluff about the American submarines since the sixtees, bad people the Americans

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Re: The Best Book You have read recently
Reply #134 : November 29, 2009, 08:57:54 PM »
Want to re-read the Hobbit and all three LOTRs before the first Hobbit film comes out in 2011. Love the books. Probably my favourites.

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Re: The Best Book You have read recently
Reply #135 : November 29, 2009, 09:00:40 PM »
Biff and Chip  :f_tongueincheek:
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Re: The Best Book You have read recently
Reply #136 : November 29, 2009, 09:12:01 PM »

 :lmao:

That brings back memories from Primary school.  Floppy the dog was so cool. ;)

I'm re-reading 'A Song of Ice and Fire' series again by George RR Martin.  A Storm of Swords in that series is the best book I have ever read.

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Re: The Best Book You have read recently
Reply #137 : November 30, 2009, 02:58:58 AM »
I'm re-reading 'Feet Of Clay' by Terry Pratchett.

Classic.
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Re: The Best Book You have read recently
Reply #138 : November 30, 2009, 08:36:40 AM »
Want to re-read the Hobbit and all three LOTRs before the first Hobbit film comes out in 2011. Love the books. Probably my favourites.

^^^ Long story, short - Frodo does it!  ;D

I'm reading "I Am Ozzy" at the mo' - not exactly War And Peace but interesting none the less.

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Re: The Best Book You have read recently
Reply #139 : December 12, 2009, 02:20:39 PM »
The Enemy also Bad luck & trouble - lee Child both of which were excellent
I might be mad but I'm not certifiable......YET!!

I'm old enough to know better & young enough not to give a sh*t!!

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Re: The Best Book You have read recently
Reply #140 : December 19, 2009, 12:29:52 PM »
Count To Ten - Karen Rose
I might be mad but I'm not certifiable......YET!!

I'm old enough to know better & young enough not to give a sh*t!!

There are good-looking cars & then there are Aston Martins.

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Re: The Best Book You have read recently
Reply #141 : December 19, 2009, 09:55:16 PM »


Fascinating stuff. Especially the part about the IFF.

http://www.iff.com/internet.nsf/HomePage!OpenForm

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Re: The Best Book You have read recently
Reply #142 : December 22, 2009, 05:01:43 PM »
Klepto - Nicky Allt, superb story about life in Liverpool in the 80's

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Re: The Best Book You have read recently
Reply #143 : December 22, 2009, 05:14:22 PM »
I've only read Economics stuff recently (mainly Brazilian economy, so I don't think it would of any interest to anyone here), but I've got a few Nick Hornby books on my wish-list to Christmas cause Fever Pitch is probably my favourite book of all time. Shame he's an Arsenal fan, not Liverpool, but still, it shows exactly how I feel about the game.

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Re: The Best Book You have read recently
Reply #144 : December 26, 2009, 01:25:08 AM »
" The German Generals Speak" by B.H. Lidell Hart.   

Fantastic book for anyone Interested in WW2.  Gives a good Insight into the German Army's decisions, what the Generals "really" thought about Hitler,Himmler,Bormann and the Nazi brass.

Amazing how close we actually came to losing the war. It was a combination of 3-4 "orders" which lost the war for the Germans. Fascinating read.

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Re: The Best Book You have read recently
Reply #145 : December 26, 2009, 07:24:44 AM »
^^^ Sounds like a great read YANK, will try to get around to it sometime.

Reading 'I, Mick Gatto', autobiography about an underworld figure in Melbourne, with big connections in the gangland wars there in the last 15 years. Already enthralled, reading the words from his mouth is quite chilling. This is a man who shot and killed, in self defense, probably the most dangerous hitman ever in Australia. Great read so far.

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Re: The Best Book You have read recently
Reply #146 : December 26, 2009, 01:07:32 PM »
Got Frankie Boyle - My Sh*t Life So Far.

Only flicked through it so far but was already laughing, I know it's going to be brilliant already.

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Re: The Best Book You have read recently
Reply #147 : December 26, 2009, 10:22:01 PM »
Got Torres autobiography for Xmas, it's a bit short, and not based in chronological order. It's a good read, but I think if your not a Liverpool fan you wouldn't really be that interested in it.

Still I'm half-way through after only a day, so it's doing something right!!

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Re: The Best Book You have read recently
Reply #148 : January 06, 2010, 04:07:10 PM »
Got Frankie Boyle - My Sh*t Life So Far.

Only flicked through it so far but was already laughing, I know it's going to be brilliant already.

Finished it the other night.

Brilliant.

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Re: The Best Book You have read recently
Reply #149 : January 06, 2010, 09:52:34 PM »
The Covernant James Mitchner.... Basicaly the story of South Africa over a thousand years very good over 1100 pages wiath small print very good