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      Brooklyn Red
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      Re: The Best Book You have read recently
      Reply #150 : Jan 06, 2010 10:49:45 pm »
      Anyone have an opinion of "We Had Dreams and Songs To Sing" by Keith Salmon? Came in the mail today and I'm gonna start reading it tomorrow.
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      Reply #151 : Feb 07, 2010 02:19:15 pm »
      One Last Kill - Barry Eisher  excellent even though my mate didn't enjoy it.
      Heart Of Texas Vols 1,2 &3 - Debbie Macomber . charming heartwarming & easy to read
      Spilling The Beans - Clarissa Wright Dickson,( her of two fat ladies fame) fansinating & funny at times
      Spitfire Women Of WW2 - Giles Whittell, It's amazing that these women flew all these planes from one place to the other during the war with out radio, nav equipment or  ammo!! & the jerry would fire on them as well as the men!
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      Re: The Best Book You have read recently
      Reply #152 : Feb 22, 2010 02:17:04 pm »
      At the moment I'm reading Steppenwolf, by Herman Hesse. Not finished yet but love it already.


      Also I just ordered on amazon.co.uk 2 football books:

      - Kenny Dalglish autobiography
      - Brian Clough autobiography

      Anyone ever read these?
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      Re: The Best Book You have read recently
      Reply #153 : Feb 22, 2010 02:23:33 pm »
      - Brian Clough autobiography

      Anyone ever read these?

      I'd avoid if possible, made some very nasty comments towards Liverpool fans regarding Hillsborough.
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      Reply #154 : Feb 22, 2010 02:25:27 pm »
      I'd avoid if possible, made some very nasty comments towards Liverpool fans regarding Hillsborough.

      Really? :S

      Didnt know that. Just have an interest on his biography.

      I never bought on amazon before so I don't know how it works, now I want to cancell the order but I dunno if I can... maybe get Hansen's autobiography instead.
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      Re: The Best Book You have read recently
      Reply #155 : Feb 22, 2010 04:38:27 pm »
      At the moment I'm reading Steppenwolf, by Herman Hesse. Not finished yet but love it already.
      One of my all-time favorites.


      I want to cancell the order but I dunno if I can... maybe get Hansen's autobiography instead.
      Good luck, but I don't think they'll let you cancel.
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      Reply #156 : Feb 22, 2010 08:30:44 pm »
      First Light by Geoff Wellum, about one of the members of 'The Few' who fought in the Battle of Britain aged just 18.

      Also Joint Force Harrier...about the Harrier Force in Afghanistan, particularly the 1st detatchment of Naval Strike Wing.
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      Reply #157 : Feb 23, 2010 12:56:32 am »
      Good luck, but I don't think they'll let you cancel.

      Yeah I couldn't find how to do it, also just seen my other order (Dalglish's biography) has already been shipped.
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      Reply #158 : Feb 23, 2010 05:02:30 pm »
      In terms of Liverpool and football - 44 Years With The Same Bird is a fantastic read. But may I also recommend Capello: Portrait of a Winner - an excellent biography by Gabriel Marcotti portraying Capello's playing days and his management career (although these days he should stay away from football phone in 606). Shamlessly I have not read a novel in years - I really have to again and I'll probably buy one this weekend!
      I'd avoid if possible, made some very nasty comments towards Liverpool fans regarding Hillsborough.

      Problem with Clough was that he became a parody of himself in his later years. No offence but he was rather pathetic in the end getting the club he is hailed at, Nottingham Foret relegated and all. Sad decline of a man who was still stuck in the 1970s.
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      Reply #159 : Feb 23, 2010 05:04:49 pm »
      Problem with Clough was that he became a parody of himself in his later years. No offence but he was rather pathetic in the end getting the club he is hailed at, Nottingham Foret relegated and all. Sad decline of a man who was still stuck in the 1970s.

      Know exactly what you mean, alcoholism, being found in a ditch pissed!

      I remember some of the stuff from his book being published in the Sunday Mirror and the pain it caused some of our fans who lost loved ones at Hillsborough, pretty much had a distaste for the man after that.
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      Reply #161 : Feb 23, 2010 10:41:39 pm »
      Rush is a belter of an autobiography ;D

      Actually met the guy when he was signing copies in Zavvi when it opened in Liverpool 1 in 2008

      another good read is The Circuit by Bob Shephard, about an ex-forces guy who goes on the private security circuit and works in Israel & the Gaza strip & so on.
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      Reply #162 : Mar 12, 2010 12:28:05 am »
      Clough autobiography arrived yesterday, I've read around 50 pages so far and it's quite good so far, he's a funny man and I always had interest on his life, and career in general. I had a look in the part where he talks about Hillsborough too but decided not to read yet... not really looking forward to it though, I was very disappointed when Huyton Red told me that :/

      Dalglish's book still to come, thats the one I want to read the most!
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      Re: The Best Book You have read recently
      Reply #163 : Mar 12, 2010 02:56:24 pm »
      Uptown Girl - Olivia Goldsmith, While it's not a bad read it's not as good as some of her other books

      Boy In The Striped Pyjamas - John Boyne, good book written from the view point of a 9 year boy, the ending is sad..
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      Re: The Best Book You have read recently
      Reply #164 : Mar 12, 2010 11:17:24 pm »
      'Manchild in the Promised Land' - Claude Brown.

      Shockingly true account of Claudes own life growing up in Harlem in the late 40s and 50s. This kid was commiting robberies, drinking, smoking weed, f**king girls - all before he even hit high school age. Truly great read if you wanna hear an honest account of growing up in an area like Harlem.

      The fact he got out of it is pretty great as well.
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      Re: The Best Book You have read recently
      Reply #165 : Mar 17, 2010 07:58:51 pm »
      Cell - Stephen King


      amazing ;D
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      Re: The Best Book You have read recently
      Reply #166 : Mar 18, 2010 06:01:03 am »

      Yeah?? Been looking at getting that, may just do that now ;D
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      Re: The Best Book You have read recently
      Reply #167 : Mar 18, 2010 06:34:19 am »
      'Manchild in the Promised Land' - Claude Brown.

      Shockingly true account of Claudes own life growing up in Harlem in the late 40s and 50s. This kid was commiting robberies, drinking, smoking weed, f**king girls - all before he even hit high school age. Truly great read if you wanna hear an honest account of growing up in an area like Harlem.

      The fact he got out of it is pretty great as well.

      Never heard of it before, but sounds very interesting.
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      Reply #168 : Mar 18, 2010 06:38:55 am »
      Very much worth a read, it was just one of the choices for my class but i liked it so much im gonna keep it and read it again in the future. Just so shockingly eye-opening of a kid from a real young age growing up in Harlem.
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      Reply #169 : Mar 25, 2010 07:03:06 pm »
      The forgotten - Faye Kellerman good but not as good as the other I've read of hers
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      Reply #170 : Mar 26, 2010 12:15:20 am »
      Very much worth a read, it was just one of the choices for my class but I liked it so much im gonna keep it and read it again in the future. Just so shockingly eye-opening of a kid from a real young age growing up in Harlem.

      You get Cell yet lad? ;D
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      Reply #171 : Mar 26, 2010 10:20:07 am »
      In terms of Liverpool and football - 44 Years With The Same Bird is a fantastic read.

      Just finished reading that myself, absolutley brilliant! Just moved onto Here We Go Gathering Cups In May, not even half way through Rome 77 and have spent nights pissing my sides laughing ;D ;D
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      Re: The Best Book You have read recently
      Reply #172 : Apr 05, 2010 02:40:49 am »
      Any recomendations on books about Bill Shankly? I'm looking for one but I dont know which one to buy, there are quite a few.
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      Reply #173 : Apr 05, 2010 02:44:27 am »
      Any recomendations on books about Bill Shankly? I'm looking for one but I dont know which one to buy, there are quite a few.

      The one by the man himself would be a good bet I think? Meant to get it myself.
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      Re: The Best Book You have read recently
      Reply #174 : Apr 05, 2010 02:53:41 am »
      Quite bad this but i have not read a book properly since i was 10.
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      Reply #175 : Apr 05, 2010 03:01:15 am »
      The one by the man himself would be a good bet I think? Meant to get it myself.

      He never wrote an autobiography though, but there's one biography which is the only one he authorised while still alive. Maybe that's the one you're talking about, I'm thinking of buying it but there are so many others that I'm still not sure
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      Reply #176 : Apr 05, 2010 03:03:48 am »
      He never wrote an autobiography though, but there's one biography which is the only one he authorised while still alive. Maybe that's the one you're talking about, I'm thinking of buying it but there are so many others that I'm still not sure

      Yeah that's the one, the reviews I read made it sound like it was written by him! Bas**rds :D

      Yeah, book shopping is hard - I spend more time deciding what to buy than actually reading!
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      Reply #177 : Apr 05, 2010 11:27:50 pm »
      Yeah, book shopping is hard - I spend more time deciding what to buy than actually reading!

      So true :D

      I've already finished reading Brian Clough autobiography while Dalglish's is still to arrive in my house, and I'm going to buy 2 or 3 new ones on amazon soon, as I'll probably only see them in a month or more :P

      I'm definately getting Sir Stanley Matthews autobiography, as I adore the man. I'm thinking of Sir Tom Finney's too, and I'd also like to have one about Shankly or Paisley, but I'm still undecided.
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      Reply #178 : Apr 09, 2010 02:24:45 pm »
      Yeah that's the one, the reviews I read made it sound like it was written by him! Bas**rds :D

      You're right. They did make it seem as if he wrote it. Can't wait for the summer so I can get back to recreational reading. That one is on the summer reading list.
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      Re: The Best Book You have read recently
      Reply #179 : Apr 10, 2010 04:21:59 am »
      Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse, just a few pages but I'm loving it.

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