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      RedWilly
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      The best book you have read recently
      Jun 29, 2007 09:20:48 pm
      Ok so we got the best film, so i thought i would add a topic for the best book, might get some stick for this thread though!
      The Graft by Martina Cole is an excellent read, and i just read the Da Vinci Code i didnt really understand it but is a very good book two, read them both!
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      Re: The Best Book You have read recently
      Reply #1: Jun 29, 2007 09:55:01 pm
      Birdsong by Sebaustian Foulkes is a must read for all those who havent read it yet, and by far the best book I have read for a long time
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      Reply #2: Jun 29, 2007 10:38:28 pm
      I love Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Silmarillion etc. Brilliant read! Love my fantasy stuff me!  ;)
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      Reply #3: Jun 30, 2007 01:06:13 am
      Birdsong by Sebaustian Foulkes is a must read for all those who havent read it yet, and by far the best book I have read for a long time

      What's it about? Romance, thriiller, crime?

      I have just complete Billie Piper's autobiog. Conclusion. She's allright - a bit poor on the personal hygiene but I still would.
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      Reply #4: Jun 30, 2007 10:42:44 am
      I love Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Silmarillion etc. Brilliant read! Love my fantasy stuff me!  ;)

      Aye me too love Tolkien! I just read The Hobbit and The Silmarillion in the past few months. IMO The Silmarillion is better than LOTR and The Hobbit. It was a great read. The Da Vinci Code was good too but I prefered Angels and Demons. Another great Dan Brown book is Deception Point. Riveting stuff that!!

      Currently reading The Marching Season by Daniel Silva. My hometown is featured quite a lot in it!!
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      Re: The Best Book You have read recently
      Reply #5: Jun 30, 2007 10:45:02 am
      Note for koolkidda

      I don't want to put you off by saying its a love story, but the relationship between the two main characters in the book, is the vein that pulls everything together. Its primarily about the first world war, and the soldiers that gave their lives in the first Great War. I know I'm not doing this literary masterpiece any real justice, with my short critique........But please don't be put off, I really couldn't put it down once I had started it.

      In fact I would even go as far to say it is the best book I have ever read, past or present.
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      Re: The Best Book You have read recently
      Reply #6: Jun 30, 2007 11:13:42 am
      A portrait of Rafael Benitez' Liverpool by Guillem Ballague
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      Reply #7: Jun 30, 2007 12:00:21 pm
      "My 50 Golden Reds" by Bob Paisley
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      Reply #8: Jun 30, 2007 12:36:41 pm
      lord of the rings...
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      Reply #9: Jun 30, 2007 02:38:50 pm
      Porno - follow up to Trainspotting and funny as f**k - pretty much anything by Irvine Welsh

      Also footy wise - Boys from the Mersey, Extra Time and Far Foreign Land - all good reads

      Anyone read Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them - by Al Franken (funny read slagging off the republican side of american politics and Fox News)
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      Reply #10: Jun 30, 2007 08:42:07 pm
      I haven't finished The da Vinci Code yet, Stevie G's autobiography is almost done, I love it ;D
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      Reply #11: Jul 01, 2007 07:03:48 pm
      If your looking for a really funny book, with a football theme I can highly recommend The Van by Roddy Doyle,(the guy who wrote The Commitments). Its about two southern Irish fellas who buy an old butty van, and endeavor to do it up prior to the 1990 World Cup. Whereupon they envisage they will make a killing selling food to masses that are watching the Republic Of Ireland, reach the quarter finals of the world cup. If it doesn't have you pissing your pants with laughter, I will eat the proverbial hat
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      Re: The Best Book You have read recently
      Reply #12: Aug 28, 2007 05:06:49 pm
      Catch 22 is one of my favourite books, along with Crime and Punishment. Catch 22 is satirical. I loved the black humour in it. :laugh:

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      "They're trying to kill me," Yossarian told him calmly.
      "No one's trying to kill you," Clevinger cried.
      "Then why are they shooting at me?" Yossarian asked.
      "They're shooting at everyone," Clevinger answered. "They're trying to kill everyone."
      "And what difference does that make?"

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      "Corporal Whitcomb brought me this basic form letter that takes care of just about every situation. Listen: 'Dear Mrs., Mr., Miss, or Mr. and Mrs.: Words cannot express the deep personal grief I experienced when your husband, father, or brother was killed, wounded or reported missing in action.'"
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      Reply #13: Aug 28, 2007 05:29:55 pm
      I haven't finished The da Vinci Code yet, Stevie G's autobiography is almost done, I love it ;D

      Just finished Stevie's autobiography this morning! Bit boring through parts but I loved the bits about the Champions League winning season and the '06 Cup Final!
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      Re: The Best Book You have read recently
      Reply #14: Aug 28, 2007 05:50:44 pm
      American Psycho - Brett Easton Ellis

      The title says it all. Forget the movie and read the book. The greatest comtemporary book of our time.
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      Reply #15: Aug 29, 2007 11:05:32 am
      A tale etched in blood and hard black pancil by Chris Brookmyre.  I've about 10 of his books and they're brilliant and completely hilarious.  He's from Paisley so the humour is very Glaswegian/West coast of Scotland.  He always takes the piss out the old firm and the sectarian divides and this all incorparated into excellantlly crafted crime and political thrillers with characters you can relate to.  If you like Irvine Welsh (Huyton Red) then you'll probably like Brookmyre.
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      Re: The Best Book You have read recently
      Reply #16: Aug 29, 2007 11:09:58 am
      Porno - follow up to Trainspotting and funny as fu*k - pretty much anything by Irvine Welsh

      Brilliant book, I really hope they make it into a film at some point.
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      Re: The Best Book You have read recently
      Reply #17: Aug 29, 2007 12:06:26 pm
      Just read 'Football my Arse' by Ricky Tomlinson, its just full of funny football stories and quite a few jokes, made me laugh!
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      Reply #18: Aug 29, 2007 12:18:38 pm
      I missed this post originally & made a post on my blog about book reading with regards to one for my holiday, I've had some comments back that you may find interesting: http://sweetflag.wordpress.com/2007/08/28/does-the-internet-have-a-strangle-hold-on-my-reading/

      I've read through the previous recommendations, some I have read some I haven't but nothing grabs me  :(
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      Reply #19: Aug 29, 2007 04:14:44 pm
      Have just finishe the book called "Yeager" by Leo Janis.
      its about the remarkable life of "Chuck" Yeager, the first man to break the sound barrier.
      a very humble, down to earth guy, thats always in the right place at the right time...
      from his combat fighter exploits in WW2 (the first man to shoot down a jet, also an ACE in 1 day)
      to his test flight stories (the bit where he loses control and plummits 47 thousand feet in 52 seconds is remarkable)
      to breaking the sound barrier....and beyond
      check him out on his website first...

      http://www.engineerscouncil.org/Yeager/home.htm
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      Reply #20: Aug 30, 2007 10:15:20 am
      I'm never usually this much of a geek!
      I've become addicted to autobiographies.. Stevie G's was brilliant, Michael Owen's also good.. I started Fowler's on the weekend when I was down my carafan and have also read Chantelle (of Celeb BB)'s and have almost finished Jodie Marsh's. I wanna read Jordan's but don't know if I'll have time before I get back to uni.. all I read in uni is science books hehe.
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      Reply #21: Aug 30, 2007 12:47:01 pm
      I'm never usually this much of a geek!
      I've become addicted to autobiographies.. Stevie G's was brilliant, Michael Owen's also good.. I started Fowler's on the weekend when I was down my carafan and have also read Chantelle (of Celeb BB)'s and have almost finished Jodie Marsh's. I wanna read Jordan's but don't know if I'll have time before I get back to uni.. all I read in uni is science books hehe.

      Fowler's is a good read! Read that on holiday last year!

      Haven't read much else of late though! I got a load of Jeremy Clarkson books which are brilliant (in my opinion, although everyone else hates him! ???)
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      Reply #22: Aug 30, 2007 01:34:31 pm
      Brilliant book, I really hope they make it into a film at some point.

      Apparantly they are, but they're waiting for the actors in the original Trainspotting to age. Apparantly!
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      A real must for your stocking this Chrimbo. Guaranteed to make you laugh and cry in equal measures  :lmao:
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      There is one for sale on E bay. But..................... ..

      there are 500 reds watching it........... good luck up to £7.50 now
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      Reply #25: Oct 12, 2007 09:31:12 am
      I've started reading books online. I downloaded Arthur Conan Doyle's complete Sherlock Holmes mysteries and they are as I expected. They also indicate how good the Jeremy Brett TV series was at putting them on screen.

      You may find the Project Gutenberg of interest in this regard.

      My favourite book is without question, Dune. Since Frank Herbert's death, the stories have been taken-up by his son Kevin and Sci-Fi author Kevin J Anderson. They have written prequels about the Major Houses in the universe (Atreides, Harkonnen and the Emperor's House Corrino), as well as the major conflict that arose in the past (the Butlerian Jihad) that explains how the empire came to be as well as the feud between the Harkonnens and the Atreides.

      I have the first three about the Houses in .pdf, if anyone is interested.

      As well as catching up with these, last year saw Hunters of Dune, which sets up the final book, Sandworms of Dune, which came out last month. That is the next book...

      I've also recently enjoyed another Frank Herbert novel written before Dune. The Dragon in the Sea, also known as Under Pressure. It's about a post-nuclear war submarine mission. It's a really good thriller, partially because it is psychological.
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      Reply #26: Oct 12, 2007 09:33:43 am
      I have just bought Paul Tompkins new book  'Above us only sky'

      Which I shall start reading today, I think it will be good
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      Reply #27: Oct 12, 2007 04:06:42 pm
       My favorite book is "The planet of people" by Sent-Exupery.
       But I have been reading recently "How to get what you want and to want what you have"
       I don't remember the author I am sorry...
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      Reply #28: Oct 12, 2007 04:17:30 pm
      Messiah - here we go gathering cups in may is an excellent read - the first three chapters Rome, Wembley and Paris are boss - reading what older fans got up to just to get tickets for the game, and also some of the mad things Liverpool fans do on euro trips.
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      Re: The Best Book You have read recently
      Reply #29: Oct 12, 2007 05:20:27 pm
      If your looking for a really funny book, with a football theme I can highly recommend The Van by Roddy Doyle,(the guy who wrote The Commitments). Its about two southern Irish fellas who buy an old butty van, and endeavor to do it up prior to the 1990 World Cup. Whereupon they envisage they will make a killing selling food to masses that are watching the Republic Of Ireland, reach the quarter finals of the world cup. If it doesn't have you pissing your pants with laughter, I will eat the proverbial hat

      There is the complete set of this called The Barrytown Trilogy.......so funny

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