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      RedWilly
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      Re: The best book you have read recently
      Reply #800: Oct 10, 2016 06:19:30 pm
      Really? I've never been a big fan of the group but neither do I dislike them but I'd be interested in reading that book.

      May give it a go after Agassi's.

      Would definitely recommend it mate, there is no sugar coating in it. Had had a f**king weird upbringing that guy did. 

      Only about halfway through at the moment they're just about to hit the big time. Will post an update once I've finished it.
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      Re: The best book you have read recently
      Reply #801: Oct 10, 2016 10:51:41 pm
      Agree on Anthony Keidis autobiography.

      One of the best I've read.
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      Reply #802: Jan 23, 2017 11:05:41 pm
      "A Monster Calls" is a beautiful book. The film is good as well, but as is often the case, I preferred the book. It's supposedly a book for teenagers or "young adults" but I'm not sure if I agree. I would have loved to have read it when I was 13, but I'm not sure every 13 year old is prepared to read this emotionally intense sort of stuff. For me it's very easy to relate to the story - a young boy whose mother has cancer - because my mum had cancer at around the same time in my life.

      This year I've also read "Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency" and it was hilarious. Douglas Adams is one of my favourite writers of all time.

      Now I'm currently reading "The Gunslinger", the first book of Stephen King's "Dark Tower" series. I'm halfway through the book and though I'm enjoying the style, I still don't understand much. Still a long way to go in the series (7 books in total if I'm not mistaken) so a lot to happen yet.
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      Reply #803: Feb 02, 2017 08:28:00 pm
      Finished scar tissue, best autobiography I've ever read.

      But gone downs different route for my next one and am reading Nelson Mandela's memoirs, Long walk to Freedom. Just got to when he's moved to Jo'burg and started to realise the injustices he had to face every day as a black man. Fascinating read so far and I'm sure the rest will be the same.
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      Re: The best book you have read recently
      Reply #804: Feb 03, 2017 11:36:46 am
      "A Monster Calls" is a beautiful book. The film is good as well, but as is often the case, I preferred the book. It's supposedly a book for teenagers or "young adults" but I'm not sure if I agree. I would have loved to have read it when I was 13, but I'm not sure every 13 year old is prepared to read this emotionally intense sort of stuff. For me it's very easy to relate to the story - a young boy whose mother has cancer - because my mum had cancer at around the same time in my life.

      This year I've also read "Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency" and it was hilarious. Douglas Adams is one of my favourite writers of all time.

      Now I'm currently reading "The Gunslinger", the first book of Stephen King's "Dark Tower" series. I'm halfway through the book and though I'm enjoying the style, I still don't understand much. Still a long way to go in the series (7 books in total if I'm not mistaken) so a lot to happen yet.

      Netflix have turned Dirk Gently into a series :)
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      Re: The best book you have read recently
      Reply #805: Feb 04, 2017 03:33:26 am
      I am currently reading Gerrard My Autobiography. I got it as a Christmas from a ciworker.
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      Re: The best book you have read recently
      Reply #806: Feb 04, 2017 04:37:39 am
      I recently read the book "The Emperor" by Ryszard Kapuscinski. While I was intrigued by the author and what he did behind the iron curtain, the book is supposedly the biography of Haile Selassie and it is definitely not completely accurate. It is written in a style - magical journalism - that is unique to the author. It is also the story of The Polish government of the 70s camouflaged as the biography of Selassie. It does provide an insight into the personality of a dictator, his sycophants, and the way both think. I am not sure if the book truly reflects the way Ethiopian people think because many in Ethiopia still revere him and the entire Rastafarian revolution was inspired by him (I think).
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      Reply #807: Feb 05, 2017 08:19:16 pm
      Finished scar tissue, best autobiography I've ever read

      Just downloaded this on the back of your recommend.

      If anybody wants a pdf version for their phone DM me your number and I'll what's app it over to you.
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      Re: The best book you have read recently
      Reply #808: Feb 06, 2017 05:22:33 pm
      Just finished reading Bruce Springsteen 'born to run'.
      Very open,honest & frank book which I thoroughly enjoyed & one I would recommend.
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      Reply #809: Feb 06, 2017 08:25:07 pm
      Just downloaded this on the back of your recommend.

      If anybody wants a pdf version for their phone DM me your number and I'll what's app it over to you.

      No pressure on me then :D
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      Re: The best book you have read recently
      Reply #810: Feb 22, 2017 10:15:26 am
      Got a copy of Dale Carnegie's How to Win Friends and Influence people.

      book was written in 1937, and so far it's an eye opener, some really good points and approaches that we should practice for a better and healthier social life style.

       ;D
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      Re: The best book you have read recently
      Reply #811: Feb 22, 2017 10:50:01 am
      Dave Magowans new book, Gow from on here, is out and I'd recommend a look as I've read the first two.

      Journey is the name and is the follow up to Arrival.
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      Reply #812: Feb 23, 2017 01:04:27 am
      Just finished reading Bruce Springsteen 'born to run'.
      Very open,honest & frank book which I thoroughly enjoyed & one I would recommend.

      Finished this last week. Such a great account and gives you an even greater appreciation and perspective of his music. He really made his hometown of Freehold and all the important characters around his life alive for the reader.
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      Re: The best book you have read recently
      Reply #813: Mar 02, 2017 09:46:26 pm
      Dave Magowans new book, Gow from on here, is out and I'd recommend a look as I've read the first two.

      Journey is the name and is the follow up to Arrival.

      Good shout that.

      It's here
      https://www.amazon.co.uk/Journey-Book-Two-alien-invasion-ebook/dp/B06WVGDDMK/

      Surprised he hasn't been on to give it a plug actually!

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      Reply #814: May 07, 2017 07:55:29 am
      Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Philip K Dick.

      Basis for Blade Runner. Great book. I went to sleep pissed as a motherfucker one night and started philosophising on the theory of if god existed (I'm an atheist but), then whether humans are just gods androids, and therefore do androids then see us as god etc etc. :D My sleepy wife was not amused, lots of "Okay babe, okay" stuff.
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      Re: The best book you have read recently
      Reply #815: May 09, 2017 05:52:22 pm
      But gone downs different route for my next one and am reading Nelson Mandela's memoirs, Long walk to Freedom. Just got to when he's moved to Jo'burg and started to realise the injustices he had to face every day as a black man. Fascinating read so far and I'm sure the rest will be the same.

      My mum has got that on her Kindle, still haven't got round to borrowing it to have a read. She was saying the other day she is thinking of getting the new Bob Paisley book.

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      Re: The best book you have read recently
      Reply #816: May 09, 2017 06:20:06 pm
      Good shout that.

      It's here
      https://www.amazon.co.uk/Journey-Book-Two-alien-invasion-ebook/dp/B06WVGDDMK/

      Surprised he hasn't been on to give it a plug actually!



      Does it come with tin foil ?
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      Reply #817: May 10, 2017 03:24:14 pm

      Do you need a spoon too?  >:D
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      Re: The best book you have read recently
      Reply #818: May 15, 2017 12:46:54 pm
      If anyone is interested in psychology give this a go

      Thinking, fast and slow by Daniel Kahneman

      In the international bestseller, Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman, the renowned psychologist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think. System 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System 2 is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. The impact of overconfidence on corporate strategies, the difficulties of predicting what will make us happy in the future, the profound effect of cognitive biases on everything from playing the stock market to planning our next vacationā€”each of these can be understood only by knowing how the two systems shape our judgments and decisions.

      Engaging the reader in a lively conversation about how we think, Kahneman reveals where we can and cannot trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking. He offers practical and enlightening insights into how choices are made in both our business and our personal livesā€”and how we can use different techniques to guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble. Winner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and selected by The New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of 2011, Thinking, Fast and Slow is destined to be a classic.




      Started reading it, it starts off really well, loads of good information.
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      Reply #819: Jul 27, 2017 11:57:03 pm
      Finished reading The Power of the Dog before by Don Winslow; the best book I've read in years. Can't recommend it enough.

      Same fella that did Savages and The Winter of Frankie Machine but Power of the Dog beats the pair of them easy.

      Here's a review I found online for anyone interested: https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/books/2005/jun/18/featuresreviews.guardianreview32

      Just ordered the sequel, The Cartel, and I can't wait for it to get here.
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      Reply #820: Jul 28, 2017 05:34:26 am
      Finished reading The Power of the Dog before by Don Winslow; the best book I've read in years. Can't recommend it enough.

      Same fella that did Savages and The Winter of Frankie Machine but Power of the Dog beats the pair of them easy.

      Here's a review I found online for anyone interested: https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/books/2005/jun/18/featuresreviews.guardianreview32

      Just ordered the sequel, The Cartel, and I can't wait for it to get here.

      Funny this gets posted now, just watched the film Savages last night which directed me to this fellas books. Will have to give this one a crack, cheers!
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      Reply #821: Jul 28, 2017 05:49:22 am
      Funny this gets posted now, just watched the film Savages last night which directed me to this fellas books. Will have to give this one a crack, cheers!

      Haven't seen Savages mate but it supposedly doesn't measure up to the book.

      He's sold the rights to Power of the Dog now too. My mate reckons De Niro said he wanted a part in it years ago before it'd even been bought by a film company.

      Let us know what you think.
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      Re: The best book you have read recently
      Reply #822: Jul 29, 2017 08:34:26 pm
      Got a copy of Dale Carnegie's How to Win Friends and Influence people.

      book was written in 1937, and so far it's an eye opener, some really good points and approaches that we should practice for a better and healthier social life style.

       ;D

      The audio book is really good of this also
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      Re: The best book you have read recently
      Reply #823: Sep 10, 2017 06:15:25 pm
      Currently reading the Billion Dollar App, which basically takes you through the process of how apps are formed and then delivered and managed once it's out there.

      Author is some guy who designed the app Hailo (which I've never heard of but sounds like a rip off of Uber to me).

      Don't know why I bought it because I'm not a tech guy but it's actually very interesting ...now I just need a billion dollar idea and I'm set :D
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      Re: The best book you have read recently
      Reply #824: Sep 10, 2017 06:28:04 pm
      Currently reading the Billion Dollar App, which basically takes you through the process of how apps are formed and then delivered and managed once it's out there.

      Author is some guy who designed the app Hailo (which I've never heard of but sounds like a rip off of Uber to me).

      Don't know why I bought it because I'm not a tech guy but it's actually very interesting ...now I just need a billion dollar idea and I'm set :D

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