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      The best book you have read recently

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      Re: The best book you have read recently
      Reply #825: Sep 10, 2017 07:08:19 pm
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      Re: The best book you have read recently
      Reply #826: Sep 13, 2017 07:51:27 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.
      Not sure if you can get  the UK channel 'channel 4' in aus mate but this may be of interest to you and maybe a few other scfi fans,due to be broadcast in the UK this Sunday 17th September,it's also being aired in the U.S via Amazon U.S.

      http://www.channel4.com/info/press/news/philip-k-dicks-electric-dreams
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      Re: The best book you have read recently
      Reply #827: Sep 13, 2017 11:44:10 am
      Not sure if you can get  the UK channel 'channel 4' in aus mate but this may be of interest to you and maybe a few other scfi fans,due to be broadcast in the UK this Sunday 17th September,it's also being aired in the U.S via Amazon U.S.

      http://www.channel4.com/info/press/news/philip-k-dicks-electric-dreams

      Cheers mate, have noted that one! It's on a streaming service over here, a Netflix type one - will sign up for a month or two when I know I'll have the time to watch and give it a crack, looking forward to it!

      Just read Man in the High Castle by Dick as well, enjoyed Electric Sheep more but certainly still very good. Now reading Thomas Pynchon's Inherent Vice!
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      Re: The best book you have read recently
      Reply #828: Nov 26, 2017 08:38:11 pm
      Mark Bowden’s new one about the battle for Hue 1968 is pretty good, not nearly as exciting as Blackhawk, but he gives a lot of coverge to the Vietnamese viewpoint so its well balanced.
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      Reply #829: Jan 10, 2018 05:59:17 am
      Don't think I've ever gone so long without finishing a full book. Been starting and then leaving them for a good couple of years now which is totally down to time. By the time it's my time after work and doing what I've got to do with the kids I'm either too tired or end up filling the time with other stuff so reading misses out.

      Just started and I am going to make a real effort to finish:

      A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami

      No Hunger in Paradise by Michael Calvin

      Two at a time should help my situation, right?

      😦
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      Reply #830: Oct 16, 2018 04:33:50 am
      Currently reading The Presidents Keepers by Jaaques Pauw.

      He’s an investigative journalist who has written a book that uncovers the unbelievable levels of corruption in South Africa and specifically how the president is linked to it all.

      The State Security Agency (I guess the South Africa equivalent of MI5) have actually tried, and failed, to prevent the release of the book.

      It’s unbelievable stuff that makes you think how much must go on behind the scenes around the world as I’m sure South Africa isn’t the only place you could consider a ‘mafia state’.
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      Reply #831: Nov 07, 2018 02:36:13 pm
      Have gotten hooked on Sci Fi :)  / going thro a phase.
      Never really read any of them until recently, but got Alastair Reynold's 'The Prefect' as a present and really liked it   [has been rereleased as 'Aurora Rising'].  Then read a couple more of his  [eg. Elysium Fire, Revenger] but they weren't as good, though might go back to him later  [someone said the Chasm City series is good]

      Then one of the lads in work gave me 'Pandora's Star' [Peter F. Hamilton] and think it's better again.  Its a bit of a tome at 1100 pages, and the first of a two book series - but am reading it now and planning to finish both of them [think next is 'Judas Unchained'] before moving on...
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      Reply #832: Nov 07, 2018 02:42:03 pm
      Just finished reading Bruce Springsteen 'born to run'.
      Very open,honest & frank book which I thoroughly enjoyed & one I would recommend.

      Heard it was really good, but I've never read a biography and not planning to any time soon. But if I do, this is a the top of my list. Listen to Bruce all the time in the motor - class act.    CDs!!, remember them...
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      Re: The best book you have read recently
      Reply #833: Jan 05, 2019 11:47:17 pm
      Sapiens: A brief history of Humankind.

      Finally got round to reading this great book reciting the evolution and development of humans.

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      Re: The best book you have read recently
      Reply #834: Jan 07, 2019 08:01:55 am
      Heard it was really good, but I've never read a biography and not planning to any time soon. But if I do, this is a the top of my list. Listen to Bruce all the time in the motor - class act.    CDs!!, remember them...
      CD’s !!! Still spinning vinyl me mate 🤣🤣,seriously though You should give it a read mate,I have read a fair few  biographies mainly music artists and this one  is right up there ,it’s quite lengthy at 500+ pages
      & currently only £17 for the hardback on Amazon so quite a bargain.
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      Re: The best book you have read recently
      Reply #835: Jan 07, 2019 01:48:02 pm
      Someone recommended "The Circle" by Dave Eggers to me.

      I saw the film, and it was pretty good, but I've never read anything by this author.
      Anyone read him?
      Any good?
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      Reply #836: Feb 12, 2019 11:03:33 am
      Currently reading ‘The monk who sold his Ferrari’ by Robin Sharma.

      Good read about strategies for personal development but in a fictional, almost story telling format. Would definitely recommend if you’re into that sort of thing.
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      Re: The best book you have read recently
      Reply #837: Feb 12, 2019 11:16:28 am
      Sapiens: A brief history of Humankind.

      Finally got round to reading this great book reciting the evolution and development of humans.



      Have you read Yuval's other book? Homo Deus? I would recommend that one once you finish with Sapiens. He does repeat some things from Sapiens but then he goes in depth about the future of humanity, it's quite grim and a bit exciting to be honest!
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      Reply #838: Feb 12, 2019 11:20:52 am
      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

      To be honest mate, best books on tips and making a few dosh are probably the old school Warren Buffett type books. Buffett was Benjamin Graham's student and BG wrote a book called the intelligent investor. Not sure if you've heard of it or read it? I've gone 4 chapters in and it's fantastic. Definitely a good knowledge base if you are interested on having some cash for your retirement :D
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      Re: The best book you have read recently
      Reply #839: Feb 12, 2019 11:51:44 am
      Have you read Yuval's other book? Homo Deus? I would recommend that one once you finish with Sapiens. He does repeat some things from Sapiens but then he goes in depth about the future of humanity, it's quite grim and a bit exciting to be honest!

      Yes mate finished and really enjoyed it.
      Thanks for the recommendation will have to hunt it out.
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      Reply #840: Feb 12, 2019 04:36:46 pm
      Yes mate finished and really enjoyed it.
      Thanks for the recommendation will have to hunt it out.

      You are more than welcome. If you are still interested in these type of topics, I would also recommend  a book by Jared Diamond called Guns Germs and Steel (I think I recommended it in this thread, not sure where). It's a bit similar to sapiens but the author's aim is going more into depth about how Europeans/Mesopotamia conquered the world and why the indigenous people of South/North America, Australia and Africa failed to do so.
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      Re: The best book you have read recently
      Reply #841: Feb 12, 2019 04:41:24 pm
      You are more than welcome. If you are still interested in these type of topics, I would also recommend  a book by Jared Diamond called Guns Germs and Steel (I think I recommended it in this thread, not sure where). It's a bit similar to sapiens but the author's aim is going more into depth about how Europeans/Mesopotamia conquered the world and why the indigenous people of South/North America, Australia and Africa failed to do so.

       :gt-happyup:

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      Reply #842: Feb 25, 2019 07:51:26 pm
      The Dark Tower series by Stephen King. Currently in the 4th book and loving every bit of it.

      There were moments, especially in the 2nd book, in which I wondered wether I really wanted to persevere with the series (it's a long series of really long books) but I'm glad I did. It keeps getting better. What an incredible mind and storyteller is King. Out of this world.
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      Reply #843: Feb 25, 2019 08:53:57 pm
      To be honest mate, best books on tips and making a few dosh are probably the old school Warren Buffett type books. Buffett was Benjamin Graham's student and BG wrote a book called the intelligent investor. Not sure if you've heard of it or read it? I've gone 4 chapters in and it's fantastic. Definitely a good knowledge base if you are interested on having some cash for your retirement :D

      Cheers mate, I haven’t heard of that but will add it to my list.

      Finished ‘the monk who sold his Ferrari’ and intend to finish ‘The Presidents Keepers’ now (which I started ages ago) before moving onto ‘The Alchemist’.

      Used to do a lot of reading so am trying to get it back into my daily life.
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      Reply #844: Mar 03, 2019 07:37:13 pm
      If you're into fantasy books then give The Lies of Locke Lamora a chance. It's a bit like Ocean's Eleven but set in a fictionalised version of medieval Veneza. Such a fun read. I'm now currently onto the 2nd book of the series.
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      Reply #845: Mar 04, 2019 05:14:02 am
      Finished The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari. Very good and enjoyable read with a lot of tips on how to features your life and learning to change your perspective on things.

      Have The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho to read next, which I’ve heard very good things about.
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      Reply #846: Jun 11, 2019 05:06:45 pm
      Mr Van Hoogstraten - easily the best book I have read in a while. You can learn about life,business and money.

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