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      Arab Scouse
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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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      Re: The best book you have read recently
      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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      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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      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 vacation—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 lives—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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      Re: The best book you have read recently
      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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      Re: The best book you have read recently
      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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      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

      Whatever makes you appy
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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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