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      The best book you have read recently

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      jammydodger
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      Re: The Best Book You have read recently
      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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      Re: The Best Book You have read recently
      Reply #30: Oct 12, 2007 06:18:52 pm
      im doing "glue" by Irvine Welsh for my A-Level courcework, its really goos
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      Reply #31: Oct 12, 2007 06:27:59 pm
      im doing "glue" by Irvine Welsh for my A-Level courcework, its really goos

      Your doing glue explains everything :D
      « Last Edit: Oct 12, 2007 08:49:21 pm by jammydodger »
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      Re: The Best Book You have read recently
      Reply #32: Oct 12, 2007 06:31:49 pm
      You're doing glue explains everything :D

      found a book for you ;D
      jammydodger
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      Reply #33: Oct 12, 2007 06:36:30 pm
       ;D

      Here's a better image, tho.
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      Reply #34: Oct 12, 2007 08:17:45 pm
      Was that written especially for you Jammy ;)
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      Re: The Best Book You have read recently
      Reply #35: Oct 12, 2007 08:20:19 pm
       The Righteous Men  - Sam Bourne   been called the Jewish Da vinci code, but IMO better than the Da vinci  & I've read both.
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      Reply #36: Oct 12, 2007 08:50:43 pm
      Was that written especially for you Jammy ;)

      No - but maybe I Was the inspiration :f_tongueincheek:
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      Reply #37: Oct 14, 2007 06:42:06 pm
      I have been reading recently English-Russian and Russian-English dictionaries.They’re very interesting books? You can learn many new things and enlarge your knowledge. So I advise you to read them in yr free time!

      Seriously my second favorite book is by Dougie Brimson “Eurotrashed. The Rise and Rise of Europe’s football hooligans”. I knew much about the truth of tragedy because before everything I had read blamed only Liverpool fans as the main guilty and cruel people. I hope it will never be repeated. For many people a fan = a hooligan. That negative attitude to football fans is everywhere. What to do to change that negative image of fans (drunk and aggressive people)?
       I like reading very much. So I ruined my eyesight. I have read a lot of books about football, players, about History. I loved “The shaping of England” by Isaac Asimov. “The Xenophobe’s Guide to the English” Antony Miall & David Milsted. “Mind power in the 21st century” by John Kehoe. Etc…
      It takes a lot of time to remember about all good books I have read in my life!
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      Re: The Best Book You have read recently
      Reply #38: Oct 17, 2007 09:21:53 pm
       Just finished  The hard Way by  lee Child, ace book  come to think of it all  the books I've read of his so far have been ace well written & with great plots.
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      Reply #39: Oct 17, 2007 11:46:30 pm
      I've just started The World According to Garp by John Irving.  Got through the first two chapters queuing for the Cardiff tickets at Anfield.  I never noticed the cold or the rain so it's definitely got my attention.

      Before this I read The Long Firm & He Kills Coppers by Jake Arnott.  I love his style of writing with three different characters telling their tales and how they interreact without actually meeting.

      Does this sound a bit pretentious? ???   
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      Reply #40: Oct 17, 2007 11:49:14 pm
      I love my autobiographies - especially past LFC players.

      I have just finished Alan Kennedy's book.  
      Kennedy's Way - Inside Bob Paisley's Liverpool.

      I must admit, it's different to how other books are written, but it gives a great in depth read into his rise in football.
      Talks a lot about Sir Bob and the 'liverpool secret' in the 80's.

      Would reccomend, but please be aware - it's not an autobiography as such.

      Next to be read, are :-
      The Saint - Ian St John
      Oh Joey, Joey - Joey Jones
      Farewell But Not Goodbye - Bobby Robson (bless him, best wishes to you Bobby)
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      Re: The Best Book You have read recently
      Reply #41: Nov 02, 2007 02:46:56 am
      Just finished 'Into The Wild' which will shortly be coming out in the UK as a film directed by Sean Penn. A fantastic film and book based on a true story of a a guy in his early twenties from a well to do family who gave everything up to try and find himself in the Alaskan wilderness. The book is a quick easy read and is a cheap book to purchase....REALLY reccommend it to any young guys out there (late teen and early twenties) and read it before the film comes out. It will change you or at least give reason behind many of your actions.....5 stars.
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      Reply #42: Nov 02, 2007 08:34:32 am
      "Round Ireland with a Fridge" - Tony Hawks

      Very funny!
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      Re: The Best Book You have read recently
      Reply #43: Nov 04, 2007 11:23:51 am
      Just finished the last book of Harry Potter( I'm a bit slow) loved those books.

      Just finished The hard Way by  lee Child, ace book  come to think of it all  the books I've read of his so far have been ace well written & with great plots.

      Lee Child very good books, also Harlan Coben, and James Patterson are very good.
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      Reply #44: Nov 05, 2007 09:29:14 pm
      Jigsaw Man-Paul Britton-  It's a biography of a forensic psychologist-A 'cracker'. Ya need a strong stomache for gory detail tho.For comedy,Ide go for The Red Dwarf books,Better Than Life & Backwards  ;D:Smeggin' Hilarious  :lmao:
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      Reply #45: Nov 06, 2007 02:11:52 am
      I just finished reading 'Offsides' by Erik Escillen

      Real interesting story,about a guy in a soccer club in the US but had to move to their rival team because of problems...

      You can read the rest,it is worth reading
      « Last Edit: Nov 06, 2007 02:19:16 am by aditya »
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      Reply #46: Mar 02, 2008 05:54:43 pm
      I'm currently reading The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown and it's really good.  I meant to go to the cinema when it came out but I'm glad I didn't now as I think you can appreciate a story more in written form rather than having some hot shot hollywood studio ruin the story and miss out key points (Harry Potter is a good example of this)

      The book is about religious conspiracy surrounding the discovery and indeed true form of the Holy Grail and is VERY addictive to the avid book fan and keeps you turning the next page for a good 1-2 hours a time with the twists and turns faced by the main characters it is extremely well written and definitely worth a read. 

      I'll rate it when I have finished the entire book but so far 279 pages in it's utterly compelling.
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      Reply #47: Mar 02, 2008 06:38:15 pm
      I started The DaVinci Code after I saw the film when it came out.. but I haven't finished it.. may have to start again ???

      Robbie Fowler's autobiography is cool, finished that in November :D
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      Reply #48: Mar 02, 2008 06:48:55 pm
      I started The DaVinci Code after I saw the film when it came out.. but I haven't finished it.. may have to start again ???

      Robbie Fowler's autobiography is cool, finished that in November :D

      I enjoyed that too such a great story of how Little Robbie Ryder was signed by the best club in the world, some really odd photos in there too :P and aint his kids cute!
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      Reply #49: Mar 02, 2008 06:59:32 pm
      The photos are funny, just shows he's a 'normal' guy really! My fave is the one of him with lion facepaint on ;D I don't really find kids cute at all so can't comment on that :P

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