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    I would highly reccomend the secret footballer


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    For a seriously "intellectual" fiction I love Umberto Eco. The Name of the Rose may be his most accessible, but I like to light the log fire, pour a glass of red and curl up with Foucault's Pendulum.
    It is a great read (IMHO) with lots of layers...
    To balance this out, I like to read Agatha Christie murder mysteries.
    I was really lucky earlier in the year and acquired a full set of mint condition hardbacks of all them.
    And for a treat I think Lee Childs' REacher Books are brilliant - currently into "Never Go Back" - the latest in the series...


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    Quote Originally Posted by alabamared View Post
    Try John Harvey's crime writing. His Resnick series are all based in Nottingham and they are a great read.
    Steadily working my way through the resnick novels. Brilliant. I emailed John Harvey to tell him how much I'd enjoyed them. He very kindly answered me and told me they were hoping to put on a play at the playhouse later in the year about the final resnick novel.


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    The mother in law bought me the boxset of The Songs Of Fire And Ice. Still only on the first book but nowhere near as hard going as I expected.


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    Just finished " England's last war against France ", by Colin Smith, the account of the little known fight against the forces of Vichy France during the period 1940 to 1942.

    At times a dry read, very descriptive of individual actions, but fascinating and informative regarding this period of WW 2, which has been glossed over, due to the Allied victory. I know it's a generalisation, but at times it does seem a large minority of French citizens, didn't know which side to back until the successful Allied landings in June 1944.

    If you are interested in this period of history, you will find it an eye opener.


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    Quote Originally Posted by FBS View Post
    The mother in law bought me the boxset of The Songs Of Fire And Ice. Still only on the first book but nowhere near as hard going as I expected.
    Promised myself, when my my Mum and Dad ask me what I want for my birthday, I must ask my wife to get that box set so Mum and Dad can wrap them up and give them to me !.


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    Reading I am Pilgrim, quite good thriller always keeping the reader interested.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich B View Post
    Reading I am Pilgrim, quite good thriller always keeping the reader interested.

    I've got that on my list, good old Santa!
    I've got Pauline Black's autobiography on the go at the moment, a bit self indulgent but interesting enough to stick with.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wes' Organ View Post
    I've got that on my list, good old Santa!
    Good, let me know when you're 500 pages in and I'll tell you what happens


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich B View Post
    Good, let me know when you're 500 pages in and I'll tell you what happens

    That's gonna get me thinking when I get there now!


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    Just finished the Human Stain by Philip Roth.

    The Shadow of the Crescent Moon by Fatima Bhutto up next, then Mason & Dixon by Pynchon.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lichaj of the Tiger View Post
    ... then Mason & Dixon by Pynchon.
    Does that one just lecture you endlessly about obscure music and refereeing amateur footy?

    "Charlie don't surf for his hamburger momma!!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lichaj of the Tiger View Post
    Just finished the Human Stain by Philip Roth.

    The Shadow of the Crescent Moon by Fatima Bhutto up next, then Mason & Dixon by Pynchon.
    Some good titles there, but I draw the line at the last one...


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    I have read Skag Boys, Maribou stork Nightmares and Un unquiet mind by K Redfield Jamison since bumming off, read them all in England too. The third one is best. If you have psychotic issues or no someone that has/did. Pure definition by a sufferer. The others just mental.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spaceman View Post
    I have read Skag Boys, Maribou stork Nightmares and Un unquiet mind by K Redfield Jamison since bumming off, read them all in England too. The third one is best. If you have psychotic issues or no someone that has/did. Pure definition by a sufferer. The others just mental.


    Maribou Stalk is fucked up even by his own high standards.
    Have you tried any Christopher Brookmyre books Spaceman?


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    Here? Koran is us only. Can't get fuck all. No sausages, gammon or sex. I'd take gammon first if beheading was the next offer, gammon is lush, sex is repetitive.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wes' Organ View Post
    Maribou Stalk is fucked up even by his own high standards.
    Best Welch book by a mile, read it 3 times, too good.

    Down, down, down.....Time to go back under Bruce.

    Same surname as me too, maybe that is why I love it.

    Actually K Redfield Jamison has the same surname too and spellt correctly, oh fuck. I will stick to 80's music, books are for reading persons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spaceman View Post
    Best Welch book by a mile, read it 3 times, too good.

    Yeah, Ecstasy is pretty good too.


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    There was a fat girl at school with the last name Jamison, a cousin of a lad at our school got four fingers in her, she got a bit bullied after that.

    [QUOTE=Barry;2870882]Ive only met Andy....last week actually and can confirm he is in 2nd place in sexiest fucker on here stakes.[/QUOTE]

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    I'm half way through "Inverting the pyramid: a history of football tactics" by Jonathan Wilson.

    It's excellent, brilliantly researched and we get a few mentions in there also.

    Highly recommended if you're a bit of a "statto" or "armchair manager".

    „The revolution will inevitably awaken in the British working class the deepest passions which have been diverted along artificial channels with the aid of football.“

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    I've got it on Google books but haven't started it yet. I've only just started being able to sit for longer than 10/20 minutes so readings can be a bit painful.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wes' Organ View Post
    Yeah, Ecstasy is pretty good too.
    Second best is Trainspotting. Ecstasy is ok but you need water.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hand ShAndy! View Post
    There was a fat girl at school with the last name Jamison, a cousin of a lad at our school got four fingers in her, she got a bit bullied after that.
    So, it was you. You bastard. I have waited 20 years for evidence. I am going all Ross Kemp on you.

    Quote Originally Posted by chriscl View Post
    I'm half way through "Inverting the pyramid: a history of football tactics" by Jonathan Wilson.

    It's excellent, brilliantly researched and we get a few mentions in there also.

    Highly recommended if you're a bit of a "statto" or "armchair manager".
    If you are going to waste your eyes on words then why choose something that makes you clever.

    ps Andy if you 4 fingered my mum you are done. I will jump on your back you bastard.


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    A) it wasn't me that did the fingering
    B) she would be 29/30 now so I'm pretty confident it can't be your mum
    And thirdly, jealously gets you nowhere.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hand ShAndy! View Post
    A) it wasn't me that did the fingering
    B) she would be 29/30 now so I'm pretty confident it can't be your mum
    And thirdly, jealously gets you nowhere.
    A Donald Jones is a a twat.
    B My mum is 31.
    c. There is no c.


 

 

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