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Bevchenko
07-03-12, 08:54 PM
I am currently reading "Pepe - My Autobiography", for some bizarre reason I have Jamie Carraghers and Fernando Torres' books too and I hate Liverpool.

I'll let you know if it's any good, Carra's is brilliant btw!

Airwick
08-03-12, 10:09 AM
At the moment I'm reading A Game of Thrones. After watching season 1 I just wanted to read the books! Pretty nice read, but a lot of characters... It's sometimes a bit confusing ;)

Mark
08-03-12, 10:17 AM
Harry Potters and the Half Blood Prince :D

Got bored over the Winter so started reading them again from the 1st on upwards.

Cafcjgreen
08-03-12, 12:25 PM
Alan Sugar - What you see is what you get.

Dermotron
08-03-12, 12:32 PM
At the moment I'm reading A Game of Thrones. After watching season 1 I just wanted to read the books! Pretty nice read, but a lot of characters... It's sometimes a bit confusing ;)

Onto the 3rd book now, a Storm of Swords. Slow start but it's getting better.

Janis89
08-03-12, 12:45 PM
I am currently reading "veien til førerkortet" roughly translated as the road to the license , as I am doing my license now.

Just ordered a book I been wanting to read after being inspired by this thread :ok: Will get it sometime next week - Sun Tzu "The Art Of War"

merkezekrem
11-03-12, 02:49 PM
I have a No8 Sun Tzu shirt. Awesome :ok:

I am reading Brasyl by Ian Macdoanld. Going to read Snuff by Pterry next. Excited about it :D

LR
11-03-12, 03:37 PM
I'm not reading anything now, but a friend of mine gave me Somerset Maugham's "Of Human Bondage" on my birthday.
Planning to start reading it during this week.

Patinoz
11-03-12, 03:45 PM
reading "The God Delusion" by Richard Dawkins right now. good book for anybody questioning religion and its motives



I'm not reading anything now, but a friend of mine gave me Somerset Maugham's "Of Human Bondage" on my birthday.
Planning to start reading it during this week.

bondage ey? ;)

trevorplatt
11-03-12, 04:15 PM
I am currently reading "Pepe - My Autobiography", for some bizarre reason I have Jamie Carraghers and Fernando Torres' books too and I hate Liverpool.

I'll let you know if it's any good, Carra's is brilliant btw!

Carraghers' is brilliant - Fowlers' and Gerrards' are great too.

I'm reading The Drop by Michael Connelly - he's one of my favourites.

Craig Forrest
11-03-12, 06:03 PM
I am currently reading "veien til førerkortet" roughly translated as the road to the license , as I am doing my license now.

Just ordered a book I been wanting to read after being inspired by this thread :ok: Will get it sometime next week - Sun Tzu "The Art Of War"

I own the Art of War.... good book


Onto the 3rd book now, a Storm of Swords. Slow start but it's getting better.

Just you wait.... :D

Cafcjgreen
11-03-12, 10:09 PM
Michael Owen's autobiography... The only books I tend to read these days are autobiographies.

Bevchenko
11-03-12, 10:29 PM
Michael Owen's autobiography... The only books I tend to read these days are autobiographies.

Bet its a bit shit he's been injured the past decade :lol:

churky
12-03-12, 08:59 AM
http://blog.balder.org/billeder-blog/Book-Cover-Hunting-Evil-Guy-Walters-Simon-Wiesenthal-240.jpg

It's about hunting down prominent Nazis after the war, i.e. what the American and the British did to help them escape and/or use them against Soviets later on. Good read. :ok:

Patinoz
12-03-12, 12:48 PM
the credibility of those books is questionable at times though

lucasdm
12-03-12, 01:03 PM
1984

Patinoz
12-03-12, 01:16 PM
nice one lucas :ok:

Pegster
15-03-12, 04:22 PM
Playgrounds of the Mind by Larry Niven. Hard sci-fi at its best!

merkezekrem
15-03-12, 04:44 PM
Niven is good :ok:

didnt finish his ringworld series yet but planning on finishing those unfinished series after moving

info0
15-03-12, 05:04 PM
Reading a lot of disassembly manuals from **** :D.

Why oh why some companies make life complicated for others :/. Meh.

LR
15-03-12, 06:49 PM
bondage ey? ;)

:D

not info0's bondage type

and well adapted to the big screen

http://i42.tinypic.com/x5cw0x.jpg

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0025586/

swedishcmgod
15-03-12, 07:35 PM
Exploring Leadership: Individual, Organizational, and Societal Perspectives, by Richard Bolden. Shitty book for one of my courses.

On the bedside table I've got "Den allvarsamma leken" (transl. "the straight-faced game") by Hjalmar Söderberg. Shouldn't mean anything to u guys, but he's one of the best swedish authors ever.

Next up is Mötley Crüe's autobiography, looking forward to it! :ok:

churky
15-03-12, 07:37 PM
the credibility of those books is questionable at times though

That one is not just another conspiracy theory book, on the contrary. The author draws conclusions on documents and reports, he doesn't assume and "deduce" things. He always says what can be proven and what not. I've read a lot of historical books, and this one is professionally written.

Cafcjgreen
07-09-12, 03:54 PM
Currently working my way through The Hunger Games trilogy, my mum got me em for Christmas but i delayed reading them as I wasn't sure if id like em or not but after reading books 1+2 id recommend them to everyone, truly great books.

Dermotron
04-04-13, 11:31 AM
^^^

Read Hunger Games at Xmas too, read them too fast though. Was nearly fed up of reading them by the 3rd book



Reading Bram Stokers Dracula as it was free with iBooks. It's so good it's hard to believe it was written in 1897

Fods
25-08-13, 11:13 AM
Marching Powder

http://bks9.books.google.com.au/books?id=rfFohfHH1RcC&printsec=frontcover&img=1&zoom=1&imgtk=AFLRE73XWvFsDAyLrfwfWx6fpxlrU8BUx8kNo2KICRWx Y5SboOMwb-I_6eEc5vLcMMiZkFrr7HSPumuTm2Ajo4OAjtHmU3O11_4k5KZA TRhiy44DmwNiDMd_CaCyBml5xDnlbT-6kBiI

MARCHING POWDER is the story of Thomas McFadden, a small-time English drug smuggler who was arrested in Bolivia and thrown inside the notorious San Pedro prison. He found himself in a bizarre world, the prison reflecting all that is wrong with South American society. Prisoners have to pay an entrance fee and buy their own cells (the alternative is to sleep outside and die of exposure), prisoners' wives and children often live inside too, high quality cocaine is manufactured and sold from the prison

Just starting this, anyone got any recommendations?

dryrain
30-08-13, 11:29 AM
Just read the "power of one" great book. Now reading "musings of a chinese gourmet" its written by the chinese ambasador to england in the 1950's. He is trying to persuade english people that chinese food is good. Really good book and if you are into food then worth a read.

dryrain
30-08-13, 11:34 AM
Marching Powder

http://bks9.books.google.com.au/books?id=rfFohfHH1RcC&printsec=frontcover&img=1&zoom=1&imgtk=AFLRE73XWvFsDAyLrfwfWx6fpxlrU8BUx8kNo2KICRWx Y5SboOMwb-I_6eEc5vLcMMiZkFrr7HSPumuTm2Ajo4OAjtHmU3O11_4k5KZA TRhiy44DmwNiDMd_CaCyBml5xDnlbT-6kBiI

MARCHING POWDER is the story of Thomas McFadden, a small-time English drug smuggler who was arrested in Bolivia and thrown inside the notorious San Pedro prison. He found himself in a bizarre world, the prison reflecting all that is wrong with South American society. Prisoners have to pay an entrance fee and buy their own cells (the alternative is to sleep outside and die of exposure), prisoners' wives and children often live inside too, high quality cocaine is manufactured and sold from the prison

Just starting this, anyone got any recommendations?

A similar book is "Hotel K" its about the prison in indionesia for mostly drug smugglers and foreign prisoners. I say life in prison but more like hell really but opens your eyes to the studipity of drug smuggling to make easy money.

bhnow
03-10-13, 06:57 AM
Just finishing Jules Verne's 20000 Leagues Under The Sea. The guy had a vivid imagination - this was before submarines were around.
Last book was The Kraken Awakes b John Wyndham - also about underwater adventure. This was my first science fiction book, I think ever. Really impressive, even if it ended really suddenly.

Blue Demon
03-10-13, 07:00 AM
Wow, that such a thread exists here ....

Reading this atm, fascinating stuff;


http://harpercollins.co.in/Book_CoverImage/3353_Full_the_honest_truth_about_dishonest.jpg

Dermotron
03-10-13, 09:42 AM
Wow, that such a thread exists here ....

Delusions of your own level of intelligence are comedy gold at this point




On book 7 of the epic fantasy series, The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan and they are only getting better. This guys vision is just incredible, it's a great shame he passed away before completing the series. He did have all his notes written to be able to complete the series which was done by Brandon Sanderson.

The inspiration for the books is the Lord of the Rings (hence the village the 3 lead characters reside in being similar to The Shire). The series is definitely a mix of the LOTR and Game of Thrones with a little by of Final Fantasy thrown in, truly worthy of the name epic. 15 books in total.

Blue Demon
03-10-13, 12:12 PM
Delusions of your own level of intelligence are comedy gold at this point

I had never noticed this thread which isnt surprising when you see how unpopular it is. Should be more alive.

Dermotron
03-10-13, 12:25 PM
Ditto, didn't know it existed, was searching for the old forum Book thread. Had a feeling I had posted in here though.

colml
30-10-13, 06:40 PM
Screaming In The Bushes by Ivor Dunne

30-10-13, 07:41 PM
Reading I am Legend... Again!

BeezerCeltic1967
30-10-13, 08:30 PM
Zlatan's book :ok:

BeezerCeltic1967
30-10-13, 08:50 PM
http://www.google.co.uk/aclk?sa=l&ai=CZoLroW1xUrS8DuHw7QbZqICACc-clJwDz4L0oWao4LuORAgFEAQoBVCAhdIEYLv-zoPcCqAB8ebb_gPIAQepAnlfj-SW-Lo-qgQlT9BtwqHYJFZFteUSfoSlewrIjp80_bwi-rOnwnDGD5W4N7NLxcAFBaAGJoAH95ikAZAHAuASivL_9uT214j 4AQ&sig=AOD64_1bftxlrmqquZnyXmsNGX7OOiW59A&ctype=5&rct=j&q=they+walk+among+us+book&ved=0CEEQww8&adurl=http://www.thebookpeople.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/qs_product_tbp%3FstoreId%3D10001%26catalogId%3D100 51%26langId%3D100%26productId%3D264380%26cm_mmc%3D PPCgoogleBase-_---_---_-They%2520Walk%2520Among%2520Us%26utm_source%3Dgoog le%26utm_medium%3Dbasefeed%26utm_campaign%3Dppc%2B basefeed&cad=rja

read this in the summer,


you gotta read it,

some real freaky shit in there :ok:

Fods
31-10-13, 01:59 AM
Link don't work mate

BeezerCeltic1967
31-10-13, 03:49 PM
works for me foddy :ok:

Fabbs
03-11-13, 03:28 PM
Cormac McCarthy. Currently going through everything he wrote. For the second time, actually :ok:

Dermotron
07-11-13, 12:08 PM
Book 8 of Wheel of Time atm, The Path of Daggers


If it was ever converted to film it would be 10 years in production :lol:

Craig Forrest
07-11-13, 04:16 PM
It's like with Stephen King's Dark Tower series.... 7 huge books... would take way to long to ever do a proper job....

Dermotron
07-11-13, 04:29 PM
Sounds like it will be the next series of books I read. At this rate it will be the end of 2014 before I start another series though

merkezekrem
13-11-13, 01:52 PM
I'm reading the second book of "Hyperion", "The fall of Hyperion" by Dan Simmons (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperion_%28Simmons_novel%29)

very interesting book. The funny thing is I was reading the first book some years ago and last year decided to finish it this time. There are 7 stories of characters in books and as i read along the first story i realized i read that far, and 2nd and 3rd and when i got the the 7th story, i realized i read that too. so afterall i re read the book thinking i didnt finish it first time :lol: i'm an idiot.

Craig Forrest
13-11-13, 02:11 PM
I've always liked Dan Simmons..... been many many years since I read Hyperion though... might have to pick it up again

merkezekrem
13-11-13, 02:26 PM
I didnt read anything else from him. any recomendations?

Craig Forrest
13-11-13, 05:41 PM
Prayers to Broken Stones is a collection of short stories that I really liked.... if you can find it.... also he did Illum and Olympos (2 book series) that were also good

merkezekrem
14-11-13, 11:22 AM
Cant read short stories, my mind goes messy after reading 4-5 stories in one go :) I'll add the other 2 for my nextshopping frenzy :ok: cheers

Dermotron
21-02-14, 12:46 AM
14 books and nearly a year later, finally finished The Wheel of Time

10/10

Diggler
16-04-14, 12:43 PM
Nice, I was going to ask how you were getting on, books 7-9 are pretty slow (on the re-reads). It's got to the point where I just read the online summations. I have read this series over many years, I was devastated when Robern Jordan died.

Dermotron
16-04-14, 12:56 PM
I haven't been able to get into any book since I stopped reading. I want to know what happens afterward :lol:

Read one of James Rollins in book but was just going through the motions.

I do have book one of the Farseer Trilogy which i'd forgotten I had, looks promising.

Diggler
16-04-14, 01:13 PM
You should read through the Wheel of Time again, you would be surprised by the small things you miss that add to the story. I'm looking at starting Malazan Book of the Fallen or The Black Company next, I haven't started a new series since the last WoT book, getting by on autobiographies and maths books.

Mark
16-04-14, 04:05 PM
I'm on the Bourne books at the moment, already read the first two and on Bourne Ultimatum now.

The books are nothing like the films though, the character is still the same but the storyline does not match the films in any way whatsoever.

Dermotron
17-04-14, 01:01 PM
That a good or a bad thing?

Mark
17-04-14, 01:06 PM
I think it's a bad thing really. I think films should be made to match the books as much as possible otherwise, aren't you essentially creating your own film instead of actually basing it on the book?

Still, in some ways, reading it now, you don't know what's going to happen. For example, in the 3rd book, read the spoiler if you want to know more:


For example, in the 3rd book, his wife is still alive (so far!) and they have two children.

AJ
17-04-14, 01:22 PM
3rd time rereading of the Dark Tower series by Stephen King. As well as finishing up the Wheel of Time series.

Tarrovic
24-04-14, 10:53 AM
This was mentioned above by Diggler coincidentally but I'm re-reading the Black Company series of books by Glen Cook, great crossover of fantasy/military and one of my favourite ever characters (called Croaker) as the principal narrator, happy days!

316'sRegen
24-04-14, 10:18 PM
re-reading "Blink- the power of thinking without thinking" by malcolm gladwell.

I've read all his books except the latest one, must hunt around for it.

Craig Forrest
25-04-14, 02:30 PM
Any Christopher Moore fans? His books are stupidly funny.... especially Lamb... or fucking weird.... like Fluke :D

EL-TOPPO
25-04-14, 03:34 PM
Surprised most of you can read...

I thought that most of you only looked at yr weekly subscription to Playboy ;)

Tarrovic
25-04-14, 03:40 PM
Playboy is not published weekly...err...I have been told.

Craig Forrest
25-04-14, 04:14 PM
Surprised most of you can read...

....says the sheep-shagging Welshman....

EL-TOPPO
25-04-14, 04:36 PM
....says the sheep-shagging Welshman....

And your point is? You moose humping mountie :D

Craig Forrest
25-04-14, 07:32 PM
my point is that I'm surprised your kind can read.....

http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instances/500x/49007859.jpg

Cafcjgreen
25-06-14, 06:16 PM
Recently started reading Rivers of London, which is about a policeman who discovers he can see ghosts and use magic. It's much better than it sounds.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rivers_of_London_(novel)

Dermotron
25-06-14, 06:38 PM
Yeah, I hope you dont work in sales Cafc, lol


Reading David Baldacci - The Whole Truth at the minute. Conspiracy theorists would like it

Redknapp69
25-06-14, 09:44 PM
Just finished Harry Redknapp book which was a good read

Terry Venables and Championship Manager killed my life (or whatever its called) are next up

merkezekrem
30-06-14, 08:32 AM
Finished Connie Willis' Doomsday Book. She is the slowest writer I have ever read.

Started Shadow's Saga by O.S.Card. Hell of a book, wheightwise that is :D Tells the story of Bean from Ender's Game.

churky
30-06-14, 10:14 AM
Reading David Baldacci - The Whole Truth at the minute. Conspiracy theorists would like it

The wife is reading Baldacci's The Innocent and she's not liking his style of writing, although the plot itself is apparently fine.

I've finally started a currently 5-part series of books;

http://www.amheath.com/img/titles/iggulden_gates_2011.jpg

Halfway through the first book and it's smashing. The only problem is that the local library only has the first three books. :(

Craig Forrest
30-06-14, 01:35 PM
I have all his Caesar books and his 5 book series on Genghis Khan...... both are amazing so make sure you get your hands on all of them :)

Baz
30-06-14, 02:05 PM
Taking a trip down memory lane and reading 1984 :)

Dermotron
07-09-15, 02:57 PM
Started another fantasy series, The Dwarves. It's translated from German but pretty good so far

churky
07-09-15, 04:58 PM
Read this...

http://d4rri9bdfuube.cloudfront.net/assets/images/book/large/9780/3305/9780330544283.jpg

...and volume II arrived just the other day.

http://d3by36x8sj6cra.cloudfront.net/assets/images/book/large/9781/4472/9781447236818.jpg


I fucking love bookdepository.com (http://www.bookdepository.com/).

Mark
28-10-16, 09:41 AM
So Brucey is a writer? :lol:

http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11677/10634498/aston-villa-boss-steve-bruce-reveals-novel-writing-past