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    Marching Powder



    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?

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fodster View Post
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    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.

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    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.

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    Wow, that such a thread exists here ....

    Reading this atm, fascinating stuff;



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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Demon View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dermotron View Post
    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.

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    Ditto, didn't know it existed, was searching for the old forum Book thread. Had a feeling I had posted in here though.

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    Screaming In The Bushes by Ivor Dunne

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    Reading I am Legend... Again!

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    Zlatan's book

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    http://www.google.co.uk/aclk?sa=l&ai...sefeed&cad=rja

    read this in the summer,


    you gotta read it,

    some real freaky shit in there

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    Link don't work mate

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    works for me foddy

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    Cormac McCarthy. Currently going through everything he wrote. For the second time, actually

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    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

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    It's like with Stephen King's Dark Tower series.... 7 huge books... would take way to long to ever do a proper job....

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    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

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    I'm reading the second book of "Hyperion", "The fall of Hyperion" by Dan Simmons (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperio...mmons_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 i'm an idiot.

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    I've always liked Dan Simmons..... been many many years since I read Hyperion though... might have to pick it up again

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    I didnt read anything else from him. any recomendations?

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    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

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    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 cheers

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    14 books and nearly a year later, finally finished The Wheel of Time

    10/10

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    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.

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