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 Book you are reading
Topic Originator: desparado  
Date:   Wed 23 Jan 09:11

In the winter months I tend to read a lot.

Just finished How not to be a boy by Robert Webb. Apparently is was the number one best seller in the Sunday times. Described as “Laugh out loud Funny “ and “ Simply Brilliant “ amongst other things. Can’t agree. It was funny in parts and poignant in other parts, a good read, but nothing special.

Currently reading AA Gill. Pour me a Life.


Interested in what others have read recently/are reading just now.
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 Re: Book you are reading
Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Wed 23 Jan 09:15

A biography on Winston Churchill by Roy Jenkins.
Before that crime fiction The Late Show by Michael Connolly.

Turn on, Tune in, Drop out.
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 Re: Book you are reading
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Wed 23 Jan 09:17

Just read a Cinese book, Hu Flung Dung by Wullie Katchit.

Loada schecht.

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 Re: Book you are reading
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Wed 23 Jan 09:24

White line fever.
Given to me by a guy at work.
Not far into it but so far it's exactly what I expected and more.



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 Re: Book you are reading
Topic Originator: parsmad68  
Date:   Wed 23 Jan 09:35

Just finished Tattooer of Auschwitz and now reading
- The life changing magic of not giving a F??? and
- Vietnam a history between 1945-1975.
Auschwitz book was humanity through horror. A new perspective as any books I read on the final solution were concentrating on the facts rather than from someone who lived through the horror.
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 Re: Book you are reading
Topic Originator: parsmad68  
Date:   Wed 23 Jan 09:43

If anyone is interested in reading books from astronauts, strongly recommend Riding Rockets. Funny, sad and enlightening from a space shuttle crew member and how these guys minds are shaped differently to the rest of us mere mortals.
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 Re: Book you are reading
Topic Originator: Johan_Cruyff  
Date:   Wed 23 Jan 11:23

Just finished the latest Tom Thorne book in the series by Mark Billingham (Highly recomend all of these)

About to start 4th and goal every day (about Alabama football)

In the middle of 'the Challenger customer'

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 Re: Book you are reading
Topic Originator: parsfan  
Date:   Wed 23 Jan 11:50

Just finished "The Warriors" by Sol Yurick. The film was only very loosely based on the book, they're a lot less likeable here but probably more realistic.

Now onto the second of Stuart Cosgrove's Soul trilogy, "1968 Memphis: The Pars Win The Cup Again".

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 Re: Book you are reading
Topic Originator: average white par  
Date:   Wed 23 Jan 11:50

Stranglers biography "No Mercy" by David Buckley.... some interesting tales of the type of debauchery that all good rock stars should indulge in...

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 Re: Book you are reading
Topic Originator: Gem 1977  
Date:   Wed 23 Jan 12:06

The Basketball Diaries by Jim Carroll.

Here's to the first of the day, fellas! To old D.H. Lawrence.
Neh! Neh! Neh! Fuh! Fuh! Fuh! Indians

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 Re: Book you are reading
Topic Originator: Bandy  
Date:   Wed 23 Jan 12:36

The Mathematical Secrets of the Simpsons by Simon Singh. Good Read.

And the Five-Knuckle-Shuffle Viz compilation. Funny. But not as funny as it used to be.
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 Re: Book you are reading
Topic Originator: richie5401  
Date:   Wed 23 Jan 12:52

Been reading "The Dangers of Alcohol" by Pirius A Point.
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 Re: Book you are reading
Topic Originator: Never10yairds  
Date:   Wed 23 Jan 13:33

Been rattling through John Niven novels recently. Particularly recommend “Kill Your Friends”.
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 Re: Book you are reading
Topic Originator: Rastapari  
Date:   Wed 23 Jan 14:42

Plato's "Republic".
Heavy read at times but very satisfying.

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 Re: Book you are reading
Topic Originator: Athletico  
Date:   Wed 23 Jan 19:02

'Battle Scars' by Jason Fox formerly of the SBS. Focuses more on his battle with PTSD than his experiences in the military.

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 Re: Book you are reading
Topic Originator: helensburghpar  
Date:   Wed 23 Jan 19:07

The ragged trousered philanthropists. Bought it over a year ago due to recommendation but only started last week. Almost finished and really enjoying it.



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 Re: Book you are reading
Topic Originator: shrek par  
Date:   Wed 23 Jan 19:50

Forgotten voices of the Falklands war. Really good insight from people who were there

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 Re: Book you are reading
Topic Originator: Lebowski  
Date:   Wed 23 Jan 20:05

Worth Dying For: The Power and Politics of Flags by Tim Marshall. Good, interesting read so far.

Previously read Prisoners of Geography by the same author which was a great insight into geo-politics.
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 Re: Book you are reading
Topic Originator: Parnott  
Date:   Wed 23 Jan 20:08

12 Rules of Life

Jordan Peterson




Remember cheering for Macca?




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 Re: Book you are reading
Topic Originator: donj  
Date:   Wed 23 Jan 21:43

Still working my way through Outlander series.Read more on holiday than at home now so takes a while.
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 Re: Book you are reading
Topic Originator: Andrew283  
Date:   Wed 23 Jan 23:29

Started reading Isaac Asimov's 'Foundation'. Can totally understand why its a bit of essential sci-fi reading
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 Re: Book you are reading
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Wed 23 Jan 23:34

I tried a brief history of time a few years back....
Nope... Totally over my intelligence level after the first page 😂





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 Re: Book you are reading
Topic Originator: OzPar  
Date:   Thu 24 Jan 00:43

<<Started reading Isaac Asimov's 'Foundation'. Can totally understand why its a bit of essential sci-fi reading>>

That was probably the first sci-fi book I ever read. Asimov, Heinlein, Clarke and Aldiss made their fortunes from the book-lovers of my generation. Good to know that they are still being read.


<<I tried a brief history of time a few years back....
Nope... Totally over my intelligence level after the first page 😂>>

Same with me. In fact, I don't think I know anyone who has completed the book. Most folks seem to have abandoned it about a third of the way through.


I am currently reading 'Chronicles Volume One' by Bob Dylan. A beautifully written piece of work. Oh, to have this man's talent with words!
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 Re: Book you are reading
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Thu 24 Jan 00:49

Yeah I was in over my head straight from the first page.
I think I just wanted to challenge myself and was sure I could at least understand a bit of it....
Ach well there's always old issues of viz to fall back on.... It was way funnier back then too 😂



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 Re: Book you are reading
Topic Originator: Andrew283  
Date:   Thu 24 Jan 15:59

BHoT by Hawking is pretty...tough to get through. Really enjoyed how he was able to describe physics in a way that Was able to improve my limited knowledge on Black holes etc. Definitely not for everyone though
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 Re: Book you are reading
Topic Originator: Rastapari  
Date:   Thu 24 Jan 16:13

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Andrew283, Thu 24 Jan 15:59

BHoT by Hawking is pretty...tough to get through. Really enjoyed how he was able to describe physics in a way that Was able to improve my limited knowledge on Black holes etc. Definitely not for everyone though


Has he not gone back on what he first thought though, changed his mind?

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 Re: Book you are reading
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Thu 24 Jan 16:58

I seem to recall he changed his mind on something to do with black holes.



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 Re: Book you are reading
Topic Originator: DayMan  
Date:   Thu 24 Jan 17:04

I'm reading Natives by Akala. It's pretty thought provoking so far but I'm only just a few chapters in.

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He's a master of karate & friendship for everyone.
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 Re: Book you are reading
Topic Originator: Rastapari  
Date:   Thu 24 Jan 17:16

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DayMan, Thu 24 Jan 17:04

I'm reading Natives by Akala. It's pretty thought provoking so far but I'm only just a few chapters in.


Akala is an interesting dude, very much enjoy listening to his thoughts and musings...

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 Re: Book you are reading
Topic Originator: richie5401  
Date:   Thu 24 Jan 18:30

Here you go Rasta,Widders

https://www.nature.com/news/2004/040712/full/news040712-12.html
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 Re: Book you are reading
Topic Originator: Malcolm Canmore  
Date:   Thu 24 Jan 19:50

“Perfidia” by James Elroy (for the third time). Looking forward to “The Border” by Don Winslow, published 28 Feb.

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 Re: Book you are reading
Topic Originator: Rastapari  
Date:   Thu 24 Jan 20:07

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richie5401, Thu 24 Jan 18:30

Here you go Rasta,Widders

https://www.nature.com/news/2004/040712/full/news040712-12.html


Yep, thought so.
I posted it before and I stand by it....given he spoke with a glorified speak n spell...how does anyone know if he was or wasn't the most elaborate puppet show of the last century?

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 Re: Book you are reading
Topic Originator: Never10yairds  
Date:   Thu 24 Jan 20:10

Oooft Rasta lol
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 Re: Book you are reading
Topic Originator: Superally  
Date:   Thu 24 Jan 20:25

Stuart MacBride - A dark so deadly. Cant beat a bit of "Tartan Noir"



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 Re: Book you are reading
Topic Originator: JTH123  
Date:   Thu 24 Jan 22:42

Volume 13 of Mark Dawson's John Milton series.
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 Re: Book you are reading
Topic Originator: Rastapari  
Date:   Fri 25 Jan 13:55

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Never10yairds, Thu 24 Jan 20:10

Oooft Rasta lol


There are videos from alleged ex "handlers" who say he was deliberately debilitated. Not sure of the validity...but can anyone determine the validity that what he said was his own words?

Let's face it more elaborate ruses than that have been pulled off.

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 Re: Book you are reading
Topic Originator: desparado  
Date:   Sat 26 Jan 20:47

Getting near the end of my current read and I will certainly pick one that has been mentioned on here for my next.
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 Re: Book you are reading
Topic Originator: RhinoPars  
Date:   Thu 31 Jan 21:21

I tend to usually have a few books on the go at any one time. Currently almost finished Misbehaving - the Making of Behavioural Economics by Richard Thaler and over half way through Bounce - The myth of talent and the power of practice by Matthew Syed, Nicholas Taleb’s Skin in the Game and David Sumpter’s (Liverpool fan with lifelong affection for the Pars) Soccermatics - Mathematical Adventures in the Beautiful Game. Finished first three chapters of Stephen Hawking’s Brief Answers to the Big Questions and just started Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
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 Re: Book you are reading
Topic Originator: parsmad68  
Date:   Fri 1 Feb 13:14

Book club forum!
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 Re: Book you are reading
Topic Originator: camW00dS  
Date:   Mon 4 Feb 14:52

The Dark Tower by glorious Stephen King
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 Re: Book you are reading
Topic Originator: TigerPar  
Date:   Mon 4 Feb 22:11

Working my way through the Dune series again, just finished Children of Dune so onto God-Emperor next.
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 Re: Book you are reading
Topic Originator: donj  
Date:   Mon 4 Feb 22:34

Had forgot all about that.I'll be reading it again soon.
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 Re: Book you are reading
Topic Originator: Rastapari  
Date:   Tue 5 Feb 22:40

Quote:

DayMan, Thu 24 Jan 17:04

I'm reading Natives by Akala. It's pretty thought provoking so far but I'm only just a few chapters in.


Just been given this for my birthday, looking forward to chewing on✊

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 Re: Book you are reading
Topic Originator: 1970par  
Date:   Thu 14 Feb 20:45

I e just finished reading a book about the racehorse Dusty Carpet, it was never beaten
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