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121 Re: Books. on Tue Jun 20 2017, 22:41

wanderlust

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Nat Lofthouse
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wanderlust wrote:
Chairmanda wrote:If you enjoy mysteries, wanders, can I recommend the author Robert Goddard? If you haven't read any, I can specifically recommend Past Caring, and Into the Blue.
Will do but currently reading the detectives daughter by Lesley Thomson - it's creepy.
Guessed who did it at 50%, confirmed at 70% but was reasonably happy with the denouement. 7/10

122 Re: Books. on Fri Jun 30 2017, 21:18

boltonbonce

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'A Horse Walks Into A Bar' by David Grossman.

Brilliant.

123 Re: Books. on Fri Jun 30 2017, 21:41

Natasha Whittam

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May I suggest your next read:

124 Re: Books. on Fri Jun 30 2017, 21:43

boltonbonce

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:rofl: Can't see anything there that suits me.

125 Re: Books. on Fri Jun 30 2017, 21:44

Natasha Whittam

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boltonbonce wrote::rofl: Can't see anything there that suits me.

There isn't a slipper on the planet that suits anyone.

Fuck me, it's Friday night and I'm discussing the merits of fucking slippers.

Shoot me.

126 Re: Books. on Fri Jun 30 2017, 21:50

boltonbonce

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I get most of my slippers on prescription. Zip ups. Some of them have been shown on TV.

127 Re: Books. on Fri Jun 30 2017, 21:53

Bwfc1958

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Tinned Toms - You know it makes sense!
My slippers suit me. I've a nice pair of backless hard bottomed ones that I can go outside in, to the bin for example, and a nice comfy pair for in the house that say no.1 dad on them that I got for father's day. It might sound a bit sad, but I can pull this shit off.

128 Re: Books. on Fri Jun 30 2017, 21:57

boltonbonce

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Bwfc1958 wrote:My slippers suit me. I've a nice pair of backless hard bottomed ones that I can go outside in, to the bin for example, and a nice comfy pair for in the house that say no.1 dad on them that I got for father's day. It might sound a bit sad, but I can pull this shit off.
Backless slippers! No.
I'm afraid they can't possibly be allowed into the 'slippers' category.  They're simply flip flops with attitude.
No way would you be allowed into the Bumchums slipper club wearing those.

129 Re: Books. on Fri Jun 30 2017, 22:01

Bwfc1958

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Tinned Toms - You know it makes sense!
boltonbonce wrote:
Bwfc1958 wrote:My slippers suit me. I've a nice pair of backless hard bottomed ones that I can go outside in, to the bin for example, and a nice comfy pair for in the house that say no.1 dad on them that I got for father's day. It might sound a bit sad, but I can pull this shit off.
Backless slippers! No.
I'm afraid they can't possibly be allowed into the 'slippers' category.  They're simply flip flops with attitude.
No way would you be allowed into the Bumchums slipper club wearing those.
There was a time in the not too distant past I'd have agreed with you, but these bad boys are the hard nuts of the slipper world. If you are comparing them to biscuits, they would be chocolate chip hobnobs.

130 Re: Books. on Fri Jun 30 2017, 22:04

boltonbonce

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I'll check them out. Might improve my sexual allure,which has,for some reason,reached an all time low.

Anyway,why shouldn't I have mustard pickles and cheese for supper?

131 Re: Books. on Sat Jul 01 2017, 02:23

wanderlust

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boltonbonce wrote:I get most of my slippers on prescription. Zip ups. Some of them have been shown on TV.
I get mine from hotel rooms. They are usually white with the hotel's name on and tend to fall apart if you get them wet whilst putting the bins out. 
I think of them as disposables.

132 Re: Books. on Sat Jul 01 2017, 04:53

boltonbonce

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Shameful. No wonder you posted at 2.23. Very Happy

Why the hell am I awake?

Ah,I remember.

133 Re: Books. on Sun Jul 02 2017, 19:19

gloswhite

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Youri Djorkaeff
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Once had a pair of Bolton Wanderers slippers, a few years ago, from one of my daughters. Lasted one winter and fell to bits. i took it as a sign of things to come, (and was right, unfortunately)

134 Re: Books. on Mon Jul 03 2017, 14:20

Reebok Trotter

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I bought a pair of slippers from Shoezone only last week. A bargain at £4.99. Not backless though. I don't do backless.  I'm wearing them at the moment and I'm a picture of sartorial elegance if I do say so myself.

135 Re: Books. on Mon Jul 03 2017, 14:26

boltonbonce

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Well done RT. A man has a right to wear slippers in his own home. 

Despite the mockery,we have to stick to our guns.

136 Re: Books. on Mon Jul 03 2017, 14:32

Reebok Trotter

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I totally agree. There is something quaint and dignified in a pipe and slippers.

137 Re: Books. on Mon Jul 03 2017, 14:35

boltonbonce

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138 Re: Books. on Mon Jul 03 2017, 18:09

finlaymcdanger

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Andy Walker
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Timbuktu arrived today, Bonce. The English version!

139 Re: Books. on Mon Jul 03 2017, 18:12

boltonbonce

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finlaymcdanger wrote:Timbuktu arrived today, Bonce. The English version!
cheers  Strangely enough Fin,I recommended a book to Breadman some time ago,and he did exactly the same thing.

140 Re: Books. on Tue Jul 04 2017, 07:15

finlaymcdanger

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boltonbonce wrote:
finlaymcdanger wrote:Timbuktu arrived today, Bonce. The English version!
cheers  Strangely enough Fin,I recommended a book to Breadman some time ago,and he did exactly the same thing.

We'll the first copy has made its way to a nice German family at the kids school.

141 Re: Books. on Tue Jul 04 2017, 09:26

wanderlust

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Just reading The Hidden Oasis by Paul Sussman. Proper lightweight - the guy writes like a Hollywood film script - or rather that it comes across as if he's desperate for somebody to make it into a film - and it's a cliche ridden archaeological/Egyptological romp vaguely reminiscent of the Indiana Jones style.

An easy read and a bit of fun but no more.

142 Re: Books. on Tue Jul 04 2017, 11:02

Natasha Whittam

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I never read more than the first two books by an author because they are all shit.

The first book has to be good to get it published, the second book equally good to get a long term deal. Then the author just writes any old shit and the "fans" go out and buy it regardless.

By book 10 the "fans" finally cotton on that the author is taking the piss - but by then the author is a very rich person and no longer gives a shit.

143 Re: Books. on Tue Jul 04 2017, 11:06

boltonbonce

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Natasha Whittam wrote:I never read more than the first two books by an author because they are all shit.

The first book has to be good to get it published, the second book equally good to get a long term deal. Then the author just writes any old shit and the "fans" go out and buy it regardless.

By book 10 the "fans" finally cotton on that the author is taking the piss - but by then the author is a very rich person and no longer gives a shit.

The Mr Men books are quality. Bit of a dip around number 34 to 36, but you can't have everything.

144 Re: Books. on Tue Jul 04 2017, 11:21

Reebok Trotter

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Natasha Whittam wrote:I never read more than the first two books by an author because they are all shit.

The first book has to be good to get it published, the second book equally good to get a long term deal. Then the author just writes any old shit and the "fans" go out and buy it regardless.

By book 10 the "fans" finally cotton on that the author is taking the piss - but by then the author is a very rich person and no longer gives a shit.


Lee Child has been pretty consistent with his Jack Reacher novels. His first novel, the Killing Floor was a best seller and all his subsequent books have been on point. Michael Connolly is another crime writer who has made Harry Bosch into a household name.

145 Re: Books. on Tue Jul 04 2017, 11:23

boltonbonce

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The Harry Potter books are massively overrated,but JK has done very well out of them.

146 Re: Books. on Tue Jul 04 2017, 11:28

wanderlust

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Reebok Trotter wrote:
Natasha Whittam wrote:I never read more than the first two books by an author because they are all shit.

The first book has to be good to get it published, the second book equally good to get a long term deal. Then the author just writes any old shit and the "fans" go out and buy it regardless.

By book 10 the "fans" finally cotton on that the author is taking the piss - but by then the author is a very rich person and no longer gives a shit.


Lee Child has been pretty consistent with his Jack Reacher novels. His first novel, the Killing Floor was a best seller and all his subsequent books have been on point. Michael Connolly is another crime writer who has made Harry Bosch into a household name.
I like Jack Reacher for a holiday read because it moves along quickly and the writing is stylish even if the story lines are a bit predictable, but I've never read Connolly and the name Harry Bosch isn't really known in this particular household. I do have one of his on my Kindle though - The Black Echo - so I might give that a try next.

147 Re: Books. on Tue Jul 04 2017, 11:33

boltonbonce

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Anyone read 'The Moving Toyshop' by Edmund Crispin?  Classic detective fiction from 1946.

148 Re: Books. on Tue Jul 04 2017, 11:46

xmiles

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Natasha Whittam wrote:I never read more than the first two books by an author because they are all shit.

The first book has to be good to get it published, the second book equally good to get a long term deal. Then the author just writes any old shit and the "fans" go out and buy it regardless.

By book 10 the "fans" finally cotton on that the author is taking the piss - but by then the author is a very rich person and no longer gives a shit.


George Orwell's first two novels were Burmese Days and A Clergyman's Daughter. His fifth and sixth were Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four but I guess you haven't read them.

149 Re: Books. on Tue Jul 04 2017, 11:49

boltonbonce

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If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever.


George Orwell.

150 Re: Books. on Tue Jul 04 2017, 12:22

Natasha Whittam

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xmiles wrote:George Orwell's first two novels were Burmese Days and A Clergyman's Daughter. His fifth and sixth were Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four but I guess you haven't read them.

I only read books written post-2000.

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