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21Books. - Page 2 Empty Re: Books. Fri Jan 16 2015, 11:41

xmiles

xmiles
Jay Jay Okocha
Jay Jay Okocha

I love reading. Always have. I prefer print but I take a kindle with me when I go on holiday or travel.

I read a lot of non-fiction, mainly history, as well as fiction. I like good quality science fiction and thrillers.

I tried Gone Girl but hated it.

22Books. - Page 2 Empty Re: Books. Fri Jan 16 2015, 11:47

wanderlust

wanderlust
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse

Just read "Cutting for Stone" which had a decent plot and interesting setting but was full of details of surgery throughout so I found it a bit wearing - I can only take so much gore and this book was awash with it.
Almost as if the author felt compelled to share all the medical research, so it was compelling but gory.

23Books. - Page 2 Empty Re: Books. Fri Jan 16 2015, 12:31

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse

Just started buying audio books too.
Listening on the go is just the job.

24Books. - Page 2 Empty Re: Books. Fri Jan 16 2015, 13:24

Norpig

Norpig
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse

i mainly read books relating to music and musicians now. I've read the autobiographies by Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook Pete Townshend and Stewart Copeland recently and am currently reading a book about Martin Hannett (the producer who did all the Joy Division stuff and other Factory bands, he also worked with U2 on their first single).

I've got a load to wade through as well yet, Morriseys autobiography, a book aout the rise and fall of Factory records and the collections of lyrics and other articles about Ian Curtis and Nick Drake.

As for fiction, not so much these days but i still love James Ellroy.



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25Books. - Page 2 Empty Re: Books. Fri Jan 16 2015, 13:35

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse

Have you read 'Inside Out: A personal History of Pink Floyd', by Nick Mason?
A must for Floyd fans.

26Books. - Page 2 Empty Re: Books. Fri Jan 16 2015, 13:38

Norpig

Norpig
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse

boltonbonce wrote:Have you read 'Inside Out: A personal History of Pink Floyd', by Nick Mason?
A must for Floyd fans.

not yet but i'll keep an eye out for it, have you read any books about Syd Barrett? Always fancied looking into him more and also Peter Green.

27Books. - Page 2 Empty Re: Books. Fri Jan 16 2015, 13:43

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse

Read nothing on Syd Barrett,but read this on Peter Green.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Peter-Green-Founder-Fleetwood-Biography/dp/1898141134/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1421415578&sr=1-5&keywords=peter+green

A newer edition has been released according to amazon.

28Books. - Page 2 Empty Re: Books. Fri Jan 16 2015, 15:06

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Guest

Going through a sci-fi phase at the moment so read the first of Margaret Atwood's Maddaddam series which was brilliant, definitely recommend it. Just finished Arthur C Clarke's Rendezvous with Rama which was good. Philip K dick Man in the High Castle next I think. Can't remember who said it but I bought the Hopkins Manuscript by R C Sheriff which is on the list too.

29Books. - Page 2 Empty Re: Books. Fri Jan 16 2015, 15:09

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse

bwfc1874 wrote:Going through a sci-fi phase at the moment so read the first of Margaret Atwood's Maddaddam series which was brilliant, definitely recommend it. Just finished Arthur C Clarke's Rendezvous with Rama which was good. Philip K dick Man in the High Castle next I think. Can't remember who said it but I bought the Hopkins Manuscript by R C Sheriff which is on the list too.
That was me. The Hopkins manuscript is a minor classic,and disgracefully neglected.
'Something wicked this way comes', by Ray Bradbury is another must.

30Books. - Page 2 Empty Re: Books. Fri Jan 16 2015, 15:22

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Guest

I'll add it to the list, cheers Bonce

31Books. - Page 2 Empty Re: Books. Fri Jan 16 2015, 15:32

Norpig

Norpig
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse

Natasha Whittam wrote:The best books ever written are the Adrian Mole books.

have to agree Nat, love the early books especially

32Books. - Page 2 Empty Re: Books. Fri Jan 16 2015, 15:42

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse

P G Wodehouse always has me on the floor. Can't think of a funnier writer.

33Books. - Page 2 Empty Re: Books. Fri Jan 16 2015, 16:13

xmiles

xmiles
Jay Jay Okocha
Jay Jay Okocha

Norpig wrote:i mainly read books relating to music and musicians now. I've read the autobiographies by Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook Pete Townshend and Stewart Copeland recently and am currently reading a book about Martin Hannett (the producer who did all the Joy Division stuff and other Factory bands, he also worked with U2 on their first single).

I've got a load to wade through as well yet, Morriseys autobiography, a book aout the rise and fall of Factory records and the collections of lyrics and other articles about Ian Curtis and Nick Drake.

As for fiction, not so much these days but i still love James Ellroy.

Have you read the latest Ellroy? Not up to his usual standard but still good.

Curious to hear what you make of the Morrissey autobiography as he has always struck me as a complete and utter twat.

34Books. - Page 2 Empty Re: Books. Fri Jan 16 2015, 16:19

xmiles

xmiles
Jay Jay Okocha
Jay Jay Okocha

bwfc1874 wrote:Going through a sci-fi phase at the moment so read the first of Margaret Atwood's Maddaddam series which was brilliant, definitely recommend it. Just finished Arthur C Clarke's Rendezvous with Rama which was good. Philip K dick Man in the High Castle next I think. Can't remember who said it but I bought the Hopkins Manuscript by R C Sheriff which is on the list too.

Man in the High Castle is a classic.

Depending on what kind of sci-fi you like I would recommend Iain M Banks, Alistair Reynolds and Peter Hamilton. Banks non sci-fi is good too. For the ordinary fiction he drops the M from his name. Try The Wasp Factory - that's a book you are unlikely to forget once you've read it.

35Books. - Page 2 Empty Re: Books. Fri Jan 16 2015, 16:21

Norpig

Norpig
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse

i haven't read the latest Ellroy yet, i think i may be a few behind as the last one i read was the cold six thousand. I'll let you know about Morrisey, i think the same but it was a Christmas present!



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36Books. - Page 2 Empty Re: Books. Fri Jan 16 2015, 16:23

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse

xmiles wrote:
bwfc1874 wrote:Going through a sci-fi phase at the moment so read the first of Margaret Atwood's Maddaddam series which was brilliant, definitely recommend it. Just finished Arthur C Clarke's Rendezvous with Rama which was good. Philip K dick Man in the High Castle next I think. Can't remember who said it but I bought the Hopkins Manuscript by R C Sheriff which is on the list too.

Man in the High Castle is a classic.

Depending on what kind of sci-fi you like I would recommend Iain M Banks, Alistair Reynolds and Peter Hamilton. Banks non sci-fi is good too. For the ordinary fiction he drops the M from his name. Try The Wasp Factory - that's a book you are unlikely to forget once you've read it.
The Wasp Factory is a great read.
Only really started reading his stuff in the last few years.

37Books. - Page 2 Empty Re: Books. Fri Jan 16 2015, 16:26

xmiles

xmiles
Jay Jay Okocha
Jay Jay Okocha

Norpig wrote:i haven't read the latest Ellroy yet, i think i may be a few behind as the last one i read was the cold six thousand. I'll let you know about Morrisey, i think the same but it was a Chrsitmas present!

Assuming you are reading them in sequence you only have Blood's A Rover to read to finish his Underworld USA trilogy and then you can get Perfidia which is set before the LA Quartet in 1941.

38Books. - Page 2 Empty Re: Books. Fri Jan 16 2015, 16:37

Guest


Guest

Anyone read George P Pelecanos? I've read a couple of the DC quartet series and really enjoyed them. Good crime novels. And he did a lot of work on the Wire, so he must be a boss.

39Books. - Page 2 Empty Re: Books. Fri Jan 16 2015, 16:53

Reebok Trotter

Reebok Trotter
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse

boltonbonce wrote:P G Wodehouse always has me on the floor. Can't think of a funnier writer.

Tom Sharpe's earlier stuff was brilliant. Riotous Assembly, Indecent Exposure, The Throwback and Vintage Stuff all had me in stitches. His early Wilt novels were funny as well.

40Books. - Page 2 Empty Re: Books. Fri Jan 16 2015, 16:57

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse

Agree about Sharpe. Loved 'Blott on the Landscape.
The TV version was great too.

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