A good book thread

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  1. Eireleeds1

    Eireleeds1 Well-Known Member

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    dont know how many of you are into our book reading. I like good comic stuff. Recently finished the Ross O Carroll series. Great fun. There’s about fifteen books in the series. A knowledge of Dublin an advantage when reading them
     
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    I'm more of a non-fiction reader. Only humour I've really read was all of the Tom Sharpe books, the funniest being the first 2, based in South Africa.
     
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    I agree WJ, I'm more into the true stories myself. I do like to read books before they are made into films.<ok>
     
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    Shackletons way was the last book I read. A true example of a great leader. Got it on a management program at my old works and I was surprised at how good it was.
     
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    Hola.
    Just wrapping up Ken Deightons Munich... It’s a cracking read if you are into ww2 history.
     
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    He died didn't he:huh:
     
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    Is that the same as the film:huh:
     
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    Don’t think so. It’s only been out in hard back about two months afaik.
    It’s about a plot to assassinate :emoticon-0147-emo: in 1938 before he started his land grab. Not quite finished it so can’t spoil the plot.
     
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    He died:grin: I thought it was about the Israeli agents who went after the terrorists who murdered the Olympic athletics:undecided:
     
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    Was always a keen reader but because of work I wasn't able to do too much of it. However, now that I am retired I read a lot, probably too much since my wife bought me a Kindle. Funniest book I ever read? Spike Milligan's "Puckoon" by a long way.
     
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    Reada lot of Scandinavian noir and history, but the best and funniest book I've ever read is catch 22. But the !movie adaptation was ****e
     
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    Ain't it always?
     
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    spike was a ****ing genius. i told you i was poorly.
     
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    Mein Kampf - an absolute must read!!


    “Humanitarianism is the expression of stupidity and cowardice.”
    Adolf Hitler
     
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    He would have been a Brexit supporter
     
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  16. Doc

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    The full Tom Clancy set is massive and has even started the conspiracy theorists about his death. Clancy actually wrote a book which turned out to be almost the blueprint for 9/11 and he did it way before the actual event. Some really insightful geopolitics and action.

    Flashman books are awesome for a laugh as it doesn't remind me of Mighty in the slightest
     
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    The original Clancy books are fantastic, especially the Jack Ryan ones. The ones in his name after his death are very good too. Think about 5 have been made into movies so far.
     
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    Think theres around 15 books with Jack Ryan involved which involves moving through to the rainbow 1 books which involve jack Ryan jr and John Clarke with Jack still being President .
     
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    And there's the son of Jack Ryan books (& film). Plus a book about one of young Jack's cohorts too. Can't remember his name.
     
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    You mean a she.......JILL:grin:
     
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