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« Reply #60 on: January 30, 2018, 10:50:49 PM »

Disagree all books have a value - you may not agree with the content - but opinion is opinion. Currently reading about quantum physics - i have no idea what there talking about and to be honest I  am not that interested but I have started so I will finish it. You never know when it might come in handy.

There's only nobility in this if you're prepared to find out what you are reading. At least spend some time on Wikipedia about Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, when you get to it, so that you can at least follow what is going on. Or read a more basic book and come back to this one. That must be the best thing to do. Fascinating topic and deserves more love.

Not sure if it was just hyperbole, but saying you have no idea what it's on about but you'll plough on anyway is like reading a book in Klingon in the hope it suddenly becomes clear. Or watching a ten hour version of the third matrix film.

Good writing is much better than good topics. It's a true art, to be able to write well. Every page you read of Trudie from The Only Way is Love Island on Ice's autobiography is a page you miss from AA Gill or Thomas Hardy.





I love this reply Mr Tal, especially the last paragraph.

I never plough on with books I don't like. Life's too short.

PS- I would read the tractor one though.
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« Reply #61 on: January 30, 2018, 11:08:04 PM »

Hour late with the Da Vinci Code.  Talwise scoops.

My wife has a few medical books, which only serve to worsen her hypochondria.  I'd like to include them all, but there is a set of books on alternative "medicine".  I feel a sense of shame everytime I see the one marked Homeopathy.  I tell myself it is nothing to do with me, but I still feel somehow resposible for its presence. 

My kids must look at it and think, daddy is the one who reads all the books, it must be his.  Homeopathy is like a vaccine, isn't it daddy? 

Feck, I need to burn it at the first opportunity, but then there are another 4 in the set and I will probably find a copy of the Da Vinci Code behind it... and she'll probably burn my copy of Backing the Draw for Profit in retaliation.


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« Reply #62 on: January 31, 2018, 12:23:06 AM »

Don't you still get royalties - imo everything is worth a read

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I was given an advance of £1,000 for this booky wook, so had to sell that many copies of the 6,000 printed. I've received zero cheques since, just the occasional bit of paperwork to show how many have been sold. No invoice yet.
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« Reply #63 on: January 31, 2018, 12:28:37 AM »

Don't you still get royalties - imo everything is worth a read

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I was given an advance of £1,000 for this booky wook, so had to sell that many copies of the 6,000 printed. I've received zero cheques since, just the occasional bit of paperwork to show how many have been sold. No invoice yet.

Where can I be a ponce and download it for free?    Cheesy
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« Reply #64 on: February 02, 2018, 11:13:11 AM »

Apologies if mentioned before, but I have Flashman accompanying me on the train this morning!

Funny and generally marvellous so far. Any other fans?
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« Reply #65 on: February 02, 2018, 11:33:30 AM »

This is the most beautifully written book I've ever read. That it was written by someone for whom English was a second language just blows me away.

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« Reply #66 on: February 02, 2018, 06:15:30 PM »

A little bit of Fantasy if you fancy it...

The First Law Trilogy (and spin offs) by Joe Abercrombie are brilliant, and if you don't fancy reading it, the Audiobooks are incredibly well narrated by Stephen Pacey and well worth a listen, I listened to them before reading as I'm a postie and walk 10 miles a day, have a lot of time to listen to stuff!
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« Reply #67 on: February 20, 2018, 11:30:40 AM »

Half way through Banco....
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« Reply #68 on: February 28, 2018, 07:47:11 PM »

Just reading 'From Soba To Moldova' by Paul Jones.

Strongly recommend this to any serious/semi-serious punterers.
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« Reply #69 on: February 28, 2018, 08:09:05 PM »

Just reading 'From Soba To Moldova' by Paul Jones.

Strongly recommend this to any serious/semi-serious punterers.

Why?  Who is paul jones?

http://www.pauljoneshorseracing.com/soba-moldova-0

Nice paragraph bigging yourself up Chompy!  Love it.
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« Reply #70 on: February 28, 2018, 08:18:47 PM »

Just reading 'From Soba To Moldova' by Paul Jones.

Strongly recommend this to any serious/semi-serious punterers.

Why?  Who is paul jones?

http://www.pauljoneshorseracing.com/soba-moldova-0

Nice paragraph bigging yourself up Chompy!  Love it.

Hahahaha - agree on the straight line bias tho
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« Reply #71 on: March 01, 2018, 01:31:26 AM »

Just reading 'From Soba To Moldova' by Paul Jones.

Strongly recommend this to any serious/semi-serious punterers.

Why?  Who is paul jones?

http://www.pauljoneshorseracing.com/soba-moldova-0

Nice paragraph bigging yourself up Chompy!  Love it.

Haha, whoops. Honestly hadn't seen that on the website.

Knew it was in the book though obv. Wouldn't have recced it otherwise...

Actually, it's a very good read.
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« Reply #72 on: July 18, 2018, 12:17:28 PM »

Finished Banco, not quite as good as the first but still a really great read.

Is the film worth watching?

Finished The Girl Who Had No Fear, number 5 in the George Mackenzie series.



Onto Dead Men Whistling, number 9 in the Katie Maguire series.
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« Reply #73 on: June 19, 2019, 09:51:25 AM »

Been a little side tracked with the Awaken Online series;



Was a little random with the first book being offered for free on my Kindle account, wouldn't normally read a book in the LitRPG genre.

5 stars though in my opinion! Finished the main 4 books and about to start on the side quests.

Looking forward to new Spider Shepherd, Harry Hole and Lisbeth Salander books in the next couple of months, then I will get back to all the suggestions on this thread!
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« Reply #74 on: June 21, 2019, 01:43:49 AM »

Two very different books i've read recently and enjoyed (neither are new so can prob pick up cheap):

  • Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari - Chunky one about the history of humankind. Full of amazing info you won't be able to help telling others about.
  • Kill Your Friends by John Niven - Daaaaark fiction set around 90's UK music scene. Trashier British version of American Psycho. I laughed a lot
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