Surprised someone hasn't made it into TV. It's family rivalry in space ie got esque. Very dramatic but decent writing
I haven't. Sounds long.I'm a one for Charity bookshops. I get my spending fix now that I don't buy music and clothes very rarely.
Also, you can take a punt on stuff that you wouldn't pay full price on.
50p for Bertrand Russell's History of Western Philosophy will be the most value ever. I've read it (on and off) for over two years and still haven't got past early Middle Ages.
I must go back to that. I started it and lost interest very early. Have you read Vikram Seth's A Suitable Boy? A fantastic read.
its on the waySurprised someone hasn't made it into TV. It's family rivalry in space ie got esque. Very dramatic but decent writing
Was reading some of his magazine articles the other day, including his scathing review of Monster (he was a huge fan prior to that)If there's one book you must read on Creation Records and its history, then this is the book - My Magpie Eyes Have Seen The Prize: The Creation Records Story by David Cavanagh.
The weight of 3 bricks - but a brilliant book.
Macintyres got himself a good gig. Essentially just regurgitating old tales for a new audience.Operation Mincmeat by Ben Macintyre
I finally got round to reading this (something half of the SMB probably has done already). A fascinating true story about one of the key deceptions of WWII. Full of eccentric characters and interesting insights into the war and the secret services on both sides. There's a film seemingly coming next year (additional to the 1956 film based around one of the key protagonist's books). 9/10
just finished this. Had high hopes for it but it was a bit meh tbh. Theres a great book in there somewhere but the endless scientific descriptions became a bit tiresome. The second part of the book on new earth wasn’t given enough time either, felt kinda tacked on at the end.A few I've read lately:
Seveneves by Neal Stephenson. Thought I was going to love this but ended up being disappointed. Basically the story falls into two parts and he's spent far too much time on one part and not enough on the other. Possibly his weakest book, although there were still things I enjoyed in it.
i bought it a few years ago and its sat my shelf ever since, never had the gumption to start it. how long did it take you?Ulysses by James Joyce 10/10
Finally read it, having put it off all my adult life. It's hard work at times, but endlessly inventive (if you don't like a particular section, the next one will be completely different) and also much funnier than I expected. Other books seem a bit tame afterwards.
An awful writer. He has good ideas for plots but can’t carry them through.Second Sleep - Robert Harris
A bit shit really after a promising start and premise, never really went anywhere which is unfortunate. Usually like his books but wouldnt be recommending this to anyone.
About three weeks. I did some of it by audiobook while out walking. I highly recommend the RTE multi-cast audiobook. It's easy to get bogged down in some of the trickier sections, but listening to them brings them to life. On the other hand, some sections need to be seen on the page: formatting and italics are sometimes important to the meaning.i bought it a few years ago and its sat my shelf ever since, never had the gumption to start it. how long did it take you?