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The SMB Book thread

Discussion in 'SMB' started by Monty Pigeon, Jan 25, 2015.

  1. Mr Teatime

    Mr Teatime Goalkeeper

    You should mate. Ship of Magic is part of the Liveship Traders trilogy which sits in the middle of the bigger story arc. Invest the time - well worth it!
     
  2. The Raven

    The Raven Winger

    Catcher in the Rye. 3/10. Did nowt for me at all.

    I've got a mate who thought it was brilliant and another who thought it was garbage. I'm in the garbage camp.
     
  3. Medulla

    Medulla Striker

    Moonshot by Dan Parry about the Apollo programme.

    7/10. Focused a bit on the technical details of orbital docking and rendezvous and the like when I'd like a bit more detail on the human endeavour underlying the programme but it's a good overview nonetheless of an utterly unbelievable achievement.
     
  4. The Nude Monk

    The Nude Monk Midfield

    I proof read me own book before it went on Amazon last week, does that count?

    If so then My Cup Upset by Andy Fury. 10/10

    ;)
     
  5. niknak_123

    niknak_123 Striker

    The Good Thief's Guide To Vegas

    6/10 - canny - and an easy read on the plane. Got some funny looks off air stewardesses mind... I was flying to Vegas whilst reading it
     
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  6. Anthrax666

    Anthrax666 Midfield

    Almost finished...
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    Think its great, but a few shocking bits especially on page 111

    9/10 for me
     
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  7. Hardyman's Yugo

    Hardyman's Yugo Striker

    War of the Worlds, free download onto my kindle. 9/10, very good especially considering when it was written
     
  8. Read Papillon,after CM recommended it on here. 6 out of 10.I'd seen the film years ago,but remembered almost nothing about it.
    Am now reading "all hell let loose",again recommended on here,by Paddy o'dors,I think.
     
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2015
  9. chriswallace85

    chriswallace85 Striker

    Don't read anywhere near enough, or even as much as I'd like, and haven't read a thing in ages.

    Stokoe, Sunderland, and '73.

    11/10. Class.
     
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  10. Charmless Man

    Charmless Man Striker

    Last one I finished was Kevin Pieterson's autobiography. Obviously I expected the usual ghost written shite so, looking beyond that, it's barely even interesting. Just KP bitching about anyone and everyone who wouldn't let him have his own way.
     
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  11. Pete B

    Pete B Striker

    Paul Merton's autobiography, decent and moving at times but a bit brief about some of the major recent events; like his second wife dying and the Angus Deyton drugs scandal. Comes across a lot nicer than his HIGNFY persona comes across, if that makes sense
     
  12. willin'

    willin' Midfield

    'Lennox' and also 'The long Glasgow Kiss' by Craig Russell. Two books in the Lennox (a private investigator) series - set in 1950s Glasgow.
    Excellent read.
     
  13. fyl2u

    fyl2u Striker

    Luke Rhinehart - The Dice Man

    Awesome book. When I first read it 20 years ago, it was life-changing; (one of only 2 books I've read that I can say that about, the other being Richard Dawkins' The Selfish Gene); but I wanted to read it again, because I'm such a different person than I was then, and wanted to know whether I'd still enjoy it as much with my current outlook on life.

    I was not disappointed.

    There are references to philosophy and psychology that I won't have understood the first time around, but did this time, having read the likes of Kant and Nieztsche since then.

    It's such an intelligently-written novel; at times laugh-out-loud funny, at times erotic, at times sickening; a real roller-coaster ride. I highly recommend it.

    I've just started reading the sequel The Search For The Dice Man immediately after finishing the first one. This one is set (and was written) 20 years after the first novel (which was in turn written in the 60's). I'm about a third of the way through it and I'm enjoying it, though it is quite different to the first one so far.
     
  14. admwil

    admwil Winger

    No way Papillon is a 6/10. Fantastic book full of adventure.
     
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  15. ouro

    ouro Striker

    LZR-1143 Evolution. It's about zombies and appears to have been written by a 15 year old virgin. I have read worse zombie fiction mind, one that I can't recall the name of had a Victoria's Secret model as the lead female character that fell for the young hero. Fucking hell man, I read some shite.

    My daughter read that just before I was due to go to work in Yemen so I didn't tell her I was going there, I said I was off to Oman.
     
  16. Mackem Chris

    Mackem Chris Winger

    The Gruffalo 6/10 from me 10/10 from the bairn
     
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  17. jubblies

    jubblies Striker

    The Bible - Made up nonsense
     
  18. Sebasaurus II

    Sebasaurus II Winger

    Secret Footballer's second book - shite
    Mike Tyson's book - blass
    Escape from Camp 14 - class so far
     
  19. chriswallace85

    chriswallace85 Striker

    Such as......
     
  20. errant

    errant Striker

    this is seb, as i first saw this clip about catcher in the rye from here...

     

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