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Anthrax666

Midfield
Such as......
Id probably get banned if i copy and pasted it. Put it this way.... you are reading great stuff about the punk years, about Gen X doing gigs, getting success and then BAMM!!!! a paragraph about him doing something with a lass..... that includes his fist


Dont even think about it
 
All Quiet On The Western Front (again:() 7/10

The most well know world war one fiction book. Extremely powerful story of the life of several German soldiers and there struggle though the war. Its a must read book for everyone

Unfourtunatly I'm re-doing my Engligh Lit A-level coursework so this is the forth time I have read the thing and world war one never interested me anyway.
 

Steeeeed

Winger
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.
How was Yemen?
 

SYB_DC

Winger
I usually read one fiction and one non-fiction in parallel. The most recent ones I finished were Jo Nesbø's Cockroaches (Norwegian crime fiction; this one wasn't as good as some others of his. 6.5/10) and First In, a book about the CIA in Afghanistan right after 9/11 (6/10, as it is difficult to be sure how much in such books is actually true).
 
The Establishment by Owen Jones.
Some good points. Some stuff I already knew, some stuff that made me angry, some stories that he stretched to suit his agenda. 6.5/10
What I talk about when I talk about running. Haruki Murakami

Enjoying it so far. Combines two off my current pastimes, writing and running. 7/10
 
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.
Whatever you think of Catcher in the Rye (I've never got more than ten pages in), this non-fiction memoir is well worth reading (9/10):

 
Flesh Wounds by Brookmyre. A solid 8/10 bit of crime fiction.

Anybody who enjoys Brookmyre or Ian Rankin may wish to try book 1 of the Laidlaw trilogy which I enjoyed. Don't bother with book 2 though and book 3 is reckoned to be worse.
 

Teejay

Winger
A History of Loneliness by John Boyne. Quite enjoyed it, very believable. 8/10. After reading that and then watching Godfather 3, decided to read David Yallops book about Pope John Pual I. About quarter of the way through.
 

sid84763

Midfield
The Power of The Dog - Don Winslow - 8/10, very good.

Now reading American Sniper to see what all the hype is about.
 
Was passed on this book. It was readable but not challenging. The ending had obviously been decided and then 98% of the book was leading you to think one thing then just at the end, all was revealed. Disappointing. Not a page turner, had just enough about it to keep you reading until end. 4 out of 10. See also front cover: not fiendishly addictive, not the very definition of a page turner.
 
Was passed on this book. It was readable but not challenging. The ending had obviously been decided and then 98% of the book was leading you to think one thing then just at the end, all was revealed. Disappointing. Not a page turner, had just enough about it to keep you reading until end. 4 out of 10. See also front cover: not fiendishly addictive, not the very definition of a page turner.
Never believe anything you read in The Guardian.
 
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Read The Litigators by John Grisham whilst travelling to London and back home the other day. Really enjoyed it and the characters were built up well. The court room scenes were enjoyable and he built up moments where you wondered if people were going to shaft each other through greed.

4/5
 

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