The SMB Book thread

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

  1. Honestly cant think of last book i finished.

    started on a couple but not git into them..
     
  2. Reading Keane's new book at the moment. He seemed to love Sunderland,he's very money orientated and he pissed me off because he twice said that the crowd for the West brom game just before arrived was only 14,000.
     
  3. Harry Angstrom

    Harry Angstrom Striker

    Brilliant Crimbo present is Primo Levy. :lol::lol::lol:
     
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  4. WheyHey

    WheyHey Striker

    Just discoverd the Flashman novels. Last one read was Flashman and the Redskins.
    Super stuff.
     
  5. zwartekat

    zwartekat Striker

    Just finished Lingo, Lingo....etc by Gaston Dorren. Quite interesting but didn't seem to know where it was aiming at. 5/10.

    Also Do It For Your Mum about British Sea Power and the Dad of the 2 brothers in the band, written by the older brother Roy Wilkinson who was their manager in the early days. It actually concentrates quite a bit on their 80-year-old Dad becoming obsessed by indie music and, weirdly, he was originally from Sunderland and towards the end of the book they retire back to Seaburn. Can be a bit 'flowery' but still a good read. 7/10

    Some Luck by Jane Smiley was the last fiction. Thought is was terrific and the first of a trilogy so looking forward to the next. 9/10
     
  6. maygo

    maygo Winger

    Next on my list
     
  7. AB22 Easy Tiger

    AB22 Easy Tiger Nocturnal Tourist Staff Member Contributor

    Think yourself lucky you're not doing English Language.

    ;)
     
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  8. bloo71

    bloo71 Midfield

    'Chew on this' I think it's called....all about fast food industry, especially muckdonalds. Very enlightening. Someone asked on here a few days ago, what do you buy in muckdonalds.....sod all after reading this
     
  9. fishboy

    fishboy Midfield

    It woz grate
     
  10. Going to give that a go.

    I've just finished editing the first draft of my new one. Wouldn't like to give it a score just yet.;)
     
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  11. carmo3773

    carmo3773 Midfield

    Sounds canny, I'm into my medieval stuff at the moment. I'll see if it's on the kindle store, cheers marra!
     
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  12. Arkle

    Arkle Striker Contributor

    It's his second book and loosely linked to the first one, Seventy Times Seven, also a thriller but set earlier and in Northern Ireland/the deep south (Alabama, I think).
     
  13. The Spezial One

    The Spezial One Striker

    It's shit.

    It's been proven over the years that people who enjoy it tend to be any one or more of depressives, outcasts, miserable, struggling with their sexuality.

    People who think it's shit tend to be wired ok mate. Congratulations.
     
  14. SteveB

    SteveB Striker

    Read that on holiday last year. Dated as you say but enjoyed it. Never read a word of Hemingway till a year or so ago but have followed him all over Europe since
     
  15. HarrogateMackem

    HarrogateMackem Striker

    Its a powerful book so be prepared for that
     
  16. Prefab

    Prefab Midfield

    A universe from nothing - Lawrence Krauss.

    Decent read but not as enjoyable as

    The particle at the end of the universe - Sean Carroll, which I'm halfway through.

    Now if only I could read more than 2 pages a night before falling asleep I'd be able to get through more than 2 books a year. :confused:
     
  17. SteveB

    SteveB Striker

    Double cross - Ben McIntyre

    24 hour job and I don't read too often.

    Superb. About the ddouble agents in the war.

    Halfway through red or dead - book about shankly by the lad who did damned united
     
  18. Not a bad read. Likewise with the mediaeval stuff. But if you haven't read owt by Karen maitland read company of liars first. Really good book.
     
  19. moo

    moo Midfield

    Finished that today and its canny. Hardly a classic but a lot more enjoyable than some of his recent efforts.

    Got 'I'll Sleep When I'm Dead: The Dirty Life and Times of Warren Zevon by Crystal Zevon' to start tomorrow which I am looking forward to.
     
  20. Stray Cat

    Stray Cat Striker

    Joyland - Stephen King 8.5/10

    I enjoyed it. He went through an iffy time but his books are back on form. Mr Mercedes was good too and I'm reading Full Dark No Stars at the moment. On the last story now, the first 3 were really good.
     
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