So, what are you reading at the moment? Volume 5

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karl



Every bit as good as the first book, cant wait to get the third book.

BaldiePete

Quote from: Andy42g on July 19, 2012, 23:19:30 pm
Got distracted by a copy of The Wasp Factory - not read this since probably when it first came out and it's one of those books which remains indelibly stamped in your mind.


A superb piece of writing that Banks has probably only bettered with The Bridge and Use of Weapons. The final revelation is stunning.

Chris Quartly

Recently finished Steven Pinker's "The Better Angels of Our Nature", probably the best book I have ever read, everyone home should have one.

http://someothersuckersparade.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-better-angels-of-our-nature-book.html
Last.fm playlist of previous 7 days:<br /><br /><br />Q's Comps<br /><br />Some Other Suckers Parade

karl


pdw1

Reread The Song Lines by Bruce Chadwin while on holiday.
One of my favourite ever reads full of brilliant insight, funny little set pieces. A sort of mythical travelogue.


Better drowned than duffers if not duffers wont drown

döm

You can check out any time you like but you can never leave!

Aging Bull

The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, by William Shirer.

Well, listening to it on audiobook - All 57 hours of it. Compelling.

Blastzone

Mon the Jambos

döm

You can check out any time you like but you can never leave!

pdw1

Quote from: dom on September 09, 2012, 23:42:49 pm


Any good?
I like his column in the Saturday Guardian.
Does anyone have any idea who he is?
Better drowned than duffers if not duffers wont drown

döm

Quote from: pdw1 on September 10, 2012, 10:03:13 am
Any good?
I like his column in the Saturday Guardian.
Does anyone have any idea who he is?


I think it's all his columns with some extra bits;  i still enjoyed it even though I've read most of the columns.  (That could be down to the onset of Alzheimer's though  ;))

He has a decent website too...

http://www.thesecretfootballer.com/

All signs seem to be pointing to Dave Kitson, the Stoke and Reading forward.

http://www.whoisthesecretfootballer.co.uk/category/leading-candidates/


Evidence


Started career in lower leagues - Cambridge

Been a member of a side promoted to the Premier League - Reading

He has played for a newly promoted Premier League club - Reading

Played last game of the season needing to win to avoid relegation - Reading

Has been relegated from Premier League - Reading

Has been a record transfer signing - Stoke bought him for record 5.5 million

That transfer did not work out - failed to score all season - played 18, 0 goals
Moved clubs on transfer deadline day - Stoke to Portsmouth

Career on the wane - was once tipped to play for England, now can't get in
Portsmouth team just relegated to League One

Friends with an African who once played in Russia - Andre Bikey at Reading

Once saw his manager pick up the chairman and throw him out the dressing room- could only be in the lower leagues surely - has to be John Beck at Cambridge

Has also talked about growing up on a council estate and from the articles has almost certainly played for teams in provincial 1 team towns - Reading, Portsmouth, Stoke
You can check out any time you like but you can never leave!

Fishy

From the Land of Honest Men.

Andy42g

September 19, 2012, 13:46:00 pm #327 Last Edit: September 19, 2012, 13:52:00 pm by Andy42g

Again. I noticed it in a box during the house move and [picked it up. Irresistible.
This is being filmed - bit of an epic undertaking I would imagine. Either that or they'll leave most of it out...
http://collider.com/cloud-atlas-movie-trailer/183689/
Hollywood should leave my favourite books well alone.
Why isn't there a sarcasm font?

Jonners

Fatty Batter (again)

Very funny cricket book if you have played the sport at any sort of level while trying to hold down a relationship
The new songs are an abomination

pdw1

September 25, 2012, 16:40:57 pm #329 Last Edit: September 25, 2012, 16:44:03 pm by pdw1
The Viceroy of Ouidah by Bruce Chatwin

A strange but intense little story.
Better drowned than duffers if not duffers wont drown