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Re: So, what are you reading at the moment? Volume 6
« Reply #15 on: August 02, 2013, 18:16:25 PM »
Andrew Marr's  History of the World.  Ambitious but enjoyable. 
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Re: So, what are you reading at the moment? Volume 6
« Reply #16 on: August 02, 2013, 18:18:12 PM »
Andrew Marr's  History of the World.  Ambitious but enjoyable.

Ooh what happens at the end?

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Re: So, what are you reading at the moment? Volume 6
« Reply #17 on: August 02, 2013, 18:22:59 PM »
Ooh what happens at the end?
We all go to heaven of course, but you knew that already  ;)
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« Reply #18 on: August 02, 2013, 18:55:49 PM »
We all go to heaven of course, but you knew that already  ;)

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Re: So, what are you reading at the moment? Volume 6
« Reply #19 on: August 04, 2013, 17:54:32 PM »
Holiday reading over the last 12 days:
Hellraiser-Ginger Baker. The man is a tosser, good read though.
Into The Fire-Dakota Meyer. Excellent book about a sniper's time in Afghanistan. Left me feeling very angry, nothing compared to how he was left feeling though.
World War Z- forget the author. Good fun. Very satirical in places.
Now reading Life by Keith Richards. Superb stuff.
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Re: So, what are you reading at the moment? Volume 6
« Reply #20 on: August 05, 2013, 15:39:22 PM »
Vikings by Neil Oliver the Scottish television historian. I got it at Christmas as a present form the Mrs. and have been promising to read it since then.
Also reading War With The Newts by Karel Capek... very good.

I like to have a non fiiction and fiction book on the go at once.
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Re: So, what are you reading at the moment? Volume 6
« Reply #21 on: August 06, 2013, 13:32:49 PM »
Stephen Donaldson - Against All Things Ending

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Re: So, what are you reading at the moment? Volume 6
« Reply #22 on: August 06, 2013, 18:46:09 PM »
On to Dutch literature. Basically old stuff that did I not read until now.
Now reading "The Dark Room of Damokles". About the war of course. Like 90% of Dutch literature (the other 10% are ego novels :-)
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Re: So, what are you reading at the moment? Volume 6
« Reply #23 on: August 07, 2013, 17:03:20 PM »
Holiday reading :

Ian Rankin - Standing in Another Man's Grave. Latest "Rebus" novel, plenty of scope for the series to continue. Perfect holiday book.
Campbell Armstrong - The Bad Fire. Really enjoyed a few of his earlier books, but this was a bit predictable
Iain Banks - Transition. Enjoyed it more than I thought I was going to. Interesting concept and actually had a story that developed and finished (which can be an issue with Banks)
Lee Child - Killing Floor. The first "Reacher" book. Petty poor to be honest. Easy to put down and pick up though
Stuart McBride - Cold Granite. Another "series" book, this time set in Aberdeen. Ok
Mike Gayle  - The Importance of Being a Bachleor. Fluff. Wouldn't have bothered if I hadn't run out of other stuff.
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Re: So, what are you reading at the moment? Volume 6
« Reply #24 on: August 07, 2013, 22:49:27 PM »
Bez, with you on Killing Floor.
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Re: So, what are you reading at the moment? Volume 6
« Reply #25 on: August 08, 2013, 00:48:10 AM »
Just finishing off Why Evolution is True by Jerry Coyne

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Re: So, what are you reading at the moment? Volume 6
« Reply #26 on: August 13, 2013, 12:05:09 PM »
Was it true you were reading it 22/7, just to get it finished?  ::)  ;)

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Re: So, what are you reading at the moment? Volume 6
« Reply #27 on: August 13, 2013, 20:02:03 PM »
Just finishing off Why Evolution is True by Jerry Coyne



Has he come up with anything new, or is he just cashing in?

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Re: So, what are you reading at the moment? Volume 6
« Reply #28 on: August 13, 2013, 22:44:04 PM »
Has he come up with anything new, or is he just cashing in?

Hardly anything to cash in on?

It's from a few years ago (2009) and is probably the best popular-science book giving an overview for the evidence for evolution. I bought it because I read his website dailly so felt like I should support him, but it's really a great book.
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Re: So, what are you reading at the moment? Volume 6
« Reply #29 on: August 13, 2013, 23:24:59 PM »
Hardly anything to cash in on?

It's from a few years ago (2009) and is probably the best popular-science book giving an overview for the evidence for evolution. I bought it because I read his website dailly so felt like I should support him, but it's really a great book.

Its a niche market, comparatively speaking sure, but why bother if you thought it would lose money? Take that as being rhetorical I'm not axe grinding just feeling a bit mischievous Chris