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Re: So, what are you reading at the moment? Volume 6
« Reply #30 on: August 14, 2013, 08:35:15 AM »
Straw Dogs by John Gray is an interesting book which attacks science, philosophy and religion and looks at where mankind is today and what the future holds for us.

I read it last year and felt very depressed at the fate of mankind once I'd finished it.
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« Reply #31 on: August 14, 2013, 10:09:53 AM »
Straw Dogs by John Gray is an interesting book which attacks science, philosophy and religion and looks at where mankind is today and what the future holds for us.

I read it last year and felt very depressed at the fate of mankind once I'd finished it.

Sounds like my kind of book  ;D

...must say I don't really need to read a book to confirm my opinion that we're all going to hell in a handcart but its always good to have some facts and figures to back up your convictions.  ;)

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Re: So, what are you reading at the moment? Volume 6
« Reply #32 on: August 14, 2013, 13:27:38 PM »
You'll enjoy Straw Dogs then Bisto  ;)
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Re: So, what are you reading at the moment? Volume 6
« Reply #33 on: August 14, 2013, 14:37:39 PM »
You'll enjoy Straw Dogs then Bisto  ;)

Good enough for me! I'm off to the library to track it down. Cheers!  :)

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Re: So, what are you reading at the moment? Volume 6
« Reply #34 on: August 15, 2013, 00:20:14 AM »
Yesterday I read Alice On Mars, the latest by the master of far fetched fiction, Robert Rankin. I bought it via his Facebook page and it's a 100 page short story ( 50 pages are illustrations). It was a hand numbered (638/3000) autographed/personalised copy by the great man himself. Seeing as it's as short as it is, I got through it in one afternoon sitting.

Now on The Old Man And Mr Smith by Peter Ustinov. A fable about God and The Devil meeting on Earth after a few millennia and undertaking a fact finding mission on Earth. They find it very difficult to adapt to modern day life. As it's Ustinov, I'm expecting it to be very funny.
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Re: So, what are you reading at the moment? Volume 6
« Reply #35 on: August 22, 2013, 20:27:01 PM »


Just finished this.

A great entertaining read, with some real LOL moments.


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« Reply #36 on: August 23, 2013, 08:12:42 AM »
Michael Moorcock - Tales of the Eternal Champion vol. 1 Von Bek

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Re: So, what are you reading at the moment? Volume 6
« Reply #37 on: August 23, 2013, 09:31:17 AM »
I have been slowly working my way through this over the summer.  Fascinating stuff.

He does a very good job of explaining the complexities of Balkans politics at the time (although I doubt much has changed).
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Re: So, what are you reading at the moment? Volume 6
« Reply #38 on: August 26, 2013, 18:40:44 PM »
Red Leaves by Thomas H Cook.

Nothing to do with holidays! He's a crime writer who writes 'atmospheric' psychological thrillers. Usually set in small-town mid America and told in flashback. I've read a bunch of his stuff and always enjoyed his books.
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Re: So, what are you reading at the moment? Volume 6
« Reply #39 on: August 27, 2013, 12:15:40 PM »
Picked up a couple out of a 3 volume hard back Medieval History both mint for a Tenner just need to track down the first now.

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Re: So, what are you reading at the moment? Volume 6
« Reply #40 on: August 27, 2013, 13:44:04 PM »
Got through Red Leaves in one sitting.

Now onto something I picked up last week. Welcome To Mars: Fantasies Of Science In The American Century 1847-1959 by Ken Hollings. The blurb on the back says "... draws upon newspaper articles, advertising campaigns, declassified government archives, old movies and newsreels from... when the future first took a tangible presence". Not my usual sort of thing, but I am enjoying it.
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Re: So, what are you reading at the moment? Volume 6
« Reply #41 on: August 27, 2013, 14:36:09 PM »
Robin Hobb - Assassins Apprentice

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Re: So, what are you reading at the moment? Volume 6
« Reply #42 on: August 27, 2013, 17:55:45 PM »
Just bought one of the DC Comics 'Before The Watchmen' prequel graphic novels...Comedian Rorschach.

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Re: So, what are you reading at the moment? Volume 6
« Reply #43 on: August 28, 2013, 21:58:15 PM »
#5 in the series.


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Re: So, what are you reading at the moment? Volume 6
« Reply #44 on: August 30, 2013, 10:27:49 AM »
Started reading all the Adrian Mole books again.

My boys were reading them on holiday. I am already on the third book. They are good fun and a real blast from the past.
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