Discussion in 'Apex Lounge' started by Speshal, Jun 14, 2012.
Yeah I've read all of Dan Brown's books. Started with the Da Vinci Code and went from there.
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F1Yorkshire thanks for the tip - though I'm still trying to get myself to read Harris's 'Enigma'.
I'm not very good at reading novels (or watching movies) based on factual things which interest me and which take the facts off into a direction that I know never did or could have happened. (For that reason I will never ever watch "U-571" whose premise is based on an outright lie, even though it has a tiny disclaimer for a second or two that it's a work of fiction.)
That's probably why I so much enjoyed Da Vinci Code despite knowing a fair bit about the "secret societies" involved, it's so far from reality that it doesn't impinge.
As for the medium, I used to read books on paper, even the Readers Digest Condensed books years ago, though now it's on the Kindle*. I always thought they were a waste of time and money, and an affectation, but my old man (in his 80s) has just junked half a ton of books and only reads his Kindle now. After a couple of years he finally persuaded me to try it - by the desperate last-ditch manoeuvre of buying me one - and now I can't do without it.
I'll still buy the odd book (like "the Cola Cowboys" about long-distance truckers in the 70s, if I can find it) because I want to own it, but if I want to read a book it'll be the Amazon Kindle version.
I'll buy books like I'd buy an E-Type DHC or a Triumph Stag, just for the sheer pleasure of ownership, but for going to work or going shopping etc. I don't give a rat's arse whether I buy, lease or rent a normal car, I just need it to travel from here to there, I don't need to own the thing.
Likewise books, for reading it's the Kindle for me from now on.
*In the interests of balance, other e-book readers are available.
But I don't care about them because I've already got one, and only one pair of eyes.
From now on though its electronic all the way for me now. Although there are some books you should own like LOTR and the Hobbit.
Anyway, I read this a few years ago and it is a really interesting book with a strapline that says all:
Rich Dad, poor Dad: What the rich teach thier kids about money that the poor do not!
The ironic thing is that the author is now bankrupt.
was on offer on Kindle. I IS GRIPPED.
Think a cross between Andy McNab, Dan Brown and 'Made up UFO Stuff' fun book. I recommend it for a bit of escapism.
I read t back when I was in primary school and forgot the majority of the story, I bought recently and I'm hooked on it.
It is a fantastically detailed, technical and well researched book and written with some humour. Very highly recommended.
It has just been bought by a big publishing company and is currently unavailable but is due for rerelease in a few weeks.
Its also being turned into a film.
Greenlantern101, wouldn't be an analogy on modern 'Earth life' by any chance?
FB not my sort of thing that. I would rather not know the details. Happy being blissfully ignorant of such evil.
FB What was the name of that idiot lord or politician who was always trying to get her released?
Separate names with a comma.