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  1. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles Banned Contributor

    As always FB the book is far better than the film in every instance....

    For some reason film makers just cannot get it right.
     
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  3. siffert_fan

    siffert_fan Too old to watch the Asian races live. Contributor

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    If you want a great book to provide insight into how it used to be in F1 I recommend "Rob Walker" by Michael Cooper-Evans.

    If you would like to read a brilliant parody of "The Lord of the Rings", I would suggest "Bored of the Rings" by the Harvard Lampoon, although a lot of the clever references in the book will be lost on you if you weren't familiar with American commercials of the 70s.
     
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  4. Greenlantern101

    Greenlantern101 Super Hero And All Round Good Guy Contributor

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    Anyone read a good book recently? Im at a loose end.
     
  5. Road of Bones

    Road of Bones MTC Mole Premium Contributor

    My Dad pointed me in the direction of David Weber's "Safehold" series, and I'm on book 5 already, as I can't put my Kindle down!

    Imagine a re-working of the development of the Royal Navy and British industrialisation & expansion, but set against the backdrop of a religious schism and holy war, among the surviving final enclave of humanity, driven into hiding by a ruthless alien enemy...

    ...yes, I know it sounds complicated, but it really is quite brilliant!
     
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  8. siffert_fan

    siffert_fan Too old to watch the Asian races live. Contributor

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    Just finished a re-read of Dean Koontz's novel "The Watchers". Very entertaining, and butchered in the movie.
     
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  9. Plutus

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    Finished this awesome book yesterday evening. Now looking another one of that sort.
     
  10. FB

    FB Not my cup of cake Valued Member

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    Just finished One of our Own (took a while) which is the life story of Myra Hindely. Not one for the squeamish but a fascinating read and, although the writer suffered from a lack of objectivity, it is fairly clear keeping her inside until she died was the right choice. Just started on Regga, a biography of Clay Regazzoni.
     
  11. Westy

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    I have heard some good things about a book from J. J. Abrams called "S". Has anyone read it?
     
  12. Jos the Boss

    Jos the Boss Champion Elect

    If you haven't read The Fault In Our Stars, read it, it's fantastic!
     
  13. Titch

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    I like a good travel book, one of the best IMO is... Clear Waters Rising... by Nicholas Crane.
     
  14. soccerman17

    soccerman17 Race Winner

    Cloud Atlas. Read it.
     
  15. Greenlantern101

    Greenlantern101 Super Hero And All Round Good Guy Contributor

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    I read the first 2 books and was gripped. I thought, brilliant I have found an author I like.
    Book 3 was ok but the pace of the story had dropped away. Book 4 was just terrible I was skipping whole chapters of pointless dialog, recapping of old ground. Against my better judgement I'm now on book 5 and if the pace doesn't pick up I wont be reading any others.

    The whole point of the series is to get mankind back to high technology so they can fight the aliens again. But book 1 was about naval battle in wooden ships armed with cannon and after 5 books its still about naval battles in wooden ships armed with cannon. At this rate we will need 200 books before the story concludes.

    Such a shame as book 1 and 2 were great. Other than the unpronounceable names that is.
     
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  16. Road of Bones

    Road of Bones MTC Mole Premium Contributor

    Greenlantern101 - once they start fighting in Siddarmark, it does pick up again. It shifts from Royal Navy to American Civil War. I can't wait for the next one...
     
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  17. Greenlantern101

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    Road of Bones I can't see how the author intends to get back into space unless he jumps forward a few decades.
     
  18. Andyoak

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    The Bridge is excellent.
    Tom Holt, The Walled Garden.
    Pompeii by Robert Harris.
    Jonah by James Herbert when I was a teenager.
    A sci-fi thing I found in Israel many years ago with the last pages missing that I only remember the title of when I'm drunk in the middle of the night!
    ... And Riders by Jilly Cooper for some unknown reason...
     
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  19. F1Yorkshire

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    I've started on the safehold series, well I'm onto the 5th book already. Once I get my teeth into something I don't stop! Only got 6 books downloaded so far, is there any more?
     
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  20. Road of Bones

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    No- he hasn't written book 7 yet...:bawl:
    Ace though, aren't they?:thumbsup:
     
  21. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles Banned Contributor

    What I do with books is, I read them and then tear out the last three pages and give them to the charity shop.
     
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