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  1. Greenlantern101

    Greenlantern101 Super Hero And All Round Good Guy Contributor

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    I've finished book 5 in the Safehold series and although it was much better than book 4 I don't think I will be reading any more of them for a whilst. Its all a bit slow and samey after 5 books. I am pretty sure I could predict exactly what happens in book 6 without even reading it. If someone could give me a shout when he writes the final book I might read that.

    Now reading 'Name and number' by John Hoskinson, based on a true story of a first offender at HMP Blackthorpe (name change I assume to prevent from being sued). Short book but I am really enjoying it.
     
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  3. Jos the Boss

    Jos the Boss Champion Elect

    I read the Divergent trilogy, there is such a big twist in Allegiant you will not see it coming, I would recommend!
     
  4. Legs

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    Read a fair bit of Stephen King recently - Misery is excellent, as is IT, The Stand and all the stories in Different Seasons. Read The Gunslinger but stalled and haven't yet embarked on the remainder of the Dark Tower series...
    Currently reading The Girl Who Saved The King Of Sweden, by Jonas Jonasson, which is a bit Tom Sharpe-esque - outrageously daft.
     
  5. GermanF1

    GermanF1 Race Winner Contributor

    I just finished "The Circle" from Dave Eggers. Utterly brilliant.
     
  6. Sakari

    Sakari Race Winner

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    now I am reading Spring in Action and R in Action. Technical manuals... that's what I've been reading last 8 years. I used to love reading good novels, but somehow that habit has died. One of my favorite writers is Norman Mailer. Everything I've read from him is top quality.. up there with Dostojevsky and Hemingway.
     
  7. Titch

    Titch Champion Elect Premium Contributor

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    Just read "The Genesis Secret" by Tom Knox. It's well written and the plot line is brilliant. But there is far to much gory description, which I had to skip over.
     
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  8. Greenlantern101

    Greenlantern101 Super Hero And All Round Good Guy Contributor

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    I know I am rather a long way behind the game here, but I have started reading 'game of thrones' never seen the tv series. Can't stop reading. Brilliant.
     
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  9. gethinceri

    gethinceri Daniil Kvyat Fan. Alfa Romeo Fan. Contributor

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    Strap yourself in Greenlantern101.
     
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  10. FB

    FB Not my cup of cake Valued Member

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    Bernie by Susan Watkins - sycophantic crap.
     
  11. cider_and_toast

    cider_and_toast Exulted Lord High Moderator of the Apex Staff Member Premium Contributor

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    A good biog about Bernie is called Bernies Game by Terry Lovell. Very ballanced and well written.
     
  12. siffert_fan

    siffert_fan Too old to watch the Asian races live. Contributor

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    I am reading the book "1967 Chris Amon and the year of living dangerously". In it, there is the perfect description of the 330 P4 sport prototype and 312/ 67 F1 car, both of which Chris drove. It said "both were beautiful, but comparing the former to the latter would be like comparing Sophia Loren to Audrey Hepburn".

    I couldn't agree more.
     
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  13. FB

    FB Not my cup of cake Valued Member

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    Currently reading Lunches with the Legends by Maurice Hamilton. It's a compilation for his interviews for F1 magazine but with some extra bits. Fascinating read, really got some new insights in to the sport and as I'm not a subscriber to F1 magazine it was all new.
     
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    FB Not my cup of cake Valued Member

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    Courtesy of The Works, a biography of Piers Courage landed on my door step yesterday. If you are looking for discount books on F1 it's worth giving their website a browse.
     
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  15. Greenlantern101

    Greenlantern101 Super Hero And All Round Good Guy Contributor

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    Just finished this Titch. Good book but I agree the torture scenes are horrific and largely not even required as a part of the story. The graphic descriptions has put me off reading other books by Mr Knox. I thought Andy McNab was bad.

    Now started Watchers siffert_fan

    Also just bought Fatherland by Robert Harris for reading after Watchers. I enjoyed Harris's Enigma and Pompeii.
     
  16. cider_and_toast

    cider_and_toast Exulted Lord High Moderator of the Apex Staff Member Premium Contributor

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    Fatherland is a great book. :thumbsup:
     
  17. FB

    FB Not my cup of cake Valued Member

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    Just got The Toleman Story off eBay for £9.36 delivered!
     
  18. cider_and_toast

    cider_and_toast Exulted Lord High Moderator of the Apex Staff Member Premium Contributor

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    Can I borrow it when you've finished with it ?? :D

    I know it's been confirmed by other sources but the story of Derek Warwick at Brands Hatch in 83 never fails to raise a smile. Now just how did they put in those blindingly quick laps ? ;)
     
  19. FB

    FB Not my cup of cake Valued Member

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    There's still two copies left cider_and_toast
     
  20. Jen

    Jen Here be dragons. Contributor

    i.e buy your own copy :D
     
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  21. cider_and_toast

    cider_and_toast Exulted Lord High Moderator of the Apex Staff Member Premium Contributor

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    You've changed FB. Just cause I still owe you a coffee :p
     

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