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Greenlantern101

Super Hero And All Round Good Guy
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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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Jos the Boss

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

Legs

Points Scorer
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.
 

Sakari

Race Winner
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.
 

Titch

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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.
 

cider_and_toast

Exulted Lord High Moderator of the Apex
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A good biog about Bernie is called Bernies Game by Terry Lovell. Very ballanced and well written.
 

siffert_fan

Too old to watch the Asian races live.
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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.
 

FB

Not my cup of cake
Valued Member
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.
 

FB

Not my cup of cake
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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.
 

Greenlantern101

Super Hero And All Round Good Guy
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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.
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.
 

FB

Not my cup of cake
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Just got The Toleman Story off eBay for £9.36 delivered!
 

cider_and_toast

Exulted Lord High Moderator of the Apex
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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 ? ;)
 
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