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    Thanks . How did I miss that? Ok second book of Rebus series and Marching Powder bought last night.

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    Away to start this. Could be interesting in regards to the Steeler rivalry

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    Just bought the entire collection of H.P Lovecrafts work for 99p on Kindle.

    Heavy going but still quite charming, as far as novels on madness and psychotic horror go.

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    Being Nixon - Evan Thomas (he penned an excellent biography of Bobby Kennedy that goes beyond all the schmaltzy hero worship and lefty mythology b0llocks).

    Albert Speer: Hitler's Architect by Martin K1tchen


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    I'm currently reading "The Prize - The Quest for Oil, Money & Power" by Daniel Yergin.
    Have to admit that it is pretty heavy going with a sh!tload of information but you do find out quite a lot about how oil exploration and exporting has been key to numerous conflicts around the world. My only gripe with it is that it tends to jump back and forth within a decade so it can confuse slightly of where you are in the grand scheme of things.
    I'm led to believe it only goes as far as 1991 so that's a bit of a shame as I would love to know how the US/UK have been messing about since then.

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    'Miss and Misses'

    Written by D. Goodwillie'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goalposter
    'Miss and Misses'

    Written by D. Goodwillie'
    Is this about his personal or professional life? :-p

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    On a book frenzy. Next up this.

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    Just finishing off Barnaby Rudge, by ****ens. A hell of a dry read, but getting better towards the end.

    I've just about read all ****ens books now and would have to say Barnaby and Tale of Two Cities are the weakest of his writings IMO.

    I mind at school a teacher once told me ****ens wasn't meant to be read by boys like me, implying I was too thick, which may well have been the case, but I did like reading and since then I have read, bar Our Mutual Friend and enjoyed them all, so GIRFUY you bitter auld bag.

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    Suggestions for historical fiction gents? Probably Scottish or British preferred but anything 'decent'.
    I know that's a wide scope

    Responsible for filling my dad's kindle - his one nod to technology. (He doesn't even have a mobile!)
    That's him exhausted Ken Follett - so anybody else of his ilk? Fitiver that is - historical fiction nae my bag.

    (Saw your recommendation for Igguldson Ajja & downloaded his War of the Roses series )


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    Dont do fiction im afraid

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    My sharney arse, set in furry boots and the shire


    Logan Mcrae book 10




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    The Establishment: And How They Get Away With It by Owen Jones

    A great insight into how far Britain has moved to the right since 1980 (unbroken Tory and Tory-lite rule for 35 years now). Gap between the rich and the rest has never been wider and successive governments still roll over to the Murdochs, Amazons etc.

    Selling off state industries, no support to key / strategic employers in hour of need, etc. etc.

    A real eye opener.

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    Dic Kens is a censored word

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    Currently reading Cormac McCarthy's Border trilogy. Pretty good, rather bleak like.
    Same dude who wrote No Country for Old Men, The Road, Blood Meridian etc. The latter is one of my favourite things I've read in recent years, despite being ludicrously dark.

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    Had The Road on audio book and never finished it. Keep meaning to return to it.Enjoyed it.

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    It's a cracker like, probably the best introduction to McCarthy's stuff as well. I read it in a single sitting one hungover day.

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    All the fascinating O/T posts

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