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 Post subject: Re: Last Book Read
PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 8:15 pm 
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Reading the latest James Patterson book 'worst case'. It's good but not in the same league as his older stuff. Starting to lose it a bit now.


I've read 'Step on a Crack' Sparky, good read. :thumbup:


Read that one too, his older stuff, yep good one that. Pageturner. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Last Book Read
PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:43 am 
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brisingr - kinda like these books by C.Paolini , they made a movie of the first book Eragon..crap film, books will allways be 1000x better.

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 Post subject: Re: Last Book Read
PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:07 pm 
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Just read Jessie Keane's book 'dirty game' about 1960's gangland London. Good read fairplay, quite 'gritty' and a bit unrealistic at times but enjoyable.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 12:50 pm 
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Slash The Autobiography - Really liked this, some great stories in here and kept it interesting pretty much the whole way throughout which is quite rare. Most interesting part, for me, was the G'n'R days - all the stories of the early days and the progressively more erratic behaviour of Axl. Great read. 8/10.

Heavier than Heaven - Kurt Cobain's story. His life makes a pretty interesting read - he was completed messed up as a person (moreso than I previously knew). A prime example of his personality is him always giving the impression that he didn't want publicity or to be popular, but then if he felt his videos weren't getting the MTV airtime he felt he deserved then he'd be calling up his manager and complaining. The book jumps between Kurt's pov and that of those around him which can be quite hard to follow at times, but works well at the end where it's describing his last few days where nobody really knows where he was or what he was doing. A decent read but was quite laboured at times. 4/10.

Currently Reading Enter Night: A Biography of Metallica. Fairly good but not quite as in depth as I was hoping for, and doesn't give a huge amount of insight into the inner workings of the band other than the obvious. Lars is ridiculously driven, but not a particularly good drummer (at least not at the start), James is painfully shy to start with but stage presence grows after they kick out Dave (surprising to find out how...for want of a better word, redneck he is, but his upbringing kind of explains it), the 'hazing' of Jason etc. Not far off the end, I'd give it 5/10 at the moment. Bit disappointed with it but I love Metallica so I'm still glad I read it.

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 Post subject: Re: Last Book Read
PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:46 am 
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I'm not really one who reads books for fun. Hadn't read anything other than biographies since finishing my a-levels.

However I took a couple of books down from my mums for my sister to have a read of whilst she's in hospital. One of them was 'Frankie' by Kevin Lewis. Sister was having an op and I decided instead of coming home i'd wait around and got reading this book. Ended up taking the book back with me as I wanted to finish it.

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Homeless, streetwise and running away from a past she would rather forget, Francesca Mills is just another face on the streets of London. When a violent encounter leads to a man’s death, however, she is forced to leave the harsh world that has become her home and forge a new life elsewhere.

On the run, Frankie unknowingly stumbles across a dangerous secret, a secret so powerful that men will stop at nothing to protect it. She tries to build a new life, but you can only stay anonymous when no one wants to find you. Hunted by both the police and shadowy assailants with powerful connections, the odds are stacked against a woman who will do whatever it takes to protect herself – and those who mean most to her …


The first novel i've been hooked on in many yrs and have now ordered one of the authors other books. 'Kaitlyn'

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:36 pm 
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I'm currently reading Under The Dome by Stephen King. It's just your classic King type tale. It's about town in North East USA which has been cut off completely from the rest of the world by this supernatural huge glass like dome.
Attempts by the military to break through it using missiles and acid have failed and now the whole world watches as a power struggle between two sides inside the dome develops between the man the government appointed to be in charge an ex Army specialist and the power mad corrupt selectman who who won't hand over the reigns at any cost. Oh and his Son so happens to have a taste for necrophilia lol.
Lines have been drawn and sides have been taken.
Jack Reacher who some of you might know from the Lee Childs novels also gets a mention as tho he is a real person. That's the first time I've ever seen that before, a fictional character by another author being mentioned in a book as though he is a real person and I've read tons and tons of books.

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Read that Whit, pretty good read, though I spent the whole time thinking about the simpsons movie :lol:

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:24 pm 
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Arh yeah I see what you mean about the dome, I'd forgetten about that haa

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