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Meltdown: The End of the Age of Greed by Paul Mason (Author).
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Im a big fan of the dirk pitt storys by clive cussler. My problem is I cant read while at home or when im on a break at work. Too many distractions. So I only get chance when on holiday.


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Always have a book on the go, whether non-fiction or fiction - it is essential in life....

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Currently reading THE FOUNTAIN AT THE CENTRE OF THE WORLD by Robert Newman. Good stuff.

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Currently reading THE FOUNTAIN AT THE CENTRE OF THE WORLD by Robert Newman. Good stuff.


What's the next Jay Stringer and when is it coming out?

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Currently reading THE FOUNTAIN AT THE CENTRE OF THE WORLD by Robert Newman. Good stuff.


What's the next Jay Stringer and when is it coming out?


I'm not sure how it worked but I had an email today from Amazon featuring

Runaway Town - Jay Stringer Release 26 March

it also listed


The Goldfish Heist and other stories by Jay Stringer
Beat to a pulp Hardboiled 2 - Contributor Jay Stringer
Terminal Damage - Contributor Jay Stringer


Spooky or what?

I didn't realise just how prolific you had become.

I will Kindle them I think.

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I have downloaded all of them together with Gold and Faithless Street so I will have a bit of holiday reading.

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I'm not sure how it worked but I had an email today from Amazon featuring

Runaway Town - Jay Stringer Release 26 March

it also listed


The Goldfish Heist and other stories by Jay Stringer
Beat to a pulp Hardboiled 2 - Contributor Jay Stringer
Terminal Damage - Contributor Jay Stringer



It's seeing lists like this that I realise I need a holiday :wink:

Thanks for the support. The story in Hardboiled 2 is one I'm proud of. Set in Handsworth 1985.

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Im a big fan of the dirk pitt storys by clive cussler. My problem is I cant read while at home or when im on a break at work. Too many distractions. So I only get chance when on holiday.


You should give the Isaac Bell ones a go.

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Just finished a good book, "The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry ". To me it pictured 21st century Britain perfectly, as well as being a great story.

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I'm not sure how it worked but I had an email today from Amazon featuring

Runaway Town - Jay Stringer Release 26 March

it also listed


The Goldfish Heist and other stories by Jay Stringer
Beat to a pulp Hardboiled 2 - Contributor Jay Stringer
Terminal Damage - Contributor Jay Stringer



It's seeing lists like this that I realise I need a holiday :wink:

Thanks for the support. The story in Hardboiled 2 is one I'm proud of. Set in Handsworth 1985.


Is that a sequal to the John Woo film? :wink:

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Didn't think this one out, did they?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/David-Moyes-The ... 1782199225

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Didn't think this one out, did they?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/David-Moyes-The ... 1782199225


I dunno, I think they've hedged their bets quite nicely...

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The Stand by Stephen King. One of my favourites.

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Guns of August: Barbara Tuchman

Quite simply the best book about the start of the Great War ever (sorry Max, you don't come close)

JFK when he came to power insisted that all his staff read this book. That's how good it is...

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Guns of August: Barbara Tuchman

Quite simply the best book about the start of the Great War ever (sorry Max, you don't come close)

JFK when he came to power insisted that all his staff read this book. That's how good it is...


I can vouch for this too, brilliant book.

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Regarding the First World War, I would strongly recommend Somme by Lyn Macdonald. It gives great detail of the preparations for the big push in 1916, and reveals the full horror of the slaughter that ensued.

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A revealing look at what really makes winners in sport.

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Regarding the First World War, I would strongly recommend Somme by Lyn Macdonald. It gives great detail of the preparations for the big push in 1916, and reveals the full horror of the slaughter that ensued.


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Good stuff

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Robert Massie's Dreadnought is very good, its also very long.

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I do not have the exposure to the full range of English language books here in Bulgaria so usually buy a few of the Penguin Classics range so that I can consider myself all cultured and edumacated. :roll:

The Wife bought a bag full of books both in English and Russian and decided to extract one and read it - 'A Clockwork Orange'. Now, I had seen the Stanley Kubrick film interpretation some years ago and thought it very graphic so was expecting more of the same from Burgess' book, but surprisingly, the violence, the rapes, the robberies were quite tamely narrated in my opinion.

Basically, I got the meaning of the book to depict that as Yute we all go through that stage where we are either directly or on the fringe of violence, a part of a gang or, give our allegiance to something to fight for, but in the end, we grow up and move on to more mundane things in life like settling down, getting married and raising kids.

Glad I have ticked it off my reading list, shan't want to read it again albeit, I have too say that the author must have studied Russian as the 'Nadast' or language of the teenage cult of that day used only bastardised Russian verbs and nouns. Quite clever really and if anyone requires a translation then, please ask. :wink:

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The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell. Sure KK has read this...:-) if not, why not..?? heh heh.

Also books by Colin Wilson; The Outsider and The Occult are damn good reads.

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The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell. Sure KK has read this...:-) if not, why not..?? heh heh.

Also books by Colin Wilson; The Outsider and The Occult are damn good reads.

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Will look that one up, thanks. Oh for a Federal United Kingdom.

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Currently reading, The Boy's in The Boat ( not the little fella in the boat, calm down ) It's the true story of how the University of Washington's rowing eight won Olympic gold in 1936. The background stories of the oarsmen and coaches, the setting of depression era America and Nazi era Germany, make it much more than a sports story. Well worth a look. Oh, and it's written by Daniel James Brown.

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Biocentrism by Robert Lanza 9/10 difeerent isn't the word!!
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read Dave Jones book. bit lightweight on the footy IMO. Alex Fergusons first book was better for footy, more details.

john Cleese Autobiography, pretty good, ends at the point when python starts but a good read nevertheless. I sense a sequel.

Terry Pratchett - a slip of the keyboard. decent but essentially a collection of works published elsewhere. good bits about dignitas at the arse end of the book. I wpould suggest a read of nation by terry if anyone wanted a look at his work. RIP terry.

currently reading Richard the 3rd by Paul Murray Kendal. considered to be the definitive look at the man by (some I guess) historians. does shed a different light from the portrayal by Shakespeare.

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Reading .....The French Intifada by Andrew Hussey.

Deeply disturbing to read how close to social meltdown our "friends" across the channel really are.

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Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus by Rick Perlstein

Goldwater ran against LBJ in '64 and lost. He was about as conservative as they get. Long book, first of a conservative political trilogy by Perlstein, who is a quality writer for The Nation and Mother Jones.


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The Joy Of Analingus, with a forward by Loose Women's Carol McGiffin.

A very eye opening, yet informative read, that sits perfectly on top of the cistern.

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