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#4341  Postby Macdoc » Sep 28, 2018 4:54 pm

Yeah ....was a whole new experience for me since after I read them all the first time I got my sailplane licence and spend half my time in Australia plus read a lot more history so his insights resonate.

I tell you tho predicting the Hood's sinking was pretty damned spooky. Hope he's wrong on nuclear war
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#4342  Postby Macdoc » Oct 07, 2018 2:45 pm

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Looks good ...not many reviews but the one was enthusiastic and the price was correct at $1.99 on Amazon.
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#4343  Postby surreptitious57 » Oct 10, 2018 6:29 pm


David Icke : Everything You Need To Know But Have Never Been Told


The mad man who has been proved right again and again and again

David Icke has been warning for nearly thirty years of a coming global Orwellian state in which a tiny few would enslave humanity through control of finance - government - media - and a military police Gestapo overseeing 24 7 surveillance
of a microchipped population

He has said that physical reality is an illusion and what we think is the world is a holographic
simulation or Matrix created by a non human force to entrap human perception in ongoing servitude

They called him crazy - insane - a lunatic - and he was subjected to decades of ridicule - dismissal and
abuse. Oh but how things change

Today his books are read all over the world and his speaking events are watched by thousands on every
continent. Because what he has been so derided for saying is now happening in world events and even
mainstream scientists are concluding that reality is indeed a simulation

Almost every day something that David Icke said long ago is supported by happenings and evidence. As
Mahatma Gandhi said : First they ignore you - then they laugh at you - then they fight you - then you win

David Ickes time has come
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#4344  Postby crazyfitter » Oct 21, 2018 5:58 pm

I bought Macbeth by a favourite author of mine, Jo Nesbo recently but by the time I’d reached page 160 I decided to abandon it. What a crappy book I thought, set in Scotland with top policemen killing top policemen, no,no,no I thought, come on Jo do another Harry Hole please.
So I put it aside, read 2 more books then spotted a review of Macbeth explaining it was a modern take on Shakespeare’s Macbeth. So I’ve taken it up again and find it’s much more enjoyable. Funny thing the human mind, well mine anyway!
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#4345  Postby Macdoc » Oct 21, 2018 6:53 pm

one of these days I'll get into Gene Wolfe

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#4346  Postby laklak » Oct 21, 2018 7:25 pm

Rereading The Dark Tower, just finished the first volume, The Gunslinger. It's a revised, expanded, and edited version with several new scenes from what I remember of the original release. Really enjoying it, more than the first time.
A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way. - Mark Twain
The sky is falling! The sky is falling! - Chicken Little
I never go without my dinner. No one ever does, except vegetarians and people like that - Oscar Wilde
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#4347  Postby Coastal » Oct 22, 2018 10:00 am

Finally reading all the books of Terry Pratchett's Discworld that I skipped over the years. A bitter-sweet activity; it's immensely entertaining and the comedy is first class, but my reading list keeps growing while I'm finishing this off. Only 2 more books to go I think.
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Re: What'cha Readin'?

#4348  Postby surreptitious57 » Oct 31, 2018 2:35 pm


Some oldies I plan on reading again [ all of them excellent ]

Ian McEwan : Saturday
Dean Koontz : Strangers
Iain Banks : Consider Phlebas
Iain Banks : The Wasp Factory
Sven Hassel : Wheels Of Terror
Stephen King : Different Seasons
Stephen King : The Bachman Books
Clive Barker : The Damnation Game
Alastair Reynolds : Revelation Space
Sven Hassel : Legion Of The Damned
Joseph Heller : Something Happened
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#4349  Postby Fallible » Oct 31, 2018 3:58 pm

I am reading The Tattooist of Auschwitz.
She battled through in every kind of tribulation,
She revelled in adventure and imagination.
She never listened to no hater, liar,
Breaking boundaries and chasing fire.
Oh, my my! Oh my, she flies!
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#4350  Postby crazyfitter » Nov 04, 2018 3:58 pm

Reading Why Does E=mc2 by Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw. Intended to follow the maths rigorously but another good intention left by the wayside. However still getting an insight into some wonderful science. Highly recommend.
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#4351  Postby Macdoc » Nov 10, 2018 2:23 am

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Love unlikely true stories ...even better when well written - better yet by one of the key players ..very enjoyable.
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#4352  Postby Macdoc » Nov 26, 2018 5:58 am

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enjoyable read - very informative and fun at the same time....
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#4353  Postby surreptitious57 » Dec 26, 2018 3:56 am


Am currently re reading Excession by Iain Banks

Really excellent and one of the best I have read
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#4354  Postby Macdoc » Dec 26, 2018 4:01 am

Liked the TV series...like the books even better.

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#4355  Postby crazyfitter » Dec 28, 2018 7:42 pm

Reading The Cold Dish at the moment and thoroughly enjoying it. Thanks.
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#4356  Postby Macdoc » Dec 28, 2018 7:43 pm

Yeah ..perfect escapism and he makes me laugh.
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Re: What'cha Readin'?

#4357  Postby surreptitious57 » Dec 31, 2018 8:08 pm


The Real Life Of Anthony Burgess : Andrew Biswell
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Re: What'cha Readin'?

#4358  Postby fisherman » Jan 05, 2019 8:44 pm

Picked this up as it seems topical.

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Re: What'cha Readin'?

#4359  Postby surreptitious57 » Jan 15, 2019 6:04 am


I985 : Anthony Burgess / Brighton Rock : Graham Greene

Vietnam : Max Hastings [ only 8 pound instead of 30 just because the dust jacket was ripped ]
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Re: What'cha Readin'?

#4360  Postby zulumoose » Jan 15, 2019 6:58 am

The Cider House Rules - John Irving

Good way to break my lack of reading non-habit, I found it difficult to maintain interest for the first couple of chapters, but now my old love for reading has returned, and I can more easily slip into the world of the book without distractions. About 1/3 the way through so far, it helps that my internet at home is broken.
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