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Janek
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PostSubject: Books   Tue Dec 18 2007, 14:19

Let's try this, some good books I've read recently that I'd recommend:

Glass Palace - Amitav Ghosh
Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
Shantaram - Gregory David Roberts
Last King of Scotland - Giles Foden (much better than the film)
Swing when I'm Winning - Daniel Reynolds

Also just started James Clavell's series on HK, only read the first one called "Tai Pan", but it was a good read.
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PostSubject: Re: Books   Tue Dec 18 2007, 14:55

All the James Clavell books were excellent, shame he only wrote about 6 or 7.
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PostSubject: Re: Books   Tue Dec 18 2007, 15:18

Can't wait for 'Swing When I'm Winning' to be made into a film. Truly a classic of modern day lit.
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PostSubject: Re: Books   Tue Dec 18 2007, 15:30

While waiting for that to be made into a film, you can get your discovery bay kicks from http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0108265/.

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PostSubject: Re: Books   Tue Dec 18 2007, 16:39

Janek wrote:
Let's try this, some good books I've read recently that I'd recommend:

Glass Palace - Amitav Ghosh
Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
Shantaram - Gregory David Roberts
Last King of Scotland - Giles Foden (much better than the film)
Swing when I'm Winning - Daniel Reynolds

Also just started James Clavell's series on HK, only read the first one called "Tai Pan", but it was a good read.

I'm currently reading "Wolves Eat Dogs" by Martin Cruz. Superb read. Detective thriller set in Russia.
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PostSubject: Re: Books   Tue Dec 18 2007, 16:49

I'm reading Parade Issue 34 Vol. 6 and Razzle Issue 45 vol. 4
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PostSubject: Re: Books   Tue Dec 18 2007, 16:57

I'm reading this.
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PostSubject: Re: Books   Tue Dec 18 2007, 19:44

Just finished Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson - excellent read for those my age :-)
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PostSubject: Re: Books   Tue Dec 18 2007, 22:15

Currently reading 'The Left Hand of Darkness' by Ursula Le Guin. Very different.
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PostSubject: Re: Books   Wed Dec 19 2007, 06:16

Recent good ones....'The Time Travelers Wife' , 'The Memory of Running'.
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PostSubject: Re: Books   Wed Dec 19 2007, 09:20

The Time Traveller's Wife was a goodie.
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PostSubject: Re: Books   Tue Jan 01 2008, 18:02

Anyone read Kalooki Nights by Howard Jacobson ? Brought it at Christmas along with Richard North Patterson - Exile.
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PostSubject: Re: Books   Tue Jan 01 2008, 22:20

I'm currently reading Crime and Punishment. Stunning book.
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PostSubject: Re: Books   Fri Jan 11 2008, 14:33

I'm reading "Oasis - the world's best airline" by Jeremy "Biggles" Butts.
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PostSubject: Re: Books   Fri Jan 11 2008, 14:35

Laughing That cracked me up.
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