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DagenhamFox

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Who on here is into reading books?

if so what are you into?

i hadn’t really read much in anger for years apart from a few sports autobiographies until a few years ago when I picked up a book in a charity shop in Norwich, the middle of a trilogy by Charles Cumming, his Thomas Kell trilogy. I started reading it straight away whilst waiting for the misses and her friend and instantly got hooked.

He writes modern spy books and is one of a few similar authors that used to work for MI6.

I’ve since read the other two in the trilogy and I’m now just starting the second of two of his new series of books, The Box88 series. I finished the first over Christmas.

They’re brilliant, not too heavy going like some others I’ve read, but full of action and suspense.

If you’re into reading this subject I’d definitely recommend this chap.
 

Oadlad

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Faith or Fact? Gerry Coyne - blows religion out of the water
The Mechanic-inside stuff by F1 spanner man (gift)
Mind Shift - John Parrington - Marxist analysis of personality development
 

Foxgolfer

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Always read . Always have a book on the go . See it as a parallel life getting into a good book .

Currently in Ancient Rome . Reading The Cicero Trilogy by Robert Harris .
 

Uttoxfox

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I too love reading, both fiction and non fiction. Just finished the History of France by John Julius Norwich. He obviously is very fond of the country, but the feeling that they are, and always have been a bunch of supercilious surrender monkeys who couldn’t organize a piss up in a terroir permeates through.
 

glynnak

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i read my kindle daily. I get most of my books through bookbub https://www.bookbub.com/ebook-deals/recommended some are free and some 99p. I go for crime/psychological thrillers and I avoid anything that has fbi in the synopsis. Really good British crime writers are my fav Minette Walters Lynda La plante and of course Martina Cole (read Martinas in order)
I dont think Minette Walters writes any more but the 10 or so of hers are brilliant with really strong characters.
hope this helps
 

Rodneyfernsfeet

We must be in heaven man
Remember a great scene in Porridge, can't remember the characters name but he was played by Brian Glover
"I read a book once-green it was", brilliant
 

Blue

Formerly known as Zorro
i read my kindle daily. I get most of my books through bookbub https://www.bookbub.com/ebook-deals/recommended some are free and some 99p. I go for crime/psychological thrillers and I avoid anything that has fbi in the synopsis. Really good British crime writers are my fav Minette Walters Lynda La plante and of course Martina Cole (read Martinas in order)
I dont think Minette Walters writes any more but the 10 or so of hers are brilliant with really strong characters.
hope this helps
Try Belinda Bauer, Helen Fields and Cara Hunter if you haven’t already.
 

Oadlad

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It was our last trip on an aeroplane and it surpassed our admittedly modest expectations...
Took chance to visit the Bauhaus museum
 

foxesneverquit

Member of the lark around club.
Currently reading Checkmate In Berlin, after it’s fall in 1945 to 1949.
That sounds very interesting Chris.
I was watching a program on YouTube on The Cold War as I am really interested what happened.
I think a trip to the library is required.
 

borebage53

Knife & Fork pending
That sounds very interesting Chris.
I was watching a program on YouTube on The Cold War as I am really interested what happened.
I think a trip to the library is required.
A lot of cloak and dagger stuff was going on as you can imagine. 4 zones of occupation in Berlin itself and the Russian’s didn’t put the Berlin Wall up until much later. Berlin really woke up to the reality of that one morning in 1961. That cut off West Berlin from the surrounding East Germany. If the Russian’s had wanted to take the rest of Berlin from 1945-1949 then there would have been nothing the Americans,English and French in their zones could really have done about it. But the US prescence,although limited in military numbers at the time,was something that the Soviets didn’t want to upset.
Russia tried all the dirty stuff that they could culminating in the Berlin Blockade tactics. The Berlin Airlift the colossal Western response to that crisis in 1948/1949 preserved West Berlin in the short and long term. A momentous landmark in the history of Western Europe!
 

Fugazi

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Who on here is into reading books?

if so what are you into?

i hadn’t really read much in anger for years apart from a few sports autobiographies until a few years ago when I picked up a book in a charity shop in Norwich, the middle of a trilogy by Charles Cumming, his Thomas Kell trilogy. I started reading it straight away whilst waiting for the misses and her friend and instantly got hooked.

He writes modern spy books and is one of a few similar authors that used to work for MI6.

I’ve since read the other two in the trilogy and I’m now just starting the second of two of his new series of books, The Box88 series. I finished the first over Christmas.

They’re brilliant, not too heavy going like some others I’ve read, but full of action and suspense.

If you’re into reading this subject I’d definitely recommend this chap.
Thanks for this. Just had a look on Amazon and they look well worth a try.

Years ago I read a few of the Michael Connolly Harry Bosch crime novels (like Trunk Music). Very good, I thought. Another recommendation is something I picked up at Dublin airport years ago: Father's Music by Dermot Bolger. Just happened upon it while browsing and really enjoyed it.
 

Lonesome Crow

Pay at the gate.
Crime and courtroom drama's for me.
My 3 favourite authors in no particular order, John Grisham, David Baldacci and Michael Connelly.
Jeffery Deaver, James Patterson & Harlan Coben also very good.
 

Oadlad

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Watching one tonight...
How can you manage without netflix?
Tenner a month and zillions of things to watch.. well 1500 options to choose from.
And you don't pay to watch ads.
 

Richardvanles

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Last book I read.
Once a pilgrim by William Scully. (Bill Zebub in Operation Goodguys)
True account of the time he spent in Sierra Leon during the coup.
Favourite author. Nelson Algren.
Never come morning.
Walk on the wild side (where the song title come from)
The man with the golden arm (Sinatra starred in the film version)
Somebody in boots.
 

SteveYork

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Who on here is into reading books?

if so what are you into?

i hadn’t really read much in anger for years apart from a few sports autobiographies until a few years ago when I picked up a book in a charity shop in Norwich, the middle of a trilogy by Charles Cumming, his Thomas Kell trilogy. I started reading it straight away whilst waiting for the misses and her friend and instantly got hooked.

He writes modern spy books and is one of a few similar authors that used to work for MI6.

I’ve since read the other two in the trilogy and I’m now just starting the second of two of his new series of books, The Box88 series. I finished the first over Christmas.

They’re brilliant, not too heavy going like some others I’ve read, but full of action and suspense.

If you’re into reading this subject I’d definitely recommend this chap.
Working through my Christmas gift books at the moment. Halfway through vol 1 of the new Chips Channon diaries with vol 2 next on the pile. Then 'Vexed and Troubled Englishmen 1590-1642: The Beginnings of the American People' followed by 'Grain-Mills and Flour in Classical Antiquity'. I must say the latter was an interesting bit of inspiration on the part of my other half. Also trying to read Sour Sweet but keep getting distracted as the Channon diaries are so easy to dip into.

I've looked at Charles Cumming a couple of times as I am a big le Carre fan but somehow they haven't quite grabbed me. Same with the Slough House series (Mick Herron I think). Maybe I like the heavy going ones more :)
 

DagenhamFox

Blue Roofer
If you like the heavy going ones I can recommend Nomad by James Swallow. It was good but jumped around far too much for my liking.
 

SteveYork

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If you like the heavy going ones I can recommend Nomad by James Swallow. It was good but jumped around far too much for my liking.
Thanks I've not heard of them before. From a quick google they actually look pretty action-packed to me - I like the ones with plenty of meetings and searching the archives rather than dashing around getting shot at :)
 
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