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Super Mario
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I have recently acquired a Kindle (other e-readers are available - but not according to Amazon!!) and downloaded all the Jack Reacher books by Lee Child. I have read one or two of them and really enjoy them.

I am currently on book 3 and going through them at the rate of one per week - good thing is that the Kindle is easy to take to work and then I get away from my desk at lunchtime.

So what are you currently reading?

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Topic starter Posted : 15/12/2012 1:54 pm
batman
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I'm more into Sci-fi & fantasy. I've seen the adverts for lee child, which is crime isn't it? Always looked quite 'dark', borderring on horror. Is it?

A friend of mine has had some really good reviews of his book - Selah: A rebellious hope, which is a fantasy book on kindle (hmmm am I allowed to plug that????)

On the Sci-fi side Peter F Hamilton is my favourite author, but his books are very long and in trilogies - this is not everyone's cup of tea. Early Iain.M.Banks was brilliant - but his more recent books cross over into horror, and I can't read them 🙁

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Posted : 16/12/2012 1:44 pm
batman
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Also I downloaded free copy of war of the worlds ( eldest is doing it at school). With interest in Sherlock Holmes there were a few free versions on kindle - I paid 1.50, for a version that was proof read and formatted! (Sorry shallow...)

I really enjoyed both the bbc Sherlock Holmes and the films.

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Posted : 16/12/2012 1:49 pm
Super Mario
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No Jack Reacher is an ex army guy who gets involved in a number of situations - always gets the girl - and always sorts everyone out.

Very well written and if you like James Patterson or Jack Higgins then you'll like these

I can' believe that he is 6'5" weighs 230lbs and is to be played by Tom Cruise!!! What next Graham Norton to play Don Corleone in a remake of the Godfather?

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Topic starter Posted : 18/12/2012 1:16 am
Norfolk-Dad
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I'm a bit out of touch with reading, of late. When I do read, I tend to enjoy historical WW2 books such as those by Stephen Ambrose or Max Hastings. A good example is Das Reich, which is a phenominal read and an incredible insight into the French resistance's fight against The Reich.

N.D.

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Posted : 18/12/2012 3:48 pm
batman
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- always gets the girl - and always sorts everyone out.

Ahhh - sounds all right

I can' believe that he is 6'5" weighs 230lbs and is to be played by Tom Cruise!!! What next Graham Norton to play Don Corleone in a remake of the Godfather?

That is just wierd... lots of good actors out there, I vote for Adam Baldwin (Chuck, Firefly)... Should we start a campaign?

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Posted : 21/12/2012 2:19 am
Super Mario
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Think it may be too late - the film is released soon

I would have liked to have seen someone like Jason Statham play the role but who knows it may be ok

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Topic starter Posted : 22/12/2012 2:24 am
imi90
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Not sure I could rely on a book so much but then I have good looks, charm aplenty and a bulging wallet and trousers - you see my book is a fairy story!!!!

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Posted : 06/11/2013 4:30 pm
JoeWinter
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currently reading 'Autobiography' by Morrissey. It's a poetic tragi-comic read as you might expect. I am a huge Smiths fan and also his earlier solo work.

Anyone else?

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Posted : 06/11/2013 8:28 pm
actd
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One thing I like about kindle (any kindle reader, as I read on my phone) is that you can read a reasonable amount of a book before deciding to buy - I've just read a couple of books by Tracey Brooks which I would never have dreamed of even looking at in a bookshop, but been very amusing reads.

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Posted : 06/11/2013 10:51 pm
marissascott
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A monk sold his ferrai -its an inspirational one story that I am reading now.

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Posted : 22/03/2014 5:10 pm
tonyt
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i have been reading alot of books by con iggulden ghengis khan. i never thought i would get into them. wow what a writer

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