Books you've read or are reading

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  1. Gabberhead Celt

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    The Serpent and the Rainbow by Wade Davis. I ordered this book after watching the film. About Haiti, Zombies and Voodoo.
     
  2. celtic croatia

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    Niall Ferguson ''The Ascent of Money''

    - So far terrific book, and i read that he's from Glasgow
     
  3. Vinnie BBQ Justice is lost Justice is raped Justice is gone. Gold Member

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    Just began reading the sequel to the brilliant "John Dies At The End". From David Wong (Watch out for the movie!)

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    Already having a blast here. This guy is an absolute genius!
     
  4. Al Bootyerbaws "Khabib does not like being hit in the face"

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    Anybody read this?

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    Well worth a wee read. It just shows you how much * is in the papers everyday. Some of it really is laughable and you wonder how these * in the tabloids still have a job.
     
  5. Joe_Strummer R.I.P BIRD LUGER Gold Member

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    Vinnie_BBQ can you recommend a couple of good zombie based books ? I've already read World War Z and The Zombie Survival Guide.
     
  6. trackebhoy

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    Just finished Crime irvine welsh not bad but not like his other books

    Shantaram just started it and it got potential(ive only heard good things about this book)
     
  7. Vinnie BBQ Justice is lost Justice is raped Justice is gone. Gold Member

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    There are quite some good books out there. I always keep a watch out for books released by "Permuted Press".

    Some great books imo. (If you need more just say so mate. :icon_mrgreen:)

    The Brian Keene trilogy (One of my favorites in this genre)





    The Z.A. Recht (R.I.P) "MorningStar Strain" trilogy is a very good read too. Too bad he couldnt finish the third book himself which was now finished by a ghostwriter (And it shows)




    Another great trilogy (Yes another trilogy..can't help it mate. :smiley-laughing002:)


    J.L Bourne's Day By Day books are written in a diary style. (ThereĀ“s a third book out too apperantly, but have not picked that up yet.)

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  8. Vinnie BBQ Justice is lost Justice is raped Justice is gone. Gold Member

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    The very great mixture of Super heroes and zombies.

    Peter Clines Ex-Heroes (Second book Ex-Patriots I didnt read)

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    Zombie Britannica is well worth read also. Some of the story's got Glasgow in it and a hun's getting killed if I remember correctly.

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    Well, here are some of my favorites of the genre.
     
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  9. Taz Blind Justice Gold Member

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    Nice choices there, N.G. :50:

    Regarding Less Than Zero, there is a seediness and vitriol to the book that makes it more comparable to Selby's 'Last Exit to Brooklyn'.

    Further, I know this is slightly off topic, but the movie of Less Than Zero, which is supposed to be based on Ellis' novel bares absolutely no resemblance whatsoever, beyond the title and the name of the principle characters.
     
  10. Vinnie BBQ Justice is lost Justice is raped Justice is gone. Gold Member

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    I hope I just didnt went through all that trouble for nothing Chris. :smiley-laughing002:
     
  11. Joe_Strummer R.I.P BIRD LUGER Gold Member

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    Thanks Vinnie, I'll work my way through them, just ordered the Brian Keene trilogy. :50:

    EDIT : Not at all mate was just having a look through them trying to decide where to start :smiley-laughing002:
     
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  12. Kollontai COYBIG Gold Member

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    Carl Sagan - Pale Blue Dot.

    Gives you some amazing perspective. Immense.
     
  13. Vinnie BBQ Justice is lost Justice is raped Justice is gone. Gold Member

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    No problem mate. Good start with the Brian Keene books. Hope you like them as much as I did. :50:
     
  14. The Celtbot

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    Yeah I use goodreads, enjoy it, but I some of my friends on there read a lot more than I do.
     
  15. 10/4 Kemosabe Gold Member

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    Im a big of Robert Crais and the Elvis Cole and Joe Pike novels. They are fantastic american detective thrillers with a real cool and witty edge to them. Joe Pike is a fantastic character.

    Lee Childs Jack Reacher novels are also good.

    Just finished reading Birdsong by Sebastian Faulkes which is a sad and tragic tale about WW1. One of the finest books I have read.

    Many years ago I red "The Possibilty of an Island" by Michel Houllebecq and it is a great philosophical tale of life, death, immortality, love and existence. If you like that sort of thing... ;)
     
  16. BuckeyeBhoy

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    If I could make a suggestion along with these authors, have you read Les Roberts?
     
  17. 10/4 Kemosabe Gold Member

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    No I havent, but will check him out. Am always looking for new authors and books to read.

    On that Im gonna promote a mate of mine who is a good author. Steve Savile (unfortunate surname just now!!). He is a big Spurs fan and honorary Tim. This is a book that is part of a series of short stories and a full novel that are pretty good.


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  18. DannybhoyCFC

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    Neil Lennon's book. Love it!
     
  19. md1981

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    Brilliant book :50:.

    Recently:
    Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama
    Don Quixote By Miguel De Cervantes
    Race to the Pole/The Crossing - James Cracknell
    Facing Up by Bear Grylls
    Stieg Larsson trilogy

    All really good books for different reasons

    Reading On Writing by Stephen King - really interesting. Part autobiography, part opinion on the art of writing
     
  20. trackebhoy

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    Finished Shantaram great book

    Anybody any ideas of Glasgow based books to read