Books you've read or are reading

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  1. eire4

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    I could not agree more. Superb piece of work and a real eye opener as you say. If you have not read it yet try her book Disaster Capitalism as well.
     
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    Finished book 4 in Frank Herbert's sci fi Dune series * Emperor of Dune. Not as good as the first 3 I thought but still a decent read.

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    Read this in the last couple of days, a very good read.
     
  4. Seán Mac D Gold Member Gold Member

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    Any good?
     
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    It was. It seem to finish quite abruptly though. Spent a lot of the book talking about his childhood, schooling and family etc (which was interesting enough)then he made his decision to go to the press and there was only a couple of chapters left. Maybe he has one eye on a second book.
     
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    I'd recommend this one @packybhoy . Like I said the other day it isn't just about The Westies and Bulger. It covers the Irish in the US pretty much from the 17th century to the 21st. A lot of it is about the 19th century gang leaders. A lot of it also about the links between local politics (Tammany hall etc) and their links to crime. Also a lot about the bigotry on all sides not just from "know nothing WASP gangs" but also on both sides between the Irish and Italians. For the majority of the book the Irish gangs were on top (probably up until WWI) however how and why the Italians took over and how the Irish got more into the (US) political side I found interesting.

    Dunno if it will interest you as well @Doogs.
     
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    Well depends how you look at being on top. I’d say the Irish filtered away from actual criminality because they were technically making the law and controlled the Police in numbers.
     
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    Aye, Packy that's what I meant about the drift into politics and the way the Italians and Irish carved it up. Though not very amicably. I also meant in terms of the Irish that got left behind in certain areas and tried to compete criminally with the Italians.
     
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    Half way through this. Absolutely fascinating.
     
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    The History Of Dull Pots
     
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    I cant read...actually I can but whenever I try to I get a bout 2 pages in and fall asleep no matter what I'm reading or what time of day so have given up trying to read books
     
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    Finished The Redeemer an exciting crime Thriller from Jo Nesbo.

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    905561.jpg Re reading the Charlie Parker series again. Fantastic stuff. Hope it never makes it to television. They'll make a balls of it.
     
  15. neilly1987 Wits eh goalie dain Tom??? Gold Member

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    Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman. Decent so far but not had a good run at it yet with all the festivities etc.
     
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    Gonny start the ASOIF series tomorrow and try rattle through them.

    Anyone in here read The Witcher books?
     
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    Mike Tyson’s autobiography. I’m about half way through and really enjoying it. Mental life he’s had.
     
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    The other half got me Jim Ross autobiography for Xmas so about half way through that. Some of the stories from back in the day are excellent, great backstage information and how things get put together, would recommend to anyone that likes the rasslin
     
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    Took a break from reading towards the end of last year due to being a bit jaded, couldn't find anything I fancied etc etc.

    Well... I've started this year with a a biggie!

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    Absolutely loved this! 600+ pages blitzed over 3 nights and you can see where Kings mind is atm.

    Throughout, the fact King consistently sticks the boot into Trump didn't clue us in already, the theme of this book suggests a whole new level of frustration and distrust towards the government. The other side of the coin is that it also sends out a hopeful message that kids don't have to stand for it anymore. Absolutely recommending this.

    Think this story has also been picked up for a limited series also.