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Books you've read or are reading

Discussion in 'TC Media' started by Kayal, May 28, 2011.

Discuss Books you've read or are reading in the TC Media area at TalkCeltic.net.

  1. Fontaine Gold Member Gold Member

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    Taken a wee break recently from reading due to burnout but picked this up last week and blitzed it - some laugh! nice that its set in North Lanarkshire aswell which is a change of scenery for once. Class book, better than i thought it would be and not fully what i expected either.

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  2. KRS-1888 Scott La Rock

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    Loved this book,read it twice in about a month.Graeme Armstrong has absolutely nailed that scene and era.There’s even talk of a movie.

    I will have to re-buy it as left it at my ex’s house.
     
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    The Amateurs - John Niven. Similar to Happy Gilmour & was funny at times. Got a couple more of his to give a listen.

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  4. Saul Goodman Gold Member Gold Member

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    Just finished. Brilliant read, have really enjoyed the two books by Higgins I’ve read so far. Will definitely read more.

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    Reading this now.
     
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    I haven't read George Higgins but really like Ken Bruen's noir crime series with his Jack Taylor character. Have you read Bruen and if so any thoughts comparing to Higgins?
     
  6. Saul Goodman Gold Member Gold Member

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    I haven’t, but will definitely add him to the list.

    You should give Higgins a go, his stuff is genius.
     
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    Likewise I will have to give Higgins a try and add him to my to read list.
     
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    Matthew Perry's autobiography - friends, lovers and the big terrible thing. Strong stuff.
     
  9. KRS-1888 Scott La Rock

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    Ultra: The Underworld of Italian Football by Tobias Jones.

    Good read,some of the stuff that goes on over there is madness.
     
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    This is my mates book that just came out, history of Celtic Csc's with stories to go with them. Just in time for Xmas eh!.

     
  11. Saul Goodman Gold Member Gold Member

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    Reading Get Shorty by Elmore Leonard.

    Not sure if it’s because I’m a bit burned out at the moment or what, but not enjoying it as much as I expected I would. It’s a grand read though.
     
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    Finished Isaac Asimov's Robots and Empire the final book in his sci fi robots series. The first 3 books in the series were the best ones but this final one was a good read all the same and actually set the scene a little for his famous Foundation sci fi series.

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    Just finished this & now on the 2nd one. Really enjoying it, not normally my type of thing aswell.

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    Reading SAY NOTHING by Patrick Radden Keefe

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    Finished this the other night. Another very enjoyable book by Higgins.

    Currently reading The Cartel, a book about the Kinahans.
     
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    Finished Anne Rice's Servant of the Bones. Classic Anne Rice a mixture of horror, supernatural and some historical fiction.

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    Finished John Connolly's A Game of Ghosts. Really enjoy his parker thriller series with its strong supernatural theme and this was another good one.

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    Finished Ken Bruen's The Ghosts of Galway. Another brilliant noir crime novel from his Taylor series. Absolutely brilliant read loved every page.

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    Just finished When We Cease to Understand The World by Benjamin Labatut.

    It's a semi fictionalized story of various 20th century scientists. Very good and pretty bleak. Makes a good job of explaining science to someone who knows nothing about science in an interesting way. Not the kind of thing I'm used to reading but wanted to read it after I watched Oppenheimer!
     
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