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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. Mr Cleansheets

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    Now reading the last part of the Cromwell (Thomas! Not Oliver...) trilogy by Hilary Mantel.

    The other two were works of genius and this one seems to be going the same way.

    The Mirror and the Light
     
  2. Peej Gold Member Gold Member

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    Started this as well (based on seeing you post), so far so good. Just read the first chapter about Cruyff and van Gaal
     
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  7. Mr Cleansheets

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    As an aside...

    My favourite author of the last 30 years is Irvine Welsh - even if his last few have been mostly *. But I've always had a question which no Scottish person I've known (and there are heaps here in Oz) has been able to answer. A frequent expression in Welsh's novels is stoat the baw. I know it means underage * but what the * does stoat the baw literally mean?

    Been wondering for years.
     
  8. eire4

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    I am an Irvine Welsh fan as well. Loved Trainspotting and its sequel *. Both are brilliant. I have Skagboys, Dead Mens Trousers and Blade Artist all sitting on my "too read" shelves.
     
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    Finished Declan Hughes City of Lost Girls. Really enjoyed it and is IMHO the best of his books that I have read so far. This one is about a serial killer set mostly in Dublin. Very character driven and gives you a great sense of the Dublin of the day(2010) as well as keeping you guessing as to the serial killers identity.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. The Prof Administrator Administrator

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  11. Jacob knows Gold Member Gold Member

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    Anyone who hasn't read this and can get a hold of it, then get it read. Unbelievably funny. Part of a series.
    The bankrobber diaries
    The hitman diaries
    The pornographer diaries
    School for scumbags
    Milos run
    Milos marauders

    All by the same author
     
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    This was a mission to get through. Not as engaging as The Martian and no where near as fun as Artemis.

    meh


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  13. eire4

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    Finished Lars Brownworth's In Distant Lands which is an account of the Crusades from the first one in the late 10th century through the last one in the 13th century. Really enjoyed the book.

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  14. Mr Cleansheets

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    Still waiting for an answer to my stoat the baw question...
     
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    if that’s the one about a perfumier in Paris, who follows a scent through the streets, don’t bother, never got going for me
     
  16. Gioventu UTLR Gold Member

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    Finished reading it last night and thought it was brilliant
     
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    I never got into the main character
     
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    Just finished this belter over the past 2 nights. [​IMG]

    It was actually fantastic. First Contact meets Jerry Maguire. The less said the better but its def a page Turner and a bit of light hearted sci-fi
     
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