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  • Birthday 06/05/1958

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  1. Hi all, been away, now I'm back

    Hi Hayley There are not many fiction wine books, most are in the romance genre, although I read a couple of good Mystery crime novels set in the world of wine The Dark Vineyard - Martin Walker A Long Finish - Michael Dibdin If you enjoy comedy then.... Sideways - Rex Pickett is very good Regarding Mat Haig, I read 'Humans' which was excellent
  2. Hi all, been away, now I'm back

    I was a member a few years ago but drifted away, nice to be back I read almost anything as long as it keeps my interest. Looking forward to some recommendations. Those of you who know Spanish will understand my Username, or not! I'm also a big wine drinker and read anything to do with the subject, fiction or non fiction, just finished reading the Billionaire's Vinegar (great read even if you don't drink or like wine). Books I've got to read currently sitting on the shelf are The Queen of the South - Arturo Perez- Reverte The Seville Communion - Arturo Perez - Reverte The Silent Companions - Laura Purcell The Dead Fathers Club - Matt Haig Salud & Read well
  3. Non Fiction

    How many people on this board read non fiction? I mainly read fiction but I do like to mix in the odd true story, at the moment i'm reading a book (The eneny within) about the 1984/85 Coal miners strike here in Britian during the Margaret Thatcher years of goverment, facinating read so far and much more informative than what we got to see and hear in the media. Sometimes non fiction can be just as entertaining as fiction.
  4. Books set during wartime

    Some war fiction i've read and enjoyed................. Night of Flames by Douglas W Jacobson Painting a vivid and terrifying picture of war-torn Europe during World War II, this tale chronicles the lives of Anna, a Krakow University professor, and her husband Jan, a Polish cavalryman. After they are separated and forced to flee occupied Poland, Anna soon finds herself caught up in the Belgian Resistance, while Jan becomes embedded in British Intelligence efforts to contact the Resistance in Poland. He soon realises that he must seize this opportunity to search for his lost wife, Anna. Winston's War by Michael Dobbs Insight into the workings of power comes a compelling new novel exploring Winston Churchill's remarkable journey from the wilderness to No 10 Downing Street at the beginning of World War II. Saturday 1 October 1938. Two men meet. One is elderly, the other in his twenties. One will become the most revered man of his time, and the other known as the greatest of traitors. Winston Churchill met Guy Burgess at a moment when the world was about to explode. Now in is astonishing new novel, Michael Dobbs throws brilliant fresh light upon Churchill's relationship with the Soviet spy and the twenty months of conspiracy, chance and outright treachery that were to propel Churchill from outcast to messiah and change the course of history. The Cruel Sea by Nicholas Monsarrat A maritime adventure originally published in 1951. Set in the Second World War, two ships and their crews of about a hundred and fifty men are involved in defending Atlantic convoys against impossible odds. Das Boot by Lothat Gunther Buchheim It is autumn 1941 and a German U-boat commander and his crew set out on yet another hazardous patrol in the Battle of the Atlantic. Over the coming weeks they must brave the stormy waters of the Atlantic in their mission to seek out and destroy British supply ships. But the tide is beginning to turn against the Germans in the war for the North Atlantic - their targets now travel in convoys, fiercely guarded by Royal Navy destroyers, and when contact is finally made the hunters rapidly become the hunted. As the U-boat is forced to hide beneath the surface of the sea a cat-an-mouse game begins, where the increasing claustrophobia of the submarine becomes an enemy just as frightening as the depth charges that explode around it. Written by a survivor of the U-boat fleet - of the 40,000 men who served on German submarines, 30,000 never returned - DAS BOOT is a psychological drama merciless in its intensity, and a classic novel of World War II.
  5. Judge a book by its cover

    Recommendations from forums like this has broadened my reading habits, i've found a host of new authors and genres i would never have read before. I also agree with a lot of you, a good cover does attract enough to make you pick up the book and read the back.
  6. I've started reading 'Haunted' by Chuck Palahniuk to see what all the fuss is about. I'm only about 100 pages into it but nothing so far to disturb me, in fact i'm a little bored with it. Some books i've read i found scary and some are graphically violent but i would'nt say they had disturbing effect on me. I will get round to trying a few more listed on this thread just out of curiosity.
  7. 100 books

    1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen 2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien 3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte 4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling 5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee 6 The Bible 7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte 8 1984 - George Orwell 9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman 10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens 11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott 12 Tess of the D
  8. Funny books

    Hi Mick, Have you read any of the recommendations yet, if so, what did you think of them?
  9. Have you read a book in one sitting?

    Not so much now, but few that i remember are......... The Bone Collector - Jeffrey Deaver. Read all his other books since. Watchers - Dean Koontz Five People you meet in Heaven - Mitch Albom. OK book, quick read Master of the Game - Sidney Sheldon. Not normally the type of book I read but i picked it up on holiday and sat around the pool most of the day until I finished it. I've read a lot more, not in one sitting but over a day and sometimes night.
  10. Most overrated?

    Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man and Life's Greatest Lesson - Mitch Albom Life of Pi - Yan Martel Left Behind Series - Jerry B. Jenkins and Tim F. LaHaye The Shack - William P Young All best sellers, can't understand why?
  11. Do you read the 'introduction'?

    I agree Charm, I always read the introduction, my only problem is with the ones that just tend to name and thank everyone involved, i tend to skim over those. Another question, how many people also read all the page footnotes?
  12. Help - lost the will to read!!

    No cure needed, once a reader always a reader.
  13. 'When The Lion Feeds' by Wilbur Smith. The first book that really got me hooked on reading, i think i've read it at least three times. The last time was quite a few years ago. The Courtney saga was such a great series i must read them all again and of course that means starting with 'When The Lion Feeds'.
  14. Robert Rankin

    Thanks Guys, I'm about halfway through 'Chocolate Bunnies' and I can't wait to read more.
  15. Robert Rankin

    Just started reading my first Robert Rankin book 'The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse' enjoying it so far and it's given me the taste for more. Which title would you recommend for my next 'Rankin read'? Is there a series or are they all one offs?