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  1. Kindle and ebooks deals

    The Dancing Barber by AC Michael (historical fiction about Russia/Ukraine). Some great reviews and buzz about this book on onlinebookclub. I just downloaded it and it's free today https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dancing-Barber-Michael-AC-ebook/dp/B01LZV0OKR/ref=la_B01E8ZWS02_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1483900606&sr=1-3 Another historic fiction/coming of age is my 2016 favorite London for Immigrant suckers; So long Yugoslavia (£0.99) https://www.amazon.co.uk/London-immigrant-suckers-Kolya-S-ebook/dp/B01H0MD002 If you fancy a bit of romance, The Birds and bees by Milly Johnson (£0.99) https://www.amazon.co.uk/Birds-Bees-Milly-Johnson-ebook/dp/B002RI9G94/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8
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    I just finished Years of Wonders and enjoyed the first 87% of the book.
  3. 2016 Favourites

    My 5/5 are: - Millennium trilogy, Stieg Larsson (The girl with the Dragon Tattoo, being my favorite of three) -London for Immigrant suckers, Kolya S. (Unexpected hidden gem) - Sudden death, Alvar Enrique ( Maybe not 5/5 but I liked it) Slightly disappointed by "The Wangs vs The World" (Expected more)
  4. Kindle and ebooks deals

    This website looks dodgy.
  5. The Last Film You Saw - 2016

    Last night I saw The way way back. Ah, I really like easy going, never heard of movies, with the feel good after taste.
  6. Kindle and ebooks deals

    After watching The Bridge, I became interested in Scandinavian movies and literature and the first recommendation was "A Death in the family". I's on offer on Amazon £4.99 from £8.99. It's very well written but I found many boring moments. Some call it a masterpiece. The one I unexpectedly enjoy reading (not brilliantly written but no boring moments) is "London for Immigrant suckers" and it's free on Amazon kindle deals After that, I wanted to carry on with a similar subject ( recommended to me by a friend) and started reading " A short History of Tractors in Ukranian". I'm not so sure if I like it but it's entertaining. It's down to £3.99 from £8.99 on Amazon kindle.
  7. First Line of Current Book - 2016

    "Two years after my mother died, my father fell in love with a glamorous blonde Ukrainian divorcee." A Short History of tractors in Ukrainian, Marina Lewycka
  8. What are you listening to?

    White man in Hamersmith Palais by The Clash
  9. I just read "London for immigrant suckers" and I'm not sure if it can improve your intellectual level, but it certainly tick some of your boxes. Politics - yes, ( warning - it can destroy lives if managed by charlatans) Religion - yes ( the drug of the nation) Economics - yes ( housing market) History - yes, although you were not specific whose history. This book briefly examines the history of Yugoslavia, but amazingly, through the Prism of football.
  10. If you are hopeless romantic - give it a go. Otherwise, well 100 yos is special, while love itoc...there is still some charm about it but...
  11. I remember reading Love in the time of Cholera and didn't like the plot so I was trying to persuade myself that book has to be good because it's Marquez...I'm just finishing the book where Marquez was mentioned on several occasions and one of the characters using a nickname of Colonel Aureliano Buendia from 100 years of Solitude
  12. First Line of Current Book - 2016

    Until a few years ago, Peter Kovach thought that he was among the coolest male specimens available on the market. Although, not a mature David Bowie or similar sort type of cool. O no, it was a basic case of as cool as an ordinary sucker can get... London for immigrant suckers, ( kindle)
  13. I suppose you can only do one masterpiece...
  14. I read it twice probably...it's one of my favourite books. Obviously, after that I went to read other Marquess's books but they were not that special ( at least not for me)