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'The Historian' by Elizabeth Kostova. A book about Dracula and an interesting follow up to Bram Stoker's classic. It was a bit long winded and took me a while to read but it is alright if you like history and travel and stuff lik dat. 6 out o 10

(oh it wis one o richard and judy's recommended 'summer reads'...can i entice you further?!)

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"Candide" by Voltaire.

 

Ergh, I've reached page 40 and I just can't do it anymore, it's dreadful. I've started Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment instead.

 

(However, The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo was such a hit when read aloud to my son that he took it to school and now it's being read, a chapter a day, by his teacher to the class. It was a lovely book that I thoroughly enjoyed in a Thank-gawds-it's-not-Spot-again sort of way).

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THE LONG EMERGENCY BY JAMES HOWARD KUNSTLER .

HAS ANYBODY OUT THERE READ IT ?

It would make a very good topic for discussion , i am currently reading another book related to this themeand may kick start a thread there after.

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Ah'm readin "King of the World - Muhammad Ali and the Rise of an American Hero" by David Remnick. Hit's brally grippin, n dir's a lock o gear aboot Liston an idder boxers at preceded him as weel.

 

Ex Isle, "The Master and Margerita" is an absolute beaut. Ah'll hae tae fin hit an read hit ageen noo

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THE LONG EMERGENCY BY JAMES HOWARD KUNSTLER .

HAS ANYBODY OUT THERE READ IT ?

It would make a very good topic for discussion , i am currently reading another book related to this themeand may kick start a thread there after.

 

No need to shout, we're not deaf.

 

I have it but haven't read it, my to read pile is too big at the moment. I have read the Kunstlers blog on and off. He does bring up important issues.

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Can I borrow that after you? ;)

 

I'm reading 'State of the Art' by Ian M. Banks; a collection of his short stories. Banks is great one of my favourite authors.

 

After this I have 'The Bridge' (which I have already read and is thoroughly excellent) and ... another one of his which I cannot remember the title of.

 

My wife bought them for me from the Sandwick car-boot sale last weekend :D Yay her!

 

Also reading 'Farmer Giles of Ham' by J R R Tolkein.

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