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  1. henrymc

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    It seems some of us have Hijacked yet another thread elsewhere on the Forum so i thought it would be a good idea to start one on the subject of Books, lists or views :!:
     
  2. Philip K Dick, one of my favourite authors, in particular a book called VALIS.
     
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    may i ask what that one is about Godzilla? or is K for King :?: if it is i think i may know what it is about, :rotfl:
     
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    I'm currently reading 3 books - "Absolute Friends" by John LeCarre, "American Theocracy" by Kevin Phillips (it's a study of the influence of the oil industry, religion & finance on American politics), and "From POW To Blue Angel" by Jim Armstrong (the biography of Dusty Rhodes, a US Navy pilot) - That book is kinda neat, - it was signed & given to me by the author recently when I worked at his house.
     
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    "American Theocracy" by Kevin Phillips (it's a study of the influence of the oil industry, religion & finance on American politics), That sounds like a good read Darren.
    I got given a signed book last year from a auther called
    Max Arthur.
    The book was called,The Forgotton voices of the First and Second World war's, very funny and witty bloke, he also wrote one called Busby's Babes, but as i am not into Football then i chose to have the other one.
    Its just like letters and comments by people who actuly took part in the war's.
     
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    And you guys think I'M the sarcastic one???? :lol:

    Actually, it's not as bad as you might think, - the section about oil is rather interesting & offers a lot of examples of how different factors affected both British & US governments in different ways. The author is clearly a socialist Democrat, judging by his views & it's never hurts to look at things from an opposing perspective.

    Plus, when you tell people you're reading a book like that - they think you're a lot smarter than you actually are! ;) ;)
     
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    I was not being sarcastic, I will be looking out for it, its the sort of thing that interests me :) Google that book called 1421 the author is a retired Royal Navy sub commander,
     
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    Sorry mate, - I thought you were! :oops: When I'm finished I'll drop you a PM & send it to you.
     
  9. recently read the latest dan brown book the lost symbol and i am getting the new andy mcnab one this weekend
     
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    Cheers Darren thats very kind of you , now you have mentioned Dan Brown Curtis, has anyone read the DaVinchi code? i thought it was crap as i seemed to know what was the answer to the next puzzel by the end of the previous chapter, also had figgered out the ending of the book at least two chapters from the end, put me right of Dan Brown as a writer,
    have you read any Chris Ryan Curtis?
     
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    With you on that one, Henry - everyone told me how GREAT "The DaVinci Code" was - what utter crap!! - and really? - who HADN'T figured out that 'APPLE' was the code to the cryptex.
    One of the rare occasions where the movie is better than the book - & the movie was only so-so.
     
  12. No idea what the K stands for henrymc, however I can tell you that Philip Dick wrote a book called Valis about his life in San Francisco in the 60's. One of the other main characters is Horselover Fat. (Philp = lover of horses; Dick = fat on meat in german)

    He also wrote Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, turned into Blade Runner.

    Amongst many other very good books.
     
  13. Edski675

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    I love Kathy Reichs and Patricia Cornwell novels, not least for the sex :D
     
  14. quite partial to david eddings myself, and guy gavriel kay :smileup:
     
  15. henrymc

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    then i was wrong Godzilla,
    if he is the guy that wrote the book that Blade Runner is based on i will have to look out for some of his work,
     
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    as I said before I am in the middle of reading Rocket Men by Ron Haslam, just read a bit where he is telling about when Joey Dunlop and him were team mates for Honda, will not spoil it but I was in tears reading it, Just pure Joey humor, the book is a real good read,
     
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    Hi Henry,
    you would enjoy the two ted simons books i listed on sunday , forgive me if you know about this ,but this guy spent 4 years travaling around the world on an old triumph in the 70s when he was 46 , then in 2001 did it again ( this time on a bmw ) when he was 68 , both trips he made with limited support & on his own .

    i loved these books if you want to read them, pm me & ill post them to you
     
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    Thank you Andy,
    that is very kind of you. if I can not get them in Waterstones.
    I will take you up on the offer.
    I love reading but I will read a book more than once and always like to have them to hand, My missus is the same, we got what she calls the library (diningroom) walls covered in book shelves full of books, Of the Autobiography's and Biography's on motorbike riders that I have read Just Joey is tops in my opinion but A bit of a do, by Jamie Whitham, Hizzy about Steve Hislop and now Rocket Men by Ron Haslam are all good reads,
     
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    I also have read Ted Simon’s books; have you read the one called ‘The Gypsy in Me’? Its an account his travels across Eastern Europe searching for his ‘youth, truth and dad’.

    Other books I frequently return to are Mr Nice, The Railway Man, Black Hawk Down, recently read Jonathan Ross’s book and Barry the story of Barry Sheene.
     
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    [/quote]I also have read Ted Simon’s books; have you read the one called ‘The Gypsy in Me’? Its an account his travels across Eastern Europe searching for his ‘youth, truth and dad’.[/quote]

    i will look that one up and have a read , cheers
     

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