Read any good books lately?

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26/03/2008 at 14:15
Read it years ago KK - having lived in Pakistan and India, when I came home I found myself reading anything I could lay my hands on that was set in that part of the world. Would deffo not go and see the film - I never see the film of a book I have read - I'd rather keep my own mental imagery rather than have someone else's ideas foisted on me.
26/03/2008 at 14:16

Don't get the First crusade, so shite i can't remember the writer!

PloddingOn    pirate
26/03/2008 at 14:17

I am actually going to buy Cry, the Beloved Country now.

I loved that book 

26/03/2008 at 14:19

TT - history, rather than novel? Is it this one?

Not that I've read it - I thought I'd just check so I know what to avoid.

'Persian Fire' was another excellent history book I've read recently - lent it to an ex-forumite and haven't seen it since...

26/03/2008 at 14:21

IronMin - I'm generally with you on the film v. book debate, although I really enjoy the Lord of the Rings films.

The relatively recent 'Count of Monte Cristo' must rank as my least favourite adaptation of a book I liked.

26/03/2008 at 14:22

Thats the one.

Dull is not the word. I expected fighting, shagging and something on technology. Instead about history between all the head crusaders and how they where sometimes lucky othertimes just killed!

26/03/2008 at 14:23
Sounds thrilling. I've always loved history (particularly the parts that involve death and destruction) and hate it when an author goes out of their way to make it dull.
PloddingOn    pirate
26/03/2008 at 14:24
Timeline by Michael Crighton is another fav of mine
26/03/2008 at 14:24
I've not read Sky Sports... What is it about? Can you give us a brief synopsis?
26/03/2008 at 14:24
So many books - so little time.
26/03/2008 at 14:31
I'm reading Emperor: The Gates of Rome by Conn Iggulden (first of a trilogy on the life of Julius Caesar).  I'm enjoying it although I know nothing of the history of the time so have no idea how many liberties he's taking (if any).  It brings the period to life for me (like Philippa Gregory, The Other Boleyn Girl does for the Tudor period).
26/03/2008 at 14:35
HL - I enjoy books (and indeed films) like that because they make me want to know more about the period and events protrayed.
26/03/2008 at 14:37
Have you seen Pearl Harbour? It's a really super film and it's all real. I fink it's wew good.
26/03/2008 at 14:37
DM - out. Now.
26/03/2008 at 14:38

Ah well, it reminds me a lot of Gladiator so if that's up your street I can recommend it!  

26/03/2008 at 14:39

Gladiator was good fun.

DM - I know enough about WW2 to know that Ben Affleck did not win the Battle of Britain.

26/03/2008 at 14:40
kittenkat    pirate
26/03/2008 at 14:42
He might have done, had he been a bit older
26/03/2008 at 14:44
Or find the enigma code book. F*CKING YANKS was not even in the war then.
26/03/2008 at 14:45

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