Read any good books lately?

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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
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

26/03/2008 at 14:50
I refuse to watch U571 on principle.
26/03/2008 at 14:51

I do hope this thread survives an initial flurry of interest.

I've read chunks of Mein Kampf and found it very, very heavy going.  Good luck with it Don.

I've just read Eight Minutes Idle by Matt Thorne.  General pulp fiction, set in a Bristol call centre but just a bit too weird for me.

Previous to that I read The Diary of an Ordinary Woman by Margaret Forster, a diary of a woman from 1915 until around 1990 I believe.  I very much enjoyed it, made a change from the usual Marian Keyes rubbish.

Has anyone read Londonstani?  I had a great conversation with the librarian about it, it's a really strange book with a very interesting plot twist.  Highly recommended. 

26/03/2008 at 15:13
Mouse - I'll do my best to keep it going. Depends how quickly I finish my books though.
26/03/2008 at 15:35

Plodding On, you're a star - throwing 'Coast to coast' in with all this highbrow stuff. Never dreamed it could be in the same thread as Enid Blyton and Winnie the Pooh. Cool

26/03/2008 at 15:38
God is not great - Chris Hitchens

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