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Unread 22-09-2019, 07:41 PM
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The very same pal, love Crick's forensic investigative writing tbh. Trying to source a copy of his book Militant, better late than never.
Load of balls. He had no idea about Militant. #entryism.
 
Unread 22-09-2019, 08:01 PM
Chris Quayd
 
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Load of balls. He had no idea about Militant. #entryism.
What did he get wrong? Loved his book on that scouse rat Howard.
 
Unread 22-09-2019, 08:51 PM
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The Complete Short Stories of L. P. Hartley

I first read one of this author's work as a child. When Roald Dahl hosted Tales of the Unexpected I remember starting to look beyond his usual stuff and found lesser known, more twisted, more dark stories he penned or in one case a series of obscure and/or forgotten authors he liked and republished. In one of the latter type books was a short story by L.P. Hartley which on its own I recommend. It was called W.S.

Anyway all these years later I got a copy of this collection. There's something very eery and admirable about these antiquated dark short stories written in those times since in very few words you get a sense of atmosphere and a change of it. Not a lot of dialogue. Just thoughts and a lot of paranoia. It's excellent.
 
Unread 07-10-2019, 11:23 PM
Buck
 
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Forever and a Day by Anthony Horowitz

James Bond story which is written as a precursor to the Ian Fleming timeline. Had a long travelling period over the weekend so finished it in that time. Pretty good stuff as usual from Horowitz. Everyone knows him for Alex Rider but he's a worthy author to continue the Bond legacy.
 
Unread 08-10-2019, 06:48 AM
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Halfway through James Acasterís book. Didnít really know him that well so started with no expectations but Iíve snorted with laughter in bed loads.
 
Unread 08-10-2019, 09:38 AM
doudou
 
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You had me at NYC and Jewy, going on the list.
I'm reading it now, really enjoying it. Alternately big-hearted and pervy.
 
Unread 10-10-2019, 03:23 PM
Chris Quayd
 
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Props to Nofun, both A Season With Verona and now Are You Watching Liverpool? were top reads. The latter was a look through the '94 season with Jim White (not the Sky Sports guy), some great stories and copy from first teamers, Fergie calling men who celebrate St George with a rose "a bunch of poofs"

A lot stuff about the commercialisation of the club, how they were exploiting revenue opportunities and what probably helped sow the seeds of where we are now, highly recommend.

The Terror Courts: Rough Justice at Guantanamo Bay by Jess Bravin, was recommended this book by mate DoJ mate who works with one of the initial prosecutors at Gitmo. As relevant now as it was then, it shows how the executive tried to circumvent the judicial and legislative branches (sounds familiar) and ultimately failed. The idea behind Guantanamo wasn't just a prison but of private presidential courts designed to gain political capital out of rough justice, of course the opposite happened for a number of reasons, not least the slow moving but ultimately robust checks and balances of the constitution and international law which made torture inadmissible. Terrorists tried in military courts ended up with 1 year sentences while those who were tried in regular courts got life. Whether you hate the US, are into war or care for legal, constitutional and political issues there is something for everyone with this book.
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