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Re: Last book read

Post by kjblack » 19 May 2017, 17:00

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Just finished Johan Cruyffs autobiog. My favourite non LFC player but it wasnt as good as I expected, a bit dry.

On Steve Jones book now, bloody hell its raw.....
Agree with you about Cruyff's book. I skimmed the last half. I guess he did his best talking with his feet.

Just finished Irving Welsh's T2 ( aka Porno). Darkly funny.

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Re: Last book read

Post by sparta7 » 19 May 2017, 19:52

kjblack wrote:
19 May 2017, 17:00
sparta7 wrote:
18 May 2017, 18:50
Just finished Johan Cruyffs autobiog. My favourite non LFC player but it wasnt as good as I expected, a bit dry.

On Steve Jones book now, bloody hell its raw.....
Agree with you about Cruyff's book. I skimmed the last half. I guess he did his best talking with his feet.

Just finished Irving Welsh's T2 ( aka Porno). Darkly funny.
I thought there would be a bit more sparks in Johans book, but as he said that time "if I meant you to understand it, I would have explained it better" so maybe its me.

T2 was fun, though I did have to re-read the sections written in local dialect sometimes, but still a great read.
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Re: Last book read

Post by Boody » 21 May 2017, 12:56

A prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving. Wonderful book. I read so much mediocre crime/general fiction these days I appreciate a really well written book. And I am working up to the Karamazov brothers - recommended to me by my late mother but I never got round to reading it before she shuffled off this mortal coil.


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Re: Last book read

Post by laurie » 21 May 2017, 18:21

I need HELP with a book im after its called
In the name of my father
Murder and Mayhem in the North by
Bernard O ' Mahoney it a book on the life of
Paddy Conroy ive tried everywhere but cant find it
So if you have a copy or you see it let me know please
do you wanna

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Re: Last book read

Post by Bag Lady » 21 May 2017, 18:26

Boody wrote:
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A prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving. Wonderful book. I read so much mediocre crime/general fiction these days I appreciate a really well written book.


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Love that book. I was convinced that the ultimate basketball pass would be staged on my actual birth date but it's a few days after. Couple of years back my son had a lad in his class who was the spitting image of what I imagined Owen Meany to be like, including voice. I had to keep reminding myself of his real name when he came round.
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Re: Last book read

Post by Bag Lady » 24 May 2017, 16:56

At Freddie's by Penelope Fitzgerald.

Something and nothing really. Character studies from a 1960's stage school.
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Re: Last book read

Post by MiB81 » 25 May 2017, 08:48

Bag Lady wrote:
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At Freddie's by Penelope Fitzgerald.

Something and nothing really. Character studies from a 1960's stage school.
Disappointing. I expected something more erudite from you BL, more weighty,
like, I dunno, Moby Dick, or Clarissa, mibee even War and Peace?
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Re: Last book read

Post by PaulinLondon » 25 May 2017, 22:53

Tucking into Moonraker by Ian Fleming.

Utter Class.
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Re: Last book read

Post by Bag Lady » 28 May 2017, 23:32

Les Enfants Terribles - Jean Cocteau
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Re: Last book read

Post by Bag Lady » 01 Jun 2017, 15:23

First Class Murder: A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery by Robin Stevens.

Read this aloud to my youngest, was a jolly good murder but we worked it out :grin:
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Re: Last book read

Post by Boody » 02 Jun 2017, 19:58

Bag Lady wrote:Les Enfants Terribles - Jean Cocteau
You are indeed a (bag) lady of taste and refinement. Ever seen Cocteau's take on beauty and the beast? Absolutely magical. And not in a Paul Daniels way.


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Re: Last book read

Post by Bag Lady » 11 Jun 2017, 17:45

Boody wrote:
02 Jun 2017, 19:58
Bag Lady wrote:Les Enfants Terribles - Jean Cocteau
You are indeed a (bag) lady of taste and refinement. Ever seen Cocteau's take on beauty and the beast? Absolutely magical. And not in a Paul Daniels way.


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No, I haven't seen it but I'm intrigued so maybe one day.
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