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Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 11-12-2010, 13:13
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Views: 1,531
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Jonathan Coe's "What a Carve Up" .. excellent...

Jonathan Coe's "What a Carve Up" .. excellent satire on Thatcher decade
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 04-12-2010, 20:10
Replies: 3,130
Views: 177,234
Posted By dymafi
Finished Jo Nesbo's The Redeemer .. first in the...

Finished Jo Nesbo's The Redeemer .. first in the Harry Hole series published in English .. another top thriller .. On to the 3rd in the series now Devil's Star.
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 29-11-2010, 11:58
Replies: 3,130
Views: 177,234
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Finished Andrew Rawnsley's "End of the Party" -...

Finished Andrew Rawnsley's "End of the Party" - Essential reading for those who wondered what went wrong with the New Labour project .. vital reference point for tomorrow's historians.
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 08-11-2010, 09:48
Replies: 3,130
Views: 177,234
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Finished Brian McGilloway's Gallows View - second...

Finished Brian McGilloway's Gallows View - second in Inspector Devlin series. A well worked plot with a well rounded main character and a truly dysfunctional police station!.
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 31-10-2010, 14:21
Replies: 3,130
Views: 177,234
Posted By dymafi
Finished Trollope's Barchester Towers. A true...

Finished Trollope's Barchester Towers. A true classic - highlights the distinctive class system that existed in Victorian times as well as shows the isupreme nfluence of the Church of Englan and the...
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 25-10-2010, 11:37
Replies: 3,130
Views: 177,234
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Finished "Football Nation" - a social history of...

Finished "Football Nation" - a social history of the devlopment of the game over the past 60 years. Based on authors interviews, research papers and players memoirs it gives a vivid portrayal of how...
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 15-10-2010, 18:23
Replies: 3,130
Views: 177,234
Posted By dymafi
Finished Jo Nesbo's Nemesis. Look forward to...

Finished Jo Nesbo's Nemesis. Look forward to reading the rest of the Harry Hole series. If you enjoyed Larsson's Millennium Trilogy, then Nesbo is a worthy member of the Scandinavian crime writing...
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 01-10-2010, 06:58
Replies: 3,130
Views: 177,234
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Fnished John Osborne's "the Newsagent Window" .....

Fnished John Osborne's "the Newsagent Window" .. Not a promising title but a quirky enjoyable journey as the author meets new people in Norwich mainly by buying tat and services advertised in the...
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 23-09-2010, 19:21
Replies: 3,130
Views: 177,234
Posted By dymafi
The Executioner's Song is excellent despite the...

The Executioner's Song is excellent despite the length .. enjoy !
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 22-09-2010, 07:48
Replies: 3,130
Views: 177,234
Posted By dymafi
Finished Beryl Bainbridge's "The Birthday Boys"....

Finished Beryl Bainbridge's "The Birthday Boys". The harrowing account of Captain Scott's ill fated Antarctic expedition 1910-1912. Good historical novel
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 20-09-2010, 12:04
Replies: 3,130
Views: 177,234
Posted By dymafi
Finished second volume of Michael Palin's Diaries...

Finished second volume of Michael Palin's Diaries "Halfway to Hollywood" .. Good read from a thoroughly decent man!
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 10-09-2010, 18:48
Replies: 3,130
Views: 177,234
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Finished Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse 5. ...

Finished Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse 5. Enjoyable, highly readable with a unique narration style.
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 03-09-2010, 09:40
Replies: 3,130
Views: 177,234
Posted By dymafi
Finished David Kynaston's Family Britian - Social...

Finished David Kynaston's Family Britian - Social History at its very best.
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 24-08-2010, 15:34
Replies: 3,130
Views: 177,234
Posted By dymafi
Finished "Turnstone" - Graham Hurley's first of...

Finished "Turnstone" - Graham Hurley's first of the DI Faraday novels set in Portsmouth. Well written police procedural. Worth another look but too much nautical and birdwatching references for me in...
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 17-08-2010, 11:40
Replies: 3,130
Views: 177,234
Posted By dymafi
Read a few murder mysteries whilst on holiday and...

Read a few murder mysteries whilst on holiday and in the absence of a new PeterJames/Peter Robinson/Stephen Booth paperback opted for a couple of John Harvey's Inspector Resnick series. Lonely...
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 03-08-2010, 20:35
Replies: 3,130
Views: 177,234
Posted By dymafi
Finished "Oh Joey Joey" .. LIverpool and Wales...

Finished "Oh Joey Joey" .. LIverpool and Wales legend Joey Jones's autobio .. Not the most skilful player ever but certainly one of the most dedicated .. Very honest and ver funny account of a...
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 01-08-2010, 12:40
Replies: 3,130
Views: 177,234
Posted By dymafi
Finished "McNaughten" Sian Busby's historical...

Finished "McNaughten" Sian Busby's historical novel based on the murder of the Prime Minister's secretary in 1843. A well plotted and well researched story full of colourful Dickensian characters...
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 29-07-2010, 09:32
Replies: 3,130
Views: 177,234
Posted By dymafi
Just Finished "Strange Days Indeed" . Francis...

Just Finished "Strange Days Indeed" . Francis Wheen's wry loom at Paranoia in the 70s , Excellent on Nixon, wilson and the stark raving bonkers Idi Amin. What a strange decade!
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 19-07-2010, 08:09
Replies: 3,130
Views: 177,234
Posted By dymafi
Finished Harold Evans's My Paper Chase - autobiog...

Finished Harold Evans's My Paper Chase - autobiog of his rise from failing 11+ to editing The Sunday Times. Full of anecdotes and an excellent account of newsgathering + the newspaper production...
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 07-07-2010, 18:07
Replies: 3,130
Views: 177,234
Posted By dymafi
Finished Harlan Coben's "Play Dead". This is...

Finished Harlan Coben's "Play Dead". This is Coben's first book written 20years ago. It feels dated and in his introduction the author almost apologises for it!. Its okish of its genre .. I take it...
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 04-07-2010, 16:52
Replies: 3,130
Views: 177,234
Posted By dymafi
Tickling the English by Dara O'Briain .. Bit of a...

Tickling the English by Dara O'Briain .. Bit of a misleading premise really .. doesn't really give any insight into the "English" people. But its fascinating on the nature of audiences in different...
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 01-07-2010, 09:09
Replies: 3,130
Views: 177,234
Posted By dymafi
Not really is the answer to that q! There's...

Not really is the answer to that q! There's mystery, there's murders, injustice, plots, counter-plots, counter-counter plots, graphic violence, sex, politics, intrigue, heroes, villains and lashings...
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 01-07-2010, 09:03
Replies: 3,130
Views: 177,234
Posted By dymafi
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Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 29-06-2010, 19:32
Replies: 3,130
Views: 177,234
Posted By dymafi
Finished "The Girl who Kicked a Hornet's Nest" .....

Finished "The Girl who Kicked a Hornet's Nest" .. Superb finale to the Millennium trilogy .. A truly publishing phenomenon ..Normally I'd turn my nose at any novel involving financial intigue, spies,...
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 28-06-2010, 19:31
Replies: 3,130
Views: 177,234
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Finished Piers Morgan's Confessions of a Big...

Finished Piers Morgan's Confessions of a Big Mouth Brit .. love him or hate him he's back on "insider" form in this latest volume of diaries. But you've got to take some of his celeb encounters with...
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