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Old 25.01.2008, 16:21
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people (natasha) were talking about Paulo Coelho. did anyone know about this?

http://torrentfreak.com/alchemist-au...-books-080124/
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Old 25.01.2008, 16:26
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Im just getting into "The Book Thief" by whoever wrote it (!). Its a bit weird and the broken style of the paragraphs is annoying, but its quite engaging. I cant get the Monty Python Mr Grim Reaper image out of my head when Im reading it though.

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Old 25.01.2008, 16:27
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The Alchemist was hardly an original fable to start with. Some might say he pirated it from a couple of thousand years ago.
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http://torrentfreak.com/alchemist-au...-books-080124/
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Old 25.01.2008, 16:34
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Re: Top reads [book recommendations]

God Emperor of Dune, by Frank Herbert

This book is truly awesome, you dont even need to read the Dune trilogy first, as its a stand alone novel (although I would also highly recommend reading the trilogy first).

As is most often the case, the Dune movie, and later the mini-series, really didn't do the book justice.
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Old 25.01.2008, 16:37
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I was at DLD and saw him speak. We absolutely need more artists and content developers who feel this way. Free flow of information does not mean that people do not buy. This is a great example...

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possibly should have contained a warning that such activity is now possibly illegal in switzerland...
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All the ones I'm trying to swap!!! Re; "book exchange" thread..... hint-hint
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Old 30.04.2008, 12:25
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Re: Top reads [book recommendations]

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holiday season is coming up & I'm just back from a two week sojourn where I managed to get through a number of tomes, heres three for the history buffs :

The Man Knew Too Much : Stephen Inwood

Biography of Robert Hooke, Natural Philosopher & Architect, founding member of the Royal Society.

Zulu : Saul David

Definitive account of the 1879 Anglo-Zulu War

Measuring the World : Daniel Kehlmann

Novel following Germans Humboldt & Gauss travels across South America.

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Has anyone read that book that was in the window of Orel Füssli (Zur) last week, written by some bass player about the music biz ? Quote "Bass players are ten a penny, but bass players with a wit...we hired him" Dave Gilmour

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Old 30.04.2008, 12:32
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Zulu : Saul David

Definitive account of the 1879 Anglo-Zulu War

http://www.amazon.co.uk/National-Arm...9547314&sr=1-4
definitive account of the Zulu War
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Old 30.04.2008, 12:32
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Reading 'The Swarm' by Frank Schätzing right now and have to say I'm really enjoying it. Great story line, very scientifically accurate. Brilliant book.
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Old 30.04.2008, 12:37
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oh no its not .... mine is much better etc etc etc ....

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Old 30.04.2008, 12:40
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I love the books by Sophie Kinsella

Can you keep a secret

Shopaholic Abroad

The Undomestic Goddess

Shopaholic Ties the Knot

If anybody likes a good simple, but VERY FUNNY read then i would recommend these books
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Old 30.04.2008, 12:45
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Tom Bowers Unauthorized biography of Mohammad Al Fayed.. a fuggin good read
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For anyone out there interested in the RAF, I just finished reading

Fighter Boys: Saving Britain 1940
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fighter-Boys...9548315&sr=8-1

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First Light (Wellum)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/First-Light-...9548315&sr=8-1
Autobiography about him going through training and then fighting through the rest of the war.
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Old 30.04.2008, 12:58
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Has anyone read that book that was in the window of Orel Füssli (Zur) last week, written by some bass player about the music biz ? Quote "Bass players are ten a penny, but bass players with a wit...we hired him" Dave Gilmour

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Dave, I saw that guy at Jesters a month ago he was highly entertaining live. I imagine his book would contain more of the same.

As to the book thief, once I got over the unusual style of writing I found it offered an interesting and moving insight into the lives of normal German citizens during the curse of Nazi Germany. The excellent character portrayals and sheer observation of human nature made it for me.
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I love the books by Sophie Kinsella

Can you keep a secret

Shopaholic Abroad

The Undomestic Goddess

Shopaholic Ties the Knot

If anybody likes a good simple, but VERY FUNNY read then i would recommend these books
Oh no! I accidently read one of those books when I was in the hospital. Sutter, really? I think it was Shopaholic Ties the Knot. I couldn't even finish it.
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Old 30.04.2008, 13:05
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Oh no! I accidently read one of those books when I was in the hospital. Sutter, really? I think it was Shopaholic Ties the Knot. I couldn't even finish it.

Try her latest book

The Undomestic Goddess

That one is her best it had me in stitches, and i kept my husband awake at night from laughing so much.
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Old 30.04.2008, 13:07
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Try her latest book

The Undomestic Goddess

That one is her best it had me in stitches, and i kept my husband awake at night from laughing so much.
We might just have to agree to disagree on this one.

I'm like the reader equivalent of a TV watcher who will watch whatever is on TV, even if it's terrible, just to have something to watch and I literally couldn't finish it.

To each their own, makes the world a more interesting place.
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They are absolutely dreadful. They are generally found on a separate table in Borders along with other **** books 3 for 2. Mind you to counter that somewhat I have a certain soft spot for John Grisham books:

Generic Synopis
- a hotshot young lawyer in Deep South
- becomes embroiled in widespread scandal or corruption
- risks becoming tainted
- a circulary judge beyond his prime acts as mentor
- hero pulls through and achieves redemption

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