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In the spy thriller genre, I have liked Daniel Silva. Spy Gabriel Allon is sort of the Israeli Jason Bourne...
I haven't read decent spy since Len Deighton had his nervous breakdown. Any other recomendations?
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Old 30.07.2010, 12:38
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Just finished the 3 Steig Larsson books(available at the Zurich main library where membership is free ), they were more entertaining than memorable, and looking for my next book(s), anyone read anything you would't be embarrassed to suggest? Thanks
I found the last one unbearable, couldn't finish it. The movies were good though.
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Old 30.07.2010, 12:40
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I'm currently reading: Field Guide To The Birds Of Australia by Pizzey and Knight. It's like a telephone directory...
and how many of these birds are actually called Sheila?
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Old 30.07.2010, 13:05
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Re: Books worth reading?

Daniel Silva is the only one that I have read recently, but he has put out at least 6-8 books with Allon as his main character. If you like them, it should keep you busy for a while.

In the fantasy genre, George RR Martin has put out some great books...but kept us waiting for the next one for 5 years!

In SciFi, waiting for Dan Simmons to put out something on par with his Hyperion/Endymion series.

Also waiting for Stephan R. Donaldson to put out his next Covenant book.

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I haven't read decent spy since Len Deighton had his nervous breakdown. Any other recomendations?
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Old 30.07.2010, 13:15
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Re: What are you currently reading?

I recently finished Bright Lights, Big City and am now on a Jay McInerney roll. I'm only sorry I didn't start reading his work earlier.

Ploughed through The Last Bachelor, a fantastic collections of short stories in the vein of Raymond Carver (McInerney's mentor) and have just started Brightness Falls.

If you like Carver and/or John Cheever, these are definitely worth a try.
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I believe he means the Zentralbibliothek in the old town of Zurich, by Niederdorfstrasse.
http://www.zb.unizh.ch/service/anfah.../index.html.de

The English section is in the basement and completely devoid of people but filled to the brim with mint condition English books!
Oh I can see the books on the shelves from my living room...I thought that was just for students
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'Pynter Bender' by Jacob Ross. Set in a Caribbean village where planting sugarcane is the main livelihood. So far so good.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

If you want some truly eye opening books to read why not try these:

The Little Book of Minge Topiary
The Little Book of Wanking
Shag Yourself Slim
C**t Colouring Book

Personally I think the first book is the best but the last is great for a Sunday afternoon as is the second to last and the second is only there for Mikeybroomers who wrote it under a psuedonym.

Okay its Friday afternoon and I am going on holiday today...
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Old 30.07.2010, 14:23
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Suspicion (Dürrenmatt)
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Re: What are you currently reading?

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Old 30.07.2010, 14:49
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If you want some truly eye opening books to read why not try these:

The Little Book of Minge Topiary
The Little Book of Wanking
Shag Yourself Slim
C**t Colouring Book

I looked on play.com and these books actually excist !

yes its really, really boring at work today
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I looked on play.com and these books actually excist !

yes its really, really boring at work today
Of course they do I am reading them . There are other classics such as Footnotes to Sex etc but I don't want to play all my aces at once.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

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Re: What are you currently reading?

+ nerdy book on Information Theory
+ great novel set in post-collapse Moscow
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Old 30.07.2010, 15:03
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Of course they do I am reading them . There are other classics such as Footnotes to Sex etc but I don't want to play all my aces at once.
Does this 'shag yourself slim' book provide any handy tips you might want to share with us on Nil's weight loss thread ?
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Does this 'shag yourself slim' book provide any handy tips you might want to share with us on Nil's weight loss thread ?
Don't know, here is an extract - does that help?:


Self-Shagging with a Porn Mag
Walking to the newsagent for a porn mag
40 calories
Carrying home lots of computer mags to hide the porn mag
50 calories
The actual hand shandy
35 calories
Total: 125 calories
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If you want some truly eye opening books to read why not try these:

The Little Book of Minge Topiary
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Here's the Amazon review

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Doreen has never been a keen box-gardener, so I hoped to stimulate some interest in pruning with this gift. Fortunately, she was open-minded enough to try a few things out and some of the designs were a big success. Frankly, they are vastly superior to anything that Ray Mears' has to offer in his guide to 'Bushcraft'. My only complaint is that I often get completely lost in navigating through her reconstruction of the Hampton Court maze. By the time this foreplay is over and I'm ready for action, she's usually fallen asleep!
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Re: What are you currently reading?

The Little book of wanking
This book has improved my wanking 1000%. I am now deaf, blnd and insane but very very happy!


http://www.amazon.co.uk/Little-Book-.../ref=pd_cp_b_2
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Justine by Donatien Alphonse de Sade. Interesting philosophical arguments.
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justine by alphonse donatien de sade. Interesting philosophical arguments.

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**I do hope the EF is not legally binding....
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