Books - what are you reading just now?

Liverbirdie

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Pretty much how I found them and the Chris Ryan books. If you want something similar but usually with a bit of a historical/treasure hunt style try the Scott Mariani series about Ben Hope, former SAS major turned freelance kidnap specialist. A fun read and not to taxing.
if your willing to suspend a bit of belief, but with great historical context try some of the Matthew reilly books like, five greatest warriors, 3 secret cities, 6 sacred stones - the jack west novels.

Real page turners.

Ok he should have been killed 58 times in each book, but some of the ways he gets out of it are "creative" an sometimes corny, but the history aspects are good.
 

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Nearly there with Bill Bryson-'The Body'-amazing what we're made of and what we should/could be able to do with what we've been given as building blocks.
Somewhat been influenced by watching the film 'LUCY'yet again(based on what the mind should be able to achieve....although with the help of drugs?)
Will follow up with either William McIlvanney-'Strange Loyalties' or delve back into 'American Nations' by Colin Woodward,basically about the many seperate countries/states of America coming together(seems to be relevant today given the divisions that seem to be springing up in different areas in the U.S.A.lately)
Oh,and by the way,had a lesson today which seems to have had the effect of making me fall in love with our cruel mistress....will now dream about that new Calloway Xspeed 3 wood.
Jimbo
 

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Have pretty much finished Andy Mcnabs books. They are all similar, not intellectually challenging, and can be torn through. Good mindless fun reading.
He must have stopped books because there aren’t any new ones coming out. Saying that, because I am not commuting at the moment I am not reading anyway. I got 5 books on my kindle for future after lock down already.
 

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A flame for the Fire by Nigel Tranter.

Historical novel about the Kennedy clans influence around the time of James 1V of Scotland
Good read set around the castles and villages of my neighbourhood
 
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Dumped Lolita after not very long at all Very rare that I don't get anywhere into a book - however Lolita isn't any book.

And so for light relief from that I have just rattled through Bill Bryson's Down Under - my first Bryson and I loved it - will do more as there are three on the bookshelf waiting.

Meanwhile - something completely different. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy.
 

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Just downloaded it to my kindle so haven't read it yet, but so looking forwards to the new Rebus.

I just think Ian Rankin is a genius and in the fields of crime writing he is unique in that the quality never drops, despite the fact the Rebus books have been going for ages.

Also hear good things about Richard Osman's crime novel so will give that a go.
 

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I’ve started reading “Broken by war”by Anthony Lock

Only about 60 pages into it so far as it’s my caravan book.

It’s his story about fighting in Iraq and the aftermath of getting blown up
 

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Dumped Lolita after not very long at all Very rare that I don't get anywhere into a book - however Lolita isn't any book.

And so for light relief from that I have just rattled through Bill Bryson's Down Under - my first Bryson and I loved it - will do more as there are three on the bookshelf waiting.

Meanwhile - something completely different. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy.
I’m a big l fan of Bill Bryson. Easy reading and funny in parts
 

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I just re-read Dune ahead of the movie coming out. Which has now been put back... Oh well, enjoyed it and have started Dune Messiah again.
 

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Finished The Mirror and the Light last week. Final book in the Wolf Hall trilogy. Absolutely fantastic books, I'd rate them as good as anything I've read. Mantel's prose and dialogue is superlative. Have felt quite bereft knowing that there is no more for me to enjoy.
 
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So no more Jack Reacher from Lee Child's, but he is open to someone else taking up the reigns to carry on with the series.
Apparently it is to be made into a TV series, hopefully Jack will be played by someone of the size and not mini cruise size.
That being said Mr Cruise did a bang up job in the two films.👍
 

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So no more Jack Reacher from Lee Child's, but he is open to someone else taking up the reigns to carry on with the series.
Apparently it is to be made into a TV series, hopefully Jack will be played by someone of the size and not mini cruise size.
That being said Mr Cruise did a bang up job in the two films.👍
I think the last few books got weaker than the beginning ones. He did about 22 or 23 of them, plenty of entertainment right there.

I liked the movies, but that’s an unpopular opinion because the only fact that movie fans got out of the books is that reacher is tall. I hope the series isn’t going somewhere where you have to subscribe to, like Netflix. Saying that, I got lucky that Bosh is on Amazon Prime.
 
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