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« Reply #420 on: December 25, 2008, 05:08:30 AM »




The story of Harry Patch who is 110 and still able to talk about his life. He went out to Passiondale last year to see the place he 'went over the top'.    He is a lovely man and has gone to schools talking to children about war and what it does to people.     The book is excellent and very simmilar, I am sure, to Somme Mud.
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« Reply #421 on: December 25, 2008, 10:44:21 AM »

The story of Harry Patch who is 110...He went out to Passiondale last year to see the place he 'went over the top'.

  I'll look into that one; sounds interesting.  There is also a very good movie about Canadian soldiers in WWI called Passchendaele that came out this year.
  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1092082/


  I'm a sucker for all the Man Booker prize books, so I had to check out the hugely original The White Tiger.

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« Reply #422 on: December 25, 2008, 10:10:06 PM »




The story of Harry Patch who is 110 and still able to talk about his life. He went out to Passiondale last year to see the place he 'went over the top'.    He is a lovely man and has gone to schools talking to children about war and what it does to people.     The book is excellent and very simmilar, I am sure, to Somme Mud.

I am going to have to read that one Lin. I want to hear what this man has to say about a time that is long gone.
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« Reply #423 on: December 26, 2008, 06:57:47 AM »

I am going to have to read that one Lin. I want to hear what this man has to say about a time that is long gone.

I would recommend it Richard Earl.  It isn't a very big book but it says a lot.
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« Reply #424 on: December 26, 2008, 10:51:53 AM »



I thoroughly enjoyed reading that.  ;D
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« Reply #425 on: January 04, 2009, 09:18:37 AM »



and I just started on...



Beevor is the guy that did the Excellent Stalingrad, so I'm curious to finally check this one out.
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« Reply #426 on: January 04, 2009, 10:44:15 AM »

Just finished reading Body Of Lies and I have started to read A Clockwork Orange.
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« Reply #427 on: January 04, 2009, 12:14:20 PM »

In HD of course, right?
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« Reply #428 on: January 04, 2009, 01:35:56 PM »

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« Reply #429 on: January 04, 2009, 09:52:15 PM »



Each Christmas while I have a four week break from playing, I always go back and read this book from cover to cover. It is in my opinion the best instructional book on how to play golf ever written, by the greatest player ever.

Plus once I'm finished reading it, I'm raring to go for another big year.
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« Reply #430 on: January 04, 2009, 10:21:32 PM »



I'm really looking forward to the Watchmen movie this March.



Very nice writing style.  I enjoyed the descriptions and the unguarded thoughts and struggles of our now president-elect at a time long before he'd considered the possibility of running for president.  Looking forward to the Oliver Stone film sometime in a few years.   ;)


I also bought The Reader and The Road today.  I'll give those a try.
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« Reply #431 on: January 04, 2009, 10:31:22 PM »

 Doug,I am curious on your thoughts after you read The Road. I loved it.
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« Reply #432 on: January 05, 2009, 01:04:44 AM »

Doug,I am curious on your thoughts after you read The Road. I loved it.

Just like me !  :)
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« Reply #433 on: January 05, 2009, 06:53:20 AM »



Not my usual kinda read but recomended by a friend..
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« Reply #434 on: February 03, 2009, 08:16:25 AM »



I needed something light and easy after the good, but gloomy and lengthy Berlin: The Downfall 1945.
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« Reply #435 on: February 03, 2009, 08:37:57 AM »



Not my usual kinda read but recomended by a friend..

I haven't read this book but Paulo coelho is Brasilian, you know. I wonder who recommend it to you. ???
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« Reply #436 on: February 03, 2009, 08:44:23 AM »



I needed something light and easy after the good, but gloomy and lengthy Berlin: The Downfall 1945.
Well, that looks interesting. ;D What's the basic premise, Conan?
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« Reply #437 on: February 03, 2009, 11:21:27 AM »

It was recomended by someone I was working with Aline.... Not a bad read.
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« Reply #438 on: February 03, 2009, 12:37:59 PM »




A book for "children", "The Snow Queen" by H.C Andersen ...  brillantly illustrated by the famous artist Christian Birmingham. Bought yesterday.

I've always loved Andersen, I've got sereral illustrated or not books of that fantastic story-teller, several translations, old books sometimes.
I've never met someone sharing the same passion for the great Danish writer ... maybe someone here ? ;)

Here is the link with the illustrator's site. Beautiful drawings or paintings.
 http://christianbirmingham.com/illustration_html/the_snow_queen/snow_queen.html
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« Reply #439 on: February 03, 2009, 04:10:17 PM »



http://www.leechild.com/hardway.php  &  http://www.leechild.com/badluck.php

I can`t say that Lee Child`s books are masterpieces but they sure are entertaining  O0
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