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« Reply #900 on: March 28, 2014, 05:18:38 AM »

Gant, I am interested in the JFK discussions and will certainly look for the book.  Thank you for posting about it.  From you picture it must be from Amazon. Off to look for it now.  :)
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« Reply #901 on: March 28, 2014, 06:58:28 AM »

Hi Lin.. Yeah, I got it from Amazon, tho with a different cover...
I thought it was really well written and researched.. No wild flights of fancy... just the facts..
I'd be very interested what you make of it..

I could say more but dont wanna spoil the read...
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« Reply #902 on: March 28, 2014, 11:04:43 AM »

I could say more but dont wanna spoil the read...

I heard they both died in the end. ;)
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« Reply #903 on: March 28, 2014, 11:29:46 AM »

I heard they both died in the end. ;)

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« Reply #904 on: March 28, 2014, 11:59:23 AM »

Awwww KC.... you've given the end away....
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« Reply #905 on: March 28, 2014, 12:20:01 PM »

Actually, something else I got from the book was a much better understanding of Kennedy's presidency... the decisions he made, some good, some bad.... 
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« Reply #906 on: March 29, 2014, 03:57:50 AM »

I have ordered it from Amazon. Will tell you what I think.
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« Reply #907 on: March 30, 2014, 10:32:12 PM »



This was a delight. A Jewish German couple flee Germany before WW2 and settle in England after the war. Jack is determined to fit in and become all things English. One problem though is no golf club will permit him to become a member.

So he decides to buy some land and build his own course and have the great Bobby Jones play in the inaugural match to celebrate the coronation of queen Elizabeth II.

There's more to this book than just about a guy building a golf course though. The struggles of trying to assimilate, prejudices and family growing apart.

I recommend it.

5/5.

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« Reply #908 on: May 12, 2014, 06:15:29 AM »

"The Secret History" (Le Maître des Illusions) by Donna Tartt.

A masterpiece, a book that I love, I always take it with me in my luggage when I am on holidays.

After that one, she wrote "The Little Friend" (Le Petit Copain), really good as well.

I will buy her last one "The Goldfinch" (Le Chardonneret) next Wednesday .
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« Reply #909 on: May 12, 2014, 07:58:12 AM »

Hi Lin.. Yeah, I got it from Amazon, tho with a different cover...
I thought it was really well written and researched.. No wild flights of fancy... just the facts..
I'd be very interested what you make of it..

I could say more but dont wanna spoil the read...

Well I read it and do agree with you that you discovered more about JFK and his political life.  It didn't make me want to keep on reading. I did have to make myself finish it. Possibly that is because it was not quite what I expected, although I don't know what I expected. However now that I have read it I'd say it was interesting and enlightening.
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« Reply #910 on: May 13, 2014, 02:25:57 AM »

Grapes Of Wrath.  John Steinbeck

First read it decades ago and marvelled at Steinbecks writing ability. Found it in a Cheap Store for $1.98 and read the first few chapters. 

Again marvelled at Steinbeck writing ability. Again became so depressed by the terrible predicament of innocent people trapped by financial circumstances completely beyond their own control.

Every human should read Grapes Of Wrath carefully and thoughtfully.

It might be found in your local lending library.
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« Reply #911 on: May 14, 2014, 04:56:25 PM »

The Outlaws Of Mesquite
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« Reply #912 on: May 27, 2014, 09:06:37 PM »



Nemesis.Another great book by Nesbö.Still got six Harry Hole books to go  O0

Now starting

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« Reply #913 on: May 27, 2014, 10:46:22 PM »

^ That's quite a combination! ;D
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« Reply #914 on: May 28, 2014, 01:55:07 AM »

I love the books by P G Wodehouse.  I also enjoy the radio programmes with Jeeves. It is a while since I read one of them. must get them out again and re-read a few.
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« Reply #915 on: May 28, 2014, 02:49:38 AM »

Me too.... I'd like to go back and re-read some Wodehouse :)
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« Reply #916 on: May 28, 2014, 03:56:00 AM »

Solo by William Boyd





I really enjoyed this.. James Bond back where he belongs... in the 1960's
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« Reply #917 on: May 28, 2014, 11:35:04 AM »

^ That's quite a combination! ;D

 ;D Well I do like to change the type of books that I read.Forexample the one I read before Nesbö`s Nemesis was Rod Stewart`s biography and the next one after this Wodehouse`s Jeeves-book will be (most likely) Lee Child`s Never Go Back which will finally be at the bookstores in Finland next month  O0

Anyways Wodehouse`s books are feel good books for me.It`s good to have few laughs between Nesbö`s grim murder and Child`s manly action tales  ;)

...and you can`t  go wrong with Wodehouse!

Btw really intrested to get a copy of that Boyd`s Bond book,"Solo".As I´m a fan of Boyd and even more so fan of James Bond.Should be good read  :)
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« Reply #918 on: May 29, 2014, 01:21:20 AM »

The Bond book is a great read..he really nailed it... It's the first book I've read by Boyd....
Hemlock.. What do you recommend I read of his..?
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« Reply #919 on: May 30, 2014, 06:24:44 PM »

I've read a few books recently.

"David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants" by Malcolm Gladwell, "Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success" by Adam Grant, and "The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court" by Jeffrey Toobin. All are highly recommended, interesting, and thought-provoking books. 
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