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« Reply #1020 on: September 03, 2018, 11:47:57 AM »



As brilliant as all the earlier books by Jo Nesbo.Just ordered his new one,Macbeth  8) O0

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« Reply #1021 on: September 03, 2018, 07:20:38 PM »

Ooh, I need to catch up with Harry Hole ... I left him at the end of the original series. (Phantom is the next to last in the series, I think.) But I remember reading that Nesbø's written a new one ... Tørst.

Thanks for suggesting my next read, Hemlock!
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« Reply #1022 on: September 04, 2018, 11:45:03 AM »

You`re welcome,K.C. O0

After Phantom there`s two more Harry Hole-books,Police and Thirst ...and just learned that there?ll be a new one 11.7.2019 called Knife  8)

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« Reply #1023 on: July 30, 2019, 07:50:51 PM »



This was a great read. It doesn't just look at the moon landing mission but covers the whole US space program from the 1950's through to the last Apollo mission. If you love NASA and anything to do with the early days of the space program, I highly recommend it.

5/5.
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« Reply #1024 on: February 13, 2020, 01:47:19 AM »

Confessions of an Advertising Man by David Ogilvy

I thought I'd read this seeing as I'm currently enjoying Mad men on tv. Fascinating insights into
the advertising industry... A good read
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« Reply #1025 on: January 19, 2021, 05:04:11 PM »



Saw this in second hand book shop last week. I didn?t know Tom Hanks had written a book. It?s a collection of short stories. Some I found good others not so much.

3/5.
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« Reply #1026 on: January 23, 2021, 10:43:02 AM »

Im not a big Sci Fi reader but am halfway through Ray Bradburys The Illustrated Man and I?m really enjoying it..
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« Reply #1027 on: January 23, 2021, 01:51:47 PM »



Saw this in second hand book shop last week. I didn?t know Tom Hanks had written a book. It?s a collection of short stories. Some I found good others not so much.

3/5.
I've read a few stories from Uncommon Type and would like to get back to it sometime.
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« Reply #1028 on: January 25, 2021, 02:40:40 PM »



I should go on vacation more often. 2 books in 2 weeks, I can?t remember the last time I?ve done that. I?ve read a few Jeffrey Archer books over the years and always find them enjoyable. Lots of twists and turns as usual.

4/5.
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« Reply #1029 on: February 06, 2021, 01:23:04 AM »

Ive just re read

Country - The Twisted Roots of Rock n Roll by Nick Tosches. ( a great writer you sadly passed recently)

I love histories in general but this music history is exceptional..

Celebrating the dark origins of our most American music, Country reveals a vast shadowland of history that
encompasses blackface minstrels, and yodelling cowboys , honkytonk hell and rockabilly heaven..
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« Reply #1030 on: April 17, 2021, 11:39:42 PM »



First time I've read this. I wasn't blown away by it even though it's a classic.

3/5.



Whereas the film looked mostly at the aftermath and investigation, the book, originally titledHighest Duty is a look back at Sully's life. His early love of planes, right through to that day in January 2009.

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This was an interesting read. How people cope with tragedies and sometimes all the media attention that comes with it.

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Kirk Douglas's first novel, published in 1990. I had run out of things to read while on holidays and found this in an op shop for a couple of dollars. I think I may have read this years ago from the local library. A good read but most of the characters are unlikable and if you like graphic sex scenes in books, you only have to wait a few pages as this book is littered with them.

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« Reply #1031 on: April 18, 2021, 11:46:43 AM »

And that is the actor Kirk Douglas! I didn't know he'd written fiction.
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« Reply #1032 on: April 18, 2021, 02:29:03 PM »

And that is the actor Kirk Douglas! I didn't know he'd written fiction.

I think he?s written 3 or 4.
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« Reply #1033 on: May 09, 2021, 09:27:34 PM »



No, I haven't started reading books in swedish. That's the original cover. The English version is titled Bear Town.

This book reminded me of a really good film. It keeps you interested, all the characters are fleshed out but the whole feel of the film is dark and depressing.

A town obsessed with ice hockey are about to see their team play in the final but a rape by the star player days before the game will tear the town apart.

There is a 5 episode series adapted from this book but it's not available here in Australia at the moment.

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