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    I was looking forward to having a good read ( yes read, not ride ) over the next few days and got Derren Browns 'confessions of a conjuror'.

    I like Derren Brown and thought his views might be interesting, but fuck me, he is seriously up his own arse and the book is crap.

    Might nip out later and buy another.

    Anyone get any good books they'd recommend?

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    What genre?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruno69 View Post
    I was looking forward to having a good read ( yes read, not ride ) over the next few days and got Derren Browns 'confessions of a conjuror'.

    I like Derren Brown and thought his views might be interesting, but fuck me, he is seriously up his own arse and the book is crap.

    Might nip out later and buy another.

    Anyone get any good books they'd recommend?
    Would recommend The Chamber, The Brethren, and The Testament by John Grisham. Currently reading The Chamber and all great reading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apollo1 View Post
    What genre?
    I prefer non-fiction, but will read anything if it's engaging.

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    not a big reader and it usually takes me a while to finish a book, not the sort to read a book in a weekend, but recently read "The Girl with the dragon tattoo" and couldn't put the book down.

    Anyone seen the movie and is it worth watching. I suspect it will be a let down after reading the book
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodney69 View Post
    not a big reader and it usually takes me a while to finish a book, not the sort to read a book in a weekend, but recently read "The Girl with the dragon tattoo" and couldn't put the book down.

    Anyone seen the movie and is it worth watching. I suspect it will be a let down after reading the book
    Good call! Have heard good things about that.

    Always enjoyed John Grisham books but in the mood for something different at the moment.

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    I used to like John Grisham, but I think I over did it with his books and they all seemed to be the same after a while. similar formula/plot, so moved on
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodney69 View Post
    I used to like John Grisham, but I think I over did it with his books and they all seemed to be the same after a while. similar formula/plot, so moved on
    Thanks Rodders that will save me buying any more of them lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruno69 View Post
    I prefer non-fiction, but will read anything if it's engaging.
    Ok i dont know if you will like these but here a just afew i would recommend...its a bit of a mixed bunch

    The Road by Cormac Macarthy

    The Great War for Civilisation by Robert Fisk

    Old Mans War by John Scalzi(Sci/fi)

    World War Z by Max Brooks(horror,apocalyptic)

    Stalingrad,Berlin both by Antony Beevor

    The Forever War by Joe Haldeman(sci/fi)

    ...and many more which i cant think of at the moment ...apologies if these suggestions where not what you were thinking of..

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    I can save you from buying Johnny Giles book by reproducing it in full here...

    Grew up in working class Dublin
    Loved his mum, she was a great cook
    Dad was a drinker
    Matt Busby was a great man but a bit of a cunt
    Loved Leeds and they were misunderstood by everybody
    Doesnt believe in tactics other than when you have the ball, you should use it and when you don't, you should try and get it back again ( genius! )

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