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  • StuckfastStuckfast Frets: 491
    I'm reading a book with the amazing title of Astrology & The Third Reich.

    It's much less trashy than that sounds, and actually very interesting -- a history of astrology from the 18th Century onwards which tries to explain why it was so hugely popular in Germany in the 30s and 40s.
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  • EricTheWearyEricTheWeary Frets: 7719
    PhilW1 said:
    I don’t know if these have been mentioned already but three I really enjoyed and the only books I’ve read more than once are 
    Catch 22
    One flew over the cuckoos nest and 
    To kill a mocking bird
    To Kill a Mockingbird was ruined for me by English Literature O Level " although I have the idea I should read it for pleasure one day. 






    * sort of GCSES for cave men. 
    Dum dum dum, dum dum de dum, dum dum dum, dum dummmm.
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  • jpttaylorjpttaylor Frets: 335
    Just finished Walter Isaacson’s biography of Da Vinci - brilliant, as is his one on Steve Jobs.
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  • CloudNineCloudNine Frets: 2681
    Just finished Crime & Punishment last week, which I really liked, if a little depressing at times. And for a complete change, have just started Pandora's Star by Peter F Hamilton, as I have never really read any sci-fi (aside from Dune and maybe a couple of other rubbish ones). Bought one of his other books in a charity shop, but decided this one might be a better place to start.
    # Previously Stevieb76 on the old Music Radar #
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  • d8md8m Frets: 2397
    edited January 14
    Just finished Sourdough by Robin Sloan.

     Next up is Into the wild by John Krakauer.

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  • jonnyburgojonnyburgo Frets: 6547
    "The Big Midweek" By Steve Hanley, the story of his 20yrs as bass player with The Fall, most entertaining it is too.
    "OUR TOSSPOT"
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  • The Bedlam Stacks by Natasha Pulley
    "You've got that rainbow feel but the rainbow has a beard"
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  • ShmooShmoo Frets: 86
    Steve Lukather's autobiography "The Gospel According to Luke."
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  • BlueingreenBlueingreen Frets: 877
    Recently finished Selina Hastings's biography of Rosamond Lehmann.  Fabulously colourful life and a fun read.

    Now reading Penelope Fitzgerald's Human Voices.  Set among BBC employees during the second world war.  It's the fourth novel by her I've read and so far (about 2/3 in) the most enjoyable.
    “Britain has negotiated like 27 different countries and the EU has negotiated like one.” Tim Shipman.

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  • pmbombpmbomb Frets: 682
    d8m said:

     Next up is Into the wild by John Krakauer.

    Great film, preferred it to the book, which left me a bit 'meh'.

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  • HAL9000HAL9000 Frets: 4427
    Dave Hill - So Here It Is. Autobiography from the Slade guitarist. Very readable but not quite in the same league as, say, the Johnny Marr or Wilko Johnson books. Still pretty good though.
    It might look like I'm listening to you, but in my head I'm playing my guitar.
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  • AlexCAlexC Frets: 1715
    As a huge Douglas Adams fan I started reading Eoin Colfer’s official next Hitch-Hiker’s Guide To The Galaxy novel And Another Thing.
    I rarely give up on books, but 200 pages in (just over half way) and I’ve just put it down in disappointment. It’s not funny. It’s tedious. It has no plot. He misses the mark of the central characters. Utter crap. No wonder it’s sat on my shelf for five years - I must’ve had a premonition.
    Any other Adams fans read this? Is it just me, or is it crap?
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  • equalsqlequalsql Frets: 3361
    Mr Godley's Phantom. Mal Peet's posthumously released last novel about a demobbed soldier trying to cope with the horrors of war he witnessed. A small book but a bit of a masterpiece really.
    (pronounced: equal-sequel)   "I suffered for my art.. now it's your turn"
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  • Phil_aka_PipPhil_aka_Pip Frets: 9725
    Guitarist, HiFi news, and Private Eye. ie The Usual.
    "Working" software has only unobserved bugs. (Parroty Error: Pieces of Nine! Pieces of Nine!)
    Seriously: If you value it, take/fetch it yourself
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