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If You Could Only Read One Book

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by pjgtech, Feb 18, 2020.

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    Rich79 - have you read Chickenhawk by Robert Mason. Helicopter flying in Vietnam, a classic.
     
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    Even better if you could take the whole series - highly recommended!
     
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    Book? How have I got time to read a book when there are so many words to read on the internet? As a comedienne once said "the sadist thing I ever saw on a dating profile was 'reading' listed amongst their hobbies, although to be fair it's nice if they can read!" :D
     
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    Sadist or saddest ? ;):D
     
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    I’m with pjgtech
    Hitch hikers guide to the galaxy a trilogy in five parts
    2nd the damage done by warren fellows
    Awesome book
     
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    pjgtech Better than a Poke in the . . . . . Ouch!

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    This is on my bookcase but I've not got round to reading it yet.... :thumb:
     
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    pjgtech Better than a Poke in the . . . . . Ouch!

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    If you like legal thrillers try John Grisham, I've read most of his books, a lot of very good ones, quite a few been turned into films too, faves are, The Pelican Brief, The Firm, The Accused, the Runaway Jury, etc... :thumb:
     
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    pjgtech Better than a Poke in the . . . . . Ouch!

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    Great suggestions so far keep em coming:
    Other fave books I've read:
    Tom Sharpe novels, all laugh out loud inducing... "Riotous assembly" or "Wilt" anyone?
    Arthur C Clarke novels, 2001 series, etc.
    His Dark Materials series - Philip Pullman
    Mortal Engines series - Philip Reeves
    Great Expectations - Dickens
    :)
     
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    Tom Sharpe is fantastic ... Porterhouse Blues :thumb:
     
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    thanks PGT, I’ve read most of them, thoroughly good reads as well. Robert Galbraith aka JK Rowling's Cormorant Strike books are another good series plus anything with Jack Reacher or Hieronymus Bosch in.
     
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    I tend to like biographies and it’s got too be the governor really good book and as an ex doorman related too a lot of it cracking read :thumb:
     
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    Great Expectations.
    My favourite book but only now am I realising the skills in Dickens work. It has the what nowadays would be looked down upon silly tie ups of people through the book that is familiar to a few of his stories but that aside it's superb reading.
    The long words are sometimes a bit complicated for me and there's no pictures but I'd still choose it :D
     
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    A little from column A little from column B, or whatever makes sense in the sentence.
     
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    Black angel by Graham Masterson. The best horror writer that ever put pen to paper.
     
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    Not much of a reader myself. I'm a guy Martin fan though and the wife brought me his first autobiography. Loved it so much I've now read all his books.
     
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    Bernard Venables Mr Crabtree Goes Fishing. :up:
     
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    ... and Roger's Profanisaurus takes some beating too, but daren't post any examples as the forum swear filter would have a melt down :D
     
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