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Re: Book Club

Postby tph » Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:57 am

A good non-fiction book which I read a few years ago is Thinking fast and slow by Daniel Kahneman. An interesting book which I found changed the way I look at a lot of things.
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Re: Book Club

Postby 3.14 » Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:42 am

I would like to recommend three non-fiction books.
Surveillance Tradecraft: The Professional's Guide to Surveillance Training ISBN: 978-0953537822
Covert Rural Surveillance: The Definitive Tradecraft Manual for Rural Surveillance Operators ISBN: 978-0953537846
Covert Imagery & Photography: The Investigators and Enforcement Officers Guide to Covert Digital Photography ISBN: 978-0953537853
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Re: Book Club

Postby Hairyloon » Sun Jan 29, 2017 12:15 pm

just as a point of interest, I hear that 1984 is selling well at the moment.
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Re: Book Club

Postby atticus » Sun Jan 29, 2017 4:11 pm

What book did you last read? What did you think of it? Would you recommend it? Why?
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Re: Book Club

Postby 3.14 » Sun Jan 29, 2017 4:21 pm

I'm reading two books at present. Wuthering Heights ( I do NOT recommend it) and Revolt in 2100 (a great story that is strangely prescience of what is happening today.
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Re: Book Club

Postby atticus » Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:07 pm

I have just finished The Blue Book by A.L. Kennedy.

I suppose this would be classed as literary fiction, and it is certainly well written.

What is it about? A man and a woman board a cruise liner for a crossing to New York. The man is intending to propose to the woman. There is another passenger on board. At first we think this person an annoying stranger, but this person has a past connection with one of the first two. It comes out slowly. The proposal is not made ... And the full extent of the previous connection, and why it was broken becomes the theme of the book, all being made clear in a difficult final couple of chapters.

I chose this book because I really enjoy Alison Kennedy's opinion pieces on Radio 4. I think the programme is called Four Thought*, and she's an occasional contributor.


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Re: Book Club

Postby tph » Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:46 pm

I am reading Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence.

It's is travel book written about a journey he took with his wife from Sicily to Sardinia. It's written in a similar style to his fiction books and draws on his skill at describing people, places and events and picking out the interesting details. As it was written in the 1920's it also gives a historical insight into the places at the time.

I'm reading it because I have read a lot of his fiction work and like his style of writing.
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Re: Book Club

Postby atticus » Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:59 pm

I have just read this article. I bought Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue last week, and am looking forward to enjoying it. So, knowing how much you all look forward to my recommendations, I share it with you.

https://www.1843magazine.com/culture/th ... e-together
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Re: Book Club

Postby 3.14 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:40 pm

I have just finished reading two books;

The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle
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The Beach of Falesa by Robert Louis Stevenson.
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Re: Book Club

Postby Smouldering Stoat » Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:44 pm

Some time ago I embarked on a project to read Ian Rankin's Rebus books in chronological order. It's not going well; he's writing them faster than I'm reading them.
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