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  The Chatter Box : Blathering On
  
  
  
 
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Re: what books do you all read? by sminobe on 7 August 2004 1:37am
 
Currently on a Jane Austen kick.
Previously on a Peter Cook kick.
Future plans for a Spike Milligan kick.

In general, I like Science Fiction/Fantasy (not Horror, tho'), Detective Fiction/Mysteries (not Gothic, tho') & Biographies.

Modern fiction I just can't get into -- I don't like Tom Clancy or Michael Crichton & I must be one of the few people who didn't fall in love with "The Da Vinci Code."
 
Re: what books do you all read? by Izot on 7 August 2004 9:42am
 
Hmm.

I used to read anything and everything, and was a big fan of the Wilbur Smith books. Especially those with the Courtneys in it; my first WS book was "Monsoon", which is cool.

Nowadays I have little time to read, and only ever get around to reading the texts we have to read in English. Having said that, I make time out to read Mike's travel books as well.
 
Re: what books do you all read? by irishmanufan on 7 August 2004 10:59am
 
tend to read biographies and autobiographies as it happnes the last book i read was the life of michael !
cheers
Linda
 
Re: what books do you all read? by irishmanufan on 7 August 2004 11:02am
 
tend to read biographies and autobiographies as it happnes the last book i read was the life of michael !
cheers
Linda
 
Re: what books do you all read? by world traveller on 7 August 2004 12:23pm
 
I quite like other travel books by authors such as Peter Moore.I would recommend him as he does everything himself(e.g arranging visas,transport etc)and does'nt rely on bbc crew and fixers to arrange everything-he is a real traveller!(no offence Michael!)
 
Re: what books do you all read? by Diamond on 7 August 2004 1:06pm
 
Ha ha ha ha ha Burce do you think he will go back inside then!!!!

I like david attenboroughs life on air - thats so cool

prefer fiction about the east end in the world wars ie harry bowling type books - light reading!
 
Re: what books do you all read? by tominator_49 on 7 August 2004 1:22pm
 
Lord of the rings, and Michael Palin of course!
 
Re: what books do you all read? by Izot on 8 August 2004 4:49am
 
Running out of creative user names, they resort to the obvious "troll".

Sheer genius.

:D
 
Re: what books do you all read? by watercub on 9 August 2004 1:07pm
 
I myself have been a longtime fan of Larry McMurtry's...many of his plots are fluff or non recognizable, but the characters are soo very well developed and real, that no matter what mundae things happen to them, you find yourself caring...they're your friends, after all!

He really has a pretty amazing grasp of human nature and realistic reaction...

I've been on the standard kicks...Hemingway, Twain, Austen, Dickens...currents King, Cook, Chrichton, Dick Francis, James Herriot... any pop novel is generally worth a pass ;-)

Particular fave is Richard Adams' "Plague Dogs"....
and of course all the Palin travel series ;-)

Can't afford to get on another kick until i get more bookshelves!!! I'm overrun!

8-)
Cub
 
Re: what books do you all read? by amordue on 9 August 2004 3:56pm
 
Just finished The Zanzibar Chest by Aiden Hartley and just starting Dark Star Safari by Paul Theroux. I love travelling in Africa and travel by proxy when I'm not there.

Strongly recommend (as does MP) the The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency (and the follow ups) by Alexander McCall Smith. This guy really knows his stuff.
 
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