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Palin's books by tominator_49 on 6 January 2004 8:42pm
I've started to read the pole to pole book. After watching the series on T.V. it's great to read the book. It's really funny. I can't put it down. I'm probably going to read Sahara next. What would you say the best book is?
Re: Palin's books by Godfather on 7 January 2004 1:08am
I'm ashamed to say (please dont stone me) that i've not read any of the books yet. I've only ever seen his TV series. Although, when i heard that Mp3 clip which is on the site, of Michael reading out the first day of Full Circle,it certainly went into a lot more detail indeed.

"I'll have 3 stones....and a packet of gravel"
Re: Palin's books by Clare on 7 January 2004 1:53pm
They are all good, but I guess I favor 80 days as it was the first and Sahara as I would really like to go!
Re: Palin's books by Helen on 7 January 2004 8:32pm
Godfather: "all I said was .. that piece of Halibut was good enough for Jehovah!"


Re: Palin's books by Rocky on 8 January 2004 11:08pm
I'd never really liked Michael Palin or any of the Monty Python crew as they were a generation away from me and I didn't watch Around the World on TV when it was first on. Then, by accident, my bookclub sent me Pole to Pole. I fell in love with it straight away - everything about it was right - the artwork - the photography and MP's words were just all perfect. I still think Pole to Pole is the best as it is what introduced me to Michael.But all the others are great in their own way.
Re: Palin's books by tominator_49 on 9 January 2004 9:24pm
Yeah I'ts a brilliant book isn't it.
Re: Palin's books by kidjuxta on 9 January 2004 11:35pm
I've just got 'Pole to Pole' and 'Full Circle' and am about to commence the reading of both simultaneously... as soon as i wean myself off this site. I dunno what's come over me, but i can't stop visiting, lol. Far from wallowing in suspended animation, this site literally goes places because it is so approachably interactive, so big-up to the webmaster(s) involved. And Michael, of course.
Re: Palin's books by tominator_49 on 10 January 2004 12:32am
I'ts a great site! It is...a brilliant site. Well done palins travels and it's team for this site.
Re: Palin's books by George on 10 January 2004 1:10am
From this American English teacher's perspective, the books are wonderfully written. Like a good newspaper column, it is a good quick satisfying read at the end of the day. But, what I really like is his use of the language (vocabulary), much broader than most. Maybe just because it's different. For example I've never ever seen the word "quayside" in my life until I read '80 Days'. I've often wondered what his level of education he has, or do all Brits write this well?
Re: Palin's books by *Amy* on 10 January 2004 1:12am
I too haven't read any yet *hides* I know my dad has 80 Days somewhere, but not the others. Will have to bug him for it, then read the others in chronological order, after my AS resits :)
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