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    Default Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading ?

    I am sitting here on the off day deeply emersed in a fine read concerning the operation and direction for a new Multi Meter. Now, while technically not a book it does contain words in written form. So...yeah me!

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    Usually try not to bore you all but you've asked now.

    Tend to read combos when not reading a novel.

    The Master Key, Charles F Haanel

    Chartres /sacred geometry sacred place. Gordon Strachan

    And The Templars The history the myth.M Haag.
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    I've spent a few days reading through the plays of Oscar Wilde and the one I finished today was 'La Siante Courtisane'. Before that I had a fun rerun through Dr jekyll and Mr Hyde.

    As for Mars Ax, I see he is being a bit of a nob up there. Obviously I must be on guard and profound 24 hours a day and say nothing flippant or casual and be full of enlightenment at all times. This is not my thread, this is not your thread, so cut out the nonsense.
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    Do Travel Writers Go to Hell?

    Then it's on to book five of a Song of Ice and Fire.

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    Family of Secrets by Russ Baker, and Death Row Breakout, a collection of short stories by Edward Bunker.

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    I tried to read The Man Who Left Too Soon - The biography of Steig Larsson by Barry Forshaw but found it, in contrast to Larsson's unputdownable trilogy, pretty unpickupable.



    Maybe dying at the age of 50 before the publication and consequent worldwide success of your debut trilogy of crime novels does leave your biographer a little short on material, but surely that is the challenge, a challenge that Barry singularly fails to overcome. Forshaw spends a couple of chapters discussing Larsson and then starts to dissect his work, book by book, chapter by chapter, sentence by sentence and fecking word by word, or at least that is what it feels like at times. 151 pages of a 307 page paperback spent providing a not very insightful summary/synopsis of a trilogy 99% of the readers will already have read. It feels like partaking in a particularly intricate and labyrinthine Larsson like criminal investigation yourself trying to glean any insights into the author himself and what drove him to be so much more meticulous than his undeserved biographer.

    I don't want to rubbish it completely because it is a book and after reading the first 70 odd pages I did not use it wedge open a sash window or line the annual bonfire night cat litter tray. I was also rewarded by skimming to page 248 the enticing prospect of hearing Film Composer Jacob Groth's score for the Swedish Film versions of the books, now that I know he is a fellow admirer of Bernard Hermann, Hitchcock's musical collaborator and the man responsible for the mind blowing score to Scorcese's masterful Taxi Driver. I will find the time to watch the blueray now, but can't help begrudge Forshaw for stealing a couple hours of my life.
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    Moving not quite perpendicularly but in a geometrically related fashion nonetheless, I have now started fellow Swede Henning Mankell's book "The Shadow Girls"




    Tackling the subject of Immigration and refugees in Swedish Society the book is markedly different to Mankell's "Wallander" series and seems already to be written in a much more succinct but still elegant and straight forward style. This translation is by Ebba Seggaberg and the Wallander books I have read are translated by Laurie Thompson and Stephen T Murray. I don't think the translation has coloured it it is just another voice that Mankell has adopted to inhabit a different world and so far it is most enjoyable. Like Larsson, Hanning Mankell's left wing politics are clearly evident in subject choice and empathies and the book is none the worse for it. ( He is currently at work on a screenplay about his father in law, Ingmar Bergman which if it ever gets made should be more than worth a look.)
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    Grapes of Wrath having just finished fahrenheit 451----wow they used to write good.

    come to think of it, they used to BOX good, too.....

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    The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli

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    Quote Originally Posted by chinchekked View Post
    The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
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    no such thing as a book anyways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chinchekked View Post
    The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
    Have you an Italian heritage?
    Nah, just a very interesting read. I'm not big on fiction at all so I lean towards books like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chinchekked View Post
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    The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
    Have you an Italian heritage?
    Nah, just a very interesting read. I'm not big on fiction at all so I lean towards books like this.
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    I'm casually thumbing through some Sherlock Holmes stories having just finished 'The Sherlockian' by Graham Moore.

    I'm also reading 'The Modern Gentleman: A Guide to Savvy, Etiquette, & Vice' by Mollod & Tesauro
    "Drown in a vat of whiskey.....death where is thy sting?" - W.C. Fields.

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    Default Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading ?

    I'm always juggling around 4-5 books at a time. Usually martial arts books.

    Anyway an EXCELLENT book I recently finished is called "King of the Gypsies: Memoirs of the Undefeated Bareknuckle Champion of Great Britain and Ireland" A.K.A.: "Bareknuckle: Memoirs of the undefeated champion"

    Unfortunately I don't have enough posts to add a link yet, but you can easily find it on Amazon, or just go to Half Price books which is where I got my copy for only 5 bucks!

    This book kicks ass! It tells the story of Bartley Gorman (the man who was the inspiration for Brad Pitts character Mickey in the movie Snatch.

    If you're into fighting and practicing bare knuckle boxing as it was done in the pre MoQ daze.... then this book is for you.

    Check it out!

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