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RE: What books have you bought recently? - 28/12/2012 10:13:59 PM   
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RE: What books have you bought recently? - 29/12/2012 9:09:11 AM   
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RE: What books have you bought recently? - 31/12/2012 2:33:28 PM   
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RE: What books have you bought recently? - 1/1/2013 12:18:20 PM   
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RE: What books have you bought recently? - 3/1/2013 2:51:17 PM   
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RE: What books have you bought recently? - 7/1/2013 9:31:05 AM   
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RE: What books have you bought recently? - 8/1/2013 2:33:44 PM   
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RE: What books have you bought recently? - 15/1/2013 5:37:58 PM   
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RE: What books have you bought recently? - 22/1/2013 5:33:10 PM   
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RE: What books have you bought recently? - 26/1/2013 1:55:37 PM   
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Waterstones had a buy one get another half price deal going on so I thought I'd take advantage of it. Wasn't really much of an advantage to be had though as the total price was still more expensive than if I would have bought them separately online

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RE: What books have you bought recently? - 29/1/2013 7:45:40 AM   
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RE: What books have you bought recently? - 3/2/2013 6:56:39 PM   
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RE: What books have you bought recently? - 3/2/2013 8:11:24 PM   
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The 2nd book looks like a good read, UTB. I remember reading something similar relating to Mexican gang culture and its impact on USA (forgot the name of the damn book) and it made for a really intriguing and sometimes scary read. Some of the things these gangs do, even for initiation sounds like something out of a horror story. Let us know how your reading goes.

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RE: What books have you bought recently? - 4/2/2013 11:00:14 AM   
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Will do - got a couple to get through first before I hit that one!

It does look like an intriguing and terrifying read though.

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RE: What books have you bought recently? - 6/2/2013 8:25:49 AM   
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Do graphic novels count?!


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RE: What books have you bought recently? - 7/2/2013 6:44:08 PM   
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A strange mixture perhaps! I last read Wolf Hall and have nearly finished its sequel Bring Up The Bodies. Both are excellent; I am very impressed.

I can't decide whether to start Slaughterhouse Five or Dune next...


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RE: What books have you bought recently? - 7/2/2013 6:49:34 PM   
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An astonishingly brilliant read. His prose is incredible, like poetry. Doubly impressive when you realise he wrote it in his second language.

I hope you enjoy it, it wrestles with A Clockwork Orange to be the greatest book I have ever read.

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RE: What books have you bought recently? - 7/2/2013 9:49:27 PM   
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RE: What books have you bought recently? - 7/2/2013 10:08:47 PM   
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Great books (I've yet to start on the Mantel ones, should probably do so), I recommend Vonnegut next. though I find the cover of this one kind of funny:

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'by the author of The Remains of the Day' (no really?).


incidentally, the last books I bought recently-



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RE: What books have you bought recently? - 8/2/2013 12:04:01 AM   
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Well spotted Olaf, that is a serious lapse of graphic design! Quite astonishing if that cover made it to print.

The Mantel books are fantastic, she is an exceptional writer. She really brings the Tudor era, and historical characters you'll be familiar with, to life. Both novels are staggering achievements of research, imagination and clean but profound writing style. I understand there is to be a third to complete a trilogy - I can't wait.


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RE: What books have you bought recently? - 9/2/2013 6:33:57 PM   
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RE: What books have you bought recently? - 9/2/2013 8:42:44 PM   
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I have that too but am yet to give it a crack. I really, really love Bill Bryson's 'Mother Tongue' (a phenomenal read, if you've not tried it) so it's got a lot to live up to.

Enjoy.

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RE: What books have you bought recently? - 9/2/2013 10:11:51 PM   
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I have to admit it is in the queue at the moment.

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RE: What books have you bought recently? - 10/2/2013 7:21:46 PM   
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Yeah, you've gotta be in the right mood for a factual treatise on etymology.

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RE: What books have you bought recently? - 10/2/2013 7:45:40 PM   
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RE: What books have you bought recently? - 11/2/2013 8:30:21 AM   
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I have that too but am yet to give it a crack. I really, really love Bill Bryson's 'Mother Tongue' (a phenomenal read, if you've not tried it) so it's got a lot to live up to.

Enjoy.


I quite enjoyed this; it's not too deep but still informative and fun.


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RE: What books have you bought recently? - 11/2/2013 11:52:40 AM   
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The 2nd book looks like a good read, UTB. I remember reading something similar relating to Mexican gang culture and its impact on USA (forgot the name of the damn book) and it made for a really intriguing and sometimes scary read. Some of the things these gangs do, even for initiation sounds like something out of a horror story. Let us know how your reading goes.


I read El Narco last year, it's a terrific read, packed with facts and anecdotes, some of which are genuinely scary. I'm sure there are more academic and comprehensive books on this subject, but as an overview of how Mexican cartels came to control the drug trade to the US, I found it informative, accessible and very interesting.

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RE: What books have you bought recently? - 15/2/2013 11:28:43 AM   
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RE: What books have you bought recently? - 17/2/2013 11:25:29 AM   
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RE: What books have you bought recently? - 20/2/2013 2:16:05 AM   
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Two epic tomes! I really am going to make an effort to get these read and not take years, and hopefully get back into reading properly. I started The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists 6 weeks ago. I could probably read the whole thing in a little over an hour and I'm only on page 50

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