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View PalazioVecchio's Profile PalazioVecchio Flag south pole 03 Sep 21 11.14pm Send a Private Message to PalazioVecchio Add PalazioVecchio as a friend

Stalin - The Court of the Red Tsar ,

by Simon Sebag Montefiore

And you realise Russia was run by a paranoid madman genius. Like a cross between the Yorkshire Ripper, Shakespeare and Machiavelli.

 


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View Tyke Exile's Profile Tyke Exile Flag Portuguese Cove, Nova Scotia 03 Sep 21 11.24pm Send a Private Message to Tyke Exile Add Tyke Exile as a friend

Just read "Diary of a Nobody". Amazingly funny for a book that's 120 years old. As for short stories, look no further than "The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway - Finca Vigia Edition". Well-written stories by a true genius. Also anything by George Orwell or Emile Zola.

 


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Originally posted by Tyke Exile

Just read "Diary of a Nobody". Amazingly funny for a book that's 120 years old. As for short stories, look no further than "The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway - Finca Vigia Edition". Well-written stories by a true genius. Also anything by George Orwell or Emile Zola.

Diary of a Nobody is brilliant. Almost at the level of P.G.Wodehouse.

 

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Originally posted by grumpymort

Worth a read

Simon Jordan - Be careful what you wish for

I know its not the same type of book you listed but well worth a read for any Palace fan.

Agreed as is Mark Bright’s autobiography. Hilaire also has some very interesting insights

 

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View NEILLO's Profile NEILLO Online Flag Shoreham-by-Sea 05 Sep 21 3.34pm Send a Private Message to NEILLO Add NEILLO as a friend

Originally posted by Palace Old Geezer

I need a new book from the library. Rather than stick with the old favourites - James Patterson rarely disappoints and Lee Child's Jack Reacher stories are fine, but a bit samey - I thought I'd try something new.

Anyone care to recommend a book you've enjoyed recently? There are so many new authors now it all gets a tad confusing. Bit like choosing a Farrow and Ball paint I imagine.

I've read Osman's Thursday Murder Club and I chuckled in odd places, but thought it was lightweight. Currently reading Once Upon A Time In Hollywood which is same as the film except Tarantino adds little anecdotes about his favourite films, directors and actors. A fun read.

To start things off, I thoroughly recommend I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes. Suggested to me by a friend who is a Palace Ambassador and it's topical (although published in 2013), as it tells of a vaccine proof virus created by a Saudi in the aftermath of 9/11. Also remarkable because it's Hayes' first novel. Thrilling.

So, use this thread as a place to recommend or search for good books. Over to you and I look forward to selecting a new and interesting title.

Just wanted to say a quick '' thank you '' for recommending this book - I can't put it down !

 


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View Palace Old Geezer's Profile Palace Old Geezer Flag Midhurst 05 Sep 21 4.41pm Send a Private Message to Palace Old Geezer Add Palace Old Geezer as a friend

Originally posted by NEILLO

Just wanted to say a quick '' thank you '' for recommending this book - I can't put it down !

You're very welcome NEILLO. Glad you're enjoying it. I was surprised by how well
it's written as a first novel.

There have been some really good suggestions from everybody and a wide range of material. Great stuff.

 


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View viveasheagle's Profile viveasheagle Flag perth 06 Sep 21 7.30am Send a Private Message to viveasheagle Add viveasheagle as a friend

Crime Novels there are a couple of authors i enjoy reading;
Peter James - any of Roy Grace series but try and read in order. Set in Brighton and a couple of later ones include crimes that happened in Amex stadium.
Ann Cleaves - crime novels set in Shetland isles

 

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Ian Fleming's War. This book answers the question where did the idea for James Bond come from?

 

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