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Originally posted by beak

They have beaten you to it,it is a film (2014).

think weve got different historians?
the book is dracula .

 


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View Lanzo-Ad's Profile Lanzo-Ad Flag Lanzarote 18 Feb 24 7.09pm Send a Private Message to Lanzo-Ad Add Lanzo-Ad as a friend

Originally posted by beak

They have beaten you to it,it is a film (2014).

Sorry, but that Historian wasn't from the same book

 


“That’s a joke son, I say, that’s a joke.” “Nice boy, but he’s sharp as a throw pillow.” “He’s so dumb he thinks a Mexican border pays rent” “ “Son… I say, son, some people are so narrow minded they can look through a keyhole with both eyes.”__ Forhorn Leghorn

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Originally posted by kingdowieonthewall

think weve got different historians?
the book is dracula .

Yes, a tour with Vlad the Impaler, but not gory just brilliant

 


“That’s a joke son, I say, that’s a joke.” “Nice boy, but he’s sharp as a throw pillow.” “He’s so dumb he thinks a Mexican border pays rent” “ “Son… I say, son, some people are so narrow minded they can look through a keyhole with both eyes.”__ Forhorn Leghorn

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Originally posted by Palace Old Geezer

Apart from the obvious, as in anything by John Gresham, Tom Clancy, Frederick Forsyth and James Patterson and maybe a few others who never disappoint; try this one Lanzo - I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes. Guaranteed to keep you gripped and certainly one of my favourite reads.

Thanks Mate, will check it out

 


“That’s a joke son, I say, that’s a joke.” “Nice boy, but he’s sharp as a throw pillow.” “He’s so dumb he thinks a Mexican border pays rent” “ “Son… I say, son, some people are so narrow minded they can look through a keyhole with both eyes.”__ Forhorn Leghorn

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Don't have one favourite book but those that I have read and thought "that was really special" would include:

The Hobbit (Tolkien) went on to read Lord of the Rings

Catch 22 (Heller) Wow, just wow! Funny, moving, thought provoking.

1984 and Animal Farm (Orwell). Really thought provoking, probably didn't pick up on true meaning and messages first time.

Bird Song (Faulks) a lot more recent. Really felt engaged and invested through to the end.

Slightly bizarely perhaps, I really enjoyed Enid Blyton and Capt WE Johns (Biggles)as a child and did not see the implied classicism and racism etc until much later.

As an aside, rarely have I ever found that the film is better than the book.


 

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The 'Empire Trilogy' J.G.Farrell - Troubles, The Siege of Krishnapour and The Singapore Grip.

Also The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon.

 

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View Teddy Eagle's Profile Teddy Eagle Flag 18 Feb 24 8.15pm Send a Private Message to Teddy Eagle Add Teddy Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11

To Kill a Mockingbird

Lord Of The Rings

Memoirs of a Sword Swallower (Dan Mannix)

To Kill a Mockingbird is my favourite. 2nd is probably Bonfire of the Vanities.

 

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I read Frederick Forsyth's The Devil's Alternative in the mid 1980's. It was a story about the Cold War (written in 1979, it was set in 1982) There were some shenanegan's over Ukraine's wheat crop and some Ukrainians wanted independence from Russia.

 


"The facts have changed", Rishi Sunak

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Originally posted by glazedallover

The 'Empire Trilogy' J.G.Farrell - Troubles, The Siege of Krishnapour and The Singapore Grip.

Also The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon.

Loved that book I read the quartet they were all good such a shame he died at a young age.

 


One more point

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View Phil H's Profile Phil H Flag 18 Feb 24 9.45pm Send a Private Message to Phil H Add Phil H as a friend

Great thread and a few recommendations here I'm going to check out, thank you all. My choice is A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole. It's about an eccentric misfit slob who goes through a succession of jobs creating mayhem along the way, really funny. The author tried unsuccessfully to get it published - it only made it into print after he died at a tragically young age and his mother found a publisher.

 

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Originally posted by Phil H

Great thread and a few recommendations here I'm going to check out, thank you all. My choice is A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole. It's about an eccentric misfit slob who goes through a succession of jobs creating mayhem along the way, really funny. The author tried unsuccessfully to get it published - it only made it into print after he died at a tragically young age and his mother found a publisher.

If you haven't read Augustus Carp, by himself then try that. It came out in the 20's and is like Reilly's grandfather.

 

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Originally posted by Badger11

Loved that book I read the quartet they were all good such a shame he died at a young age.

As sadly did Farrell.........

 

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