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    Books That You Couldn't Put Down

    The History of Glue....

    Not to be taken too literally, but what about books that you were 100% engrossed in, read at every opportunity and did not want to end.

    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Hunter S Thompson

    The Firm - John Grisham.

    Accidental Tourist - Anne Tyler

    Endurance - Alfred Lansing
    Back off Margaret, you're on a sugar rush!

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    What's a book?

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    Bit of a long book - "One Fourteenth of an Elephant" by Ian Denys Peek. Its about the Japs in Thailand during the WWII and their treatment of the POWs. The book is written by one of the POWs. Good book and recommend it for those who are interested in this subject.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsquirrel View Post
    What's a book?
    It's one of those square things that people on buses look at when they want to avoid your company MrsQ.

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    ^What company does he own?

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    ^Nick, remember how you were telling us that you are now writing posts and not posting them....

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    Lord of the Rings is one of the few books I have read 3 times.

    Day of the Triffids.

    I have a soft spot for apocalyptic themes.

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    Any Wilbur Smith book.

    Any Bernard Cornwell book.

    Little Green Man by Simon Armitage.

    City of Djins by William Darylimple (sp)

    Slithering South by Steeve Van Beek

    ...and many more.

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    jerome K Jerome's "3 men in a boat"... at least 15 times.

    there must be better things for me to do, I thought to myself.
    I have now racked up 11,334 posts on teakdoor and feel ok.

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    Bonfire of the Vanities - Tom Wolf - I remember being 100% completely hooked on this book. I thought that it was spectacular. I think that I tried to re-read it, but the magic just was not there anymore.

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    ^
    At the risk of sounding like a fag, I totally agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    Any Bernard Cornwell book.
    I do like the Sharpe books. The one on Waterloo is my favourite. I'll have to try Wilbur Smith - Which one would you recommend to start with Marmers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon View Post
    jerome K Jerome's "3 men in a boat"... at least 15 times.
    Have you read Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith? Very funny - And I quote, "The book has spawned the word "Pooterism" to describe a tendency to take oneself excessively seriously."

    I'm sure that we all know at least one 'Pooter'

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    Quote Originally Posted by danbo
    George and Weedon Grossmith?
    made up silly English name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danbo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    Any Bernard Cornwell book.
    I do like the Sharpe books. The one on Waterloo is my favourite. I'll have to try Wilbur Smith - Which one would you recommend to start with Marmers?
    I've not read the Sharpe ones, only the Stonehenge, Alfred series and Ancient Briton series (and maybe one more). All were superb.

    Try Monsoon by Wilbur Smith. Most of his books are linked by two familes and I would recommend starting at the beginning of one of the two main series, but for a one-off read Monsoon.

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    ^
    I was about to ask danbo's question and rather than staying shtoom, question answered I thought I'd pipe up again.
    I often remind myself of the people i hate.

    cheers Marmite.
    i do like this forum for the recommended movies, books, software and all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon
    I was about to ask danbo's question and rather than staying shtoom, question answered I thought I'd pipe up again. I often remind myself of the people i hate.
    Well, you do have a 400 post deficit to make up...

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    ^
    something like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon
    jerome K Jerome's "3 men in a boat"... at least 15 times.
    Ah yes! I had forgotten and also 3 Men on the Bummel - how accurately he described the German character without even being slightly aware of WW2.

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    Only one book: Private Dancer by Stephen Leather.

    Actually, I put it down once because I had to go to a bar. But the second day I picked it up again in the evening, read it through to the end and realised it was 3:00 am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RDN
    Only one book: Private Dancer by Stephen Leather. Actually, I put it down once because I had to go to a bar. But the second day I picked it up again in the evening, read it through to the end and realised it was 3:00 am.
    I didn't think anyone actually bought that book; just downloaded it from his website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by RDN
    Only one book: Private Dancer by Stephen Leather. Actually, I put it down once because I had to go to a bar. But the second day I picked it up again in the evening, read it through to the end and realised it was 3:00 am.
    I didn't think anyone actually bought that book; just downloaded it from his website.
    Sorry, I forgot. I was reading it on my old lap top.

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    Any 'Philip Marlow' novel by Raymond Chandler and 'Calvino' novel by Christopher Moore.

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    John Burdett's duo - Bangkok 8 & Bangkok Tattoo are a race to the finish, too.

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    Any Harry Potter book.

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