New now reading

in reality, all of this has been a total load of old bollocks
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Re: New now reading

Postby Jimbo » 05 Jun 2020, 05:20

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Two hours in and it's Cenemascopic! One character, a white man surviving off the verdant land and plentiful game of the American west and another, a white man accepted into the Shawnee tribe. Really good!
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Re: New now reading

Postby Flower » 05 Jun 2020, 13:48

From a lending library ..

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I'm one third of the way into the book and really enjoying it. I've never seen the mini series.
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Re: New now reading

Postby Snarfyguy » 06 Jun 2020, 19:10

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Couldn't get through the Mark E. Smith thing; the guy was SUCH an asshole, especially when rubbishing past bandmates.
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Re: New now reading

Postby Flower » 06 Jun 2020, 20:52

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Couldn't get through the Mark E. Smith thing; the guy was SUCH an asshole, especially when rubbishing past bandmates.


Welcome back. :D

Other than Cape Fear and his Travis McGee series, I haven't read much of John D. McDonald.
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Re: New now reading

Postby Fonz » 06 Jun 2020, 22:43

Travis McGee is cool. Busted Flush!
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Re: New now reading

Postby Flower » 07 Jun 2020, 00:47

Fonz wrote:Travis McGee is cool. Busted Flush!


Slip F-18 Bahia Mar Marina! I was with a friend in Fort Lauderdale and as we were driving by the Bahia Mar Marina, I mentioned that Travis McGee kept his boat there, sadly less than a hour later, we heard that John D. McDonald had just died. :(
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Re: New now reading

Postby The Fish » 07 Jun 2020, 11:08

Sam Stone wrote:
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Whew!


I just finished his latest.

The first LA Quartet ( which you’re is part of) is great. Probably his best run.


I gave up on him after Blood's a Rover.

I just gave up on him because of that godawful repetitive short staccato style he'd adopted did my head in.

The short, staccato style. It did my head in. Short and staccato. My head was done in.

I remember reading somewhere that were something like only 47 commas in the whole of its 600-odd pages.

The earlier quartet - the one with American Tabloid - is magnificent though. As were some of his standalone books. A very, very strange man
if you've ever seen/read an interview with him


American Tabloid is part of the same trilogy as Blood's A Rover (along with The Cold SIx Thousand). Did you mean L.A Confidential ?
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Re: New now reading

Postby Fonz » 07 Jun 2020, 15:35

Flower wrote:
Fonz wrote:Travis McGee is cool. Busted Flush!


Slip F-18 Bahia Mar Marina! I was with a friend in Fort Lauderdale and as we were driving by the Bahia Mar Marina, I mentioned that Travis McGee kept his boat there, sadly less than a hour later, we heard that John D. McDonald had just died. :(



That is uncanny!
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Re: New now reading

Postby Diamond Dog » 14 Jun 2020, 15:53

Tracy Borman "Thomas Cromwell : The untold story of Henry VIII's most faithful servant"

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People go on too much about the privileged background of politicians but actually Matt Hancock had a very humble upbringing in an Italian workshop owned by a woodworker named Geppetto who turned him into a human boy.