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    Quote Originally Posted by simonas View Post
    Lenny McLeans is ace
    Pablo Escobar book by his broter is also amazing
    Think this could be next on my list!! cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by me54022 View Post
    Think this could be next on my list!! cheers
    Just bought a copy of ebay!!!

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    Anything by Stephen Fry is a pretty good read! So far I've read "The Liar", "Making History", "The Hippopotamus" and his first autobiography "Moab Is My Washpot" - all very good!

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    Another vote for the Lee Child, Jack Reacher series books, the latest one I read in just three sittings, just couldnt stop reading! Good thing about them is they get to the action pretty quick usually and keep you interested through out! Definitely Recommended

    Ive also just started reading Robert Crais, Cole & Pike novels, there also worth a look.

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    two i've read recently are "mr nice" and the "bourne identity", both are very good.

    If you fancy a bit of an easy read adventure story then the "life of pi" is a fantastic one for lazy sunday afternoons.

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    Oh Alex Roy's book 'The Driver'

    http://teampolizeihq.com/the-driver/

    Alex Roy, the bald guy from Team Polizei, wrote a book about why he started to do stuff like gumball rally. He also illegally crossed America in 32 hours and 7 Minuets

    I would highly recommend it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prior View Post
    grumpy old rockstar by Rick Wakeman is proper howl with laughter stuff.
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    I got this for Christmas. Within the first few pages I was crying and howling with laughter. I have to keep putting it down for a rest

    I also got volume two of the set too, which I am hoping will be just as funny as the first one.

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    A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson is an awesome read.

    Just got a new Steven Hawking for x-mas off my sister which I'm looking forward to.

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    I recently read Hugo by Bart Jones. Its a biography of Hugo Chavez. Its very well written and I'd recommend it to anyone that wants to know more about South America.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xR33 View Post
    I like quite like Lee Child's Reacher series
    I am with XR33 on this, these are great. All the cheesey airport thriller type books are easy to get in to, and good escapism.

    Andy McNab, Chris Ryan, Robert Ludlum, Michael Crichton, Clive Cussler, John Grisham, James Patterson, Tom Clancy to name but a few...

    For laughs, I cant it's not really possible to go wrong with Terry Pratchett, he's written loads of books, they're all good, and funny, this is backed up by:

    Terry has now written forty-eight books (of which thirty-six are Discworld novels) and co-authored2 a further fifty. Between them they have sold over 60 million copies in thirty-seven languages, which I calculate would be a pile of books over 1,000 miles high, stretching further than Land's End in Cornwall to the furthest tip of the Shetland Islands off the north coast of Scotland - or from New Orleans to Chicago, and then some.
    from his biog

    Finally, once you're really back into the swing of things... Bernard Cornwell is an excellent read, but heavy going if you're not into reading

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    For factual comedy writing i always find John O Farrell books worth a read.
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    ive just got lenny mcleans book for christmas and im enjoying that. only other book ive ever read is gordon ramsays humble pie, that was very good aswell!

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    just got Keith Richards book for xmas and so far so good

    I also can;t praise Nelson De Mille book s enough they are crime thrillers and very clever and interesting to read

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    Sniper One - by SGT Dan Mills. An amazing book that i took on holiday with me this year. Its a first hand account of a sniper platoon deployed on a peace keeping tour in Iraq.
    Highky reccomend it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevie_t View Post
    Sniper One - by SGT Dan Mills. An amazing book that i took on holiday with me this year. Its a first hand account of a sniper platoon deployed on a peace keeping tour in Iraq.
    Highky reccomend it.
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    I cant recomend this book enough. It is thoroughly riveting.


    I got the new Tom Clancy book for xmas. Dead or Alive. Started it earlier and so far it is good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xR33 View Post
    I like quite like Lee Child's Reacher series and there's George MacDonald Fraser's Flashman series - One's a Hero, the other a Scoundrel .
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    I am with XR33 on this, these are great.
    The Jack Reacher series by Lee Child are brilliant books, I wasn't massively into fiction, but some of these are superb. "Gone Tomorrow" and "61 Hours", two of the latest ones are great, and the first one, I think "Killing Floor" is great. Even the worst one was good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by remo View Post
    Oh Alex Roy's book 'The Driver'

    http://teampolizeihq.com/the-driver/

    Alex Roy, the bald guy from Team Polizei, wrote a book about why he started to do stuff like gumball rally. He also illegally crossed America in 32 hours and 7 Minuets

    I would highly recommend it!
    T'was a decent read!

    sitting plugging through Alan Sugar's autob' which is quite a good read and Dunca Bannantyne's was also reasonable (but im a product designer so its in my interests!)

    Also agree that the bret Hart book was a good read, got a signed copy here

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    if you like factual stuff I quite like the odd war book

    its a bit "full on" at times but i could not put it down

    "Forgottern voices of the great war"

    its interviews with all sides and ranks of the first world war and gets you thinking about what those guys went through. At home and when in the trenches.

    i found it so interesting i'm on the second world war one now.

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