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  • Amazon is offering $2 digital downloads for all Fleming books for Kindle.
  • SandySandy Somewhere in Europe
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    mrnate8 wrote:
    Amazon is offering $2 digital downloads for all Fleming books for Kindle.

    Thanks, I will check them.
  • DCisaredDCisared Liverpool
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    Mud sweat and tears - Bear Grylls
    It's not a novel as u might guess its his autobiography
    The chapters are as short as DC's hair in SF but I'm really enjoying it at the minute.
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    I keep switching between FRWL and Slash's autobiography that I've had for years and have never read.
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    Currently I'm reading 11/22/63 by Stephen King hardcover and rereading The Shining on my Kindle for the upcoming Dr. Sleep. I just finished Darkness, Take My Hand and A Drink Before The War both by Dennis Lehane. I'm an avid reader so these are only a snapshot, but I highly recommend all four books if you haven't read them.
  • Just finished reading
    A Princess of Mars

    also reading Zombie Movies: The Ultimate Guide 2nd edition
  • For the last three months I have been reading - Necronomicon: The best weird tales of H.P.Lovecraft.
    One of the strangest reads I have ever had btw.

  • I finished FRWL. I love the ending, very well done. One of the best for sure and probably my favourite so far outside of the Blofeld trilogy. For some reason I pictured Connery in this one, I usually picture Dalton.

    Going to read Stephen Kings book The Stand next.
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    Going to read Stephen Kings book The Stand next.

    That's a great read. I thought it got a little preachy at the end, besides that I thought it was fantastic.
  • ultrabox wrote:
    Going to read Stephen Kings book The Stand next.

    That's a great read. I thought it got a little preachy at the end, besides that I thought it was fantastic.

    He's one of my favourite authors (not sure why I haven't read it before to be honest) so I'm really looking forward to getting into it.
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    I've just started rereading him. He was one of my favorites when I was younger but I haven't read any of his books as an adult. I'm sort of going through the more notable ones now. I just read The Stand this time last year and really enjoyed it.
  • Just finished Education Under Fire. It's about how nations like Iran and North Korea forbid allowing their citizens to get formal education as a weapon against people of different ( in Iran) or in North Korea any religious beliefs.
  • Btw, the author asks this question like how Mathis asks Bond "what's keeping you awake?"
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 Quantum Floral Arrangements: "We Have Petals Everywhere"
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    ultrabox wrote:
    I've just started rereading him. He was one of my favorites when I was younger but I haven't read any of his books as an adult. I'm sort of going through the more notable ones now. I just read The Stand this time last year and really enjoyed it.
    My best friend breezed madly through all of his Dark Tower books in just a month or two. He is an outstanding reader that I truly envy. I would get too side tracked to focus on a book that much, though I love reading and gaining new knowledge or enjoying a good story as much as the next guy.

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    Wow, that's a lot to read in a short amount of time. I used to be a slow paced reader, but since pretty much all I do now is read and write stories for school and personal projects I quickened on both accounts in a little little over a years time. I still have to get to the Dark Towers, and I'm looking forward to them, I just have a bunch more on I need to read before I get to them. Among those, The Fall (The Strain #2) by Chuck Hogan and Guillermo DelTorro, No Remorse by Ian Walkerly (which reviews often compare with a Bond book/99cent download on Kindle), From Russia With Love, The Standoff by Chuck Hogan, and Sacred by Dennis Lehane. Man, I need to get going. @-)
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    Now I'm reading Physics of the Impossible whose author, Michio Kaku, was recommended to me by @DarthDimi. Thank you again!
  • now reading The James Bond Archives(up to Goldfinger) and Grindhouse: The Forbidden World of "Adults Only" Cinema
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    The Space Vampires by Colin Wilson

    One of my little pleasures in horror/sci-fi is the Tobe Hooper film 'Lifeforce'. It is based on this book and so I decided to give it a try. :-)
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    John Dies At The End. I'll read The Stand next, promise :P But I've had this for months and I really wanted to get into it.

    Sort of a horror parody, pretty good so far.
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    Ali wrote:
    Live & Let Die......but getting a little bored already! Sorry!

    Before that it was Michael Connolly's Black Ice and Tom Clancy's Locked On. Yes, both were airport purchases, how did you guess?! I like Connolly's Harry Bosch (who I imagine as James Garner for some reason). Just a down to earth police procedure novel, much like all the other ones but very readable. Clancy's Locked On? Bit shit really. In fact, more than just a bit. I'm not even convinced he has any input to these books bar his name nowadays.

    Oh I LOVED Black Ice. Maybe my favourite Connelly's novel. I like him, but my favourite crime write is George Pelecanos.
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    DarthDimi wrote:
    The Space Vampires by Colin Wilson

    One of my little pleasures in horror/sci-fi is the Tobe Hooper film 'Lifeforce'. It is based on this book and so I decided to give it a try. :-)

    The book and the dvd are both favorites of mine, the book is better.

  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 Quantum Floral Arrangements: "We Have Petals Everywhere"
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    After again re-watching BBC's masterpiece Sherlock series, I was hungrier than ever to get back to Conan Doyle. I read A Scandal in Bohemia after I finished The Reichenbach Fall yesterday, and can't wait to get back into all my favorite stories again.
  • Am currently about halfway through Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia (2010) by Michael Korda. Excellent so far.

    I wasn't aware that the real Lawrence was only 5 feet 5 inches tall... Shorter than Napoleon (and certainly Peter O'Toole)!
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    SaintMark wrote:
    DarthDimi wrote:
    The Space Vampires by Colin Wilson

    One of my little pleasures in horror/sci-fi is the Tobe Hooper film 'Lifeforce'. It is based on this book and so I decided to give it a try. :-)

    The book and the dvd are both favorites of mine, the book is better.

    I agree, @SaintMark. Up until now, I'd only seen the film but the book walks away with my ultimate preference. Two things the film has over the book: the great Mancini score and... a young, naked Mathilda May. ;-)
  • Lancaster007Lancaster007 Shrublands Health Clinic, England
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    DarthDimi wrote:
    SaintMark wrote:
    DarthDimi wrote:
    The Space Vampires by Colin Wilson

    One of my little pleasures in horror/sci-fi is the Tobe Hooper film 'Lifeforce'. It is based on this book and so I decided to give it a try. :-)

    The book and the dvd are both favorites of mine, the book is better.

    I agree, @SaintMark. Up until now, I'd only seen the film but the book walks away with my ultimate preference. Two things the film has over the book: the great Mancini score and... a young, naked Mathilda May. ;-)

    Probably the reason I bought the film in the first place! Must try and get hold of the book sometime!
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    The Time Machine by H.G. Wells

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    Marvellous book! None of the film adaptations come close to capturing the grand master's vision and choice of words. Unlike the films, the book carries a lot of nuance and genuine horror. The writings are intelligent and make for a great read. Highly recommended!
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    Abba Abba by Anthony Burgess. Brilliant.
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    Now with The Sicilian Mafia by Diego Gambetta. After previously reading some material on the history of cosa nostra, this is a fresh approach. It's a sociological and economic analysis of the mafia viewed as a business of extortion.
  • Lancaster007Lancaster007 Shrublands Health Clinic, England
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    Getting toward the end of A Game of Thrones by George R R Martin.
    Took me a little while to get right into it, but am now fully immersed in the world Martin has created. Not seen any of the tv series have just ordered the blu-ray box set of Seasons 1 & 2 - which will hopefully give me something decent to watch when itv plug up the evenings with bloody football!
    Also have books 2 and 3 on the bedside table pile of books-to-be-read!
    @DarthDimi - have just finished TTM as well (on iBooks via iPhone) and thought the same as you.
  • SandySandy Somewhere in Europe
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    Getting toward the end of A Game of Thrones by George R R Martin.
    Took me a little while to get right into it, but am now fully immersed in the world Martin has created. Not seen any of the tv series have just ordered the blu-ray box set of Seasons 1 & 2 - which will hopefully give me something decent to watch when itv plug up the evenings with bloody football!
    Also have books 2 and 3 on the bedside table pile of books-to-be-read!
    @DarthDimi - have just finished TTM as well (on iBooks via iPhone) and thought the same as you.

    I'm also reaching the end of A Game of Thrones, it's interesting that we seem to have a similar experience with it. It also took me a while to get into it and I haven't watched anything of the series as well.
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