What Are You Currently Reading

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Re: What Are You Currently Reading

Postby RDR » Tue Nov 17, 2015 1:31 pm

Sunset Song - Lewis Grassic Gibbon
He advocated for the weak against the strong, the poor against the rich and labour against capital.
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Re: What Are You Currently Reading

Postby dimairt » Tue Nov 17, 2015 8:51 pm

Just downloaded Muriel Spark's "The Driver's Seat" after hearing it discussed on "A Good Read" on Radio 4 this afternoon. Surprised to find myself agreeing with Niall Fergusson on RLS - am I going soft or is he not as bad as he thinks he is?


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Re: What Are You Currently Reading

Postby dimairt » Mon Nov 30, 2015 11:39 am

Finished "The Driver's Seat", I think it's Spark's strangest novel and was rather unsettling.

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Re: What Are You Currently Reading

Postby banjo » Mon Nov 30, 2015 6:37 pm

scotlands jesus..................frankie boyle.
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Re: What Are You Currently Reading

Postby Doorstop » Wed Dec 02, 2015 5:08 am

Smashing choice, Banjo .. I've got all three of his books.

The man is more than the sum of his parts.
I like him ... He says "Okie Dokie!"
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Re: What Are You Currently Reading

Postby banjo » Wed Dec 02, 2015 9:53 am

finished it doorstop and am now on to we need to talk about.......kevin bridges.
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Re: What Are You Currently Reading

Postby RDR » Sun Dec 13, 2015 10:36 am

Chasing Shadows - The Life and Death of Peter Roebuck by Tim Lane and Elliot Cartledge
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Re: What Are You Currently Reading

Postby Guacho » Mon Dec 28, 2015 10:38 pm

Glasgow: Mapping the City, John Moore
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Re: What Are You Currently Reading

Postby HollowHorn » Wed Dec 30, 2015 2:50 am

banjo wrote:frankie boyle.

Wanker, no more, no less, wanker.
Yes Bridie, you do.
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Re: What Are You Currently Reading

Postby banjo » Wed Dec 30, 2015 12:01 pm

never been so insulted in all my life.hh,you bad man.for by that I have just finished reading mud,sweat and tears followed by inn aff the bar.by craig Stevenson and john mackay.the continuing saga of two bus pass wielding east kilbride men who intend to drink their way around Scotland until they snuff it or the free bus pass gets taken away from them whatever happens first. :D
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Re: What Are You Currently Reading

Postby dimairt » Sun Apr 03, 2016 1:24 pm

Reading "Sunset Song" for the first time in ages, it's still brilliant. I note that the recent film version is now out on DVD -it's good.

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Re: What Are You Currently Reading

Postby motman » Fri Aug 05, 2016 6:14 am

'Watching the English - the hidden rules of English Behaviour' by Kate Fox. A fascinating social anthropological study of what we do and why we do it. Written in simple words rather than psychobabble. Most of it would apply to us north of the border :roll: '
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Re: What Are You Currently Reading

Postby RDR » Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:15 am

Plodding through Siegfried Sassoon, Soldier, Poet, Lover Friend - Life in One Volume by Jean Moorcroft Wilson.
Obviously knew him from his war poems and his bravery in WWI but I can't say he comes over in this book as the most likeable of characters all the time.
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Re: What Are You Currently Reading

Postby dimairt » Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:19 pm

Two crackers for Christmas: "Glasgow, the Autobiography" edited by Alan Taylor and "Glasgow in 1901" (reprint) by James Hamilton Muir.
Both highly recommended.

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Re: What Are You Currently Reading

Postby The Creeping Spleen » Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:30 am

"Betrayal" by Anthony Riches.

First book in "The Centurions" trilogy of historical military fiction set in the 1st century AD, from the author of the "Empire" series.
Another sunrise with my sad captains, with who I choose to lose my mind,
And if it's all we only pass this way but once, what a perfect waste of time.
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