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Post by JGK on Sat 08 Jul 2017, 22:11

furriner wrote:Still reading it, Quite amusing.

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/25492/25492-h/25492-h.htm

Gutenberg has any number of gems.

Surely it's not better than his Police Academy work?

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Post by JGK on Sat 08 Jul 2017, 22:12

I've just bought "The subtle art of not giving a f*ck".

Hope to read it over the next week while on holidays.

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Post by taipan on Fri 08 Sep 2017, 10:06

Sequel/prequel to the best spy book ever written.

https://www.amazon.com/Legacy-Spies-John-Carré-ebook/dp/B06XG32NJM/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1504861521&sr=1-1&keywords=john+le+carre
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Post by horace on Fri 08 Sep 2017, 10:12

Fine writer. Duly added to my list.
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Post by taipan on Fri 08 Sep 2017, 10:29

You might have to reread the Spy that Came in from the Cold first.
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Post by Big Dog on Fri 08 Sep 2017, 10:33

Always found le Carre to be a bit dry for my taste but i might give it a try.
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Post by taipan on Fri 08 Sep 2017, 11:02

I am not a fan of his later stuff but as this explains some of the earlier works it is fascinating.
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Post by furriner on Fri 08 Sep 2017, 11:25

taipan wrote:I am not a fan of his later stuff but as this explains some of the earlier works it is fascinating.

It seemed to me that the more he wrote and, presumably, as it got easier for him to write, the quality of his novels declined.
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Post by Red on Sat 09 Sep 2017, 03:48

The Golden Age (set in Perth in the 1950s during the polio epidemic) for work, and oddly a tome relating to the Moorgate Tube disaster, which is fascinating.
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Post by horace on Sat 09 Sep 2017, 05:54

taipan wrote:You might have to reread the Spy that Came in from the Cold first.

Wow. the new book goes back that far. Have read it several times but not for ages. Suspect I still have a copy down the beach.
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Post by taipan on Sat 09 Sep 2017, 05:58

horace wrote:
taipan wrote:You might have to reread the Spy that Came in from the Cold first.

Wow. the new book goes back that far. Have read it several times but not for ages. Suspect I still have a copy down the beach.

Basically it's the backstory of the events leading up, but also references characters from Tinker, Tailor etc.
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Post by horace on Sat 09 Sep 2017, 06:34

taipan wrote:
horace wrote:
taipan wrote:You might have to reread the Spy that Came in from the Cold first.

Wow. the new book goes back that far. Have read it several times but not for ages. Suspect I still have a copy down the beach.

Basically it's the backstory of the events leading up, but also references characters from Tinker, Tailor etc.

Definitely on the Must Read List and tomorrow am I happen to be meeting someone at my favourite bookshop.
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