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Read Caine Mutiny by our very own Herman Wouk recently, if only so I can agree or disagree with comments made about it when the inevitable happens. Dated and slow moving but still quite powerful in its way. Just finished 'Iron Curtain' by Anne Applebaum, which somehow makes a fascinating subject (the sovietisation of East Germany, Hungary and Poland 1944 - 1956) a lot less interesting than it might be. For some low-middlebrow fiction quite enjoyed 'Our House' by Louise Candlish.

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tbh dated and slow moving is rather accurate about Wouk's books.

 

Last night I finished Three Act Tragedy by the great Agatha Christie. Not one of her better works (brilliant last line however) but obviously far better than any Poirot adaptation by Sarah Phelps.

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Just finished reading "Rock & Roll's Hidden Giant:- The Story of Charlie Gracie", Charlie Gracie's autobiography in which he speaks openly about his rise to fame in the late 50's and how he was blackballed by his record label and his struggles to get back to obtaining another hit. 

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Grappling with the monster that is Defoe's A Tour Through the Whole Island of Great Britain - loving it.

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In a world where you hear and read an overwhelming amount of bilge that makes you want to tear off your ears and fashion them into an eye mask , reading ‘How To Be Right’ by LBC’s James O’Brien is therapy. Many nails hit on heads. It’s nectar for the mind. I loved it.

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I am reading Scrathman by Tom Baker. The adaptation of the Doctor Who film script he and Ian Marter tried to get made in the Seventies. It is a good read but there is part of me that is very happy it never made it to the big screen.

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The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells is currently being devoured at MPFC Towers. A frank consideration of the hell on Earth we're creating by way of climate change. The opening line reads " It is worse, much worse, than you think," after which he draws a lot of stats from official (i.e. provable) sources. 

 

Devastating to think dead pooling as we know it may have decades left at most, at which point everyone will be able to cash in cos we're all gonna die, or summat

 

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3 hours ago, maryportfuncity said:

The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells is currently being devoured at MPFC Towers. A frank consideration of the hell on Earth we're creating by way of climate change. The opening line reads " It is worse, much worse, than you think," after which he draws a lot of stats from official (i.e. provable) sources. 

 

Devastating to think dead pooling as we know it may have decades left at most, at which point everyone will be able to cash in cos we're all gonna die, or summat

 

He's an optimist

 

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28 minutes ago, Cat O'Falk said:

 

That's no good you would not be able to see all you lovely books while you are sitting in it and what would happen if you spilt your tea!

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Just read This Is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay

 

Educational, disgusting, very funny at times, very sad at others and a frightening insight into what life is truly like in the NHS.

I would recommend.

 

Someone told me he appears on the TV now and they don't like him but I wouldn't not read the book simply because of that. 

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4 hours ago, Grim Up North said:

Just read This Is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay

 

Educational, disgusting, very funny at times, very sad at others and a frightening insight into what life is truly like in the NHS.

I would recommend.

 

Someone told me he appears on the TV now and they don't like him but I wouldn't not read the book simply because of that. 

 

Speaking of which, 'Bodies' is available on BBC iplayer, both series.

If you've never seen it, it's a drama from about 15 years ago, written by Jed Mercurio (Line Of Duty, Bodyguard).  He used to be a doctor, so ....

Not for the faint-hearted.

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