Good Books


#1061

What? Seriously? I thought it was a load of gash not very well written and full of historical inaccuracy (yes, I know it was fiction) - I thought there was no real thought behind the story just one set of miserable events crashing into each other and as with a lot of American writers - even true of TV /Movies today - the only message is the longing for the tough pioneer spirit of their (white European) ancestors who colonized the west… The sneering at Christianity aside, I think it’s vastly over-rated and if not for Ford making a movie on it, it probably wouldn’t rate half as highly as it does.


#1062

A fruitless 15 minute search for the Boys will be Boys book aside, a successful mission accomplished. Good job, team.


#1063

I’m reading The Naked and The Dead by Norman Mailer at the moment - about a group of soldiers fighting in the Pacific in WW2. Really enjoying it and definitely recommended if a good war novel appeals


#1064

You dodged a bullet with Boys will be boys, one for the Cowboys fanatics, massively overrated sports book


#1065

I’m not interested in American football at all more interested in the hijinx. To be avoided so if no interest in murder concussion ball?

cc @myboyblue


#1066

Great book. Read it many times. Presume you’ve read Of Mice and Men too, bro?


#1067

Plenty of hijinks mate. Obviously its got bits and bobs about the team as well, but you’d be well able for that. Maybe it was a bit more complicated than the writing on the back of a trainer box?


#1068

I bought a copy of Michael Harding’s Talking To Strangers in Dublin airport last weekend. A great read as he journals his life, his struggled with depression and his wife and the characters he meets during 2015.

He has a lovely way of writing about him.


#1069

A few interesting characters and minor tittalation aside its bang average, I had very high hopes, you can have my copy


#1070

Well I do like a bit of titillation…:thinking:


#1071

Well then, I’ll send it to your PO box,
It’s not a bad book at all, Charles Haley and Michael Irvin are interesting characters, hugely overhyped though, the same writer did a better book on the 86 Mets, similar vein


#1072

Bad guys won or something like that? They actually had that there. The computer said they had the Boys will be Boys one but they didn’t have it. I hate it when computers lie.


#1073

That’s the one, you’d want to understand the game because of the vocabulary you’d be expected to have, same for any sport I’d say.


#1074

Anything by Cormac McCarthy is worth a read.
Read 3 or 4 of this books each bleeker that than the last, but a fine writer


#1075

The History of Glue. Odd topic but very good historical meander. I couldn’t put it down.


#1076

#1077

Finished No country for old men recently. The first of his books I’ve ever finished. Ending was meh but good up until that.


#1078

Not yet brah. I will though


#1079

Read Blood Meridian a while back. Hard to get through, but worth it.

Struggling through Stephen Baxter’s Time at the moment. Not as good as Space.


#1080

Make sure you do.