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    Travels with my Aunt by Graham Greene.

    I read Our Man In Havana about 15 years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it so it's a wonder it's taken this long for me to pick up another of his works.

    Similarly, I must read another Updike Rabbit book. Read one of those years ago, enjoyed it but haven't read any of the others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Blue Plymouth View Post
    Travels with my Aunt by Graham Greene.

    I read Our Man In Havana about 15 years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it so it's a wonder it's taken this long for me to pick up another of his works.

    Similarly, I must read another Updike Rabbit book. Read one of those years ago, enjoyed it but haven't read any of the others.
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    I got Huxley's 'Brave New World' on the go, along with 'The Fourth Way' - P. D. Ouspensky, as an intro to Gurdjieff, which I found a bit heavy going, or more accurately, extremely heavy going.

    Also 'The Caine Mutiny' and 'It Can't Happen Here' as echoes and insight of and into Trump's current state of mind.

    Like to have several tomes on the go at once.

    Also killing myself laughing at Bottom on the Apple TV just in case I go a bit too highbrow on the book stuff! Classic stuff! 'Back in a mo; a sex-mo.....'

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    I have just started Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline, only 2 chapters in but so far really liking it. Would recommend it to anyone who has an interest in the 80's as many references to that period.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stek View Post
    I got Huxley's 'Brave New World' on the go
    I read that a few years ago. I had no idea how funny it is.
    Also killing myself laughing at Bottom on the Apple TV just in case I go a bit too highbrow on the book stuff! Classic stuff! 'Back in a mo; a sex-mo.....'
    Bottom was without a doubt the high (low) point of British comedy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WTFH View Post
    Springsteen - Born To Run.
    Interesting choice...

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    Must pre-order this one, bundle of laughs....

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    Having seen the film Ensemble, c'est tout (in French, with German subtitles, and an on call "huh, didn't get that bit" facilitator), I bought the English translation Hunting and Gathering by Anna Gavalda.

    A very sweet film, and a beautiful book. I've ordered the original and it might turn out to be the first French novel I've actual read.
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    The Eagle's Prophecy, by Simon Scarrow (2001)

    Excellent, sort of like Centurion (2010) with pirates in the Adriatic.

    Bought it for 50p in a charity shop, and will now read a few others in the series. (Didn't realise there were so many!)
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