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    ^I would like to say thanks for that. Thanks.
    We know you probably don’t read books at all, so we know the only reason you are on this thread is to denigrate those that do not agree with you politically.


    As an aside, the only reason you are on this forum at all is to harass and attempt to disrupt every thread that you can. You certainly don’t mind being banned as long as you can poison as much of this forum as you can before you are shown the door.
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    Quote Originally Posted by billpay View Post
    ^I would like to say thanks for that. Thanks.
    We know you probably don’t read books at all, so we know the only reason you are on this thread is to denigrate those that do not agree with you politically.
    No. You're wrong. I'm on here to denigrate you because you think you're smart. But you don't know how stupid you really are. And I hate that! Please stop...5555
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dupree View Post
    No. You're wrong. I'm on here to denigrate you because you think you're smart. But you don't know how stupid you really are. And I hate that! Please stop...5555
    There it is folks.
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    Isn't Stuey gay seems Mr Dupee has anger issues is it about that?
    Says your in San Fran would not be to many left in the closet there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WTF View Post
    Isn't Stuey gay seems Mr Dupee has anger issues is it about that?
    Says your in San Fran would not be to many left in the closet there.
    Who's this douche bag?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dupree View Post
    Who's this douche bag?
    A bit close to home then?
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    Most interesting book I have read. Steppenwolf

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waharoa View Post
    Most interesting book I have read. Steppenwolf

    I like a few Germanic authors but have to say never have I read Hesse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waharoa View Post
    Most interesting book I have read. Steppenwolf

    Never read Hesse. I should have when I was younger. I used to like to read dark, dreary books, Crime and Punishment, Anna Karenina, War and Peace. Even read The Gulag Archipelago.
    Now I would rather read slighter lighter books, although I do love to read all things Nazi as relating to the Holocaust.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WTF View Post
    I like a few Germanic authors but have to say never have I read Hesse.
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    I will give that a look.
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    Charlie Wilson's War - The Book

    Just reading this and almost finished and thoroughly enjoyed the book by George Crile.

    Haven't seen the film, but I will, but I do fear it might deviate from the book a bit.

    The book doesn't hesitate to name people etc and it shows the CIA to be as bad in Afghanistan as they were in Vietnam, Laos and Central America.

    I would rank it up with A Bright Shining Lie (Neil Sheehan) in exposing the difference between what the media fed us and what actually happened.

    Not recommended for Democrats
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    My second favourite book. So many laugh out loud moments. Nothing like I expected. Just witty and smart... as mocking of Christianity as it is of Islam... not recommended for people who believe in God.

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    Sharp as in sharp wit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thin White Duke View Post
    There is a South African author called Deon Meyer who I would highly recommend.

    Now there are quite a few SA nuances to his writing but I reckon you might enjoy his style Bill

    Start with 'Thirteen Hours'

    'Icarus' is his latest and a cracker....set in Cape Town
    Just finished Thirteen Hours. Great read.....hard to put down. Loved reading about S Africa; always great to read about somewhere that I have never been. Have not read anything about SA since The Covenant, and that was eons ago.
    Will definitely read Icarus. Thanks for the recommendation
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    Devils Peak is actually the first in the Benny Griessel series.

    7 days and Cobra all excellent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thin White Duke View Post
    Devils Peak is actually the first in the Benny Griessel series.

    7 days and Cobra all excellent.
    For very good American detective books, Michael Connelly is excellent. I have probably read at least 20 books by him, and they have all been 4.5-5 stars IMO.
    Another author I love is John Lescroart. While connelly’s books are LA based, Lescroart’s are based in San Francisco.
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    Have read quite a few Michael Connelly.

    Will check out John Lescroart... haven't heard of him.

    I find the art of writing this genre quite fascinating... not so easy to do well where the pages keep turning and you are transported into another world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by billpay View Post
    For very good American detective books, Michael Connelly is excellent. I have probably read at least 20 books by him, and they have all been 4.5-5 stars IMO.
    Another author I love is John Lescroart. While connelly’s books are LA based, Lescroart’s are based in San Francisco.
    One more that you should check out, Robert Crais. A few of his books have been turned into movies. Little easier read than Lescroart....who is sometimes a bit more cerebral.
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    Just finished this, Unbeleivable story about graft on a scale that makes your brain explode. This dude put the wood to Malaysia. Highly recommend:

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079WVJZCH...ng=UTF8&btkr=1

    In 2009, a chubby, mild-mannered graduate of the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business named Jho Low set in motion a fraud of unprecedented gall and magnitude--one that would come to symbolize the next great threat to the global financial system. Over a decade, Low, with the aid of Goldman Sachs and others, siphoned billions of dollars from an investment fund--right under the nose of global financial industry watchdogs. Low used the money to finance elections, purchase luxury real estate, throw champagne-drenched parties, and even to finance Hollywood films like The Wolf of Wall Street.
    A woman won The Nobel Peace Prize? Must have been a pretty good sandwich.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slampay View Post
    Just finished this, Unbeleivable story about graft on a scale that makes your brain explode. This dude put the wood to Malaysia. Highly recommend:

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079WVJZCH...ng=UTF8&btkr=1

    In 2009, a chubby, mild-mannered graduate of the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business named Jho Low set in motion a fraud of unprecedented gall and magnitude--one that would come to symbolize the next great threat to the global financial system. Over a decade, Low, with the aid of Goldman Sachs and others, siphoned billions of dollars from an investment fund--right under the nose of global financial industry watchdogs. Low used the money to finance elections, purchase luxury real estate, throw champagne-drenched parties, and even to finance Hollywood films like The Wolf of Wall Street.
    Yes that story is very intriguing but didn't know there was a book about it
    Thanks

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