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    A couple of excellent books

    I have not seen anyone posting about books in a very long time. I would like to shed light on two books that I was extremely impressed with. The books are set in Thailand, but not like anything I had read before. I was expecting amusing and entertaing, but got much, much more. Both these books, by Timothy Hallinan, gave me a whole different perspective on Thailand in general, and the night life in particular. The two books I read are The Queen of Patpong, and, A Nail Through The Heart. If you enjoy reading at all, you can’ Help but totally enjoy these books...IMHO.
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    Cheers Bill...will keep a lookout for them.

    I like John Burdett's style of murder mystery/crime....so what genre would these be?

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    ^Similar to this genre, but written much better than Burdette’s books, which I have read a number of. You would definitely enjoy Hallinan.
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    Bill are you reading with ereader, tablet or paper back?

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    I now use a kindle reader. I used to have so many books, that it was ridiculous. I usually read 1-2 books a week, so bringing books from place to place is just cumbersome. I have nearly 400 books on my reader that I have read in the past five or six years. I never thought I would enjoy reading from a device as much as a book, but it is just so convenient.
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    Quote Originally Posted by billpay View Post
    I now use a kindle reader. I used to have so many books, that it was ridiculous. I usually read 1-2 books a week, so bringing books from place to place is just cumbersome. I have nearly 400 books on my reader that I have read in the past five or six years. I never thought I would enjoy reading from a device as much as a book, but it is just so convenient.
    I still can't make the switch. Love the feel of the paper in my hand. Same with news. Much rather read it from a newspaper vs. on a computer screen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by billpay View Post
    I now use a kindle reader. I used to have so many books, that it was ridiculous. I usually read 1-2 books a week, so bringing books from place to place is just cumbersome. I have nearly 400 books on my reader that I have read in the past five or six years. I never thought I would enjoy reading from a device as much as a book, but it is just so convenient.
    Same here
    I also read a fee books at a time
    So when I went on holiday I'd have 4-6 books with me

    Now......just the Ipad

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    Progressive Liberalism is a mental disorder, time to M.A.G.A.

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    I see your comrade and raise you a Putin...

    Well, if you thought Michael Wolff’s book was dynamite, just wait till you read Luke Harding’s Collusion. Meticulously, scrupulously researched, leaves no room for doubt. Utterly damning. Devastating. Putin comes across as a deeply nasty piece of work, Trump a blundering idiot.


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    ^ Just gotta carry over to this thread too?l
    ‘Leaves no room for doubt’, ‘utterly damning’.......please, just because you believe in fairy tales, that doesn’t make them true.
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    ^Dunno. Ask Pablo why?

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    Holy shit! Just finishing this book:https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0739VVH8V...ng=UTF8&btkr=1


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    ^So a CTE induced suicide... or something more sinister?

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    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
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