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iulian95rosu #1 Posted 06 August 2014 - 08:08 AM

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Which is the last book you read? Write here the name of the book and the author.

 

I finished a few days ago Kaputt by Curzio Malaparte


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ParEx #2 Posted 06 August 2014 - 08:58 AM

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Suzanne Collins: Panem Triology.

Nice to read.



LUNSSI #3 Posted 06 August 2014 - 09:10 AM

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The hobbit ( for the 20 something time)

 

J.R.R Tolkien



Miss_Clickyfinger #4 Posted 06 August 2014 - 10:05 AM

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Tiger im Schlamm - Otto Carius.

 

By and about a legendary tank commander - Carius Medal, a bell rings??

He makes some reflections about the JT, which he commanded at the end of the war, as well.

Very interesting indeed, but of course seen from his perspective.

 



_Antipathy #5 Posted 06 August 2014 - 10:09 AM

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The nonexistent knight, Italo Calvino.

M1tchy #6 Posted 06 August 2014 - 10:20 AM

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Freedom on Both Ends of the Leash.. Ara Gureghian and Spirit.

 

Before that Mark Cavendish's autobiography.



TrickyP360 #7 Posted 06 August 2014 - 10:40 AM

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Osama by Chris Ryan

 

Before that was the ODD THOMAS series by Dean Koontz

 



Grimbru #8 Posted 06 August 2014 - 12:38 PM

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'Misery' by Stephen King.

 

Hadn't really read much of him previously so a friend lent me the book. A very good read.

 

Previously to this, 'Forgotten Voices of Burma: The Second World War's Forgotten Conflict' by Julian Thompson. This was special to me since my grandfather fought here. I thoroughly recommend it, but be prepared for some visceral stuff.



hedi2222 #9 Posted 06 August 2014 - 12:47 PM

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Racing with death - forgot the author .

LaterTimeLord #10 Posted 06 August 2014 - 01:23 PM

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This. The "Soviet and Russian Testbed Aircraft", published by Hikoki, written by Yefim Gordon and Dimitriy Komissarov.

A detailed book about the many testbed aircraft used by various aviation insitiutions in USSR.



Woody1999 #11 Posted 06 August 2014 - 01:38 PM

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Well, I'm more of a fiction reader, but I still seem to keep finding war books!

 

Just finished "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak.

 

It's a fantastic book, but also incredibly long-winded. I had to keep going back to it though.

 

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Cobra6 #12 Posted 06 August 2014 - 01:45 PM

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Legionnaire by Simon Murray

 

Good and entertaining book.

 

 

And before that Blinding Knife by Brent Weeks.

 

Cobra 6


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Ubertoaster #13 Posted 06 August 2014 - 01:46 PM

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History of the second world war by Basil Lidel Heart. The most unbiased book I've ever red. 

And The Balkan Wars by some guy Ivetic - most biased book I've red in a while.



TrickyP360 #14 Posted 06 August 2014 - 02:07 PM

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View Posthedi2222, on 06 August 2014 - 12:47 PM, said:

Racing with death - forgot the author .

Douglas Mawson read it a few years back made yer shiver while reading it... author was Beau Riffenburgh


Edited by TrickyP360, 06 August 2014 - 02:09 PM.


soolerman #15 Posted 06 August 2014 - 03:04 PM

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Just finished rereading

 

The Wild Rabbit by J.Simpson published by William Blackwood & Son of Edinburgh & London in MDCCCXCIII (that's 1893 for the uneducated like me).

 

A very good book on the production of wild rabbits for the meat trade.

 

I have just started reading

 

Oh Dear Silvia by Dawn French published by Penguin ISBN 978-0-141-04635-8

 

Its about a women that is in a comer and the way the family deal with this. I have not read much but it looks like being a good read. The hummer is a bit off for some people but that's Dawn French for you.



Tankeric #16 Posted 06 August 2014 - 03:16 PM

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I am on vacation now, so a lot of time to read.

 

Just finished Inferno by Dan Brown.

 

And started with Prelude to Dune: House Atreides by Brian Herbert & Kevin Anderson



Major_cjs #17 Posted 06 August 2014 - 03:35 PM

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I am at this moment reading a book called "Buried in the sky" its about himalayan climbing from the sherpas point of view autor peter zuckerman/amanda padoan.

Before that one i read "into thin air" for maybe the 15th time by the author jon krakauer. I am mostly reading books about either climbing or other human feats like "between a rock and a hard place" by the author: aron ralston, its a amazing story which later on "2010" was also made into a movie "127 hours" book is better tho



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View PostMajor_cjs, on 06 August 2014 - 03:35 PM, said:

I am at this moment reading a book called "Buried in the sky" its about himalayan climbing from the sherpas point of view autor peter zuckerman/amanda padoan.

Before that one i read "into thin air" for maybe the 15th time by the author jon krakauer. I am mostly reading books about either climbing or other human feats like "between a rock and a hard place" by the author: aron ralston, its a amazing story which later on "2010" was also made into a movie "127 hours" book is better tho


Thats a great book. The film was OK too. 



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View PostGrimbru, on 06 August 2014 - 12:38 PM, said:

'Misery' by Stephen King.

 

Hadn't really read much of him previously so a friend lent me the book. A very good read.

 

Previously to this, 'Forgotten Voices of Burma: The Second World War's Forgotten Conflict' by Julian Thompson. This was special to me since my grandfather fought here. I thoroughly recommend it, but be prepared for some visceral stuff.

 I have read that also. Very good, and covers some of that forgotten history that VE day almost wiped from memory.

 

If looking for similar try The Autobiography  of the British Soldier. It has a lot of first hand accounts of battles from the Agincourt right up to Basra. 



Tin_can_Dan #20 Posted 07 August 2014 - 01:08 AM

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Do androids dream of electric sheep? - Philip K [edited]

 

Big fan of his in the 70's, been re-reading some of his best stuff recently, "The three stigmata of Palmer Eldritch", "A scanner darkly", "Dr. Bloodmoney (or how we got along after the bomb)".  

 

EDIT: jeez, can't even use the guy's surname... it begins with D and rhymes with sick


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