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3 hours ago, maryhilldon said:

Are ye aye?

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Just finished "Shantaram" Good read and a pretty wild story,  How much of it is true i don't know....

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16 hours ago, Grays Babylon 1875 said:

Embellished to high fuck.

Good shit though.

There was talk of a movie. 

I could play Linbaba.   Morelos would be Prabukar. 

Tv series has been done by apple i'm led to believe? But aye, a load of shite by a fantasist. good read though... I've got Mountain Shadow aswell to read.

 

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1 hour ago, Grays Babylon 1875 said:

The Forgotten Highlander.

One of your lot gets captured in Singapore and forced to work as a slave building the Death Railway.  Grim reading.   Twisted little fuckers them Jappo soldiers.

This made me smile, if a little RACIST.  Bravery and a sense of humour will get you far in life, but not always.

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Good read that , the boy was from Aberdeen 

He only recently passed away 

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Read Craiginches: Life in Aberdeen's Prison (Foreword by Alex Ferguson)

Thought a book on Craigie, written by someone who spent decades as a guard there, would be a tasty rollercoaster of dirty protests and shankings, interspersed with full on rapings and gang warfare. 

Possibly the dullest book I've ever fucking read. 

Even the brief chapter on drugs spends more time on the growing of vegetables than it does the anal smuggling of Class A contraband. 

The chapter on fechting basically revolved around organising a boxing match. 

 The chapter on illicit booze manufacture suggests this one guard found a couple of gallon containers of hooch one day and he threw them away... end of story. 

These are the high points. 

 

 

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On 3/29/2022 at 2:16 PM, Sooper-hanz said:

Im quite prolific in the book game just now. Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov on the go just now 

Must have finished it by now. Any good?

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Just started the first book of the "Laidlaw Trilogy" by William Mcilvanney.

Brilliant writing and story so far and he is often credited with starting the whole Tartan Noir genre inspiring the likes of Ian Rankin and Val McDermid (shite views on football but a brilliant writer).

Well worth a read if not already done so.

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On 5/23/2022 at 7:28 PM, Ramandu said:

Must have finished it by now. Any good?

Yes, really enjoyed it. Also read Bob Mortimers autobiography ( which is quite good) and now onto another Bulgakov ‘A dog’s heart’ 

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On 6/11/2022 at 1:10 PM, For Fecks Sake said:

Just started the first book of the "Laidlaw Trilogy" by William Mcilvanney.

Brilliant writing and story so far and he is often credited with starting the whole Tartan Noir genre inspiring the likes of Ian Rankin and Val McDermid (shite views on football but a brilliant writer).

Well worth a read if not already done so.

Would you say it’s better than Rebus? 

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23 hours ago, Sooper-hanz said:

Would you say it’s better than Rebus? 

Hmmm good question. Very different writing styles with Mcilvanney adopting a more descriptive style than Rankin. 

However the storylines from both are excellent and convey their respective periods and characters well.

Rebus is still my #1 but I see the mastery in Mcilvanney's writing more!

Re-reading that, it sounds gay as fuck!!!

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