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    Quote Originally Posted by Whiterook View Post
    I hear ‘ya... life does have a way of getting in our way. Always glad to see your posts and replies so, I’m selfish that way
    Same here mate, we do seem to like quite a few of the same books.

    I have had a run of great books, plus also 1 mistake. I did get the new Reacher by Lee Child despite getting a bit fed up of his one basic plot. I have finished the last couple wondering if I will bother with the next one, well I gave this about 50 pages and it just went back onto the To Read pile.

    Right, onto the good stuff.

    Book 32.

    The Institute, by Stephen King.

    A great book. Classic King, no supernatural or alien monsters just people who believe that what they are doing is neccessary and don`t care what happens to anyone else in persuit of their aims. This book shows people at their worst and very best.

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...-the-institute


    Book 33.

    Brief cases, by Jim Butcher.

    A collection of shrt stories from my all time favourite series. Unlike the first collection these do not all feature Harry Dresden, instead fleshing out some of the other characters from the series. I am not a great fan of short stories and these were nowhere as good as the full novels, which still make them better than a lot of other authors could manage with 300 pages.

    https://www.goodreads.com/series/403...-dresden-files

    Book 16 in the series.

    I am now nearly half way through the 2nd book in Cornwells new Uhtred series. A great book sofar.
    Always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor never the tormented.

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    Book 34.

    Sword of Kings, by Bernard Cornwell.

    I was worried when I found Cornwell had started a follow on series, as he had added extra books to his Sharpe series which just did not seem as good, more like his publishers were getting him to milk the series rather than having a story to tell, but it is ok. He is now an old man and not such a fearsome warrior as before but the book makes allowances for that and it is set at a very pivotal point in British history and there is only supposed to be one more any way.

    I can really recommend this book.

    https://www.goodreads.com/series/43581-the-last-kingdom
    Always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor never the tormented.

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    I have got really behind with these posts again so stand by for a barrage of books.

    Book 35.

    Biohell, by Andy Remic.

    This is the first Remic I have read and I loved it. It basically does for military sci-fi what Machete did for cop films. Gloriously over the top and absolutely no regard for goo taste at all. It is the second in the series but there were enough mentions of things that happend in book1 for me to follow along.

    https://www.goodreads.com/series/80739-combat-k

    I am definitely looking for the others.

    Book 36.

    The Bear Pit, by S G MacLean.

    A very good book, shame it was the 4th in the series but I was able to follow it with no problems.

    https://www.goodreads.com/series/154098-damian-seeker

    This is set in a period of history that, at least to me, has absolutely no redeeming features but none the less I did enjoy the book and will be keeping an eye out for the others.
    Always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor never the tormented.

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    Book 37.

    Stonehenge: WhereAtlantis Dies, By Harry Harrison and Leon Stover.

    A real Golden Ager in spirit even if written in 1972, this was an enjoyable if not great book.

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/710840.Stonehenge

    Book 38.

    The Handmaids Tale, by Margaret Attwood.

    This is a book I have been meaning to read for years and I am glad I finally got round to it. A deeply disturbing book given how close the attitudes towards women and mens roles are to what is happening in a lot of nations at the moment. All that is needed is for a major war or catastrophe to make all this quite possible.

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...andmaid_s_Tale
    Always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor never the tormented.

    Elie Wiesel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank View Post

    Book 38.

    The Handmaids Tale, by Margaret Attwood.

    This is a book I have been meaning to read for years and I am glad I finally got round to it. A deeply disturbing book given how close the attitudes towards women and mens roles are to what is happening in a lot of nations at the moment. All that is needed is for a major war or catastrophe to make all this quite possible.

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...andmaid_s_Tale
    it was the same wanting to read, and reaction for me, as well. Very well written, and makes you really compare to life’s current events and possibilities of what could happen if we don’t get our collective asses in gear all around the world. I don’t have Hulu, but I sure would like to see the televised version of this, as I would have for Wayward Pines.
    "There is no off position on the Genius Switch”

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    We don`t have access to this on any of our channels either, though to be honest we would rather get things on dvd as that way you have it permanentl and are not subject to internet outages or things just being dropped from platforms. I am keeping an eye out to find the first season as cheap as possible.

    Book 39.

    Void Stalker, by Aaron Dembski-Bowden.

    This is the third book in the Night Lords series, Warhammer 40,000 fans will have a good idea of the background to these book while others will not. Suffice to say these are another series in a dark gritty sci fi universe and I really enjoyed it.

    https://www.goodreads.com/search?q=n...qid=3RJdb00HZB

    Book 40.

    The Son, by Jo Nesbo.

    I love Nesbo`s Harry Hole stories but was not greatly impressed by the other stand alone book of his that I have read, but this was a very good book. Sonnys quest to find the dirty cop who framed his dad and sent Sonnys life spiralling is full of twists and turns and red herrings, right up until the last few pages I was not sure what was happening.

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19101283-the-son
    Always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor never the tormented.

    Elie Wiesel.

    Nobel Laureate and Holocaust survivor

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