Gun, with occasional music. Jonathan Lethem.
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Not a lot.
Read the new Jack Reacher recently, which was OK, but was no 'One Shot' or 'Persuader'.
Mainly reading Highway Code stuff in preparation for my HGV theory test next Wednesday.
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Blimey, I remember doing my Class 1 HGV in about '82.......the test was done by a cranky Glaswegian, with an unfathomable accent (what the ffk was he doing in Belfast?!). I hadn't a clue what he was saying. The more I said, "Eh?", the crosser he got. The crosser he got, the faster he mumbled, and the more I said, "Eh?"
I went completely off route, which didn't help his mood. To this day, I don't know how I past.
Good luck with it all, and I know what you're going through.
"Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again." André Gide
Only going for Class 2/ Cat C at present.
If I like it and can find work I might go for my Class 1 in future.
Just gotta pass the tests first.
When I did it, the questions about the truck (connecting/5th wheel coupling/covering/compressors for air brakes etc); and the maneuvering/braking were done at the test centre before going on the road. The highway code was covered when you returned......so at least it all happened on the one day. The whole thing took a little over 2 hours.
80 pages in and haven't got a clue what it's about.
Loved The Name of the Rose back in the mid 80s but never read anything else from Eco......maybe I should
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The Winds of War, Herman Wouk
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Finished 'The Shadow of the Wind' by Carlos Ruiz Zafon on Thursday (terrific), and 'The Man Who Loved a Polar Bear and other psychotherapist's tales' by Robert U. Akeret this morning (incredible). Started 'Is It Just Me Or Is Everything Shït? The Encyclopedia Of Modern Life' by Steve Lowe & Alan McArthur this evening (it promises to be funny) - 'twas a present.
Reductionists fall foul of floccinaucinihilipilification -- edited for brevity
I know Ludlum's been dead for some time now but I do enjoy the Covert One novels and this one is keeping me awake at night
If anyone is interested in industrial history:
contains many chapters about the rarely mentioned characters involved in the industrial revolutions around the world. Easy to read in individual chapters, as well. It's been far more interesting than I expected it to be.
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Formerly known as al7478...
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"Music will provide the light you cannot resist"
Just bought this:
Going to have a read tonight.
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Phallic Worship, A History of Sex & Sexual Rites, by George Ryley Scott.
It's a fascinating and illuminating study of phallicism.
Some foo' in the US is selling this book new for £606.41 ?? WTEffing Heck? Ive just looked at the pages of my copy, but they aren't made of gold or anything
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