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What are you reading?

Gun, with occasional music. Jonathan Lethem.

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Just finished John Grisham's The Racketeer, which was diverting enough, and now trying to get into Iain Banks' The Quarry.

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Not a lot. Read the new Jack

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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Big Chris wrote:

Mainly reading Highway Code stuff in preparation for my HGV theory test next Wednesday.

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?"  :wall:

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.

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Only going for Class 2/ Cat C

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. :pray:

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Big Chris wrote:
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. :pray:

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.

Simpler times.

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altruistic.lemon wrote:

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 Smile

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The Winds of War, Herman Wouk

Epic!

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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.

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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 Smile

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If anyone is interested in industrial history:

http://www.amazon.fr/Industrial-Revolutionaries-Making-Modern-1776-1914/dp/0802144845/ref=sr_1_15?s=english-books&ie=UTF8&qid=1382382784&sr=1-15&keywords=industrial+revolutionaries

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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http://www.amazon.co.uk/Real-God-Response-Anthony-Freemans/dp/0264673840/ref=la_B001HD1UO4_1_13?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1382474958&sr=1-13

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Just bought this:

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/D-Day-June-1944-Climactic-Battle/dp/0743449746/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1382974578&sr=8-6&keywords=D-day

 

Going to have a read tonight.

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Phallic Worship, A History of Sex & Sexual Rites, by George Ryley Scott. Smile

 

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 :roll:

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