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Anno Dracula: The Bloody Red Barron great horror take on the madness of WWI, follows on nicely from the first Anno Dracula and is a very entertaining read.

Also for the movie buffs out there Kim Newman's Nightmare Movies is on offer at €9.99 in Chapters, usually you won't get that book for under €40

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Danthefan wrote:Have read Game of Thrones + sequels, they are fantastic imo, but I would imagine Martin will die before the series is finished.

Dance was nearly finished in 2006 apparently, and here we are in 2011.

I'll also add that even if the books all get written it's seriously unlikely the TV series will get past season 2 or 3 imo.
Was digging looking for book ideas and spotted this, odd to think that Game of Thrones is likely to end next year or 2018 and Martin has yet to publish the final two books

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Fantastic news for Pratchett fans, just great editions

https://www.terrypratchettbooks.com/the ... -continue/

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Lemmy, Whit Line Fever, flipping hilariously brilliant

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Anyone read The Battle yet?

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04rnnnj

For all Terry Pratchett fans out there. BBC 2 Saturday night 9pm.
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IanD wrote:http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04rnnnj

For all Terry Pratchett fans out there. BBC 2 Saturday night 9pm.
Nice one Ian.
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TerenureJim wrote:Anyone read The Battle yet?
About half way through at the moment. Interesting read.
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Reading Mike Ross's book Dark Arts. Very entertaining, at least for me as a fellow prop! Probably one of the better rugby auto biographies I've read in a while so far.
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Just read Sevens Heaven by Ben Ryan. The story of his time with the Fiji 7’s team. Truly one of the best rugby books I have read. I highly recommend.
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I have just finished Thomas Mullen's novels, Dark Town and The Lightening Men. They're fantastic reads. The first is set in Atlanta, GA in 1948 against the backdrop of the appointment of the first 8 Black Police Officers. Apparently, the actual police officers were not allowed work out of Police HQ but were assigned to a basement in a YMCA downtown; they were only allowed to patrol the black part of Atlanta, known colloquially as Dark Town and they could not question white citizens. As well as being great thrillers the two novels are multi layered explorations of race, identity and tribal affiliation. The third novel in the series is coming out in July. I'm really looking forward to reading it.

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Prior to the release of the 12th book (paperback) I am rereading The Last Kingdom series of books by Bernard Cornwell.

http://www.bernardcornwell.net/books/?mgregion=gb

I really enjoy them as the books are light and easy to read - if the plot gets too deep there is another battle - and easy to pick up. Pure bubble gum fiction.
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Being in the vunerable category. I enjoyed reading a lot of Tim Marshall stuff. Very good geopolitical take on the world. Good news is golf in the morning
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