What book are you guys currently reading

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Soup890, 18 Aug 2014.

  1. Soup890

    Soup890 Crazy

    I'm currently reading Exit Rommel, it's about the German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel and his 1942 -43 campaign in North Africa. The book describes him as a battlefield "magician" as he was able to motivate his war torn troops.

    I recommend it to anyone who is interested in WW2 or adventure.
  2. I am about to start reading The Trouble With Europe: Why the EU isn't working, How it can be reformed, What can take its place by Roger Bootle.

    He describes the problems with EU and if it can be reformed, in an interview he expressed his doubts if the EU Commissars will allow any reform, but hoped that it could. I have serious doubts reform can be achieved.
  3. OP

    Soup890 Crazy

    If you are into finance and economics I may recommend a book called The Wealth or a Nation by Adam Smith
  4. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    If you like a well-crafted, well-written, modern novel with a touch of humour and pathos, I can recommend almost anything by Richard Russo.
    Nobody's Fool, Empire Falls, Straight Man etc
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  5. Ah yes, the godfather of Capitalism, that is on my to read list. Its just finding the time :reading:
  6. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    "How to shoot in the woods" by kathleen Meyer.
    How to Shit In The Woods.jpg
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  7. subaqua

    subaqua What’s the point

  8. 'Adventures On The High-Teas' Stuart Maconie (the radio presenter)
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  9. Glow worm

    Glow worm Guru

    Near Newmarket
    'Around the world by bike - thunder and sunshine' by Alistair Humphries. He's done UK to Cape Town and I'm up to where he's riding through the Bolivian Andes, working his way up to Alaska from Tierra Del Fuego before turning left and riding across Russia towards home. A fair old trip by anyone's standards! Good read too.

  10. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Philip Kerr is my current author of choice at the moment.

    His detective, Bernie Gunther, is a German (not Nazi) policeman solving crimes in 30s and war-time Berlin.

    If The Dead Not Rise is his first book of the Gunther series, although I read Prague Fatale first, a cracking read.

    To be recommended for those who enjoy well-written crime books with a subtle thread of humour weaving throughout the book.
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  11. Ron-da-Valli

    Ron-da-Valli It's a bleedin' miracle!

    Rorke's Drift
    Try "Panzer Leader" by Heinz Guderian, a cracking read!
  12. Saluki

    Saluki I've run away with my friends to..

    ...New Tealandia
    I have just read Me Before You by Jojo Moyles. It was such a good book that I have gone back to the beginning and am now about 3/4 of the way through it again. It's a great story and I spent the last 100 pages of the book in tears.
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  13. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Dave, when you're done with Bernie - and the South American ones are inferior - I'd recommend the David Downing Zoo series starting with Zoo Station.
  14. Bollo

    Bollo Failed Tech Bro

    Just finished re-reading Hunter S Thompson's "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas". Not a book your mum would want you reading (unless she's into huffing ether) but some of the language is fabulous. His LSD prose poetry can be hard work, or at least overwhelming, but when he had a target his writing was wonderfully precise. Here's his obituary for Richard Nixon for Rolling Stone magazine,


    Just started reading Chickenhawk by Robert Mason. Not sure yet where it stacks against Dispatches and a Rumor of War, but enjoying it.
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  15. subaqua

    subaqua What’s the point

    have read all of Maconies books and they are very very good.
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