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ok, maybe this is a bit highbrow but i'm going for it anyway...
simply because my choice isn't clever at all.....
of all the classic books out there...shakespeare to George Orwell...
i've gone for..........................................
Douglas Adams Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy...
closely followed by
Ben Elton's Stark :D
02-10-09, 21:25 PM
Oh Freddled Gruntbuggly...
Oh Freddled Gruntbuggly...
a true poetry exponent!
02-10-09, 22:00 PM
I liked my brothers version as well - he translated the whole Vogon poem into German for maximum gratuity , really knew where his towel was when it came to Douglas Adams , meanwhile in a small cafe near Rickmansworth :confused:
I also like a bit of Nick Hornby as well , very descrptive of people and situations.
i came across an events co that was called SEP events.....
love the name!
06-10-09, 21:45 PM
On motorsport books has anyone read Perry McCarthy's "Flat out - Flat broke" , I heard it's supposed to be good ? I've read Brundle's "Working the wheel" and Sid Watkin's "Life at the limit" , both are a worthy read if you are into motorsport.
i'm slightly concerned,
for my birthday, Sarah gave me Adrian Mole, the prostrate years.
what is she trying to tell me?
i've not dared open it yet, whats it like?
27-11-09, 22:45 PM
Very good - i've read that one, in fact i think i've read all the Mole books. Cappuccino Years was good too :)
Being a rallying type I have to recomend a couple of motoring travel books
Lois on the Loose and red Tape White Knuckles
Both are by Lois pryce: lois on the Loose is the story of her solo motorbike journey from alaska to tierra del Fuego on the pan-American highway.
Red tape, white Knuckles follows her next solo adventure, riding the length of Africa on a motorbike (long before ewan and charley did it)
We arranged to meet up after discovering we both live on boats quite close to each other and enjoy crazy motoring journey's. To my surprise I discovered her other half once rode a motorbike from the Uk, across Russia, shipped it to Alaska, into Canada, rode the length of the America's, shipped the bike to South Africa then rode home up the length of Africa and across Europe. Not content with that he did the "long way round" circumnavigation again a few years later. His journey's are widely believed to have been the inspiration for Charley and Ewan's trips. His books and DVD's are Mondo Enduro and Terra Circa.
www.loisontheloose.com - Look out for them both at the Ace.
As for fiction. the best book I've read recently is: 10,000 Splendid Suns. It's by the same guy who wrote the Kite Runner (Khalid Hoiseini?). where the kite Runner follows the authors early life 10,000 Splendid Suns is fictional but follows the life of an Afghan woman from her teens when afghanistan was a free and liberal country right through the wars and finally how she suffered under the Taliban. If you thought the Kite runner was good then this book will blow you away, it's so well written and absorbing. Bit serious though, for a good laugh I would also say you'd go a long way to beat Hitch-hikers guide to the galaxy :-)
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