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  1. blueboatdriver

    The MAN Booker Prize 2006

    Here's the Man Booker Prize longlist for anyone who's interested: BookerPrize website Carey, Peter Theft: A Love Story (Faber & Faber) Desai, Kiran The Inheritance of Loss (Hamish Hamilton) Edric, Robert Gathering the Water (Doubleday) Gordimer, Nadine Get a Life (Bloomsbury)...
  2. blueboatdriver

    New Site Design - Why?

    Sorry, I Know there must have been a fair bit of effort put in to change the site but my honest opinion isn't good. What an earth was wrong with the old format? And why change the name? If it aint broke don't fix it.:mad:
  3. blueboatdriver

    War of the Worlds.

    We went to see the live War of the Worlds show in Bournemouth last night. It was a breathtaking experience and a must see for anyone interested in the original album; Jeff Wayne with the Martian tripod stood towering over him whilst he conducted the orchestra; stunning. Any one...
  4. blueboatdriver

    Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn: Cancer Ward

    I've just finished Cancer Ward by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. A brilliantly written, easy to read Russian novel. Such different characters all thrown together by this turn of fate. I couldn't write a review like some on here can but I do highly recommend this book. I haven't seen it mentioned on...
  5. blueboatdriver

    "The Tribe" I think.

    It's a book I read about 22 years ago and at the time I thought it was a great tale; it may well not be 22 years later. I've had a pretty good search, Google etc. but no luck. I'm sure the title was "The Tribe" but I could well be wrong, I don't know the author. The story is based in a...
  6. blueboatdriver

    Beating the spammers

    http://www.ebolamonkeyman.com/ Really funny replies to the Nigerian spammer. I've only read the first scam entitled Albert Fred. Very long but well worth a read.
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    Baddiel on Dan Brown.

    Did anyone else catch Heresay on radio 4? Quite a good programme in which David Baddiel took the piss out of The Da Vinci Code; both for and against the book. He said he'd been on a website which basically said it was crap. I presume it was here. It's worth having a listen; you can hear...
  8. blueboatdriver

    E L Doctorow

    Has anyone read "The City of God" by E. L. Doctorow? I'm halfway through reading it for the second time, parts of it are really good, but I seem to be missing something.
  9. blueboatdriver

    Web help please

    Does anyone know of a good site for buying old , maybe even 1st or or 2nd editions. Thanks in advance.