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The Book Thread
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03-16-2020, 06:14 PM -
Read 'Shoe Dog' at the weekend. Easy read, incredible story.


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03-16-2020, 07:42 PM -
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Rather good wee book on six survivors of the bomb, how they survived and the immediate aftermath and subsequent radiation sickness they developed. This was a real mystery to begin with until doctors noticed film for x-rays were already exposed despite being in the hospital basement in storage.

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03-17-2020, 07:47 AM -
(03-16-2020, 07:42 PM)The Comedian Wrote: [Image: 300.jpg?width=300&quality=85&auto=format...1408fd5ce1]

Rather good wee book on six survivors of the bomb, how they survived and the immediate aftermath and subsequent radiation sickness they developed. This was a real mystery to begin with until doctors noticed film for x-rays were already exposed despite being in the hospital basement in storage.

Quite Good that sounds a really good read. Odd question, but would it traumatise a 9 year old? Going to have to home-school the bairn for the foreseeable and think first-hand accounts are good with shit like this. He can name both the nukes the US used in WW2 but not how many people they killed for example, so I need to realign his priorities  Warnock
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03-17-2020, 12:54 PM -
(03-17-2020, 07:47 AM)Neaven Staismith Wrote: Quite Good that sounds a really good read. Odd question, but would it traumatise a 9 year old? Going to have to home-school the bairn for the foreseeable and think first-hand accounts are good with shit like this. He can name both the nukes the US used in WW2 but not how many people they killed for example, so I need to realign his priorities  Warnock

No. There's some gore (soldiers looking up into the sky as the bomb detonated, their eyes melted, people vaporised or turned to carbon) but overall it's fine. Probably would think it's cool.

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It's a relatively short book too.
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03-17-2020, 01:05 PM -
Feel free to pm me your address and I'll post you it out Sound

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03-17-2020, 05:38 PM -
(03-17-2020, 01:05 PM)The Comedian Wrote: Feel free to pm me your address and I'll post you it out  Sound

Will do man, cheers Sound Gimme yours too and I'll do you a wee swap?
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03-18-2020, 08:22 PM -
No need for myself, I've three books waiting to read after the one I'm on now Big Grin

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03-19-2020, 10:50 PM -
(03-17-2020, 07:47 AM)Neaven Staismith Wrote: He can name both the nukes the US used in WW2

You sure he's not just calling you "fat man"? Stendel creep
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03-20-2020, 08:26 AM -
Shut it, little boy Shitwine
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03-21-2020, 09:29 AM -
Looking forward to blasting through this when the lockdown kicks in.

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03-21-2020, 04:00 PM -
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Good, easy read about the less glamorous world of being a professional footballer.
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Yesterday, 06:35 PM -
(03-16-2020, 11:12 AM)Neaven Staismith Wrote: The Corpse Walker was really interesting. Didn't cover as contemporary a time period as I thought, focussing mostly on 50s-80s China, it's still really insightful. Absolutely jos in parts. Think a few of the fam said they had bought it so would be interested in hearing their thoughts.

Cracking book. Was a lot of Fat Cunt stuff like.

I imagined blowing the boy's head off that was in jail for selling women Happy
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(01-07-2020, 10:27 PM)Neaven Staismith Wrote: Will just put this here for when you get to it Mikey and Begbie (if you've bought it): The Yu District Chief's Wife Fat Cunt

Just read this interview and have had to go and do something else for a wee while as I'm depressed as fuck now Laugh

Did this jump out at you at all? Really is a difficult read at times.



(Yesterday, 06:35 PM)Mikey Wrote: Cracking book. Was a lot of  Fat Cunt  stuff like.

I imagined blowing the boy's head off that was in jail for selling women Happy


I know what you mean - is that the same guy who sold his own daughters? Said something like, "They're poor, what do they know about happiness?" or something like that? Absolutely hated that guy, and he's only mentioned for a few pages at the start iirc  Warnock
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Yesterday, 06:43 PM -
Aye, same boy. Interview concludes by him being told that he should have his tongue cut out Monty Chuckle
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Yesterday, 06:55 PM -
Mao wanting crematoria turned into smelting plants Warnock
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Today, 02:19 AM -
(Yesterday, 06:55 PM)Neaven Staismith Wrote: Mao wanting crematoria turned into smelting plants  Warnock

I watched a VICE video years ago where they were in some city in China that had the highest pollution levels in the world and breathing was basically like smoking several packs of fags a day. The government had come to all the farmers and made them build mines on their land because there was coal all over the region. They didn't have any mining tools or any clue about mining. This was about 2010  Clanger

The Yi District Chief's Wife was grim as fuck. The stepson living underground for two years  Monty LewLew She must have been resilient as fuck to keep going after all the horrible things that happened in her life.
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