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Digimonkey

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Have you picked up a copy of Macfarlane’s new book yet? ‘Underland’.
You would of thought I would have? I can't imagine a book more interesting to me at the moment. Problem being - my other half saw it before I did - and bought it for me. It has the status of - 'present.' So I'll get to read it next month. I'd be very surprised if it sucked. Yours - I.
 

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If you listen to the radio programmes and read the newspapers that I do then it’s hard to avoid the fact that it’s the centenary of Iris Murdochs birth. I read a couple of her novels back in the 80’s but can’t remember a thing about them. So I thought it would be a good time to revisit Iris. @Digimonkey, are you familiar with her philosophy at all? She taught it at Oxford in the 60’s.
 

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Off the back of a few Le Carré novels, my kindle recommend some books by Alex Gerlis. I read them in the incorrect order but thoroughly enjoyed them nonetheless. If you enjoy cold war spy novels, I highly recommend this series. I'd start with Vienna Spies which introduces some of the primary characters at the tail end of WW2.
 

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Thus far - my book of the year - early days obviously - the blending of human experience and the geopolitical impact - is quite something. Told from a Ukrainian point of view - which is fair enough. I recommend it to you - yours - I.

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I know that this is a book thread Iain, but did you see the Sky Tv drama ‘Chernobyl’? I know that’s unlikely given that you don’t own a television.
 

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I know that this is a book thread Iain, but did you see the Sky Tv drama ‘Chernobyl’? I know that’s unlikely given that you don’t own a television.
You are right B. - I haven't seen it - if any w****r that works for the TV licensing authority is reading this - believe it - some people choose not to watch television - not such a difficult concept? - I secretly enjoy my ongoing jihad against them - anyway sorry - sidetracked - there is a connection - my mate was telling me about it and it piqued my interest in reading a modern treatment of the event. I remember it clearly as a kid - with the fall of communism and the passage of time - the author has access to documentation now declassified, some of the actors present talk openly about it without fear of reprisal and the true environmental impact is starting to become clear. So yes - my picking up the book is connected. Cheers - I.
 
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