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Postby Pitchfork » Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:39 pm

....just watched another, right into my top ten

"Untouchable'.....you won't be disappointed
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Postby NewForestRover » Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:02 pm

Pitchfork wrote:....just watched another, right into my top ten

"Untouchable'.....you won't be disappointed


Is that the French one? If so, the reviews are excellent. Where is it available to watch?

I think we all had so many favourites in this category that I've lost count of the numbers!

You were the last to post so I'll leave it up to you to start another top ten please.

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Postby Pitchfork » Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:14 pm

Hi NFR

Yes it's a French film with subtitles, but you can almost guess the dialogue by facial expressions and actions. It's a joy to watch with excellent acting by the two main characters. I had to borrow a friend's DVD to see it...which went back in the post today.

So my list, as I enjoyed the film suggestions, lets say favourite reads:

I loved 'Becoming' by Michelle Obama - she talks about her roots, finding her voice and her time at the White House. It's deeply personal and inspiring.

On the go at the moment is 'Step by Step' by Simon Reeve which is another great read
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Postby Bill Shankly » Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:46 am

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Postby Foggy » Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:09 pm

Cider with Rosie - Laurie Lee

I read one of his other works when I was at school (As I walked out one midsummer morning) and it was possibly one of the greatest influences on me wanting to leave the village where I grew up and see the World. I only read Cider with Rosie a couple of years ago and consider it one of the most beautifully written books I have ever read. Somewhat ironically it seems to have completed the circle, having read it where I have settled, about where he grew up.
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Postby Silver Surfer » Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:16 pm

"Small is Beautiful" by E F Schumacher. I read it on the 1960s. Basically it promotes the idea that the planet is not capable of supporting a world where everyone has everything - house, car, fridge, TV..... We need to find an alternative and sustainable way of managing the planet and people's wants and needs.

It transformed my way of thinking, but sadly 50 years later the issues that it raised haven't been addressed.
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Re: Forum Game: Top Tens

Postby NewForestRover » Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:18 pm

5) War Of The Rats by David L. Robbins

An author who creates great fiction out of history. This one based on the battle of Stalingrad is my favourite.
All his books are very good and worth reading, especially Last Citadel based on the battle of Kursk and Broken Jewel set in a Japanese prison camp.
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Postby NewForestRover » Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:55 pm

More good reads needed for this thread please.

I have more but can't post unless somebody else does (rules!)
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Postby Silver Surfer » Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:47 pm

I will add another then.

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khalid Hosseini. He is more famous for the Kite Runner, but this one is a cloying, claustrophobic description of being a woman in a strict Islamic society. It doesn't sound very promising, but I found it totally absorbing.
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Postby NewForestRover » Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:18 pm

7) A Stone For Danny Fisher by Harold Robbins.
I read all his books in the 70’s/80’s. Long time ago so can’t really remember them, only that this one stood out above all the rest.
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Postby NewForestRover » Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:24 pm

Three more posters needed to complete this top ten.
Don’t forget you can add to the top ten more than once providing it’s not twice in succession.
eg: if you have three good books, you can post all of them in between other posters.
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Postby Pitchfork » Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:23 am

8) Something to Shout about by Tim Barnard

A well researched & quality presentation of all you need to know about the history of our great club. If there are any fans out there without a copy, I recommend a purchase or at the very least a read of FGR's history...undoubtedly there is 'something to shout about'.
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Re: Forum Game: Top Tens

Postby Bill Shankly » Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:16 pm

9)Nevil shute on the beach apocalyptic tale...very thought provoking

The film with Gregory peck was equally compelling
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Re: Forum Game: Top Tens

Postby Greeners » Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:48 pm

Hi
Try Nevil Shute's autobiography Slide Rule the story of the design building and successful flights of R100 (the one that worked, not the government committee built and designed R101 that crashed) also the story of Airspeed.
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Postby NewForestRover » Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:03 pm

Your turn to start a new top ten Greeners.
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Postby Greeners » Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:41 pm

Hi
Lets have another look at the reading habits of our contributors>
Fictional Doctors. EXCLUDING " Dr WHO".
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Re: Forum Game: Top Tens

Postby Pitchfork » Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:45 pm

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Postby NewForestRover » Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:16 pm

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Postby Foggy » Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:24 pm

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Postby Bill Shankly » Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:06 pm

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