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    Question Isolated? What book are you reading/listening to?

    Today has been a glorious day where I live so I sat in the garden with the book I'm reading. So, I thought. What do other stoners read.
    So start a thread.

    I'll start it off:

    Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts.



    I've read this twice before but my memory fails so I get to have another go at it.

    Here's some blurb I found.

    A novel of high adventure, great storytelling and moral purpose, based on an extraordinary true story of eight years in the Bombay underworld.

    'In the early 80s, Gregory David Roberts, an armed robber and heroin addict, escaped from an Australian prison to India, where he lived in a Bombay slum. There, he established a free health clinic and also joined the mafia, working as a money launderer, forger and street soldier. He found time to learn Hindi and Marathi, fall in love, and spend time being worked over in an Indian jail. Then, in case anyone thought he was slacking, he acted in Bollywood and fought with the Mujahedeen in Afghanistan . . . Amazingly, Roberts wrote Shantaram three times after prison guards trashed the first two versions. It's a profound tribute to his willpower . . . At once a high-kicking, eye-gouging adventure, a love saga and a savage yet tenderly lyrical fugitive vision.'
    Time Out
    I have spent time in India and have been to many a place he mentions. This guy nails it and says it way better than I could.
    You can get it very cheap on various sites.

    Highly recommended.

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    73 views and nobody reading a book? My age is showing.

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    People should read more.... but they'd rather watch the film, or listen to an audio book
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    Fight for your health.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M_C View Post
    People should read more.... but they'd rather watch the film, or listen to an audio book
    Extended to audio books.

    I used to listen to the Harry Potter books narrated by Stephen Fry whilst walking the dog. He is a master of narration.

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    I told myself "when time allows" ill read the game of thrones books, i gave in and done a tv marathon not going to apologize as imo GOT works as a tv show, possible best tv show ever made..only contrast i could possibly make is the hobbit and lord of the rings should have stayed book, if that makes sense..
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    The Machine Stops, actually it's an audio book but I done this at school and thought it poignant today. Interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Solyom View Post
    Extended to audio books.

    I used to listen to the Harry Potter books narrated by Stephen Fry whilst walking the dog. He is a master of narration.
    Extended to audio books? I'm in!!!

    Sharpes and Hornblowers are great audios.

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    The Machine Stops
    Sharpes and Hornblowers are great audios
    Added to my list. The dog I used to walk died many yars ago. Yesterday I rescued a dog. 11 year old Lakeland terrier. He was going to be put down, cos he killed a cat. Stupid cat went in his garden.

    Looks like I'll be listening to a lot of audio books now.

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    Mods
    Could we change the thread name to include audio books please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Solyom View Post
    Added to my list. The dog I used to walk died many yars ago. Yesterday I rescued a dog. 11 year old Lakeland terrier. He was going to be put down, cos he killed a cat. Stupid cat went in his garden.

    Looks like I'll be listening to a lot of audio books now.
    Nice 1 mate, good news stories, that's what we want! Although not great news for the Cat.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Solyom View Post
    Mods
    Could we change the thread name to include audio books please?
    No problem, added

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    Short stories in the publication of club magazine


    in a green and pleasant land

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    Quote Originally Posted by riot View Post
    Lawrence Krauss-A Universe from Nothing

    I got detention at school once because I asked what was holding the nothing. Didn't find out and to this day don't know what the detention was for!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Solyom View Post
    I got detention at school once because I asked what was holding the nothing. Didn't find out and to this day don't know what the detention was for!
    Being a smart arse?

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    A great read


    in a green and pleasant land

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    Quote Originally Posted by cough View Post
    Being a smart arse?
    LOL, I thought it was a justified question. If I remenber correctly we were taught the solar system is a vacumm. So, what contains it? Brain fuck to this day.

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