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    Chucky McChuckfaceChucky McChuckface
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    3 days of “home office” with the family and I’m already climbing the walls….

    Netflix… already had it, but recently watched “You” (sort of Dexter-ish!) but pretty decent, and “The Punisher” which is bascially Batman with out the gadgets (or money for that matter). Neither are “Breaking Bad” quality, but you could do a lot worse.

    Books… as somebody already mentioned, try a book or two. Personally, I love anything by Iain Banks, Joe Abercrombie is #1 for “Game of Thrones” style romps with swords and things, or maybe even some Terry Prattcheet to just lighten the mood. (Maybe try “Good Omens”… book or show!)

    Was thinking about signing up to the http://www.masterclass.com website, anybody else tried it? Looks like it could be quite interesting…

    All other suggestions welcome!

    #89392 Score: 0
    steveosnakeeyesteveosnakeeye
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    Love Joe Abercrombie, read them all including the latest one, such a great author
    i have many book suggestions as its my thing and of that ilk
    mark lawrence is another good one
    glenn cook

    many more if people need, all of that ilk

    #89395 Score: 0
    Chucky McChuckfaceChucky McChuckface
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    Working through Joe’s last effort right now…

    Have you tried the “Gentelmen Bastards” Series by Scott Lynch? Think Robin Hood meets Game of Thrones, very enjoyable reads… there’s 3 so far with more to come…

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    steveosnakeeyesteveosnakeeye
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    i have indeed, loved them, this is my genre so i have a few hundred
    Joes new one was good but not as good as previous as i dont like it being brought into a “modern” era, but the writing style is very good

    #89401 Score: 0
    We’reTheParkLane
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    Chucky, if you have Netflix and Amazon Prime have you watched, “Icarus”, “The Irishman “(very long but do it in one hit) “Chernobyl”, “The Looming Tower”, “Don’t fxxx with cats”, “The Hunters,” “Woodstock 3 days that defined a generation”,and lastly “Bad Boys “all really good if you get the time.
    For reading try, “The Revenge of Gaia” a very scary book telling how Earth will survive in one form or another, but will we ?

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    maverick1973maverick1973
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    Addicted to Dean Koontz books,what a genius! If anybody likes medical drama but US style,try The Resident-absolutely amazing.DARK-is a German series on Netflix that works around time travel,brilliant series too.

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    Chucky McChuckfaceChucky McChuckface
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    Problem I have wiff “foreign” stuff on Netflix, is over here all the sodding subtitles are in Finnish!! Bastards!!

    #89410 Score: 0
    nine nine nine
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    Can recommend the Irishman in one hit and Woodstock on Netflix there’s a good F1 fly on the wall documentary series on there too.

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    maverick1973maverick1973
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    Absentia is an brilliant series,it really sounds,looks, and feels very boring in the beggining,but its gets really exciting as you go on.

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    CriticalmaKCriticalmaK
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    Maverick, I love Dean Koontz also. I found ‘False Memories’ to be really good. Iain M. Banks is fantastic if you like Sci-Fi. His Culture Series books are excellent. A Use of Weapons is probably my favourite but Player of Games is really good also.

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    Brian blue
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    I love analysis books of battles, just finished Battle of the Bulge, really fascinating some of the actual detail, Neville Shute was always a favourite from my school days.. Far Country, etc
    Being ex RAF I have a lot of books on aircraft and air battles as well keeps me occupied
    I do find it hard to actually learn anything from books now, probably the age thing, because I am trying to figure out lots of music problems I have, without success, so I just try and solve my own way. Google helps with video lessons

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    Chucky McChuckfaceChucky McChuckface
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    “Player of Games” is an excellent introduction to the “Culture”, and “Use of Weapons” has a superb little twist in it that I really didn’t see coming, but “Against A Dark Background” and “Surface Detail” are my two favourites…

    I thought “Irishman” was just too long, decent, but just too long…

    Going to see if I’ve got that DARK thing on Netflix (and if I can get proper subtitties…)

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    threepsthreeps
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    Brian, what were you in the RAF and when? I spent 10 years in it working on the Torando GR1/4, leaving in 2008. I’m guessing your service predates that somewhat!

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    nine nine nine
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    Brian, I can recommend “D Day the Soldiers Story by Giles Milton” It won Book of the Year and it gives you the sheer scale of the D Day landings how difficult and terrible it was and covers the heroics of the many as well as a German perspective of it all it’s not a novel but an historic account of what happened but it’s a very easy read.

    Like you I tinker around with a musical instrument my weapon of choice is the Guitar and as you say the internet is wonderful I was learning to play “Hey Joe” last night from a video tutorial on there. Stay safe my friend.Cheers 9’s

    #89786 Score: 0
    Brian blue
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    threes…long before the Tornado was a glint in her mothers eye…the Meteor I was a Rigger…or Airframe mechanic….I was in for 3 years and worked mostly on Avro Anson MK12/19/21 and Havards. YES..driven by props although I did some training on Meteors. The Anson a mixture of cloth and metal airframe so had to be handy with needle and cotton!!!!! (Not mentioned that to my wife) Loved my life in the RAF and cried when I came out. Loved the Anson as well, most underrated aircraft in the RAF history maybe because it was Jack of all trades

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    CriticalmaKCriticalmaK
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    Chucky why would you mention the twist! hahah OMG

    I’ve read Against a Dark Background but can’t remember it. Don’t tell me, I may read it again. I don’t think I’ve got Surface Detail.

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    steveosnakeeyesteveosnakeeye
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    Brian (and others) i can recommend “first Light” by Geoffrey Wellum, RAF pilot in second world war, one of the very first, just an amazing true story, the great man himself only died last year, one of the fist ever spitfire pilots and ended up in Malta and the battle there, highly recommend that

    another good book series (trilogy) this one should suit all types think its been made in to some tv series but as ever the books are really good….”The Passage”……

    a virus from the jungle….the twist, vampiric……end of days thing but so very well written and done, again highly recomened and when i say a vampire thing thats the least of it so dont let that pre judge your mind

    #89791 Score: 0
    Brian blue
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    Nine..thanks for that recommendation, always good to read the opposite view as well, although the Battle of the Bulge does that well. It also highlighted the complete disdain for Montgomery by the Americans, rightly so, because he claimed to the Press he won the battle..Churchill rebuked him in Parliament..he should have gone and counted the American graves then

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    Brian blue
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    Steve..yes have read that “First light” good read

    #89794 Score: 0
    Brian blue
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    Nine…I have some wonderful Guitars on my keyboard, I do not use them much, occasional solo part or backing for a Bossa

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