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    Quote Originally Posted by noel View Post
    I remember my aborted attempt to enjoy Ulysses by James Joyce, also allegedly very good.
    I think there was one paragraph about grace and redemption which was fantastic, the rest was dross

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    Quote Originally Posted by matthew View Post
    Finished The Runner by Markus Torgeby. Interesting and very committed, but never quite sure I liked him as a person.

    Just started a Jason Elliot book about Iran (although the name escapes me). I read his book about Afghanistan (an Unexpected Light) years ago and it was beautiful. Iím hoping this will live up to it.

    Also reread Into Thin Air. Pretty harrowing account of an Everest expedition gone tits up
    Things have got worse , not better since krakauer wrote that book.
    The queues up from the south col are a death trap.
    Boukreev has a lot to answer for.
    The guides should be last man down not first.

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    Watched the film / documentary of that Everest trip with the family a few weeks ago. My daughter is now reading the book and I will read it again when I get it back.
    Cause tramps like us, baby we were born to run

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheeze View Post
    I read Homo Deus. Gave me the jips.
    As an antidote to Harariís bleak view try Rutger Bregman ďHumankindĒ with the basic thesis that humanity is kind

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    I wish that were the case. History suggests otherwise!

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    Indeed! Itís a look at some of our (human) better sides which is hopeful 😊

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    Just read gas and electricity meters. ����
    A quote,

    "The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stagger View Post
    Just read gas and electricity meters. ����
    I read the same last week, really happy ending to mine, my bills gone down by 50 quid a month

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    Read my horoscope today.

    Very interesting.
    A quote,

    "The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall."

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