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It's ok DM.
Am retarded so it doesn't really register
TT - your brains have WHAT?
In my Waterstones shopping bag today:
Antony Beevor - The Battle for SpainRobyn Young - CrusadeSteven Saylor - RomaJoshua Ferris - Then We Came to the End
All random purchases, just because I had a gift voucher (apart from the Antony Beevor one, which was based on how much I enjoyed 'Stalingrad').
I used to be a read-aholic at school, but since then, the only thing I read is work related.
Reading has become defunct since the formation of Sky Sports.
Don't get the First crusade, so shite i can't remember the writer!
I am actually going to buy Cry, the Beloved Country now.
I loved that book
TT - history, rather than novel? Is it this one?
Not that I've read it - I thought I'd just check so I know what to avoid.
'Persian Fire' was another excellent history book I've read recently - lent it to an ex-forumite and haven't seen it since...
IronMin - I'm generally with you on the film v. book debate, although I really enjoy the Lord of the Rings films.
The relatively recent 'Count of Monte Cristo' must rank as my least favourite adaptation of a book I liked.
Thats the one.
Dull is not the word. I expected fighting, shagging and something on technology. Instead about history between all the head crusaders and how they where sometimes lucky othertimes just killed!
Ah well, it reminds me a lot of Gladiator so if that's up your street I can recommend it!
Gladiator was good fun.
DM - I know enough about WW2 to know that Ben Affleck did not win the Battle of Britain.