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  1. To answer my own question, I'm now halfway through the book and it's excellent. Already far more satisfying and comprehensive than Call of the Weird - would highly recommend to followers of this thread.
  2. Michael Palin Erebus is the daily deal today - 99p https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B07C7RDKXQ/ref=mh_s9_acsd_hps_c_x_1_w?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=mobile-hybrid-3&pf_rd_r=TQVDSS26FBQNNMQDHB2R&pf_rd_t=1201&pf_rd_p=7fd5af5d-187b-4287-89b2-b9d5e96ebf9b&pf_rd_i=5400977031
  3. Is the new book any good?
  4. Say Nothing by Patrick Raddan Keefe is £1.99, down from £20. It’s been on my wishlist for a while, it’s about Jean McConville and the troubles, have read only glowing reviews: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B07B2NZRL5/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1569918231&sr=8-1
  5. My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite. This was a lovely black comedy that rattles along its tiny chapters. It's set in Lagos, it has no fat at all and it reminded me a bit of Chuck Palahniuk, except lighter and not stuffed with gory details. Very happy with my 99p kindle deal there.
  6. I have also read about a dozen of them. Some of the ones I have read on that list are perfectly fine, but didn't stay with me long (Gone Girl, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and others are genuinely memorable (Nothing to Envy, Never Let Me Go, The Road). I think I own a lot more of those that are on the to-read pile but something more exciting always gets put ahead of more "worthy" fare. If anything, I have a few things to add to my wishlist as a result of this article and I may get to them by the time this list is redone in ten years. I would have liked to have seen the Power of the Dog on there. My personal list would probably also contain The Sisters Brothers, The Sad Tale of the Brothers Grossbart, The Damned United, I, Partridge, The Martian, and Horns - mostly based on pure enjoyment if nothing else.
  7. Cbeebies owns the TV at that time in my household at the weekends. During the week, I’m commuting so it’s very rare I get my Frasier fix in a broadcast format. The anytime convenience is what’s important to me.
  8. Great news - I just need Frasier back on the UK/Irish service again and I will never unsubscribe as I bounce between both shows for the rest of my life.
  9. Made Poirier look very ordinary - the speed when shooting for the takedowns was very impressive. It did only look like a matter of time until he got the RNC or a neck crank. I think the only way to defend is by getting on your bike whenever you're anywhere near the cage and right back into the centre. Whenever Poirier had a second of a break, I was imploring him to get the hell away from the cage. You knew Dustin was done after the guillotine attempt failed, it looked like he squeezed everything into trying to get that. I couldn't see if his hands were joined though, it didn't look like it. Fuck it, I'm on the Justin Gaethje train now. He has wrestling and he's crazy enough to throw the kitchen sink at Khabib in the first 15 seconds. Tony - I just feel that the fight is never going to happen with him for whatever reason. Do we think Khabib will end up being a dull champ within a few fights? Like, why bother to tune in when there's no danger, he'll just outgrapple everyone and on to the next one? I don't think we will ever see him move up in weight either, despite the alleged tough cut. Similar to Jon Jones, I think he has that bully boy mentality where he'd be quite happy to clear out a division and then be content to crush any further lesser opponents thrown at him. I would be interested to see how he'd fare against any of Colby/Usman/Tyron. Ramzan Kadyrov was in attendance tonight as well - there's a lot about Khabib that is concerning to say the least. It's a bit hard to stomach someone like him being as incredibly talented as he is.
  10. I enjoy the BE staff picks articles, and also the winners & losers ones after the events.
  11. My gut says Dustin will do it! Therefore, bet the house on Khabib by decision. I really like Poirier though, he’s had a great run at 155lbs.
  12. In addition to above deals, I picked up the following for 99p: Lonesome Dove The Stranger Beside Me Flashman Nothing else from my wishlist discounted this month.
  13. Just wrapped up Don Winslow’s latest (and final) cartel epic The Border. This trilogy is up there with James Ellroy for me - perhaps not in the sense of having a particularly interesting writing style but certainly in terms of having actual physical reactions to events that happen to the characters (punching the air, nearly dropping the book in shock).
  14. Great main card. Cant understand why DC wouldn’t just keep taking him down and grinding him out, like he did back when he fought Rumble. Excellent from Stipe though, brutal body shots. Diaz looked good - nice to see he’s looking to be active again. Felt he could have had the finish there after some of those knees to the head. Enjoyed the scrambles on the ground too. That’s the type of MMA fight I enjoy most.
  15. I was there - god, what a spectacular event. Arnie and Iron Mike were in the crowd, I’m absolutely hammered on boozy iced lemonade slush puppy things and the place was going mental. Spent a fortune on seats alone but by god, it was worth it. I still have my room key from the MGM - it has a picture of Conor/Aldo as he pulled out at the last minute. The weirdest thing was that the seats in front of me were empty until the main event when some young Irish guys took them - imagine missing the Robbie/Rory fight after paying $1k per seat?
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