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Last Edited by Grey-Wolf at 01 Dec 23:36
Wakefield, West Yorks.

Pete Townshend played guitar for “The Who”, he also had a collection of short stories “The Horse’s Neck” published by Faber & Faber , quite an accomplished , complex and well crafted collection of portraits of life gleaned from personal experience, displaying a genuine talent with even “The Times” claiming “He is a far better writer than John Lennon ever was.” Townshend has also had poetry published and still links up with Roger Daltrey for the now ageing “The Who” reunion gigs. A patchwork quilt from the voice of a ‘rebel’ generation long gone from a now pensioner perspective.

iwent wrote:

went
23:52 28-Nov-19
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Cruzeroqueen1 wrote:

most disappointed in the casting of The Devil Rides Out

I never got to see that film @Cruzeroqueen1 so I was saved the pain! But I see the agony of the miscasting is with you still; you definitely have my sympathy.

Thank you @iwent – and I refuse to see the film Reacher with Tom Cruise! 6’5"? Built like a brick s…house?? I don’t think so!!!

Albox, Costa Almeria, Spain

Cruzeroqueen1 wrote:

most disappointed in the casting of The Devil Rides Out

I never got to see that film @Cruzeroqueen1 so I was saved the pain! But I see the agony of the miscasting is with you still; you definitely have my sympathy.

iwent wrote:

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07:34 27-Nov-19
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GeminiJen wrote:

So, what would you nominate as a scary read?

The scariest book I ever read was The Haunting of Toby Jugg by Dennis Wheatley, which I read about 50 years ago.
I’m not sure whether I’d find it so scary now, as the genre has been multiplied and intensified out of all recognition. Having said that, Wheatley’s plot has also been rehashed a good few times in the intervening years.
If any of you want to try it I suggest you don’t read the Wikipedia entry (it really needs a spoiler alert.) But I’d love to know what anyone thinks of it in our 2019 world.

I enjoyed that, also, @iwent – and most of Dennis Wheatley’s Black Magic books. Most of us agree that a film is never as good as the book, but I was most disappointed in the casting of The Devil Rides Out. Marie is described as ‘a little pocket Venus with a heart-shaped face and chestnut curls’. She was played by Sarah Lawson who had short straight red hair, was tall, and shoulders like a prop forward!

Albox, Costa Almeria, Spain

GeminiJen wrote:

So, what would you nominate as a scary read?

The scariest book I ever read was The Haunting of Toby Jugg by Dennis Wheatley, which I read about 50 years ago.
I’m not sure whether I’d find it so scary now, as the genre has been multiplied and intensified out of all recognition. Having said that, Wheatley’s plot has also been rehashed a good few times in the intervening years.
If any of you want to try it I suggest you don’t read the Wikipedia entry (it really needs a spoiler alert.) But I’d love to know what anyone thinks of it in our 2019 world.

Please let us know what you thought of it when you’ve finished it @TedKngt

Essex UK

Zadie Smith’s White Teeth. Had this book on my shelf for a very long time as I have read about good reviews but I am only picking it up now. Hoping to finish it by this weekend.

coolonespa wrote:

I’m reading Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
by Yuval Noah Harari
Finished reading this now. Hugely thought provoking about our history and some thoughts about our possible futures. Some particularly interesting views on capitalism. A somewhat academic style & possibly not the easiest of reads but I kept going back to it and reading it in chunks because of its fascinating views on our life.

Decided to read Homo Deus: A History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari. Sadly, whilst there was some new and fascinating thoughts about where humans might go from here, there was far too much repetition from the first book (or at least rehashing). Gave up reading part way through.

Essex UK

@GeminiJen wrote:

So, what would you nominate as a scary read?

Its been a while since I’ve read a genuinely scary book but from memory I found the Stephen King book with the clown was quite scary (was it called IT?)

Also the The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham was quite chilling if you let the imagination run.

Essex UK
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