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    One DVD & Book

    Ok is same manner as other thread suggest one book and one dvd that you think I should go and seek out in 2008.

    Russ

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    Re: One DVD & Book

    The Book Of Dave - Will Self

    Strange, hard to get your head around, and the Godly won't like it. (If they get it) If you do read it, and the Mokney doesn't do your head in, watch for the time changes.

    It seems like pretentious tosh, and I nearly gave up, until someone told me to persevere. It is worth reading.

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    Re: One DVD & Book

    If you like a laugh get Mr Beans Holiday on DVD.
    Cracked me up. Some would say I am half way there anyway.

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    Re: One DVD & Book

    Tanenbaum, A. (1997) Operating Systems Design and Implementation (2nd edn). Prentice Hall

    Adams, D. (1981) Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy-Original. BBC

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    Re: One DVD & Book

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew_C
    The Book Of Dave - Will Self

    Strange, hard to get your head around, and the Godly won't like it. (If they get it) If you do read it, and the Mokney doesn't do your head in, watch for the time changes.

    It seems like pretentious tosh, and I nearly gave up, until someone told me to persevere. It is worth reading.
    The book sounds a bit like Will Self, you think at first he's pretensious tosh, but the more you see of him on TV the more you realise he's a comic genius.

    For The TS, i think one DVD you should seek out if you haven't already see it is BladeRunner The Final Cut. Just can't get enough of Blade Runner and it's various 'versions'.

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    Re: One DVD & Book

    DVD - Dark City
    "Dark City an instant classic of visual imagination. It's one of those films that exists in a world purely of its own making, setting its own rules and playing by them fairly, so that even its derivative elements (and there are quite a few) acquire their own specific uniqueness."

    Book - Critical Mass - how one thing leads to another - Philip Ball
    "In this book, Ball discusses the startling results that physicists have had when applying physics to social phenomena - war, business, traffic. People are particles is a common theme. Obviously classical physics or even quantum phenomena are not going to predict a single persons actions, but what about a million? As it turns out there are parallels which we run in to again and again. One fascinating analogy - and it is more than just analogy really, thats the whole point - is how traffic slowing to a jam is much like water freezing."

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    Yes - The Art of Persuasion

    Fantastic! Might even get you a pay rise but only if you use it like the force, wisely! ;0)

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Yes-50-Secre...9221518&sr=8-1



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    Re: One DVD & Book

    One film I always try and show to people is a film called return to paradise (1998). (Don't confuse with 1953 film of same name!)

    It was released in theatres over here, but wasn't marketed or pushed by the film company, so it got overlooked by a lot of people. In my opinion it's well made and very under-rated. Definitely worth a watch.

    Mike.

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    I read Richard Hammonds book over xmas and it was great i couldnt put it down. It talks all about his crash and his recovery and the effect it had on him and his family.

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    DVD would definitly be "the Science of Sleep"

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    Book: The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks (Probably the best book I've ever read)...

    DVD: The Sopranos: Complete HBO Seasons 1-6 Box Set

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    terry pratchett - lords and ladies

    hmmm... as for dvd.. maybe alan partridge... always good for a laugh!

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    For the DVD I would recommend Cypher it keeps you guessing till the very end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Netman View Post
    Book: The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks (Probably the best book I've ever read)...
    Ohhhhh! Freaked me out something rotten that did. & his sci fi one, I think it was The Chair. Nope tell a lie it was Use of Weapons, but involved a chair.

    Never anygood at recommending things but just watched Serenity and found it very good.

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