Books for the Man Cave!

dw1305

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Hi all,
I don't read much fiction so:
cheers Darrel
 

Geoffrey Rea

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Biased towards Psychology so:

- Nudge
Thaler and Sunstein

- Thinking, Fast and Slow
Daniel Kahneman

Both accessible, delivering great insights into how we operate and will continue to operate despite these learnings.

- The Righteous Mind
Jonathan Haidt

Great gateway into Moral Psychology and a very good response as to “why good people are divided by politics and religion”.

- The Gulag Archipelago
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Because. You will be a more appreciative person afterwards.
 

Wolf6

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I'll throw in some fiction because I'm waiting untill I can start cooking dinner. The lies of Locke Lamora. Never has a book had me laughing out loud so much, or cackling with snotty glee at some wiseass remark or event I did not see coming. Must read for those who enjoy fantasy books, and this one is a very original cocktail of fantasy mixxed with a heist theme. Didnt expect to like it, but I was very very surprised.
 

Siege

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I'll throw in some fiction because I'm waiting untill I can start cooking dinner. The lies of Locke Lamora. Never has a book had me laughing out loud so much, or cackling with snotty glee at some wiseass remark or event I did not see coming. Must read for those who enjoy fantasy books, and this one is a very original cocktail of fantasy mixxed with a heist theme. Didnt expect to like it, but I was very very surprised.

sounds good. Just ordered it 👍😃
 

Siege

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A bit of action -

Tom Wood - Victor the Assassin series.

Anything by Simon Kernick ( gotta start from the beginning really).

Both brilliant series and read.

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Life changing maybe -

Philip Pullman - His Dark Materials trilogy

probably my favourite book.
 

SRP3006

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Life changing maybe -

Philip Pullman - His Dark Materials trilogy

probably my favourite book.

Absolutely and definitely ones to read before (if) planning on seeing the films, used to get proper immersed in those books.
 

shangman

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Wilding by Isabella Tree - a beautiful book about the transformation of a farm when it's 'rewilded' by it's owners (the writer and her husband). Very relevant in it's look at biodiversity and complex ecosystems, and gives a bit of hope for our future, if it's centered on nature.

For a bit of fantasy - Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb. A series that spans 5 triologies, it has the most amazing richly done fantasy history, geography and ecology of any fantasy I've read. Very good stuff!
 

Wolf6

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Wilding by Isabella Tree - a beautiful book about the transformation of a farm when it's 'rewilded' by it's owners (the writer and her husband). Very relevant in it's look at biodiversity and complex ecosystems, and gives a bit of hope for our future, if it's centered on nature.

For a bit of fantasy - Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb. A series that spans 5 triologies, it has the most amazing richly done fantasy history, geography and ecology of any fantasy I've read. Very good stuff!
Big hobb fan here too :) Loved them all, except for the final trilogy that I refuse to accept :) Shaped my teenage years. My love of wolves started with Nighteyes :) If it wasnt such an impractical name, I'm sure my dog would have been called that.
 
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