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Re: What are you reading now?

Postby DOC » Sat May 25, 2019 12:24 am

Interested to know if it is much different to Moneyball?
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Re: What are you reading now?

Postby HH3 » Sat May 25, 2019 1:23 am

DOC wrote:Interested to know if it is much different to Moneyball?
If you liked Moneyball, I recommend this one.

They used a different system, and didnt only use it for building their club, but also to improve the players they had and find weaknesses in their opposition.

It was basically a rebuild through the draft as opposed to rebuilding through cheap free agents.

The Astros were built with a dynasty in mind, instead of just staying competitive cheaply like the As.

The book focuses a lot on the background of all of the players too. Really interesting.

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Re: What are you reading now?

Postby Magellan » Sat May 25, 2019 10:44 am

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Re: What are you reading now?

Postby Magellan » Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:52 pm

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Just finished reading this - depending on your political allegiances, its either a shocking expose of the dark secrets of Australian history - e.g. the treatment of the Aborigines, the CIA's role in the Whitlam dismissal, and the Hawke government's coddling to powerful interest like Rupert Murdoch who exert an inappropriate influence over government policy - or a load of paranoid conspiracy nonsense.
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Re: What are you reading now?

Postby Grenville » Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:05 pm

Halfway through Spike Milligan's 'William McGonagall: The Truth at Last". Absolute gold.
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Re: What are you reading now?

Postby DOC » Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:44 pm

Gee that's one from the past.
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Re: What are you reading now?

Postby Grenville » Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:02 pm

DOC wrote:Gee that's one from the past.


Picked up 8 of his books a couple of weeks ago for $20.
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Re: What are you reading now?

Postby Magellan » Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:01 pm

Grenville wrote:
DOC wrote:Gee that's one from the past.


Picked up 8 of his books a couple of weeks ago for $20.

Awesome value, well done.

One of my fave Milligan books, which is not that literary, is this one:

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Re: What are you reading now?

Postby Grenville » Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:49 pm

Magellan wrote:
Grenville wrote:
DOC wrote:Gee that's one from the past.


Picked up 8 of his books a couple of weeks ago for $20.

Awesome value, well done.

One of my fave Milligan books, which is not that literary, is this one:

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Don't have that one, about to start on Puckoon.
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Re: What are you reading now?

Postby Grenville » Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:38 pm

Just finished Spike Milligan's "Mussolini - His Part In My Downfall". A bit more sombre than the other 3 of his war memoirs that I've read, ends up with him suffering from shellshock. Still an excellent read, I'm now determined to track down his last 3 war memoirs.
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Re: What are you reading now?

Postby RustyCage » Sat Apr 25, 2020 8:07 pm

Just finished Unbreakable by Jelena Dokic. Brilliant book, one of the rare ones I can't put down and finished in 4 days. Almost a record for me! Everyone always knew there was something not right about her family and her situation, but could never imagine it to be as bad as it was for her.
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Re: What are you reading now?

Postby Tony Clifton » Thu May 21, 2020 12:10 pm

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Absolutely fascinating in the detail it goes in to on the murders

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