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Old 18th November 2009, 16:46   #361
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You may have to be 8ft tall to be able to still walk at 9.6kmph. That is my normal running speed on the treadmill, so I wonder how Mallory could walk.


I am a big fan of book series, I own the following series of book:

Earth's Children by Jean Auel (5 books so far)
Sharpe's Series by Bernard Cornwell (24 books)
Horashio Hornblower by C.S.Forester (12 books)
The Lords of the Ring by J.J.R Tolkien (4 books, including Hobbit)
Conqueror series by Conn Iggulden (3 books on the life of Genghis Khan)
Emperor series by Conn Iggulden (4 books on the life of Julius Ceaser)

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Old 18th November 2009, 17:13   #362
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I think cross country walking racers walk around that speed.
By definition walking is not having both the feet in air at any given time.
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George Mallory was carrying his briefcase and umbrella and not speedwalking. Anyway, this is seriously OT now.
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The most amazing series of books I have read are Jean Auel's Earth' Children series. Since 29 years, she has only written 5 books, the last one was written in 2002. For the last 7 years Jean Auel's fans have been waiting, waiting and waiting for the sixth book.

Earth's Children - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thank You ! I read "The Clan of the Cave Bear" back in 2003 and totally forgot the name after that. Will get the rest now.
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Just read the book "Lewis Hamilton - The Full Story" by Mark Hughes. Very good read for any F1 fan.
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If you like fantasy series. Try these. I started with Eddings, I would advice the same for you. The Wheel of time series is not complete yet. It is hands down the most epic story i have ever read.
1. Wheel of Time - Robert Jordan
2. The Belgariad series(10 books & some prequels) & The Elenium series(6 books) - David Eddings.
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Does anyone read Michael Moorcock? I think Moorcock is one of the best Fantasy authors.

Though he's better known for tales of "Elric of Melnibone", my favorites are the Swords trilogy where the protagonist is Corum:

The Knight of the Swords (1971)
The Queen of the Swords (1971)
The King of the Swords (1971)

Some of you may cry sacrilege but I find these to be better than Lord of the Rings. (And I'm a huge Tolkien fan as well).
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If you like fantasy series. Try these. I started with Eddings, I would advice the same for you. The Wheel of time series is not complete yet. It is hands down the most epic story i have ever read.
I am not really into fantasy, LOTR is the only exception.

I generally like historic novels that are well researched. The Earth's Childern in not historic, but more of an anthropological fiction. I learnt a lot about British conquest of India and Peninsular war while reading Sharpe's series and Hornblower series. The Conqueror's series and Emperor's series fully focus on the life of Genghis Khan and Julius Caesar respectively.

You can garner lots of info about ancient lifestyle and military tactics by reading these highly researched books. For example, the same battle techniques used by Alexandar and later Romans were used by English in India to devastating effect. The battle tactics underwent a major change only in late 19th century to early 20th century when Gatling gun and automobiles changed the nature of battle. Those of you who have seen Last Samurai, might remember the Gatling gun used on Samurai warriors in the last battle scene.

I normally avoid pure Fantasy since there is no learning from it.
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two states by chetan bhagat
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Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie. 30 more pages to go .

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Howz this one? Is it as good as Five Point Someone? Or at least 3 mistakes..?

I am planning to read it but the theme isn't inspiring much
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Howz this one? Is it as good as Five Point Someone? Or at least 3 mistakes..?

I am planning to read it but the theme isn't inspiring much
it was an awesome book. Dont worry about the theme. He carried it off perfectly. I will say it is much better than 3 mistakes.
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@samurai.
I read to relax. Even though you don't get any specific learning out of it there always the scope for improving your English which in turn help me with my line of work.
Try the books I mentioned. There was a series I read when I was in High School. (Beagles)
There is a lot Air combat in these stories which I enjoyed a lot. Stories where pretty short and simple.
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I am not really into fantasy, LOTR is the only exception.

I generally like historic novels that are well researched. The Earth's Childern in not historic, but more of an anthropological fiction. I learnt a lot about British conquest of India and Peninsular war while reading Sharpe's series and Hornblower series. The Conqueror's series and Emperor's series fully focus on the life of Genghis Khan and Julius Caesar respectively.

You can garner lots of info about ancient lifestyle and military tactics by reading these highly researched books. For example, the same battle techniques used by Alexandar and later Romans were used by English in India to devastating effect. The battle tactics underwent a major change only in late 19th century to early 20th century when Gatling gun and automobiles changed the nature of battle. Those of you who have seen Last Samurai, might remember the Gatling gun used on Samurai warriors in the last battle scene.

I normally avoid pure Fantasy since there is no learning from it.
So I guess you'd have marked Wolf Hall for reading sometime soon..
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I just read Lewis Hamilton's biography by Mark Hughes. It is top class! Worth a read for anyone, LH fan or otherwise. I enjoyed it more than his own autobiography. Do pick it up if you see it.
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Stumbled upon this book casually & fantastic read
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