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Any good stuff to read out there?

Currently lumbered with 'Normal People' by Sally Rooney, don’t have high hopes (seems to be about boring people in tedious relationships), but is it any good? 

May need to buy something more interesting before the shops shut, any suggestions? 

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Currently reading His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet. Very good read. 

"The year is 1869. A brutal triple murder in a remote community in the Scottish Highlands leads to the arrest of a young man by the name of Roderick Macrae. A memoir written by the accused makes it clear that he is guilty, but it falls to the country s finest legal and psychiatric minds to uncover what drove him to commit such merciless acts of violence. Was he mad? Only the persuasive powers of his advocate stand between Macrae and the gallows.

Graeme Macrae Burnet tells an irresistible and original story about the provisional nature of truth, even when the facts seem clear. His Bloody Project is a mesmerising literary thriller set in an unforgiving landscape where the exercise of power is arbitrary."

 

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Tiger in the bed by Claude Balls

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2 hours ago, Orraloon said:

"How to play 5-3-2" by C.H. Ripper. 

It's a riveting read.

 

 

Very good. :lol:

Boy, egg will be on your face if I return in the future and tell you that I've written such a novel. ;)

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Thanks for the suggestions so far... 

1 hour ago, EddardStark said:

Currently reading His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet. Very good read. 

"The year is 1869. A brutal triple murder in a remote community in the Scottish Highlands leads to the arrest of a young man by the name of Roderick Macrae. A memoir written by the accused makes it clear that he is guilty, but it falls to the country s finest legal and psychiatric minds to uncover what drove him to commit such merciless acts of violence. Was he mad? Only the persuasive powers of his advocate stand between Macrae and the gallows.

Graeme Macrae Burnet tells an irresistible and original story about the provisional nature of truth, even when the facts seem clear. His Bloody Project is a mesmerising literary thriller set in an unforgiving landscape where the exercise of power is arbitrary."

 

You just reminded me, I bought this last year but never got round to reading it.... Must dig it out... 

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Meanwhile, started reading Normal People, awful, had to force myself to read past the first page. Not my cup of tea. 

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4 hours ago, thplinth said:

"There Is Something About Scotty"

By E. Wind.

Is he doing the spunky hair as well?

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On 12/23/2018 at 7:39 PM, exile said:

Meanwhile, started reading Normal People, awful, had to force myself to read past the first page. Not my cup of tea. 

Got to the end of it, can't see what the fuss is about.

Nothing really happens. 

Basically about two youngsters in an on-off relationship. You just wait for it to end, on on or off. 

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Thanks for the link

1 hour ago, phart said:

I was hoping someone could explain it to me.

It looks a bit tricky to follow, to say the least, partly as the text is so dense, but you could try this which looks a bit easier to follow spread out over more pages.

http://www.rxiv.org/pdf/1312.0208v5.pdf

This one refers to yours but it's not just about photons and entanglement but puts it in a "higher-dimensional spacetime model" and "introduces a consciousness model" ... "integrating elements of physics, psychology, philosophy and metaphysics. Evidence from dreams is shown to correspond to both the physical model and the consciousness model." Keywords include dreams, branes and imaginary dimensions...

Maybe some resident TAMB physicists (or psychologists or philosophers) could help interpret?

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Roger Penrose has a similar attempt at physics explaining consciousness. Way over my head.

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Trying to make sense of this is like trying to make sense of imaginary numbers. I liked maths at school but the day the teacher taught that I though he had gone mad. 

 

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Physics is trying to unify the macro observations with the micro observations but it just get weirder and weirder as they look deeper and further in 'both' directions. (We were much happier in Newtonian times.)

 

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On 12/23/2018 at 1:26 PM, EddardStark said:

Currently reading His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet. Very good read. 

"The year is 1869. A brutal triple murder in a remote community in the Scottish Highlands leads to the arrest of a young man by the name of Roderick Macrae. A memoir written by the accused makes it clear that he is guilty, but it falls to the country s finest legal and psychiatric minds to uncover what drove him to commit such merciless acts of violence. Was he mad? Only the persuasive powers of his advocate stand between Macrae and the gallows.

Graeme Macrae Burnet tells an irresistible and original story about the provisional nature of truth, even when the facts seem clear. His Bloody Project is a mesmerising literary thriller set in an unforgiving landscape where the exercise of power is arbitrary."

 

I'm giving that a go. Is is a new release? That looks good. 

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7 minutes ago, Big Ramy 1314 said:

I'm giving that a go. Is is a new release? That looks good. 

2015. £8. Ordering it online 🙂

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I got After Dunkirk Churchills sacrifice of the Highland Division as a Christmas present. I have just started reading it. Looks interesting. 

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