Peter Anderson 🔖 answers thirteen questions in Booker's Dozen. 

 Reading Aloud And Allowed


TPQ: What are you currently reading?

PA: The Yank by John Crawley

TPQ: Best and worst books you have ever read?

PA: The best are the 20 Master and Commander books by Paddy O'Brian. Once I got into them, I was reading 3 per week. Honourable mention for Sunset Song by Lewis Crassic Gibbon. Such a poignant book. The worst was The SAS in Ireland by Raymond Murray. It is full of obvious mistakes and half-truths.

TPQ: Book most cherished as a child?

PA: I only read comics as a child. The first book I remember reading was The Rats by James Herbert when I was about 13. Sex and violence for the young male mind!

TPQ: Favourite Childhood author?

PA: Didn't have one.

TPQ: First book to really own you?

PA: Political Murder in Northern Ireland by Martin Dillon. I couldn't put it down. That book led me to the other Dillon books The Shankill Butchers and Dirty War, and to become a dedicated reader.


TPQ: Favourite male and female author?

PA: Paddy O'Brian and Christopher Hitchens, I don't have a fave female.

TPQ: A preference for fact or fiction?

PA: Fact, history to be precise.

TPQ: Biography, autobiography or memoir that most impressed you.

PA: Giordano Bruno: Philosopher/Heretic by Ingrid Rowland. What a guy Bruno was, what a life he led and what a death he suffered! A big hero of mine.

TPQ: Any author or book you point blank refuse to read?

PA: Gerry Adams.

TPQ: A book to share with somebody so that they would more fully understand you.

PA: Nope, can't think of one.

TPQ: Last book you gave as a present?

PA: On the Historicity of Jesus by Richard Carrier. I swap theology books with my father-in-law. This was for him, knowing I'd get it back! It is the only book doubting Jesus' existence that has passed peer review.

TPQ: Book you would most like to see turned into a movie?

PA: Another Master and Commander book. They only made the one with Russel Crowe.

TPQ: The just must - select one book you simply have to read before you close the final page on life.
 
PA: War and Peace by Tolstoy.

Peter Anderson is a Unionist with a keen interest in sports.

Booker's Dozen @ Peter Anderson

Peter Anderson 🔖 answers thirteen questions in Booker's Dozen. 

 Reading Aloud And Allowed


TPQ: What are you currently reading?

PA: The Yank by John Crawley

TPQ: Best and worst books you have ever read?

PA: The best are the 20 Master and Commander books by Paddy O'Brian. Once I got into them, I was reading 3 per week. Honourable mention for Sunset Song by Lewis Crassic Gibbon. Such a poignant book. The worst was The SAS in Ireland by Raymond Murray. It is full of obvious mistakes and half-truths.

TPQ: Book most cherished as a child?

PA: I only read comics as a child. The first book I remember reading was The Rats by James Herbert when I was about 13. Sex and violence for the young male mind!

TPQ: Favourite Childhood author?

PA: Didn't have one.

TPQ: First book to really own you?

PA: Political Murder in Northern Ireland by Martin Dillon. I couldn't put it down. That book led me to the other Dillon books The Shankill Butchers and Dirty War, and to become a dedicated reader.


TPQ: Favourite male and female author?

PA: Paddy O'Brian and Christopher Hitchens, I don't have a fave female.

TPQ: A preference for fact or fiction?

PA: Fact, history to be precise.

TPQ: Biography, autobiography or memoir that most impressed you.

PA: Giordano Bruno: Philosopher/Heretic by Ingrid Rowland. What a guy Bruno was, what a life he led and what a death he suffered! A big hero of mine.

TPQ: Any author or book you point blank refuse to read?

PA: Gerry Adams.

TPQ: A book to share with somebody so that they would more fully understand you.

PA: Nope, can't think of one.

TPQ: Last book you gave as a present?

PA: On the Historicity of Jesus by Richard Carrier. I swap theology books with my father-in-law. This was for him, knowing I'd get it back! It is the only book doubting Jesus' existence that has passed peer review.

TPQ: Book you would most like to see turned into a movie?

PA: Another Master and Commander book. They only made the one with Russel Crowe.

TPQ: The just must - select one book you simply have to read before you close the final page on life.
 
PA: War and Peace by Tolstoy.

Peter Anderson is a Unionist with a keen interest in sports.

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