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  • MrRottweiler
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    Snooker Masterclass by Stephen Hendry was the most useful snooker book I read. One of the more interesting chapters was Hendry's advice on the mental approach to the game which unsurprisingly was encouraging the poker faced attitude at all times. During that chapter he even has a small dig at Peter Ebdon. A big mistake I made was to always skip the break building chapters in all snooker books and not pay enough attention to all those shots that help keep the breaks going.

    I forget the book but in one there is a Steve Davis quote "It's the forties and fifties that win frames". While very true in the 80s I would say it's been shifted up a bit.

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  • vmax
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    Just read Talking Snooker by Fred Davis.
    An insight into the players, tournaments and equipment of the early days of the game but a rather short book, read it in half an hour.

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  • John Flaf
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    Just finished Stephen Hendry 'Me and the Table' great insight to the 'King' thoroughly enjoyed it, Prob the only snooker book I will ever read though since I've always admired Stephen since he was a wee lad.

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  • jonny66
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    Originally posted by Carl8771 View Post
    Have you read Out Of The Blue Into The Black?
    do you think we will get a john.higgins one
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    Will he call it "Swallow this"? Not that I'm a Higgins hater, I just can't resist a good pun.

    I have read "Running" by ROS, I didn't really like it. I don't like modern ghost written autobiographies though, so you may still enjoy it.

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  • Carl8771
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    Have you read Out Of The Blue Into The Black?
    do you think we will get a john.higgins one
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  • Mark187187
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    My favorites are the Clive Everton book mentioned above, and Steven Hendrys. I had Hendrys on audiobook, read by him, and that format would be my recommendation if you can get it (free trial on audible would get you it for free). I also like Jimmy's first- behind the white ball, but not the second- second wind. The second was not as well written, and many of the stories seemed sugar coated. His reflections on his own behaviours came across as disingenuous to me, and at times he was almost apologetic, which didn't tally with how I read him when he speaks in person.

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  • DeanH
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    Let me tell you about Alex by John Virgo - nothing majorly new in the book but a reasonable read

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  • Carl8771
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    Ive read ken Dohertys and Stephen hendrys and who was hurrican higgins.currently reading terry Griffiths.
    still get these to read
    ronnie
    Out Of The Blue Into The Black. by John Spencer
    Interesting. Steve davis
    second wind jimmy white
    willie thorne.

    would love a john higgins book.

    whats peoples thoughts on these books and others to add. To the list

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  • William_A
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    Have a look at the reviews and suggestions on Amazon

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  • Carl8771
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    Thanks ill add ot to my list

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  • DeanH
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    Black Farce and Cue Ball Wizards, (2012 update) Clive Everton
    I also liked "Stuart Pettman - as sometimes seen on TV"
    Last edited by DeanH; 25th June 2019, 11:52 AM.

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  • Carl8771
    started a topic Best snooker book

    Best snooker book

    Hi whats peoples favourite snooker book that they would suggest reading?
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