Potential Liar alert.

Discussion in 'The Book Club' started by Abdiel, Nov 13, 2010.

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  1. Hello everyone. I was in waterstones today looking at various titles newly released when one book caught my eye it was titled SAS Warlord Shoot to Kill by two authors Jack Gillespie and Tom Siegriste you can find it here:

    SAS Warlord: Amazon.co.uk: Jack Gillespie, Tom Siegriste: Books

    reading the back caused me to raise an eyebrow because apparently the tale is about Jack Gillespie who was the youngest recruit in the SAS the story is supposedly an account of his actions in Northern Ireland during the 70's where it was his job to go into republican territory and shoot IRA members and pass their murders off as Loyalist's work and in 73 his target was Gerry Adams.
    This holds no resemblance to Pete Winners account of his action in NI in his book Soldier I ,but it does bear a striking resemblance to this book

    The Nemesis File: The True Story of an Execution Squad: Amazon.co.uk: Paul Bruce: Books

    The nemisis file which has already been shown on investigation to been utter false.
    Is there anyone on ARRSE who may know more on this because the plot to me sounds like a liar trying to cash in off falsehood.
     
  2. Which part of the bookshop were you in when you saw the book?

    Fiction (Latin: fictum, "created") is a branch of literature which deals, in part or in whole, with temporally contrafactual events (events that are not true at the time of writing).

    In contrast to this is non-fiction, which deals exclusively in factual events (e.g.: biographies, histories).
     
  3. Was just stood in WH Smiths saw The Nemesis File and mentioned it should have been in the fiction section. Blank looks from the assistant.
     
  4. Saw it in the Military History section next to genuine works on NI.
     
  5. Come on it's not even bad enough to be caled " Fiction " . It should be in the section featuring colouring in books
     
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  6. Mr Happy

    Mr Happy LE Moderator

    ta the alert, tell the civvies...
     
  7. I think we may be mistaking a bookshop with a library. I bet they sell more military fiction books by presenting them amongst the non-fiction titles.
     
  8. I too saw this book in Waterstones, bileld as non-fiction. the write up on the book says he worked in the MRF, which I have read about elsewhere, but it all started going downhill when it stated that Jack Gillespie was the "hardest man in the regiment" Oh dear.
     
  9. I've seen this as well in the Military section of my Waterstones. It seems to be a lot better packaged than 'The Nemesis File', and the author looks like he's done some research on the MRF, but I still smell a rat.
     
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  10. That part may be true, apparently he took part in some of the early clinical trials of Viagra.
     
  11. Just picked it up to read as soon as I read the paragraph about drawing and using the Thomson from the armoury I knew it was tosh. Looked like it was a genuine read about the times however I was wrong.
     
  12. Our branch of Smiths has this book. If some bastards lying about this stuff and making money out of that then they deserve all they get if bullshit sells as factual. I however, have little confidence of a sensible exchange with dim punters or shop staff.
     
  13. Seriously troops, have you got **** all better going on in your lives that you have to trawl round WH Smiths & Waterstones looking for this sort of stuff?

    I mean, who really gives a ****, eh?
     
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  14. Got it from the library a few months back, shite ! in a similiar vein to the Nemesis File I'd be very surprised if it was a true account
     
  15. RezzaDue

    RezzaDue Old-Salt Book Reviewer

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