The Nemesis File

Discussion in 'Films, Music and All Things Artsy' started by scotscop, Feb 19, 2004.

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  1. Now SAS books dont really appeal (unless its Michael Ascher slapping down 'McNab') to me. However a friend suggested i read Nemesis by Paul Bruce, due to my vested interest in Northern Ireland. My friend brought the book round to me 2 days ago. Ive nearly finished as i haven't been able to put it down.

    According to the author, he was part of a SAS team charged with executing IRA men coming up from the Republic. His team also incited riot by killing random men in nationalist areas of Belfast (Falls road etc).

    I don't actually know what to make of this book, im now looking into his claims etc - im hoping im right in thinking hes chatting out of his arrse.

    Anyone else read The Nemesis File? (available on amazon)
  2. I thought the author had admitted making most of that book up recently...

    NIO press release:

  3. im with HVM im sure that it is as true as Comical Alis press statements:? :?
  4. Read the book and shortly after read a newspaper article where the auther was explaining that it all started when he was talking to someone in a pub. He was 'larging' it making out that he was more important than he really was and before he knew where he was the stranger now 'friend' had got in touch with some people he knew in publishing and they wanted him to write the story.

    Just a case of a BS specialist getting caught up in his own Bull.... Still took the royalties no doubt and if you're that good at talking complete krap, why not take writing up as a living?
  5. Yeah thought as much :roll:
  6. Good book though............


  7. i concur
  8. If I remember correctly, I think even Mr Adams of Sinn Fein fame laughed the book off as fiction.

    Maybe this thread should be moved to ??
  9. chimera

    chimera LE Moderator

    Private Eye magazine says that the guys who published Nemesis also did the recent Lord Lucan book.

    That was also complete boll*cks. Sold loads of copies though.
  10. ViroBono

    ViroBono LE Moderator

    I have read this book. Everything in it is absolutely true.

    And Saddam had 45 min WMD.....

    And Hoon wasn't lying when he said everyone had all the kit they needed....
  11. Gunny - you're right. Sinn Fein were asked for their opinion and said that about the only factual element to the book was the name of the publisher on the side. I think it was the nice Mr McGuinness rather than cuddly Uncle Gerry who said this, though. (edited to add that Sinn Fein's review of the book was 'totally outlandish'

    I dimly recall that further investigation by the press implied that the author had been in hospital under observation by some gentlemen in white coats at the time he claimed to have been doing selection. This might have been a complete fabrication, of course, but he didn't sue for libel, but since I guess that a decent QC would've completely discredited him... Which, of course, the paper in question was probably well aware of.

    I'm sure everyone will be delighted to know that you can find out more about Mr Bruce at

    One of the interesting web pages I've seen. Well, this morning, anyway.
  12. ViroBono

    ViroBono LE Moderator

    I note that Mr Bruce comes from Barking, which says it all, really...
  13. Started reading it when it first came out, got about ten pages in and he's on about SLRs using 9ml ammunition, gave it back to the bloke i'd borrowed it off without reading another word. Bag o sh*te.
  14. Mr Happy

    Mr Happy LE Moderator

    Read another NI book where squaddies in NI in the 70's were carrying SA80's...

    Ho hum.
  15. Read his ex missus biog- now there is a bunny boiler!!