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PostSubject: Re: The 'What Are You Reading?' Thread   Wed 08 Sep 2010, 08:27

One Day - David Nicholls - I finished awhile ago, but it's a great read, they are currently filiming the movie in Shoreditch. Highly recommend it.

Killing For Company - Brian Master - because I love true crime...
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PostSubject: Re: The 'What Are You Reading?' Thread   Wed 08 Sep 2010, 13:43

Just finished Gone With The Wind. I read it every summer and have done since I was around 13 or 14 years old. Don't know why, really, but it's sort of a tradition now! I do love the film but the book is even more epic, believe it or not, and as an American living in the south, I really get into the whole vibe of it.
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PostSubject: Re: The 'What Are You Reading?' Thread   Wed 08 Sep 2010, 17:04

Frankly my dear,.... Laughing

Naw, its great to have little traditions like that. Its like watching your fave film every xmas !

Mark Billingham - Bloodline
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PostSubject: Re: The 'What Are You Reading?' Thread   Wed 08 Sep 2010, 19:11

Marie Antoinette by Antonia Fraser

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PostSubject: Re: The 'What Are You Reading?' Thread   Sat 25 Sep 2010, 13:53

Scott Pilgrim - Book four
OH and Kate Atkinson - One good turn!

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PostSubject: Re: The 'What Are You Reading?' Thread   Sat 25 Sep 2010, 17:13

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PostSubject: Re: The 'What Are You Reading?' Thread   Wed 29 Dec 2010, 16:43

Patti Smith - Just Kids

An excellent memoir; great info about not just Patti Smith as she began her musical and artistic life, but also a wonderful snapshot of what it was like when the punk scene was born in New York. A very, very good read.
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PostSubject: Re: The 'What Are You Reading?' Thread   Wed 29 Dec 2010, 20:29

Sebastian Faulks - A Week in December. It's shaping up to be a superb book.

(By the way, I do like the sound of the Patti Smith book - I'll definitely order that from the library.)
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PostSubject: Re: The 'What Are You Reading?' Thread   Fri 31 Dec 2010, 14:42

Adrian mole - The Prostrate years

sadly Adrian's demise mirrors my own - we were both 13 and three quarters
about the same time... where did the last 26 years go ?
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PostSubject: Re: The 'What Are You Reading?' Thread   Wed 05 Jan 2011, 04:55

Just received the new Keith Richards memoir (Life) from my parents for Christmas. I have a funny feeling I'm gonna love this! Any book that includes "Chapter 7 - In which I discover open tuning, and also heroin" - well, you just KNOW that's gonna be a good read!
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PostSubject: Re: The 'What Are You Reading?' Thread   Wed 05 Jan 2011, 15:33

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PostSubject: Re: The 'What Are You Reading?' Thread   Thu 06 Jan 2011, 22:39

Beck - Think I'm In Love
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PostSubject: Re: The 'What Are You Reading?' Thread   Mon 10 Jan 2011, 12:42

The Interrogative Mood - Padgett Powell

Would you read a novel made up entirely of questions? Suppose you got to page 77 and still didn't know what the **** was happening? When will my friend start singing again? Should I try to finish it or pack it in? Given the choice, would you prefer to spend time listening to an album you didn't like or reading a book you couldn't understand? Is this making sense? what am I trying to say? Has anyone else read it? And why wouldn't you try? Do you know any better books?
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PostSubject: Re: The 'What Are You Reading?' Thread   Fri 28 Jan 2011, 13:52

Reading Christopher Brookmyre's 'All Fun And Games Until Someone Loses an Eye'.

Whoever managed to fit that on the cover is a fucking genius Razz
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PostSubject: Re: The 'What Are You Reading?' Thread   Tue 01 Feb 2011, 18:35

Graham Greene - The End of the Affair
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PostSubject: Re: The 'What Are You Reading?' Thread   Tue 08 Feb 2011, 20:51

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The Interrogative Mood - Padgett Powell

Would you read a novel made up entirely of questions? Suppose you got to page 77 and still didn't know what the **** was happening? When will my friend start singing again? Should I try to finish it or pack it in? Given the choice, would you prefer to spend time listening to an album you didn't like or reading a book you couldn't understand? Is this making sense? what am I trying to say? Has anyone else read it? And why wouldn't you try? Do you know any better books?

Did you think I would finish it? Do you know anyone who, given the following sequence of words, Glove-Rubber-Band-Horses-Courses-Menu-Lunch, would automatically think of the word "Sea"? Would it surprise you if I told you that, like the preceding word sequence it was thought provoking and enjoyably quirky? If it was an enjoyable and a worthwhile read but ultimately i didn't really get it how come it was one of my favourite books of the last 12 months?
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PostSubject: Re: The 'What Are You Reading?' Thread   Wed 04 May 2011, 09:46

One Hundred Years Of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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PostSubject: Re: The 'What Are You Reading?' Thread   Wed 04 May 2011, 18:04

A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
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PostSubject: Re: The 'What Are You Reading?' Thread   Wed 04 May 2011, 21:30

The Hobbit.
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PostSubject: Re: The 'What Are You Reading?' Thread   Thu 05 May 2011, 10:32

Just finished 'Delete This At Your Peril - The Bob Servant Emails' by Neil Forsyth. A review on Amazon sums it up nicely:

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This book detailing Neil Forsyth's alter-ego Bob 'Godzilla' Servant's hilarious exchanges with various internet spammers will not fail to amuse even the most discerning reader. Firstly, Forsyth's description of his creation's life and career in Broughty Ferry (near Dundee) are spot on and the fact that he was once one of the foremost cheeseburger vendors and window cleaners in the area (until the gypsies allegedly stole his ladders...) are very funny indeed. The author has a surreal and somewhat bizarre sense of humour which is perfectly pitched in the eight different chapters describing Bob's exchanges with various internet hoaxers. The ones which really stood out for me and made me laugh like an idiot on the train were when he wanted to be remunerated in lions instead of cash and the fictitious stories in the local paper detailing his related activities. Bob's 'business' suggestions are even more whacky than the spammers' and most of the exchanges end with a series of odd happenings which proclude Bob from wiring the money to his 'boss'.

Would heartily recommend if you want a giggle. The BBC radio show had me in stitches too.
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PostSubject: Re: The 'What Are You Reading?' Thread   Thu 05 May 2011, 13:53

I'll get that - the radio show was hysterical. Thanks Cozzer.
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PostSubject: Re: The 'What Are You Reading?' Thread   Sat 11 Jun 2011, 02:10

James Joyce - Ulysses

Still...
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PostSubject: Re: The 'What Are You Reading?' Thread   Sat 11 Jun 2011, 07:00

Ted wrote:
James Joyce - Ulysses

Still...

Ha ha - good luck!
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PostSubject: Re: The 'What Are You Reading?' Thread   Mon 18 Jul 2011, 21:08

Finished the Millenium Series recently ( Girl with/who etc... ) gripping stuff highly recommended. Shame Larrson past away after finishing them.

Currently on William Boyds " Any Human Heart" which is also very good.
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PostSubject: Re: The 'What Are You Reading?' Thread   Wed 20 Jul 2011, 16:59

Mark Billinghams latest Thorne book - From The Dead
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