General Discussion: what are you reading?


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kinstar
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6121 posts since 13/9/02

7 Sep 2005 14:41
mr.white wrote:
MoB wrote: Crime & Punishment - Fyodor Dostoevsky : Read it about 4 times now. Best book ive ever read.

Couldn't get into that intellectual shit. May have to give it another go.

what do you mean intellectual?
MoB
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36611 posts since 31/8/04

7 Sep 2005 14:42
media__whore wrote:
mr.white wrote:
MoB wrote: Crime & Punishment - Fyodor Dostoevsky : Read it about 4 times now. Best book ive ever read.

Couldn't get into that intellectual shit. May have to give it another go.

he's lying…I can't even fcuking read

It was really hard the first time. Took me a god few months cos i kept putting the fucker down. Deffo give it another go Cool

As for you sim.
kinstar
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6121 posts since 13/9/02

7 Sep 2005 14:48
MoB wrote:
media__whore wrote:
mr.white wrote:
MoB wrote: Crime & Punishment - Fyodor Dostoevsky : Read it about 4 times now. Best book ive ever read.

Couldn't get into that intellectual shit. May have to give it another go.

he's lying…I can't even fcuking read

It was really hard the first time. Took me a god few months cos i kept putting the fucker down. Deffo give it another go Cool

As for you sim.

don't force yourself.
guffer
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8474 posts since 28/5/04

7 Sep 2005 15:33
Esc. wrote: Fav Authors:

Haruki Murakami

ive never read any murakami. can you reccommend me one to start with?
Esc.
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4996 posts since 4/9/03

7 Sep 2005 16:24
guffer wrote:
Esc. wrote: Paul Auster - The New York Trilogy

i read that about a month ago. pretty good. i thought the last story was the best…

They were all good in there own way, but the last was really good. I think its a book that you need to read a few times to get the most out of it though.
guffer
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8474 posts since 28/5/04

7 Sep 2005 16:26
guffer wrote:
Esc. wrote: Fav Authors:

Haruki Murakami

ive never read any murakami. can you reccommend me one to start with?

just ordered a wild sheep chase & dance, dance, dance Smiling
Shell_Suits_Strike_Back
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586 posts since 2/12/02

7 Sep 2005 16:29
kinst@r wrote:
Shell_Suits_Strike_Back wrote: Fowler - The Autobiography

Great read.

does it tell you how he bought up loadsa houses and is making a killing?

Indeed.

The richest sportsman living in Britain, his estimated fortune of £28 million accumulated from football and his ownership of close to 100 properties. He has also pursued an interest in horse racing, forming the Macca & Growler Partnership with McManaman and owning a string of horses, of whom the best-known and last survivor is Seebald.
Esc.
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4996 posts since 4/9/03

7 Sep 2005 16:30
guffer wrote:
Esc. wrote: Fav Authors:

Haruki Murakami

ive never read any murakami. can you reccommend me one to start with?

I started with A Wild Sheep Chase and i'm now reading the book that follows it (Dance Dance Dance). I only picked that one as i knew it had a sequel.

Norwegian Wood is meant to be excellent though if you only fancy a one off read.
Esc.
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4996 posts since 4/9/03

7 Sep 2005 16:31
Laughing out loud I took too long to post!
kinstar
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6121 posts since 13/9/02

7 Sep 2005 16:35
Shell_Suits_Strike_Back wrote:
kinst@r wrote:
Shell_Suits_Strike_Back wrote: Fowler - The Autobiography

Great read.

does it tell you how he bought up loadsa houses and is making a killing?

Indeed.

The richest sportsman living in Britain, his estimated fortune of £28 million accumulated from football and his ownership of close to 100 properties. He has also pursued an interest in horse racing, forming the Macca & Growler Partnership with McManaman and owning a string of horses, of whom the best-known and last survivor is Seebald.

… gonna have to buy that…
guffer
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8474 posts since 28/5/04

7 Sep 2005 16:37
Esc. wrote:
guffer wrote:
Esc. wrote: Fav Authors:

Haruki Murakami

ive never read any murakami. can you reccommend me one to start with?

I started with A Wild Sheep Chase and i'm now reading the book that follows it (Dance Dance Dance). I only picked that one as i knew it had a sequel.

Norwegian Wood is meant to be excellent though if you only fancy a one off read.

norwegian wood and kafka on the shore both look good too (i will wait for the paperback of this though)…
guffer
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8474 posts since 28/5/04

12 Sep 2005 12:29
i finished lunar park yesterday. its pretty weird, but well worth reading..

going to start wild sheep chase by murakami today…
FUNKY.IN.HULL
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3861 posts since 2/6/03

12 Sep 2005 12:33
ive read a couple of dan browns da vinci code was very good cant wait for the movie. but i would recomend angels and demons by dan brown it is in my oppinion far better also cant wait for his next robert langdon novel.
and im awaiting the piss taking but i think martina col is a very good writer.
chuck p tends to go a bit far and not really get out the point which i find annoying. Evil
Ronald
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1385 posts since 9/5/04

12 Sep 2005 12:48
FUNKY.IN.HULL wrote: ive read a couple of dan browns da vinci code was very good cant wait for the movie. but i would recomend angels and demons by dan brown it is in my oppinion far better also cant wait for his next robert langdon novel.
and im awaiting the piss taking but i think martina col is a very good writer.
chuck p tends to go a bit far and not really get out the point which i find annoying. Evil

I saw your name in this thread and thought - TV Times.
media__whore
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7513 posts since 16/6/03

12 Sep 2005 12:53
currently reading 'De Niro - Biography'
J'Adore
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1815 posts since 27/2/05

12 Sep 2005 13:24
I just finished 'The Pact' by Jodi Picolt

Verrrry good book

And now I'm reading some rubbish book for my course which is quite boring so i won't even reccommend it Laughing out loud
FUNKY.IN.HULL
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3861 posts since 2/6/03

12 Sep 2005 14:03
Ronald wrote:
FUNKY.IN.HULL wrote: ive read a couple of dan browns da vinci code was very good cant wait for the movie. but i would recomend angels and demons by dan brown it is in my oppinion far better also cant wait for his next robert langdon novel.
and im awaiting the piss taking but i think martina col is a very good writer.
chuck p tends to go a bit far and not really get out the point which i find annoying. Evil

I saw your name in this thread and thought - TV Times.

i saw your name in this thread and thought fuck i forgot i better untie your mum. Laughing out loud
Oasisunit
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5169 posts since 8/5/03

12 Sep 2005 19:46
nick hornby "about a boy"

saw the movie but the book is 10 times better, its FUCKING awesome.
are hornby's other books any good??
Esc.
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4996 posts since 4/9/03

13 Sep 2005 17:04
Oasisunit wrote: nick hornby "about a boy"

saw the movie but the book is 10 times better, its FUCKING awesome.
are hornby's other books any good??

Its always the way…….though having read fight club recently i think the film has been made superbly.
Larry
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1980 posts since 9/9/03

13 Sep 2005 18:26
Reading the book after watching the film Roll Eyes Laughing out loud
Me, reading Michel Houellebecq's atomised or elementry particles as its known in the states.
This is from amazon Cool Cool Cool

Bruno and Michel are half-brothers, born to a hippie mother who believed in following her bliss. As boys they live in ignorance of each other–at one point attending the same school without knowing of their blood connection. As grown men they're not truly close, but they occasionally phone each other late at night. Bruno's a hopeless sexual obsessive, often drunk or on his way there, and Michel's a molecular biologist, distant and inaccessible.
Michel Houellebecq's The Elementary Particles follows these brothers through the latter half of the 20th century. Bruno and Michel are buffeted by history, vessels of disappointment and desire rocked by the ocean of time. Shuttled away to a boarding school where he's sexually abused by other boys, Bruno grows up full of twisted sexual longings and a contempt for aging women so palpable that at times it's stomach-churning. At a commune in the country, Bruno takes stock:

"The women were intolerable at breakfast, but by cocktail hour the mystical tarts were hopelessly vying with younger women once again. Death is the great leveler. On Wednesday afternoon he met Catherine, a fifty-year-old who had been a feminist of the old school. She was tanned, with dark curly hair; she must have been very attractive when she was twenty. Her breasts were still in good shape, he thought when he saw her by the pool, but she had a fat ass. "

Michel doesn't hate women; he doesn't even notice them. Instead of leering at bodies by the pool, he stares at particles in microscopes. He wins prizes for his experiments, but never experiences the rush of life. For both men, the damage has been done by history, by mother, before the story begins. What interests Houellebecq are the permutations and recapitulations of damage–the way the particles of the self can never be completely reconstituted. –Emily White–