General Discussion: what are you reading?


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Sergeevich
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387 posts since 10/2/04

14 Sep 2005 13:35
guffer wrote:
Esc. wrote: Fav Authors:

Haruki Murakami

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

It is the longest one but I very strongly recommend The Wind-up Bird Chronicle, which is one of the best books I've ever read. Really fucks with your head.

At the moment, reading:
The Ancestor's Tale- Richard Dawkins
Genes, People and Languages- Luigi Cavalli-Sforza
The Conscious Mind- David Chalmers (about dualism in the philosophy of mind)
guffer
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8474 posts since 28/5/04

20 Sep 2005 09:55
invisible monsters - chuck palahniuk
media__whore
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7513 posts since 16/6/03

20 Sep 2005 09:58
This weeks Private Eye
nick
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19733 posts since 2/5/03

20 Sep 2005 10:05
Clive Barkers Galillee.
Very good story, lots of sex and violence, practically a one handed read at some points.

I have a feeling the book will run-out before the story finishes though.
kid unknown
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5393 posts since 8/12/01

20 Sep 2005 10:49
It is old now but i liked A Secret History by Donna Tart.

Tried reading The Little Friend but gave up after about 300 pages (didn't have the stomach for the next 600 or so pages)
guffer
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8474 posts since 28/5/04

20 Sep 2005 10:51
kid unknown wrote: It is old now but i liked A Secret History by Donna Tart.

Tried reading The Little Friend but gave up after about 300 pages (didn't have the stomach for the next 600 or so pages)

yeah, i did the same when it first came out…
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

20 Sep 2005 10:53
at the moment im getting my teeth into

6 WITCHCRAFT WITCH CRAFT SPELL PAGAN OCCULT WICCA BOOKS

only 99p but bloody enthralling. Laughing out loud Laughing out loud
Prot0
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1773 posts since 15/6/04

20 Sep 2005 10:58
I'm reading Perfume by Patrick Suskind
guffer
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8474 posts since 28/5/04

20 Sep 2005 11:06
Noble Locks. wrote: at the moment im getting my teeth into

6 WITCHCRAFT WITCH CRAFT SPELL PAGAN OCCULT WICCA BOOKS

only 99p but bloody enthralling. Laughing out loud Laughing out loud

Laughing out loud Laughing out loud
Homer
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23926 posts since 8/5/03

20 Sep 2005 11:16
guffer wrote:
Noble Locks. wrote: at the moment im getting my teeth into

6 WITCHCRAFT WITCH CRAFT SPELL PAGAN OCCULT WICCA BOOKS

only 99p but bloody enthralling. Laughing out loud Laughing out loud

Laughing out loud Laughing out loud

Laughing out loud Laughing out loud
Esc.
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4996 posts since 4/9/03

20 Sep 2005 12:36
guffer wrote: invisible monsters - chuck palahniuk

Have you read 'Choke' ?

Its pretty good.
guffer
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8474 posts since 28/5/04

20 Sep 2005 12:41
nah, the only other book ive read by him was survivor…
media__whore
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7513 posts since 16/6/03

20 Sep 2005 12:44
guffer wrote: nah, the only other book ive read by him was survivor…

what did you think of that? I wasn't impressed
harker2002
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1210 posts since 8/12/02

20 Sep 2005 20:10
just finished:

a million little pieces- james frey, highly recommended non-fiction insight into the struggle of the author going though rehab

arnold the unauthorised biography: interesting read chronicling his early years and rise to stardom

currently reading: no logo: naomi klein, about superbrands and corporations, sweatshops, etc
Bromley
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2555 posts since 9/5/02

20 Sep 2005 21:27
what´stheshortstory set by palahniuk that came out recently? read one of them in the observer lasdt year, somekid getting his colon sucked insideout by a swimmingpool vent?

i like murakami too, but am surei´m always missing any point he´s trying to deliver, kafka on the shore was enjoyable either way, reallylike his writing style and free thinking

just finished AS byatt´s possession for eng lit next year,reallygood, enjoyed much more than i thought
Ineff
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9844 posts since 7/4/04

20 Sep 2005 21:29
Esc. wrote:
guffer wrote: invisible monsters - chuck palahniuk

Have you read 'Choke' ?

Its pretty good.

yea, Choke is good too…
Scooby
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54 posts since 20/9/05

20 Sep 2005 21:44
Bromley wrote: what´stheshortstory set by palahniuk that came out recently? read one of them in the observer lasdt year, somekid getting his colon sucked insideout by a swimmingpool vent?

Your thinking of the short story "Guts" within Chucks latest book Haunted.
This was supposed to have made people actually sick during a public reading in the US.
Scooby
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54 posts since 20/9/05

20 Sep 2005 21:47
Seems a few people are reading Chuck Palahnuik's books at the mo.

So far i've read Haunted, Survivor and Choke. (2nd two rate better i'd say)

Currently on invisible monsters although can't get into it. . .
guffer
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8474 posts since 28/5/04

20 Sep 2005 21:49
i finished invisible monsters today, its not bad, but i preferred survivor…
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20 Sep 2005 22:06
Ineff wrote:
Esc. wrote:
guffer wrote: invisible monsters - chuck palahniuk

Have you read 'Choke' ?

Its pretty good.

yea, Choke is good too…

Choke is fab. Fight Club is pretty good too. His currrent one, Haunted, is a bunch of short stories including Guts, which apparently made people faint and puke in the ailes when he did a university tour. Great stuff.

Pretty hit and miss, tho.