General Discussion: what are you reading?


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dboy
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758 posts since 9/8/04

21 Sep 2005 16:38
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?

2nd biggest landlord in the country apparently

Reading Ian Rankin - Bloodhunt
Bromley
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2555 posts since 9/5/02

21 Sep 2005 19:44
that´s the one, have also read diary i think by palahniuk, some good art references and stuff in there, was a bit of a holiday read.

recently read everything is illuminated by jonathan safron foer too which was excellent, need to get more of his stuff when i´m home. think it´s gonna be a film soon too
guffer
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8474 posts since 28/5/04

22 Sep 2005 12:02
dance dance dance - murakami
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4996 posts since 4/9/03

22 Sep 2005 13:59
guffer wrote: dance dance dance - murakami

You read Wild Sheep Chase yet?
guffer
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8474 posts since 28/5/04

22 Sep 2005 15:00
yeah, i really liked it Smiling
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4996 posts since 4/9/03

22 Sep 2005 15:04
Yeah it was a little wierd but i liked it. DDD is excellent so far though. Should finish it this week.
R
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12994 posts since 17/5/03

22 Sep 2005 15:04
dboy 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?

2nd biggest landlord in the country apparently

Reading Ian Rankin - Bloodhunt

that has to be wrong.
guffer
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8474 posts since 28/5/04

13 Oct 2005 15:48
finished:

dance dance dance - murakami - amazing
hey nostrodamus - douglas coupland - ok, last story was the best
choke - palahniuk - pretty good, better than survivor or invisible monsters imo

now reading:

norwegian wood - murakami
xXFaithXx
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6678 posts since 27/5/04

13 Oct 2005 15:50
I was reading the Red Dwarf books.

Now I have decided to re-read my a-level text Wuthering Heights….
Uncle bulgaria
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1476 posts since 3/7/05

13 Oct 2005 16:03
Hello all, just finished a re-read of Zena And The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirzig. It's a philosohical story about a guys trip through madness and the destruction it brings to his life and family, then his recovery with their help.

Some fascinating stuff and deep meaningful bits.

For example, without using comparisons, how would you define the meaning of "quality". No cheating by looking it up - try and see if you can do it.

I'm also working through the back issues I have of Headpress magazine, a counter culture mag that covers the seamy underside of society. Nasty, nasty stuff, weird stuff, sexy stuff and stuff that makes me wonder how people ever got into their particular fetish.

thanks

Iain
nick
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19733 posts since 2/5/03

13 Oct 2005 16:07
I'm reading 1984 at the moment, it's a lot better than i thoguht it would be.
berk_old_account
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2000 posts since 18/8/04

13 Oct 2005 16:11
trainspotting free with esquire magazine Sticking out tongue

its doing my nut trying to read scottish…fucking mongrels
kinstar
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6121 posts since 13/9/02

13 Oct 2005 16:19
Fowler - My Autobiography

Thommo - "let's lay our medals on the table"
YTS - "No, let's lay our toes on the table"
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4996 posts since 4/9/03

13 Oct 2005 16:31
Agree with Guffer on the 3 he's read.

I am reading…

Michel Houellebecq - Atomised
SamG
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1693 posts since 30/11/04

13 Oct 2005 17:13
Malcolm X (Alex Haley) - Autobiography
NumBerS
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3335 posts since 5/3/04

13 Oct 2005 17:19
Just finished HP & The Half Blood Prince (again Oops )
media__whore
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7513 posts since 16/6/03

13 Oct 2005 17:19
I am reading this weeks Private Eye, before I start on The Game
J'Adore
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1815 posts since 27/2/05

13 Oct 2005 17:31
I'm reading valley of fear (sherlock holmes) for my crime fiction module… aannndd margaret atwood - cats eye which is quite good.
media__whore
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7513 posts since 16/6/03

13 Oct 2005 17:32
J'Adore wrote: I'm reading valley of fear (sherlock holmes) for my crime fiction module… aannndd margaret atwood - cats eye which is quite good.

I gave up reading for pleasure at uni due to the massive amounts of Satre, Fouclout, Boudrilard etc etc etc I had to wade through, kind of took the enjoyment out of it
J'Adore
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1815 posts since 27/2/05

13 Oct 2005 17:37
Yeah both of those books are for my course…

I'm doing a crime fiction one, and contemporary fiction which is mostly newer stuff so its alright.

DH Lawrence and Shakespeare is where it gets boring Laughing out loud