General Discussion: what are you reading?


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m15try
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1218 posts since 18/8/09

5 Apr 2011 20:22
Also planning on reading some classics, just finished nineteen eighty four, thought it was rightly a classic.
Currently working through Love in the time of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez, great read so far. Trail of David, 100 years of solitude also worth a read then?
trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

5 Apr 2011 20:27
Yeah its an absolute classic. If you're enjoying Love, there's no chance you wont like 100 years
Lyall
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1857 posts since 1/6/10

6 Apr 2011 13:48
Does anyone know of a good book to get into the basics of Psychology? Just want to give it a while as I think it'll interest me a bit.
BOOKSTORECORE
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7634 posts since 8/8/06

6 Apr 2011 16:00
Ordering David Foster Wallace's last book, The Pale King, later on. Never thought I'd be looking forward to a book on boredom and the IRS as much as this…
Trystero
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1619 posts since 1/8/07

6 Apr 2011 19:15
EDW wrote: Trying to read up on the "classics" anyone recommend a good read?
Ten of my favourite ‘classics’ (mainly modernist and postmodern stuff). I hate Bret Easton Ellis though so YMMV

Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary (1856)
James Joyce, Ulysses (1922)
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby (1925)
Virginia Woolf, To The Lighthouse (1927)
Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita (1955)
Truman Capote, In Cold Blood (1966)
Salman Rushdie, Midnight’s Children (1981)
David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest (1996)
Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves (2000)
Lionel Shriver, We Need to Talk About Kevin (2003)


BOOKSTORECORE wrote: Ordering David Foster Wallace's last book, The Pale King, later on. Never thought I'd be looking forward to a book on boredom and the IRS as much as this…

I’m also planning on getting this at some stage. Strange that it seems to be shipping from Amazon already, even though the official release date isn’t for about another week.

Dasein
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1428 posts since 1/11/09

6 Apr 2011 19:26
In Cold Blood is awesome. I haven't read the book but I've seen the film!
Trystero
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1619 posts since 1/8/07

6 Apr 2011 19:52
the book is better than the film (as is so often the case)
BOOKSTORECORE
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7634 posts since 8/8/06

6 Apr 2011 20:17
Trystero wrote: I’m also planning on getting this at some stage. Strange that it seems to be shipping from Amazon already, even though the official release date isn’t for about another week.

Yeah, I know, I usually wait for the paperbacks but I'll probably get the hardback this time. Not sure whether I'd actually get it before release or they'd wait till the 15th ship it though. It was put up on Amazon earlier today so I may as well just order it now, if it comes, it comes.

P.s. awesome post count, never post again.
Razorlight123
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4451 posts since 13/1/10

6 Apr 2011 20:29
The Kite runner. Just started to be honest heard some good reviews of it.
JustinCredible
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2491 posts since 11/6/08

6 Apr 2011 20:29
Finished Crime & Punishment today & finished Imperial Bedrooms last night which was a bit shit

Brothers Karamazov next
trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

6 Apr 2011 22:18
EDW wrote: Just finished reading american psycho, proper messed up! Trying to read up on the "classics" anyone recommend a good read? what about any other of Bred Easton Ellis's books?

Gabriel Garcia Marquez - 100 years of solitude
Don Delilo - White noise
Salman Rushdie - Midnight's Children
Michael Ondatje - The English Patient

some of my faves
timmbo
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3410 posts since 9/2/10

8 Jun 2011 13:10
can anyone recommend a good book about marketing? my friend has just been offered a graduate job in it, and i'd like to get him something equivalent to a paul arden book, but for marketing. does such a thing exist?
mr.white
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17101 posts since 10/7/04

8 Jun 2011 16:54
any specific part of marketing?
this is a big one anyway.. but more advertising
http://www.amazon.com/Scientific-Advertising-Claude-C-Hopkins/dp/1434102467
MerciBeau
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4324 posts since 7/7/06

8 Jun 2011 20:18
anyone who loves thomas pynchon able to recommend something similar?
BOOKSTORECORE
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7634 posts since 8/8/06

8 Jun 2011 21:32
David Foster Wallace, anything by him but Infinite Jest is his magnum opus. That or his newer one, The Pale King (I'm yet to read it).
MerciBeau
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4324 posts since 7/7/06

8 Jun 2011 21:41
will kindle that - taa
gawkrodger
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7499 posts since 4/11/08

8 Jun 2011 23:08
as usual, I never read one book at a time.

Currently

Harry Cleaver - Reading Capital Politically
Wu Ming presents Thomas Muntzer - Sermon to the Princes
Hemmingway - For Whom the Bell Tolls



Went to the Hay Festival for the first time this weekend. Excellent, will definetly be going again next year
Serbia
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4932 posts since 22/3/06

8 Jun 2011 23:14
Brian Greene, The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos
EVERS
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8580 posts since 2/7/06

10 Jul 2011 22:40
anyone get the final copy of the NOTW?

could not find one anywhere.
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

10 Jul 2011 22:49
yep. was loads in every shop i went into today as well. they published een more than usual i reckon. Puzzled

when i brought the mail as well, the geezer handed me two flyers with money off the sunday mail for the next 3 months, and there was one inside as well. they trying hard for those 7 million people without a sunday paper now.