General Discussion: what are you reading?

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Serbia avatar

4932 posts since 22/3/06

2 Jan 2012 18:32
done audio book Ipartridge, cracked me up, and doing frankie boyle's audio book now
bruk avatar

3731 posts since 2/11/06

2 Jan 2012 20:06

Bonkers graphic novel adaptation of Pinocchio by one of the artists who did Persepolis
Its pretty fucking bleak darkly comic stuff… absolutely awesome!
FrIEND avatar

13667 posts since 27/11/03

2 Jan 2012 20:12
Will be reading that next if I can get it for the iPad Cool
bruk avatar

3731 posts since 2/11/06

2 Jan 2012 21:44
let me know what you think… theres some pretty warped little story arcs up in there!
sydneyking avatar

4991 posts since 26/9/09

3 Jan 2012 09:53
Serbia avatar

4932 posts since 22/3/06

13 Jan 2012 18:52
just finished christopher hitchens's memoirs on audio book, whatever you think of him, guy has lived and seen some shit 1st hand
nick2 avatar

7231 posts since 18/2/09

13 Jan 2012 20:21

pretty much what you'd expect.
gawkrodger avatar

7634 posts since 4/11/08

13 Jan 2012 23:25
swiftus avatar

1423 posts since 1/7/09

24 Jan 2012 10:36
This was a quick read, quite enjoyed it, worth reading if you have limited time

TCB avatar

4750 posts since 5/7/11

14 Apr 2012 09:37
Needs to be taken with a pinch of salt but this was a good read.

d_low avatar

816 posts since 20/8/10

14 Apr 2012 11:31
harris avatar

269 posts since 29/1/08

14 Apr 2012 12:02
james_fox wrote:
breckroadlover wrote: gravitys rainbow

mind blowing Cool

yep, hard work though

it seriously is, can't follow it but I'm not that far in :-S Oops
Serbia avatar

4932 posts since 22/3/06

14 Apr 2012 13:06
just finished david eaglman - incognito

barrence avatar

407 posts since 21/10/09

14 Apr 2012 18:43
Never managed to even get 1/2 way thru Gravity's Rainbow, despite numerous attempts. Always like a bit of literature with scientific/mathematical elements though. Always thought Martin Amis was good at this actually (especially London Fields, actually I think this might be my #1 fave). Also Flatland, about a 2 dimensional universe.

Been bossing through multiple books recently on the Kindle, especially Joseph Conrad (cos all his stuff's free). Liking the nautical ones the most: Mirror of the Sea, Nigga of the Narcissus, Typhoon. Any more free kindle recommendations (Rez)??

Also liking JG Ballard, read Concrete Island a while back (Robinson Crusoe with a bloke stuck on a traffic island), more recently read the Drowned World, nice spaced out dystopian vibe but spoiled I thought by an action-adventure story inserted incongruously half way thru. Fear Index by Robert Harris, thriller about a black box hedge fund, pretty silly plot but characterisations worryingly true to life. More recently been reading CP Snow, first the Masters about some dons electing the master of a college, very engaging. Now reading Corridors of Power by the same bloke, hoping for more of the same.

ODB avatar

3572 posts since 21/6/06

14 Apr 2012 19:03
half way into this, good read!
willesdengreen avatar

643 posts since 10/6/10

14 Apr 2012 19:16
@barrence If you want free stuff for kindle read some H Rider Haggard novels. King Solomon's Mines is the first in the Allan Quatermain series and She the first in the Ayesha series. They're really fun if you can look past the racism (which u managed to do with conrad so should be fine) - classic adventure novels w/ great characters.

been reading a lot of Frank O Hara poetry recently, great stuff (Meditations in an Emergency is a good selection - some of it u might recognise from mad men)
sj99 avatar

2151 posts since 26/11/10

14 Apr 2012 21:58
sydneyking avatar

4991 posts since 26/9/09

14 Apr 2012 21:59

Would highly recommend though it is rather bleak, i'm actually re reading the BFG at the moment Eye-wink
Rez avatar

8608 posts since 5/4/09

14 Apr 2012 22:04
Get on some Melville short stories Barrence, think you'd like them.
Eswin avatar

204 posts since 1/8/10

14 Apr 2012 22:31
barrence, read atrocity exhibition if you like ballard, it's his best work