General Discussion: what are you reading?


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leemc77
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2544 posts since 24/10/06

14 Apr 2012 22:39
Read a proof copy recently of Skagboys, the new Irvine Welsh book. Worth a read if you are into his other stuff.
hate
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1571 posts since 4/1/12

14 Apr 2012 23:54
barrence
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407 posts since 21/10/09

15 Apr 2012 18:32
res, wilsden, eswin, thanks, all good suggestions!
joeyjojo
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3914 posts since 24/8/06

19 Apr 2012 22:56
Errrrm so I'm so far behind but Norwegian Wood is beyond amazeballs
DY
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9618 posts since 9/6/11

19 Apr 2012 22:59
gawkrodger
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7485 posts since 4/11/08

19 Apr 2012 23:06
This week finished


One of the best, and potentially most important books, of the century so far

also


and

MerciBeau
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4324 posts since 7/7/06

19 Apr 2012 23:21
harris wrote:
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

Greatest book I've read, incredible, half-way through Infinite Jest at the minute which is nearly as good…
breck
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939 posts since 5/3/09

20 Apr 2012 10:52
Reading this atm

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Shock-Doctrine-Disaster-Capitalism/dp/0141024534/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid;=1334915502&sr;=8-1

The world we live in is fucked up.
BOOKSTORECORE
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7634 posts since 8/8/06

20 Apr 2012 10:55
MerciBeau wrote:
harris wrote:
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

Greatest book I've read, incredible, half-way through Infinite Jest at the minute which is nearly as good…

It gets better, surpasses Pynchon imo.
trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

20 Apr 2012 10:58

Bit of a slow burner at the mo, but I love his stuff and his writing style.
joeyjojo
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3914 posts since 24/8/06

20 Apr 2012 11:44
which Murakami after Norwegian Wood??
EDW
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2581 posts since 23/2/10

30 May 2012 10:33
Any recommendations for summer reads?
trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

30 May 2012 10:56
joeyjojo wrote: which Murakami after Norwegian Wood??

To be fair, NW is not hugely representative of his style. He's more surreal / post-modern usually. I'd either go for the short stories collection (Blind Willow/Sleeping Women) or Hard Boiled Wonderland
BOOKSTORECORE
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7634 posts since 8/8/06

30 May 2012 11:19
Just finished j-Pod by Coupland, he really irritates me as a writer but I always go back and read his older work. Especially in this book, his inability to be subtle becomes so fucking boring.
gonzoking
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769 posts since 13/3/11

10 Jun 2012 17:21
EDW wrote: Any recommendations for summer reads?


David Simon, Homicide a year on the killing streets. Best book I've ever read on holiday, he got to closely follow a homicide unit in Baltimore for a year or so and the guy is such a talented writer, a masterpiece.

If you prefer fiction, Don Winslow, the power of the dog, incredible thriller about the warring mexican drug cartels, the only better thriller I've read is Mario Puzos the godfather.
inversesquare
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6663 posts since 7/6/08

10 Jun 2012 18:41
I'm putting in a big Amazon order for the Summer- any more recomendations guys? I'm after modern classics and good books that were made into films.
Burt
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5405 posts since 3/1/10

10 Jun 2012 18:49
Just finished reading the Robert Enke (German goalkeeper, committed suicide due to depression) book 'a life too short' which was a great read.
swiftus
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733 posts since 1/7/09

10 Jun 2012 19:00
Burt wrote: Just finished reading the Robert Enke (German goalkeeper, committed suicide due to depression) book 'a life too short' which was a great read.

Thanks for this, might be my summer read. Also want to read Trescothick's book too (about depression)
jimmoleum
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1304 posts since 15/5/12

10 Jun 2012 20:29
My wicked, wicked ways by Errol Flynn. Probably the coolest guy ever.
jimmoleum
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1304 posts since 15/5/12

10 Jun 2012 20:38
Have to put my dead mates dads autobiography in here as well: A proper story by Yohan Mullen. Try and get him some sales.