General Discussion: what are you reading?


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trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

26 Jul 2012 09:17
thelann wrote: just finished 1q84, was a good read but did go on a bit.

Agreed. You read book 3?
thelann
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477 posts since 13/1/08

31 Jul 2012 21:52
yeah read the 3 of them, was nice to read a few shorter books afterwards on holiday

ready player one - need to be a bit geeky/into 80's pop culture but really enjoyed it.

the devotion of suspect x - nice twists and turns, awesome crime thriller with a really clever ending.

Gonna really quickly read The Farseer Trilogy 1 - The Assassin's Apprentice now as a mate who knows I like game of thrones (and subsequent) keeps badgering me to read it.

Then gonna delve into another murakami, undecided between Norweigan Wood/Kafka on the Shore…
figurine
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5765 posts since 14/5/07

31 Jul 2012 22:04
I'd read Norwegian Wood then Kafka, especially if you've just finished 1Q84. Found that Kafka and 1Q84 were kinda similar.
Prot0
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1773 posts since 15/6/04

31 Jul 2012 22:17
Busy reading Game of Thrones book 1. Epic.
Heath
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2491 posts since 26/7/06

31 Jul 2012 22:30
Norwegian Wood is shit. If it was by any other author, no-one would recommend it.
thelann
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477 posts since 13/1/08

31 Jul 2012 22:43
well i guess i'll decide that when i read it… as far as I can gather it was the first novel to really generate the murakami hype so it can't be playing on his name too much surely?
krisricey
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1931 posts since 24/3/12

31 Jul 2012 23:25
Just read 'The Skin Gods' - love that crime thriller shit.
Dasein
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1428 posts since 1/11/09

31 Jul 2012 23:31
me talk pretty one day - funny as fuck

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Me_Talk_Pretty_One_Day
joeyjojo
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4020 posts since 24/8/06

1 Aug 2012 07:46
Heath wrote: Norwegian Wood is shit. If it was by any other author, no-one would recommend it.

Laughing out loud

first person ive ever ever heard to come out with such rubbish

joeyjojo
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4020 posts since 24/8/06

1 Aug 2012 07:47
finished The Great Gatsby and A farewell to arms last week.. both beyond amazeballs
Heath
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2491 posts since 26/7/06

2 Aug 2012 12:47
joeyjojo wrote:
Heath wrote: Norwegian Wood is shit. If it was by any other author, no-one would recommend it.

Laughing out loud

first person ive ever ever heard to come out with such rubbish

I like most of his other stuff, yet Norwegian Wood feels stale and tedious in comparison.
Razorlight123
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4485 posts since 13/1/10

2 Aug 2012 15:24
Started resding Maxwell matlz - psycho cybernetics

Was reccomended to read By some Eastern European guy I talked to at uni was proper enthusiastic about it; The Game - Neil Strauss. Was a kinda Interesting read.
boogie
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186 posts since 11/4/10

8 Aug 2012 12:53
Just finished Clockers by Richard Price, one of the writers from The Wire. Admittedly haven't read too many works of fiction recently but love the guy's writing style, so easy to just get absorbed into the book for hours at a time. Has all the same great things about The Wire: gripping storylines, balanced characters to empathise with and the dialogue is brilliant. Definitely recommend, 100x better than the Spike Lee film.
Bennelli
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3461 posts since 25/5/11

8 Aug 2012 19:50
Anyone know of any decent books on small businesses/design/branding?

Dee
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11223 posts since 22/11/07

14 Sep 2012 22:57
thought it was cool when in Mostar this year to see some of the remnants of the war then seen a video whilst in the city of how the bridge was destroyed and some accounts which were pretty shocking, so I rooted out some books to read.

just finished a great read about the residents of one street in Sarajevo during the war.


http://www.thebookpeople.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/qs_product_tbp?storeId=10001&catalogId;=10051&langId;=100&productId;=280220

hoping to find a great picture book that I had a look at and regret not buying whilst in Mostar but also this one too which looks even better. check out the video on the link.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1093199707/the-bosnia-book-project-bosnia-1992-95

defo going back in 2013. I've heard Sarajevo is a fantastic city to visit.


https://vimeo.com/help/faq/embedding –> Bosnia 1992-1995 from Midhat Mujkic on Vimeo.
Commander_Venus
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8620 posts since 16/7/06

14 Sep 2012 23:24
Heath wrote:
joeyjojo wrote:
Heath wrote: Norwegian Wood is shit. If it was by any other author, no-one would recommend it.

Laughing out loud

first person ive ever ever heard to come out with such rubbish

I like most of his other stuff, yet Norwegian Wood feels stale and tedious in comparison.

I dont like Norwegian Wood either, in fact i couldnt even finish it. I do like 'Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World', 'After Dark' and 'South of the Border, West of the Sun' though
elvrum
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620 posts since 18/7/12

15 Sep 2012 00:25
been reading a lot of paul celan lately. i've been trying to get into ursula le guin because i've heard her books are great but the sci-fi element (even if it's just a pretext for some existential analysis of what it means to 'be' etc) bugs me. just finished fante's ask the dust which is one of the best books i've read in a while. lots of streams of consciousness and self loathing. short and sweet. recommended.
mr.white
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17101 posts since 10/7/04

15 Sep 2012 06:43
canhoto wrote: Anyone know of any decent books on small businesses/design/branding?

i can get a lot of the popular ones for the kindle if you mention anything

2 entrepreneur style books i really recommend.. 4 hour work week and millionaire fastlane
trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

15 Sep 2012 09:09
Dee wrote: thought it was cool when in Mostar this year

How long were you there for? Was it just part of a bigger trip? You get in via Croatia?
Dee
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11223 posts since 22/11/07

15 Sep 2012 10:14
just 2 days - spent the rest along the dalmation coast/hvar/brac etc