General Discussion: what are you reading?


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gawkrodger
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7495 posts since 4/11/08

4 Nov 2013 22:20


Seventyfour
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8751 posts since 6/10/05

4 Nov 2013 22:43
Any one ever listened to an audio book? It really doesn't get more nan kid but someone recommended them to me recently and made a pretty good argument for them so thought I might give one a try, can you just get them off iTunes?
despradgoneonejkn
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115 posts since 2/8/13

4 Nov 2013 23:08
yh that's something I've thought about, listening to a novel as a track on the ipod. lol has anyone done this? …bopping down the road to Finnegan's wake like

menace
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1047 posts since 3/5/12

5 Nov 2013 00:38
trailofdavid wrote: Finished Kafka on the Shore the other day. Read a lot of Murakami and this was the first that I didn't enjoy.
weirdest book I've ever read
carlos
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940 posts since 20/1/08

5 Nov 2013 09:33
A Street Cat Named Bob
The World According to Bob.

Good easy reads. Make you feel all warm 'n fuzzy inside.

/nohomo
bruk
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3526 posts since 2/11/06

5 Nov 2013 10:25
John Niven - straight white male
Not as good as his previous books but still a fun read

George Orwell - Down and Out in Paris and London
Tragicomic and semi autobiographical… Evokes the era and a life on the breadline so well
Great read
toastbread
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2731 posts since 15/6/07

5 Nov 2013 10:33
The book of Enoch - Enoch
Secret Teachings of all Ages - Manly P Hall
Some book by Albert Pike

Mentalism

you wont fnd any of these books in commercial bookstores - freemasons made it a point of duty to remove their literature from bookstores, years ago… but i can find anything
suck your mum
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2389 posts since 7/4/04

2 Sep 2014 11:01
Anybody read anything decent recently? Off on holiday soon and need some inspiration
jimmoleum
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1304 posts since 15/5/12

2 Sep 2014 11:26
With Nails: The Film Diaries of Richard E Grant - Surprisingly bitchy, and made me question his sexuality even more. Stuff about his other films was interesting enough for me to carry on reading after the Withnail part. 6.5/10

Id recommend 2 recent reads: Crash And Burn by Artie Lange 8/10.
Ghosts Of Manila by Mark Kram 8/10.
jimmoleum
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1304 posts since 15/5/12

23 Sep 2014 00:34
Anyone recommend me a William Burroughs Biography, theres about 10 of them?
MoB
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36667 posts since 31/8/04

23 Sep 2014 08:31
Re audiobooks i listen to them on holiday whilst on the beach round the pool. You need a decent narrator but they can be quite good, gone girl for example s pure trash but actually turned out really good listening to it. Same with most page turner thrillers i suppose.
discobobulated
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700 posts since 21/4/10

23 Sep 2014 08:59
Re-reading this
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Space-Place-Lives-Times-Sun/dp/1841950556/ref=sr_1_7?s=books&ie;=UTF8&qid;=1411462519&sr;=1-7

& more a coffee table book but amazing images
http://www.amazon.co.uk/William-Claxton-Jazzlife-Joachim-Ernst-Berendt/dp/3822851663
manula
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1648 posts since 11/9/11

23 Sep 2014 09:57
jimmoleum wrote: Anyone recommend me a William Burroughs Biography, theres about 10 of them?
Literary Outlaw: The Life and Times of William S. Burroughs, is decent and op. (not read the others though)
Shiggy
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1773 posts since 28/9/03

23 Sep 2014 10:33
Gomorrah..
jimmoleum
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1304 posts since 15/5/12

23 Sep 2014 10:48
Cheers Man, will take a look.
rural
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17542 posts since 26/9/06

25 Sep 2014 17:20
MoB wrote: Re audiobooks i listen to them on holiday whilst on the beach round the pool. You need a decent narrator but they can be quite good, gone girl for example s pure trash but actually turned out really good listening to it. Same with most page turner thrillers i suppose.

Started to listen to these at work. Where do you get yours from, itunes, Audible, illegal torrents etc?
MoB
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36667 posts since 31/8/04

25 Sep 2014 17:23
rural wrote:
MoB wrote: Re audiobooks i listen to them on holiday whilst on the beach round the pool. You need a decent narrator but they can be quite good, gone girl for example s pure trash but actually turned out really good listening to it. Same with most page turner thrillers i suppose.

Started to listen to these at work. Where do you get yours from, itunes, Audible, illegal torrents etc?

what.cd they got fuck loads and always get the brand new releases.
rural
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17542 posts since 26/9/06

25 Sep 2014 17:25
Got an invite for that please? Sticking out tongue
MoB
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36667 posts since 31/8/04

25 Sep 2014 19:32
don't I'm afraid, don't think i've ever had one!
jimmoleum
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1304 posts since 15/5/12

16 Oct 2014 09:00
I Killed: True Stories From The Road - Some great stories in this, and a good insight into Comedians on the road, especially during the late 80s comedy boom. Chris Rock, Seinfeld, Jay Leno, Mike Myers, Bill Hicks, Sam Kinnison, George Carlin, Larry David and loads that ive never heard of. 7.5/10

The Comedy Writer by Peter Farrelly - Not sure how much of this is autobiographical, but its a very funny and well written portrait of a struggling Hollywood Script Writer. 8/10

Stories I Only Tell My Friends by Rob Lowe - Think this was recommended on a website and was better than i thought it would be. Quite an intelligent bloke, and good enough for me to buy his next book which has just come out. Masterfully skims over the part about being done for having a threesome with under age girls though. 6.5/10

Anyone recommend me any other books by/about comedians?
Ive read Bill Hicks, George Carlin, Marc Maron, Artie Lange fairly recently, all were good.