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RE: What book are you reading atm? 2009/05/21 20:57:56 (permalink)
I'd love to post that i'm reading Dickens or summat but *sighs* erm........ Top Boys by Cass Pennant lol



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RE: What book are you reading atm? 2009/05/21 21:00:25 (permalink)
Reading Dan Harrington - Poker strategy for tournament play - Part II The End Game

Biggles.
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RE: What book are you reading atm? 2009/05/21 21:06:21 (permalink)


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4. Bass Culture: When Reggae was King - Lloyd Bradley
This is a very detailed history of reggae music which covers everything up to the present day. It's not a riveting read because it's so factual but is absolutely indisposable for anyone keen to find out the full history of the music. Some of the interviews contained are very illuminating including one from Prince Buster. I've lent this to a friend who is doing a dissatation on cultural indentity and I need it back coz I've only got to the eighties in it.

 
I've never really thought about reading a book on Reggae.
 
It needs to be quite enlightening, with the odd geeky fact that I can be proud I already knew. Is this book that?
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RE: What book are you reading atm? 2009/05/21 21:07:42 (permalink)
ORIGINAL: Nakoma

Reading Dan Harrington - Poker strategy for tournament play - Part II The End Game

Biggles.


The red one?
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RE: What book are you reading atm? 2009/05/21 21:10:51 (permalink)
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Reading Dan Harrington - Poker strategy for tournament play - Part II The End Game

Biggles.


The red one?


Thats the one, got bored with the first blue one. This ones far better so far..
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RE: What book are you reading atm? 2009/05/21 21:21:54 (permalink)


I was at a DnB person's house who had a stack of poker books bare high. I don't know how he had time to DJ, produce, read and win at poker.

I barely have time to work, eat and sleep. I have to grab my reading time on the train.
 
I started Wuthering Heights last year. It's probably shit though which is why I haven't read it quicker. Probably go for Irvine Welsh 'If You Liked School, You'll Love Work' next. Does this come anywhere close to Trainspotting?
post edited by J Funk - 2009/05/21 21:24:01
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RE: What book are you reading atm? 2009/05/21 21:24:15 (permalink)
just finished 'london fields' by martin amis

highly recommended
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RE: What book are you reading atm? 2009/05/21 22:13:58 (permalink)
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I was at a DnB person's house who had a stack of poker books bare high. I don't know how he had time to DJ, produce, read and win at poker.

I barely have time to work, eat and sleep. I have to grab my reading time on the train.

I started Wuthering Heights last year. It's probably shit though which is why I haven't read it quicker. Probably go for Irvine Welsh 'If You Liked School, You'll Love Work' next. Does this come anywhere close to Trainspotting?


No way lol. Filth (think you'd really enjoy that one, the main character is a total misanthrope, which may appeal), then Porno.

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RE: What book are you reading atm? 2009/05/21 22:24:48 (permalink)
just finished "a walk in the woods" by bill bryson

not his best by any stretch



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RE: What book are you reading atm? 2009/05/21 22:33:43 (permalink)
Hellbent

Pretty shit really. Just loads of fart jokes and stories about eating poo mixed with OTT usage of the word 'fucking' and 'arse'

in fact, as an experiment, i'll turn to 3 random pages and get an extract from them:

1. 'strips of my poor bum hanging out like cat tongues'

2. 'I...can, with proper justification... assert that it is more comfortable to wipe your bum on a hedgehog than a jellyfish, and that a fiddle bow drawn slowly across a winking hemorrhoid beats a trombone any day'

3. 'I had dreamed, insanely, of choice cunts of prime quagga, succulent and savoury. I should have known better. It was poo.'


Somehow i managed to read it al lthe way through though
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RE: What book are you reading atm? 2009/05/21 22:39:56 (permalink)
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Great Expectations.

Its not as good as I thought it would be.


Very droll.  I congratulate you.
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RE: What book are you reading atm? 2009/05/21 22:43:36 (permalink)

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ORIGINAL: J Funk

I was at a DnB person's house who had a stack of poker books bare high. I don't know how he had time to DJ, produce, read and win at poker.

I barely have time to work, eat and sleep. I have to grab my reading time on the train.

I started Wuthering Heights last year. It's probably shit though which is why I haven't read it quicker. Probably go for Irvine Welsh 'If You Liked School, You'll Love Work' next. Does this come anywhere close to Trainspotting?


No way lol. Filth (think you'd really enjoy that one, the main character is a total misanthrope, which may appeal), then Porno.


excellent book
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RE: What book are you reading atm? 2009/05/22 08:37:35 (permalink)
Powder wars by Graham Johnson
 
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Powder-Wars-Supergrass-Brought-Britains/dp/184018793X
 
Really good read so far - believe its the guy (Paul Grimes) who grassed on Curtis Cocky Warren and John Haasem, two the this countries biggest ever drug dealers - ain't got to the grassing bit but so far its been a good read
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RE: What book are you reading atm? 2009/05/22 11:45:28 (permalink)
just finished behind the scenes at the museum just starting human croquet
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RE: What book are you reading atm? 2009/05/22 13:41:30 (permalink)


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Powder wars by Graham Johnson

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Powder-Wars-Supergrass-Brought-Britains/dp/184018793X

Really good read so far - believe its the guy (Paul Grimes) who grassed on Curtis Cocky Warren and John Haasem, two the this countries biggest ever drug dealers - ain't got to the grassing bit but so far its been a good read

Yea I read this quite recently. Really enjoyed it, definitely worth a read.
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RE: What book are you reading atm? 2009/05/22 13:43:43 (permalink)
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ORIGINAL: J Funk

I was at a DnB person's house who had a stack of poker books bare high. I don't know how he had time to DJ, produce, read and win at poker.

I barely have time to work, eat and sleep. I have to grab my reading time on the train.

I started Wuthering Heights last year. It's probably shit though which is why I haven't read it quicker. Probably go for Irvine Welsh 'If You Liked School, You'll Love Work' next. Does this come anywhere close to Trainspotting?


No way lol. Filth (think you'd really enjoy that one, the main character is a total misanthrope, which may appeal), then Porno.


excellent book


I didn't think Filth was that good personally.  Quite funny in places but (quite literally) a little up its own arse.
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RE: What book are you reading atm? 2009/05/26 16:06:43 (permalink)


very sick so far.
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RE: What book are you reading atm? 2009/05/26 16:12:07 (permalink)
gomorrah, far sicker than the film as per usual.




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RE: What book are you reading atm? 2009/05/26 16:13:26 (permalink)
Kill your Friends.  its fucking sick, first book i read i been laughing out loud alot. its pretty dark.
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RE: What book are you reading atm? 2009/06/03 14:40:17 (permalink)
'the teachings of don juan: a yaqui way of knowledge' by Carlos Castaneda

Started reading the other day. Good so far, it's the teachings of an old Yaqui Indian about his shaman practices and taking mescaline among other things.

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RE: What book are you reading atm? 2009/06/03 15:07:35 (permalink)
Im in the middle of two books atm which was a bit silly of me as theyre both pretty intense reads
 
Gandhi - Autobiography (the man is an absoloute genius) is just simply one of the most enlightening reads
 
Stalin - Court of the red tsar by Simon Sebag-Montifiore
which is very very inetresting basicaly about the way the leaders of the red army lived in comparison to the rest of russia.


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RE: What book are you reading atm? 2009/08/31 16:14:11 (permalink)
Just finished The Beach - really good. can anyone recommend anything on a similar tip?
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RE: What book are you reading atm? 2009/09/01 00:54:31 (permalink)
Have just read (on holiday as that is the only time I have time to read!) "Thanks for the Memories" by Celia Aherne . Blokes prob wouldn't like it but I can def recommend it to any girls that like a bit of a far fetched fairytale. Its all about this woman who recieves a blood transfusion after losing her baby, and starts developing all the traits and memories of the person who was her blood donor- then she makes it her mission to find out who that is . Sounds strange but it was a great story !
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RE: What book are you reading atm? 2009/09/01 01:01:44 (permalink)
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'the teachings of don juan: a yaqui way of knowledge' by Carlos Castaneda

Started reading the other day. Good so far, it's the teachings of an old Yaqui Indian about his shaman practices and taking mescaline among other things.


I've read a couple books in this series. They're meant to be Carlos Castaneda's personal experiences but there is some debate over whether the stories are true or not:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_Castaneda

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RE: What book are you reading atm? 2009/09/01 06:51:56 (permalink)
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Just finished reading Tequila Oil (Getting Lost in Mexico) by Hugh Thomson

and High Society by Ben Elton before that



looking for something about Europe next



Fiesta, The Sun Also Rises - Hemmingway could be good for you. Starts in Paris, goes own south, bits is the Basque and Pamplona. It's an amazing book.


As for me, currently reading 'The Sisters Antipodes'. It's a literary memoir- a genre I've never read from. It's pretty good so far; beautifully written.
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RE: What book are you reading atm? 2009/09/01 07:02:20 (permalink)
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RE: What book are you reading atm? 2009/09/01 12:30:44 (permalink)
Recently read 'The Unbearable Lightness of Being' by Milan Kundera. Would highly recommend it. About existentialism and various characters trying to find their way in life... what they want out of relationships, jobs, life, etc. Was quite poigniant for me at the moment.

Also just finished 'Books and Cigarettes by George Orwell, which is a collection of essays. The longest and final one, that makes up around half of the entire book, is about his school life at a boarding school. Very interesting. Talks about him wetting the bed, being repeatedly beaten, boys indulging in communal masturbation, the influence of religion and money, the filth and malnutrition he encountered... again would highly recommend it. I have been getting very into Orwell at the moment - having previously read '1984', 'Animal Farm' and 'Down and Out in Paris and London' - I've now just started 'Keep the Aspidistra Flying'.

I started reading 'On the Road' by Jack Kerouac about a month ago after a friend recommended it, but I didnt get into it at all. Read about 120 pages and gave up. Its supposed to be a classic, but to me it just seemed like the main character went from place to place, encountering so many new characters, none of which you really got to know much about or grew attached to and with nothing all that interesting happening anywhere that he goes. So obviously I wouldnt recommend that one!
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RE: What book are you reading atm? 2009/09/01 12:45:35 (permalink)
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Love Orwell, studied Animal Farm at school... Started reading "1984" but it's an eBook so I find it a bit difficult to get into... Not like taking a printed copy down the sunset with a couple cold beers... or sitting on the balcony with a spliff... Books shouldn't need batteries...


Will have a look for that Hemingway title... thanks x


Animal Farm is possibly my favourite book ever. 1984 is not as readable, but contains some very important political and social ideas. He wasn't completely pleased with the outcome of 1984 himself but he was very ill when he wrote it and died shortly after.
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RE: What book are you reading atm? 2009/09/01 12:51:28 (permalink)
i finished isaac asimov - robots and empire last night. It's fucking nuts. I dont think he's the best writer ever, but the ideas he presents are truly original, and incredibly relevant to this day and age.

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RE: What book are you reading atm? 2009/09/01 13:12:21 (permalink)
Joseph Heller - Catch 22. It started slowly then suddenly got really good.
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