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gavinx
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Re: RE: What book are you reading atm? 2018/03/27 10:33:53 (permalink)
yeah, i read it last year for the first time. hilarious stuff... but yeah, proper pathos as well
 
the film's worth a watch too
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Re: RE: What book are you reading atm? 2018/04/24 09:17:54 (permalink)
re-reading Confederacy Of Dunes at the mo. absolute genius. i'm amazed no-one's made a film out of it
 
the main guy reminds me so much of my father-in-law lol
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Re: RE: What book are you reading atm? 2018/04/24 09:22:43 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby S8 2018/05/22 15:05:38
Just finished this. Very funny and one of the most morally deficient lead characters I've ever encountered:

 
And just started this:

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Re: RE: What book are you reading atm? 2018/04/24 09:37:11 (permalink)
Deadhouse Gates by Steven Erikson. Its a bit heavy going but persevering

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Re: RE: What book are you reading atm? 2018/04/30 12:37:11 (permalink)
Finished The Dinner. Agree with SD, pretty meh overall.
 
Just order that Confederacy of dunces. Being a dunce myself I'm looking forward to it.
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Re: RE: What book are you reading atm? 2018/04/30 12:42:56 (permalink)
ramraider
Deadhouse Gates by Steven Erikson. Its a bit heavy going but persevering



That's probably the best one out the editions I read. I got up to and including Reapers Gale but left it after that. Erikson has great ideas but too much filler and not the best writer really. 
 
I'm currently reading Catch-22 by Joseph Heller. Only just started it but not sure I'm gonna continue tbh. Not my sort of thing. 
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Re: RE: What book are you reading atm? 2018/04/30 13:29:17 (permalink)
Reading a series of books called the "Ex" series by Peter Clines at the moment. It's basically about a zombie apocalypse in a world with super heros. It's actually really good.
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Re: RE: What book are you reading atm? 2018/04/30 13:36:09 (permalink)
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Deadhouse Gates by Steven Erikson. Its a bit heavy going but persevering



 
I'm currently reading Catch-22 by Joseph Heller. Only just started it but not sure I'm gonna continue tbh. Not my sort of thing. 




I implore you to persevere. I read it recently and it takes a little while to get used to, but it's so so good. One of the best things I've ever read. 
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Re: RE: What book are you reading atm? 2018/04/30 14:20:19 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby S8 2018/05/01 10:32:49
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Pretty jokes, it’s been ages since I devoured a book.



I had no idea those books were still being written! Loved them as a teenager.
 
Currently finishing the Reluctant Tommy by Ronald Skirth, quite a grim memoir on WWI




Unfortunately Sue Townsend passed away, I really felt upset knowing there'd be no more Adrian. I think the series is underrated by adults, they are hilarious. The more subtle jokes in there are absolutely killer 


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Re: RE: What book are you reading atm? 2018/04/30 17:20:49 (permalink)
I really liked catch-22 probably not my sort of thing either but thought this the best of this sort of genre

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Re: RE: What book are you reading atm? 2018/05/01 10:13:57 (permalink)
Just managed to bag two more Iain (M) Banks signed first editions for the collection.
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Re: RE: What book are you reading atm? 2018/05/01 10:26:06 (permalink)
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Jungian take on masculine archetypes- really enjoying it as I always found Jung an attractive thinker but found him too esoteric for pragmatic application, this puts things into very clear terms that are instantly recognisable.
 
There's a PDF here if anyone fancies a dip in it but I'd recommend the book if this stuff is up your street
 
https://bradfordframke.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/king-warrior-magician-lover.pdf
 
 
 
 


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Re: RE: What book are you reading atm? 2018/05/01 10:27:42 (permalink)
Speaking of signed ones, got the new Irvine Welsh the other week signed. Dead Men's Trousers. It is fucking sick although I am probably biased as I don't think he can do any wrong.  There are some great illustrations in this one as well of DMT trips lol


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Re: RE: What book are you reading atm? 2018/05/01 10:37:00 (permalink)
Just finished reading this:
 

 
It's not very long, but the author has jammed packed it with 2000 years of History in about 200 pages. Good for the commute 
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Re: RE: What book are you reading atm? 2018/05/01 11:32:28 (permalink)
case histories by kate atkinson
 
good so far
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Re: RE: What book are you reading atm? 2018/05/15 15:45:15 (permalink)
https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/the-unexpectedly-moving-story-of-u-god-the-least-loved-member-of-the-wu-tang-clan
 
U-Gods memoir looks good, not at least for his depiction of the rest of the clan 
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Re: RE: What book are you reading atm? 2018/05/15 16:12:41 (permalink)
Natives- Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire - Akala
 
Just starting this one, got early as saw him and David Olusoga speaking on it last week.  Great conversation and Q+A, really looking forward to the book.
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Re: RE: What book are you reading atm? 2018/05/22 14:25:10 (permalink)
love akala. one of my favourite human beings. let me know how it is please mate
 
i just finished this https://www.theguardian.com/books/2004/oct/02/featuresreviews.guardianreview21 - fucking brilliant
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Re: RE: What book are you reading atm? 2018/05/22 15:14:58 (permalink)
Finally got round to starting The Stand on holiday. It is absolutely hench but I'm enjoying it a lot. One for all the Dark Tower nerds.

Accidentally bought the extreme version where he's re-added the 400 pages his editor made him remove.
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Re: RE: What book are you reading atm? 2018/05/22 15:30:18 (permalink)
yeah, i read that version a few years ago! took me about four months, carrying it around fucking everywhere like a brick. decided to buy a kindle after that experience lol
 
amazing book though, one of his very best. think they're making a new TV adaptation this year/next year
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Re: RE: What book are you reading atm? 2018/05/24 06:40:24 (permalink)
I think someone mentioned All Involved by Ryan Gattis before? I started it the other day and it’s really good. All about Latin gang wars during the ‘92 LA riots.

Straight-up OGs on that 187 shit, etc
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