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Booberella
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Re: RE: What book are you reading atm? 2018/08/24 14:16:54 (permalink)
The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen. Bout a quarter of the way in. I enjoyed Purity so am trying some other titles.

Also read Harry Potter and the Cursed Child #saysuttin

Still one chapter to go on Filling the Void, made me look intelligent but dull as fuck.
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Re: RE: What book are you reading atm? 2018/08/24 14:23:22 (permalink)
Jonas Jonasson - The Accidental Further Adventures of the Hundred-Year-Old Man
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Re: RE: What book are you reading atm? 2018/10/09 09:45:41 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby S8 2018/10/09 14:28:02
The new Patrick Dewitt is out. Anyone read it?
https://www.amazon.co.uk/French-Exit-Patrick-deWitt/dp/1526601176/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1539078163&sr=8-1&keywords=french+exit
 
I'm about 50 pages into this and I am loving it:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/North-Water-Longlisted-Booker-Prize/dp/1471151263/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1539078267&sr=1-1&keywords=north+water
 
1859. A man joins a whaling ship bound for the Arctic Circle. Having left the British Army with his reputation in tatters, Patrick Sumner has little option but to accept the position of ship's surgeon on this ill-fated voyage. But when, deep into the journey, a cabin boy is discovered brutally killed, Sumner finds himself forced to act. Soon he will face an evil even greater than he had encountered at the siege of Delhi, in the shape of Henry Drax: harpooner, murderer, monster . . . 

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Re: RE: What book are you reading atm? 2018/10/09 09:59:06 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Syzlack_24 2018/10/09 11:10:50
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The new Patrick Dewitt is out. Anyone read it?



Nearly finished it - fun and easy to read as expected though I think I got through his other books quicker.
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Re: RE: What book are you reading atm? 2018/10/09 11:05:34 (permalink)
What we have lost by James Hamilton Paterson
 
An unexpected book for the commute detailing the decline of the UK over the last 70 years
 
 
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Re: RE: What book are you reading atm? 2018/10/09 11:09:03 (permalink)

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Re: RE: What book are you reading atm? 2018/10/09 13:54:10 (permalink)
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The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen. Bout a quarter of the way in. I enjoyed Purity so am trying some other titles.




still need to read a franzen. will definitely queue one up next... which of these two would you recommend? 
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Re: RE: What book are you reading atm? 2018/10/09 13:56:21 (permalink)
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Syzlack_23
The new Patrick Dewitt is out. Anyone read it?



Nearly finished it - fun and easy to read as expected though I think I got through his other books quicker.




nice, need to get this too. undermajordomo minor was an absolute masterpiece!
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Re: RE: What book are you reading atm? 2018/10/10 12:58:14 (permalink)
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The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen. Bout a quarter of the way in. I enjoyed Purity so am trying some other titles.




still need to read a franzen. will definitely queue one up next... which of these two would you recommend? 




Most definitely Purity for the sheer swashbuckling madness of it!
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Re: RE: What book are you reading atm? 2018/10/10 13:00:43 (permalink)
Finished Brideshead Revisited earlier this year. It was good, but I was disappointed by the ending. 
 
Currently near the end of this. Anyone read it? It's properly funny but not quite sure if it's going anywhere now I'm in the final quarter. 

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Re: RE: What book are you reading atm? 2018/10/10 13:54:46 (permalink)
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The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen. Bout a quarter of the way in. I enjoyed Purity so am trying some other titles.




still need to read a franzen. will definitely queue one up next... which of these two would you recommend? 




Most definitely Purity for the sheer swashbuckling madness of it!




ok cool, nice one!
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Re: RE: What book are you reading atm? 2018/10/10 16:53:14 (permalink)

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Re: RE: What book are you reading atm? 2018/10/11 12:08:53 (permalink)
Went to see Caitlin Moran talk to John Niven about his new book Kill Em All last week. Sequel to Kill Your Friends which is brilliant, if you've not read.
 
More of the same really but charged up for Trump, Jacko, everyone gets coated off. Very fucking funny.
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Re: RE: What book are you reading atm? 2018/10/11 13:37:34 (permalink)
the first three-quarters of Kill Your Friends was brilliant... sort of unraveled at the end though. did you ever see the film?
 
never read anything else by him actually but heard good things about a few of the other bits
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Re: RE: What book are you reading atm? 2018/10/11 14:25:29 (permalink)
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the first three-quarters of Kill Your Friends was brilliant... sort of unraveled at the end though. did you ever see the film?
 
never read anything else by him actually but heard good things about a few of the other bits




Not seen the film. Someone at the thing I went to asked him if he was happy with it and he judiciously said something along the lines of "I'm of the opinion that if you take the cheque and hand it over then you can't say fuck all."
 
I know Dimdum and Mykmallett have read his other books but I've not. They've said good things previously.
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Re: RE: What book are you reading atm? 2018/10/14 13:54:29 (permalink)
Read Kill your friends around 5 years ago and really enjoyed it till it got to the point of stupidity, still not watched the film
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Re: RE: What book are you reading atm? 2018/10/14 15:26:21 (permalink)
I've read a couple of his others - one terrible one about Jesus coming back and winning American Idol (although funny at points) and another about an alcoholic screenwriter, which was readable though I remember little about it. He's very good at being caustic so looking forward to the Stelfox reprise.
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Re: RE: What book are you reading atm? 2018/10/14 15:35:16 (permalink)
^ Second Coming.
 
I really liked Kill Your Friends, I had no interest in seeing the film largely because it's fucking obvious James Corden and that posh cunt from Skins would not be able to do it justice.
 
The Quietus review for the sequel is not good, although the guy seemed to be fed up before he'd started, and generally sounds like a bit of a wank. 
http://thequietus.com/articles/25440-john-niven-kill-em-all-kill-your-friends-sequel-review
 
 
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Re: RE: What book are you reading atm? 2018/10/14 17:52:51 (permalink)

 
Good so far albeit only a third of the way through. I'm such a slow reader 

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Re: RE: What book are you reading atm? 2018/10/16 20:16:21 (permalink)
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I'm about 50 pages into this and I am loving it:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/North-Water-Longlisted-Booker-Prize/dp/1471151263/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1539078267&sr=1-1&keywords=north+water
 
1859. A man joins a whaling ship bound for the Arctic Circle. Having left the British Army with his reputation in tatters, Patrick Sumner has little option but to accept the position of ship's surgeon on this ill-fated voyage. But when, deep into the journey, a cabin boy is discovered brutally killed, Sumner finds himself forced to act. Soon he will face an evil even greater than he had encountered at the siege of Delhi, in the shape of Henry Drax: harpooner, murderer, monster . . . 




 
Just finished this. Best thing I've read in ages. Highly recommended.
 
 
Some fucking brutal violence and very descriptive writing about shitting.
 
 
 
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Re: RE: What book are you reading atm? 2018/10/17 18:46:15 (permalink)

 
And for the nerds....
 

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Re: RE: What book are you reading atm? 2018/12/04 08:41:39 (permalink)
Rudiger01
 



Brutalist is so trendy right now, I do love it though. I can’t imagine the future where people are spaffing over the horrific new build eyesores, but that seems to be the cycle.

I recently read Mythos by Stephen Fry and the Kybalion, both NM and have just started:

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Re: RE: What book are you reading atm? 2018/12/04 09:46:58 (permalink)
Charles Dickens - Oliver Twist; nearly finished, it’s a great read, and kind of funny just how racist the characterisation of Fagin is. Also, I can’t help imagining Bill Sykes as Oliver Reed played him. Terrified me as a kid when I saw the musical/film, he had that bullying alcoholic role down perfectly, and exuded the threat of violence in every scene.

Also

Stephen Greenblatt - The Swerve, How The World Became Modern; is a brilliant history of an epic Latin poem, and how Christianity set humankind back by a couple of thousand years, and a medieval Italian book collector’s chance rediscovery that paved the way for the Renaissance. If you hated Christianity before reading this, you’ll fucking hate it with a vengeance when you learn that Romans had already theorised that the universe was made up of atoms, and the scale of the knowledge that was lost sinks in.
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Re: RE: What book are you reading atm? 2018/12/06 10:22:27 (permalink)
Just finished Lost Girl by Adam Nevill. Decent dystopian set-up (worryingly convincing) and bleak story etc, but not a lot of substance and his writing is getting more turgid. Someone is describing him as UK's Stephen King, he's not nearly that terrible, but still a far cry from the snappier horror of Last Days etc.
 
If anyone has any recommendations for good, deep, dark, twisted sci-fi / fantasy / surreal / horror fiction let me know, I'm running a bit low.

...is this what you want???
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Re: RE: What book are you reading atm? 2018/12/08 10:45:15 (permalink)
I really wanted to go to a book signing to see beastie boys but it's all sold out :(
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Re: RE: What book are you reading atm? 2018/12/09 07:52:03 (permalink)
Finished hard time by Shaun attwood a few days back, was alright, nothing too special. Also cracked on with world war z again because I just enjoyed the book before and it's easy reading. Started catch 22 a few nights back but only managed about 10 pages. I've heard good things so gonna revisit when I get some free time. Still need to find a copy of the hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy as I've been recommended it a few times.
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