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*What book are you reading? (part 2)

Discussion in 'books, films, TV, radio & writing' started by editor, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. Virtual Blue

    Virtual Blue ready

    The Brave Athlete - Calm the Fuck Down and Rise to the Occasion - Simon Marshall/ Lesley Peterson.

    up to Chapter 9 - so far so good. This book is helping me cope with stupid internal (and peer) pressures immensely.
  2. sojourner

    sojourner Where's me readers?

    Bought Memento Mori by Muriel Spark this week, after being amused by AL Kennedy's remarks about it on the Muriel Spark prog on iplayer. The fella's away gigging all weekend so am gonna get right stuck into it :cool:
  3. rubbershoes

    rubbershoes not the only raver in the village

    Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel

    A true life tale of a man who lived alone in the woods of Maine for 27 years for no discernible reason. During this time the only word he said was Hi on the single occasion when he bumped into a hiker.

    A short but interesting read.
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  4. Voley

    Voley Pasta Of Muppets

    Just started 'Ruth And Martin's Album Club' where people are given a record of some repute that they've never heard and have to review it. JK Rowling on The Violent Femmes, Ian Rankin on Madonna's first album, that kind of thing. I bought it because it contains Tim Farron on 'Straight Outta Compton' which is one of the best accidental Partridge things I've seen in ages. ''Much as I admire Eazy E, Dr Dre and Ice Cube the Liberal Democrats take a rather different approach to them on law and order ...'' :D Very good so far.
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  5. rubbershoes

    rubbershoes not the only raver in the village

    Nutshell by Ian McEwan. Only a few chapters in but liking it so far. It's making me laugh
  6. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby The Machine Stops

    Midnight Tides by Steven Erikson. As usual, I am scratching my head over all the new characters and trying to remember who was who from previous instalments. Luckily, also as usual, Erikson's writing is so engrossing that I'm being swept along by it all.
  7. panpete

    panpete Blokes name, birds body.

    Joseph Campbell, wish I had known who he was when I was a teen.
  8. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby The Machine Stops

    Not much dialogue, then?
  9. sojourner

    sojourner Where's me readers?

    This is excellent. Like much of her writing, it is dense as fuck, so I am taking my time to savour it and reading one chapter at a time
  10. D'wards

    D'wards I'm an excellent driver

    The Kenneth Williams Diaries.

    Interesting to note he lived with the extremes of emotion, he either loves something or hates it.
    He talks of suicide from his early 20s too. It's something that shadowed him his whole life until he finally went through with it
  11. planetgeli

    planetgeli There's no future in England's dreaming

    Riding the Iron Rooster by Louis Theroux's dad. Aka Paul Theroux. Might be 30 years out of date, but I doubt it's 30 years out of date to almost everyone here.

    Nothing wrong with a travel book about riding a train around China with multiple references to the Cultural revolution.
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  12. D'wards

    D'wards I'm an excellent driver

    Stewart Lee on Ziggy Stardust infuriated me :mad:
    He didn't like it, but then not liking stuff is kind of his thing I suppose (unless it's that fucking guitarist who plays tuneless drivel who's name escapes me)
  13. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    Fear and Loathing on the campaing trail '72. Never got round to this one and it was a mere pound in the charity shop so why not.
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