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#15989 - Wed, 17 Mar 2010 21:44:00 Re: What are you reading?
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Just picked up A Dead Man In Deptford by Anthony Burgess in my local library. Had a closer look at it and saw that the cover is designed by Dennis Leigh. Could that be who I think it is?

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#15990 - Wed, 17 Mar 2010 22:29:00 Re: What are you reading?
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Originally posted by JVox:
Just picked up A Dead Man In Deptford by Anthony Burgess in my local library. Had a closer look at it and saw that the cover is designed by Dennis Leigh. Could that be who I think it is?
yes it is

there is a thread on the metamatic forum last year that gives a list -


Arden Shakespeare series :-

Antony and Cleopatra (1995)
Two Noble Kinsmen (1997)
Julius Ceasar (1998)
Titus Andronicus (1999)
The Tempest (1999)
Pericles (2004)
'As You Like It
Twelfth Night
Timon of Athens

Vintage / Flamingo (Random House) editions :-

Salman Rushdie - The Moors Last Sigh
Jeanette Winterston - Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit
Jeanette Winterston - Sexing The Cherry
Marina Warner - The Skating Party
Marina Warner – In A Dark Wood
Anthony Burgess - A Dead Man In Deptford
Doris Lessing - London Observed
Abraham Verghese - Soundings
Neil Bartlett - Ready to catch him should he fall
Leslie Forbes - Bombay Ice
Leslie Forbes - Fish, Blood and Bone
Caroline Alexander - The Way to Xanadu
Red Earth and Pouring Rain - Vikram Chandra
Alberto Manguel - News from A Foreign Country Came
Roger Penrose - The Emperor’s New Mind
Moy McCrory - Fading Shrine

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#15991 - Fri, 19 Mar 2010 20:03:00 Re: What are you reading?
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Some heavy astrology textbooks, EG Stephen Arroyo, Dane Rhudyyar. :p

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#15992 - Fri, 19 Mar 2010 20:17:00 Re: What are you reading?
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Just started on the QI "Book of the Dead".

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#15993 - Fri, 19 Mar 2010 22:34:00 Re: What are you reading?
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am reading, natural witchcraft and a book bout a guy whose had 3 near death experiences....

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#15994 - Mon, 22 Mar 2010 22:58:00 Re: What are you reading?
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"The Rolling Stones & The Making of LET IT BLEED". :p

"The Princess Of Mars" - Edgar Rice Burroughs. cool

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#15995 - Tue, 23 Mar 2010 06:26:00 Re: What are you reading?
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I'm not one for novels but I've just read One Day by David Nicholls over the course of 4 flights in 3 days. It was very good too. Moving even.

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#15996 - Tue, 23 Mar 2010 17:42:00 Re: What are you reading?
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"Kraftwerk": I Was a Robot by Wolfgang Flur

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#15997 - Tue, 23 Mar 2010 18:44:00 Re: What are you reading?
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[b]"Kraftwerk": I Was a Robot by Wolfgang Flur [/b]
Is it worth it, Paul? I've not heard good reviews, to put it mildly!

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#15998 - Tue, 23 Mar 2010 19:01:00 Re: What are you reading?
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I've found it OK so far Pete (although I've only read 50 pages with the story only just starting to cover the period he joins Kraftwerk). It's enjoyable enough, although I guess the main thing that I should say is that I know very little about the band (it never took my attention, although I will admit to some of thier music being interesting). So I won't know how far it is biased in the with later chapters and 'dealings with legalities' that occured, and has been discussed elsewhere.

Give it a week or two and you can have it if you're interested in reading it. You are coming to the 100 Club event aren't you?

smile

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#15999 - Tue, 23 Mar 2010 20:29:00 Re: What are you reading?
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I'm also reading The Dead Yard - a book about modern Jamaica and it's very good.

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#16000 - Tue, 23 Mar 2010 22:43:00 Re: What are you reading?
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"Hoard Of Mathematical Treasures" - Professor Ian Stewart. cool

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#16001 - Fri, 26 Mar 2010 22:36:00 Re: What are you reading?
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I've found it OK so far Pete (although I've only read 50 pages with the story only just starting to cover the period he joins Kraftwerk). It's enjoyable enough, although I guess the main thing that I should say is that I know very little about the band (it never took my attention, although I will admit to some of thier music being interesting). So I won't know how far it is biased in the with later chapters and 'dealings with legalities' that occured, and has been discussed elsewhere.

Give it a week or two and you can have it if you're interested in reading it. You are coming to the 100 Club event aren't you?

smile
Apologies, Paul, I didn't see this before.

I will indeed be at the 100 Club shindig - wouldn't miss it for the world. No doubt I can make you an offer you can't refuse then. Errr, for the book that is. laugh

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#16002 - Fri, 26 Mar 2010 22:44:00 Re: What are you reading?
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No worries Pete.

smile

If you want it and can take it so that it doesn't have to stay in the house, that's enough of an offer, really. Seriously, it cost me £2 at a bargain book store in Oxford - if you want it I'll be finished with it by then and you can have it. If you're interested, you can have this as well if you like. It wasn't worth the money I paid for it in the first place (which was even less than the Kraftwerk book), and even our dog refuses to chew it it's so dull...

smile

Regards,


Paul

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#16003 - Fri, 26 Mar 2010 22:57:00 Re: What are you reading?
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Funnily enough I've just finished the "Ska'd for Life" thing. It started off OK and definitely tailed off after Phil Jupitus' foreword.

As for Mr Flur's book, if you don't want it I'll take it off your hands and donate it to my local greyhound rescue charity shop when I've finished it as a tribute to your dog's great discretion!

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#16004 - Fri, 26 Mar 2010 23:33:00 Re: What are you reading?
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No problem Pete. It's yours - sold!

ha

Regards,


Paul

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#16005 - Sat, 27 Mar 2010 07:49:00 Re: What are you reading?
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I would heartily recommend 2 music-related books (both laugh out loud and very insightful)

Black Vinyl White Powder by Simon Napier Bell which is about the evolution of the music industry

Lost in Music by Giles Smith (as in the Times on Saturday). Beats Nick Nornby hands down

laugh laugh laugh

Thomas

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#16006 - Sat, 27 Mar 2010 08:18:00 Re: What are you reading?
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Whilst on holiday the other week I read "The Looniness Of The Long Distance Runner" by Russell Taylor (co-creator of the Alex strip in the Telegraph)- an account of his training and completion of the New York Marathon. A very funny book; and good inspiration for anyone thinking of, or already running regularly.

Now looking forward to reading the latest Mo Hayder thriller "Gone" - third in the series set in Bristol, involving a police diver and some fairly grisly scenes! ("Ritual" and "Skin" were the predecessors)

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#16007 - Mon, 29 Mar 2010 20:13:00 Re: What are you reading?
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Some Flann O'Brien. laugh

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#16008 - Mon, 21 Mar 2011 07:23:00 Re: What are you reading?
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Just read a couple of Sidney Sheldon novels - fantastic - trouble is a good book only lasts me a couple of days!

Now reading The Triumph of Music - composers, musicians and their audiences 1700 - present, by Tim Blanning. Not only is it a lovely book - Tim is a great writer. I highly recommend this. laugh

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#16009 - Mon, 21 Mar 2011 12:59:00 Re: What are you reading?
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I'm currently moving back and fourth between three books: The Complete World According to Clarkson by Jeremy Clarkson, Notes From The Hard Shoulder by James May and The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde... cool

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#16010 - Mon, 21 Mar 2011 16:16:00 Re: What are you reading?
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Somebody on the forum recently made a comment about there being a duplicate thread for Fortean Times.

The subject of books being read was in fact started in 2009 as follows....

"I know we have a "What music are you listening to right now" thread, so I thought of something along similar lines that might be, or might be not, interesting.

What book are you reading at the moment - either now, on the tube, train, bus whatever, or have you just finished & could maybe recommend to others?"

It is under the heading "RE : DIFFERENT SUBJECT SIMILAR THEME".

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#16011 - Tue, 22 Mar 2011 15:29:00 Re: What are you reading?
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Philip Roth - The Plot Against America

A novel with an alternative history of USA where the popular but anti-semitic Charles Lindbergh becomes president in the 1940 election. Very good.

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#16012 - Tue, 22 Mar 2011 16:38:00 Re: What are you reading?
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Like Black Shadow I'm on three books. Short Stories by Katherine Mansfield, The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey (crime) and Donald Spoto's latest offering on Alfred Hitchcock for research - considering that one's the academic one it's being raced through .....

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#16013 - Tue, 22 Mar 2011 18:05:00 Re: What are you reading?
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Nightfall by Stephen Leather, a supernatural thriller, not to be read when you're in the house on your own....very scary!! wink

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#16014 - Tue, 29 Mar 2011 00:10:00 Re: What are you reading?
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Prof. Brian Cox (latest big book - forget title). eek

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#16015 - Tue, 29 Mar 2011 02:30:00 Re: What are you reading?
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"Redemption Song: The Definitive Biography Of Joe Strummer" by Chris Salewicz.

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#16016 - Tue, 29 Mar 2011 04:31:00 Re: What are you reading?
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Re-reading the first book of David's Niven's autobiogs and Silent Film and the Triumph of the American Myth by Paula Marantz Cohen.....

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#16017 - Thu, 31 Mar 2011 22:30:00 Re: What are you reading?
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"The Philosopher's Magazine"; not grandstanding - my mate Mikey just turned up with a load, lol.

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#16018 - Thu, 31 Mar 2011 23:40:00 Re: What are you reading?
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"The Philosopher's Magazine"; not grandstanding - my mate Mikey just turned up with a load, lol.
Does it come with a free stone? LOL! Mine second one may sound posh but it's for research....

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#16019 - Mon, 04 Apr 2011 22:11:00 Re: What are you reading?
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LOL, very good - well it's a down to earth publication; and although I am 48 we didn't exactly do philosophy at my comprehensive school ! So I was previously at the mercy of trite football managers for philosophical utterances. wink

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#16020 - Fri, 22 Apr 2011 16:36:00 Re: What are you reading?
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Following a recommendation by Midge on twitter - Redbreast by Jo Nesbö.

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#16021 - Sat, 23 Apr 2011 23:41:00 Re: What are you reading?
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"Seven Ages Of Britain" - David Dimbleby :p

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#16022 - Fri, 29 Apr 2011 00:59:00 Re: What are you reading?
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It's not arrived yet; but has been shipped and I'm excited !! :- "No Mercy: The Definitive Biography Of The Stranglers" by Dr David Buckley.
The only one of their major biographies (as far as I know) that I don't own yet. :p

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#16023 - Sat, 30 Apr 2011 22:01:00 Re: What are you reading?
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Books.

Lots and lots of books...

And occasional magazines...

And free pamphlets...particularly ones called The WatchTower (I like them. They're funny).

viking

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#16024 - Sat, 30 Apr 2011 22:08:00 Re: What are you reading?
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Jo Nesbo ... The Redeemer

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