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#15939 - Sun, 03 Jan 2010 18:37:00 What are you reading?
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Anyone here read books? :rolleyes:

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#15940 - Sun, 03 Jan 2010 18:40:00 Re: What are you reading?
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There is a thread on here I started sometime ago. Think if you search under "RE : What are you reading now", you will find it.

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#15941 - Sun, 03 Jan 2010 20:15:00 Re: What are you reading?
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Sorry, apart from this new topic there are no matches for that in a search. Maybe your thread was under another title?

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#15942 - Sun, 03 Jan 2010 20:23:00 Re: What are you reading?
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I am a book fanatic! I totally completely love books! I am currently reading John Lydon's autobiog.

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#15943 - Sun, 03 Jan 2010 20:39:00 Re: What are you reading?
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J-Vox - it's headed "RE : Different subject similar theme". I posted a comment so you can just go back a subject or two. wink

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#15944 - Sun, 03 Jan 2010 23:11:00 Re: What are you reading?
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I'd not want to live in a world without music or books....two of life's greatest pleasures! So yes I read books...two on the go at the moment....'Martian Genesis' by science writer Herbie Brennan and just starting Meyer's novel'Host'.

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#15945 - Mon, 04 Jan 2010 03:25:00 Re: What are you reading?
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seven ancient wonders by matthew reilly

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#15946 - Mon, 04 Jan 2010 06:36:00 Re: What are you reading?
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Atonement by Ian McEwan - one of the finest writers around.

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#15947 - Mon, 04 Jan 2010 19:16:00 Re: What are you reading?
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The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers... smile

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#15948 - Tue, 12 Jan 2010 23:24:00 Re: What are you reading?
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"Legacy Of Rome" - Lawrence Keppie. :p

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#15949 - Wed, 13 Jan 2010 11:30:00 Re: What are you reading?
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Temples on the other side, Sylvia Browne.

Great read!

LL

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#15950 - Wed, 13 Jan 2010 18:13:00 Re: What are you reading?
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A biography on Alan Bennett. wink

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#15951 - Wed, 13 Jan 2010 18:57:00 Re: What are you reading?
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Quote:
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Sorry, apart from this new topic there are no matches for that in a search. Maybe your thread was under another title?
It is "RE: DIFFERENT SUBJECT - SIMILAR THEME". smile

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#15952 - Wed, 13 Jan 2010 19:14:00 Re: What are you reading?
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'Martian Genesis' by science writer Herbie Brennan
Have you tried 'The Mars Mystery' by Graham Hancock. You might like that. I really enjoyed it and have read a few of his.

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#15953 - Fri, 15 Jan 2010 00:38:00 Re: What are you reading?
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"War Elephants"; a book about the deployment of elephants in combat, and perhaps I shouldn't give New Labour any ideas given their penchant for trumped up warfare. lol. wink (or is that "trunked up" ?) wink

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#15954 - Sat, 16 Jan 2010 00:38:00 Re: What are you reading?
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"Barbarians: Secrets Of The Dark Ages" - just brushing up, it's one I read last year and got a lot of my info from. :p

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#15955 - Tue, 19 Jan 2010 00:46:00 Re: What are you reading?
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Roger Moore: My Word is my Bond

A History of Manchester's Criminal Underworld (no sniggering at the back!)

The Monstrous Feminine: Film Feminism and Psychoanalysis (brushing up my film theory)

I have to have a book for my mood - ah and a collection of Poirot's early cases....

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#15956 - Tue, 19 Jan 2010 00:50:00 Re: What are you reading?
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Roger Moore: My Word is my Bond
Is it any good? I may have to purchase a copy as it was in the window of our local cheapy bookshop.

Quote:
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A History of Manchester's Criminal Underworld (no sniggering at the back!)
Shouldn't that be criminal overworld in Manchester?

Quote:
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The Monstrous Feminine: Film Feminism and Psychoanalysis (brushing up my film theory)
Is that by Barbara Cartland?

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#15957 - Wed, 20 Jan 2010 02:00:00 Re: What are you reading?
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Some of the poetry of William Butler Yeats (an Anglo Irishman I only wish I could emulate, lol). wink

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#15958 - Wed, 20 Jan 2010 02:08:00 Re: What are you reading?
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Havocman - Roger Moore is quite good and lots of pictures for if you get bored. Can't you get it at your local library?
It's a book about the Victorian Criminal Underworld - we gave the world teenage youth gang culture as we recognise it today apparently. Now that's something you don't see listed in the "Manchester Did It First" literature laugh
No it's not the lovely Barbara Cartland but you were half right, it's by Barbara Creed.... close but no coconut as Boris would say.... laugh

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#15959 - Fri, 22 Jan 2010 01:16:00 Re: What are you reading?
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As much as possible of the Ian Dury biography in Waterstone's wink

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#15960 - Mon, 25 Jan 2010 12:33:00 Re: What are you reading?
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"The Assassination Of Julius Caesar" - Michael Parenti.

"Land Of The Pyramids", from the Ancient Civilizations series, with accompanying dvd.
smile

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#15961 - Mon, 25 Jan 2010 18:51:00 Re: What are you reading?
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Two memoirs. Over Christmas I read Stewart Copeland's excellent memoir 'Strange Things Happen: A Life with The Police, Polo and Pygmies', and then Horace Panters 'Ska'd for Life: A Personal Journey with The Specials'. Both interesting books, although Copeland's is obviously much more extravagent in tone and experience than the other.

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#15962 - Fri, 29 Jan 2010 16:01:00 Re: What are you reading?
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"In The Name Of Rome; The Men Who Won The Roman Empire" - Adrian Goldsworthy. :p

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#15963 - Mon, 08 Feb 2010 19:59:00 Re: What are you reading?
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"Hannibal" - the famous late 19th Century biography of him. cool

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#15964 - Mon, 08 Feb 2010 20:05:00 Re: What are you reading?
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"Hannibal" - the famous late 19th Century biography of him. cool
Is that the one before "Silence of the Lambs"?

PG Wodehouse - "Golf Omnibus".

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#15965 - Mon, 08 Feb 2010 21:35:00 Re: What are you reading?
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lmao Pete - funnily enough, when searching for info on Hannibal Barca (one of the greatest, and most famous generals ever) - it was much easier to find stuff on Hannibal Lecter here on the net. wink

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#15966 - Wed, 10 Feb 2010 07:51:00 Re: What are you reading?
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Just finished "The Restaurant At The End Of The Universe". A Douglas Adams classic.

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#15967 - Mon, 15 Feb 2010 08:33:00 Re: What are you reading?
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"My Early Life" - Winston Churchill. :p

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#15968 - Mon, 15 Feb 2010 22:46:00 Re: What are you reading?
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Something appropriate to my current situation:"Catch-22" by Joseph Heller.

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#15969 - Mon, 15 Feb 2010 22:49:00 Re: What are you reading?
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Something appropriate to my current situation:"Catch-22" by Joseph Heller.
Blimey, that doesn't sound good. frown

Back on track, just picked up "Moab is my Washpot" by Stephen Fry. £3 in HMV if you're interested. I started a borrowed copy a couple of years ago and couldn't get on with it so shall give it another try. Also picked up "Ska'd for Life" by Horace Painter from the Specials as recommended by Paul above. Also £3 in HMV so another bargain. smile

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#15970 - Tue, 16 Feb 2010 00:23:00 Re: What are you reading?
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You could've saved yourself £6 if you'd got them from the libary - you spendthrift laugh

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#15971 - Tue, 16 Feb 2010 00:52:00 Re: What are you reading?
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Something appropriate to my current situation:"Catch-22" by Joseph Heller.
I think I know what this may refer to, but am keeping schtuum (if that's how you spell it).
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#15972 - Tue, 16 Feb 2010 16:38:00 Re: What are you reading?
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You could've saved yourself £6 if you'd got them from the libary - you spendthrift laugh
By the time I've paid for the diesel into town and the car park, it would cost more than £6!

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#15973 - Thu, 18 Feb 2010 01:10:00 Re: What are you reading?
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"The Judgement" and "The Trial" by Franz Kafka.

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#15974 - Thu, 18 Feb 2010 22:33:00 Re: What are you reading?
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"Man, Machine & Music" - Kraftwerk biography. smile

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#15975 - Fri, 19 Feb 2010 01:59:00 Re: What are you reading?
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Wizard's First Rule - Terry Goodkind

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#15976 - Fri, 19 Feb 2010 02:04:00 Re: What are you reading?
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Robert Barnard "A Fall from Grace" - honestly I'm halfway through chapter 4 and we've not even had the sniff of a dead body/murder yet....I'm losing interest..... laugh

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#15977 - Fri, 19 Feb 2010 22:52:00 Re: What are you reading?
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My occult books whilst the workmen were in, hoping to freak them into finishing asap, lol. wink

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#15978 - Wed, 24 Feb 2010 22:17:00 Re: What are you reading?
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"Mathematics in Western Culture" - Morris Kline

A sort of history of Mathematics from the time of the early Egyptians, and how its application has affected various aspects of cultural development.

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#15979 - Thu, 25 Feb 2010 01:49:00 Re: What are you reading?
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"London" by Corrado Augias, an Italian journalist who spent a lot of years in London and wrote this book on its history, culture and some anedoctes.
Getting ready for my April trip to London laugh

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#15980 - Tue, 02 Mar 2010 07:16:00 Re: What are you reading?
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Well finally finished aforementioned "crime" novel. I use the word "crime" very loosely as somebody falling over a cliff is hardly the stuff CSI is made of. I thought I was reading an old script of Eastenders.. lmao .. And I ploughed through waiting for a fantastic denouement and it was all tidied up with a car conversation...what a waste of time that was. How a former CWA dagger award winner can write something so flabby I have no idea. :rolleyes: Giving his books a wide berth now - and back to Karin Slaughter.... wink

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#15981 - Tue, 02 Mar 2010 21:45:00 Re: What are you reading?
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"Mathematics in Western Culture" - Morris Kline

A sort of history of Mathematics from the time of the early Egyptians, and how its application has affected various aspects of cultural development.
Good book. I've read 3/4 of his.

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#15982 - Wed, 03 Mar 2010 02:26:00 Re: What are you reading?
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It would've been "The Anglo-Saxons" by Frank Stenton, except someone bought it before me - however, I have read this book a year ago so will add it here. lol. wink

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#15983 - Wed, 03 Mar 2010 19:46:00 Re: What are you reading?
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[b] "Mathematics in Western Culture" - Morris Kline

A sort of history of Mathematics from the time of the early Egyptians, and how its application has affected various aspects of cultural development.
Good book. I've read 3/4 of his. [/b]
That's a coincidence, I've read about x 2 + (a+b)x + AB = (x + a)(x + b) of it.

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#15984 - Wed, 03 Mar 2010 23:18:00 Re: What are you reading?
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My date is a librarian, so I can't hide anymore wink So am reading a Simon Schama history book. (little anecdote, Simon hates my archaeologist friend as he isn't PC enough for his liberal tastes, lol wink ). :p

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#15985 - Wed, 03 Mar 2010 23:22:00 Re: What are you reading?
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#15986 - Wed, 03 Mar 2010 23:22:00 Re: What are you reading?
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I've read about x 2 + (a+b)x + AB = (x + a)(x + b) of it.
x 2?

Back to school wink

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#15987 - Wed, 03 Mar 2010 23:36:00 Re: What are you reading?
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Don't know much trigonometry.....lol (I know this is algebra, but was referring to an old rock n'roll song. lol). wink

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#15988 - Fri, 05 Mar 2010 01:47:00 Re: What are you reading?
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The 500+ page Caesar-biography by Adrian Goldsworthy (in translation).

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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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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?

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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?

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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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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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