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Offline Parky

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Books! The "What are you reading?" thread
« on: Sunday 26 February 2006, 10:30:39 pm »
Anybody recommend any good fiction etc..?
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Re: Recommend A Book.
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 26 February 2006, 10:32:42 pm »
"Elsewhere, at worst, modern commercial football could be seen as the mall rather than the circus; insidiously bland, decaffeinated and pre-packed, its relentless formulaic repetition an instrument for disabling consciousness rather than manipulating it."

David Goldblatt

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Re: Recommend A Book.
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 26 February 2006, 10:34:41 pm »
I was hoping more for personal recommendations. :book1:

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Re: Recommend A Book.
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 26 February 2006, 10:35:51 pm »
Jonny,

I just clicked it. :rofl:

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Re: Recommend A Book.
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 26 February 2006, 10:39:06 pm »
I just payed 8.99 for a pissing paperback, it's been a while since i bought a book. It's good though ''Elizabeth the Queen'', not what your looking for like.

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« Reply #5 on: Sunday 26 February 2006, 10:40:37 pm »
Its by that historian bloke with white hair.
Funnily enough I was toying with it in the shop yesterday. bluebigeek.gif bluebigeek.gif

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« Reply #6 on: Sunday 26 February 2006, 10:40:45 pm »
Neil Gaiman- Neverwhere.


Fooking briliant.

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« Reply #7 on: Sunday 26 February 2006, 10:41:54 pm »
Background NR?

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Re: Recommend A Book.
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 26 February 2006, 10:42:01 pm »
Jeff's Garage - Cheaper than some other garages.


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« Reply #10 on: Sunday 26 February 2006, 10:43:36 pm »
Kin hilarious.  bluelaugh.gif bluelaugh.gif

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« Reply #11 on: Sunday 26 February 2006, 10:45:37 pm »
Tell me why you like it Rocker....That is the secret idea of this thread.

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Re: Recommend A Book.
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 26 February 2006, 10:48:16 pm »
Its deep, very deep.

After 45 mins reading it will freak you out, not so much that you don't like it, this will keep you more interested.
Creates its own world, turning our own existence upside down.

I was hooked like.

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« Reply #13 on: Sunday 26 February 2006, 10:49:54 pm »
Like the sound of it.
Is it late night, train or showing off reading in park type of book?

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« Reply #14 on: Sunday 26 February 2006, 10:51:18 pm »
All of the above really. Actually, not on the train, it needs more concentration than that.

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« Reply #15 on: Sunday 26 February 2006, 10:52:13 pm »
Gettin it. :tongue3:

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« Reply #16 on: Sunday 26 February 2006, 10:52:32 pm »
In his first full-length novel, Gaiman, the comic-book mastermind, brings his talents to the black-and-white world of books, eschewing the darkly elegant illustrations that are a trademark of his comics. However, this journey to yet another fantastical realm is full of haunting images just the same. The story revolves around Richard Mayhew, a bumbling young businessman, who is about to discover a new side of London after helping a wounded girl named Door. He is trapped in an alternate dimension, known as London Below, or the Underground. Once he steps into it, he finds that his normal life no longer exists. The only chance of getting his old life back is to accompany Door on a dangerous mission across the Underground. Like adults stumbling through the pages of a bizarre children's story, Gaiman's likable protagonists fight off the sinister villains of this nebulous underworld. Shards of the concrete world continually pierce the surreal surroundings, as Gaiman weaves a link between the two dimensions of London. Gaiman's gift for mixing the absurd with the frightful give this novel the feeling of a bedtime story with adult sophistication. Readers will find themselves as unable to escape this tale as the characters themselves. Highly recommended.?Erin Cassin, formerly with "Library Journal"

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« Reply #17 on: Sunday 26 February 2006, 10:56:36 pm »
I'm going over some "classics" at the moment.

The last few books I've read are; 100 Years of Solitude; The Corporation; 1984; Animal Farm; and I'm currently plowing my way through Catch 22 (f*** me is that a long book!! Good though). I'd recommend them all.

Next it's a choice of; Brave New World; The Dice Man; The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman; Clockwork Orange (again) or I might try and finish Hidden Agendas or The Age of Reason.

What do you recommend?

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« Reply #18 on: Sunday 26 February 2006, 10:57:50 pm »
I'm going over some "classics" at the moment.

The last few books I've read are; 100 Years of Solitude; The Corporation; 1984; Animal Farm; and I'm currently plowing my way through Catch 22 (**** me is that a long book!! Good though). I'd recommend them all.

Next it's a choice of; Brave New World; The Dice Man; The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman; Clockwork Orange (again) or I might try and finish Hidden Agendas or The Age of Reason.

What do you recommend?
Think me mate is currently watching the film version of that  :tongue3:
"Elsewhere, at worst, modern commercial football could be seen as the mall rather than the circus; insidiously bland, decaffeinated and pre-packed, its relentless formulaic repetition an instrument for disabling consciousness rather than manipulating it."

David Goldblatt

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« Reply #19 on: Sunday 26 February 2006, 10:58:43 pm »
hows catch 22? i've always stuck to factual books, but the title catch 22 is tempting. also rockers book sounds good.

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« Reply #20 on: Sunday 26 February 2006, 11:01:21 pm »
I used to read the Age of Reason a lot. I had a very old paperback version in Paris. (With the Picasso cover).
Recently finished 'The Corporation'.


Just started "Confessions of an Economic hit man", by John Perkins. It's better than the corporation.
Core plot: Secret service specialists embedded in big corporations.

NewcastleRocker

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« Reply #21 on: Sunday 26 February 2006, 11:01:59 pm »
Anything by Michael Chrichton.

Terry Pratchett writes a meanie too.

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« Reply #22 on: Sunday 26 February 2006, 11:03:13 pm »
BNW, 1984 and Four legs good two legs bad are must reads for everyone obviously.

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« Reply #23 on: Sunday 26 February 2006, 11:05:06 pm »
Never got through Catch 22 or any thick Russian classics.....All purposefully started of course.

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« Reply #24 on: Sunday 26 February 2006, 11:06:33 pm »
I'm going over some "classics" at the moment.

The last few books I've read are; 100 Years of Solitude; The Corporation; 1984; Animal Farm; and I'm currently plowing my way through Catch 22 (**** me is that a long book!! Good though). I'd recommend them all.

Next it's a choice of; Brave New World; The Dice Man; The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman; Clockwork Orange (again) or I might try and finish Hidden Agendas or The Age of Reason.

What do you recommend?
Think me mate is currently watching the film version of that  :tongue3:

Funded by the CIA, don't ya know.