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RE: What books have you bought recently? - 20/12/2007 11:38:02 PM   
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i bought amber spyglass

High fidelity - Nick Hornby (well was a bday present but still)

battling threw subtle knife - which is proper good.



Have you started this one yet? It's very good

I've bought this for my brother for Christmas but will probably borrow it from him when he's read it
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na man - i just finished Subtle Knife - and it was a fucking brilliant book - im gona start reading Amber Spyglass so i can look in the 'his dark materials' thread and comment on the books.  then i will start on high fidelity!


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RE: What books have you bought recently? - 22/12/2007 10:49:57 PM   
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a christas present for my mum...
 
 but i will be borrowing it once she's finished.  any thoughts on whether i should read it before or after seeing the film?


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RE: What books have you bought recently? - 23/12/2007 10:42:09 AM   
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RE: What books have you bought recently? - 23/12/2007 10:46:28 AM   
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The Lovely Bones is an atrocious book, written in that particularly delightful shade of debut-author purple. Naturally, it won just about every award bar the Nobel and the Booker. Here are some gems from the prose:

"Her eyes blazed like small ferocious olives."

"She ascended into the skies, with a veil across her face like cheesecloth."

Thankfully it's a pretty short read, but be prepared for some pain.

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RE: What books have you bought recently? - 23/12/2007 5:19:46 PM   
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The Lovely Bones is an atrocious book, written in that particularly delightful shade of debut-author purple. Naturally, it won just about every award bar the Nobel and the Booker.


I actually quite liked it. Sure it's not perfect but it's an enjoyable read, despite the subject matter. As for reading it before seeing the film, I would guess that it wouldn't matter too much. I don't think that there are any twists in it that will be spoilt by seeing the film first. None that I can remember anyway.

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RE: What books have you bought recently? - 23/12/2007 9:46:41 PM   
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RE: What books have you bought recently? - 23/12/2007 10:35:14 PM   
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The Lovely Bones is an atrocious book, written in that particularly delightful shade of debut-author purple. Naturally, it won just about every award bar the Nobel and the Booker. Here are some gems from the prose:

"Her eyes blazed like small ferocious olives."

"She ascended into the skies, with a veil across her face like cheesecloth."

Thankfully it's a pretty short read, but be prepared for some pain.



the only line i remember from that book - even though it was an ok book was

'the end came anyway' end of the fist chapter

some of the most powerful words ive ever read


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RE: What books have you bought recently? - 27/12/2007 8:49:44 PM   
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RE: What books have you bought recently? - 28/12/2007 8:35:03 PM   
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I haven't read a non work-related book in about 4 months, so am trying to catch up a bit. I wasn't too sure about The Jane Austen Book Club, but I like to read the book before I see the film.

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RE: What books have you bought recently? - 29/12/2007 7:30:05 AM   
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I haven't read a non work-related book in about 4 months, so am trying to catch up a bit. I wasn't too sure about The Jane Austen Book Club, but I like to read the book before I see the film.




I tend to be the other way round. Film first, books later. Not sure why really.

I own those three but have only read Stardust, very good.

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RE: What books have you bought recently? - 29/12/2007 5:26:16 PM   
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I was very pleased to get these two for £25 at Waterstones, bargin!





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RE: What books have you bought recently? - 30/12/2007 8:09:13 AM   
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RE: What books have you bought recently? - 30/12/2007 8:09:57 AM   
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I've been after a good Hitchcock book, is this worth it?

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RE: What books have you bought recently? - 30/12/2007 9:05:54 AM   
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RE: What books have you bought recently? - 30/12/2007 4:28:04 PM   
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Shakespeare - by bill bryson

but first i must finish

The Amber Spyglass
High Fidelity
Hamlet


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RE: What books have you bought recently? - 30/12/2007 5:43:42 PM   
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I've been after a good Hitchcock book, is this worth it?




Having only started it yesterday I can not really give you a precise reading however it is a great read (and effortlessly easy to read) so far, exceptionally interesting and looks to be a very good source for Hitchcock and his Work, that I can see myself coming back to in order to clear up information or for referencing purposes. The book has a lot of in-depth information about each of his films and does not seem to be sensationalising the more “tawdry” side of Hitch’s apparent life (though his driven nature and neurosis are discussed) as it was in The Dark Side of Genius.
 
  
 Also at £12.99 it is a bargain.
  


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RE: What books have you bought recently? - 1/1/2008 12:53:27 AM   
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Thanks for that! I might just have to pick this one up.

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RE: What books have you bought recently? - 1/1/2008 10:26:26 AM   
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RE: What books have you bought recently? - 1/1/2008 10:24:57 PM   
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< Message edited by Gimli The Dwarf -- 2/1/2008 10:58:34 PM >


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RE: What books have you bought recently? - 3/1/2008 1:09:03 PM   
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At the moment I'm working in an Oxfam Book shop a couple of days a week.  Which is handle for some good cheap finds.  I recently picked up Dancing in the Dark, The Time Out Guide to Berlin and J.D. Ballard's Crash.

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RE: What books have you bought recently? - 3/1/2008 4:00:21 PM   
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On homersimpson_esq's recommendation in the Literature thread.  Can't wait to get into it.

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RE: What books have you bought recently? - 10/1/2008 12:07:12 AM   
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bought today in buy one get one half price at borders:
 
 after reading an excellent recommendation from nick hornby. 
 i can't wait to read this! i just have to make room for it in my 'to read' pile!!

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RE: What books have you bought recently? - 10/1/2008 5:03:11 AM   
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The Catcher In The Rye, by J.D. Salinger

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RE: What books have you bought recently? - 11/1/2008 5:48:48 AM   
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RE: What books have you bought recently? - 12/1/2008 7:54:52 PM   
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Today, I ordered The Dark is Rising sequence (minus The Dark is Rising because I got that for Christmas) from Amazon. I saw the film and it wasn't that great, but the books looks really good so I'm looking forward to reading them. I just gotta read The Amber Spyglass first cos I don't wanna be mixing up my fantasy novels.

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RE: What books have you bought recently? - 13/1/2008 3:25:23 PM   
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RE: What books have you bought recently? - 13/1/2008 3:46:01 PM   
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RE: What books have you bought recently? - 15/1/2008 6:15:00 PM   
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 All from the ever reliable Amazon. Their delivery efficiency astonished me yesterday when I ordered the top book - ordered at about 5, posted around 7, here by the morning.

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RE: What books have you bought recently? - 15/1/2008 9:10:39 PM   
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Good to see another Terry Pratchett fan on the forums, The Light Fantastic is a great book. I've just bought;


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RE: What books have you bought recently? - 15/1/2008 9:27:06 PM   
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Bobatim - i read high fidelity - it made me laugh - made me depressed - but overall its the best book ive read. I was like rob about six months  ago - apart from the stalking. what a fucking wkd book.

bought The kite Runner and Shantaram


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