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RE: Top 100 Fiction Poll Year Two. - 22/1/2013 8:36:01 PM   
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On The Road is one of my favourite books despite the fact it took me 5 months to read it.



It only took Kerouac three weeks to write it.

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RE: Top 100 Fiction Poll Year Two. - 22/1/2013 8:44:51 PM   
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Some days there's nothing quite like a bit of John Wyndham. For me, reading Wyndham is like that film you always watch when it's a wet Sunday or youíre sick in bed with death flu. I find his world oddly comforting despite the hell he brings to life. Day of the Triffids is brilliant.

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RE: Top 100 Fiction Poll Year Two. - 22/1/2013 8:53:07 PM   
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The Comfort of Dystopian Sci-fi. There's an article in that.

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RE: Top 100 Fiction Poll Year Two. - 22/1/2013 11:23:07 PM   
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Some days there's nothing quite like a bit of John Wyndham. For me, reading Wyndham is like that film you always watch when it's a wet Sunday or youíre sick in bed with death flu. I find his world oddly comforting despite the hell he brings to life. Day of the Triffids is brilliant.


Completely agree with this.

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RE: Top 100 Fiction Poll Year Two. - 23/1/2013 5:59:09 PM   
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Hey my format. Looks kinda cumbersome, glad I didn't have to do it for 100 books.

Passage to India - I think Forster was a proper genius.

On The Road - Surprised its so low in some ways. I think its great, anyway, but I respond to it much differently now then when a teenager.

Girlfriend in a Coma - Coupland makes me nod and feel warm in a way that I don't get with many writers, I think he understands how it feels to be alive in modern times better than anyone, I think I'll always be a big fan.

Waiting for Godot - Is magnificent, and kind of sums of the absurdity of existance in such a good way.

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RE: Top 100 Fiction Poll Year Two. - 23/1/2013 6:02:07 PM   
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Peanuts!

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RE: Top 100 Fiction Poll Year Two. - 23/1/2013 6:11:01 PM   
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Hey my format. Looks kinda cumbersome, glad I didn't have to do it for 100 books.



I'm actually finding it quite useful. Except for when I have to find a decent quote and bit of criticism for a book I've never read, like the Brookmyre one.

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On The Road - Surprised its so low in some ways. I think its great, anyway, but I respond to it much differently now then when a teenager.


I know what you mean, I think there's something about it that just calls out to you when you're a teenager.

quote:

Peanuts!


And much like On the Road, this quote, "I hate myself for not having enough nerve to talk to her! Well, that's not exactly true... I hate myself for a lot of other reasons too.", speaks to teen boys everywhere.

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RE: Top 100 Fiction Poll Year Two. - 23/1/2013 6:16:13 PM   
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Not just teen boys.

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RE: Top 100 Fiction Poll Year Two. - 23/1/2013 6:25:53 PM   
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Awwwwwww

For anyone who likes the Brookmyre, what do you like about it? It sounds kinda... not good. I'm wondering if it's worth my time reading it.

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RE: Top 100 Fiction Poll Year Two. - 23/1/2013 9:57:02 PM   
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I read On the Road and Catcher in the Rye when I was 14/15 and I disliked both. Coupland is someone Iíve never gotten on with so havenít read much. Peanuts is superb and Godot is sublime. Not read (or heard of One Fine DayÖ) it doesnít read like something I would especially enjoy.

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RE: Top 100 Fiction Poll Year Two. - 23/1/2013 10:35:56 PM   
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Not read (or heard of One Fine DayÖ) it doesnít read like something I would especially enjoy.


When I was looking for a quote for the thread, it just felt like everything I was finding was very slick. It's not the kind of writing I'm usually a fan of, but it was obviously out of context, so I'm not sure what to think.

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RE: Top 100 Fiction Poll Year Two. - 24/1/2013 12:28:27 AM   
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Girlfriend in a Coma was really dull.

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RE: Top 100 Fiction Poll Year Two. - 24/1/2013 10:28:26 PM   
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man - Superb.

The Stand - I read it once when I was young and impressionable, I know I enjoyed it then but would probably not be as enthusiastic today.

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy - I read a whole bunch of Smiley books last year and enjoyed most of them (The Honourable Schoolboy was a little eh) TTSS is a fantastic read.


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RE: Top 100 Fiction Poll Year Two. - 24/1/2013 10:35:44 PM   
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I generally prefer King's shorter work. I don't mind The Stand, but it's not a patch on The Reach.

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RE: Top 100 Fiction Poll Year Two. - 24/1/2013 10:39:46 PM   
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I have a copy of Skeleton Crew around somewhere so Iíll check it out.

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RE: Top 100 Fiction Poll Year Two. - 24/1/2013 10:43:45 PM   
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There's a couple of stories I really like in Skeleton Crew. As well as The Reach, The Monkey is in there, as is The Mist. I think The Man Who Would Not Shake Hands is in there too.

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RE: Top 100 Fiction Poll Year Two. - 25/1/2013 10:40:45 AM   
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The Raft, too.

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RE: Top 100 Fiction Poll Year Two. - 26/1/2013 4:50:15 PM   
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The Stand is entertaining.

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RE: Top 100 Fiction Poll Year Two. - 27/1/2013 1:25:22 AM   
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Did I vote for Jekyll and Hyde? I should have done.

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RE: Top 100 Fiction Poll Year Two. - 27/1/2013 9:57:26 AM   
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For anyone who likes the Brookmyre, what do you like about it? It sounds kinda... not good. I'm wondering if it's worth my time reading it.


One Fine Day... is just an incredible amount of fun. I really enjoy Brookmyre's writing and although he can overdo it at times, he doesn't in One Fine Day. The whole idea of the school reunion is something everyone can relate to too.

On the Road - meh
Jekyll and Hyde - good stuff

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RE: Top 100 Fiction Poll Year Two. - 27/1/2013 1:09:46 PM   
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For anyone who likes the Brookmyre, what do you like about it? It sounds kinda... not good. I'm wondering if it's worth my time reading it.


One Fine Day... is just an incredible amount of fun. I really enjoy Brookmyre's writing and although he can overdo it at times, he doesn't in One Fine Day. The whole idea of the school reunion is something everyone can relate to too.



The only time I like school reunions is in horror films where they all get massacred.

I might see if I can get a cheap copy at some point, because the stuff I read was all out of context.

G', I can't remember, I'd have to double-check your list.

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RE: Top 100 Fiction Poll Year Two. - 27/1/2013 1:16:10 PM   
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Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a fantastic book.

I will be reading Policeman later in the year.


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RE: Top 100 Fiction Poll Year Two. - 27/1/2013 1:17:08 PM   
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RE: Top 100 Fiction Poll Year Two. - 30/1/2013 8:28:22 AM   
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Brideshead is wonderful - there are some fantastic bits of writing in it.

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RE: Top 100 Fiction Poll Year Two. - 30/1/2013 7:15:33 PM   
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Brideshead is superb.

At the Mountains of Madness is brilliant and I want a bloody film from del Toro, I want six-foot-tall penguins!


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RE: Top 100 Fiction Poll Year Two. - 30/1/2013 8:00:45 PM   
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Brideshead is superb.

At the Mountains of Madness is brilliant and I want a bloody film from del Toro, I want six-foot-tall penguins!



Don't we all. Film or not


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RE: Top 100 Fiction Poll Year Two. - 30/1/2013 10:26:12 PM   
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Brideshead is superb.

At the Mountains of Madness is brilliant and I want a bloody film from del Toro, I want six-foot-tall penguins!



Don't we all. Film or not





Pale Fire - It is a fine poem but it is what is going on around that makes Pale Fire such a staggeringly imaginative and beautiful piece of art. Itís fantastic and I donít care how hipster that apparently makes me.

As for Streetcar, Williams and I do not get along all that great and Iím not a fan of it. The Simpsons did it best though.


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RE: Top 100 Fiction Poll Year Two. - 30/1/2013 10:42:33 PM   
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Pale Fire - It is a fine poem but it is what is going on around that makes Pale Fire such a staggeringly imaginative and beautiful piece of art. Itís fantastic and I donít care how hipster that apparently makes me.



Yeah. it's not liking Pale Fire that made you into a giant hipster.

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RE: Top 100 Fiction Poll Year Two. - 30/1/2013 10:59:06 PM   
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I still don't know what a fucking hipster is!

I'm going to assume Lolita is higher?



Have you listened to anymore Beyond the Pale?


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RE: Top 100 Fiction Poll Year Two. - 30/1/2013 11:01:40 PM   
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We've come to define it as someone who causes a Stallone fan to lose their shit.

Lolita, wait and see.

I haven't. I've got a bit caught up with some of the Orwell stuff. I need to have a blitz.

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