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RE: What Are You Reading? - 26/12/2012 4:46:43 PM   
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Decided to fuck off Easton Ellis in favour of the decidedly more fun Roald Dahl collection! Less Than Zero was so-so.

Have read The Magic Finger today, Esio Trot next (both I've never read before!). Looking forward to rediscovering those I read as a kid and discovering those I didn't but should have!

Woger, thanks for the tips on David Peace & Ellroy - I heard about the Red Riding series a few years ago when I think they were adapted for TV - meant to give them a try but never got round to it.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 27/12/2012 12:15:11 PM   
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Just started re-reading this again



and after that planning on reading LOTR again

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 27/12/2012 2:00:23 PM   
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Decided to fuck off Easton Ellis in favour of the decidedly more fun Roald Dahl collection! Less Than Zero was so-so.

Have read The Magic Finger today, Esio Trot next (both I've never read before!). Looking forward to rediscovering those I read as a kid and discovering those I didn't but should have!

Woger, thanks for the tips on David Peace & Ellroy - I heard about the Red Riding series a few years ago when I think they were adapted for TV - meant to give them a try but never got round to it.


I got that collection last Christmas and have nearly read them all. So much entertainment and fun, probably one of the best presents I've received in the last few years.

As for Ellroy, I love his work so you should really give it a go. I actually think The Black Dahlia is his poorest effort of the ones I've read but it's still excellent and one you can't put down once you're into it.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 27/12/2012 5:11:20 PM   
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Got a whole bunch of books over Christmas:



Considering GoT is about as long as the rest of them put together, I've plenty to keep my eyes busy for the next little while.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 1/1/2013 11:38:09 AM   
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This year I want to mostly read books I've not done so before.


First up...



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RE: What Are You Reading? - 1/1/2013 12:11:48 PM   
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I've just finished The Haunted Book by Jeremy Dyson. Wonderfully creepy, especially after the brilliant left-turn it takes about 2/3 in.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 1/1/2013 12:25:48 PM   
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RE: What Are You Reading? - 1/1/2013 12:37:33 PM   
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quote:

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I've just finished The Haunted Book by Jeremy Dyson. Wonderfully creepy, especially after the brilliant left-turn it takes about 2/3 in.




I'm hoping to purchase this in a few weeks, glad to hear it's good.


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RE: What Are You Reading? - 2/1/2013 12:01:57 PM   
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The last 5 books or so I've started I've given up with after about 10 pages. I hope that's not the case here.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 2/1/2013 2:45:36 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: impqueen

quote:

ORIGINAL: horribleives

I've just finished The Haunted Book by Jeremy Dyson. Wonderfully creepy, especially after the brilliant left-turn it takes about 2/3 in.




I'm hoping to purchase this in a few weeks, glad to hear it's good.



I'll second that. One of the most purely entertaining books I've read in a while.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 4/1/2013 7:40:23 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: impqueen

quote:

ORIGINAL: horribleives

I've just finished The Haunted Book by Jeremy Dyson. Wonderfully creepy, especially after the brilliant left-turn it takes about 2/3 in.


I'm hoping to purchase this in a few weeks, glad to hear it's good.



For optimum effect, make sure you read it late at night in the house on your own by candle-light in front of a coal fire during a power cut.
Or on the bus if you'd prefer.
I'm just about to start The House Of Rumour by Jake Arnott. Never read anything by him but been meaning to ever since watching the telly adaptations of The Long Firm and He Kills Coppers. By all accounts this new one sounds batshit mental.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 4/1/2013 7:51:30 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: horribleives

quote:

ORIGINAL: impqueen

quote:

ORIGINAL: horribleives

I've just finished The Haunted Book by Jeremy Dyson. Wonderfully creepy, especially after the brilliant left-turn it takes about 2/3 in.


I'm hoping to purchase this in a few weeks, glad to hear it's good.



For optimum effect, make sure you read it late at night in the house on your own by candle-light in front of a coal fire during a power cut.
Or on the bus if you'd prefer.
I'm just about to start The House Of Rumour by Jake Arnott. Never read anything by him but been meaning to ever since watching the telly adaptations of The Long Firm and He Kills Coppers. By all accounts this new one sounds batshit mental.


Will do, that sounds great.





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RE: What Are You Reading? - 4/1/2013 9:33:55 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: impqueen


quote:

ORIGINAL: horribleives

quote:

ORIGINAL: impqueen

quote:

ORIGINAL: horribleives

I've just finished The Haunted Book by Jeremy Dyson. Wonderfully creepy, especially after the brilliant left-turn it takes about 2/3 in.


I'm hoping to purchase this in a few weeks, glad to hear it's good.



For optimum effect, make sure you read it late at night in the house on your own by candle-light in front of a coal fire during a power cut.
Or on the bus if you'd prefer.
I'm just about to start The House Of Rumour by Jake Arnott. Never read anything by him but been meaning to ever since watching the telly adaptations of The Long Firm and He Kills Coppers. By all accounts this new one sounds batshit mental.


Will do, that sounds great.






I love the Moomins....

Is that book in the original comic format, Impqueen? Looks great. Cover art is really beautiful.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 4/1/2013 9:38:50 AM   
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Read the first two chapters on the train to/from work today. Early days yet obviously but good so far!


Maus is bloody outstanding. One of my favourite graphic novels of all time. A really harrowing, funny at times, uplifting story. Art Spiegelman's artwork is superb. Let us knowwhat your thoughts are after finishing!

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 4/1/2013 2:17:45 PM   
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It’s a hardcover edition with Tove Jansson illustrations in watercolour and pen and ink, it’s a really lovely book to have. I bought two copies before Christmas one for myself and another for my sister. My brother has all the originals.

I’m another fan of Maus. It was a blind but several years ago and is a stupendous piece of work, I was going to nominate it for the previous Lit HOF.

Onto this...




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RE: What Are You Reading? - 7/1/2013 9:34:39 AM   
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Currently reading this for the first time and finding it utterly addictive to the point where I can't wait to leave work to read it on the way home… Usually I manage 25-30 pages on a single journey but with this I've been pushing 50/60 and was most pleased on Friday when my train was delayed (with me on it) which gave me more time…

Sign of a good book!

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 7/1/2013 12:40:58 PM   
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Currently reading this for the first time and finding it utterly addictive to the point where I can't wait to leave work to read it on the way home… Usually I manage 25-30 pages on a single journey but with this I've been pushing 50/60 and was most pleased on Friday when my train was delayed (with me on it) which gave me more time…

Sign of a good book!




Oddly enough this was a Christmas present of mine and I picked it up today, I'm starting it tonight.


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RE: What Are You Reading? - 7/1/2013 1:06:32 PM   
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Awesome - let me know what you think!

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 7/1/2013 2:18:06 PM   
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Oooh, now I'm intrigued! Can't get it on Kindle though.. Will have to be good old fashioned paperback

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 7/1/2013 2:23:51 PM   
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If you haven't read it yet and get the version above, I'd advise to skip the introduction by Paul Theroux - there are one or two rather large spoilers in it.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 7/1/2013 2:47:33 PM   
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Just seen that it is at a local library so will pick that up at the weekend! It has a different cover than the one above.

Might have a break from IT and read this....

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 7/1/2013 3:48:24 PM   
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Yay book club haha

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 7/1/2013 4:03:11 PM   
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That's what I love about this thread! I see a book that someone is reading and think ooh, wonder what's that about. I read the summary, am intrigued and then want to read it. Some of the books I wouldn't look at otherwise

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 7/1/2013 5:50:19 PM   
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RE: What Are You Reading? - 7/1/2013 6:33:21 PM   
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Still currently reading this -


Got it before I went into hospital, but my concentration levels were shot and I didn't get to start reading it until a couple of weeks ago.


Prompted by a paragraph in that book, I then went online two nights ago and ordered this -



A book about the Ross Sea Party disaster.

And prompted by one of mattyb's comments in another thread, I ordered this too -



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RE: What Are You Reading? - 7/1/2013 6:51:01 PM   
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Let me know if it's a good read.


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RE: What Are You Reading? - 7/1/2013 7:22:38 PM   
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Let me know if it's a good read.



Ha, I didn't think you'd see this, I was going to message you to let you know you were directly responsible for me ordering this book. I'd seen it for years when I worked in bookshops and always thought it sounded interesting, but have always had a ton of unread books to crack on with. You just made me think, 'fuck it, I'm ordering it!'



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RE: What Are You Reading? - 7/1/2013 7:34:13 PM   
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I rarely post in here, but I always check in to get some recommendations for myself. Glad to see I inspired a purchase.

Of course, I'll feel bad if it's rubbish and you've wasted your money.


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RE: What Are You Reading? - 7/1/2013 7:41:26 PM   
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I rarely post in here, but I always check in to get some recommendations for myself. Glad to see I inspired a purchase.

Of course, I'll feel bad if it's rubbish and you've wasted your money.



If it's rubbish I'll be sending the invoice to your address.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 7/1/2013 7:52:21 PM   
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