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RE: What Are You Reading? - 7/2/2013 5:17:01 PM   
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Just finished



which was an enjoyable enough read for only 20p. Starts off a little slowly but soon picks up pace.

Moved onto this straight away - only 80 pages into at the moment though



Had the entire Box-Set of A Song of Ice and Fire for Christmas and I am looking forward to reading the rest after what was a cracking start in A Game Of Thrones.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 10/2/2013 1:23:38 PM   
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RE: What Are You Reading? - 13/2/2013 2:49:22 AM   
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Im reading Lord of the Rings. I've seen the films (obvs) and decided to read the books after seeing The Hobbit. My god it's hard work.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 16/2/2013 10:03:56 AM   
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I finished The Life Of Pi yesterday which was good (i haven't seen the movie)

About to start Bradley Wiggins autobio. Hardback, urgh.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 16/2/2013 4:52:32 PM   
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RE: What Are You Reading? - 21/2/2013 11:05:38 AM   
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Really enjoying this so far.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 23/2/2013 11:59:07 AM   
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I'm really loving Game of Thrones. Even though I've seen the show and know what happens (to a certain point), it's still as gripping and exciting as anything. I also like how it's broken down into fairly small chapters, so it doesn't force you to commit to huge amounts every time you pick it up. Comes in handy on those nights when I just feel like reading a little bit. Another great quality in Martin's writing is that, despite the vast amounts of characters and back stories, it's fairly easy to keep up to speed with everything. I don't know how he makes something so complicated so readable.

The only drawback is knowing how much there is still to read. While I'm enjoying it immensely, there are other things I want to read, and GoT is going to take up at least a year of my life.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 24/2/2013 7:07:58 PM   
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this is one of those books which comes across as massively dated (and is a little dull).

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 24/2/2013 11:04:32 PM   
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Not bad so far - some of the stuff about Baldini is less interesting so i'm looking forward to when the focus is completely on Grenouille.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 25/2/2013 6:33:31 PM   
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Just finished



Amazing stuff - cannot wait to see how they do certain scenes when I get around to watching the tv series.

Started this straight away



25% of the way into and I can already say that this will not be my only Jack Reacher novel.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 27/2/2013 11:04:04 AM   
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Juest yesterday finished Wind Up Bird Chronicle by Murakami and started Bukowski's Women.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 27/2/2013 7:49:55 PM   
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Purchased largely because it's been 20p on Kindle for a while now! Only about 40 pages in but so far so good. Blurb makes it sound a little (but not quite) like Forrest Gump, except with a old man, and with the mawkish sappiness replaced with a dry wit!

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 3/3/2013 9:57:42 AM   
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Bought mostly because of the distantly upcoming Paul Thomas Anderson film version, but also because I've never read any Pynchon and this was a relatively short one. About 80 pages in and I am really enjoying it. It's complex without being complicated, and uses the word Groovey a lot, which is just a joy to read.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 3/3/2013 10:57:30 AM   
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RE: What Are You Reading? - 10/3/2013 12:26:59 AM   
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RE: What Are You Reading? - 10/3/2013 4:39:26 PM   
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RE: What Are You Reading? - 11/3/2013 1:42:52 PM   
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RE: What Are You Reading? - 11/3/2013 4:27:22 PM   
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Walsh deserves so much credit for sticking to his guns as one of the few to question Armstrong's success, as do many of the people featured in this, who were subject to intimidation tactics from Armstrong for speaking out to Walsh. This book tells a fascinating tale (which has admittedly repeats to some extent material from Walsh's other books and journalism, perhaps inevitably), but there is a sense of it being slightly rushed out in the wake of the decision to strip Armstrong of his titles. A little organisational reshuffle and a less rushed ending would have really tightened up a compelling tale.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 18/3/2013 2:51:47 PM   
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Started reading this last night and I could easily have stayed up into the early hours with it. A pretty intriguing first few chapters. I look forward to seeing where the story goes.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 19/3/2013 1:09:22 PM   
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I'm most of the way through this and not massively impressed:



As the title suggests it really is quite boring, which is a shame because Smith is usually a good storyteller. The sections on Jason Mewes' drug addiction are excellent though...

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 19/3/2013 11:13:13 PM   
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Just started this doorstop on the recommendation from a friend who thinks i'll enjoy it because it's about tennis.

See you in a month.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 22/3/2013 2:42:53 PM   
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Started reading this last night and I could easily have stayed up into the early hours with it. A pretty intriguing first few chapters. I look forward to seeing where the story goes.


Finished this last night. Really, really enjoyed it. I found the first person narrative a bit tough to get into at the beginning but after a while it was the third person interludes that I found jarring. After finishing I went straight into part 2 of The Kingkiller Chronicles.



About 100 pages in so far and it's just as good as the first book.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 22/3/2013 3:49:21 PM   
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Iíve just started Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon. Iíve seen the Curtis Hanson movie about six times. Iím very fond of it. So far itís very readable and not a difficult piece of overwritten literature that expects a lot from the reader to follow it. Itís about the literary scene so I was apprehensive about just how up itself it might be. Itís not.

It reminds me slightly of And Then There Was No One by Gilbert Adair for no obvious reason beyond the literary festival setting.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And_Then_There_Was_No_One

Itís currently part of a cheap reads section in Waterstones for £3. There is a big display stand and the books are specially published with a big red circle with the price in it. The circle is not a sticker, it is part of the cover. I assume itís a prominent store wide promotion of about twenty selected books.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 25/3/2013 3:42:35 PM   
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RE: What Are You Reading? - 25/3/2013 4:09:47 PM   
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Finished this last night. It's an insanely good read and I'd recommend it to anyone with even the slightest interest in fantasy. The 2 books (so far) are absolutely chock full of lore though so I reckon I'm going to start reading book one again, if only to see if a few of my theories stand up to scrutiny and also because I think book one will be even better having read book two. Roll on day three of the Kingkiller Chronicle.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 25/3/2013 11:59:43 PM   
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Finished A Game Of Thrones finally. Really great stuff. Then moved onto this...



...but I really struggled to get into it. It's just not very well written. Tries too hard to be intricate and descriptive, but ends up coming off very amateurish. I gave up about 50 pages in. Might go back to it at some point, but it's nowhere near as good as the film.

So anyway, I moved onto A Clash Of Kings. Already fantastic.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 26/3/2013 2:41:06 PM   
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RE: What Are You Reading? - 27/3/2013 12:12:22 AM   
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ORIGINAL: From_Hell

I'm most of the way through this and not massively impressed:



As the title suggests it really is quite boring, which is a shame because Smith is usually a good storyteller. The sections on Jason Mewes' drug addiction are excellent though...


Have you read 'Tough Shit', by the same Mr Smith? Much better, I promise you!


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RE: What Are You Reading? - 27/3/2013 11:24:02 AM   
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It wasn't that big a second ago! (As the Bishop said to the Actress)

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 27/3/2013 4:18:42 PM   
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