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RE: What Are You Reading? - 10/1/2006 4:22:41 PM   
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I've just finished the next Shane Maloney book Nice Try but I was a little disappointed in this one, it was no where near as good as the last two. I'm currently reading Memoirs of a Geshia in prep for the film and I'm really enjoying it so far! I almost spilt my jelly when I was reading it over lunch in uni today. How embarrassing he he.

Edit: wow if you don't check these messages properly you end up spelling like a fool!

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 10/1/2006 6:47:48 PM   
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its absolutely hilarious and very very silly!!

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 10/1/2006 6:50:53 PM   
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The Wrong Way Home by Peter Moore, all about travelling from London to Sydney - without flying!


Excellent book! Really enjoyed it!

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 10/1/2006 7:51:18 PM   
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RE: What Are You Reading? - 10/1/2006 8:22:24 PM   
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Reading it for a second time.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 10/1/2006 11:56:56 PM   
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RE: What Are You Reading? - 11/1/2006 1:24:56 PM   
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RE: What Are You Reading? - 11/1/2006 2:05:38 PM   
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Currently reading Rich Hall's Things Snowball having just read his Otis Lee Crenshaw: I blame society which was hilarious!

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 11/1/2006 6:07:17 PM   
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ORIGINAL: HIM

I'm currently reading Catch-22 by Joseph Heller.



I'm up to chapter 6 now but I've found it a bit hard going. The narrative is all over the place and keeps flitting about between lots of characters and events. There doesn't seem to be much of a story yet either, but I kinda know it's about Yossarian's attempt to avoid fighting at all costs. There has been little hints at the humour though which I loved. "You've got flies in your eyes that's why you can't see them."

I'm going to persevere though because I get the feeling that it'll grab me soon and I'll start to love it.



I felt exactly the same as you after 6 chapters...

Unfortunately I felt exactly the same when I finished it.  

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 11/1/2006 6:11:43 PM   
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The bit where Clevinger is up in front of the Action Borad (the bloated Colonol with big fat mustache, Lieutenant Scheisskopf and Major Metcalf) in Chapter 8 is fucking hilarious!
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ORIGINAL: Dirty Bear

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ORIGINAL: HIM

I'm currently reading Catch-22 by Joseph Heller.



I'm up to chapter 6 now but I've found it a bit hard going. The narrative is all over the place and keeps flitting about between lots of characters and events. There doesn't seem to be much of a story yet either, but I kinda know it's about Yossarian's attempt to avoid fighting at all costs. There has been little hints at the humour though which I loved. "You've got flies in your eyes that's why you can't see them."

I'm going to persevere though because I get the feeling that it'll grab me soon and I'll start to love it.



I felt exactly the same as you after 6 chapters...

Unfortunately I felt exactly the same when I finished it.  


Well I'm up to Chapter 16 now and although I'm liking it a lot more it still hasn't grabbed me. Although as I said earlier, the bit where Clevinger is up in front of the Action Borad (the bloated Colonol with big fat mustache, Lieutenant Scheisskopf and Major Metcalf) in Chapter 8 is fucking hilarious! One of the funniest things I've ever heard.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 11/1/2006 6:15:07 PM   
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Oh, I agree that was a great scene, and there are loads of great scenes. It's just all the crap in between. As a book it's just a long, meandering mess which is very hard to read and goes nowhere. I realise this is sorta the point, but I felt I wanted more for the effort I put into it.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 14/1/2006 7:13:44 PM   
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It's very amusing.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 14/1/2006 8:20:38 PM   
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Just bought Breakfast at Tiffanys by Truman Capote
Im really interested in seeing Capote but couldnt find In Cold Blood so this will have to do!


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RE: What Are You Reading? - 15/1/2006 2:19:11 PM   
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Read Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince again.
Going to make a start on Snobs by Julian Fellowes.

Breakfast at Tiffanys is lovely, I rather enjoyed it.  Yeah Capote seems like an interesting film.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 15/1/2006 10:09:35 PM   
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I'm reading The Shadow Of The Wind by, I think, Carlos Ruiz Zafón. It's really good so far, which I'm quite surprised at as I only got it cos it was part of a promotion.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 15/1/2006 11:55:10 PM   
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I was reading that until I lost my bag on Friday night....

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 16/1/2006 9:08:33 AM   
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Just finished Digital Fortress by Dan Brown. Just started Bill Bryson's A Short History of Nearly Everything.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 16/1/2006 11:26:52 AM   
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ORIGINAL: i007_Bond_007i

Just finished Digital Fortress by Dan Brown. Just started Bill Bryson's A Short History of Nearly Everything.


That's spooky - just finished D_F myself.  Not as good as the others, mind.  Now on 'Close Range' by Annie Prolux - a collection of short stories that includes 'Brokeback Mountain'.  Have just picked it up, so this could take a while...  or not!;) 

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 16/1/2006 7:46:58 PM   
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After being absorbed in Memoirs of a Geisha I'm back reading Shane Maloney. The fourth book is The Big Ask and after the slightly disappointing Nice Try this one is shaping up to be as witty and gripping as the original two!  

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 16/1/2006 8:00:15 PM   
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The Orchard Theif - Susan Orlean
At Swim Two Birds - Flann O Brien
Brave New World - Adulous Huxley
Wind-Up Bird Chronicle - Haruki Murakami
Hitchcock - The Dark Side Of Genius
The Essential Jennifer Johnston
Schindler's Ark - Keneally

Two other film books and some stuff for school.

I always have a couple of books on at the one time. Sigh.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 16/1/2006 8:05:47 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Amelie_Scotland

Just bought Breakfast at Tiffanys by Truman Capote
Im really interested in seeing Capote but couldnt find In Cold Blood so this will have to do!



Try and get ahold of his collection of short stories, non-fiction and random scraps, Music for Chameleons.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 18/1/2006 9:57:53 PM   
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I'm reading:

By Myself...And Then Some by Lauren Bacall

Goodnight, Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 18/1/2006 11:04:58 PM   
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My mate is trying (and I think succeeding in) getting me into to graphic novels so I'm currently reading Wanted by Mark Millar, and will then be moving onto V for Vendetta by Alan Moore.


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RE: What Are You Reading? - 19/1/2006 11:36:39 PM   
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ORIGINAL: i007_Bond_007i

Just started Bill Bryson's A Short History of Nearly Everything.



Excellent book. Currently reading



Near the end it is really a very good book. The reccommendation on the front is from Stephen Fry. Is anybody else so shallow that a good recommendation from the right person mean you must buy the book ?

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 20/1/2006 10:09:31 AM   
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RE: What Are You Reading? - 20/1/2006 10:26:33 AM   
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RE: What Are You Reading? - 20/1/2006 1:23:41 PM   
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Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden. I wasn't sure I was going to like this book, I've had it for ages and not read it, but I started it yesterday in determination to read it before seeing the film and I'm over halfway through already, and I don't want to stop reading it. It's an amazingly absorbing and fascinating book - cliched as it sounds I can't put it down.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 20/1/2006 1:42:50 PM   
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Stop reading and revise KB!!

I'm currently finishing off Shadow of the Wind (it went missing in action for a while!), a fantasy book by Kate Elliot called Child of Flame (4th in a series) and just started a travel book called The Full Montezuma by Peter Moore.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 20/1/2006 2:10:03 PM   
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I'm trying Izzy - but it's calling to me to read it.

Did you enjoy Shadow of the Wind?

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 20/1/2006 3:08:52 PM   
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I was so disappointed with Breakfast at Tiffanys!
it was dull,unromantic and Holly Golightly was an incredibly unlikeable character!
Im still going to read more Capote though.Might as well give him another chance.


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