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RE: What Are You Reading? - 12/2/2006 9:11:30 AM   
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RE: What Are You Reading? - 12/2/2006 12:52:03 PM   
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RE: What Are You Reading? - 12/2/2006 7:44:35 PM   
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The Mad Ship by Robin Hobb.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 12/2/2006 9:19:08 PM   
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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.
 
My copy is a Folio Society hardback version that I have never opened until today. It came in a set with Emma and Sense and Sensibility that I got 10 years ago but I didn't get round to reading it until now.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 12/2/2006 9:26:57 PM   
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The Greatest Sci-Fi Movies never made by David Hughes.
Good book for loo reading................

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 13/2/2006 4:51:26 AM   
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Glamorama By Bret Easton Ellis not as good as the other ones.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 15/2/2006 10:27:47 AM   
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RE: What Are You Reading? - 15/2/2006 11:32:39 AM   
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I've just finished The Sunne in Splendour which was great. Really interesting and worryingly addictive reading, I'm feeling really upset that it's over now.

I'm now trying to decide between The Rotters Club by Johnathon Coe and The Glass Palace by Amitov Ghosh. Both have been really strongly reccomended to me by different people so I might just start both and see which grabs me fastest.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 15/2/2006 1:19:54 PM   
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Nearly finished The Light Fantastic after which I'm gonna tackle the other discworld books that are collecting dust on my shelf.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 15/2/2006 3:27:07 PM   
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READ THE ROTTERS CLUB  if ever you get the chance....a truly amazing book. Also Atonement is really beautiful, arguably the best book by Ian McEwan...much better than Enduring Love in my opinion. Well theres my contribution, heh...lame as it may be, those are my two favourite books.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 15/2/2006 5:00:23 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Krazy_Beyootiful

I've just finished The Sunne in Splendour which was great. Really interesting and worryingly addictive reading, I'm feeling really upset that it's over now.


And whats wrong with the other one?

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 15/2/2006 6:44:27 PM   
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I just finished Boy by Roald Dahl. I didn't know he ws a prize winning photographer, or that he had his nose nearly sliced off aged 11.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 15/2/2006 7:33:20 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Izzardesque2

quote:

ORIGINAL: Krazy_Beyootiful

I've just finished The Sunne in Splendour which was great. Really interesting and worryingly addictive reading, I'm feeling really upset that it's over now.


And whats wrong with the other one?

Well, it isn't a continuation of the story so good though I'm sure it will be it's not going to help in that sense. I'm not reading it straight away because I wanted to read something different. It'll be next though!

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 15/2/2006 9:36:27 PM   
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Anthony Hopkins - The (updated) Biography.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 16/2/2006 3:11:12 PM   
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Okay - I'm now reading The Glass Palace by Amitov Ghosh and Here Be Dragons by Sharon Penman. Both are good so far but I'm no more than 5 chapters into either.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 16/2/2006 3:15:10 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Krazy_Beyootiful

and Here Be Dragons by Sharon Penman.


Good girl!!

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 16/2/2006 3:15:45 PM   
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Abandoned as a boy in Kansas, Fatty Arbuckle found adulation in Hollywood in the early days of cinema. During his heyday he was more popular than Charlie Chaplin and became the first screen actor to make a million dollars a year. But in 1921 Fatty was accused of the rape and murder of an actress he had met in San Francisco. Although he was later acquitted, the virulent press speculation Arbuckle received destroyed his career. "I, Fatty" imagines Arbuckle taking centre stage to recount his life story - from humble beginnings to dramatic downfall, and the result is an utterly compelling, highly original and beautifully written novel which deserves the widest possible audience.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 16/2/2006 6:26:14 PM   
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oooh, that looks interesting...  *scurries off to Amazon*

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 16/2/2006 6:28:44 PM   
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RE: What Are You Reading? - 17/2/2006 9:48:38 AM   
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oooh, that looks interesting...  *scurries off to Amazon*


Doesn't it just... *scurries off to eBay like the cheapskate he is!*

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 17/2/2006 10:35:50 AM   
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quote:

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Abandoned as a boy in Kansas, Fatty Arbuckle found adulation in Hollywood in the early days of cinema. During his heyday he was more popular than Charlie Chaplin and became the first screen actor to make a million dollars a year. But in 1921 Fatty was accused of the rape and murder of an actress he had met in San Francisco. Although he was later acquitted, the virulent press speculation Arbuckle received destroyed his career. "I, Fatty" imagines Arbuckle taking centre stage to recount his life story - from humble beginnings to dramatic downfall, and the result is an utterly compelling, highly original and beautifully written novel which deserves the widest possible audience.


This deals with his story aswell.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0312184107/sr=8-20/qid=1140172238/ref=sr_1_20/103-9953847-7979856?%5Fencoding=UTF8


I'm reading "A short history of nearly everything" by Bill Bryson, finding it really good so far. I'll definitely have to give it a read again after I finish it as its pretty heavy.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 17/2/2006 11:26:14 AM   
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Just about to start 'The Historian'  - has anyone else read it ?

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 17/2/2006 1:40:01 PM   
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Finished "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" by Ken Kesey a few days ago.  An intense, haunting, entertaining, and slightly depressing read.  The film is good too.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 17/2/2006 1:40:57 PM   
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Only just started it but it looks a cracking read so far

Finished it now. Worth a look but nothing to write home about.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 17/2/2006 5:49:55 PM   
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I just finished Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. To be honest it wasn't that exciting cause I'd seen the film, so maybe the others will thrill me a bit more.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 17/2/2006 11:19:37 PM   
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I've finally finished The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos RuŪz Zafůn which was excellent and am currently reading a very naff book called "Writ In Blood" by James A. Moore. Apparently it's book 1 of the Serenity Falls trilogy. Can't say I've ever heard of the guy but I was after something light and easy when I was in the States last weekend and this fits the bill. I really ought to be reading some Agatha Christie book that my mate lent me, but that will follow what I'm reading now.

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 18/2/2006 9:39:21 AM   
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1984, and I'm addicted to it!

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 18/2/2006 5:09:15 PM   
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About to start on some book called The Da Vinci Code.  You may have heard of it!

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RE: What Are You Reading? - 19/2/2006 8:38:40 PM   
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At the moment I am reading:



Wonderfully written, and itís fun to spot occurrences from previous parts popping up in other ones. The only problem Iím having with it at the moment is apart from the central theme of the novel, it reads more like short stories rather than one collective narrative. Hopefully itíll be rounded off at the end.


I donít pretend to understand the political satire of it, and I donít think it matters when the novel is as compelling, and great as this one.


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RE: What Are You Reading? - 20/2/2006 9:36:59 AM   
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Ghostwritten is one of my all-time favourite books; a beautiful, engrossing work that just gets better with each reading.  And don't worry Mogwai - it comes together beautifully!

Me, I'm going through a comedy/fantasy phase at the minute, so i've got Robert Rankin's Brightonomicon and Tom Holt's Earth, Air, Fire and Custard on the go.  And very enjoyable they are too.

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