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Re: The Last Book You Read

Postby tenpercenter » Mon Dec 26, 2011 12:01 am

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Re: The Last Book You Read

Postby Forever Jung » Mon Dec 26, 2011 7:59 pm

:twisted: I'm taking another visit to Pet Semetery.

Nearly finished in fact.
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Re: The Last Book You Read

Postby insaneasperger » Mon Dec 26, 2011 8:33 pm

Forever Jung wrote::twisted: I'm taking another visit to Pet Semetery.

Nearly finished in fact.



That's a good book!

I'm currently half way through the silent girl by tess gerritsten it's pretty good!
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Re: The Last Book You Read

Postby CatNamedRudy » Tue Dec 27, 2011 3:44 pm

I just finished a book called "Child 44" It was about a man who worked for the Soviet MGB right after WWII and his quest to solve a series of murders. It was the first novel the author had written and it was fairly decent. A bit unbelievable at points but that's usually par for the course in these types of books.

I recently started the Game of Thrones series. Only a couple chapters in but I'd like to get the first book finished before the next season of the show starts.
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Re: The Last Book You Read

Postby Dorset Girl » Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:37 pm

'Toast', by Nigel Slater.

Found it on a bus - it had been left there deliberately, it's one of a million books that were 'released into the wild' to celebrate 2011's World Book Night. It has a number in it, I'm going to go to the website and register it in a moment, then I can find out how far it's travelled!

It's a great read - an autobiography of a childhood remembered through food! Kind of hard to explain, but I would definitely recommend reading it.
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Re: The Last Book You Read

Postby Forever Jung » Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:06 am

:twisted: Currently reading The Godfather.
Been a fan of the film for years, but this is the first time i've been through the book.
Enjoyable read so far 8-)
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Re: The Last Book You Read

Postby barnaclelapse » Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:45 pm

I've never read it either.

I'd like to though.

I finished "The Elephant Vanishes", and since I tragically don't have any more Haruki Murakami books (the only other one I have is "The Wind-Up Bird Chronicles") I went back to finishing "Life of Pi." It's good, but my mind keeps wanting to get back into Murakami's wonderfully strange world.
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Re: The Last Book You Read

Postby Dorset Girl » Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:39 pm

Albania - Who Cares?

Written by a BBC News correspondent, in 1992. The horrific true stories it contains make me feel thankful for my own comfortable and safe life. Tales of torture, starvation and all deprivation. I looked up some of the News footage from the time - the BBC filmed inside an orphanage where the children had literally nothing - no food, clothes, chairs, heat, blankets, window glass, beds, toys, clean water, baths, carpet, toilets...

I'd like to see how things have changed in the country since that time. I wonder if there has been an 'Albania two decades on' type documentary made?
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Re: The Last Book You Read

Postby barnaclelapse » Sun Jan 22, 2012 5:14 pm

That sounds interesting, if not ridiculously, soul-crushingly depressing.
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Re: The Last Book You Read

Postby CatNamedRudy » Sun Jan 22, 2012 6:22 pm

Dorset Girl wrote:Albania - Who Cares?

Written by a BBC News correspondent, in 1992. The horrific true stories it contains make me feel thankful for my own comfortable and safe life. Tales of torture, starvation and all deprivation. I looked up some of the News footage from the time - the BBC filmed inside an orphanage where the children had literally nothing - no food, clothes, chairs, heat, blankets, window glass, beds, toys, clean water, baths, carpet, toilets...

I'd like to see how things have changed in the country since that time. I wonder if there has been an 'Albania two decades on' type documentary made?


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Re: The Last Book You Read

Postby tubalcain » Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:30 pm

The King's England; Hampshire, to be precise.
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Re: The Last Book You Read

Postby Maple » Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:27 am

Backbeat, the Earl Palmer story. Earl Palmer was one of the greatest session musicians. Everyone on this forum has heard Earl Palmer. He died a while ago. Earl was a hero of mine. He still is. I constantly teach his style and pass on his legacy to students. I will never be Earl, but I can help people learn from his massive contribution. I believe he is the most recorded musician in history at this time.
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Re: The Last Book You Read

Postby Dorset Girl » Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:53 pm

Spoiler: show
The 'Playmobil Collector' book.
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Re: The Last Book You Read

Postby Moon-Crane » Sat Jan 28, 2012 3:09 pm

Dorset Girl wrote:
Spoiler: show
The 'Playmobil Collector' book.
:oops:


:D Anything in particular caught your eye in there? And you can't just say 'everything!' :lol:
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Re: The Last Book You Read

Postby CatNamedRudy » Sat Jan 28, 2012 3:26 pm

Dorset Girl wrote:
Spoiler: show
The 'Playmobil Collector' book.
:oops:


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Spoiler: show
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Re: The Last Book You Read

Postby Dorset Girl » Sat Jan 28, 2012 5:24 pm

It's true. :( I need to start attending
Spoiler: show
Playmobil
Anonymous meetings.
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Re: The Last Book You Read

Postby Maple » Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:36 am

I am currently reading 4 books and about to finish one of them, an historical novel by Allan Masse, Tiberius. It is ok. He is no Robert Graves though.

The work I am really enjoying though is, The Will. A work of philosophy by a fellow Australian Professor Brian O'Shaughnessy. I had been putting it off due to time constraints, but now I wish to finish both volumes.

The other work is a comedic novel, A confederacy of dunces, by John Kennedy Toole. It is very funny. :-D
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Re: The Last Book You Read

Postby Forever Jung » Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:19 pm

:twisted: Taking another journey through Red Dwarf - Infinity welcomes careful drivers.
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Re: The Last Book You Read

Postby barnaclelapse » Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:51 pm

A biography of Edna St. Vincent. It's not too bad.
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Re: The Last Book You Read

Postby Moon-Crane » Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:27 pm

The 75th Anniversary book for Oor Wullie and The Broons. Dudley D Watkins was a legend of british comic strip art.
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Re: The Last Book You Read

Postby kat » Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:05 pm

Forever Jung wrote::twisted: Taking another journey through Red Dwarf - Infinity welcomes careful drivers.


I haven't read that in ages, years at least
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Re: The Last Book You Read

Postby Dorset Girl » Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:22 pm

Forever Jung wrote::twisted: Taking another journey through Red Dwarf - Infinity welcomes careful drivers.


One of my favourite books ever. That and 'Better Than Life' weave all the stories from S1-6 into a coherent story, in a pretty amazing way. Grant and Naylor write much better together than they do seperately IMHO - one brings the sci-fi, the other brings the humour.
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Re: The Last Book You Read

Postby Dorset Girl » Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:25 pm

Kate Atkinson - Case Histories

I've not read any of her books until now, for some reason I was under the impression that she wrote trashy 'romance' novels, which I usually dislike intensely! However, I was totally wrong. I picked this one up from a 'book crossing' site - has anyone heard of them? That's the third BC book I've had now.

Anyway - an excellent novel, I really enjoyed it. Lots of different threads and twists, all coming together at the end.
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Re: The Last Book You Read

Postby Forever Jung » Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:19 am

:twisted: Has anyone read the RD book Last Human?
I remember hearing a long time ago that it was much more serious.
Therfore i've avoided it like the plague.
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Re: The Last Book You Read

Postby Paul B » Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:47 am

Forever Jung wrote::twisted: Has anyone read the RD book Last Human?
I remember hearing a long time ago that it was much more serious.
Therfore i've avoided it like the plague.

Yeah, like Doug Naylor's solo Dwarf episodes, it was much more sci-fi and less comedy orientated. The plot was decent, but it just wasn't Red Dwarf. Rob Grant's Backwards makes a much more satisfying conclusion to the novels. He was clearly the funnier half of the partnership.
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