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What’s everyone reading?

Discussion in 'Randomination' started by Grays_1890, 14 Jun 2020.

  1. Mikey10

    Mikey10 Vedran Corluka

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    Enjoyed this, Parklane - thanks for the recommendation. Not sure about the title, given that it traces Lennon’s whole life, but a good read.
     
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    parklane1 Terry Dyson

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    Glad you enjoyed it, i have just finished this by another artist i was a fan of.


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  3. Hotshot-Tottenham

    Hotshot-Tottenham Chris Armstrong

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    The Gate, François Bizot.

    True story of his time in Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge.

    Struggling to get into it tbh, not clicking with the style yet but that could be the translation.

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  4. NoLimits01

    NoLimits01 Scott Parker

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  5. Mikey10

    Mikey10 Vedran Corluka

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    Long Shadows and High Hopes, by Neil Fraser. A biography of The The’s Matt Johnson.
     
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  6. Baleforce

    Baleforce Steve Archibald

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    ooh, is there an English version now?

    I read The Honourable Schoolboy recently, Le Carre leant heavily on this for one of the characters in this.
     
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  7. Hotshot-Tottenham

    Hotshot-Tottenham Chris Armstrong

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    Le Carré references that in the foreword.

    The translation is dated 2003 :D

    I picked it up in a charity shop.
     
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    johnola Teemu Tainio

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    Ooh will have a look for that. Original act.
     
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    Baleforce Steve Archibald

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    Mr_B Niko Kranjcar

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    the english by robert tombs, sapiens by yuval Noah Harari and anything by david "peep show" mitchell
     
  11. Hotshot-Tottenham

    Hotshot-Tottenham Chris Armstrong

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    Rorschach Vivian Woodward

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    One of my favourite bands. Infected is a classic.
     
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    Mikey10 Vedran Corluka

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    Been revisiting all the albums as I read the book. The run from Soul Mining through to Dusk is flawless really.
     
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    Daisuk Jack Jull

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    How to talk to strangers by Malcolm Gladwell. I really like it. Very well written about how we perceive others and others perceive us and how often we misunderstand one another.
     
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    greatwhitenorf Mitchell Thomas

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    Just got the cottage opened the past three weeks. The library shelves contain many great reads - the epic, ultra-serious Dune books, the hilarious, piszs-taking Flashman series and the inter- and inner- galactic perspectives of Neil Stephenson and William Gibson respectively. Among many others.

    But for blending pleasantly with sunny mid-20s temps and a dockside gin and tonic - or three - nothing beats the lively, character-driven American crime novels of Elmore Leonard. This weekend saw a long overdue revisit to the sequel to his famous Get Shorty:

    Be Cool. Leonard never wastes words. Brilliant storyteller.
     
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    Grays_1890 Pedro Mendes

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    Just purchased a book today based on a fascinating find called Operation paperclip where the US stopped war crime trials with Nazis in order to hire them and win the space race.... absolutely stunning story and can't wait for the book to arrive
     
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    Just finished The morning star by Karl Ove Knausgård.

    I thought it was strangely brilliant; a very ambitious novel about life, death, religion, philosophy and the end of the world - and some other stuff. :D

    Probably not a book for everyone, but Knausgård is a talented writer who knows how to create believable characters. The plot - one day a new, incredibly bright star emerges out of nowhere, and weird brick happens to normal people - is intriguing and unpredictable.

    Some passages were at times a bit too theoretical and tedious for my liking, but they were important to the overall storyline.

    Stylistically I think they're pretty different, but the closest comparison to this book I can think of is Gabriel Garcia Marquez - just not as magical.
     
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  18. Hotshot-Tottenham

    Hotshot-Tottenham Chris Armstrong

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    Huh, sounds interesting.

    Might give that a go. Although I’ve already got plenty sat on my shelf, guilting me.
     
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