All New What Are You Reading Now Thread

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All New What Are You Reading Now Thread

Postby NicholasVanWotsisface » Thu Jun 18, 2009 4:12 pm

Seeing as I am here at the moment, I thought I would enquire....

I am on Liver by Will Self. He has an excellent turn of phrase though his stories are a bit contrived.
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Re: All New What Are You Reading Now Thread

Postby Blackout » Thu Jun 18, 2009 4:28 pm

Just finished this.

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It's ace.

I don't do literature or fiction or books without pictures in.

This is probably the last you'll hear from me on this thread :-)
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Re: All New What Are You Reading Now Thread

Postby kate o » Thu Jun 18, 2009 4:33 pm

I'm reading The Rings of Saturn by WG Sebald. It's very good so far.
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Re: All New What Are You Reading Now Thread

Postby kevo » Thu Jun 18, 2009 4:37 pm

Hamlet! (having just finished Ever After by Graham Swift, which I found a bit heavy-going to be honest).
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Re: All New What Are You Reading Now Thread

Postby 5 Not Out » Thu Jun 18, 2009 4:53 pm

Caught By The River: A Collection Of Words On Water,
The Cripple Of Inishmaan by Martin McDonagh and
Iggy Pop – Open Up And Bleed by Paul Trynka
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Re: All New What Are You Reading Now Thread

Postby meanmrmustard » Thu Jun 18, 2009 5:00 pm

I have just finished Brideshead Revisited. Didn't do it for me.

Currently on the go is

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Not your average descriptive historical account, rather a really thorough and detailed investigation of how the battle was fought by the 'top brass'. Fascinating stuff, if you like that sort of thing.

And have just begun

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First impressions are its been pretty shoddily translated...(some very odd metaphors so far) but should be an interesting read
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Re: All New What Are You Reading Now Thread

Postby Moscow Olympics » Thu Jun 18, 2009 5:58 pm

Bomber Boys by Patick Bishop. Good account of Bomber Command during the war, the writer refers to the Mass Observation archive a fair bit to gauge public opinion.
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Re: All New What Are You Reading Now Thread

Postby pauloso » Thu Jun 18, 2009 6:10 pm

"Dreams of Sex and Stage Diving" by Martin Millar. Having just re-read "Suzy, Led Zeppelin And Me" by the same author.
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Re: All New What Are You Reading Now Thread

Postby rover » Thu Jun 18, 2009 6:30 pm

Currently re-reading 'The Name of the Rose' by Umberto Eco
Also perusing Mark Radcliffe's 'Thank You for the Days'
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Re: All New What Are You Reading Now Thread

Postby wishiwasskinny » Thu Jun 18, 2009 6:45 pm

I'm reading Brighton Rock. I 'read' it for GCSE English several years ago and didn't enjoy it. It's far better this time around.
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Re: All New What Are You Reading Now Thread

Postby Martin Our Pravda » Thu Jun 18, 2009 6:55 pm

Stephen Spender - World Within World. It's an autobiography of the poets life mostly in the 1930s, which is great as he came across so many interesting characters like Auden and Isherwood and was in Germany for the rise of the Nazi's and Spain for the civil war, so he really has something to say.
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Re: All New What Are You Reading Now Thread

Postby Martin Our Pravda » Thu Jun 18, 2009 6:58 pm

meanmrmustard wrote:
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First impressions are its been pretty shoddily translated...(some very odd metaphors so far) but should be an interesting read

I saw the film of this and thought it was really strange. Couldn't work out if I liked it or not, I thought it would be just like City of God, but it wasn't at all.
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Re: All New What Are You Reading Now Thread

Postby Skinku » Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:22 pm

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That's John Torode!
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Re: All New What Are You Reading Now Thread

Postby rover » Thu Jun 18, 2009 10:22 pm

Skinku wrote:Image

On a similar note, the fact that I'll be an uncle in a couple of months prompted me to go into Waterstone's and buy this recently:

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If he's very lucky I might even give it to my nephew ;)
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Re: All New What Are You Reading Now Thread

Postby NicholasVanWotsisface » Fri Jun 19, 2009 6:48 am

The Diving Pool by Ogawa Yoko.
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