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Postby john on Fri Dec 29, 2006 1:39 pm

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The most astonishing piece of travel writing I've come accross in ages.
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Postby the ringmaster's daughter on Fri Dec 29, 2006 2:02 pm

[quote="Sparkly Diamond"]Should have mentioned John Kennedy Toole's Confederacy of Dunces earlier.

Now there's a book that everyone should read.

If you can't see some element of yourself in that, however awful, you're surely deluded.


absolutey!

also

perfume, the pigeon... and anything else patrick suskind has written

steppenwolf & siddharta by Hesse

the bomb party & the human factor by graham greene

ANYTHING by jostein gaarder...i love him

the male cross dressers support group and a cannibal in manhattan by tama janowitz

jitterbug perfume - tom robbins

1984 and animal farm- orwell

lolita- nabokov

roald dahl and salingers short stories are good too
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Postby Sparkly Diamond on Sun Jan 07, 2007 6:25 pm

ricv64 wrote:
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The poster arrived yesterday.

It is a beautiful thing. 8)

Thanks for the heads-up.
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Postby ricv64 on Sun Jan 07, 2007 10:13 pm

Cool , no problem , I'll tell both JC and Chuck
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Postby coastal on Mon Jan 08, 2007 12:49 am

Things I've read at my parents' since coming home for Christmas* and actually liked (probably because it's stuff my sister has bought them as presents over the years, rather than things they bought themselves :lol: )

The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
Life of Pi - Yann Martel
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Mark Haddon (worth reading though I feel it loses its way a bit at the end)
My Sister's Keeper - Jodi Picoult (cop out ending, but interesting)


*I've had a cold, so have had nothing better to do!
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Postby Sparkly Diamond on Tue Jan 16, 2007 5:37 pm

Loved this:

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Can't say I had much interest in Roscoe Arbuckle or early 20th century Hollywood but I got sucked into this book effortlessly.

It's a fictionalised version of Arbuckle's life and a really moving, funny and wonderfully entertaining work.
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Postby Her useless hubby on Tue Jan 16, 2007 5:52 pm

8) :lol: 8) :lol: 8) Cool and funny

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Postby AndyinLiverpool on Wed Jan 17, 2007 12:32 pm

I don't do reading anymore. Too tired to read.
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Postby guest on Wed Jan 17, 2007 1:07 pm

AndyinLiverpool wrote:I don't do reading anymore. Too tired to read.


great post. cheers.
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Postby AndyinLiverpool on Wed Jan 17, 2007 1:32 pm

No problem.

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Postby guest on Wed Jan 17, 2007 1:47 pm

AndyinLiverpool wrote:No problem.

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are you really a teacher? come on,you're pulling our legs aren't you?
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Postby Eddie Walsh on Wed Jan 17, 2007 3:42 pm

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Postby darth-tater on Wed Jan 17, 2007 4:04 pm

the prestige - christopher priest

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i read it after seeing the film. the book's better.
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Postby clubFan on Wed Jan 17, 2007 4:07 pm

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This is a fascinating account of a little-known expedition through the Amazon undertaken by Theodore Roosevelt and others in 1913. Harrowing beyond belief.
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Postby duglas on Wed Jan 17, 2007 4:13 pm

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very outrageous and entertaining.
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