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Re: Currently Reading

Postby Panbaams » Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:25 pm

Halfway to Hollywood, Michael Palin’s second volume of diaries.
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Re: Currently Reading

Postby lambrini » Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:24 pm

Recently finished reading:
Lust for Life by Irving Stone
Inside Out: A Personal History of Pink Floyd by Nick Mason
Careless Love by Peter Robinson
Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover

Currently reading:
The Accident on the A35 by Graeme Macrae Burnet

Forthcoming:
Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Re: Currently Reading

Postby kevin04 » Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:47 pm

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Re: Currently Reading

Postby Carlos J » Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:58 am

Thought it would be an easy reading couple of days after some 9/11 heavy shite:

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But, feck I'm struggling. Maybe Balague's complete hagiography of Pep the Messiah and greatest manager ever, though notes to Cruyff.

Still only in his early days at Barca and have to put it down after a few pages at a time and some free kindle potboiler that takes a night.

Wiating list is in the hundreds now and think going to go back with with this next:

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And this for lighter:

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Re: Currently Reading

Postby Roddy » Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:17 am

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Re: Currently Reading

Postby kevin04 » Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:39 pm

They both looking cracking reads, Roddy.
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Re: Currently Reading

Postby lambrini » Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:05 pm

The Madness of Crowds: Gender, Race and Identity by Douglas Murray
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Re: Currently Reading

Postby Panbaams » Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:25 pm

Agatha Christie’s A Caribbean Mystery.
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Re: Currently Reading

Postby Basualdo » Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:36 pm

Stack!! The story of Razzle. By Naomi Wolf
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Re: Currently Reading

Postby rorymac » Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:11 pm

Simone Weil .. An Anthology

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Re: Currently Reading

Postby Carlos J » Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:20 pm

Basualdo wrote:Stack!! The story of Razzle. By Naomi Wolf

Is there some alternate gag about the drummer and his crash in there as well, Bas?

Anyway, never thought I would get into this - fanfiction. Only because was reading the Jenny Trout recap of EL James' 'The Mister'. Very funny, the recap, the book sounds awful: http://jennytrout.com/?p=12548 James was a fanfiction writer so went on http://www.fanfiction.net for a nose.

As a lover of Holmes went there. Luckily they label the genre under each listing and liking stuff true to the canon, avoided any alternative universe/romance/other shite and kept to mystery/crime. Some very good stuff there, currently on this and liking it a lot: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13181954/1 ... ke-Mystery

Hvae read some before, just remembered this from page 34: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=2954&start=495#p835474
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Re: Currently Reading

Postby kevin04 » Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:26 pm

Talking to Strangers - Malcolm Gladwell.

So far so interesting some 28 pages in.
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Re: Currently Reading

Postby Royal24s » Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:45 am

Carlos J wrote:
Basualdo wrote:Stack!! The story of Razzle. By Naomi Wolf

Is there some alternate gag about the drummer and his crash in there as well, Bas?

Anyway, never thought I would get into this - fanfiction. Only because was reading the Jenny Trout recap of EL James' 'The Mister'. Very funny, the recap, the book sounds awful: http://jennytrout.com/?p=12548 James was a fanfiction writer so went on http://www.fanfiction.net for a nose.

As a lover of Holmes went there. Luckily they label the genre under each listing and liking stuff true to the canon, avoided any alternative universe/romance/other shite and kept to mystery/crime. Some very good stuff there, currently on this and liking it a lot: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13181954/1 ... ke-Mystery

Hvae read some before, just remembered this from page 34: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=2954&start=495#p835474



Do you mean Sherlock Holmes ? I've read them all but I get the titles mixed up.
Tell you what you'd like if you haven't read it :-
The Black Dahlia by James Elroy

I was aware of the actual case which I was taught as an example of how to fuck up a murder investigation, but I only just read the novel. Very good indeed ,and I became so interested in some of the stuff in the fictionalised version that I've started reading a few non fiction works on the case.
Just up your street as a student of the McCann case I'd have thought. Every bit as good as The Staircase or the Jinx and I've encouraged my adult kids to read it just to get a picture of the way people spoke and acted in those days. It paints a much truer picture of the attitudes of WW2 veterans and soldiers in general than people like to imagine now.
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Re: Currently Reading

Postby Basualdo » Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:51 am

Royal24s wrote:
Carlos J wrote:
Basualdo wrote:Stack!! The story of Razzle. By Naomi Wolf

Is there some alternate gag about the drummer and his crash in there as well, Bas?

Anyway, never thought I would get into this - fanfiction. Only because was reading the Jenny Trout recap of EL James' 'The Mister'. Very funny, the recap, the book sounds awful: http://jennytrout.com/?p=12548 James was a fanfiction writer so went on http://www.fanfiction.net for a nose.

As a lover of Holmes went there. Luckily they label the genre under each listing and liking stuff true to the canon, avoided any alternative universe/romance/other shite and kept to mystery/crime. Some very good stuff there, currently on this and liking it a lot: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13181954/1 ... ke-Mystery

Hvae read some before, just remembered this from page 34: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=2954&start=495#p835474



Do you mean Sherlock Holmes ? I've read them all but I get the titles mixed up.
Tell you what you'd like if you haven't read it :-
The Black Dahlia by James Elroy

I was aware of the actual case which I was taught as an example of how to fuck up a murder investigation, but I only just read the novel. Very good indeed ,and I became so interested in some of the stuff in the fictionalised version that I've started reading a few non fiction works on the case.
Just up your street as a student of the McCann case I'd have thought. Every bit as good as The Staircase or the Jinx and I've encouraged my adult kids to read it just to get a picture of the way people spoke and acted in those days. It paints a much truer picture of the attitudes of WW2 veterans and soldiers in general than people like to imagine now.

James Ellroy is a beast of a writer, I can't recommend him enough. Try the American Tabloid trilogy, you can't tell where the fiction ends. That's if it does.
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Re: Currently Reading

Postby Carlos J » Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:47 am

Basualdo wrote:
Royal24s wrote:
Carlos J wrote:
Basualdo wrote:Stack!! The story of Razzle. By Naomi Wolf

Is there some alternate gag about the drummer and his crash in there as well, Bas?

Anyway, never thought I would get into this - fanfiction. Only because was reading the Jenny Trout recap of EL James' 'The Mister'. Very funny, the recap, the book sounds awful: http://jennytrout.com/?p=12548 James was a fanfiction writer so went on http://www.fanfiction.net for a nose.

As a lover of Holmes went there. Luckily they label the genre under each listing and liking stuff true to the canon, avoided any alternative universe/romance/other shite and kept to mystery/crime. Some very good stuff there, currently on this and liking it a lot: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13181954/1 ... ke-Mystery

Hvae read some before, just remembered this from page 34: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=2954&start=495#p835474



Do you mean Sherlock Holmes ? I've read them all but I get the titles mixed up.
Tell you what you'd like if you haven't read it :-
The Black Dahlia by James Elroy

I was aware of the actual case which I was taught as an example of how to fuck up a murder investigation, but I only just read the novel. Very good indeed ,and I became so interested in some of the stuff in the fictionalised version that I've started reading a few non fiction works on the case.
Just up your street as a student of the McCann case I'd have thought. Every bit as good as The Staircase or the Jinx and I've encouraged my adult kids to read it just to get a picture of the way people spoke and acted in those days. It paints a much truer picture of the attitudes of WW2 veterans and soldiers in general than people like to imagine now.

James Ellroy is a beast of a writer, I can't recommend him enough. Try the American Tabloid trilogy, you can't tell where the fiction ends. That's if it does.

Yeah, Royals, I've read all Holmes as well. That site has fanfiction using the characters. Some is very good, some absolute shite.

Don't think I've read any, Ellroy, seen some films, thought I had read some, then realised I was thinking about Elmore Leonard. Got a load of Amazon vouchers for Christmas, will look into it, as have read about the Black Dahlia case before.
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