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Re: Last Book You Read

Postby Indifferent43 » Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:37 am

J.G. Ballard - The Atrocity Exhibition
Basically the prequel to 'Crash'.

Dean Koontz - Tick Tock
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Re: Last Book You Read

Postby BobbyPeru » Fri Mar 26, 2010 6:46 pm

Two great rock n' roll auto-biographies:

I Am Ozzy - Ozzy Osbourne


White Line Fever - Lemmy Kilmister
"I'm a whole damn town" - Andy
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Re: Last Book You Read

Postby Snogster707 » Fri May 07, 2010 4:51 am

Kabul in winter. Excellent book on the extreme oppression of women in Afghanistan.
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Re: Last Book You Read

Postby Mb3 » Sat May 08, 2010 1:56 pm

Iggy Pop - Open up and bleed by Paul Trynka
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Re: Last Book You Read

Postby Carl » Tue May 11, 2010 12:01 pm

Currently making my way through Völsungasaga, ( with the help of several glossaries and a couple of translations.) Swell, fairy-tale stuff. Better to adapt this than Tolkien, imo.
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Re: Last Book You Read

Postby Carl » Wed Jun 16, 2010 3:04 pm

Happy Bloomsday!!
This year, I read the scene in the jakes where Poldy reads the 'tit bits' column.
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Re: Last Book You Read

Postby Lil » Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:08 am

"Birdman" by Mo Hayder, for the second time. Had just read" Gone", and thought it ended too soon :-)
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Re: Last Book You Read

Postby Yasdnil » Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:34 pm

*sigh* The last book I read was Nicholas Sparks' The Last Song... it was for a book club assignment... and I really didn't like it very much... as a former English major and soon-to-be English teacher, I tell people this and they look at me with such shock. My taste usually runs towards classics (Dickens, Austen, Joyce, etc.) or pomo (Palahniuk, DeLillo, etc.)... .

I also recently finished Chuck Klosterman's Eating the Dinosaur and Malcolm Gladwell's What the Dog Saw.
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Re: Last Book You Read

Postby Annie » Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:11 pm

I just finished with Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged." Anybody else out there reading intense classics? (If you have the patience and are conservative politically you will like it a LOT.) With Border's closing, I'm hoping for a few good deals to stock up, but so far, nothing.
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Re: Last Book You Read

Postby forgiveness » Tue Sep 13, 2011 1:59 pm

William Hjortsberg's "Falling Angel" was the last book I read. I like hard-boiled detective stories and I love horror so I really enjoyed it. I'm planning on seeing the adaption, "Angel Heart" sometime in October for Halloween. I heard there are some similarities to "Twin Peaks"
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Re: Last Book You Read

Postby Carl » Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:43 pm

We watched Angel Heart last night( for the nth time, this go-round on DVD upconverted to fake 1080p.)
The film adaptaton is superior to the novel and moderately faithful( though the climax is moved to NOLA, it works.) Almost as much graphic, sleazy nudity and sex as any given episode of Game Of Thrones,nqv (I trust that means ' which do not see '.)
Alan Parker does a wonderful job of conveying the creepy atmosphere while developing the plot nicely. Fine cinematograpy, music, acting and screenplay.
IMO, this stands with The Innocents as the epitome of the horror genre. IE ain't just a horror genre film, when all is said and done.
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Re: Last Book You Read

Postby Annie » Mon Dec 26, 2011 10:25 pm

OK, well since I last posted in here, I've read "The Fountainhead" and am on my second reading; reread "Atlas Shrugged" and just ordered more of Ayn Rand. Oh and lots of other things that I doubt you'd be interested in for work.

Anne Rice is coming out with a wolf story in February, so that makes me happy. Since she renounced the Catholic Church again, it looks like no more angel books...
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Re: Last Book You Read

Postby intothewildwood » Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:24 pm

Currently reading Galactic Patrol, by E. E. "Doc" Smith. Part of the Lensman series. You know you're reading old sci-fi when the starship's engineer whips out his ever-present slide rule to solve equations....
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Re: Last Book You Read

Postby BOB1 » Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:18 pm

quite a long time ago areeng wrote:(about Bulhakov's "Master and Margarita")For some reason it is commonly supposed that M&M is hard to understand (or, maybe, to feel) for foreigners

Really?! I mean, I realise Poland is not far from Russia (geographically and culturally) but I can't really see why it would be difficult! I'd be very interested to hear any opinions from those who have read or even those who have heard opinions from those who have read... It's by far one of my favourite novels and in Poland it is easily considered one of the all-time best books, especially by those who aren't scared with a hint of fantasy introduced into the real world. Why, this book is a blast! Gotta read it again :D

By the way, last summer I saw a Mexican girl reading it (in English) on a train in Transsylvania! (she was just at the beginning, though, and I didn't ask her how she liked it or anything... yet the beginning is one of the best ever!)
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Re: Last Book You Read

Postby Melong » Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:13 pm

George R.R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire series. Read them first during the craze for HBO's Game of Thrones last year. I hope to take my time and enjoy the last three books more this time, as last year's publication deadline for Dance made me hurry too much.

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