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Revenge of What book are you reading at the moment?

Postby Phlegm » Wed Aug 20, 2008 5:54 pm

Couldn't find the other thread(s). Anyway, I've just finished Mr Nice and Mrs Marks by Judy Marks. Next up Black Cabs by John Mclaren
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Postby Derek the Chef » Wed Aug 20, 2008 6:11 pm

Just finished Emma Goldman's My Disillusionment with Russia, part way through Kuwasi Balagoon's A Soldiers' Story: writings from a revolutionary New Afrikan anarchist.
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Postby Whitey » Wed Aug 20, 2008 6:48 pm

I'm in the middle of reading two books...
I started on:

The Great War for Civilisation : The Conquest of the Middle East
-Robert Fisk-

But got distracted and felt like reading:
Get In the Van (2nd Edition)
-Henry Rollins-

Again.
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Postby Lizbin » Wed Aug 20, 2008 6:58 pm

Phlegm wrote:Couldn't find the other thread(s). Anyway, I've just finished Mr Nice and Mrs Marks by Judy Marks. Next up Black Cabs by John Mclaren



I read Mr Nice a few years ago. Impressive dude but shit what a noter. I found it to be a lot of 'oh look how awesome I am and look at cool I must have been to meet aaaall these famous people'. Fair enough though I guess, he was a drug smuggler not a writer.

I'm reading the new league of extraordinary gentlemen -the black dossier. Was reading the bone people by kerry hulme but it's been sidelined for this piece of graphic novel genius. The history of the characters moulded to fit to true and fictional significant happening through time a literature while being chased by the brittish secret service. Heaps of amazing dirty drawings and a bonus pair of 3D glasses! Last few pages are all 3D enhanced. Most excellent.
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Postby In_Hell » Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:00 pm

Almost finished Last Exit From Brooklyn.

Also about half way through Porno from Irvine Welsh.

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Postby BanalityDUFF » Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:12 pm

reading 20th Century Boys (Manga). Upto to about volumne 8 or 9 at the moment. fucking good as. first manga/comic i have enjoyed in fucking ages.

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Postby Rizzo » Wed Aug 20, 2008 8:09 pm

Just finished Preacher, Civil War (Marvel) and re-reading Watchmen.

Have been trying to read Thus Spoke Zarathustra for months but I don't have time to actually sit down and think about what I'm reading so I never get more than a chapter at a time. Bloody philosophers.

Also tried to read The Siege of Eternity by Fredrick Pohl but got bogged down with uni work...

Seems I only have time for comics these days.
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Postby Livestock » Wed Aug 20, 2008 8:39 pm

.. 3/4 of the way through the odyssey.. think ill follow it up with the iliad.. get all homer up in this bitch.
then its future shock by alvin toffler..

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Postby Kramazubg » Wed Aug 20, 2008 8:52 pm

'bout half way through reading Dune again.
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Postby hate and wedges » Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:28 pm

getting my stride on halfway through 'Their Eyes Were Watching God', by Zora Neale Hurston. Have to read it for uni, it's heavy going with the dialogue "Ah ain't seen nobody round heeyah fo while, shuh!" Seminal black female writer. My copy has an 'Opah Winfrey Presents..." sticker on the front [bandwagon harpy]. I'm enjoying bits of it though - mainly about how marriage fucking sucks

i've been saving the next up for my sydney holiday - On the Road, Jack Kerouac. Modern classic etc etc, tried reading it years and years ago but it wasn't the right time. Enjoyed the first three pages "we tiptoed around each other like heartbreaking new friends" is a nice line.
Possible outcomes -
A] Oh my god it changed my life
B] I am so crushingly bored
C] There is nothing left in the world to discover but crushing apathy
D] Meh.

Suggestion - someone start a separate "comics i am reading at the moment" thread. It would make sense.
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Postby cirE » Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:37 pm

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Postby The Leperchaun » Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:43 pm

War and Peace in the Global Village by Marshall McLuhan and Quentin Fiore. Only just started it but it's got some pretty wack ideas on perception and new technologies.
The Pope and the Witch by Dario Fo. Gotta power though that tomorrow as I've gotta do a review of it for my tech on Friday. If it's as good as Fo's other stuff it should be pretty sweet.
The annotated Alice. Kinda wish I hadn't started reading this, as I didn't know Lewis Carol may or may not have been a paedofile and has kind of ruined my enjoyment of the Alice books now but it has some pretty interesting stuff in it about the context of when the stories were written and shit behind them and that.
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Postby soulsnbones » Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:50 pm

Reading "The Tribes Triumphant by CHARLES GLASS" at the moment.

Sitting in the next pile on my desk are:

"Evolution of a Cro-Magnon" JOHN JOSEPH
"The Price Of Fire: Resource Wars & Social Movements in Bolivia" BENJAMIN DANGL
"Free Comrades: Anarchism & Homosexuality in the United States: 1895-1917" TERRENCE KISSACK

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Postby kitten » Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:06 pm

I started reading "The priest of blood" by douglas clegg. Not sure if I'm enjoying it or not. Also partway through "future shock".
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Postby ap9er » Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:13 pm

The Black Swan by Nicholas Taleb.

I don't predict it will be a very good read after the first fifty pages and will probably only make it half way through before moving onto something else.

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Postby Huey » Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:43 pm

I have the same problem. I often decide a book is shit really early on, sometimes I try and finish it anyway, but usually I don’t. Last 3 books I got out from the library I put down before the half way mark.
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Postby Phlegm » Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:44 pm

Lizbin wrote:
Phlegm wrote:Couldn't find the other thread(s). Anyway, I've just finished Mr Nice and Mrs Marks by Judy Marks. Next up Black Cabs by John Mclaren



I read Mr Nice a few years ago. Impressive dude but shit what a noter. I found it to be a lot of 'oh look how awesome I am and look at cool I must have been to meet aaaall these famous people'. Fair enough though I guess, he was a drug smuggler not a writer.

I was planning on reading Mr Nice or Senor Nice shortly. His wife does mention getting a ride in Tommy Iommi's car and hoping people she knows see her with him. Nigel Havers is also mentioned because he had a child at the same school and there was a parent's race. It was shortly after he starred in Chariots of Fire. I think some film director is also mentioned but really they're only mentioned in passing.
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Postby Huey » Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:48 pm

has anyone read 'never let me go' by kazuo ishiguro?
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Postby hate and wedges » Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:58 pm

Huey wrote:I have the same problem. I often decide a book is shit really early on, sometimes I try and finish it anyway, but usually I don’t. Last 3 books I got out from the library I put down before the half way mark.


fair enough, don't waste your time. if a book only gets good halfway through, its only half a good book.
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Postby martyrdamn » Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:03 pm

hate and wedges wrote:
Huey wrote:I have the same problem. I often decide a book is shit really early on, sometimes I try and finish it anyway, but usually I don’t. Last 3 books I got out from the library I put down before the half way mark.


fair enough, don't waste your time. if a book only gets good halfway through, its only half a good book.


Had this with For Whom the Bell Tolls, dug everything else I've read by Hemingway but couldn't get into it for some reason. Gave up after the first 1/3.
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Postby adamjohnlaurencemckay » Thu Aug 21, 2008 3:47 am

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Postby DenMT » Thu Aug 21, 2008 4:00 am

I am halfway through 'Three Men In A Boat' again. Posh Englishmen being funny cunts in the 18th century = goodtimes. Have been lent the Swedish version of 'The Kite Runner' but a bit wary of it given that everyone I know that has read it has breathlessly ranted about how amazingly good it was and how they couldn't put it down, and blah blah blah, and the last time that happened was with 'The Da Vinci Code'. :/

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Postby General Mutante » Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:09 pm

Re-reading Burning Chrome by William Gibson. Just finished Beyond This Horizon by Robert Heinlein. On a sci-fi binge.
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Postby hiv-positive » Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:06 pm

Just finished Orwell's Collected Essays - mean. As the blurb says, "Anyone who wants to understand the 20th Century will have to read Orwell". Perceptive bugger, that man.

Lords of Chaos (revised edition) - hilarious, sad, tragic... I've read this a couple of times now, and I really, really struggle to see how people took a bunch of socially inept, bitter teenagers so fucking seriously. Then again, I've met black metal fans, so I'm probably talking shit and ignoring the fact that unbalanced, socially isolated losers are always attracted to over-hyped nonsense like this. Ulver sum everything up quite nicely in about 2 paragraphs.

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Postby adamjohnlaurencemckay » Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:21 pm

ah yes there is no denying orwell is the fucken man.
the rd to wigan pier is a pretty eye opening book...
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Postby Matt » Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:22 pm

General Mutante wrote:Re-reading Burning Chrome by William Gibson.


You muse be looking forward to the film version of Neuromancer currently in production starring, uh, Hayden Christiansen.

My current read: Deeper by Jeff Long. It's the sequel to The Descent about the discovery of a series of caves under the Earth occupied by mutants that are the origin of all legends like Hell, vampires, etc. Satan is a bloke whose mutation enables him to move bodies and so never die - endless life equals a whole shitload of knowledge equals a crapload of power.

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Postby clancy » Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:22 pm

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Postby Dan Last » Thu Aug 21, 2008 2:02 pm

Just finished Time out of Joint by Phillip K. Dick, kinda cool, but the pay-off leaves a bit to be desired. Also read Confessions of a Cineplex Heckler by Joe Qeenan, which is like reading a book of (slightly more conservative) Mutante rants and, although a little repetitive, was pretty classic. Don't entirely agree with his taste though.

Now reading 'And They All Sang' by Studs Terkel, pretty cool interviews with an eclectic range of musicians. A bit out of my depth with some of it, don't know jack about Opera, but good read nonetheless.
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Postby niXon » Thu Aug 21, 2008 2:03 pm

Just finished The Last Assassin, now need to go raid the parents bookshelf and stock up again.
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