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#1 sampler

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Posted 14 December 2007 - 02:23 PM

I'm reading 'the pillars of the earth' by ken follett, an epic book about the building of a cathedral in the 12th century, so far, so very entertaining.

next up will be either 'the old man and the sea' by hemmingway, or the 'dice man' by fuckknowswho

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Posted 14 December 2007 - 02:29 PM

QUOTE(sampler @ Dec 14 2007, 02:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm reading 'the pillars of the earth' by ken follett, an epic book about the building of a cathedral in the 12th century, so far, so very entertaining.

next up will be either 'the old man and the sea' by hemmingway, or the 'dice man' by fuckknowswho

I'm tryaing again wiht 'We need to talk about Kevin'...... it's not easy to read, cos I know it's gonna make me cry lots!

the books thread is here by the way,...............

http://forum.rekordsrekords.com/forum/inde...p;#entry1266593

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Posted 14 December 2007 - 05:45 PM

I'm on the last book in the Dark Tower series by Mr. King.

Such an amazing series, i've heard the end is a little dissapointing but even if it is the ride has been well worth it.

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Posted 17 December 2007 - 10:32 PM

i recieved a 25€ voucher for a bookshop.
any recommendations?

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 02:13 AM

QUOTE(Vodka @ Dec 17 2007, 10:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
i recieved a 25€ voucher for a bookshop.
any recommendations?


Finally finished Dark Tower series..if you dig Steven King or fantasy or a combo of the two i recommend picking up The Gunslinger and The Drawing of the Three, the first two books in the series. Incredible series of books.

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 06:55 PM

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QUOTE(Vodka @ Dec 17 2007, 10:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
i recieved a 25€ voucher for a bookshop.
any recommendations?


Finally finished Dark Tower series..if you dig Steven King or fantasy or a combo of the two i recommend picking up The Gunslinger and The Drawing of the Three, the first two books in the series. Incredible series of books.

i think fantasy and such stuff is not realy my cup of tea.

my next english exams and the final one will be about the british empire and therefore it would be nice to read a book wich deals with the same topic.

sherlock holmes plays in the same time, doesn´t it?

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 10:43 PM

reading some norwegian crime, by jo nesbø.
gonna start on either angels & deamons - or his dark materials series (golden compass). hard to pick. childrens books or a brain twister.
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Posted 20 December 2007 - 11:12 PM

i've been trying to finish The Grapes of Wrath for a while now. it's just so depressing. it's good, but depressing.

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 12:06 AM

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i've been trying to finish The Grapes of Wrath for a while now. it's just so depressing. it's good, but depressing.

i liked the book a lot but it is very depressing and macabre. Also, there about 5 pages about a turtle because he goes into so much detail.

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 12:26 AM

QUOTE(Courtney @ Dec 20 2007, 07:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(spinster @ Dec 20 2007, 06:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
i've been trying to finish The Grapes of Wrath for a while now. it's just so depressing. it's good, but depressing.

i liked the book a lot but it is very depressing and macabre. Also, there about 5 pages about a turtle because he goes into so much detail.


yeah, that's one of the things i really like about the book. steinbeck goes into great detail and gives a lot of background to help set up the story. it's an effective literay tactic.

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 01:26 AM

i just start books and then i get ADD and start reading others. currently, im in the middle of king rat, blood meridian, the best of hp lovecraft, 2012, and a book on eastern philosophy

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 12:34 PM

Ive just ordered Obscene Bird of the Night, by a Chilean author, magic realisim and twisted with it
And my boyfriend is getting me Araki- A huge book by a Japanese photographer specialising in Japanese rope bondage, for Christmas. Happy Holidays!!!
Just read Second Variety-PK Dick, a short story collection, title story is a brilliant criticisim of the war machine
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Posted 21 December 2007 - 12:38 PM

QUOTE(spinster @ Dec 21 2007, 12:26 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Courtney @ Dec 20 2007, 07:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(spinster @ Dec 20 2007, 06:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
i've been trying to finish The Grapes of Wrath for a while now. it's just so depressing. it's good, but depressing.

i liked the book a lot but it is very depressing and macabre. Also, there about 5 pages about a turtle because he goes into so much detail.


yeah, that's one of the things i really like about the book. steinbeck goes into great detail and gives a lot of background to help set up the story. it's an effective literay tactic.

Me and my sister were reading that for her drama homework, we were pissing ourselves laughing at the rabbit bits
*Sick sense of humour* I suppose

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 12:40 PM

I've been given Slash's autobiography for Christmas, got it last night so haven't started reading it yet, but was amazed when I flicked through and looked at the pics... I have seen his face for the first time ever!!  He has eyes!  I have never thought of Slash as having a normal face, but he's actually got quite a nice face!

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 07:21 PM

Right now I am reading Biggest Brother:The Life of Major Dick Winters, The Man Who Led The Band of Brothers. I have a freakish obsession with WWII and airborne regiments during WWII. I suppose because my dad was a paratrooper and we had family fight in WWII as well.

PS: one of my grandparent's neighbors Clause fought as a german soldier on the Russian front and then on American front. My dad use to tell me his war stories. Since then I have always been interested in that era.

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Posted 27 December 2007 - 03:37 AM

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I've been given Slash's autobiography for Christmas, got it last night so haven't started reading it yet, but was amazed when I flicked through and looked at the pics... I have seen his face for the first time ever!!  He has eyes!  I have never thought of Slash as having a normal face, but he's actually got quite a nice face!


So funny....HE HAS EYES!!... had a good conversation with my friend Sean about Slash not long ago, outcome was that we reckon he is shy! He always hides behind hat and hair. What do you think? smile.gif



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Posted 27 December 2007 - 03:42 AM

QUOTE(sampler @ Dec 14 2007, 02:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm reading 'the pillars of the earth' by ken follett, an epic book about the building of a cathedral in the 12th century, so far, so very entertaining.

next up will be either 'the old man and the sea' by hemmingway, or the 'dice man' by fuckknowswho



I'm currently feeding my obsession with Julian May re-reading Galactic Milieu Trilogy at mo.
Before these I read a few Dan Bown books...Deception Point and Digital Fortress...good thrillers. smile.gif

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Posted 28 December 2007 - 10:14 AM

QUOTE(sampler @ Dec 15 2007, 03:23 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm reading 'the pillars of the earth' by ken follett, an epic book about the building of a cathedral in the 12th century, so far, so very entertaining.

next up will be either 'the old man and the sea' by hemmingway, or the 'dice man' by fuckknowswho



Yeah, 'Pillars of the Earth' is a real decent epic, they've just put out the sequel, which I'm not sure I can face just yet in the middle of the southern summer, it will be good though...

He has written a few decent novels, check them out

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Posted 28 December 2007 - 12:05 PM

I just finished the His Dark Materials series. It was pretty good. brought me to tears at the end. I am also reading a Torchwood novel. And I just started SLASH, which is turning out to be better than even I thought.

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Posted 28 December 2007 - 01:54 PM

I finished Steppenwolf yesterday. I'm going to start Demian oday. I already read it twice, but I really love this book.

I would've loved to meet Hermann Hesse and talk to him.

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Posted 28 December 2007 - 06:36 PM

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I just finished the His Dark Materials series. It was pretty good. brought me to tears at the end.


yay I cannot wait to start reading it!
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Posted 28 December 2007 - 10:43 PM

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I just finished the His Dark Materials series. It was pretty good. brought me to tears at the end.


yay I cannot wait to start reading it!


It was good. The beginning of the second book was a little show but once you get past that, you are good.

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Posted 30 December 2007 - 11:32 PM

I'm reading the Slash biography. I also got it for christmas. I'm not very far through it though only about 150 pages. Fairly entertaining read so far though.



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Posted 31 December 2007 - 01:54 AM

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I'm reading the Slash biography. I also got it for christmas. I'm not very far through it though only about 150 pages. Fairly entertaining read so far though.


i also got it for xmas...started it the other day, pity its soo big and heavy to carry around

after that im starting shane mcgowans autobiographies..i love musical auto's

i am also reading and completing 101 things to do before you die

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Posted 31 December 2007 - 11:47 AM

Some good books up there, Blood Meridian, The Grapes Of Wrath, Steppenwolf ...

I recently finished A Million Little Pieces by James Frey. It's a well known book, having featured on Oprah and caused controversy as to exactly how true it actually is. I don't give a fuck, it's patently Gonzo ...

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I recommend it, but then I am a sucker for a good love story (and the odd drug anecdote).

Now I'm reading Strange Angel: The Otherworldly Life of Rocket Scientist John Whiteside Parsons, a biography of a man who isn't anywhere near as infamous as he should be. Father of rocket science (and by extension much of the US space programme) and feverish Aleister Crowley acolyte? Check.

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Posted 04 January 2008 - 07:01 PM

Look at me!

by dom joly (him from trigger happy tv)

Quite an amusing autobiography of the man.

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 09:20 PM

Im curious to read The Glass Bees by Ernst Junger, it looks interesting
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Posted 06 January 2008 - 09:51 PM

the last "real" book i read was



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Posted 07 January 2008 - 07:52 AM

raymond carver is the shitttttt

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 09:12 PM

Just finished this-catchy, chock-full of historical accuracy and fast paced/non-boring:






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