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Nothing too heavy. I fancy a blast through a book in less than a week.
Haven't done that for ages
Blast through it in a week
by David Peace.
during the glory years i think.
Brian Clough's 44 day reign at Leeds United, and his earlier career too - stories of corruption, power struggles, success and failure. ****
Don't fancy football stories.
world war z!
world war z!
I could finish that in a day.
is it good?
Better in the early part.
Quite good tense writing, but loses the plot slightly.
King back to his best, end-of-the-world style horror. :D
..quite enjoyed it. Lisey's Story on the other hand is probably the worst thing he's written.
I second this.
I meant nothing ridiculous like Dune or War and Peace.
intermediate light - A Prayer For Owen Meany by John Irving. It's the best book ever.
"Eleven-year-old Owen Meany, playing in a Little League baseball game in New Hampshire, hits a foul ball and kills his best friend's mother. Owen does not believe in accidents and believes he is God's instrument. What happens to Owen after that 1953 foul is both extraordinary and terrifying."
Ok. Today I will finish my current books and seek out some suggestions.
anything by Mr. John Irving. very good, very interesting, just the right levels of heavy and light and take about a week to read even if you're having a hard time putting it down!
I read it every moment I get, but it's about 1000 pages long! I'll be sad when I've finished it.
Asides from Fight Club I feel he is too motivated by a desire to shock his audience.
Ok. This and Bukowski.
but I always feel he starts his books strongly, before writing himself into corners. He then has to make ludicrous plot turns to get himself out of it.
and is a very fast read.
I WELL LIKE YOUR
by Jose Saramago
i might go buy this to read, hmmm
is good too
actual novels or pseudo-politcal essays like blindess?
ive read the gospel according to jesus christ and the one that i think was called memorial of the convent, i liked them, he doesnt use much punctuation though, hmmm.
I got this out the other day. Haven't got around to reading it yet.
its pretty interesting, requires fairly good concentration to read sometimes though
then the new Palahniuk, then Blindness.
Good quick reads, but with some substance. Maybe a bit depressing. Otherwise try some Tom Robbins, really funny Vonnegut-esque stuff.
the curious incident of the dog in the night time and reminded myself of its goodness. Apples by Richard Milward is meant to be the book du jour...
Pretty much ANYTHING, but The Quiet American and Brighton Rock and particularly good.
Also, I just finished The Great Gatsby having avoided it for years, and it was...great!
Also Franny & Zooey by JD Salinger is amazing. As is Catcher In The Rye and pretty much everything else he's written.
Have you read anything by Thomas Pynchon? He might be my favourite author at the moment.
The Collection/Collective? - (I'm skipping this one)
The Third Policeman - Flann O'Brien (I just started it, so far so good!)
...London & Paris (is week 3)
..Work of genius?
I can't remember..I just woke up. I'll pm you when I dig out the paper if you want.
Here are my recommendations
Mortal Fear - Greg Iles - this is a fantastic book!!
Striptease - Carl Haaison (terrible movie, great/funny book)
Violent Ward - Len Deighton
Oh, the Oprah book club recommends good stuff (I know I thought they'd be shit like her daytime talk show, but that's not the case)