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I've only read the first chapter, but oh..... *sigh* my it's good
What are you reading at the moment?
and the film is tremendous.
i am reading Peter Guralnick's two volume history of Elvis; Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley / Careless Love: The Unmaking of Elvis Presley.
pretty brilliant stuff.
I just love the descriptions of Brighton, the romance of the pregnant danger and violence, the characters are SO arrggghhhh
sales, sometimes £3. one of the best british films ever made.
Which they botched.
Now reading IT, which is a lot better.
IT has moments of greatness and other sections where it really shows he was writing it in an alcoholic haze.
all the 12 year old kids have a massive orgy and a big spider pops up?
more or less.
play the computer game at school?
we were allowed to play when and if we finished our write up of the episode. I used to go into way too much detail and only got to play occassionally.
has RF in it, so it's still interesting and ties into the whole dark tower spiderweb, which was once interesting before he totally ruined it with those last two books. the DICK!
as the last two. at least it kept me interested. did you know there's a dark tower comic book now? havent read any...
but they all have issues in them. I think having 'snitches' in and actually not really moving the story on at all pretty much condemns the fifth book.
Just started Suite Francais
I'm reading Anthony Keidis' 'Scar Tissue'. I'm quite looking forward to the end. I don't like him as much as I used to.
did you ever like the great big cock?
I guess I think he's hot :)
he's got a great big cock?
. . . . yes.
I actually ended up likintg him more, and I dislike his music.
He has lead an interesting life.
It's getting dull.
me, her and the choirboy
If you like Brighton Rock try:
-The Quiet American
-The Ministry of Fear
-er...everything he's ever written. There really isn't a bad Graham Greene book.
reading The Minstry of Fear once. It was good, but for some reason I didn't finish it
But I gave it another attempt recently, it becomes quite a page-turner by the end.
by Bob Dylan.
only about 30 pages left like.
its not really that great.
Now on to Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.
It's long and only cost £1.50.
Only read about 20 pages so far, but seems pretty funny in places, and beautifully written.
Anyone read it? Thoughts?
But it's repetitive and fairly dull. Read Monsignor Quixote by Graham Greene instead!
its good. once you get into it the pages fly by. i felt quite sad for don quixote tho1
and revolutionary road^^ rocks!!! v v bleak though indeed, one of those books that you can just sense the impending doom pretty much from the beginning (and probably reading the back too.)
is ace. I'm reading The Book of Dave by Will Self. It's a whole heap of fun.
Everyone should read all the Haruki Murakami books they can get their hands on... he's amazing.
Tis brilliant. As are most Graham Greene novels.
I'm reading Moon Dust, which is about the astronauts on the Apollo missions. I'm also reading When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro, which isn nowhere near as good as Remains of the Day (best book ever).
The Unconsoled by Ishiguro too, its my favourite of his... more so than remains of the day. Wasn't too keen on When We Were Orphans. It made me sleepy.
by hunter s tompson
I'm writing about it in my dissertation, along with heart of the matter and the power and the glory.
Pinkie is pretty much the coolest guy ever.
It's shit so far.
just about worth finishing though.
of course she is an idiot but that's no excuse. I remember this being discussed on DiS ages ago and can't remember what I said about the book but something about the characters was a little one dimensional.
until I have finished but already I find the characters more 4D than 1D
as I said - the first chapter - but I am already captivated by the characters.
I also love its seediness
If you did you'd realise those characters are one dimensional but overall it's a good read. Each to his own etc etc.
go away brat
a rather patronising comment considering the amount I have read, but you know we can't all want to be Sarah Churchwell
You think Brighton Rock contains four dimensional characters and you claim to be well read. We can no longer have this conversation. Wait til you've read the whole thing. It's easier to talk about things from an informed p.o.v
Me: Read the book
You: Read chapter one
I think we can adjourn now.
Seriously it's not patronising. I just don't see how you could call them more than one dimensional. I read it too long ago now to pick out exact reasons but I was left with that impression of it. Once you read the whole thing you'll see what I mean. I apologise if I was nasty to you but I was surprised anyone would ever assign depth to those characters. I think Greene is a pretty simplistic author.
you deserved to be called a brat. Since you only popped up with a smart mouthed comment.
I think if anything I agree with you. Greene is widely held in the canon to be a fairly simplistic author. A kind of 1930's John Grisham if you like. Therefore I was surprised with what I found.
What I meant by 4D was a kind of ridiculous comment I guess, but what I meant was that the characters seem incredibly over-inflated caricatures, but in an interesting way. This doesn't preclude them from being one-dimensional I don't think. I wasn't arguing they had four dimensions, more like 4D films that they were big, colourful and right in your face.
Anyway I was speaking from first impressions - I trust I'm allowed a view on first impressions?
that's not what 4D meant to me. I agree with you 100% on that score. It is a gripping and rewarding tale. Of course people have first impressions.
Sarah Churchwell - no idea who she is but she doesn't sound nice.
it's a compliment - she's an academic who I always saw in the pub when at University.
jasmine lent it to me
also dipping in and out of freuds 'forgetting things'
and 'the bastille falls' i cant remeber who thats by either though