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Haven't had one of these in a while, eh?
On Chesil Beach, Ian McEwan. It's rubbish.
it'll be another one where everyone pretends to have about 6 books on the go and everyone tries to outdo each other with obscurity.
Can I change my answer?
on chesil beach was brilliant. I think that to condense so much feeling and heartbreak into 165 pages some skill indded.
I am currently reading Love in a Time of Cholera
it just feels a bit middle class, english, parochial etc etc. All those things people criticise English novels for being.
It's probably just the mood I'm in.
i believe i have mentioned a science book before, also regarding evolution. but it was largely psychological, actually.
the moral animal: why we are the way we are (or something like that as the subtitle) by robert wright. it's old-ish, from around '94 i'm pretty sure.
is it the same one there with the naked and shadowy person?
it's pretty interesting, though. i'm reading nonzero next. or planning to, anyway.
i can't imagine where this would go wrong?
i don't think i want to click that
that's what I shall call meths from now on, he's appropriately odd to deserve that moniker
it's intense and it made me go insane in Primark. All those crowds of idiots and all these Rollins thoughts coupled with the Process of Weeding Out on my iPod. ARGH!
next up either the Book of Dave by Will Self or Nonviolence: The History of a Dangerous Idea.
for about 4 months now. I do love Heller's books, but this one seems a bit hard to get involved in.
its really good.
you don't read films, you watch them
I just read the Road, it was stunning. And possibly why Ian McEwan feels a bit meh right now.
i bought this because i saw it for £4 & i really liked the film and was curious when i discovered the book was meant to be good. its awesome, i'd like to read more by him, have you read any more of them...
after the climate has altered sufficiently to make life almost impossible. It doesn't explicitly state what's happened though.
It's just about a dad and a boy trying to survive in this wasteland with the cold and cannibals and stuff. It's written in that sparse style he's famous for but it's quite beautiful.
i'll try that next
I'd definitely recommend it.
unless you read it at night before you're about to go to bed it isn't scary at all. So I mostly do that. His descriptions are really over the top. I don't know an author that uses the word 'hideous' more than HP.
lost my original with blue cover(yes im a snob) so bought it again recently.I could read this over and over again
reading the colour out of space before going to bed after not going to sleep the previous night was really scary.
i sure if i read it now i'd think it was a bit over the top but i still think his stories are really good, lots of atmosphere.
and I thought of you. And your "jokes".
I love lamp
actually there were two.
and each time it's nothing like I remembered it being. It's weird.
It's been six years since I last read it, and yeah, it's not how I remembered it ever...
Amy Hempel - Reasons To Live
and its sooo good. I'm trying to decide what to get of hers next.
And Beyond Ugly.
Didn't enjoy Ugly one single bit, but I already bought the damn follow-up.
Mao's pretty well written but is so factoidy that it takes some concentration. Probably more concentration than I actually have.
can a brother get an umlaut?
and Haunted by Chuck Pahluniuk.
I lent my copy to my sister's ex and haven't seen it since. :(
I'm currently reading that Riot Grrrl book that came out last year. It's alright, although most of the source material is just from old interviews and articles rather than anything new.
reading The Dirt. It's amazing. There's a Nikki Sixx book for a fiver in Zavvi at the moment. Think I'll have to buy it next time I'm in.
for around the tenth time. I really want to see the film again too.
not really, currently:
Brideshead revisited-Evelyn Waugh
Atonement- Ian Mcewan
Beyond the visible: The Art Of Odilon Redon
Chairman Mao is such a good book by the way, made me want to procure one of those che guevara shirts with mao on it so i can 'ironically venerate'him, yess
It's supposed to be 'amazing'. I'm only about 50 pages in though, and am still not sure what's going on. I've heard so much hype though that right now I kinda just want to know what happens.
I also bought these in the bookshop today, so they are on my 'to read' list:
Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
To The Lighthouse - Virginia Woolf
The Informers - Bret Easton Ellis
The Collector - John Fowles
I read Mitchell's no 9 Dream, that was interesting if a bit too sub-murakami.
I'm reading Glamourama (Easton Ellis) and Hard boiled wonderland (murakami) intermittently.
for my course. Not nearly as exciting/scary as I thought it would be. And I'm supposed to do a presentation on it on Thursday, I'm gonna go for the whole feminist perspective.
Very interesting - seems to underplay huge events though which is frustrating eventually.
but they are so very boring (they relate in turn to visual literacy and models of behavioural self-regulation).
Outside of that, for pleasure, Time's Arrow by Martin Amis (genuinely great so far, surprising as I hated Money) and Mysterious Skin by Scott Heim (the film was incredible). The first "gay fiction" book I have read, I feel so enlightened.
it's the new Stephen King. Enjoying it far more than the fucking atrocity that was Lisey's Story. Return to form?
by Yehuda Berg. Religion & beliefs fascinate me. Although I consider myself an atheist.
(currently Asia: East Med)
I, The Supreme - Augusto Roa Bastos
Death Note Vol.6
A few travel guides for various places I'll never go to
by Irvine Welsh...its basically the same as his other books, but i like all of them so maybe thats a good thing...characters from trainspotting keep popping up too, which is nice.
The Glass Bead Game - Herman Hesse
A Guide for the Perplexed - E. F. Schumacher
after 2 years of it gathering dust on my shelf.
It's astoundingly well written.
I think I am mildly dyslexic.
by Matthew De Abaitua- if anyone wants to feel disillusioned with the future, read said book.
by the late Mr David Gemmell.
Nearing 50% completion, I would say. It's quite good, drenched in mirth and dark humour.