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is any of it good?
but I really like the book of dave by will self. Does anyone recommend other books by him?
How the dead live
Only ones I've read but real good treat they were
i felt like i was missing something.
Did you like the original Dorian Gray?
the something i was missing was probably the fact that it was based on another book with the same characters and a similar storyline. :( Do you have to read the first one first? WHY DIDN'T IT MENTION THIS ANYWHERE ON THE COVER?
I think I would have felt a bit lost if I hadn't have read that before hand, hey john looks like you WERE missing something after all eh?
books make me feel stupid, i think i'll stick to getting my will self from old episodes of shooting stars.
I like it
especially not books that are homages/parodies on books you've never read
i even prefer it to Wilde.
i found out there was a film adaptation of Self's version that came out in America recently or something...?
tough tough toys for tough tough boys was short stories that's mostly good.
I was really disappointed by The Butt, but i can't tell you why without spoilers.
Psychogeography is a collection of his column from the Independent about people and places with a bunch of art by Ralph Steadman. I liked that one.
along the same lines as Tough...
i've got Great Apes but not read it yet, i'll report back.
even though I don't know who half the people are. So far, Danny Wallace's list has been the best one.
but Liver, his latest, contains one story (the Swiss one - Leberknoedel) which is head and shoulders above his other work.
I liked the book of Dave - and mentioned it to a friend who said it sounded like Riddley Walker by Russell Hoban, so I read Riddley Walker, which is excellent, moving and thought provoking, and has a foreword written by Will Self (which would have been about the time of his junk addiction). I'm wondering whether Self forgot he'd read it as a result of smack-induced-amnesia, and then regurgitated it as the Book of Dave. Still and enjoyable book though.
the phonetic language pissed me off