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I'm reading nought but textbooks and a couple things I've read before.
Grant Morrisons run on 'All Star Superman' with Frank Quitely (beautiful illustrator) and also a book called 'The Sheltering Sky', which is revealing itself slowly.
I even quite like his weird puffy faces. His run on The Authority was splendid. I've not read this All Star Superman, worth seeking out? (I like GM too)
Yeah I love his drawing style, not dissimilar from Kaare Andrews me thinks.
but bought the first book of All Star because I like both Morrison and Quietly and the work they've done before and I have to say it's very very good.
I have a collection of his short stories and they're fantastic. Sheltering Sky inspired "tea in the sahara" by the police, one of my favourite songs, true facts.
which I'm about halfway through. I just read the first book in the 'Walking Dead' series. I've probably read too many graphic novels recently.
But I now have either 'Vile Bodies' or 'Slaughterhouse 5' to read. I can't decide which to read first.
I'm looking forward to both.
I keep forgetting I own Slaughterhouse 5, though I've never read it. I've been meaning to get to it since my journalism teacher recommended it to me when I was 16. That said, I'd probably check out Vile Bodies first if I had both.
Is very, very good. If you enjoy Slaughterhouse 5, pick up Breakfast of Champions. It made me giddy.
it's very boring
Shan't bother then.
And struggling through Obama's first book.
Dreams from my Father is a genuine, solid gold, read it in a hundred years time and be amazed work of genius
I absolutely loved the first quarter of the book but it's bored me a bit recently. I'll get back into it.
by Magnus Mills. For a second time. I don't often re-read books. It's very funny & a bit clever.
Going to start No One Belongs Here More Than You by Miranda July next.
Jeeeeeez. I'll get it back soon I hope.
by William Burroughs. Ten pages in and somebody spat on a rectum. Anyway, I think its very good.
good soldier svejk
tess of the d'urbervilles (again)
especially all the rude bits veiled in Victorian language. Alec trying to force his bright red "strawberry" into her mouth and Hardy's fixation with Tess's massive "orbs".
I have it and everything.
and The Trial, Franz Kafka.
I really really reeeeeally like that book :)
Why would someone but a book.
Hah I know what you meant really :) I've nearly finished it again, I bought it at le weekend.
I started a thread on it as this highly respected maagzine called the novel of the 21st century, http://www.prospect-magazine.co.uk/article_details.php?id=10584 , but no one replied :(
anyway i'm not actually reading it as i'm doing essays all the time, at least chinese forests have left me alone for good now.
i'm about 200 pages in so far, its building up really well but you have to be patient reading it.
It makes me physically ill, it's so good. It's just... too beautiful. I feel his loss more and more every day.
It's for a book group. I really couldn't get into it at first, but I'm quite enjoying it now.
Except don't cos that's when we're hanging out. We should be all risk-averse and cover each other with bubble wrap, or pillows tied around with rope or something
tbf it'll probably be Tom's fault if i die.
I'm going to hack away at everything before that during chess club today when I'm not playing. This week's the week.
I said to get well, fool. x
I was at the doctor today and he shone a light in my throat. I hope this speeds up the healing process.
Down? Into? Damn prepositions.
It's for a class, and I'm having a really difficult time getting through it...I know it's supposed to be a classic but it has put me to sleep every time I've picked up the book. Also, other miscellaneous textbooks & DAT study books.
i have a REALLY FITT old style penguin classic of it
by Jonathan Safran Foer, gave up on everything is illuminated but picked this up after hearing it was similar to his wife Nicole Krauss' book 'history of love' (which instantly made it into my top 5 books ever) really enjoying it
it's good, creepy, and a bit gory, all the things you want in a book of fairy tales.
I'm loving it.
You're an Animal Viskovitz! - Allessandro Boffa
I like it
that book is ace!
It's brilliant. I think I like it even more than I did Revolutionary Road. I should have started La Belle Creole by Maryse Conde, but haven't quite gotten around to it yet...
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter - Carson McCullers. Really loved the beginning but its currently spending too much time on the least interesting character. we shall see though.
The Exploded View by Ivan Vladislavic. for fun, Falling Man by Don DeLillo. both are good
s'ok I suppose. Creepy children soldiers from a future war terrorising an alternative 1958 Paris in which the Nazi invasion failed.
I have no interest in Motley Crue's music but they all lead very interesting, debauced lifestyles which makes for fascinating reading
but it drops off after the second half, its all self loathing and rehab and pamela anderson and stuff. Motley-house and Bullwinkle needed more attention.
"Ten Storey Love Song" by Richard Milward, currently reading "Chapter House Dune" by Frank Herbert, "American Psycho" by Brett Easton Ellis and "Space, Time and Perversion" by Elizabeth Grosz.
I really love "The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With The Sea" and "Temple of the Golden Pavillion".
I had to give up on "Temple of the Dawn" though. I just couldn't get into it.
and Bob Dylan Chronicles.
That fuckin' butler
but I get paid tomorrow and want something new to read, possibly something I wouldn't usually go in for, so I shall keep an eye on this thread
It's not like you work all day; you could fit in some reading, yeah? Post 'em.
Its good, war,love a proper book.....and classic lines like.....he entered me through a wound.
starting tonight after finishing Richard Milwards Ten Storey Love Song last night
Absolutely love it. Incredible book.
slow start, interesting writing style, suddenly getting better, more exciting and more moving.
Although it's too big to fit in my bag on the bus to work. I have just finished listening to William Shatners audiobook, funny stuff!
by Murakami. he's japanese you know. its an english translation. cos i don't know japanese.
by ed park? it's really really really good.
la bas by JK huysmans
going to start reading my life in the bush with ghosts after I finish it
I'm really excited about both of them.
Read "harpo speaks about new york" a couple of days ago, it was great but took about 20 minutes to read.
It's not grabbing me though, so I might read some Raymond Carver short stories instead.