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I'm on All The Pretty Horses and am still motoring through Suite Francaise.
might eventually finish on the beach at some point
Un âge d'or de la tapisserie flamande.
I read half of it before, and then lost my copy, and have only just got round to finding another one.
But, apparently the half I've read is the good half.
I started reading on wednesday because i was spending a lot of time on trains, so i wanted something substantial to dig into. I got through two and a half parts then, but i haven't had the time to start again with it. It will be picked up soon again though.
it's dead good and that but all the inside cover quotes are like "captures the information age's crushing effect on the soul" and i'm a bit :| on that front. no one actually lives like this surely, it's all about the funnies, no?
and has asked me to read it and provide her with a critique and criticisms so she can impress her silly friends over wine and cheese.
up next are Head On/Repossessed by Julian Cope and Boyracers by Alan Bissett. I've only read 'the Incredible Adam Spark' by Alan Bissett so far but man I rate Alan Bissett he is the best
I feel like I'll just keep reading it and it'll never finish. It's good but not THAT good. he needs a better editor.
Clive Scott's translations of Baudelaire. Mindblowing.
promise i won't break them or anything
what d'you want? come and have a look at the library sometime :D
if you fancy a cuppa and a catchup.
teh library has srsly expanded. it's getting a bit silly.
we should go fell running. or hunt the burley puma
would LOVE to go fell running :D
"The novel of bullshit is dead - Thomas Pynchon"
Is that cool, idk Thomas Pynchon, his book V looked too fat at the liberry so I didn't get it out
i may revisit it now.
First McEwan I've read. Sometimes I find his writing brilliant, other times it really annoys me. I'm yet to finish.
Also after buying a few books off of an eBay bookstore. I have sent them a list of authors I like and 15 quid and they are going to send me a selection of books. I'm really looking forward to receiving a good supprise, maybe it will be a disappointment but ill let you know what I get
I think I prefer Cocaine Nights. There seemed to be more intrigue into finding out the motive for Frank's actions than the discovering the perpetrator of Richard's Dad's murder.
AA Gill's collected food writing (enjoyable), the Virgin Suicides by Geoffrey Eugenidies (incredible), The Road by Cormac McCarthy (miserable), Wetlands by Charlotte Roch (unhygenic), all in a couple of weeks.
Now onto One Day by David Nicolls, the guy who did Starter for Ten. It's essentialy just a high-brow rom-com, but it's pretty good so far. Horribly perceptive, the characters are very convincing. I have a suspicion it will end badly, and be completely brilliant.
but i loved it. read that in one sitting.
could reach the kettle, a cup and coffee. all you need.
anyone read IN PRAISE OF OLDER WOMEN?
thats one hell of a book.
is it basically literary erotica?
Also - The Virgin Suicides is really very very very good.
Hella fascinating writer. Gimme him over Dave Eggers anytime.
Only a couple of chapters in but pretty good so far
'Jingo'. So nothing particularly highbrow, but hey!
But after that I've got a stack of 13 assorted books that I've picked up from charity shops that I can wade through
just finished A Widow For One Year and i've started on Setting Free The Bears, however i think i'm going to have to start on something else, i think i'm getting a bit john irvinged out. Bought an old copy of Dracula the other day, i think i'll probably abandon Bears for now and go for some vampiric action.
ongoing books i am still reading: Lanark (lost my copy under the bed for ages, found it recently)
100 years of Solitude (very gradually powering through the final third of this)
john irving is a total douche and it's always put me off wanting to read any of his novels. i don't normally have that sort of reaction to personalities, but I do with him.
at the tail end of under the frog by tibor fischer and it's really great and funny and sad thanks
plus I'm reading you're an animal viskovitz by alessandro boffa but i've just started that one
every bit as awesome as i remember
it's good. a bit too disturbing for bedtime reading but i've been getting through it during the day. jesus fuck look at his face http://www.occhirossi.it/Serial_Killer/Charles-Manson-1.jpg
by Margaret Atwood. First book that's really drawn me in for a while. Strange story, but a lot of fun so far.