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am going to dump - Middlesex - Jeffery Eugenides and going to go with To Kill A Mockingbird. I've had it for a few months and have maxed the amount of renewals of it at the library. So I've got to make a start on that really.

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robinnia wrote:i am currently attempting the caves of alienation by stuart evans.

only on page 4 but so far it's crap


Yeah I know what you mean. The opening plot construction of giving the copyright year and the action taking place in a Forest overseen by the Forest Stewardship Council just seems to be the same in every book I read these days. ;)




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robinnia wrote:i am currently attempting the caves of alienation by stuart evans.

only on page 4 but so far it's crap


Yeah I know what you mean. The opening plot construction of giving the copyright year and the action taking place in a Forest overseen by the Forest Stewardship Council just seems to be the same in every book I read these days. ;)


yeah-it is sooo difficult to get past that dylan thomas meets virginia woolfe stream of conscientiousness nonsense :pp:

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robinnia wrote:
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robinnia wrote:i am currently attempting the caves of alienation by stuart evans.

only on page 4 but so far it's crap


Yeah I know what you mean. The opening plot construction of giving the copyright year and the action taking place in a Forest overseen by the Forest Stewardship Council just seems to be the same in every book I read these days. ;)


yeah-it is sooo difficult to get past that dylan thomas meets virginia woolfe stream of conscientiousness nonsense :pp:


Great put down, I SAY GREAT PUT DOWN, :thumb: :D




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robinnia wrote:
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robinnia wrote:i am currently attempting the caves of alienation by stuart evans.

only on page 4 but so far it's crap


Yeah I know what you mean. The opening plot construction of giving the copyright year and the action taking place in a Forest overseen by the Forest Stewardship Council just seems to be the same in every book I read these days. ;)


yeah-it is sooo difficult to get past that dylan thomas meets virginia woolfe stream of conscientiousness nonsense :pp:


Great put down, I SAY GREAT PUT DOWN, :thumb: :D


the sad thing is, that it is not a put-down! a tad sarcastic perhaps but not meant as a put down.
the preface goes on forever and that is why i've only got to p4.
a preface which has to explain the subsequent novel and which is almost apologetic, is not a good omen for the quailty of the book.

still on p4!
i usually read about 3 at the same time but this one hasn't grabbed me sufficiently to make it the prime position of "novel of choice" for my bedtime reading :rofl:

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Ive Just finished The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson.
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Its a Swedish crime thriller and brillant book which I happened to pick up on impulse, Im rushing out to try and find the second book in the trilogy as we speek.



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Voodoo Histories - The Role Of The Conspiracy Theory In Shaping Modern History -David Aaronovitch. :chin:




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the manual for my new landline phone.

blokes, please take note--electrical equipment comes with a manual. yes, a M A N U A L.
it's those things you can read to find out how to use things. LOL

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robinnia wrote:the manual for my new landline phone.

blokes, please take note--electrical equipment comes with a manual. yes, a M A N U A L.
it's those things you can read to find out how to use things. LOL


Nah, operating electrical equipment is handled by a special male gene Robs. ;)




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robinnia wrote:the manual for my new landline phone.

blokes, please take note--electrical equipment comes with a manual. yes, a M A N U A L.
it's those things you can read to find out how to use things. LOL


Nah, operating electrical equipment is handled by a special male gene Robs. ;)



quite right BC.

that special male gene enables the bypassing of the brain when things go wrong with appliances :pp:

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Just Finshed the Girl who kicked the Hornets nest by Steig Larsson. It was only published yeserday :oops:
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Bowker's cat wrote:Voodoo Histories - The Role Of The Conspiracy Theory In Shaping Modern History -David Aaronovitch. :chin:


I watched this wanker being interviewed on Hard Talk ....he is a puppet of the Elite a disinformist of the highest rank ... :stomp: :stomp:
I hope they pay him well for selling his soul ....
here is a review of his book
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-enter ... 76707.html




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I quite like crime type books, Readin R.J. Ellory The Annversay Man. His books a great..

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annie27 wrote:
Bowker's cat wrote:Voodoo Histories - The Role Of The Conspiracy Theory In Shaping Modern History -David Aaronovitch. :chin:


I watched this wanker being interviewed on Hard Talk ....he is a puppet of the Elite a disinformist of the highest rank ... :stomp: :stomp:
I hope they pay him well for selling his soul ....
here is a review of his book
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-enter ... 76707.html

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I was listening to Radio 2 last Sunday (Michael Ball) he had Sir Ranulph Fiennes as he's guest, talking about his new book Mad Dogs and Englishman (biography of my family) he is such an interesting guy bloody fearless, He took all his research 50,000 documents to Everest with him, he traces his family right back to William Conqueror.


I bought the book and its such a bloody good read. :thumb:

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Just finished Good Omens- Gaiman and Pratchett. (read lots of times and love it)
Halfway through London:the Biography - Peter Ackroyd. (really good fun)

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I shouldn't be in this 'cos I don't read. Ms Smeggy reads a lot. Crime Stuff I think. I think she's hatching a plot. :)

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The Road to Wigan Pier ..Orwell ... fucking hell the way he discribes the lowers classes ...like shit on his shoe :maduk:




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Well this forum of course :doh: Sort of strange question really.

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Good Omens is fun I agree but it must be at least 15 years ago I read that!!
I've just finished reading 'City of Sin. London and its vices' by Catharine Arnold. A very accessible history book basically looking at sex, prostitution and social norms in London from medievial times onwards. I was shocked! And people think we live in a permissive society? ha! lol! I don't see regular entertainment down the local pub consisting of 'Posture Molls' ('ladies' who stood naked on their heads, legs open whilst punters tossed coins into their nether regions)!

Anyhow, moving swiftly on... I'm currently dipping into the Complete Father Brown Mysteries by G K Chesterton which are quite sweet. Something I'm surprised I didn't read years ago to be honest.

Also very recently read the third Frankenstein book from Dean Koontz. I like Dean Koontz, he's always good to dogs in his books!



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