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Re: New now reading

Postby Deebank » 08 Feb 2020, 09:16

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Almost done here Felix.

I'm laughing because I remind myself of Woody Allen's father who fell asleep while reading the kidnappers' ransom note.


I have just bought his " Lovecraft Country" racism and shoggoths in 50s USA


When I was nerding around Forbidden Planet in Brizzle the other week I saw that one. They’re making a tv show I believe.
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Re: New now reading

Postby Minnie the Minx » 09 Feb 2020, 22:52

I just finished Neil Taylor's "Estonia - a Modern History" which was great.
I've just started Viv Albertine's 'To Throw Away Unopened."
Birthday and Christmas has meant a big pile of books to wade through which is about as happy as I can get.
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Re: New now reading

Postby Copehead » 13 Feb 2020, 18:56

Deebank wrote:
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Almost done here Felix.

I'm laughing because I remind myself of Woody Allen's father who fell asleep while reading the kidnappers' ransom note.


I have just bought his " Lovecraft Country" racism and shoggoths in 50s USA


When I was nerding around Forbidden Planet in Brizzle the other week I saw that one. They’re making a tv show I believe.


They are, that's how I noticed the book
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Re: New now reading

Postby Snarfyguy » 14 Feb 2020, 03:07

I read that recent-ish Harry Nilsson biog., which seemed more like a recitation of anecdotes than a proper book.

Still,it prompted me to find some Harry on Youtube that I probably otherwise might have not known about, so that's nice.
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Re: New now reading

Postby Jimbo » 14 Feb 2020, 10:11

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No 2 in the series.
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Postby Samoan » 15 Feb 2020, 12:31

The Good Terrorist is Doris Lessing's 1985 satire of bourgeois incompetent revolutionaries in a London squat.

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Postby Samoan » 15 Feb 2020, 13:56

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Re: New now reading

Postby Diamond Dog » 16 Feb 2020, 19:23

This is a huge book...I'll report back later in the year..... :D


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Re: New now reading

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Re: New now reading

Postby Jimbo » 03 Mar 2020, 19:35

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Former title I Heard You Paint Houses. Haven't seen the movie yet and maybe now I don't have to.
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Re: New now reading

Postby Diamond Dog » 03 Mar 2020, 21:12

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Former title I Heard You Paint Houses. Haven't seen the movie yet and maybe now I don't have to.



I read that a few months back. It's the words of a mobster, and it shows. Interesting insight into Jimmy Hoffa and the complete synchronicity between The Teamsters and the Mafia, but little else worthy of merit.
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Re: New now reading

Postby Jimbo » 06 Mar 2020, 21:35

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Book 3 and so far it's the strongest story yet.
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Re: New now reading

Postby Jimbo » 06 Mar 2020, 21:38

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Postby Flower » 12 Mar 2020, 12:39

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*I love Fred Vargas and wonder about her thoughts on the coronavirus. Anyway, I'm thinking of painting the front door.

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Fred Vargas is the pseudonym of Frédérique Audoin-Rouzeau (born 7 June 1957 in Paris), a French historian, archaeologist and novelist.

Audoin-Rouzeau worked at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), which she joined in 1988. She later joined the Institut Pasteur, as a eukaryotic archaeologist.[1] She has undertaken a project on the epidemiology of the Black Death and bubonic plague, the result of which was a work considered definitive in the research area: Les chemins de la peste (Routes of the Plague) (2003).[2]
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Re: New now reading

Postby Deebank » 27 Mar 2020, 09:33

Now reading in lockdown and dialysis:

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Paul Hanley's exhaustive account of the making of Hex Enduction Hour (and much besides).
Highly recommended, Paul is actually a great writer and a decent raconteur plus what's great for a music tech nerd like me is he has lots of input from legends like (producer and Here & Now / Gong collaborator) Grant Showbiz amongst others.

Paul's brother (the godlike Fall bass supremo Steven Hanley) had a book out a couple of years ago, The Big Midweek, which is also great but the footnotes in Have a Bleedin' Guess give it the edge - you have the facts, quotes etc in the main text and Paul's gossipy asides in the footnotes.

Lovely stuff.
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Re: New now reading

Postby Jimbo » 27 Mar 2020, 10:57

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Flashman fans will not be disappointed.
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Re: New now reading

Postby Flower » 27 Mar 2020, 11:12

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Flashman fans will not be disappointed.


Are the libraries open in Japan? Ours closed without warning. Even an hour or two and I could've stocked up on more books. You might like this book ..

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Re: New now reading

Postby Jimbo » 27 Mar 2020, 11:31

Flower wrote: Are the libraries open in Japan?


Probably not. Seems museums and other publicly run gathering places are shut. Most of my reading is via audio books so I haven't been in a library in 10 years. April 1 is the projected re-opening day, fingers crossed.

My newest favorite series. The characters names are really "Greek" and it's hard to remember who is who but the action is really exciting.

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Re: New now reading

Postby Flower » 27 Mar 2020, 12:00

Jimbo ~ Thanks! I'll look up Christian Cameron when and if this is over. I really love Fred Vargas, her books should be read in order but "Have Mercy On Us All" is very timely.
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Re: New now reading

Postby Deebank » 27 Mar 2020, 12:30

Cliche alert!

My mother in law just sent me the Wolf Hall trilogy :lol:

I'll embark on that odyssey when I finish Have a Bleedin' Guess. Should keep me busy.
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