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Re: New now reading

Postby Rorschach » 14 May 2020, 10:51

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Still none the wiser.
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Re: New now reading

Postby Sam Stone » 14 May 2020, 12:35

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Still none the wiser.


But considerably better informed!

Did you ever get/read the Craig Brown Beatles book, R? What did you think. I thoroughly enjoyed it

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Re: New now reading

Postby Rorschach » 14 May 2020, 14:18

Sam Stone wrote:
Did you ever get/read the Craig Brown Beatles book, R? What did you think. I thoroughly enjoyed it


I still haven't got it nut I can't remember why now. Maybe they didn't have it in stock in Spanish Amazon (where we have Prime).
Thanks for the reminder. I'll look into it again tonight. I do want to read it.
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Re: New now reading

Postby Dr. Baron » 14 May 2020, 14:51

I started the New Year with vague aspirations to keep up as much as possible with a Shakespeare reading project to read all the plays and sonnets during the calendar year. I knew I wouldn't be able to do it all, but am trying to fill the gaps in my meager reading and hoped to get to all the heavy hitters and a few of the more minor ones. But, of course, since we got back from the UK and Europe in January, I've been pretty much underwater with work (which is almost entirely reading and writing).

So far, I've managed Twelfth Night, Comedy of Errors, and Julius Caesar. I started Hamlet over Easter weekend with all intentions of knocking it out over a few days, but was almost immediately waylaid by work stuff. I must get back into it. It's been hugely rewarding (as I expected) but takes a fair amount of work. Julius Caesar, in particular, is a motherfucker.
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Re: New now reading

Postby Fonz » 14 May 2020, 16:21

Sam Stone wrote:
Fonz wrote:Amazon £8



I think you may have missed the unsubtle thrust and parry of my heavy-handed attempt at rapier-like wit


Yeah, it did occur to me...a moment after I posted ;)
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Re: New now reading

Postby Sam Stone » 14 May 2020, 16:33

Fonz wrote:
Sam Stone wrote:
Fonz wrote:Amazon £8



I think you may have missed the unsubtle thrust and parry of my heavy-handed attempt at rapier-like wit


Yeah, it did occur to me...a moment after I posted ;)


Anyway, why the fuck would I give that capitalist lickspittle Jeff Bezos my credit card details and address when he'd only go and tell his mates in the CIA where I live.

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Re: New now reading

Postby Fonz » 14 May 2020, 17:40

I put my neighbour's address, and pay via a stolen credit card. I am effectively 'off the grid'.
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Re: New now reading

Postby Flower » 14 May 2020, 17:55

Fonz wrote:I put my neighbour's address, and pay via a stolen credit card. I am effectively 'off the grid'.


:lol: I do the same thing and use a burner phone.
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Re: New now reading

Postby Copehead » 23 May 2020, 12:15

Deebank wrote: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.


You're in for a treat, it is a tour de force, just reading the third installment now
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Re: New now reading

Postby Copehead » 23 May 2020, 12:26

Rorschach wrote:
Sam Stone wrote:
Did you ever get/read the Craig Brown Beatles book, R? What did you think. I thoroughly enjoyed it


I still haven't got it nut I can't remember why now. Maybe they didn't have it in stock in Spanish Amazon (where we have Prime).
Thanks for the reminder. I'll look into it again tonight. I do want to read it.


Just finished that.

It is about them as people rather than them as musicians and so a bit more up my street.

It is basically a very upmarket cut and paste job but Brown ranges far more widely than music writing and so it is more of a social history of the Beatles

A good read as long as you aren't a Beatles obsessive who knows what they had for breakfast the day they recorded the Long and Winding Road.

If that is case you will have read it all before.

I enjoyed it.
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Re: New now reading

Postby Sam Stone » 23 May 2020, 12:27

Copehead wrote:
Deebank wrote: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.


You're in for a treat, it is a tour de force, just reading the third installment now


They do a Classics Illustrated version of the Wolf Hall trilogy, who knew...

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Re: New now reading

Postby Jimbo » 25 May 2020, 11:56

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Whew!
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Re: New now reading

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If you wish to find out how completely dysfunctional the US Govt has been since Trump took over (in fact, in transition before he took office) this is the book for you. Staggering.

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