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Re: New now reading

Postby Jimbo » 10 Dec 2017, 01:21

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Based upon Chabon's introduction which was the free audio sample saying how this book is "really good" I couldn't resist. So far its a looting, raping and plundering adventure with a humane and empathetic set of characters.
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Re: New now reading

Postby Fonz » 10 Dec 2017, 13:02

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Based upon Chabon's introduction which was the free audio sample saying how this book is "really good" I couldn't resist. So far its a looting, raping and plundering adventure with a humane and empathetic set of characters.


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Re: New now reading

Postby Tactful Cactus » 22 Dec 2017, 21:38

Jolly Christmas read
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Re: New now reading

Postby Copehead » 22 Dec 2017, 23:33

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Rob Youngs brilliant telling of the story of Englands re-awakening interest in their lost folk heritage.
Good double CD set to go with it too.

I've got a lot of time for Rob Young, what with him being a former editor of The Wire and all, but I found that book very much a heavy slog. It didn't seem to delve that deep for me, I thought it ploughed a very staid course through the usual suspects. I only bought the comp a couple of weeks back though, and that is pretty good, to be fair.


Deebank bought me this a few Christmases ago, it is a bit of a dense read but very interesting.
Didn't realize their was a comp to go with it I will put that on my amazon list
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Re: New now reading

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Re: New now reading

Postby mentalist (slight return) » 28 Dec 2017, 00:01

Been getting universally positive recommendations on this for the past year or two, so here we go

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Postby Copehead » 30 Dec 2017, 06:23

Anyone given these a go:

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Surely a made up name due to similarity to Lovecraft ?

2 for just over £6 on kindle and given a good review in the guardian end of year round up.
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Postby Snarfyguy » 02 Jan 2018, 15:36

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Even given the memoirist's tendency toward self-aggrandizement, there's a lot to choke on here, despite it being basically the "official" version of F.Mac's history.

To be fair, he acknowledges his shortcomings as a drummer and as a husband and father while he revels in tales of his own excesses/successes. The whole thing is very Spinal Tap.

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Re: New now reading

Postby Very Stable Baron » 02 Jan 2018, 15:43

I’ve gotta read that one of these days!
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Re: New now reading

Postby mentalist (slight return) » 04 Jan 2018, 08:49

Recently started Ferrante, really enjoying it so far.

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Re: New now reading

Postby Geezee » 04 Jan 2018, 10:24

mentalist (slight return) wrote:Recently started Ferrante, really enjoying it so far.

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That New Yorker tagline they are using does it no favours..."amiably peopled bildungsroman"?
That said I really do want to get down and read it - although I have a big chunk of books that were given to me as christmas presents to get through first.
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Postby Nick » 04 Jan 2018, 10:50

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I liked that a lot, best new novel I've read in a while.
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Postby Toby » 04 Jan 2018, 11:41

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The translation is tiresome but helps with my woeful Latin efforts.

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Re: New now reading

Postby nev harp » 04 Jan 2018, 12:02

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Re: New now reading

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Re: New now reading

Postby Harvey K-Tel » 04 Jan 2018, 21:57

I looked at that in the my local bookstore a few days ago, and just thought "fuck this". And I say that as a fan of some of Auster's work.
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Re: New now reading

Postby Darkness_Fish » 05 Jan 2018, 09:03

It's a bit of a monster, and no mistake. After suggesting it as a Christmas present, I realised I was basing all my opinion of Auster on The Book of Illusions, I didn't actually care that much for The New York Trilogy. Still, so far, just over a hundred pages in, it's a good read and an interesting concept. Just 900+ pages to go.
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Re: New now reading

Postby The Modernist » 05 Jan 2018, 12:12

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Quite enjoying this. At times it gets a bit swamped in detail, but he certainly knows his stuff. Maybe lacking a bit in the kind of insights a Reynolds or Savage would've bought to the table, but overall very good so far.

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Postby Geezee » 05 Jan 2018, 12:18

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Such an unusual, interesting and often piercingly amusing book.
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