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the indelible alison bechdel: confessions, comix, and miscellaneous dykes to watch out for

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currently reading.... 'a war in words' (svetlana palmer and sarah wallis) ... personal contemporary reports of world war i by soldiers and civilians alike... is very interesting indeed... Yes

and just read 'chickenhawk' (robert mason) - personal remenisences of a helicopter pilot in the vietnam war... not bad

going to london last week got me reading again! :d (all about war however Chin)
Amos Oz - A tale of love and darkness

lovely stuff
I am reading The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst, a very fine writer he is indeed.
just read

Alan Clarke, Diaries: very entertaining and thought provoking (my main thought being - "how the fuck is this complete bastard managing to make me like him?").

The New York Trilogy, Paul Auster: excellent, excellent, excellent... loved it. I read it because I had read one of the trilogy (City of Glass) adapted as a graphic novel (which is fantastic btw)

Currently reading:

"Just the One: Wives and Times of Jeffrey Bernard" by Graham Lord - which looks to be a good read, already has had me chuckling in places.

Stacks
Stacks Wrote:just read

Alan Clarke, Diaries: very entertaining and thought provoking (my main thought being - "how the fuck is this complete bastard managing to make me like him?").

he's great isn't he Hahaha
naphta Wrote:currently reading.... 'a war in words' (svetlana palmer and sarah wallis) ... personal contemporary reports of world war i by soldiers and civilians alike... is very interesting indeed... Yes

and just read 'chickenhawk' (robert mason) - personal remenisences of a helicopter pilot in the vietnam war... not bad

going to london last week got me reading again! :d (all about war however Chin)

holy shit nappy boy

i'm reading a book about the brits and the russians kicking the shit out of each other in the 1920s...........in afghanistan, great stuff altogetrher
Nearly finished:

On Religion by John D.Caputo. Fascinating account of religion & faith in the modern world. Apparently the author's fairly accomplished when it comes to wordly subjects. It really goes into depth about the relationship between God (varying) and love.

Just started:

Atonement by Ian McEwan. Was unable to put this down when I first picked it up, although the weekend interrupted me a little.
recently :

Sax Rohmer - The Fu Manchu Omnibus Vol5

Carol J. Clover - Men, Women and Chainsaws. Gender in the modern horror film

Oliver Harris (ed.) - The Letters of William S. Burroughs 1945-59
I usually have a few books on the go.

In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick. A great historical book about the sinking of the Whaleship Essex in 1820.
Melville based the end of Moby Dick on it.

Gyo parts 1 & 2 by Junji Ito. Great Horror graphic novel about sharks with metal legs invading the land and killing everyone. Great!

It by Stephen King. I make no apologies about reading King. He's an incredible story teller.
ambient by jack womack on dodz's reccomendation - it's pretty good, although i've nearly finished it and i've no idea what to read next! i guess the advantage of moving in with the missus is that i can raid her book collection! quite fancy some burroughs methinks.... Chin
Unsane Wrote:It by Stephen King. I make no apologies about reading King. He's an incredible story teller.

umm you just made an apology Hahaha
batfink Wrote:
Unsane Wrote:It by Stephen King. I make no apologies about reading King. He's an incredible story teller.

umm you just made an apology Hahaha

Oops Hahaha
Wax Poetics
jsut finished "miss smilla's feeling for snow" by Peter Hoeg

about to start "The Colour Of Water" by James McBride
Bass Culture "When Reggae Was King" by Lloyd Bradley
unsane Wrote:gyo parts 1 & 2 by junji ito. great horror graphic novel about sharks with metal legs invading the land and killing everyone. great!

if ya like that - youll love 'uzumaki' a 3 parter manga horror masterpiece. his 'tomie' and 'flesh coloured horror' books are good as well.. oh -and youll probably shit yourself over the 'hino horro' books...

due to my 3 hours of public transport a day, im tearin through the books.

just finished 'the zap gun' - philip k dick (pick up one or two of his books every month secondhand)

'the boxer rebellion' - very interesting and topical historical account of the west's first multinational invaison of another country.. cant remember the author's name though...

'planet for the president'/'crossing the rubicon' - us conspiracy theories to wipe out the earths population. one fiction, the other non-fiction. one mildly entertaining, the other quite unconvincing...

buddha vol.6 - osamu tezuka. fictionalised account of the life of buddha by the god of manga. pure class.

caligula - robert graves: picked this up after reading the pocket penguin short. brilliant.


im currently reading:

initial d vol 1 -20: by the numbers street racing manga - but im addicted..

the mysterious flame of queen loana - umberto eco - seems like the real deal so far. loads of old skool illustrations in this - as a book dealer tries to recover his memories by delving into his own past.

Quote:bass culture "when reggae was king" by lloyd bradley

good stuff Xyxthumbs very useful book..
droid Wrote:
unsane Wrote:gyo parts 1 & 2 by junji ito. great horror graphic novel about sharks with metal legs invading the land and killing everyone. great!

if ya like that - youll love 'uzumaki' a 3 parter manga horror masterpiece. his 'tomie' and 'flesh coloured horror' books are good as well.. oh -and youll probably shit yourself over the 'hino horro' books...

yeah, i've got uzumaki. and the not so good film version. Xyxthumbs
unsane Wrote:yeah, i've got uzumaki. and the not so good film version. Xyxthumbs

ah - the films coudlve been a lot worse... bit too much of the after effects 'twirl' filter - but not too bad..

get these if you havent already:
http://www.dhp-online.com/hinohorror/
harry potter and the half-blood prince

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'Mao - The Unknown Story' by Jung Chang (author of Wild Swans)
not only have I picked up on swimming, but just the other day I picked up on reading too...was quite a fanatic ten years ago...

currently reading: a million little pieces by James Frey.
on the list is The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy by D. Adams
Statto Wrote:Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

swtiched to Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
couldn't remember what happened

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statto Wrote:harry potter and the half-blood prince

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i'm looking forward to that but i think i might read the previous one again first. i'm not the biggest harry potter fan but i've been reading fairly heavy books recently and coudl so with some light reading.

stacks
Stacks Wrote:I'm looking forward to that but I think I might read the previous one again first.

see my post just above Wink
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