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Re: What was the last book you read?

Postby Andrewc » Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:21 am

soniczip wrote:murakami rocks 8)


I'm glad someone agrees! :)

A little late to the party but I'm finally reading High Fidelity by Nick Hornby.
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Re: What was the last book you read?

Postby Andrewc » Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:49 am

Hmm, I seem to have read a few since then so I'll try to remember them;

The Death of Ivan Ilyich - Tolstoy
South of the Border, West of the Sun - Murakami
1984 - Orwell
Hearts In Atlantis - King

Murakami (naturally) and King were my two favourites from those few.
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Re: What was the last book you read?

Postby thestoatyone » Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:51 pm

Surface Detail by Iain M Banks. Harrowing, and massively involving.
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Re: What was the last book you read?

Postby JohnBarleycorn » Fri Mar 16, 2012 4:15 pm

The Beautiful and the Damned - F Scott Fitzgerald

Terrible sense of doom and inevitability. But great depiction of how it feels to be in love. The highs and the lows.
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Re: What was the last book you read?

Postby Andrewc » Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:30 am

JohnBarleycorn wrote:The Beautiful and the Damned - F Scott Fitzgerald

Terrible sense of doom and inevitability. But great depiction of how it feels to be in love. The highs and the lows.


I just read some reviews on this and added it to my list of books to read. Thanks!


I'm currently reading The Riders by Tim Winton. I didn't think I'd enjoy it as much as I am, as it sat collecting dust for a while.
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Re: What was the last book you read?

Postby JohnBarleycorn » Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:06 pm

Andrewc wrote:
JohnBarleycorn wrote:The Beautiful and the Damned - F Scott Fitzgerald

Terrible sense of doom and inevitability. But great depiction of how it feels to be in love. The highs and the lows.


I just read some reviews on this and added it to my list of books to read. Thanks!


I'm currently reading The Riders by Tim Winton. I didn't think I'd enjoy it as much as I am, as it sat collecting dust for a while.



Its like watching a car crash in slow motion !

(Maybe like most of our relationships, with hindsight !)
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Re: What was the last book you read?

Postby JohnBarleycorn » Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:14 pm

Seven Pillars of Wisdom

An absolute masterpiece. Not just an account of the arab revolt, more a portrait of the characters involved. And still as relevant now, as ninety years ago. Western powers fighting over the middle east, using the arabs and eventually betraying them, with the arabs fighting over tribal loyalties and religious differences.
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Re: What was the last book you read?

Postby Koa » Wed Apr 04, 2012 5:55 am

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Re: What was the last book you read?

Postby NatB » Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:17 am

Currently reading "Nine Steps to Eden by Richard DeBoo"

Richard was the candidate for elections for Animals Count in London. I have heard him speak and hes incredibly eloquent and emotive but this is his first novel.

http://www.richarddeboo.com/nine-steps-to-eden
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What was the last book you read?

Postby Nikko » Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:54 am

I'm almost finished Fahrenheit 451
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Re: What was the last book you read?

Postby Konstantin » Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:03 am

Nikko wrote:I'm almost finished Fahrenheit 451


Awww, classic. I'm not a SF fan but love this one.
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What was the last book you read?

Postby Nikko » Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:23 am

I love dystopian Sci-fi. It's so bleak.
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Re: What was the last book you read?

Postby ninearms » Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:09 am

Just finished Lionel Terray's "Conquistadors of the Useless" and Dan John & Pavel's "Easy Strength" (best book on strength training I've read so far). Also rwad Galen Rowell's book on ultrarunning. Now reading Lance Armstrong "It's Not About the Bike" and Murakami "What I Think About When I Think About Running" and re-reading "Born to Run" via audiobook.
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Re: What was the last book you read?

Postby Webb » Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:38 pm

I recently read the graphic novel version of Fahrenheit. I love all of the classic dystopian stories.
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What was the last book you read?

Postby Nikko » Sat Jun 23, 2012 6:34 am

Webb wrote:I recently read the graphic novel version of Fahrenheit. I love all of the classic dystopian stories.

That sounds awesome - I love comic adaptations of books. I read a few of the Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep comics which is another classic dystopian future story.
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