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Re: What was the last book you read?

Postby Bounce » Sun Aug 28, 2011 9:35 pm

thestoatyone wrote:Chavs: The demonisation of the working class interesting stuff, persuasively argued.

edit: Bloody auto correct...

Is this book decent then? Or is it patronising to working class people?

I recently finished Down and Out in Paris and London and am currently reading Emile Zola's Germinal.
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Re: What was the last book you read?

Postby Catt Queen » Mon Aug 29, 2011 1:14 pm

Currently reading Veda - secrets of the East (Amazon link) after a monk randomly walked over and gave it to me...
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Re: What was the last book you read?

Postby thestoatyone » Mon Aug 29, 2011 3:24 pm

Bounce wrote:
thestoatyone wrote:Chavs: The demonisation of the working class interesting stuff, persuasively argued.

edit: Bloody auto correct...

Is this book decent then? Or is it patronising to working class people?

I recently finished Down and Out in Paris and London and am currently reading Emile Zola's Germinal.


I didn't think it was patronizing, be really interested to find out what other people think of it...
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Re: What was the last book you read?

Postby knackers » Mon Nov 07, 2011 4:20 am

The Sanctity Of Human Blood : Vaccination i$ NOT Immunization - By Tim O'Shea

Well written, must read. Fully referenced, lots of facts.

When your getting all angry reading this its refreshing to see the authors sarcasm come through and say it like it is..

Great book.
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Re: What was the last book you read?

Postby Konstantin » Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:09 am

Recently finished The China Study, and wanted to re-read it straight away. Great book.
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Re: What was the last book you read?

Postby beforewisdom » Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:07 am

I felt the same way, there is a lot to digest in that book.

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Re: What was the last book you read?

Postby loveliberate » Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:09 pm

Fiction: "A Game of Thrones"
Less-fictional: "Scandinavian Europe" Lonely Planet travel guide
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Re: What was the last book you read?

Postby sergio » Thu Dec 15, 2011 6:43 pm

The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal. Jared Diamond.

Quite interesting, didn't know this guy.
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Re: What was the last book you read?

Postby vegan hal » Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:37 pm

Bob Mould - See a Little Light: The Trail of Rage and Melody
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Re: What was the last book you read?

Postby loveliberate » Fri Dec 23, 2011 4:24 am

Currently working my way through this: http://www.powells.com/biblio/62-9780762773022-0

I like the subject matter very much though I wish the author had chosen a better title.
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Re: What was the last book you read?

Postby Catt Queen » Mon Dec 26, 2011 12:27 pm

Dibs in Search of Self - Virginia Axline

The Story of one little boy and his journey through childhood life up to his mid-teens, and also an insight into psychotherapy - how it works and what it can mean to people on a practical level.


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Re: What was the last book you read?

Postby rattus » Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:52 am

Not a book, but just re-read this and it made my morning a little better and gave me a few things to think over.

INGLAN IS A BITCH

By Linton Kwesi Johnson

W'en mi jus' come to Landan toun
mi use to work pan di andahgroun
but workin' pan di andahgroun
y'u don't get fi know your way aroun'

Inglan is a bitch
dere's no escapin' it
Inglan is a bitch
dere's no runnin' whey fram it

mi get a lickle jab in a big 'otell
an' awftah a while, mi woz doin' quite well
dem staat mi aaf as a dish-washah
but w'en mi tek a stack, mi noh tun clack-watchah!

Inglan is a bitch
dere's no escapin it
Inglan is a bitch
noh baddah try fi hide fram it

w'en dem gi' you di lickle wage packit
fus dem rab it wid dem big tax rackit
y'u haffi struggle fi mek en's meet
an' w'en y'u goh a y'u bed y'u jus' cant sleep

Inglan is a bitch
dere's no escapin it
Inglan is a bitch fi true
a noh lie mi a tell, a true

mi use to work dig ditch w'en it cowl noh bitch
mi did strang like a mule, but, bwoy, mi did fool
den awftah a while mi jus' stap dhu ovahtime
den aftah a while mi jus' phu dung mi tool

Inglan is a bitch
dere's no escapin it
Inglan is a bitch
y'u haffi know how fi suvvive in it

well mi dhu day wok an' mid dhu nite wok
mi dhu clean wok an' mid dhu dutty wok
dem seh dat black man is very lazy
but it y'u si how mi wok y'u woulda sey mi crazy

Inglan is a bitch
dere's no escapin it
Inglan is a bitch
y'u bettah face up to it

dem have a lickle facktri up inna Brackly
inna disya facktri all dem dhu is pack crackry
fi di laas fifteen years dem get mi laybah
now awftah fiteen years mi fall out a fayvah

Inglan is a bitch
dere's no escapin it
Inglan is a bitch
dere's no runnin' whey fram it

mi know dem have work, work in abundant
yet still, dem mek mi redundant
now, at fifty-five mi gettin' quite ol'
yet still, dem sen' mi fi goh draw dole

Inglan is a bitch
dere's no escapin it
Inglan is a bitch fi true
is whey wi a goh dhu 'bout it?
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Re: What was the last book you read?

Postby Andrewc » Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:57 am

Dance Dance Dance - Haruki Murakami

This is the third book I've read by Murakami this year (Kafka on the Shore, and Norwegian Wood being the first two. I often find myself reading as much as I can by one particular author at a time.
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Re: What was the last book you read?

Postby soniczip » Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:36 am

murakami rocks 8)
i'm focusing on some kind of stuff
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Re: What was the last book you read?

Postby sergio » Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:16 pm

From Hell - Alan Moore

and I've just bought Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen.
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