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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby black bart » Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:59 am

If it's anything like as good as 'Good Omens' it must be a good read/listen. Can you have Jeremy Irons reading it to you?
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Griffin » Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:21 am

Still on Casual Vacancy. I've never read such a boring book.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:43 pm

Griffin wrote:Still on Casual Vacancy. I've never read such a boring book.

Try Middlemarch or Jude the Obscure. :fsm_yawn:
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Roy Hunter » Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:12 am

ET, the Extra Terrestrial wrote:
Griffin wrote:Still on Casual Vacancy. I've never read such a boring book.

Try Middlemarch or Jude the Obscure. :fsm_yawn:
...or Ulysses... :bored:
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby pieces o'nine » Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:43 pm

...or Look Homeward, Angel.

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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Griffin » Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:51 am

Roy Hunter wrote:
ET, the Extra Terrestrial wrote:
Griffin wrote:Still on Casual Vacancy. I've never read such a boring book.

Try Middlemarch or Jude the Obscure. :fsm_yawn:
...or Ulysses... :bored:


Now those are real books. :evilgrin:
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby black bart » Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:30 am

If it wasn't for the fact that Thomas Hardy's books are so beautiful, you would probably commit suicide after reading them.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby fueledbycoffee » Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:52 am

Reader's Digest compilation of "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes." Funny how all these modern adaptations get him so unbelievably wrong.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby black bart » Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:20 am

I think I am about to read "Neverwhere" by Neil Gaiman...good choice?
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby fueledbycoffee » Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:35 pm

black bart wrote:I think I am about to read "Neverwhere" by Neil Gaiman...good choice?


Not bad, not bad. Personally, I preferred American Gods, but that's me. Neverwhere was good, but it didn't stick with me.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Helium Hands » Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:53 pm

black bart wrote:I think I am about to read "Neverwhere" by Neil Gaiman...good choice?


I enjoyed it tremendously.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby pieces o'nine » Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:51 pm

Helium Hands wrote:
black bart wrote:I think I am about to read "Neverwhere" by Neil Gaiman...good choice?


I enjoyed it tremendously.

I have (but have not yet read) the book. I acquired a dvd set from the BBC production; it now has a lovely silver marker inscription bidding me to Mind The Gap. :love:
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Helium Hands » Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:35 pm

pieces o'nine wrote:
Helium Hands wrote:
black bart wrote:I think I am about to read "Neverwhere" by Neil Gaiman...good choice?


I enjoyed it tremendously.

I have (but have not yet read) the book. I acquired a dvd set from the BBC production; it now has a lovely silver marker inscription bidding me to Mind The Gap. :love:


If you keep in mind that "Neverwhere" was originally a television series, then it's easier to forgive the book's episodic structure, IMHO.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Griffin » Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:31 am

P.264 of Casual Vacancy. I'm so bored I thought I'd pass it on and bore you all too.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Postby Roy Hunter » Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:33 am

Bad Pharma, Ben Goldacre.

Oh my FSM! :shocked: I knew quite a lot of this stuff, but bits of it I did not know, and when you put all the pieces together it paints an even uglier picture of the pharmaceutical industry than I thought.
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