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Re: Last book read

Post by gjinblack » 27 May 2018, 14:20

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists.
Why I've not picked up on this book sooner I don't know.

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Re: Last book read

Post by Boody » 02 Jul 2018, 18:15

American Psycho. That’s a book I won’t be rereading. I wonder what motivated the author to write about something/someone quite so obnoxious.


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Re: Last book read

Post by porkymeat » 02 Jul 2018, 22:06

Boody wrote:
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American Psycho. That’s a book I won’t be rereading. I wonder what motivated the author to write about something/someone quite so obnoxious.


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Late 80s hyper-materialism, the capitalist nightmare, death of affect and such, I'd guess. I've always regarded BEE and Palahniuk as the American equivalents of Martin Amis and Will Self, though far less literary and less in love with the idea of the novel as art.
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Re: Last book read

Post by droopsnoot » 03 Jul 2018, 10:37

The Blood Road, by Stuart McBride. Good book, as his usually are.
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Re: Last book read

Post by cassini » 03 Jul 2018, 13:45

100 years of solitude - for the second time

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Re: Last book read

Post by Boody » 08 Jul 2018, 07:51

cassini wrote:100 years of solitude - for the second time
I remember reading that many years ago. Absolute genius.
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Re: Last book read

Post by dreamtime101 » 08 Jul 2018, 09:26

gjinblack wrote:
27 May 2018, 14:20
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists.
Why I've not picked up on this book sooner I don't know.

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Great book. Read it a few times over the years. What I always find really striking is how certain things, despite being wrong, have stayed the same in the hundred years or so since it was written.

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Post by gjinblack » 08 Jul 2018, 16:39

dreamtime101 wrote:
gjinblack wrote:
27 May 2018, 14:20
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists.
Why I've not picked up on this book sooner I don't know.

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Great book. Read it a few times over the years. What I always find really striking is how certain things, despite being wrong, have stayed the same in the hundred years or so since it was written.
True. There will always be penny pinching bosses I suppose!

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Re: Last book read

Post by Boody » 06 Sep 2018, 09:17

Look who’s back. A satire about Adolf Hitler mysteriously reappearing in 2011. Written in German, so I can only assume something was literally lost in translation. For me at least.
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Re: Last book read

Post by The Strangler » 20 Sep 2018, 20:11

The Strange Death of Europe, by Douglas Murray. Everybody should read it.
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Re: Last book read

Post by Bag Lady » 06 Oct 2018, 09:26

Just finished the last of the seven books in the Thursday Next series by Jasper Fforde.
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Re: Last book read

Post by parasiteinblack » 06 Oct 2018, 10:07

I've just read "The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman" by HG Wells.
An interesting read from the suffragist era and quite humorous in places, particularly the first half of the book. Possibly a tad too long but seemingly a forgotten gem.
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