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

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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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Boody wrote: 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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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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The Blood Road, by Stuart McBride. Good book, as his usually are.
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100 years of solitude - for the second time
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cassini wrote:100 years of solitude - for the second time
I remember reading that many years ago. Absolute genius.
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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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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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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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The Strange Death of Europe, by Douglas Murray. Everybody should read it.
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Just finished the last of the seven books in the Thursday Next series by Jasper Fforde.
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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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