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Post by dubplodocus » Fri Feb 23, 2007 4:21 am

im reading this:
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by this ghoul of a woman:
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i swear if she looks at me like that again ill slap her face off. :evil:

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Post by ands » Fri Feb 23, 2007 6:01 am

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Post by testfeld » Fri Feb 23, 2007 9:45 am

Not a factual account, right?
Fictional but based on the true life of Shimmen Miyamoto Musashi.
Any reference to the Hagakure?
No, but the historical Musashi wrote the:

Book of Five Rings

The 'Book of Five Rings' is about Zen, martial arts and the life as samurai in feudal Japan. There is also a manager edition available.

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Post by corpsey » Fri Feb 23, 2007 2:32 pm

j.g. ballard- high rise

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Post by cjpa » Fri Feb 23, 2007 2:38 pm

testfeld wrote:
Not a factual account, right?
Fictional but based on the true life of Shimmen Miyamoto Musashi.
Any reference to the Hagakure?
No, but the historical Musashi wrote the:

Book of Five Rings

The 'Book of Five Rings' is about Zen, martial arts and the life as samurai in feudal Japan. There is also a manager edition available.

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Heh, i saw an anime not long ago: Shura no toki. With one arc of the story talking about Shimmen Miyamoto Musashi and the Hagakure..
been looking for some literature to explain some of the historical references in that story.

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Re: Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow

Post by antilynd » Sat Feb 24, 2007 9:56 am

datura wrote: Yeah, I read Crying first and really enjoyed it..I enjoyed GR enough for the the first 2-300 pages, then kinda lost the thread..Maybe I'm just a thickie.
which of the 21 threads did you lose? :7:

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Post by tappy tippon » Mon Feb 26, 2007 12:30 am

j.g. ballard- high rise
fantastic book !

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Re: Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow

Post by datura » Mon Feb 26, 2007 6:57 pm

AntiLynd wrote:
datura wrote: Yeah, I read Crying first and really enjoyed it..I enjoyed GR enough for the the first 2-300 pages, then kinda lost the thread..Maybe I'm just a thickie.
which of the 21 threads did you lose? :7:
about 20!

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Post by scruffy herbert » Mon Apr 16, 2007 1:22 am

just finished the second book from James Frey, My Friend Leonard. Couldn't give a shit about what was or wasn't true, made a fucking good story and i shed a tear too. :cry:

Can anyone recommend me some books, something that i dont want to put down, like Frey's books.

Along the lines of crime, philosphy, alternate thinking maybe and some comedy. If you have read a good book on any of those things let me know please.

thanks. :)

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Post by paolo » Mon Apr 16, 2007 8:46 am

Anything by Henning Mankell, Elmore Leonard, Ian Rankin or George Pelecanos for a good crime yarn
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Post by dj slums » Mon Apr 16, 2007 10:22 pm

''The Day Watch'' by Sergei Lukyanenko and Vladimir Vasiliev

''Preacher: Ancient History'' by Garth Ennis, Carlos Ezquerra, and Steve Dillon

''Monster Island: A Zombie Novel'' by David Wellington

''The Walking Dead: Heart's Desire'' v. 4 by Robert Kirkman

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Post by oceanzen » Mon Apr 16, 2007 10:32 pm

Just started The Tenderness of Wolves by Steff Penney
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Post by oceanzen » Mon Apr 16, 2007 10:36 pm

And another FANTAStic music book is called Bass Culture:When Reggae was king by Lloyd Bradley
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Not at all academic sounding, it's a really insightful history of Jamaican music.
I tells how ska, then reggae came about, then how it went round the world as emigrants moved to places like London etc. Also it goes into a lot of depth about Sound System culture.
I'm sure everyone on the dubstep forum would enjoy it.
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Post by jim » Mon Apr 16, 2007 10:49 pm

Ulysses. Wee bit of a headache at times but enjoying it so far.

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Post by dj slums » Mon Apr 16, 2007 10:56 pm

oceanzen wrote:And another FANTAStic music book is called Bass Culture:When Reggae was king by Lloyd Bradley
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Not at all academic sounding, it's a really insightful history of Jamaican music.
I tells how ska, then reggae came about, then how it went round the world as emigrants moved to places like London etc. Also it goes into a lot of depth about Sound System culture.
I'm sure everyone on the dubstep forum would enjoy it.
cooooool.

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Post by Rob H » Mon Apr 16, 2007 11:37 pm

lol i just 'borrowed' that from my dads flat the other day

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Post by bob crunkhouse » Tue Apr 17, 2007 2:22 am

read "oranges aren't the only fruit" the other day, great book

theres a chapter towards the end, which has nothing to do with the sotry that is just incredible! if anyone here has read this they know what im talkin about.

reading Vice mag at the moment though :D :D :D :D Prancehalls columk is just incredible!

starts off with

"were not doing a grime colum anymore, were still gonna let u know the important stuff like what new hair products Jammer is currently using and what Logan Sama's favourite new wrestling move is" :D :D :D :D

funny shit!!
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Post by pk- » Tue Apr 17, 2007 8:02 am

Giles Foden - The Last King of Scotland

only just started it so can't really comment. In the very first chapter Idi Amin silences a dinner party by roaring "I have also eaten man meat", so I've already got high hopes for it.

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Post by LEQ » Tue Apr 17, 2007 9:47 am

Vernon God Little by DBC Pierre, so far it's brilliant.
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