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Post by LEQ » Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:56 am

I just started the Liar by Stephen Fry.
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Post by Disco Nutter » Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:14 am

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This guy has such a way of writing and he's coming up with stupidly great concepts!

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Awesome, really awesome book! Just finished it. I watched the movie again after reading the book to see what parts of it they used. And it proved to be not that much. But that is definitely something worth reading. Totally WORTH IT!

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First time listening to an audio book. Vonnegut is one heck of an author. But couldn't listen to last last 5-6 chapters, I don't know why, just didn't feel like it.

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If someone hasn't read Slautherhouse Five, then he is missing out on one of the best fuckin books ever! It's absolutely BRILLIANT!

I love reading, and I love buying books! If I enter a bookshop I'll definitely leave with at least one book.
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Post by onelouder » Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:18 am

Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk.
ouch.

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Post by BLZDub » Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:45 am

LEQ wrote:I just started the Liar by Stephen Fry.
He's a don.
I've just finished High Rise by J.G Ballard, which of course was genius like most things that Ballard has written.
Just started I'm Not Scared by Niccolo Ammaniti, which is also proving to be very good.

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Post by funky stanton » Fri Jan 09, 2009 5:22 pm

Johnny Beat wrote: If someone hasn't read Slauthergouse Five, then he is missing out on one of the best fuckin books ever! It's absolutely BRILLIANT!

Sounds better in german, Slauther Haus fünf.


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Post by datura » Fri Jan 09, 2009 5:29 pm

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First time listening to an audio book. Vonnegut is one heck of an author. But couldn't listen to last last 5-6 chapters, I don't know why, just didn't feel like it.
You miss out on Vonnegut's amazing drawings with the audiobooks.

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Post by Disco Nutter » Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:42 pm

I had a look at them after listening to a couple of chapters :)

Prefer reading to listening though.

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Post by tinkers » Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:42 pm

Have to say, my favourite Chuck Palahniuk novel is 'Lullaby'. I think I was a bit too young when I first read it. It affected me pretty deeply. He's an awesome story teller.

Anyone into Neil Gaiman? 'Stardust' was released recently as a film (which I didn't see) but it's not his best one, I don't think. Top of my list would have to be 'Neverwhere', probably the best book I've read in my adult life, closely followed by 'American Gods'.

Can anyone recommend any other authors like these two?

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Post by ajantis_art » Sat Jan 10, 2009 12:32 pm

WORLD WAR Z

full on zombie apocalypse :P:

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Post by rrob » Sat Jan 10, 2009 11:30 pm

finally finished cancer ward by solzhenitsyn. exhausting, book worthwhile read[/img]

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Post by rrob » Sat Jan 10, 2009 11:31 pm

edit - but worthwhile :lol:

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Post by dexdur » Wed Jan 14, 2009 1:43 pm

wizards 1st rule

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Post by reason » Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:39 am

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The first chapter made me laugh out loud more than I ever have through an entire book before, and the subsequent ones are turning out to be just as clever and entertaining.

I, Robot is indeed a great book, and far better than the movie which took about one chapter and added a whole bunch of crap with guns and fighting and explosions.

Tried to read Vonnegut once before and was too bored to finish, which is strange because I usually enjoy books that most others would find extremely boring, such as Wuthering Heights, and Pride and Prejudice both of which I read over the summer after finally finishing Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged.

Next I'm diving into The Thomas Covenant trilogy recommended by a friend.

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Post by danny bwoy » Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:05 pm

ajantis_art wrote:WORLD WAR Z

full on zombie apocalypse :P:
got this for christmas lol

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Post by eventualdecline » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:06 pm

Funky Stanton wrote:I just finished The Hacker Crackdown by Bruce Sterling. Aces.
Not sure if you've read this already but Underground is a similar type of book and it's great, I liked it better than Crackdown. It's published online by the author for anyone to read for free here: http://www.xs4all.nl/~suelette/undergro ... tents.html

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Post by bandshell » Wed Jan 21, 2009 4:31 am

heart of darkness- joseph conrad

love all the people - bill hicks

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Post by j-sh » Thu Jan 22, 2009 9:39 pm

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Post by datura » Thu Jan 22, 2009 10:24 pm

Joe Sacco - Palestine

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Post by LEQ » Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:55 am

I just got DBC Peirres follow up to Vernon God Little, Ludmila's Broken English and some more Palahniuk.
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