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Sweet.
Will definitely give the Clowes one a look.
Getting the Burns title would be a bit sneaky and for myself really.
Will flick through Amsterdam and judge it by the pictures
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i've only read Burn's Black Hole, thought it was brilliant
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David Squires Illustrated History of Football is great
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mooch wrote:i've only read Burn's Black Hole, thought it was brilliant


Black Hole is his masterpiece, great book.

voidoid wrote:Will flick through Amsterdam and judge it by the pictures


Some of the earlier strips were serialised on Vice
http://www.vice.com/read/megg-mogg-owl-episode-1
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ah i forgot Y: The Last Man. i loved that series so much!
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Lola wrote:David Squires Illustrated History of Football is great

Is it all new content?
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Started Ulysses. Good fuck its even more difficult than people say
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Try Finnegan's Wake!
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Some comics

The Guards - Shane Ormond & Kevin Keane
Solid supernatural crime detective story, an intriguing first entry in what I hope will be a great series. Published by Northpress Comics in Cork, nice artwork and lettering, will be following their output.

The Envelope Manufacturer - Chris Oliveros
Drawn & Quarterly head Chris Oliveros' first book, about the breakdown of a small order envelope manufacturer. Really well paced and quite dizzying, gets the disorientation of downfall across really well. Hope he makes more books.
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Started reading ebooks on an iPad recently, kinda gotten me back on track with reading. Haven't been craving novels, mostly reading humourous stuff.

Steve Coogan - Easily Distracted
Good insight into the guy and his insecurities, he doesn't go into the drug and booze recollections too much but he doesn't define himself by them. It's a bit scattershot, as the title suggests, worth a read if you're a fan.

Rob Delaney - Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage.
Read this in one sitting, it's really funny, proper chuckles. Drinking, depression, bedwetting, it has it all.

David Sedaris - Me Talk Pretty One Day & When You Are Engulfed in Flames
Collections of stories, mostly autobiographical. Got into Sedaris through This American Life, finally getting around to the books. Very witty and enjoyable.

Some audiobooks

Alan Partridge - Nomad
It's no 'I, Partridge' but it's still funny.

Jon Ronson - The Psychopath Test
Well put together, an exploration of psychopathy and the mental health industry. Very entertaining.
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I really want to get back into the books too. Started No is Not Enough by Naomi Klein, which is really interesting so far.

Have her previous one This Changes Everything ready to go after that, bought them together.
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