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voidoid
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Tue Dec 13, 2016 3:37 pm

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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Tue Dec 13, 2016 3:50 pm

i've only read Burn's Black Hole, thought it was brilliant

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Tue Dec 13, 2016 4:38 pm

David Squires Illustrated History of Football is great

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Tue Dec 13, 2016 5:02 pm

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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Tue Dec 13, 2016 7:29 pm

ah i forgot Y: The Last Man. i loved that series so much!

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Wed Dec 14, 2016 10:57 am

Lola wrote:David Squires Illustrated History of Football is great
Is it all new content?

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Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:59 am

Started Ulysses. Good fuck its even more difficult than people say

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Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:15 am

Try Finnegan's Wake!

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Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:40 am

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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Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:47 pm

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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Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:17 am

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.
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Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:50 am

Ordered these off the Amazon machine last night. Have become acutely aware of myself and literally everyone else tinkering with their phone non-stop, so making an effort to put it down and read more. Actually learn something instead of the non-stop stream of social media fluff and 200 word articles.

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Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:53 pm

Just finished prob my 15th Discworld novel. only another 20/30 to go. Sucks that theres no more being made, really would read about these characters and the world forever.

Starting Mr Mercedes. a mate raved about it. its also a tv show starting tonight

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Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:10 pm

i have mr mercedes in my book pile beside my bed
that pile is dusty

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Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:32 am

I finished Infinite Jest last night.

That's about all I have to say about that.

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Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:30 pm

mooch wrote:i have mr mercedes in my book pile beside my bed
that pile is dusty
Im only 50 pages in but im already hooked. the killer is very messed up in it

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Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:03 pm

bartleby wrote:
mooch wrote:i have mr mercedes in my book pile beside my bed
that pile is dusty
Im only 50 pages in but im already hooked. the killer is very messed up in it
ooh a messed up stephen king killer!
i might just dust it off and get stuck in

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Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:16 pm

Midway through the third GOT book at the moment. Addictive as hell.

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Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:47 pm

BadTurtle wrote:Midway through the third GOT book at the moment. Addictive as hell.
read the 5th before the 4th, they happen concurrently but the 4th is boring as fuck

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Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:14 pm

As in before Storm of Swords II or Feast for Crows?

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