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bartleby
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Mon Sep 14, 2015 4:59 pm

Starting Salems Lot. First horror book of Kings Ill have read. Looking forward to it

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Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:49 am

It's great. Like a blueprint for It.

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Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:18 am

Ed Piskor's Hip Hop Family Tree Vol 1 & 2

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Enjoyed Piskor's last one which was a kinda fictional account of the early days of hacking.
This one goes about documenting the early days of hiphop, moving from the soundsystems and block party days forward. It's undeniably well done and there's enough interesting facts to keep the reader moving along. Really well drawn also.

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Wed Sep 16, 2015 12:09 pm

So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson

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Only started this yesterday. Class read so far - to be expected from Ronson.

Also Saga Vol 5 released yesterday.

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Waiting for it to be delivered with gleeful anticipation!!!

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Wed Sep 16, 2015 12:29 pm

been meaning to start Saga for ages now, must look it it

I'm reading "Chew" at the moment ..... it's oookay ... maybe a bit better than ok...but only just
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Wed Sep 16, 2015 1:01 pm

blitzen wrote:So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson

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Only started this yesterday. Class read so far - to be expected from Ronson.
Started reading this at the weekend too. Its grand.
Can't say i had much time for yer man Michael Moynihan who went out of his way to destroy Jonah Lehrer.
Thought he came across full of shit, and did it compeltely as a career move.

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Wed Sep 16, 2015 1:19 pm

mooch wrote:been meaning to start Saga for ages now, must look it it

I'm reading "Chew" at the moment ..... it's oookay ... maybe a bit better than ok...but only just
took me a few goes to get going with Saga, but it's good. really good. blasted through the first 25 issues and then had to wait month by month for issues. hate that.

Loving Chew. It's the only thing i'm still buying in trades at the moment.

reading Daredevil vol 2. It's part of the Marvel Knights imprint, a lot darker and grittier. this is the volume that includes the Brian Michael Bendis run on the series as writer. Highly recommended. the nexflix daredevil is based off this run.

also read Alias, nothing to do with the older tv series but what the nexflix Jessica Jones show will be based on. Good quick read, again Bendis as writer. Can't wait to see the tv show now.

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Wed Sep 16, 2015 1:33 pm

the cover art for Jon Ronsons books is pure excellence in design

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Wed Sep 16, 2015 3:48 pm

fatguy2k1 wrote:
mooch wrote:been meaning to start Saga for ages now, must look it it

I'm reading "Chew" at the moment ..... it's oookay ... maybe a bit better than ok...but only just
took me a few goes to get going with Saga, but it's good. really good. blasted through the first 25 issues and then had to wait month by month for issues. hate that.

Loving Chew. It's the only thing i'm still buying in trades at the moment.

reading Daredevil vol 2. It's part of the Marvel Knights imprint, a lot darker and grittier. this is the volume that includes the Brian Michael Bendis run on the series as writer. Highly recommended. the nexflix daredevil is based off this run.

also read Alias, nothing to do with the older tv series but what the nexflix Jessica Jones show will be based on. Good quick read, again Bendis as writer. Can't wait to see the tv show now.
Bendis's run on Daredevil is phenomenal. I never had time for Matt Murdock but I had read everything else in the local library so I was stuck with reading Daredevil and it was brilliant!!! That and Bendis's run on Moon Knight are right up there as two of my favourites. Moon Knight like. Who would have thought.

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Fri Sep 18, 2015 12:11 pm

Reading electronic copies of Saga (vol 2 & 3) on my lunch break in work.

Still way prefer actual books to reading on a computer but it's not a bad way to access something I'm unlikely to reread.

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Fri Sep 18, 2015 1:09 pm

Picked this up yesterday for 2 quid. Looking forward to it.

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Fri Sep 18, 2015 1:19 pm

Biggy Shackleton wrote:Picked this up yesterday for 2 quid. Looking forward to it.

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Fantastic book, have the same edition as pictured there.

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Fri Sep 18, 2015 2:01 pm

Reading Daniel kahneman's Thinking Fast and Slow discussed earlier in the thread. It's great. Had studied him before so was aware of the gist of his work but the depth of how far it goes really makes you think

And although everything is researched and tested, either by himself or others, he even addresses at the start the fact that he will tell you things, and you will invariably think "my god he's right".

Am only 80 off pages in so looking forward to getting through it some more

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Fri Sep 18, 2015 2:15 pm

Going to start that next week Casineh. Took a shot at the first few pages of it last year but was reading 'Better Angels of our Nature' at the time and couldn't handle two heavy books at the same time.
I wrote:Fuck off, get free.

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Tue Sep 29, 2015 11:02 pm

BadTurtle wrote:It's great. Like a blueprint for It.
was very good alright. started slow, a lot of tension building, i thought it was a bit boring at the time but it defo added a lot to the eventual exceitement. King is some writer.

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Thu Oct 01, 2015 9:06 am

i_ate_cats wrote:Reading electronic copies of Saga (vol 2 & 3) on my lunch break in work.

Still way prefer actual books to reading on a computer but it's not a bad way to access something I'm unlikely to reread.
what are you reading them on? I use use my kindle fire 7' with perfect viewer. Working my way through marvel's "Dark Reign" Lots of mini series and one off specials. it's more of a theme then a crossover event.

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Thu Oct 01, 2015 11:17 am

flying through Saga at the moment.
god it's good

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Thu Oct 01, 2015 3:46 pm

must catch up on saga

i read it on comic book rack on my laptop

i don't have a kindle :cry:

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Thu Oct 01, 2015 6:24 pm

Read Saga on laptop using http://www.cdisplayex.com/

Would consider getting a kindle/tablet for that one purpose.

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Thu Oct 01, 2015 10:48 pm

we got a free cheapy tablet that I use solely for reading comics

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