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JC!
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Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:37 pm

JP Donleavy died this week. Won't lie I thought he was long dead.

Read the obituaries in the irish times and the guardian. Seemed an awful person!

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Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:11 pm

I read this recently -
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fuck me it's good. There is three volumes of six issues each. It's a bit out there, there is magic in the world and it can be channeled through music, but don't worry about that, there's not too much of it to bog down the rest of the stories (ala Grant Morrison in The Invisibles which i'm making my way through at the moment). If you can get the single issues as the glossaries at the back are cracking. lots of bits about early 90's music. anyway go get it :thumbs:

and if you like that go get The Wicked + The Divine by the same people. in face, go get TW+TD any way.

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Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:30 pm

I like the sound of that book.

Haven't been keeping an eye on comics lately, gonna have a nose on amazon now.

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Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:42 pm

i didn't realise they made Mr Mercedes into a tv show with brendan gleeson

must finish the book soon.....

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Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:49 pm

mooch wrote:
Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:42 pm
i didn't realise they made Mr Mercedes into a tv show with brendan gleeson

must finish the book soon.....
I wasnt mad about it in the end. Became a bit of a standard crime thriller.

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Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:30 pm

bartleby wrote:
Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:49 pm
mooch wrote:
Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:42 pm
i didn't realise they made Mr Mercedes into a tv show with brendan gleeson

must finish the book soon.....
I wasnt mad about it in the end. Became a bit of a standard crime thriller.
i did hear that it's a bit too run of the mill Patterson crime book but i'll have to see it out

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Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:45 pm

Started the Barrytown trilogy (The COmmitements, The Snapper and the Van) The Commitments is first, only about 140 pages. hilarious already and just started this morning

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Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:29 pm

bartleby wrote:
Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:45 pm
the Barrytown trilogy
Roddy Doyle's source for the name, fact fans:

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Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:27 am

This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein has defeated me. So dense and complicated, it's a massive slog.

Realised I was only on page 80 of ~600 the other day, and it took me weeks to get there. The sheer amount of information on each page, it's a struggle.

The fact that it's a book about the urgency of climate change makes me feel pretty guilty. Maybe I'll come back to it.

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Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:45 am

bartleby wrote:
Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:45 pm
Started the Barrytown trilogy (The COmmitements, The Snapper and the Van) The Commitments is first, only about 140 pages. hilarious already and just started this morning
it's great. finished it in one day when I was "working" as an extra. I.e. sitting round drinking coffee and reading to avoid talking to weirdos.

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Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:01 pm

Tried to read the first book of the Wheel of Time series. It was fucking garbage. Shite characters doing fuck all. Heavily inspired by Tolkien but not a patch on him.

I'll nearly always finish a book once I've started but that's 3 of the supposed greats in various genres I've now not been able to finish. Dune, also full of shite characters, and a Confederacy of Dunces, which somehow won a fucking Pulitzer.

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Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:44 pm

Bought Chris Ware's latest, Monograph.
It's gigantic, bigger than Building Stories, which was already ridiculously big. Gonna need a bigger shelf.

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