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mojo
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Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:19 am

it is a graphic novel!

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Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:22 am

I'm only messing with ye

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Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:26 am

waaaa dont make the nerd cry

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Tue Oct 14, 2014 9:56 am

mojo wrote:Started reading Y: the last man. Its very good so far (not as good as saga though)

fatguy - will check out D4ve, cheers :thumbs:
Y:the last man is a good read. great storylines but the artwork never did it for me. very plain and simple. still miles better then anything i'd draw of course.
mooch wrote:I'm reading 100 bullets at the moment and loving it
must check out saga & d4ve too
100 bullets is my favorite comic over the last 10 years or so. highly recommended. coming a close second is Locke & Key. get on it.

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Tue Oct 14, 2014 10:58 am

Read Sphere by Michael Crichton.

Don't think I've seen the movie.

He's a good storyteller. Tempted to actually read Jurassic Park now.

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Tue Oct 14, 2014 2:22 pm

Jurassic park is actually a really good read

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Tue Oct 14, 2014 2:25 pm

I'd be thinking about the fillum too much

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Fri May 15, 2015 12:40 pm

I read Auggie Wren's Christmas Story. Was very nice, never heard of it before. Wish it was nearer Christmas now though.

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Also reread Groucho's Memoirs Of A Mangy Lover. The man is the best.

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Someone once asked him (Chico) how much money he had lost over the years.
He said, “ Find out how much Harpo has. That’s how much I’ve lost".
Might go rewatch their films again soon now I think about it. I loved them growing up.

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Fri May 15, 2015 12:48 pm

Reading Blood Meridian at the moment. Cormac McCarthy.

Might be my favourite.

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Fri May 15, 2015 1:26 pm

The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney. Seriously can't stress how good it is. Very funny.

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Fri May 15, 2015 1:43 pm

Been readin the dics world novels. So fucking funny.

Started Homers Odyssey. Its kinda tough to read since the version I got is not any kind of literal translation but an attempt to keep it in poem form. But Im used to it now. Its really fucking good.

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Fri May 15, 2015 1:54 pm

Had to do an assignment college recently on One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. So read the book, watched the film and read a load of analysis of the book and Ken Kesey. Leaving aside all of that I think it's probably now my favourite book. So so good. The movie is fantastic but perhaps mostly for the performances (not just Nicholson but everyone). The way the book carries its criticisms of the mental health field with its general themes of sticking it to the man is so well done.

Highly recommended to anyone who hasn't read it

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Fri May 15, 2015 2:04 pm

Years since I've read it. It's written from Chiefs point of view isn't it?

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Fri May 15, 2015 2:18 pm

Read that there a couple weeks ago. Was brilliant. wasnt sure if id like it starting it off, but it was excellent. Yeah from the Chiefs point of view. The ending......holy shit!!

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Mon May 18, 2015 9:53 am

Casino wrote:Had to do an assignment college recently on One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. So read the book, watched the film and read a load of analysis of the book and Ken Kesey. Leaving aside all of that I think it's probably now my favourite book. So so good. The movie is fantastic but perhaps mostly for the performances (not just Nicholson but everyone). The way the book carries its criticisms of the mental health field with its general themes of sticking it to the man is so well done.

Highly recommended to anyone who hasn't read it
its a great film

its it also viewed as a metaphor for american society, oppression, non conformity, rebellion etc.

its no accident that the chief is an american indian

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Mon May 18, 2015 1:11 pm

Still waiting for the final part of The Passage trilogy. Wish it would hurry up.

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Wed May 20, 2015 1:42 pm

enemies/friends wrote:Still waiting for the final part of The Passage trilogy. Wish it would hurry up.
This is taking a silly a mount of time. No official word on a release date either.

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Thu Jun 04, 2015 10:23 am

I need book ideas for my holidays. Nothing I have to think about too much. Something funny. Something that's not shit.

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Thu Jun 04, 2015 10:30 am

I read 'Breakfast of Champions' by Kurt Vonnegut and 'Infinite Jest' by David Foster Wallace on my holidays.

Fuck me, 'Infinite Jest' was stunning. Incredible book. I want to start it again tonight.

Lola, you might like 'Breakfast of Champions'. It's short, quite funny and absurd and doesn't require too much effort on the reader's part.
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Thu Jun 04, 2015 10:43 am

Brilliant! Thanks for the shout.

Also yes - Infinite Jest is amazing. So, so good.

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