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Re: The Book Thread

Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:33 am
by Casino
I actually recommended that to a friend who was looking for "a psychology book". Was too busy studying him myself to pick it up but must do that this weekend. He's an absolute legend. Probably my favourite theorist I studied over the two years. All based on common sense too

Re: The Book Thread

Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:36 am
by Casino
Howyoudoin wrote:Ok cool. I think I gave up on it after about 100 pages. Might go back to it of the mood strikes me. .
I jus made it past that point and there is a brilliant last chapter, thought it had been quite repetitive after about 20 pages until then
The priest describing how they met the judge. More dialogue please, it's great when it's there

Re: The Book Thread

Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 11:22 am
by mojo
Yeah i'm enjoying it. The writing style is very easy to read, considering the subject matter

Re: The Book Thread

Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 12:46 pm
by Fred__Elliott
I am almost at the end of reading the LOTR trilogy for the first time. Can't believe I waited so long to read them. Amazing books

Re: The Book Thread

Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 12:50 pm
by billysexcrime
Finally got around to reading the Dark Tower series. I think it took me 4 attempts to get through The Gunslinger as it's a bit of a slog but I'm flying through them now, almost finished book 4. Brilliant series so far! :thumbs:

Re: The Book Thread

Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 1:50 pm
by bartleby
The Gunslinger is really short. Thought you would have a harder time of it later on. It rambles a bit at times but its a brilliant series.

For LOTR it took me ages to get through the Sam and Frodo parts. Bored the fucking arse off me.

Re: The Book Thread

Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 1:57 pm
by LordPercy
I never made it past the hobbit to bother reading LOTR, one of the very few books I never finished. It was enjoyable enough when I was reading it but I never felt any desire to go back to it to finish it. I've heard LOTR is much better but can't see myself ever going near them.

Re: The Book Thread

Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:28 pm
by billysexcrime
bartleby wrote:The Gunslinger is really short. Thought you would have a harder time of it later on. It rambles a bit at times but its a brilliant series.

For LOTR it took me ages to get through the Sam and Frodo parts. Bored the fucking arse off me.

Re The Gunslinger, slog is probably the wrong word, I just found myself always losing interest around a third of the way through and then leaving it for a few months before eventually starting again. Glad I persisted though!

Re: The Book Thread

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:26 pm
by Casino
So where do ye all download books from? Warez isn't coming up with the goods on a few things

And does anyone know where I could nab a copy of Allen Carr's stop smoking book? Can't seem to find it anywhere (including warez)

Re: The Book Thread

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:38 pm
by dwayne
kickass?

I don't download books to be honest, only one I've ever got was the Pfitzinger & Douglas Marathon book. I got it in an ereader format that I can't figure out how to use, and a PDF that is far too awkward to bother reading. So I think I'm just gonna buy the book

Re: The Book Thread

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:59 pm
by Dick Jones
Fred__Elliott wrote:I am almost at the end of reading the LOTR trilogy for the first time. Can't believe I waited so long to read them. Amazing books
Deadly. Have read it loads of times. Definitely rewards repeat reading, so you should try to go back to it in a year or two.

Re: The Book Thread

Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2015 4:55 pm
by mooch
just finished Y The Last Man collection
it hit me right in the heart and made me very sad......so sad it's finished too.....sad

Re: The Book Thread

Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 7:27 am
by i_ate_cats
Read two comics by Derf, Punk Rock & Trailer Parks about the punk rock scene in Akron Ohio and My Friend Dahmer, which recounts the authors high school encounters with Jeffrey Dahmer, both are excellent.

He has some webcomics here: derfcity.com

Re: The Book Thread

Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 8:56 am
by mooch
oh that sounds interesting, gonna check that out today

Re: The Book Thread

Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 4:01 pm
by shivo
Casino wrote:So where do ye all download books from? Warez isn't coming up with the goods on a few things

And does anyone know where I could nab a copy of Allen Carr's stop smoking book? Can't seem to find it anywhere (including warez)
I have the Allen Carr e-book if you're still after it
I think I have the audiobook somewhere too if that's of any interest to you?

Re: The Book Thread

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:13 am
by Casino
Cheers but I actually found two hard copies back in my mam's house when I was home a couple of weeks ago.

Off them nearly a week! Which includes 3 nights drinking, surrounded by smokers. Wasn't too bad. Though I did have one when I was absolutely steamed on Saturday, I don't even remember it so I for really care. Was told about it on Sunday.

It's actually grand at this point. Early days but I don't see it getting worse?!

Re: The Book Thread

Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2015 1:26 pm
by mooch
finished Locke & Key yesterday

loved it so much!! great characters, not a dud in the lot

only found out after that joe hill is stephen kings son which would explain a lot. great character development must be hereditary.
glad I didn't know it before I started it though

Re: The Book Thread

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 8:11 am
by i_ate_cats
Want to read those books alright. The collection of them is pretty pricey on amazon though.

Alan Moore's Electricomic's app looks interesting, tries to change things up from a page a time view of other comic book viewer apps. iOs only for now though.
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/s ... ion-begins

Re: The Book Thread

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 8:49 am
by fatguy2k1
mooch wrote:finished Locke & Key yesterday

loved it so much!! great characters, not a dud in the lot

only found out after that joe hill is stephen kings son which would explain a lot. great character development must be hereditary.
glad I didn't know it before I started it though
I loved that series. everything about it, you felt that it was a fully fleshed out universe the characters lived it.

Re: The Book Thread

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 9:00 am
by mooch
wish I could read it from scratch, brand new, all over again

read alan moores league of extraordinary gentlemen recently too. way more to it than I thought. pretty trippy shit man