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Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 30-10-2012, 10:42:57
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Posted By Mr. Bas
Bump! Traveling gives you plenty of...

Bump!

Traveling gives you plenty of opportunity to read as well, I found out. Finished a bunch:

King Solomon's Mines is enjoyable enough, Indiana Jones-like entertainment without many literary...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 15-12-2011, 01:38:47
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Posted By Mr. Bas
Currently working on the Electric Kool-Aid Acid...

Currently working on the Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, by Tom Wolfe. In a way, interesting, although reading about people on acid and the out-there bollocks they come up with gets a bit grating...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 26-06-2007, 15:17:14
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Posted By Mr. Bas
I had some time to read over the past two weeks...

I had some time to read over the past two weeks and finished three books. First, I read Michel Hoeullebecq's 'Elementary particles' (at least, that's the literal translation, not sure if that's also...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 05-03-2007, 14:48:31
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Posted By Mr. Bas
I finally took some time to start reading again...

I finally took some time to start reading again this weekend. I started off with the Epic of Gilgamesh, which is an interesting read already purely on the basis that it's the oldest known story of...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 12-01-2007, 13:20:04
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Posted By Mr. Bas
Haven't read much literature recently, although I...

Haven't read much literature recently, although I have three books at home that I've been intending to read in the near future. Still, so far I couldn't be arsed to. The books are Dead Souls by...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 02-08-2006, 09:56:16
Replies: 1,192
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Posted By Mr. Bas
I'm currently reading 'Surely you're joking, Mr....

I'm currently reading 'Surely you're joking, Mr. Feynman!', and the stories told there are widely varying in quality and enjoyability. Some of them, especially in the beginning, are rather boring,...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 11-05-2006, 10:57:39
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Posted By Mr. Bas
Haven't read any fiction over the last few weeks,...

Haven't read any fiction over the last few weeks, but while travelling in Mexico and the US I had more than enough time in buses and planes to read something. First, I read American Psycho, which was...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 31-01-2005, 13:30:19
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Posted By Mr. Bas
Just finished "De man die werk vond" by Herman...

Just finished "De man die werk vond" by Herman Brusselmans. It manages to be both funny and depressing at the same time, I'd recommend it but I guess it's not available in English. Much of his humour...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 17-01-2005, 11:07:14
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Posted By Mr. Bas
I reread "De aanslag" by Harry Mulisch, still a...

I reread "De aanslag" by Harry Mulisch, still a good book but it didn't impress me as much as it did about 8 years ago. I also tried to do part of the Canterbury Tales, but I lost patience... Already...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 29-11-2004, 14:46:58
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Posted By Mr. Bas
I read some Herman Brusselmans recently, a funny...

I read some Herman Brusselmans recently, a funny and entertaining read but not much substance I guess. For the rest, most of my reading only concerns work/studying stuff. Blargh.
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 29-01-2004, 14:16:09
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Posted By Mr. Bas
I still haven't had the courage to pick up...

I still haven't had the courage to pick up Dosteyevski, so I started on I Jan Cremer instead. It's a pretty enjoyable book IMO.
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 19-01-2004, 17:25:13
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Posted By Mr. Bas
I haven't read anything by Dostoyevsky so far. I...

I haven't read anything by Dostoyevsky so far. I might check if the library have something shorter by him...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 19-01-2004, 16:56:01
Replies: 1,192
Views: 55,935
Posted By Mr. Bas
I finished both 'The catcher in the rye' by J.D....

I finished both 'The catcher in the rye' by J.D. Salinger and 'Vernon God Little' by DBC Pierre a couple of weeks ago, I liked both a lot. After that, I haven't read much, not any books at least. I...
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