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Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 19-02-2010, 15:10:31
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What's the best Moroccan single release of 2010...

What's the best Moroccan single release of 2010 so far?
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 25-01-2009, 13:18:50
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I just finished Simon Reynold's "Energy Flash",...

I just finished Simon Reynold's "Energy Flash", now I'm onto "Pyramids at the Louvre" by Glenn Watkins.
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 09-07-2008, 22:56:22
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I just read "Vespers" by Ed McBain, now onto...

I just read "Vespers" by Ed McBain, now onto another (crap) Morse novel. I'm still not off the crime thrillers it seems.
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 10-07-2007, 17:58:55
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I'd generally be opposed to white people trying...

I'd generally be opposed to white people trying to desribe the black experience. People without a voice aren't really helped by someone with a voice claiming to understand them.

Then again he...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 09-07-2007, 17:07:37
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Book I'm reading that I'm ashamed of reading: ...

Book I'm reading that I'm ashamed of reading:

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith.

:o:o:o
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 15-05-2007, 15:05:10
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"The Island of the Day Before" by Umberto Eco. A...

"The Island of the Day Before" by Umberto Eco. A friend gave it to me, random pickup at the airport after they confiscated the wine bottle he was gonna bring. I was amazed to find it not unreadable,...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 05-03-2007, 17:04:46
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I stopped on the Ambler. It became a bit of a...

I stopped on the Ambler. It became a bit of a chore.

Since then I've been reading an anthology of "noir" novels of the 30s and 40s I borrowed from the library. (Yes, the term is fairly absurd but...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 17-01-2007, 20:25:01
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Well, that was good enough for me to go a bit mad...

Well, that was good enough for me to go a bit mad and borrow another seven at the library. Wanna bet I'll get bored of them before I read half of the pile? That's what happened to Dorothy L Sayers...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 16-01-2007, 15:48:23
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I'm currently reading an Eric Ambler thriller.

I'm currently reading an Eric Ambler thriller.
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 16-01-2007, 15:40:53
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That's one of the few female examples of the...

That's one of the few female examples of the "Everything is bleak" genre that dominates swedish litterature. Everything from Strindberg on has been about death and misery. :rolleyes:
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 15-01-2007, 12:50:37
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Well, that's Skåne (southenmost tip of Sweden,...

Well, that's Skåne (southenmost tip of Sweden, culturally semi-Danish) for you. It's a nasty, cold blowhole for half the year, frankly. By contrast, Umeå (where I live - 1000 km to the north) has...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 08-07-2005, 17:32:04
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I just read a collection of short stories by Ray...

I just read a collection of short stories by Ray Chandler, connected by the fact that they'd all been "cannibalised" (chandler's own words) in his novels. Two short stories make up significant bits...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 09-06-2005, 17:49:39
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Reading a set of accounts of Swedish...

Reading a set of accounts of Swedish architectural debate 1890-1930, charting the decline of "style" architecture and the ascent of, in turn, national romantic arts-and-crafts-inspired brick...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 18-01-2005, 11:56:20
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I just finished "Gaudy Night" by Dorothy L Sayers...

I just finished "Gaudy Night" by Dorothy L Sayers which I think Kory, of all people, would enjoy.
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 24-10-2004, 09:30:15
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I've read it and I thought it somewhat mediocre....

I've read it and I thought it somewhat mediocre. "Carter Beats The Devil" is a much better book done in a similar style.
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 28-09-2004, 19:52:01
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Well, I believe it's pretty much the opposite -...

Well, I believe it's pretty much the opposite - secret societies (aka opportunities for men to get away from their wives, feel important, play silly games and drink beer) were dime a dozen in the...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 26-09-2004, 08:21:53
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I've never bothered with that one since the basic...

I've never bothered with that one since the basic conspiracy theory (Priory of Sion as keepers of the true blood etc.) is very well known to me. It'll kill off the excitement I think.
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 25-09-2004, 15:29:11
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Currently reading "The Documents in the Case" by...

Currently reading "The Documents in the Case" by Dorothy L Sayers. Remember the discussion we had about strange perspectives in books and someone mentioned having read a novel consisting entirely of...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 17-09-2004, 20:35:48
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No, "Asphalt Jungle" isn't one of Chandler's...

No, "Asphalt Jungle" isn't one of Chandler's books although he may well have written the screenplay, he did quite a few classic ones (notably "Double Indemnity" and "Strangers on a Train").

I've...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 06-07-2004, 20:25:02
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It's highly relevant! Imagine BGH's dad is Henry...

It's highly relevant! Imagine BGH's dad is Henry VIII...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 06-07-2004, 16:57:59
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I've been asked to review "Dissolution" by C J...

I've been asked to review "Dissolution" by C J Sansom for the newspaper I'm working for this summer and Laz might wanna give it a shot... It's a textbook example of how to not to write a historical...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 22-06-2004, 21:43:05
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I'm reading a brace of Dorothy L Sayers novels,...

I'm reading a brace of Dorothy L Sayers novels, and I'm constantly surprised at slangwords and clever turns of phrase I thought were modern turning up in the 1920s. "Fag", "Bloke", "Common or Garden"...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 18-03-2004, 20:09:06
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Martin Heidegger, "Origin of Works of Art"....

Martin Heidegger, "Origin of Works of Art". Unfortunately.
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 07-02-2004, 20:12:01
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It's fascinating meta-literature in a way. You...

It's fascinating meta-literature in a way. You keep wanting to find out what happens next, yet there's no actual narrative in there. It's like a hyper-compressed suite of novels.
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 07-02-2004, 20:03:58
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Posted By Scabrous Birdseed
I'm currently reading a text file containing a...

I'm currently reading a text file containing a scene-for-scene description of the storyline of all the Resident Evil games.
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