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Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 01-02-2004, 12:15:48
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Subtitled A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the...

Subtitled A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary. Great read: I love Simon Winchester’s history books.
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 30-01-2004, 21:42:05
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The Professor and the Madman.

The Professor and the Madman.
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 22-01-2004, 16:08:59
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I read the first two of their prequels and think...

I read the first two of their prequels and think you pretty much hit the nail on the head: mildly interesting. If you’ve read either of those, how does it compare?

I’m reading The Hard-Boiled...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 15-05-2003, 12:59:20
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The Years of the Goldfen Fix is one of the most...

The Years of the Goldfen Fix is one of the most depressing things about football I have read. Most of the stuff here is good, though.
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 07-05-2003, 00:25:44
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I’m reading ‘Footballers Don’t Cry: Selected...

I’m reading ‘Footballers Don’t Cry: Selected Writings’ by Brian Glanville and a book about mazes.
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 12-09-2002, 20:28:19
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Cheers, KG! Trying to slow me down, eh? ...

Cheers, KG! Trying to slow me down, eh?

moomin, I chose that because I thought everyone would agree with the comparison. It’s also better than the other non-M. books I’ve read: Complicity, Walking...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 12-09-2002, 19:42:34
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Always good to get a recommendation before you...

Always good to get a recommendation before you read a book. I was cutting it mighty fine with this one, but thanks, j.
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 12-09-2002, 19:37:07
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I have been reading slowly, just steadily :). I’m...

I have been reading slowly, just steadily :). I’m not going to start on the next one until tomorrow, or maybe even the weekend.
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 12-09-2002, 19:05:30
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Just finished The Bridge, by Banks, moving onto...

Just finished The Bridge, by Banks, moving onto The Glass Bead Game, by Hesse.

After reading The Bridge I can see why some of you enthuse over Banks so much—it’s far better than, say, Song of...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 11-09-2002, 16:14:05
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Yeah, I did. It reminded me a bit of The Great...

Yeah, I did. It reminded me a bit of The Great Gatsby. The way the characters speak, all breathless enthusiasm, is really infectious, too.
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 10-09-2002, 22:21:49
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About to start The Bridge, by Banks, as I have...

About to start The Bridge, by Banks, as I have very recently finished reading On the Road, by Kerouac.
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 19-07-2002, 19:59:36
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Posted By Sean
No. Would you?

No. Would you?
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 19-07-2002, 11:18:11
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King_G: really? I hate Hemingway, or at least his...

King_G: really? I hate Hemingway, or at least his short stories. The Old Man and the Sea was tripe. I bought For Whom the Bell Tolls and A Farewell to Arms with some gift vouchers. The start of FWtBT...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 18-07-2002, 17:18:14
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Posted By Sean
I just ‘read’ a Calvin & Hobbes ‘book’ (the snow...

I just ‘read’ a Calvin & Hobbes ‘book’ (the snow goons one). It’s so very very funny. Apart from that, I am still trying to get my head round Hemingway.
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