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January 31 2017, 11:36 AM 

Also, mobilism andhttp://ebook.bike/
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March 9 2017, 6:52 PM 

Any more recommendations? What's everyone reading now?


I've read the first three of Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan quartet - very enjoyable, great recommendation.

I've bought about 7 or 8 Murakami books. I thought A Wild Sheep Chase was great, Norwegian Wood up next.

Marlon James - The Book Of Night Women was a tough (brutal) read, but worth it.

J.M. Coetzee - Disgrace and The Life & Times Of Michael K were excellent, if pretty depresssing
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March 9 2017, 7:14 PM 

I've just finished Solar Bones by Mike McCormack. It's winning awards all over the place and for good reason. It's incredible.

Halfway through A Line Made by Walking by Sara Baume and it's really very good. I loved her first book too Spill Simmer Falter Wither.

 
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March 9 2017, 9:40 PM 

Cheers, will look out for those. I bought A Little Life and A Girl Is A Half Formed Thing based on your post earlier in the thread, will hopefuly get to them soon
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March 9 2017, 9:53 PM 

Highly recommend Midnight in Peking by Paul French. A

 
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March 13 2017, 3:47 PM 

One of my good friends has just had her first book published.. Highly recommended if you're into travelling/backpacking - hilarious read

https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Books/Miss-adventures-Backpacking-Around-South-America-Amy-Baker/1849539960

Would be interested on what you think if any of you get involved

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March 13 2017, 4:56 PM 

Hey Nudges fella

Your mate Amy is a bit of alright and funny by the looks of it!

You think she's ready for a new expedition? perhaps a venture to the Southern Hemmosphere












..My balls

seriously, set up a date aye

 
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March 14 2017, 7:21 AM 

I'm hoping to be in South America at some point in the future so will check out that book, cheers!

Is she a hippy though? There's nothing worse than white cunts with dreadlocks boring you with their tales of travel.
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March 15 2017, 10:10 AM 

Nope, she's not a hippy. She's an absolute beaut

 
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March 23 2017, 9:20 PM 

Just finished Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders which is very good

 
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March 26 2017, 8:33 PM 

I've heard of that but don't think it was out in the UK at the time I read the recommendation. I'll look for that.

I've finish the Ferrante Neapolitan ones which were great. Coming to the end of Philip Roth's My Life As A Man. Probably going to read Margaret Atwood's The Blind Assassin next.

Any thoughts / recommendations on Patrick McCabe, Will Self and John Williams? I've bought a few books by each in charity shops recently.
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March 26 2017, 8:34 PM 

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March 26 2017, 10:33 PM 

Just finished 'The Rules Do Not Apply' by Ariel Levy

An incredible book.

 
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March 26 2017, 10:36 PM 

I like Will Self a lot. He's very sharp and funny but can be a bit self indulgent. One of the best cynics in the business, though.

 
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March 27 2017, 12:52 AM 

I'm reading a book about the 43 Group, a bunch of Jewish men and women smashing up Mosley's men. Great stuff.
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March 28 2017, 9:43 PM 

I've been reading a lot recently but ones that have stood out this year

Dept. Of Speculation by Jenny Offill
The Cowards by Josef Škvorecky
The Big Midweek by Steve Manley & Olivia Piekarski

 
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April 21 2017, 9:19 AM 

I've taken a sickie today and I'm going to start A Little Life

Has anyone read any Jean-Claude Izzo? I got Total Chaos the other day - first in a trilogy of French noir-y, crime books


Recent reads:

Marilynne Robinson - Gilead / Home / Lila
Margaret Atwood - The Blind Assassin
David Bezmozgis - The Betrayers


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May 15 2017, 12:05 AM 

A Little Life was the most hooked I've been on a book so far. I wanted to cancel plans to keep reading it - Sorry I can't come out , I'm reading a book on the importance of friendship. Looking back, it's not a perfect book, but it totally engages your emotions. What a character Jude is!

Since then I've read The Sympathizer, Murakami's South Of The Border, West Of The Sun and My Name Is Lucy Barton. That last one will really stay with me, I think.

Again - great thread, great recommendations, reading is better than watching boxsets.


Currently reading Richard Flanagan's 'Gould's Book Of Fish'.
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May 15 2017, 7:28 AM 

Just finished The Nix by Nathan Hill which is excellent

 
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May 15 2017, 10:32 AM 

The Nix is on my to read list.

Recently read a few Margaret Atwood books, Handmaiden's Tale and Oryx & Crake, and she really knows how to create a great story/world. I'll be definitely looking out more of her other work. I tend to think dystopian stories are a bit samey but her approach has been refreshing, imo.

Also just finished Don Winslow's The Winter of Frankie the Machine. Easy read, mob/gangster book that's told at a good pace. Generally like to read these type of books every now and again, too much and I'd end up hating them.
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