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m0r1arty
post Sep 1 2006, 02:35 PM
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Well even as I put down my copy of Children of God I can't help but feel betrayed.

I'm gonna get back into my Terry Pratchett collection and enjoy some Discworld logic.

The Colour of Magic here I come!

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post Sep 1 2006, 02:40 PM
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I'm reading a biography of Robert Mitchum called 'Baby, I Don't Care' by Lee Server. I'm enjoying it. Mitchum was an interesting guy and the book is full of colourful and funny stories.
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post Sep 1 2006, 03:37 PM
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I'm currently nearing the end of The Novice, the second in the Black Magician trilogy, and I'm enjoying it very much. Thanks muchly to those who recommended it.

I've also just started reading Artemis Fowl for my teaching course. Apparently, to become an English teacher you have to read a lot of books, specifically those aimed at children. So I've got a whole load of Phillip Pulman, Anne Rice and Anthony Horowitz to look forward to. Hurrah! I've also read a load of critical theory on children's literature which has been really very interesting and eye opening.
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m0r1arty
post Sep 1 2006, 03:48 PM
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Is Anne Rice established in the cirles-that-know-things?

I thought her books (after Interview) were tripe. Enjoyable, but tripe.

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post Sep 1 2006, 03:52 PM
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House of Sleep - Jonathon Coe

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tigerlily
post Sep 1 2006, 03:58 PM
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QUOTE (m0r1arty @ Sep 1 2006, 04:48 PM)
Is Anne Rice established in the cirles-that-know-things?

I thought her books (after Interview) were tripe. Enjoyable, but tripe.

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Sorry, I mean Anne Fine. Flour Babies and that kind of thing.

I'm very, very tired. sad.gif
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post Sep 2 2006, 12:27 AM
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I'm most of the way through Horsemen of the Esophagus. It's about competitive eating contests and the people who participate in them. On the surface you might see it as a book about gluttony, but there's a lot more to it. I've enjoyed it so far, even though it has made me gag a little.
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post Sep 4 2006, 06:17 PM
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Saul Kripke "Naming and Necessity." Serious philosophy that is fun to read. Kripke is the shit.
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post Sep 4 2006, 06:24 PM
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Just finished another of Douglas Coupland's - All Families are Psychotic. I love that man's writing.
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post Sep 5 2006, 08:38 AM
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QUOTE (tigerlily @ Sep 1 2006, 04:37 PM)
I'm currently nearing the end of The Novice, the second in the Black Magician trilogy, and I'm enjoying it very much.  Thanks muchly to those who recommended it.

...  So I've got a whole load of Phillip Pulman, Anne Rice and Anthony Horowitz to look forward to.  Hurrah! 

Well done, glad you're enjoying it. It's a fun not too complicated book with likeable goodies, detestable baddies, and a few slight twists in its tail (or tale - ah ha ha)

Also, I'm about to start reading Northern Lights by Philip Pullman. Bought it by accident but I'm still quite looking forward to it. Starting that today.

And, finished Ilium and Olympos now. An excellent read, very interesting, although I thought the tone of the ending was a touch depressing. The fact that after all humanity has been through, after all it's learned, it reverts back to a state not much more advanced than today. In the final chapter, 7 years after the fall of Ilium, bueatiful Ardis Hall has grown a town of its own, complete with sleazy bars and brothels. The Greeks and the Jews don't always get along. And Caliban is still loose out there somewhere. Not the happy ending I was hoping for, put perhaps the more poignant for it.
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post Sep 5 2006, 01:33 PM
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I've finished the whole trilogy now as I read the High Lord in a couple of days. Really, really enjoyed it.

Hope you enjoy His Dark Materials. It was getting into that trilogy that made me pick up The Magician's Guild in the first place, I'd never really read much of that ilk before.

I've just picked up my resertations from the library - Bumface by Morris Gleitzman and Clockwork by Pullman. Unfortunately I seem to have accidentally reserved the Taiwanese copy of Clockface. I didn't want to say anything when the librarian was stamping it - "what's all that funny writing?" I now believe that he's left with the impression that I'm fluent in the language.

I'm not. Bums. 60p that's cost me.
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post Sep 5 2006, 01:44 PM
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QUOTE (luvmusic @ Sep 1 2006, 04:52 PM)
House of Sleep - Jonathon Coe

Very, very good.
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Very, very, very good.

Coe and McEwan are our greatest living writers.
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post Sep 5 2006, 05:40 PM
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I dunno about McEwan, I always start his books enthusiastically but then lose interest about half way through...
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post Sep 6 2006, 09:11 AM
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QUOTE (Jubei @ Sep 5 2006, 09:38 AM)
Also, I'm about to start reading Northern Lights by Philip Pullman.  Bought it by accident
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How did you manage that?

This week I started reading Iain Bank's The Wasp Factory. I'm loving it so far.
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post Sep 6 2006, 09:16 AM
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QUOTE (luvmusic @ Sep 5 2006, 06:40 PM)
I dunno about McEwan, I always start his books enthusiastically but then lose interest about half way through...
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Different stokes, I think he's a complete genius. Every novel is so rich and full of meaning, I'm never less than utterly compelled.

As for Coe I prefer him when he's in satirical mode and he's one of the few writers who can successfully blend the traditions of novels and satires - which is pretty much perfect reading as far as I'm concerned.

QUOTE (Jessopjessopjessop @ Sep 6 2006, 10:11 AM)
How did you manage that?

This week I started reading Iain Bank's The Wasp Factory. I'm loving it so far.
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Better not tell you the ending then...

Ho ho ho.
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