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post Jun 14 2008, 06:10 AM
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Earthsea is awesome! You'll love it! You should also try The Left Hand Of Darkness. It's one of the best books I have ever read.
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post Jun 16 2008, 10:17 AM
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Richard and Judy's Book Club List Announced

Congratulations! You're all about to become millionaires.

There are none this year that I've read, but I have heard bad things about 'The Pirate's Daughter'.
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post Jun 16 2008, 10:23 AM
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QUOTE (Zoe @ Jun 16 2008, 11:17 AM)
Congratulations! You're all about to become millionaires.
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Which should cushion the blow of being recommended by Dickhead and Juggsy.
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post Jun 16 2008, 10:29 AM
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I'm sure the money, international acclaim and Hollywood movie adaptations are a real bitch. Audrey Niffenegger and Alice Sebold must be barely able to cope with the shame.

Awww Richard and Judy, I'll miss their special blend of inappropriateness and alcoholic shakes at teatime.
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post Jun 16 2008, 10:32 AM
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QUOTE (Zoe @ Jun 16 2008, 11:29 AM)
I'm sure the money, international acclaim and Hollywood movie adaptations are a real bitch. Audrey Niffenegger and Alice Sebold must be barely able to cope with the shame.
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I'm sure they couldn't care less.

I just can't stand Richard and Judy.
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post Jun 16 2008, 10:35 AM
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I do always feel a little bit dirty for reading anything recommended by R&J, even if it's really good. Certainly, one is compelled to peel off the sticker before it's seen out in public.
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post Jun 16 2008, 10:38 AM
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I still feel embarrassed that I've read 'The Lovely Bones', even if it was a year before Richard and Judy recommended it.
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post Jun 16 2008, 10:42 AM
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I got about a quarter of the way through it before I had to put it down. And burn it.
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post Jun 16 2008, 10:53 AM
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I've just finished reading (for the first time) Bram Stoker's Dracula.

It's very good, and written in the form of diary entries, letters and journals. It's very good, although it ends a bit quickly. I wonder if he had a deadline to reach.

Next up - The Crow Road.
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post Jun 16 2008, 01:12 PM
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Darkman
It took me ages to finally finish this after getting a little bored last time around. Then again, it looks like I gave up about a page before it started getting good. I loved the film, and this is a straightforward adaptation, so I should have realised really.

A Clockwork Orange
Finally, second time around it was a lot easier to get into the nadsat. Not sure about the final chapter, whether it was just a bit too upbeat.
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post Jun 16 2008, 03:42 PM
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Native Son

Story about a 20 year old negro living in poverty in Chicago who gets the chance to work for a wealthy white family as a driver. He accidentally kills a white woman and the story goes from there through the investigation and trial. I really enjoyed it, had a couple of moments where it dragged but was very much a study type book. I can imagine an English Literature course going to town on it but if anything that increased my enjoyment. It was recommended to me because one of my favourite books is To Kill A Mockingbird and it's very much along the same lines of inequality and race, although Native Son also has a bit of Communism thrown in.
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post Jun 16 2008, 03:50 PM
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QUOTE (maian @ Jun 13 2008, 11:23 PM)
Following Terry Pratchett praising them in a radio interview, I've been tempted to check out the Earthsea series by Ursula K. LeGuin. Can anyone else second the recommendation, as I can get the first 4 books for a fiver on play.com and it's very tempting.
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They're my favourite books ever, is that a good enough recommendation?

QUOTE (Chapman Baxter @ Jun 14 2008, 12:36 AM)
I love the trilogy. The fourth book is a much later addition. I've not read it, but it's supposed to be a feminist reaction against what Le Guin considers to be the sexism of the earlier books. Definitely worth it for the first three, anyway.
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Tehanu is a great read, though very different to the other 3. The Other Wind (book 5 and final), and the Tales From Earthsea short stories are also well worth reading. The Tombs of Atuan (book 2) is my favourite.


I read Phillip Reeve's Mortal Engines and Predator's Gold recently, and I'm currently just under half-way through his 3rd book, Infernal Devices. A very unique vision of the future, full of airships and so on, and cities on wheels that have to attack and consume each-other in order to survive, as no natural resources of any kind exist after a war thousands of years ago that nobody knows anything about, and in fact no-one even knows when cities first started having wheels. Very interesting reads.
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post Jun 16 2008, 08:34 PM
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Just picked up The Light Fantastic, and I have to resist reading it until Thursday when I go on that university trip. I don't know if I can last that long now that I actually have it...
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post Jun 16 2008, 09:15 PM
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QUOTE (GundamGuy_UK @ Jun 16 2008, 11:50 AM)
I read Phillip Reeve's Mortal Engines and Predator's Gold recently, and I'm currently just under half-way through his 3rd book, Infernal Devices.
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Those are very good. I was chided into reading Mortal Engines by a co-worker and ended up loving it.
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post Jun 16 2008, 09:43 PM
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QUOTE (Zoe @ Jun 16 2008, 11:17 AM)
Richard and Judy's Book Club List Announced

Congratulations! You're all about to become millionaires.

There are none this year that I've read, but I have heard bad things about 'The Pirate's Daughter'.
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I have to say, The Resurrectionist is one of the worst titles I've ever read.
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