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Chapman Baxter
post Apr 18 2007, 10:26 PM
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QUOTE (Jessopjessopjessop @ Apr 18 2007, 11:12 PM)
I must say I thought of you when I got there. But then, I often think of you.
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Quite right too; I'm a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.
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post Apr 19 2007, 08:01 AM
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I've got to say, I'm wondering why you didn't get more of them for the rest of the Sci-Fi fans on the forum. I'm sure Al wouldn't have minded if you'd just handed a few more to him and said 'Oh by the way, you couldn't sign these for my friends on the internet could you? It's the future you know *wink wink*'.
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post Apr 19 2007, 03:18 PM
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QUOTE (Raven @ Apr 18 2007, 05:36 PM)
I've always felt Ismay was a bit hard done by, but he was being judged by the standards of his day, and given that most of the male gentry went down with the ship - and he owned it - I suppose it's only natural he got the vilification he did.
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Like I said, I was surprised by my change in opinion. The book really just laid out the facts & it's clear to see what's what. Like today, the media took only part of the story & made your opinion for you.
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post Apr 19 2007, 04:04 PM
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QUOTE (rabbit57i @ Apr 19 2007, 04:18 PM)
Like I said, I was surprised by my change in opinion. The book really just laid out the facts & it's clear to see what's what. Like today, the media took only part of the story & made your opinion for you.
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Have you read A Night to Remember?
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post Apr 19 2007, 04:40 PM
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QUOTE (Raven @ Apr 19 2007, 12:04 PM)
Have you read A Night to Remember?
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No I haven't. Oddly just last night I thinking that it's about time that I did.
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post Apr 19 2007, 09:50 PM
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QUOTE (rabbit57i @ Apr 19 2007, 05:40 PM)
No I haven't. Oddly just last night I thinking that it's about time that I did.
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Do, it's probably one of the best - if not the best - account of what happened.
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post Apr 19 2007, 11:25 PM
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Just trawled through this thread, and I've never heard of The Time Traveller's Wife, but I'm definitely going to do some research. Thank you, forum.
In other news, I recently read Trainspotting, then American Psycho, promptly followed by On The Road - I agree with some other posts, it was dead boring and I didn't finish it. I doubt my preceding reads helped much. But after putting it down I felt like a perk, so I jumped back into Terry Pratchett. Not literally. Literarily.
Has anyone read other Irvine Welsh books? I loved Trainspotting, and am looking for a hint on where to go next...
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post Apr 20 2007, 08:26 AM
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QUOTE (Heff @ Apr 20 2007, 12:25 AM)
Has anyone read other Irvine Welsh books? I loved Trainspotting, and am looking for a hint on where to go next...
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I loved it too, but in my opinion, Trainspotting is the only thing he's written that's worth reading.
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post Apr 20 2007, 08:59 AM
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QUOTE (Jubei @ Apr 19 2007, 09:01 AM)
I've got to say, I'm wondering why you didn't get more of them for the rest of the Sci-Fi fans on the forum.
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Yeah, I'm sorry, I shoud have. But I didn't have much money on me, and the new one is bloody pricey at 17.99!

Can you take some solace in the fact that I thought about getting you and Jon one?
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post Apr 20 2007, 09:35 AM
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It's rather sad that his death finally propelled me to pick it up, but I bought (and read most of) Man Without A Country by Kurt Vonnegut yesterday. It's essentially a series of incredibly funny and eloquent rants but it holds together very well. My particular favourite sections so far has been his line graph evaluations of the plots of great literature, and his attack on the use of semicolons in creative writing.

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post Apr 20 2007, 11:13 AM
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QUOTE (Chapman Baxter @ Apr 20 2007, 09:26 AM)
I loved it too, but in my opinion, Trainspotting is the only thing he's written that's worth reading.
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I thought I was the only person that thought he was a one trick pony.
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post Apr 23 2007, 05:58 PM
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Just finished The Vesuvius Club by Mark Gatiss. A rollicking good little read with a moment of staggering "matter of factness" which is both a little shocking and very funny.

In the tradition of rollicking adventures next up is the first in the Flashman series.
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post Apr 23 2007, 06:32 PM
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im studying English literature and i havent finished a book in two months...

ed. i did read one called the year 1000 about anglo-saxon life actually... forgot about that, but otherwise...

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post Apr 23 2007, 06:41 PM
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Just picked up a copy of The Children of Hurin and a copy of Watership Down - not sure which to read first.
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post Apr 23 2007, 06:46 PM
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QUOTE (maian @ Apr 20 2007, 10:35 AM)
It's rather sad that his death finally propelled me to pick it up, but I bought (and read most of) Man Without A Country by Kurt Vonnegut yesterday. It's essentially a series of incredibly funny and eloquent rants but it holds together very well. My particular favourite sections so far has been his line graph evaluations of the plots of great literature, and his attack on the use of semicolons in creative writing.
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huh.gif When did he die?

My English teacher gave me a Kurt Vonnegut book to read a few weeks back but I haven't got around to it. Slaughterhouse Five, I think it's called.

Anyway, on holiday I somehow managed to get through the entire Braided Path trilogy in about four and a half days in between sunbathing, eating, sleeping and going to the bar on a night. Not easy considering the size of it (plus I gave myself a bad shoulder lugging it around in my bag all the time).

It was even better second time around. So much so that I was tempted to see if I could read and finish it again before I came home, but sense made me decide against that. But I am getting an craving to read it again right now just talking about it.

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