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post Aug 29 2007, 04:37 PM
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QUOTE (Jessopjessopjessop @ Aug 29 2007, 05:30 PM)
keeps the attention more than a be-afroed scientist walking around for 600 pages.
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This description has just sold this to me. You're your own worst enemy, Davison.
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post Aug 29 2007, 08:01 PM
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QUOTE (maian @ Aug 29 2007, 05:37 PM)
This description has just sold this to me. You're your own worst enemy, Davison.
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I just knew you'd say that. It's reverse psychology, they're actually my favourite books.

Ahhhhhh...
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post Aug 29 2007, 08:26 PM
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In that case I won't buy them.







Wait...
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post Aug 29 2007, 11:52 PM
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I was half expecting Adam to be totally contrary and go for the Mindstar trilogy.
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post Aug 30 2007, 01:09 AM
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QUOTE (Chapman Baxter @ Aug 29 2007, 05:14 PM)
He opined scathingly.
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That's hot.
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post Sep 1 2007, 12:50 AM
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Just finished The Da Vinci Code, which was an entertaining read.

Now planning to read The Sword in the Stone, a book I must have had on my shelf for over 10 years and not read. It's one of my favourite Disney films, so as a child whenever I started reading it and found it not like the film, I just gave up after a few chapters.

I'm hoping now I'm older I'll be able to sit through it, it's only 300 pages after all.
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post Sep 1 2007, 08:19 AM
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I finished reading The Catcher In The Rye, and I quite liked it. While it feels a tad dated, particularly the language, the themes from the book are as current today as they were when the book was written. Holden himself is a very entertaining character to read (if a bit of a dick), and I'm glad it ended on an almost anticlimactic note.

I've now started reading Atonement by Ian McEwan, and I think it's brilliant so far.

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I had no idea Penguin were doing this, so imagine my delight when Alyssa bought me this!



My favourite book, in the classic Penguin paperback style! There are going to be 36 'Penguin Celebrations', representing the best books published in recent years.



It's so beautiful and my third copy of 'What a Carve Up!', every edition so far... I might keep up with that.
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post Sep 1 2007, 10:12 PM
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They are bloody nice. I'll have to keep my eye out for any books I might want in that style.
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Currently reading The Book Of Lost Things by John Connolly. A beautiful read so far. Quite disturbing in many parts, like a very twisted fairytale. Very, very well written.
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QUOTE (Starscream`s Ghost @ Sep 1 2007, 11:12 PM)
They are bloody nice. I'll have to keep my eye out for any books I might want in that style.
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The full list of the 36 'Penguin Celebrations' titles are:

New fiction (orange)
Any Human Heart; What A Carve Up!; Everything is Illuminated; Notes on a Scandal; How To Be Good; The Other Side of the Story; English Passengers; The Impressionist; A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian; How I Live Now; The Accidental; White Teeth; Adrian Mole and the Weapons of Mass Destruction; Regeneration

Essays (purple)
The Consolations of Philosophy; The World According to Clarkson; Letter from America

Science and non-fiction (light blue)
Hegemony or Survival; The Revenge of Gaia; Empire; The Classical World; Blink; The Fabric of the Cosmos; Freakonomics; Fast Food Nation

Mystery and crime (green)
The Secret History; A Certain Justice; Rumpole and the Penge Bungalow Murders; The Beach; The Chimney Sweeper's Boy

Adventure and travel (pink)
The Shadow of the Sun; Congo Journey; Dark Star Safari

Biography and travel (dark blue)
Leonardo da Vinci; Jane Austen; The English

They're on 3 for 2 at Waterstones I believe.
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Hmmm. A few to be going on there with. Certainly the Clarkson and Rumpole are tempting.
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QUOTE (sleeping_pirate @ Sep 1 2007, 11:41 PM)
Currently reading The Book Of Lost Things by John Connolly. A beautiful read so far. Quite disturbing in many parts, like a very twisted fairytale. Very, very well written.
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Most fairytales are pretty twisted in the first place, though. The early German versions of Cinderella are quite horrific.

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QUOTE (Zoe @ Sep 2 2007, 12:35 AM)
The full list of the 36 'Penguin Celebrations'
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My bank balance is not going to thank you for that Zoz.

Oh dear, so tempted.
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post Sep 3 2007, 08:31 AM
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QUOTE (Zoe @ Sep 1 2007, 11:35 PM)
New fiction (orange)
Regeneration
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As in Pat Barker? Ugh. Did that for A level.
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