IPB

Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )

158 Pages V  « < 46 47 48 49 50 > »   
Reply to this topicStart new topic
> Books 2nd Edition, Foreword by m0r1arty
NiteFall
post Nov 5 2007, 12:49 AM
Post #706


Invader.
******

Group: Senior Members
Posts: 8,261
Joined: 27-November 04
From: The Burgh of Edin.
Member No.: 2,823



Does that say "Toxie loves networking" or is it just me?
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
GundamGuy_UK
post Nov 5 2007, 12:52 AM
Post #707


The Truth Who The Eyes Met Before!
******

Group: Senior Members
Posts: 6,453
Joined: 6-December 05
From: 1995
Member No.: 4,725



QUOTE (NiteFall @ Nov 5 2007, 12:49 AM)
Does that say "Toxie loves networking" or is it just me?
*


I don't actually know what it is, and I was too embarrassed to ask. So it remains a mystery.

My friends think it says "returning". I don't think it's networking, there's no "k"

This post has been edited by GundamGuy_UK: Nov 5 2007, 12:53 AM
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
rabbit57i
post Nov 5 2007, 04:53 PM
Post #708


Varga Girl
******

Group: Senior Members
Posts: 7,301
Joined: 15-October 04
From: New York
Member No.: 2,531



It looks like "returning". I had something similar happen in to me when Mark Gatiss signed a book for me with what looked like "To Michele, no-tail?" Is he questioning my gender?
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
mcraigclark
post Nov 5 2007, 11:57 PM
Post #709


I'm a poncey thrush.
******

Group: Senior Members
Posts: 6,604
Joined: 30-March 06
From: Undisclosed
Member No.: 5,057



Augusten Burroughs once signed a book to me with " Dear Craig, Thanks for showing me your penis. XX"
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
melzilla
post Nov 6 2007, 12:19 AM
Post #710


I got feet but I'm not a foetus.
******

Group: Senior Members
Posts: 6,161
Joined: 18-January 07
From: My mumzy's tumkin
Member No.: 6,052



Some people will do anything for an autograph.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
curtinparloe
post Nov 6 2007, 12:20 AM
Post #711


All out of mercy today.
******

Group: Senior Members
Posts: 7,109
Joined: 30-November 05
From: Here to Eternity (Just outside Bolton)
Member No.: 4,706



QUOTE (melzilla @ Nov 6 2007, 12:19 AM)
Some people will do anything for an autograph.
*


It's true. My autograph of Toyah is at the bottom of the court injunction.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
mcraigclark
post Nov 6 2007, 12:38 AM
Post #712


I'm a poncey thrush.
******

Group: Senior Members
Posts: 6,604
Joined: 30-March 06
From: Undisclosed
Member No.: 5,057



I should clarify.

There was no revealing of bits to Augusten Burroughs that night. Really.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Zoe
post Nov 9 2007, 02:46 PM
Post #713


your typical selfish, back-stabbing slut faced ho-bag
Group Icon

Group: Senior Moderators
Posts: 28,277
Joined: 2-October 04
From: Norf London
Member No.: 2,309



Hilarious review for Boris Johnson's book of poetry

QUOTE
You might well think I am being unfair and that, like Gordon Brown's loathing for David Cameron, there is an element of class hatred behind my bile. You got the second part right. I refuse to be charmed by this gaffe-prone berk (he lost his wedding ring within an hour of getting married), this inventor of quotations (for which he was fired from the Times), this witless calumniser of scousers, witless calumniser of Papua New Guineans, this bad novelist, this brazenly buffoonish poetic dabbler. It is important, as Byron recognised when he wrote English Bards and Scotch Reviewers (now that was a vibrant piece of satirical verse), that we castigate rubbish: "Degenerate Britons! Are ye dead to shame,/ Or, kind to dulness, do you fear to blame?" We deserve better than Johnson, certainly better than Johnson the oompa loompa, pouring his chocolatey goo into our Christmas stockings.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Sostie
post Nov 14 2007, 08:41 PM
Post #714


"Mus" gauche, "TANG"
******

Group: Senior Moderators
Posts: 15,567
Joined: 11-November 04
From: London
Member No.: 2,740



Charlie Brooker's Dawn Of The Dumb

Because I am too forgetful/lazy to actually read Brooker's columns in the Guardian/online, this was a welcome discovery. A collection of pieces from 2004 to this Summer, a really enjoyable work journey read of criticism, bile and observation. Though, whilst I seemed to agree with most of what he said, I'm not too sure about his anti-flat cap stance.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
sofa
post Nov 14 2007, 11:16 PM
Post #715


One Pinter
*

Group: Senior Members
Posts: 86
Joined: 12-September 06
From: Cymru
Member No.: 5,581



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.
*




Mr Banks is my favorate author, and that is one of the greatest books ever written. Have read all his books and they are consistantly excellent
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Jubei
post Nov 15 2007, 09:42 AM
Post #716


Meow
******

Group: Senior Members
Posts: 5,778
Joined: 7-October 04
From: Exeter
Member No.: 2,416



I've spent the last couple of weeks re-reading my way through the Iain M Banks bibliography. So far read Consider Phlebas, The Player of Games, Use of Weapons and Against a Dark Background. Now on Feersum Endjinn.

Against a Dark Background is an excellent, if unusually bleak, story.

This post has been edited by Jubei: Nov 15 2007, 09:43 AM
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
sofa
post Nov 16 2007, 02:02 AM
Post #717


One Pinter
*

Group: Senior Members
Posts: 86
Joined: 12-September 06
From: Cymru
Member No.: 5,581



Read all Banks Sci-fi but get lost in the opera stuff, excession, The Algebrast tsc
Dark background is the best of the lot, claustrophobic compared to most Sci-Fi. I managed to stay with the story.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
ipse dixit
post Nov 16 2007, 04:19 PM
Post #718


Fallon
******

Group: Senior Members
Posts: 10,262
Joined: 17-December 04
From: The Scary-Go-Round
Member No.: 2,946



Scott Pilgrim Gets It Together

All kinds of awesome.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Jimmay
post Nov 16 2007, 04:24 PM
Post #719


William Shatner Shat on my Platter
******

Group: Senior Members
Posts: 4,239
Joined: 4-February 07
From: age Frais
Member No.: 6,090



QUOTE (ipse dixit @ Nov 16 2007, 04:19 PM)
Scott Pilgrim Gets It Together

All kinds of awesome.
*


Can't wait to pick up a copy of that.

I read Stardust yesterday, and just in time to still catch it at the cinema. It was most enjoyable although a large number of things were skipped over quite a lot leaving a lot of quite glaring gaps in the story. The epilogue/letter from Gaiman does allude to further books filling in the gaps but I'm not too sure if it works that well here. The fellowship of the castle for example, which is mentioned a few times but never elaborated on makes the book seem unfinished in some way.

However, over all, as a quick read, I really enjoyed it and the characterisation as always was fantastic.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
maian
post Nov 18 2007, 07:34 PM
Post #720


Bully for you
******

Group: Senior Members
Posts: 20,419
Joined: 25-February 05
From: behind a desk, sitting very still
Member No.: 3,498



Finished This Book Will Save Your Life and it was really rather superb. Well-written, great characters and hugely entertaining.

Then, realising I had nothing to read on the train back, I popped into Waterstones and picked up A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore and have not been able tp put it down. The first half has been by turns hilarious, exciting and oddly affecting. Moore's fast becoming a favourite author.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

158 Pages V  « < 46 47 48 49 50 > » 
Reply to this topicStart new topic

 



Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 16th April 2014 - 10:15 AM