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Old 19.05.2009, 15:24
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Re: What are you reading at the moment?

Sterling Heyden "Voyage: A novel of 1896"
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Old 19.05.2009, 15:30
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Re: What are you reading at the moment?

Re - Reading :

'They F*** you up' By James Oliver.
Can't recommend it enough.
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Old 19.05.2009, 15:34
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Re: What are you reading at the moment?

Parachute Infantry: An American Paratroopers Memoirs of D-Day and the Fall of the Third Reich by David Kenyon Webster

And

An Historical Essay on the Dress of the Ancient and Modern Irish: Addressed to the Right Honourable The Earl of Charlemont. Subjoined, A Memoir on the Armour and Weapons of the Irish by Joseph Walker
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Old 19.05.2009, 18:28
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Re: What are you reading at the moment?

The White Castle by Orhan Pamuk. Not exactly gripping.

Finished 'Revolutionary Road' by Richard Yates yesterday. Now that was quite absorbing in a neurotic way.
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Old 19.05.2009, 18:39
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Re: What are you reading at the moment?

Paulo Coelho's - The Zahir... just finished White Tiger by Aravind Adiga....
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Old 19.05.2009, 18:46
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Re: What are you reading at the moment?

Still reading Charles Dickens "Great Expectations" I laugh at almost every page.

In between I read "Rhyming Life and Death" by Amoz Oz.
Absolutely lovely and quite hot. Gorgeous how he describes, observes and feels a woman.
Just received "A Tale of Love and Darkness" by the same author. Can't wait to start that one.

But right now I'm reading the latest Harlan Coben thriller. Myron Bolitar in action and that weirdo Win, just delicious.
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Paulo Coelho's - The Zahir... just finished White Tiger by Aravind Adiga....

'The White Tiger' was very good, wasn't it? Did you like it?
The form of it, as a letter to the premier of China, wasn't convincing though.
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Old 19.05.2009, 19:11
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Re: What are you reading at the moment?

I can strongly recommend the Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer. They're supposed to be 'teen' books but all the girls/women/pensioners in my office read them and absolutely adored them. I read all four books in a week.
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I'm reading Five Go Off in a Caravan by Enid Blitzheim.

But I'm ill, so that's allowed.
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Old 19.05.2009, 19:15
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Re: What are you reading at the moment?

Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance is exceptionally good, look at amazon for reviews. I just finished reading it a second time.

To kill a mockingbird is a classic.

Complete prose by Woody Allen has some gems.

Murat Kurnaz is a German guy who was imprisoned at Guantanamo, tortured and then released without charge 5 years later. He wrote a book about his experiences - it makes contemporary politics more tangible.

Btw, Henning Mankell spends a lot of he time in Moçambique - perhaps the distance to home helps the writing. Not really a fan myself, don't like crime stories.
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Old 19.05.2009, 20:35
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Re: What are you reading at the moment?



And before you go dissing me... think about it; many of us (from the US) learned how to read and love reading because of the genius of Dr. Seuss.

Wikipedia reference-linkDr._Seuss
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many of us (from the US) learned how to read and love reading because of the genius of Dr. Seuss.
Indeed.

Meanwhile, those of us from the less benighted parts of the Anglosphere learnt to read through the genius of Robert Louis Stevenson, Beatrix Potter and other polysyllabic writers...
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Old 19.05.2009, 20:48
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Re: What are you reading at the moment?

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Old 19.05.2009, 22:25
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Re: What are you reading at the moment?

Jacques Prevert, Paroles. It's thoughtful, helps me with learning French.
Microtrends, by Mark J. Penn.
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Jacques Pervert is on parole?

I'm going to write to the newspaper about that!
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Old 19.05.2009, 22:34
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Re: What are you reading at the moment?

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..he ain't alive no mo..

This one is my favorite one, it is so vivid:


Déjeuner du matin

Il a mis le café
Dans la tasse
Il a mis le lait
Dans la tasse de café
Il a mis le sucre
Dans le café au lait
Avec la petite cuiller
Il a tourné
Il a bu le café au lait
Et il a reposé la tasse
Sans me parler
Il a allumé
Une cigarette
Il a fait des ronds
Avec la fumée
Il a mis les cendres
Dans le cendrier
Sans me parler
Sans me regarder
Il s'est levé
Il a mis
Son chapeau sur sa tête
Il a mis
Son manteau de pluie
Parce qu'il pleuvait
Et il est parti
Sous la pluie
Sans une parole
Sans me regarder
Et moi j'ai pris
Ma tête dans ma main
Et j'ai pleuré.
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Old 20.05.2009, 19:55
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And my favourite one. It makes more sense now that I am forty than when I first read it over 28years ago...

Le cancre

Il dit non avec la tête
Mais il dit oui avec le coeur
Il dit oui à ce qu'il aime
Il dit non au professeur
Il est debout
On le questionne
Et tous les problèmes sont posés
Soudain le fou rire le prend
Et il efface tout
Les chiffres et les mots
Les dates et les noms
Les phrases et les pièges
Et malgré les menaces du maître
Sous les huées des enfants prodiges
Avec des craies de toutes les couleurs
Sur le tableau noir du malheur
Il dessine le visage du bonheur.

Excuse me what do you mean Ensglish Please... It is in English!! OH Quelle surprise!
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Old 20.05.2009, 20:03
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'The White Tiger' was very good, wasn't it? Did you like it?
The form of it, as a letter to the premier of China, wasn't convincing though.
It was a good read... I agree with the letter to the Chinese premier bit... felt a bit weird...
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Re: What are you reading at the moment?

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I'm reading Five Go Off in a Caravan by Enid Blitzheim.

But I'm ill, so that's allowed.
Enid Blitzheim? err thought that was Blyton... obviously I am not getting the joke!!!!!
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Re: What are you reading at the moment?

Another vote from me for:

A Thousand Splendid Suns
The Kite Runner
The Lovely Bones

My favourite book of all time is The Time Travellers Wife and I would also recommend:

Anne Frank's Diary
The Book Thief
The Girls
A Fine Balance

I'm currently reading The Book Thief, and on my "To Be Read" pile, I've got:

Water for Elephants
The Poisonwood Bible
The 19th Wife
White Tiger
Three Cups of Tea

Hope that helps!
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