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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I expect it was the owner of the supposedly haunted fairground that did it, but we'll see.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

on second glance at that picture it's quite shocking that Gene Simmons was Dennis Nilsen all along
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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on second glance at that picture it's quite shocking that Gene Simmons was Dennis Nilsen all along


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Just ordered The Power & the Glory by the way, Chancellor. Very Happy

I've only just found out that the book was set chiefly in Tabasco province under Canabal, where (supposedly, anyway) the worst persecutions were. I should warn you that it's a pretty fucking bleak book. Well written and fairly short, though.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 2010 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A history of russia by some bloke, and "The Boys", which is a mildly questionable invisibles/watchmen ripoff, it's quite entertaining
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 04, 2010 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just started the English version of the Ingeborg Bachmann - Paul Celan Correspondence, translated by Wieland Hoban.

Beautifully presented, it's from the Lass uns die Wort finden edition rather than Herrzeit, which was being read by Azmael a while back.

It's an important insight into the relationship between these two key post-war European writers.





I'm keenly anticipating the English version of the critical edition of Celan's The Meridian, which is being published by Stanford University Press next January.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ben Pimlott's biography of Harold Wilson, a man who faced many of the same criticisms as Bliar but who at least had the good sense to keep us out of Vietnam, even though LBJ basically promised to suck him off if we joined in.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

a book about the israel lobby, a book about the tribal areas of pakistan & ozzy's autobiography (tube, evening and bathroom respectively)
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

a rock lit classic! I like the chapter where he claims richey was an assexual transgender
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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a rock lit classic! I like the chapter where he claims richey was an assexual transgender

Can totally see him being asexual, I mean anything sexual made him sick didn't it? There's that story about a journalist dragging a drunken Richey into a toilet and taking his virginity, when Bradfield found out he was pissed off so much, he found the journalist and bollocked her for stealing Richey's last shred of innocence.

Hope the poor bastard has found happiness, wherever he is.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gulliver, at the moment.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hands up all who only read Gulliver's Travels because of The Mind Robber.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just picked up a second hand copy of The Diaries of Evylyn Waugh.

What a disreputable, vile, and utterly hilarious individual.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I've just picked up a second hand copy of The Diaries of Evylyn Waugh.

What a disreputable, vile, and utterly hilarious individual.

Absolutely. My favourite quotes from Waugh at the moment are about Stephen Spender:

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At his christening the fairy godparents showered on Mr Spender all the fashionable neuroses but they quite forgot the gift of literary skill.


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To watch him fumbling with our rich and delicate English language is like seeing a Sevres vase in the hands of a chimpanzee.

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