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I've full on LOST Hell's Angels. But I'm half way through Abe Linc - Vamp Hunter. Pretty good and entertaining. Might pick up the rest of this genre of books. Pride prej and zombs etc.

There are more from that series (if you can call it that) on offer in HMV for £2 :)

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Trying to finish 'The Cold Six Thousand' by Ellroy, but owing to his style resulting in 10 sentences per line, its an absolute slog and have given it a break.

I love his style, no wasted words, just action! I appreciate it's a bit different tho!

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I love his style, no wasted words, just action! I appreciate it's a bit different tho!

Aye I love it too. Been relatively powering through his stuff since picking up 'The Black Dahlia' earlier in the year. 'American Tabloid' was amazing. TCST is brilliant but think I'm suffering Ellroy fatigue. I'll get there mind. Can't not finish the trilogy. Just might take a wee Lehane, Leonard length break.

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I just finished Chuck Palahniuk's "Lullaby". Thought it was a right load of old pish, but like most Palahniuk books it all comes together in the last chapter. The end reward isn't really worth the effort of reading it all though.

I've now read a couple of his books and decided I just don't like his style. Started with 'Fight Club' after seeing the film, natch, and preferred the film. Not going to bother with anymore.

I'm currently reading 'A Long Slow Screw' which is a crime novel by Eugene S Robinson, singer from the band Oxbow. Pretty decent.

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I've now read a couple of his books and decided I just don't like his style. Started with 'Fight Club' after seeing the film, natch, and preferred the film. Not going to bother with anymore.

I'm currently reading 'A Long Slow Screw' which is a crime novel by Eugene S Robinson, singer from the band Oxbow. Pretty decent.

They're hit or miss I find. Survivor and Haunted are excellent, but I was left a bit cold by Rant, Lullaby, Choke and Invisible Monsters.

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I enjoyed Choke.

I thought Choke was pretty decent, though haven't ever fancied reading any of his others. Finished The Cold Six Thousand at last. Pretty brutal. His final, 'Bloods A Rover' should be popping through the letterbox shortly. Until then making my way through 'Battle Royale'. Pretty good, though you do occasionally get the impression the translation wasn't as good as it could be.

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I've decided to read all the James Bond books so I've just started at the start with Casino Royale.

Very good call. They're a lot richer than you'd probably expect. Fleming is the boy.

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Very good call. They're a lot richer than you'd probably expect. Fleming is the boy.

 

I agree, they are a little dated but given that they're capturing an era it's not a problem.

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I read one before, Thunderball, thought it was really good, if a little slow. I'll give them a good go anyway. Might not make it through them all. I really have the worst attention span. 

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Just finished Lampedusa's 'The Leopard', which was a nice little palate cleanser after finishing 'Gravity's Rainbow', and starting John Barth's 'The Sot-Weed Factor' which is in a pseudo-18th century stylee, as it were.

 

Also the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers Complete Omnibus- awe inspiring greatness.

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Reading through 'Death of a Naturalist' by Seamus Heaney.

RIP. I was genuinely just talking about how great he was a few days ago. Very sad news.

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My read rate has fair plummeted since I had to start driving to work rather than take train :(

Slowly working through 'Repossessed' by Julian Cope, which is great (as was 'Head On')

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Haven't checked this thread in ages. I'm running low on my stock of good books at the moment. Have resorted to buying Tony Adams' autobiography off amazon. I don't know what's going on. What should I be reading? 

 

if you could recommend one book and one book only which book would it be and why?

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Haven't checked this thread in ages. I'm running low on my stock of good books at the moment. Have resorted to buying Tony Adams' autobiography off amazon. I don't know what's going on. What should I be reading? 

 

if you could recommend one book and one book only which book would it be and why?

I recently bought Chuck Palahniuk - Haunted. Away to start reading it tonight. Apparently it's amazing. And you have to hold your breath during a chapter and people fainted at live readings.

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I recently bought Chuck Palahniuk - Haunted. Away to start reading it tonight. Apparently it's amazing. And you have to hold your breath during a chapter and people fainted at live readings.

 

Chapter 1. Guts.

 

That's my favourite Chuck Palahniuk book. I've read a lot of them, some of them are pretty ding but that one is immense.

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Chapter 1. Guts.

 

That's my favourite Chuck Palahniuk book. I've read a lot of them, some of them are pretty ding but that one is immense.

I've read about what he writes about in this. Pretty vile like. Can't wait.

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just finished this:

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apparently a kids/young adult book (i found this out after i read it)

thought i dont think it was that apparent whilst reading.

 

gearing up for my next book cant decide between 3rd book in the dresden files or an xmen novelization ^^

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