What are you reading?

What are you reading?

Stephen
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Joined: 30 Oct 2003, 13:49

15 Jun 2004, 12:42 #1

In keeping with the weirdly fascinating 'What's on ya CD player?' thread, what are you currently reading?

I'm enjoying the Mick Middles/Mark E. Smith book.

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Pages 1–25 indexed below, with help from Generalist and Martin. Many thanks to both for all the hard work involved. Any missing info gladly received.

Click on these numbers to go straight to the relevant page of the thread:
(01), (02), (03), (04), (05), (06), (07), (08), (09), (10),
(11), (12), (13), (14), (15), (16), (17), (18), (19), (20),
(21), (22), (23), (24), (25), (26), (27), (28), (29), (30),
(31), (32), (33), (34), (35), (36), (37), (38), (39), (40),
(41), (42), (43), (44), (45), (46), (47), (48), (49), (50).

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[unknown author/title] – Arthur Askey biography (––)
[unknown author] – [book about the art of Jack T. Chick] (20)
[unknown author] – The Bush Junta: 25 Cartoonists On the Mayberry Machiavelli And The House Of Power (19)
[unknown author] – Democracy and Capitalism (17)
[unknown author] – Diary of a Simpleton (17)
[unknown author] – London: Street by Street (4)
[unknown author] – The Road to Tuva (7)
[unknown author] – Trucks and Trucking (9)
9/11 Commission Report (14)
Abe, Kobo – Woman in the Dunes (5)
Aburish, Said – The Rise, Corruption and Coming Fall of the Saud Family (14)
Adler, Mortimer J. – How To Think About The Great Ideas (23)
Aldiss, Brian – Greybeard (5)
Algren, Nelson – The Man With The Golden Arm (22)
Almond, Steve – My Life in Heavy Metal (10)
Ambler, Eric – Send No More Roses (1)
Amis, Kingsley – Colonel Sun (14)
Amis, Kingsley – The Green Man (14)
Amis, Martin – Information, The (6)
Amis, Martin – London Fields (6, 7, 10)
Amis, Martin – Money (6, 7)
Amis, Martin – War Against Cliché, The (6)
Amis, Martin – Yellow Dog (6, 7, 23)
Anon – Educating Who About What: The Circled 'A' And It's Parasites (3)
Antunes, Lobo – [general mention – no books cited] (18)
Arendt, Hanah – Eichman In Jerusalem: A Report On The Banality Of Evil (2)
Arnott, Jake – He Kills Coppers (10)
Arnott, Jake – The Long Firm (10)
Arnott, Jake – Truecrime (10)
Artaud [general mention – no books cited] (7)
Atherton, Mike – Opening Up (19)
Austen, Jane – [general mention – no books cited] (17)
Auster, Paul – Book Of Illusions, The (15, 20)
Auster, Paul – City Of Glass [part of New York Trilogy] (20)
Auster, Paul – Hand to Mouth: A Chronicle of Early Failure (16)
Auster, Paul – Moon Palace (16)
Auster, Paul – Mr Vertigo (16)
Auster, Paul – New York Trilogy, The (6, 15, 16)
Auster, Paul – Oracle Night (18, 20)
Baker, Nicholas – A Box of Matches (25)
Baker, Nicholson – The Fermata (17)
Baker, Nicholson – Vox (17)
Ballard, J.G. – [general mention – no books cited] (18)
Ballard, J.G. – Cocaine Nights (16)
Ballard, J.G. – Millennium People (15, 17)
Ballard, J.G. – Super Cannes (16)
Ballard, J.G. – The Drowned World (5, 14)
Banks, Iain – Complicity (20)
Banks, Iain – Espedair Street
Banks, Iain – The Bridge (20)
Banks, Iain – The Crow Road (20)
Banks, Iain – The Wasp Factory (20)
Barker, Clive – [general mention – no books cited] (17)
Barnes, Alan & Hearn, Marcus – Kiss Kiss Bang Bang: The Unofficial James Bond Film Companion (11)
Barnes, Julian (general recommendation of author) (6)
Barnes, Mike – Captain Beefheart (7, 25)
Baron, Alex – The Lowlife (21)
Bashevis Singer, Isaac – Satan in Goray (22)
Baudelaire, Charles – Complete Works (22)
Becker, Ernest – The Denial of Death (17)
Beckett, Samuel – Endgame (2)
Beckett, Samuel – Krapp's Last Tape (2)
Beckett, Samuel – Malone Dies (1)
Beckett, Samuel – Mercier & Camier (10)
Beckett, Samuel [general mention – no books cited] (7, 18, 25)
Beech, Dave; Roberts, John & others – The Philistine Controversy (25)
Bellos, Alex – Futebol: The Brazilian Way of Life (5)
Bellow, Saul – Henderson And The Rain King (23)
Bellow, Saul – Herzog (23)
Bellow, Saul – Humboldt's Gift (22)
Bellow, Saul – The Adventures Of Augie March (15, 23)
Bernanos, Georges – Diary of a Country Priest (5)
Bernanos, Georges – Mouchette (5)
Bernanos, Georges – The Impostors (5)
Bhaduri, Rajat & Matthias Brack – Semiclassical Physics (20)
Biely, Andrew – St. Petersburg (14)
Biely, Andrew – The Dramatic Symphony (14)
Biely, Andrew – The Silver Dove (14)
Boccaccio, Giovanni – The Decameron (14)
Bockris, Victor – Lou Reed: The Biography (13)
Boll, Heinrich – The Clown (17)
Bombeck, Erma – [general mention – no books cited] (24)
Borges, Jorge Luis – Complete Works (22)
Bowen, Elizabeth – The Little Girls (12)
Bowker, Gordon – Pursued by Furies: Life of Malcolm Lowry (17)
Boyd, William – Nat Tate: American Artist 1928–1960 (9)
Brimson, Roughie – Euro Trashed: The Rise And Rise Of Europe's Football Hooligans (19)
Brink, Andre – A Dry White Season (14)
Bronte Sisters – [general mention – no books cited] (17)
Brown, Dan – The Da Vinci Code (2)
Brown, Douglas – The House With the Green Shutters (5)
Bryson, Bill – A Short History Of Nearly Everything (3)
Bryson, Bill – Mother Tongue (21)
Bukowski, Charles – Ham on Rye (17)
Bukowski, Charles – Love is a Dog from Hell (10)
Bukowski, Charles [general mention – no books cited] (25)
Bunting, Basil – Collected Poems (19)
Burgess, Anthony – A Clockwork Orange (4)
Burroughs, William S. – [general mention – no books cited] (7, 17)
Burroughs, William S. – Cities of the Red Night (10, 11, 18, 22)
Burroughs, William S. – Exterminator! (13)
Burroughs, William S. – Ghost of Chance (13)
Burroughs, William S. – Junky (3)
Burroughs, William S. – Naked Lunch (10, 22)
Burroughs, William S. – Port O Saints (6)
Burroughs, William S. – The Cat Inside (13)
Burroughs, William S. – The Ticket That Exploded (1, 6)
Buzan, Tony – The Speed Reading Book (13)
Buzzati – A Love Affair (14)
Byron, Robert – The Road to Oxiana (7)
Cammere, Emmanuel – I’m Alive And You’re Dead (21)
Camus, Albert – The Outsider (17)
Camus, Albert [no books cited] (7)
Capote, Truman – Music for Chameleons (7)
Carey, Peter – My Life as a Fake (18)
Carpenter, Humphrey – Tolkien (21)
Carper, Jean – Food: Your Miracle Medicine – How Food Can Prevent and Treat Over 100 Symptoms & Problems (17)
Carter, Angela – The Bloody Chamber (25)
Carver, Raymond – What We Talk About When We Talk About Love (3, 17)
Castanada, Carlos – The Eagle’s Gift (23)
Cather, Willa – My Antonia (8)
Celine, Louis–Ferdinand – Guignol's Band (17)
Cervantes, Miguel de – Don Quixote (8, 16, 18, 23)
Chamber, Kenneth – Bela Bartok (14)
Chandler, Raymond – Farewell, My Lovely (23)
Chekhov, Anton – Early Short Stories (3)
Chomsky, Noam – Hegemony or Survival (22)
Chomsky, Noam – Hegemony Or Survival (3)
Chomsky, Noam – Rogue States (11)
Christopher Brookmyre (15)
Chusid, Irwin – Songs in the Key of Z (22)
Clarke, Susanna – Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell (24)
Coe, Jonathan – Ghostwritten (19)
Coe, Jonathan – Number9Dream (19)
Coetzee, J.M. – Age Of Iron (10, 14)
Coetzee, J.M. – Foe (5)
Coetzee, J.M. – Michael K; White Writing (22)
Coetzee, J.M. – Waiting for the Barbarians (22)
Coetzee, J.M. – White Writing (14)
Collingwood, RG – The Principles Of Art (19)
Collins, Michael – The Resurrectionists (9)
Collins, Wilkie – Armadale (1)
Conan Doyle, Arthur – A Study In Scarlet (21)
Conan Doyle, Arthur – The Sign Of Four (23)
Conrad, Joseph – Heart of Darkness(25)
Cook, Thomas H. (Editor), et al – The Best American Crime Writing: 2003 Edition: The Year's Best True Crime Reporting (8)
Cooper, Robin – The Timewaster Letters (22)
Cope, Julian – Head On (17)
Cope, Julian – Repossessed (17, 24)
Costello, Mark – Big If (18)
Coupland, Douglas – Hey Nostradamus (3)
Crews, Harry – The Gospel Singer (22)
Crowley, Aleister – 777 (20)
Crumb, Robert – Robert Crumb Vol 3 (14)
Davies, Russell T. – Damaged Goods (2)
Davis, Lyndsey – The Iron Hand of Mars (13)
de Koningh, Michael & Griffiths, Marc – Tighten Up! A History Of Reggae In The UK (15)
de Troyes, Chretien – Complete Romances (22)
DeLillo, Don – Cosmopolis (11)
DeLillo, Don – Underworld (11)
DeLillo, Don – White Noise (11)
Derfer, Doug – Never Again (14)
Derrida, Jacques – Specters of Marx (14)
Dick, Philip K. – Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? (24)
Dick, Philip K. – Our Friends From Frolix 8 (3)
Dick, Philip K. – The Man in the High Castle (10)
Dick, Philip K. – The Simulacra (11)
Dickens, Charles – The Old Curiosity Shop (5, 16)
Dos Passos, John – USA Trilogy (esp. The 42nd Parallel) (22)
Dostoyevsky – House Of The Dead (20)
Drummond, Bill – How To Be An Artist (18)
DSM-IV-TR (general articles about mental disorders) (23)
Dunn, Katherine – Geek Love (10)
Dylan, Bob – Chronicles, Volume One (18, 21, 24)
Easton Ellis, Bret – American Psycho (3)
Eco, Umberto – Baudolino (23)
Eco, Umberto – Faith in Fakes (13)
Eco, Umberto – The Island Of The Day Before (2)
El Salawi – Season of Migration to the North (14)
Eliot, T.S. [general mention – no books cited] (18)
Ellis, H. F. – The Papers Of A.J. Wentworth BA (1)
Ellison, Ralph – Invisible Man (22)
Ellroy, James – American Tabloid (6)
Ellroy, James – The Cold Six Thousand (6)
Escot, Colin with Martin Hawkins – Good Rockin Tonight: Sun Records And The Birth Of Rock 'n' Roll (7)
Eugenides, Jeffrey – Middlesex (3)
Evans, Jimmy – The Survivor (3)
Eyzaguirre C. and Fidone, SJ – Physiology of the Nervous System (11)
Faber, Michael – Under The Skin (3)
Fante, John – The Bandini Quartet (18)
Farley, Edward – Deep Symbols (14)
Farrell, J.G. – [un–named book about India] (16)
Farrell, J.G. – The Singapore Grip (16)
Farrell, J.G. – Troubles (16)
Faulkner, William – Absalom! Absalom! (18, 22)
Faulkner, William – As I Lay Dying (22)
Faulkner, William – Light In August (22)
Faulkner, William – The Sound and The Fury (22)
Fisher, Phillip – The Vehement Passions(25)
Fitzgerald, F. Scott – The Crack Up
Fitzgerald, F. Scott – The Last Tycoon (18)
Flaubert, Gustave – Sentimental Education (25)
Flur, Wolfgang – Kraftwerk: I Was A Robot (21)
Fontaine, Theodor – Effi Briest (5, 14)
Ford, Simon – Hip Priest (12, 14, 17, 18)
Foster Wallace, David – Oblivion (1)
Foster, Roy – Yeats Biography (2)
Fowler Wright, S – The World Below (5, 14)
Franzen, Jonathan – The Twenty Seventh City (10, 15)
Freeman, Mickey & Sholum Rubenstein – Bilko: Behind the Lines with Phil Silvers (18)
Frey, James – A Million Little Pieces (5)
Friedman, Kinky – Kill Two Birds and Get Stoned (22)
Fuentes, Carlos – The Death of Artemio Cruz (5)
Funder, Anna – Stasiland: Stories from Behind the Berlin Wall (10)
Gaddis, William – [general mention – no books cited] (24)
Garcia Marquez, Gabriel – A Hundred Years Of Solitude (15)
Gaskell, Elizabeth – The Life of Charlotte Bronte (17)
Gibson, William – Count Zero (24)
Gibson, William – Pattern Recognition (16)
Gide, Andre – The Counterfeiters (20)
Goethe – Elective Affinities (5, 14)
Gogol Nikolai – [general mention – no books cited] (17)
Goodis, David – Down There (aka "Shoot the Piano Player") (5)
Goodkind, Terry – Sword Of Truth (2)
Gosse, Edmund – Father and Son (22)
Graham, Laurie – Mr Starlight (15)
Gray, Alasdair – Lanark (22)
Greene, Graham – A Journey Without Maps (& other travel books in Africa & South/Central America) (7)
Greene, Graham – Our Man in Havana (6)
Grimmelshausen – The Adventurous Simplicissimus (21)
Grossmith, George – The Diary Of A Nobody (24)
Halliwell, Kenneth & John Walker – Halliwell's Film Guide 2005 (22)
Hamilton, Patrick – Impromptu In Moribundia (24)
Hamsun, Kurt – Hunger (19)
Hamsun, Kurt [general mention – no books cited] (24)
Harrer, Heinrich – The White Spider (25)
Harris, Thomas – Silence Of The Lambs (3)
Hart–Davis, Adam – Thunder, Flush And Thomas Crapper: A History Of The Lavatory (21)
Hasek, Jaroslav: The Good Soldier Svek (21)
Hennning, Mankell – (crime novels) (21)
Herbert, Frank – God Emperor Of Dune (1, 3)
Hernandez, Gilbert – Palomar; (3
Herzog, Werner – Herzog On Herzog (1)
Hesse, Hermann – [general mention – no books cited] (18)
Hesse, Hermann – Steppenwolf (17)
Hesse–Lichtenberger, Ulrich – Tor!: The Story of German Football (12)
High, Philip E. – Step To The Stars (1)
Hijuelos, Oscar – The Mamo Kings Play Songs Of Love (15)
Hill, Susan – Breaking Glass (15)
Hoban, Russell – Come Dance With Me (25)
Hoban, Russell – Kleinzeit (20)
Hoban, Russell – Ridley Walker (20)
Hodgson, William Hope – House on the Borderland (14)
Holmes, Andrew – All Fur Coat (11)
Hope Hodgson, William – The Boats of the Glen Carig (5)
Hope Hodgson, William – The House on the Borderland (5)
Hornby, Nick – 31 Songs (14)
Hornby, Nick – High Fidelity (10)
Hornby, Nick – Songbook (10)
Horwitz, Tony – Out of the Blue (25)
Howe, Irving – A Critic’s Notebook (14)
Humphries, Patrick – Biography of Nick Drake (15)
Hussey, Andrew – The Game of War (22)
Hustvedt, Siri – The Blindfold (15)
Hustvedt, Siri – The Enchantment Of Lily Dahl (15)
Hutchinson, Roger – Into The Light: A Complete History of Sunderland Football Club (11)
Huysmans, J.K. – La Bas (5)
The Idler (21)
Irving, John – The Fourth Hand (1)
Isherwood, Christopher – Mr. Norris Changes Trains
Ishiguro, Kuzuo – Never Let Me Go (24)
James, Henry – What Maisie Knew (12)
James, M.R. – Ghost Stories (17)
Jarry, Alfred [general mention – no books cited] (7)
Jefferies, Richard – After London (5)
Jefferies, Richard – Wood Magic (14)
Johnson, Denis – Jesus' Son (17)
Johnstone, Ian – Bad Seed: The Biography of Nick Cave (16)
Jordan, Robert – The Path Of Daggers (1)
Joyce, James – [general mention – no books cited] (7)
Joyce, James – A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (17)
Joyce, James – Dubliners (17)
Kafka, Franz – Amerika (12)
Kafka, Franz – The Trial (17)
Kafka, Franz [general mention – no books cited] (20)
Kavanagh, Patrick – Collected Poems (22)
Kellner, D; Feenberg, A; Fredman, J – When Poetry Ruled The Streets (19)
Kennedy, A.L. – un–named short story collection (11)
Kerekes, David & Slater, David – Killing For Culture (23)
Kesey, Ken – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (23, 24)
Khan, Ashley – Kind of Blue: The Making of the Miles Davis Masterpiece (17)
Kierkegaard, Soren – [general mention – no books cited] (17)
Kimmage, Paul – Full Time: The Secret Life of Tony Cascarino (17)
King, Stephen – [general mention – no books cited] (17)
King, Stephen – Dark Tower, Volume VI (2)
Kochalka, James – Sketchbook Diaries Volume 4 (8)
Kosinski–Jerzy – The Painted Bird (15)
Kuhn, T.S. – The Structure of Scientific Revoutions (9)
Kundera, Milan – The Book Of Laughter And Forgetting (24)
Larkin, Phillip – Jill (24)
Laxness, Halldor – Independent People (23)
Lee, Harper – To Kill A Mockingbird (15)
Leonard, Elmore – Killshot (25)
Leonard, Elmore – Mr Majestyk (22)
Leonard, Elmore – Rum Punch (24, 25)
Leonard, Elmore – Touch (21)
Levinas, Emmanuel – Ethics and Infinity (14)
Lewis, C.S. – Out of the Silent Planet (14)
Lewis, Wyndham – Revenge For Love (1)
Leyner, Mark – The Tetherballs of Bougainville (17)
Lieberman, Herbert – Night Bloom (3)
Litt, Toby – Adventures In Capitalism (25)
Litt, Toby – Finding Myself (25)
Lowry, Michael – Under the Volcano (13, 14, 17)
Lutz, Gary – I Looked Alive (14)
MacDonald, Lynn – [books on World War I] (20)
MacNamee, Eoin – Resurrection Man (6)
Mailer, Norman – Ancient Evenings (10)
Mailer, Norman – Marilyn (16)
Mailer, Norman – Tough Guys Don't Dance (25)
Manguel, Alberto – A History of Reading (22)
Mann, Thomas – [general mention – no books cited] (18)
Mann, Thomas – Buddenbrooks (23)
Mann, Thomas – Death In Venice (23)
Mann, Thomas – The Magic Mountain (14, 15, 23)
Marchado de Assis, J. – The Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Coupas (22)
Marcus, Greil – Mystery Train (20)
Markus, Daniel – Happy Days And Wonder Years: The Fifties And Sixties In Contemporary Cultural Politics (2)
Marquez, Gabriel Garcia – One Hundred Years of Solitude (22)
Mars–Jones, Adam – The Waters Of Thirst (21)
Martel, Yann – Life Of Pi (3)
Masterton, Graham – Ikon (3)
Melville, Herman – Omoo (14)
Melville, Herman – Redburn (17)
Middlebrook, Martin – The First Day Of The Somme (19)
Middles, Mick And Smith, Mark E. – The Fall (1, 10, 16, 17)
Miller, Geoffrey – The Mating Mind (22)
Miller, Lee – Roanoke (21)
Mills, Magnus – The Scheme For Full Employment (24)
Milne, Seamus – The Enemy Within: The Secret War Against the Miners (23)
Mishima, Yukio – Runaway Horses (21)
Mishima, Yukio (unnamed short story collection) (17)
Mistry, Rohinton – A Fine Balance (23)
Mitchell, David – Cloud Atlas (19, 21)
Mitchell, Joseph – Up in the Old Hotel: Reportage from ‘The New Yorker’ (8, 17)
Mohanty, Satya – Literary Theory and the Claims of History (14)
Moon, Jeff – Automated Alice (24)
Moore, Michael – [general mention – no books cited] (24)
Moore, Michael – Downsize This! (23)
Moore, Michael – Dude, Where Is My Country (13)
Moore, Tim – French Revolutions: Cycling the Tour de France (10, 11)
Moore, Ward – Bring the Jubilee (5)
Morris, Jan (general recommendation) (7)
Morrison, Toni [general mention – no books cited] (18)
Mosely, Walter – Walter Mosely Omnibus (6)
Mosley, Walter – Easy Rawlins (14)
Moss, Marie Y. – Hello Kitty (2)
Motte, Helga de la and Bernhard Leitner, Bernd Schulz. – Resonances: Aspects of Sound Art (12)
Moynihan, Michael & Søderlind, Didrik – Lords of Chaos: The Bloody Rise Of The Satanic Metal Underground (23)
Mulholland, Gary – This is Uncool (10, 11)
Murakami, Haruki – A Wild Sheep Chase (18)
Murakami, Haruki – Hard–Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World (18)
Murakami, Haruki – The Wind–up Bird Chronicle (18)
Murdoch, Iris – The Nice and the Good (12)
Nabokov, Vladimir – Ada (4)
Nabokov, Vladimir – Bend Sinister (22)
Nabokov, Vladimir – Lolita (3, 13)
Nabokov, Vladimir – Pale Fire (4)
Nabokov, Vladimir – Pnin (4)
Nabokov, Vladimir – The Defense (4)
Nancy, Ted – Letters From A Nut (19)
Nancy, Ted – More Letters From A Nut (19)
National Geographic (21)
New Yorker (21)
New Yorker article about Hayao Miyazaki (23)
Newman, John Henry – Apologia Pro Vita Sua (5)
Niebuhr, R.H. – The Responsible Self (14)
Nietzsche, Friedrich – Beyond Good and Evil: Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future (17)
Nietzsche, Friedrich – The Gay Science (17)
O'Brien, Flann – At Swim–Two–Birds (16)
O'Brien, Flann – The Best of Myles (16)
O'Brien, Flann – The Dalkey Archive (16)
O'Brien, Flann – The Hard Life (11)
O'Brien, Flann – The Third Policeman (11, 16, 17)
O'Connor, Flannery [general mention – no books cited] (7)
Oe, Kenzaburo – A Personal Matter (23)
Oldham, Andrew Loog – Stoned (3)
Orwell, George – Animal Farm (17)
Orwell, George – Homage To Catalonia (3)
Parker, James – Henry Rollins: Turned On (11)
Paxman, Jeremy – The English (21)
Paxman, Jeremy – The Political Animal (21)
Paz, Abel Durruti – The People Armed (3)
Pekar, Harvey – The New American Splendor Anthology (16)
Pelecanos, George P. [general mention – no books cited] (25)
Pessoa, Fernando – The Book of Disquiet (10, 11)
Philbrick, Nathaniel – In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex (2, 7)
Pierre, DBC – Vernon God Little (19)
Porcine Studies (general articles about intervertebral kinematics) (23)
Pratchett, Terry – The Colour of Magic (12)
Pratchett, Terry – The Light Fantastic (12)
Pratchett, Terry – Equal Rites (20)
Pratchett, Terry – Going Postal (22)
Priest, Christopher . The Quiet Woman (14)
Proust, Marcel – A La Recherche Du Temps Perdu (1)
Proust, Marcel – Swann's Way (1)
Pryce, Malcolm – Aberystwyth Mon Amour (18)
Pryce, Malcolm – Last Tango in Aberystwyth (18)
Pseud Mag issue 2 (23)
Pseud Mag issue 3 (25)
Purdy, Al – Rooms for Rent in the Outer Planets: Selected Poems 1962–1996 (17)
Puzo, Mario – The Godfather (25)
Puzo, Mario – The Last Don (25)
Puzo, Mario – The Sicilian (25)
Pynchon, Thomas – Gravity's Rainbow (11)
Pynchon, Thomas – Mason & Dixon (18)
Quinn, Antoinette – Patrick Kavanagh: A Biography (22)
Radcliffe, Mark – Showbusiness (19)
Rankin, Robert – [general mention – no books cited] (24)
Rankin, Robert – A Dog Called Demolition (24)
Reynolds, Alastair (un–named books) (12)
Rhinehart, Luke – The Dice Man (11, 17)
Ritz, David – Divided Soul: The Life Of Marvin Gaye (23)
Roach, Mary – Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers (7)
Robbins, Tom – Jitterbug Perfume (23)
Roberts, Robert – The Classic Slum (2)
Rohinton, Mistry – [general mention – no books cited] (24)
Rollins, Henry – Get In The Van (1)
Romney, Jonathan – Atom Egoyan (14)
Rosenbaum, Jonathan – Essential Cinema (14)
Ross, Sinclair – As For Me and My House (5)
Rosse, Richard – Nobody’s Fool (14)
Roth, David Lee – Crazy From The Heart (21)
Roth, Henry – Call It Sleep (22)
Roth, Philip – I Married A Communist (1)
Russell, Bertrand – On Religion (25)
Russo, Richard – Empire Falls (16)
Russo, Richard – Nobody's Fool (16)
RZA, The & Norris, Chris – The Wu-Tang Manual (23)
Saki – Short Stories (24)
Salinger, J.D. – A Catcher in the Rye (13)
Salinger, J.D. – Franny and Zooey (13)
Saramago, Jose [general mention – no books cited] (18)
Sartrapi, Marjene – Persepolis 2 (21)
Sartre, Jean–Paul – What is Literature? (14)
Sartre, Jean–Paul [general mention – no books cited] (18)
Seife, Charles – Zero: Biography Of A Dangerous Idea (2)
Self, Wilf – A Short History Of The English Novel (24)
Sennett, Richard – The Uses Of Disorder: Personal Identity And City Life. (2)
Seth, Vikram – The Golden Gate (6)
Shakespeare, William – Antony And Cleopatra (20)
Shakespeare, William – Julius Caesar (5)
Shakespeare, William – Macbeth (5)
Shelley, Mary – Frankenstein (17)
Shute, Nevil – A Town Called Alice (23)
Sillitoe, Alan – Saturday Night, Sunday Morning (8)
Sillitoe, Alan – The German Numbers Woman (8)
Sillitoe, Alan – The Loneliness of The Long Distance Runner (8)
Simpson, Joe – Touching the Void (12)
Sinclair, Iain – Downrider (19)
Sinclair, Iain – Lights Out For The Territories (4)
Sitwell, Edith – English Eccentrics (6, 7)
Smith, Adam – Wealth Of Nations (15)
Smith, Giles – Lost In Music (15)
Smith, Zadie – White Teeth (7)
Snow, Nancy Information War – American Propaganda, Free Speech and Opinion Control Since 9/11 (15)
Somerset Maugham, W – Collected Short Stories Vol 2 (8)
Soseki, Natsume – Katsuro (5)
Spiegelman, Art – In The Shadow of No Towers (16)
Stead, Christina – The Man Who Loved Children (22)
Steel, Mark – [general mention – no books cited] (24)
Steinbeck, John – East Of Eden (8)
Steinbeck, John – In Dubious Battle (3)
Steiner, George – The Portage To San Cristobal Of A.H. (15)
Stevenson, Robert Louis – Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (17)
Stoker, Bram – Dracula (19)
Sugawara Takasue no Musume – As I Crossed a Bridge of Dreams (17)
Susann, Jacqueline – Valley Of The Dolls (1)
Sutin, Lawrence – Do What Thou Wilt (23)
Swift, Graham – Last Orders (22)
Swift, Graham – The Light of Day (7)
Thompson, Dave – The Fall: A User's Guide (17, 22)
Thompson, Hunter S. – Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (17, 24)
Thompson, Hunter S. – Hell’s Angels (24)
Thompson, Jim – Pop 1280 (17)
Toibin, Colm – The Blackwater Lightship (21)
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Tolstoy, Leo – On Civil Disobedience and Non–violence (14)
Toop, David – Haunted Weather: Music, Silence & Memory (11)
Twain, Mark [general mention – no books cited] (7)
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Wener, Louise – Goodnight Steve McQueen (19)
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Wharton, Edith – House of Mirth (22)
Wharton, Edith – The Age of Innocence (22)
Wheen, Francis – How Mumbo–jumbo Conquered the World: A Short History of Modern Delusions (17)
Whiteley, Richard – Himoff! (3)
Wiel, Simone – The Need For Roots (14)
Wilde, Oscar [general mention – no books cited] (25)
Williams – Unnatural Doubts: Epistemological Realism And The Basis Of Scepticism (Philosophical Theory) (2)
Wilson, Colin – The Devil's Party (8)
Wilson, Colin – The Outsider (18)
Winchester, Simon – Krakatoa: The Day The World Exploded (2)
Wise, Sarah – The Italian Boy: A Tale Of Murder And Body Snatching In 1830s London (20)
Witold, Rybczinski – A Good Turn – A History Of the Screwdriver And The Screw (20)
Woolf, Virginia – Mrs Dalloway (22)
Wyspianski, Stanislaw – The Wedding (22)
Yazdani, Tarssa – Hi How Are You: the definitive handbook of Daniel Johnston (20)
Zeigler, Phillip – The Black Death (20)
Zizek, Slavoj – The Fright of Real Tears (5)
Zola, Emile – Germinal (7)
Zola, Emile – La Bete Humaine (17)
Zola, Emile – L'Assommoir (16)
Zola, Emile – Nana (10, 20)
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15 Jun 2004, 13:00 #3

fallfandave @ Jun 15 2004, 12:46 PM wrote: forms and bills :(
Anything else? Books? Magazines? Cereal packets?
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15 Jun 2004, 13:14 #5

wifey's job application and just got a copy of 'for a critique of the political economy of the sign' which ive started to read...and this unreliable site
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15 Jun 2004, 13:18 #6

fallfandave @ Jun 15 2004, 01:02 PM wrote: mostly forms and bills


and minds
In which case, Dave, what am I about to write?
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15 Jun 2004, 13:49 #10

My problem is I read a book, get through 3 or four chapters, then pick up another book, read 4 or 5 chapters, then pick up another book, read 2 chapters, and go back to the first book read another 3 chapters....

Right now I must be reading about 10 different books at once. -_-
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15 Jun 2004, 14:27 #12

I am currently reading "Armadale" by Wilkie Collins, very good stuff. I just finished reading all the A. Machen books I could get my hands on. If you haven't read Machen "Hill of Dreams" would be a good starting place.
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15 Jun 2004, 14:28 #13

"oblivion" by david foster wallace
"revenge for love" by wyndham lewis
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15 Jun 2004, 14:38 #14

Haven't read v much for a few weeks, now, what with moving house (you should seee, etc), but recently started "The Pickwick Papers", being a great advocate of Dickens.

Am also reading a "shite" book, for when I'm too tired or its too noisy to concentrate, which is "The Path of Daggers" by Robert Jordan which is 98% pure crap. Still, I have a sort of Calvinist/puritan art ethic that won't let me stop reading something once I start, b/c I feel it will be good for me. Nonsense, I dare say...

Wilkie Collins is great, BTW, as is Wyndham Lewis.
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15 Jun 2004, 14:39 #15

Man named Joe @ Jun 15 2004, 02:27 PM wrote: I am currently reading "Armadale" by Wilkie Collins, very good stuff. I just finished reading all the A. Machen books I could get my hands on. If you haven't read Machen "Hill of Dreams" would be a good starting place.
Thought that said "Arndale" for a minute.
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15 Jun 2004, 14:39 #16

Hmmm... Reading several books at the minute... Valley Of THe dolls.... Henry Rollins Get In THe Van... God Emperor of Dune.... William Burroughs "The Ticket that Exploded" (from which half the lyrics to Iggy's Lust for Life where pilfered incidently)... and several others.... Short attention span me...
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15 Jun 2004, 14:47 #17

Just finished reading "The Papers Of A.J. Wentworth B.A." A very funny book about a fussy, precise schoolteacher trying to get to grips with the real world! It's by someone called H.F. Ellis and I'm hoping H.F. has written some other books as funny as this one. Apparently it was made into a t.v. series starring one of my favourite people-Arthur Lowe. Why do we never see repeats of that on our idiot boxes?
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15 Jun 2004, 15:21 #18

I've just finished "Malone Dies" by Samuel Beckett and "I Married a Communist" by Philip Roth (the latter being a real shit, I just don't know how I managed to finish it)... Now I'm gonna read the new translation of Joyce's "Ulysse" (damn it, I won't have read it for Bloomsday!)
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15 Jun 2004, 15:23 #19

My reading problem is that i get 2/3 of the way through a book and then issues The Wire & Mojo come out and I end up reading them and forget about the book, i.e., literally forget I'm in the middle of a book :unsure:
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15 Jun 2004, 15:28 #20

Send No More Roses by Eric Ambler.
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15 Jun 2004, 15:39 #21

jane_from_occupied_europe @ Jun 16 2004, 03:21 AM wrote: I've just finished "Malone Dies" by Samuel Beckett and "I Married a Communist" by Philip Roth (the latter being a real shit, I just don't know how I managed to finish it)... Now I'm gonna read the new translation of Joyce's "Ulysse" (damn it, I won't have read it for Bloomsday!)
Beckett does seem to be incredibly popular amongst the Falloscenti, & I'm no different. Interesting.

Think I'll have to go & have a little Bloomsday centenary celebration tomorrow night.

KMREA!
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15 Jun 2004, 15:40 #22

I've got exams on until Tuesday next week, but have been trying to read Swann's Way by Proust in my spare moments. The first half, Combray, we had to study for the course, but I want to finish the rest of it. I think its amazing, though maybe the way in which the book makes you think is more interesting than the book itself.

Anyone read all of A La Recherche Du Temps Perdu?
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15 Jun 2004, 15:41 #23

anonyarena @ Jun 16 2004, 01:49 AM wrote: My problem is I read a book, get through 3 or four chapters, then pick up another book, read 4 or 5 chapters, then pick up another book, read 2 chapters, and go back to the first book read another 3 chapters....

Right now I must be reading about 10 different books at once. -_-
That's what I usually end up doing - I find receipts and old lottery tickets used as bookmarks -
I am trying to read the Fourth Hand by John Irving - the second time I have started it, also reading Step to the Stars by Philip E High and various Thomas the Tank Engine books to the bairn -
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15 Jun 2004, 15:44 #24

gappy tooth @ Jun 16 2004, 03:39 AM wrote:
jane_from_occupied_europe @ Jun 16 2004, 03:21 AM wrote: I've just finished "Malone Dies" by Samuel Beckett and "I Married a Communist" by Philip Roth (the latter being a real shit, I just don't know how I managed to finish it)... Now I'm gonna read the new translation of Joyce's "Ulysse" (damn it, I won't have read it for Bloomsday!)
Beckett does seem to be incredibly popular amongst the Falloscenti, & I'm no different. Interesting.

Think I'll have to go & have a little Bloomsday centenary celebration tomorrow night.

KMREA!
Yeah, I like Beckett too. Camus and Sartre are also perennial faves.
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15 Jun 2004, 15:50 #25

except for this, http://www.euro2004.com/Tournament/Matc ... index.html ...
...in an other window, of course

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