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Title: What are you reading ?
Post by: baldpar on Mon, Nov 24, 2014, 22:46 PM
I'm reading Chapter and Verse, the Bernard Sumner autobiography. Shaping up to be as good as I hoped.
Title: Re: What are you reading ?
Post by: Dubster on Mon, Nov 24, 2014, 23:00 PM
Long Walk to Freedom (Nelson Mandela). very interesting
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Post by: DemonInDisguise on Mon, Nov 24, 2014, 23:11 PM
Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle - quite dark and inspired, in part, by the two kids that attempted suicide after listening to Judas Priest.

Also just received, in the mail today, 'Don't Make A Scene', curated by Rob St john and Bartholomew Owl. A really nicely put together volume subtitled 'A field guide to putting on DIY gigs'. Has contributions by Dan Wilson and Matthew Young and a bunch of others (some ex-of this parish I believe) I've heard of but am not familiar with their music. I've browsed through it and it's really well put together, looking forward to reading more of it.
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Post by: stephen on Tue, Nov 25, 2014, 00:27 AM
I'm reading Chapter and Verse, the Bernard Sumner autobiography. Shaping up to be as good as I hoped.

he gets out
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Post by: stephen on Tue, Nov 25, 2014, 00:28 AM
Long Walk to Freedom (Nelson Mandela). very interesting

he gets out.
Title: Re: What are you reading ?
Post by: stephen on Tue, Nov 25, 2014, 00:28 AM
Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle - quite dark and inspired, in part, by the two kids that attempted suicide after listening to Judas Priest.

Also just received, in the mail today, 'Don't Make A Scene', curated by Rob St john and Bartholomew Owl. A really nicely put together volume subtitled 'A field guide to putting on DIY gigs'. Has contributions by Dan Wilson and Matthew Young and a bunch of others (some ex-of this parish I believe) I've heard of but am not familiar with their music. I've browsed through it and it's really well put together, looking forward to reading more of it.

they get out
Title: Re: What are you reading ?
Post by: Leckers on Tue, Nov 25, 2014, 17:07 PM
http://books.simonandschuster.co.uk/Anger-is-an-Energy-My-Life-Uncensored/John-Lydon/9781471137198


great read from punk's
best butter salesman.
Title: Re: What are you reading ?
Post by: ayjayemm on Tue, Nov 25, 2014, 17:28 PM
http://books.simonandschuster.co.uk/Anger-is-an-Energy-My-Life-Uncensored/John-Lydon/9781471137198


great read from punk's
best butter salesman.
    I'm currently 'churning' my way through this. Ithankyew.
Title: Re: What are you reading ?
Post by: czefski on Tue, Nov 25, 2014, 19:15 PM
http://books.simonandschuster.co.uk/Anger-is-an-Energy-My-Life-Uncensored/John-Lydon/9781471137198


great read from punk's
best butter salesman.
    I'm currently 'churning' my way through this. Ithankyew.

Did you read No Blacks, No Dogs, No Irish, his first auto-biog? If so is there much difference? I'm loathe to spread my disposable income on this otherwise. I can't believe it's not similar.
Title: Re: What are you reading ?
Post by: Kirbyfan on Tue, Nov 25, 2014, 20:35 PM
It's the Beano for me
 ;D
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Post by: ayjayemm on Tue, Nov 25, 2014, 22:45 PM
http://books.simonandschuster.co.uk/Anger-is-an-Energy-My-Life-Uncensored/John-Lydon/9781471137198


great read from punk's
best butter salesman.
    I'm currently 'churning' my way through this. Ithankyew.

Did you read No Blacks, No Dogs, No Irish, his first auto-biog? If so is there much difference? I'm loathe to spread my disposable income on this otherwise. I can't believe it's not similar.

This one reads as if Mr Lydon is talking at you. Far less ghost-written than 'No Irish..', and far more of his own mangled version of language.

Still not a patch on 'Head-On' by Copey, though...  ;)
Title: Re: What are you reading ?
Post by: kwaing on Tue, Nov 25, 2014, 23:44 PM
Greenmantle by John Buchan.
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Post by: Bootsfordancing on Tue, Nov 25, 2014, 23:51 PM
Lord Tweedsmuir governor general of Canada don't cha know.......
Carpenters Pencil by Manuel Rivas (for the 3rd time)...
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Post by: Cactus Breath on Wed, Nov 26, 2014, 09:37 AM
"In Montmartre" by Sue Roe
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Post by: Rusticbob on Wed, Nov 26, 2014, 16:44 PM
Just started "The Book of Strange New Things" by Michel Faber.  Only on page 6, so opinion-free at the moment.
Title: Re: What are you reading ?
Post by: Leckers on Wed, Nov 26, 2014, 17:01 PM
http://books.simonandschuster.co.uk/Anger-is-an-Energy-My-Life-Uncensored/John-Lydon/9781471137198


great read from punk's
best butter salesman.
    I'm currently 'churning' my way through this. Ithankyew.

Did you read No Blacks, No Dogs, No Irish, his first auto-biog? If so is there much difference? I'm loathe to spread my disposable income on this otherwise. I can't believe it's not similar.


i didn't, so have i to offer
no opinion on this matter.
Title: Re: What are you reading ?
Post by: Leckers on Wed, Nov 26, 2014, 17:02 PM
http://books.simonandschuster.co.uk/Anger-is-an-Energy-My-Life-Uncensored/John-Lydon/9781471137198


great read from punk's
best butter salesman.


I can't believe it's not similar.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daSG5fwdA7o
Title: Re: What are you reading ?
Post by: Uncle Ellwyn on Wed, Nov 26, 2014, 19:02 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Ch1VY9lRL._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg)

Not dry at all.

Crisp, juicy and excellent flavor
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Post by: Captain Geeko on Wed, Nov 26, 2014, 21:54 PM
(http://www.thebookseller.com/sites/default/files/legacybookseller/nick-drake.jpg)
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Post by: Scotpaulabear on Thu, Nov 27, 2014, 09:24 AM
Started 'Blossom' by Lesley Riddoch but then my copy of 'The Art of Asking' by Amanda Fudging Palmer arrived so I'm reading both at once.  I'm a multitasker.  8)
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Post by: lolsmit on Thu, Nov 27, 2014, 09:47 AM
Finished these two on a week's holiday recently.  Something odd about reading accounts of folk coming to an icy end, while sat in the sun in Ibiza.  A few gasp aloud moments in the first one in particular:

(http://airdrierambler.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/cairngorm252520john_large.jpg)

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Not started anything new yet, have had this lying around for a while though:
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Been reading this, this week  ;)

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Post by: JoJ on Thu, Nov 27, 2014, 13:19 PM
Sunset Song. 

Moved to the Mearns so I thought I'd give it a try.

Thoroughly enjoying it so far.  May be moving into favourite novels of all time territory.
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Post by: czefski on Thu, Nov 27, 2014, 13:25 PM
The Scots Quair is magnificent but Sunset Song is the pick of them.

I've recently finished Alan Cumming's book about his abusive father, very good read.

I'm currently reading Grovel, which is about the 1976 England v West Indies test series where England's captain Tony Greig said he intended to make the West Indies grovel. As Greig was a white South African they took this as a racial slur and knocked the bejesus out of England. Enjoyable thus far.

I like the look of Lolsmit's climbing books. John Krukauer's Into Thin Air, a book about an Everest expedition that went horribly wrong is a magnificent read.
Title: Re: What are you reading ?
Post by: Reg Banks on Thu, Nov 27, 2014, 14:07 PM
They serialised the Alan Cummings book on Radio 4 last week.
What an utter shit his dad was.


Read the David Byrne book recently. Its beautifully produced and an imaginative way to write an autobiography.
Title: Re: What are you reading ?
Post by: czefski on Thu, Nov 27, 2014, 14:37 PM
They serialised the Alan Cummings book on Radio 4 last week.
What an utter shit his dad was.


Read the David Byrne book recently. Its beautifully produced and an imaginative way to write an autobiography.

The David Byrne book was probably my favourite read of last year.

I heard that another book I read recently, Night Games, has won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year. Follows a trial of an Aussie Rules footballer charged with rape and looks at that sports attitude to women, in particular using gang rape as essentially a team-bonding exercise. Well worth picking up.

(http://c2.thejournal.ie/media/2014/11/night-games-312x500.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you reading ?
Post by: cheesecats on Thu, Nov 27, 2014, 15:31 PM
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Title: Re: What are you reading ?
Post by: baldpar on Thu, Nov 27, 2014, 19:41 PM
I have the David Byrne book but haven't got round to reading it yet. Might start it when I've finished the Bernard Sumner autobiography.
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Post by: franzkafka on Thu, Nov 27, 2014, 23:18 PM
For light relief I'm reading Keith Richard's autobiography.  The bitchy bits about jagger trying to be the boss and being a control freak are very funny but there's a lot of repetition.  Keith thinks he has an amazing tolerance to the drugs but I'm not so sure.  More serious reading, well I'm about half way through Joyces Ulysses which is not bad when you consider I only started it 25 years ago. I've just finished Down and out in Paris and London which I first read when I was about 18.  It hasn't aged well and feels dated as well as a good bit racist and class ridden which was a surprise as I dont remember noticing anything like that in the pre-PC days. 
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Post by: FilthySwan on Fri, Nov 28, 2014, 07:20 AM

Weirdly I've also just last week started the David Byrne one after having it on my ayepad for about a year. In real book format I just finished The Amateurs by John Niven which was entertaining enough but not as good as Kill Your Friends or Second Coming. Now started a collection of Chekhov short stories which I'm feeling my way into.
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Post by: baldpar on Sun, Jan 13, 2019, 20:24 PM
Currently reading Hometown Tales: Highlands and Hebrides by Colin MacIntyre and Ellen MacAskill. The first half is a brief autobiography by Colin and the second half is a short story. The autobiography part is the best part.
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Post by: Jackie on Sun, Jan 13, 2019, 23:01 PM
Common Ground by Rob Cowen a beautiful lyrical book about the importance of the natural world.
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Post by: matt.7000 on Mon, Jan 14, 2019, 10:28 AM
As it was recommended by Billy Connolly on his recent TV show 'Made in Scotland' I bought a copy of 'The Confederacy of Dunces' by John Kennedy Toole and so far its a cracking read.
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Post by: Nico Brad on Mon, Jan 14, 2019, 10:52 AM
Life Is Elsewhere. Milan Kundera.
 Haven't read anything by him for a while, and strangely that Eastern Europe, vaguely highbrow, vaguely bohemian-pervy is just the ticket for a miserable january weekend. Goes well with the soup and long nights.
Title: Re: What are you reading ?
Post by: Jackie on Mon, Jan 14, 2019, 16:50 PM
As it was recommended by Billy Connolly on his recent TV show 'Made in Scotland' I bought a copy of 'The Confederacy of Dunces' by John Kennedy Toole and so far its a cracking read.
Cheers for that, I have been trying to remember what it was called😊
Title: Re: What are you reading ?
Post by: MirrorMan on Mon, Jan 14, 2019, 17:19 PM
Rereading Margiad Evans's moving, poetic account of the onset of her epilepsy when she was around 40: "A Ray of Darkness" (1952). Highly resonant for anyone who suffers or has suffered from this condition.
She was an excellent novelist and poet too.
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Post by: fuctifano on Sun, Jan 27, 2019, 21:48 PM
Devil's Day by Andrew Michael Hurley, The Blinds by Adam Sternbergh and just picked this up from the library yesterday...the artwork is amazing.....The Electric State by Simon Stalenhag


https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/behind-the-unsettling-sci-fi-landscapes-of-simon-stalenhags-electric-state/

how do you post pics again? ffs. lol.


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Post by: Ally on Wed, Jan 30, 2019, 20:46 PM
Last three:

John Le Carre - A Perfect Spy
James Kelman - An Old Pub Near The Angel
John Cheever - Bullet Park
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Post by: czefski on Mon, Feb 04, 2019, 13:18 PM
I've been on a splurge since the new year:

Roger Daltrey auto-biog
Music From The Big Pink - John Niven
The Life Changing Strategy of Not Giving a Fuck - Sarah Knight
Little Hands Clapping - Dan Rhodes
Spill Simmer Falter Wither - Sarah Baume
The Lost Soul of Eamonn Magee - Paul Gibson
Title: Re: What are you reading ?
Post by: Jackie on Mon, Feb 04, 2019, 14:25 PM
I've been on a splurge since the new year:

Roger Daltrey auto-biog
Music From The Big Pink - John Niven
The Life Changing Strategy of Not Giving a Fuck - Sarah Knight
Little Hands Clapping - Dan Rhodes
Spill Simmer Falter Wither - Sarah Baume
The Lost Soul of Eamonn Magee - Paul Gibson
What is the Sarah Knight one like? Been contemplating it.
Title: Re: What are you reading ?
Post by: czefski on Mon, Feb 04, 2019, 15:40 PM
I've been on a splurge since the new year:

Roger Daltrey auto-biog
Music From The Big Pink - John Niven
The Life Changing Strategy of Not Giving a Fuck - Sarah Knight
Little Hands Clapping - Dan Rhodes
Spill Simmer Falter Wither - Sarah Baume
The Lost Soul of Eamonn Magee - Paul Gibson
What is the Sarah Knight one like? Been contemplating it.

I really liked it, it was funny but also gave a few ideas on how to stop doing things you don't want to do.
Title: Re: What are you reading ?
Post by: FilthySwan on Tue, Feb 05, 2019, 06:32 AM

Got the following today.

No Good Deed - John Niven
Dog of the South - Charles Portis
The KLF: Chaos, Magic and the band who burned a million pounds - John Higgs
Ask The Dust - John Fante

At current rates I should be ready to provide reviews mid 2023.
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Post by: czefski on Tue, Feb 05, 2019, 08:24 AM

Got the following today.

No Good Deed - John Niven
Dog of the South - Charles Portis
The KLF: Chaos, Magic and the band who burned a million pounds - John Higgs
Ask The Dust - John Fante

At current rates I should be ready to provide reviews mid 2023.

The John Niven and KLF books are very good, havenít read the other 2
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Post by: ayjayemm on Wed, Feb 06, 2019, 18:02 PM
Have just finished To Throw Away Unopened by Viv Albertine and Erebus by Michael Palin. Also, have finaly made a start on Hooky's books; tore through the Joy Division one in a couple of days, and have now started on the New Order one; all good so far!
  Also just re-read The Masked Fisherman, a book of George Mackay Brown short stories.
And two books about the 1968 golden globe nonstop single hand round the world race.
 And Under Miilk Wood (again!).
And really looking forward to Tracey Thorn's new book, which is apparently coming soon.
I like a good book. Or five.
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Post by: baldpar on Wed, Feb 06, 2019, 19:18 PM
I'm reading Harlem 69: The future of soul. Book three in Stuart Cosgrove's 67 68 69 trilogy. Another interesting read.
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Post by: arab on Fri, Feb 15, 2019, 22:16 PM
I just got Hadley Lee Lightcap by Sam Sweet which is the acetone story. Cannot wait to get into that properly.
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Post by: Congo Bongo on Sat, Feb 16, 2019, 16:04 PM
Just finished reading Musical Truth (Volume 2) by Mark Devlin. Great insights into the origins and development of Electronic Dance Music, Punk, Hip-Hop etc.