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Post 4221

Ginger The Feisty

Amazon are very good at customer service. I even had money refunded because the price fell after I pre-ordered.


(The Return of) What book are you reading at this time?

Post 4222

Edward the Bonobo - Gone.

'Merde Actually' isn't normally the kind of book I'd enjoy - but I did. Is it that one or 'A Year in the..' where his 'cing-a-sept' breaks him in for French women?

I had an interesting discussion with a Czech friend about how she might translate it into Czech. Very difficult. A lot of the humour works on our familiarity with English as spoken by the French. The Czechs don't so often get the chance to hear the French speaking Czech.

I especially liked the American who'd forgotten how to speak English smiley - biggrin


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Post 4223

Shhhhh

It's the previous one called just "Merde" that the phrase came from I think Edward


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Post 4224

Edward the Bonobo - Gone.

Nah - it's 'A Year in the Merde' - as in 'Provence'.

Good discussion of the role of French late-night TV porn, too!smiley - biggrin


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Post 4225

Shhhhh

Oh yeah - that's the jonnie!!


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Post 4226

Lucky Llareggub - no more cannibals in our village, we ate the last one yesterday..

Defy,
As an antidote to 'The Information' I bought Seamus Heaney's 'District and Circle' and the Pocket Penguin 'Young Austerlitz' by W. G. Sebald today.
I'm still suffering with the Amis book by the way - Richard and his alter ego Gwyn are doing the American chatshow/cocktail party circuit a la Dylan Thomas. It's all very tense. Anything could happen.
Ciao,LL


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Post 4227

Jim Lynn

'Tricks of the Mind' by Derren Brown.


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Post 4228

Edward the Bonobo - Gone.

This weekend's scores - from charity shops and an acquisitive few minutes in Fopp:

Automated Alice - Jeff Noon
Muhammad: A Biography - Karen Armstrong
Morvern Callar - Alan Warner
Fermat's Last Theorem - Simon Singh (I'm thinking of reading this one first)
Schotts's Food and Drink Miscellany
Owning Up - George Melly

Also - via the wonders of P2P technology, the audiobook or Richard Dawkins' 'The Ancestor's Tale'.

(and 'Tutu' by Miles Davis - only that's not a book)


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Post 4229

Lucky Llareggub - no more cannibals in our village, we ate the last one yesterday..

Defy,
Re 'The Information' I'm now up to the bit where Gwyn (calm-ish) and Richard (losing-it) are in the tour sponsor's 8-seater aircraft and fleeing the hurricane. There's sensible advice on what to do if you are caught out wearing fawn coloured trousers, as the pilot is.

LL


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Post 4230

Primeval Mudd (formerly Roymondo)

I'm finally about to finish 'Hammer Of The Gods' (such debauchery! Legends I tell ya', absolute legends).

I was going to wait for the paperback but, whilst mooching past Waterstones this afternoon, I couldn't resist 'The God Delusion' which I'm about to dive into.


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Post 4231

Lucky Llareggub - no more cannibals in our village, we ate the last one yesterday..

Finally finished one too. Martin Amis' 'The Information'; a bizarrely worked study of sibling rivalry amongst authors. Enjoyable in a quirky Cocaine and dysfunctional Eastenders salted crisps kind of way.

Started Steinbeck's 'Of Mice and Men' (in his playscript form). Lennie just killed a mouse! Aaargh!


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Post 4232

Edward the Bonobo - Gone.

I believe that Matthew Kelly was excellent in a stage version.

"...and live off the fatoftheland."


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Post 4233

Ridge57

David Eggers, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggerig Genius. Very insightful, funny, as well as moving.


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Post 4234

Jim Lynn

I'm in the middle of Steven Pinker's Words and Rules, but I've just been given Clive James' latest volume of autobiography, so the linguistics might have to wait.


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Post 4235

Lucky Llareggub - no more cannibals in our village, we ate the last one yesterday..

Edward the Bonobo, I imagine Matthew Kelly must have been Lennie. He couldn't be George. I'm up to the bit where the hands go the cat-house for the Saturday night fling.

"...and tend to the rabbits."


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Post 4236

nicki

of mice and men?

i hate that book, think it has something to do with spending 2 years reading and rereading it, watching every tv adaption of it, writing 2 essays on it, and doing an exam on it smiley - erm



been told by others its good though if you just read it!


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Post 4237

steve-paul ---- no lyrics!!<wah>

luckily i didn't have to read that for GCSEsmiley - winkeye

I've just finished 'Carter Beats the Devil' by Glen David Gold, it's an awesome book, a sort of psuedo-biography of Charles Carter (a magician in the early 20th century) smiley - ok
now i've just started 'Thud!' by Terry Pratchett and am thoroughly enjoying it - as i do with any of his bookssmiley - smiley.


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Post 4238

nicki

thanks!!

actually i even saw a threatre adaption of it too


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Post 4239

Edward the Bonobo - Gone.

Please don't let poor teaching put you off the rest of Steinbeck's work. I wouldn't know where to start recommending. (Oh, OK...The Grapes Of Wrath. I defy anyone to read the last page without crying.)

The Dave Eggar...yes, it's a lovely book! He's not afraid of appearing gauche - which is kind of the point anyway. I liked all the footnotes, plus the long bit printed upside down at the end.


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Post 4240

Edward the Bonobo - Gone.

Oh...and I believe that Matthew Kelly is about 6'7", so Yes, Lenny.

(He was in the Everyman Theatre Group with likes of Julie Walters, Victoria Wood, Willy Russell)


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