What are you reading? Page 10

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Michael Monkhouse

  • Tuesday 25th February 2020, 12:16pm
  • Eternal City, Italy
  • 4,668 posts

Salinger, 'Seymour. An Introduction'. I can't work out whether it's an enchanting, impeccably written, intensely researched gem, or the biggest pile of shit that ever got past the publishers.

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Briosaid

  • Thursday 27th February 2020, 10:51pm [Edited]
  • 1,356 posts

Just finished 'Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine'. Fascinating and I didn't foresee the ending.

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William Purry

  • Saturday 29th February 2020, 2:05pm
  • England
  • 443 posts

Just started Andrew Sinclair's 'Beau Bumbo', having read 'The Breaking Of Bumbo'.

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Michael Monkhouse

  • Sunday 1st March 2020, 11:43am
  • Eternal City, Italy
  • 4,668 posts

Finally tracked down Salinger's Hapworth. F**k.

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Chappers

  • Friday 6th March 2020, 10:50pm [Edited]
  • Surreyish., England
  • 30,933 posts

Adolf Hitler - my part in his downfall by Mr Milligan. A brilliant description of a smokers early morning cough taking almost 2 pages.

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Michael Monkhouse

  • Tuesday 10th March 2020, 9:44am [Edited]
  • Eternal City, Italy
  • 4,668 posts

John Lydon, Anger is an Energy... Loving It. Far more interesting and informative than No Irish..., which was too sprawling with its endless other voices and lack of chronology.

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Chappers

  • Tuesday 10th March 2020, 9:32pm
  • Surreyish., England
  • 30,933 posts
Quote: Michael Monkhouse @ 10th March 2020, 9:44 AM

John Lydon, Anger is an Energy... Loving It. Far more interesting and informative than No Irish..., which was too sprawling with its endless other voices and lack of chronology.

Yes - I "picked that up" recently too. Haven't got around to reading it yet though.

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Michael Monkhouse

  • Thursday 12th March 2020, 1:50pm
  • Eternal City, Italy
  • 4,668 posts

There was that and the latest Spice girls bio. I had to toss.

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Briosaid

  • Tuesday 17th March 2020, 11:03pm
  • 1,356 posts

If you need a laugh (and who doesn't?) To distract you from Corona, I recommend
'Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas.' A laugh a sentence. Haven't read his first book, 'This is Going to Hurt' but I'll bet It's funny, too. Adam Kay.

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Michael Monkhouse

  • Wednesday 18th March 2020, 8:22am
  • Eternal City, Italy
  • 4,668 posts

What, is there some kind of virus going round? F**k. Why don't they publicise these things?

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Briosaid

  • Friday 3rd April 2020, 11:47pm
  • 1,356 posts

Am now reading 'This is Going to Hurt' (see above) and It's every bit as good as the other one. The Tory arsehole cabinet should be forced to read these to see what their party has done to the NHS.,

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Michael Monkhouse

  • Saturday 4th April 2020, 1:30pm
  • Eternal City, Italy
  • 4,668 posts

I'm sure they know but don't give a f**k.
What's the difference between coronavirus and Mrs Thatcher? Coronavirus couldn't close ALL the hospitals.

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Briosaid

  • Tuesday 7th April 2020, 9:09pm [Edited]
  • 1,356 posts
Quote: Briosaid @ 3rd April 2020, 11:47 PM

Am now reading 'This is Going to Hurt' (see above) and It's every bit as good as the other one. The Tory arsehole cabinet should be forced to read these to see what their party has done to the NHS.,

Finished this last night. While there were plenty of laughs the ending was absolutely heart-rending. The NHS has lost a brilliant and compassionate doctor. The hours they work and the lack of ressources and support for staff is appalling and this book was written many years ago, long before the present crisis.

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Chappers

  • Thursday 9th April 2020, 8:34pm
  • Surreyish., England
  • 30,933 posts

Rommel? Gunner who? by Spike Milligan. The second of his war memoirs.