What are you reading? Page 9

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Michael Monkhouse

  • Saturday 4th January 2020, 12:23pm
  • Eternal City, Italy
  • 4,408 posts

'Endgame' by Samuel Becket. It's really boring. Can someone tell me what page The Avengers come in, so I can just skip to that bit?

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Michael Monkhouse

  • Tuesday 14th January 2020, 4:13pm
  • Eternal City, Italy
  • 4,408 posts

I just finished 'Teddy' by J D Salinger. It really made me think. I thought, F**k you, you arrogant, precocious, pretentious, self-important little wanker. I hope it IS you who dies at the end. Tosser.

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Briosaid

  • Wednesday 29th January 2020, 9:11pm
  • Scotland
  • 1,297 posts

'Under Occupation - Alan Furst. A bit different from normal war/spy stories but interesting.

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BTF

  • Thursday 30th January 2020, 10:51pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 519 posts

Pride and Prejudice.....again.

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Briosaid

  • Tuesday 4th February 2020, 11:46pm
  • Scotland
  • 1,297 posts

'Westwind' - Ian Rankin. This is a novel he wrote at the end of the 80s but has edited a bit and it's been reissued. It's not at all like the Rebus novels. It's a spy story and quite different from anything I've read of his. But, so far, worth a read.

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Will Cam

  • Wednesday 5th February 2020, 9:47pm
  • England
  • 7,949 posts
Quote: Michael Monkhouse @ 27th September 2019, 3:06 PM

I am reading 'Happy Days' by Samuel Beckett. F**k me, is it boring. Can someone tell me what page Fonzie enters, so I can just skip to that bit?

Even Mrs Will Cam laughed when I read this outLaughing out loud

I've just finished Papillon. Well worth a read.

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BTF

  • Thursday 6th February 2020, 8:30pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 519 posts

Kirk Douglas's autobiography again.

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Michael Monkhouse

  • Saturday 8th February 2020, 3:43pm [Edited]
  • Eternal City, Italy
  • 4,408 posts
Quote: Will Cam @ 5th February 2020, 9:47 PM

Even Mrs Will Cam laughed when I read this outLaughing out loud.

Waiting For Godot is shit too. For f**k's sake, guy's obviously stood you up, so move on. Happens to everyone, stop being so f**king pretentious.
Eoin Colfer's sixth Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy book, and I think it's better than around half the originals! It has far more plot than So Long... and infinitely more laughs than Life... Pitched against Mostly Harmless, I'd say it's like me watching the Spice Girls. Holding its own.

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Briosaid

  • Tuesday 18th February 2020, 11:39pm
  • Scotland
  • 1,297 posts

'Cilka's Journey' - Heather Morris. This is a kind of sequel to 'The Tattòoist of Auschwitz' in that it's about the woman he met in Auschwitz and eventually married.

Utterly awful in respect of the life this poor woman had. You can only think how lucky you are, that, by an accident of birth, you were born into a comfortable life. I'll bet there are places where people are still being treated as she was in the Russian prison camp. Out of the frying pan (Auschwitz) into the fire.

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Stobbart42

  • Wednesday 19th February 2020, 1:11am
  • Japan
  • 163 posts

I'm currently halfway through The Secret Commonwealth by Philip Pullman.

It's the 2nd of his new trilogy which follows in from the His Dark Materials trilogy.

This story is really quite heartbreaking in many ways and deals with themes of depression and hopelessness. But I'm enjoying it a lot.

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Briosaid

  • Wednesday 19th February 2020, 10:09pm
  • Scotland
  • 1,297 posts
Quote: Briosaid @ 18th February 2020, 11:39 PM

'Cilka's Journey' - Heather Morris. This is a kind of sequel to 'The Tattòoist of Auschwitz' in that it's about the woman he met in Auschwitz and eventually married.

Utterly awful in respect of the life this poor woman had. You can only think how lucky you are, that, by an accident of birth, you were born into a comfortable life. I'll bet there are places where people are still being treated as she was in the Russian prison camp. Out of the frying pan (Auschwitz) into the fire.

CORRECTION - it's not about the woman he married but about another woman who was in Auschwitz at the same time as he and the woman whom he married.

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beaky

  • Friday 21st February 2020, 1:09pm
  • Malaga and Brighton, United Kingdom
  • 2,691 posts

Harry Thompson's biography of Peter Cook.

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lofthouse

  • Saturday 22nd February 2020, 2:11pm [Edited]
  • Nowhere, England
  • 9,114 posts

Plotting Hitlers Death

About attempts by Germans to assassinate Hitler

Not much German efficiency on show then sadly

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paulted

  • Saturday 22nd February 2020, 7:01pm
  • 127 Inkerman Terrace, Newcastle, England
  • 590 posts

Never Had It So Good:Britain From 1956-63 by Dominic Sandbrook. Great stuff, the 1950s seem like an alien planet, how far we've come.

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Briosaid

  • Saturday 22nd February 2020, 10:00pm
  • Scotland
  • 1,297 posts

I was a child in the 50s but can still remember there were ration books. Probably wasn't that wonderful.