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Ravi Shankar - Raga Mala
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#52

unsane Wrote:
statto Wrote:vicky lee - he or she
"the view is better when you're on the fence"

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Rofl

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#53

statto Wrote:
batfink Wrote:still working my way through mikhail bulgakov - the white guard

probably his least entertaining book
still quite good though Smile

presumably you've read the master and margarita

how about the heart of a dog and diaboliad ?

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i've read master and margarita, heart of a dog and the fatal eggs.

havent read diaboliad or even seen it on shop shelves for that matter! i will go find it. cheers statto. :d
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#54

George Monbiot - Captive State.

It's a little Neutral I have to say.

Think i'll move onto something I picked up the other day;

A Confeaeracy of Dunces.

Anyone read this? Statto?
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batfink Wrote:I've read Master and Margarita, Heart of a Dog and The Fatal Eggs.

Havent read Diaboliad or even seen it on shop shelves for that matter! I will go find it. Cheers Statto. Grin

Diaboliad is another short story
The Fatal Eggs is in the same volume I have Smile

A Country Doctor's Notebook is also worth reading.
It's autobiographical - Bulgakov's life as a young doctor in rural Russia
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#56

Sir Loris Of Crowthorne Wrote:Anyone read this? Statto?

not read it Neutral
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Statto Wrote:
batfink Wrote:I've read Master and Margarita, Heart of a Dog and The Fatal Eggs.

Havent read Diaboliad or even seen it on shop shelves for that matter! I will go find it. Cheers Statto. Grin

Diaboliad is another short story
The Fatal Eggs is in the same volume I have Smile

A Country Doctor's Notebook is also worth reading.
It's autobiographical - Bulgakov's life as a young doctor in rural Russia

ah yeah forgot the doctors notebook. i loved that. wished it was longer, only took me a summery evening to read.

ill have to search out this short story collection. could you get the ISBN for me? Grin
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#58

It should actually read Confederacy. The cover is a bit mangled.

You not keen on John Kennedy Toole?
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#59

Sir Loris Of Crowthorne Wrote:It should actually read Confederacy. The cover is a bit mangled.

You not keen on John Kennedy Toole?

never read any Oops
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Sir Loris Of Crowthorne Wrote:You not keen on John Kennedy Toole?

That's a bit strong, it's only a book Neutral
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Don Cherry Wrote:Every human is blessed in her or his life with one love (passion), no matter how long it may last. This Absolute love will last in one's heart and soul forever.
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batfink Wrote:ill have to search out this short story collection. could you get the ISBN for me? Grin

Mikhail Bulgakov - Diaboliad
Harvill / Harper Collins
ISBN 0-00-271066-8
containing: Diaboliad, The Fatal Eggs, No.13 the Elpit-Workers' Commune, A Chinese Tale, The Adventures of Chichikov

but my book is 1991, so I don't know whether it's still available in this edition Baffled
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#62

Having to read "teen" fiction atm. Just finished Divided City by Theresa Breslin. Was a really good read, and one that I want to use in the classroom; so relevant to kids in Glasgow.

Now reading Junk by Melvin Burgess.

Teen fiction has changed so much since i was a nipper Icon_eek
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Statto Wrote:
batfink Wrote:ill have to search out this short story collection. could you get the ISBN for me? Grin

Mikhail Bulgakov - Diaboliad
Harvill / Harper Collins
ISBN 0-00-271066-8
containing: Diaboliad, The Fatal Eggs, No.13 the Elpit-Workers' Commune, A Chinese Tale, The Adventures of Chichikov

but my book is 1991, so I don't know whether it's still available in this edition Baffled

ooh i;ve only read the fatal eggs!

i'll try and track it down. took me quite a while to find the white guard and id been trawling through foyles, waterstoners and the other one on oxford st with no luck for ages. Baffled
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#64

busy reading:
Marshall McLuhan: Understanding Media - The Extensions of Man

brilliant book! i find it hard to believe that he wrote it nearly 50 years ago.

got...
Jeff Chang's Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip Hop Generation
Duncan J. Watts' Six Degrees: The Science of a Connected Age

...lined up next.
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a biography on schubert.

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magdusia Wrote:I just can't take it...omg omg...I just..I just can't...
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0=0 Wrote:a biography on schubert.

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finish it already. ;P


ps. library timmeeeeee.


McLuhan never even touched a computer in his life, his wife transcribed everything for him.


Oh I'm reading Laughable Loves by Kundera and The Second Self by Sherry Turkle.
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#67

JayDoubleU Wrote:Bass Culture "When Reggae Was King" by Lloyd Bradley

read and appreciated


excellent
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#68

Unsane Wrote:It by Stephen King. I make no apologies about reading King. He's an incredible story teller.


indeed read loads by him the long walk gave me nightmares
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#69

Stacks Wrote:The New York Trilogy, Paul Auster: excellent, excellent, excellent... loved it. I read it because I had read one of the trilogy (City of Glass) adapted as a graphic novel (which is fantastic btw)

Stacks

awesome peice of fuck up material, unfortunatley, nothing else hes ever done has eve come close, altho moon palace was good

not seen the graphic art ?

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:feel obliged to sign cus you always do: Teef
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Shaman Wrote:Nearly finished George Orwell's '1984' the second time around. Awesome stuff. Don't think I've read a more scary book despite it not being particularly graphic. Lovin' it.


ive read that sooooo many times


bought an ubercool mega graphic designed version (big brother down the side awesome pic etc...) for £3 in a cheapo book shop in mcr arndale (anyone from mcr will know what i mean)


awesome book

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Shaman Wrote:Nearly finished George Orwell's '1984' the second time around. Awesome stuff. Don't think I've read a more scary book despite it not being particularly graphic. Lovin' it.

You don't think it's graphic? How so? I think the descriptions of how he's tortured & lives on straight alcohol have left some of the most graphic memories in my mind & I read the book about 10 years ago.
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#72

sorry to quote over and over but seemed easiest way

ive just finished steven king and peter straub - the talisman which wasnt great tbh - the sequal (balck house) is loads better.


used to love iain (m) banks but the more your read the worse it gets.


recommendations -

anything by tom robbins (Tah ub3rg0d<3) or something hes amazing
robert rankin is awesome comedy but maybe only for uk ? its very injoke blighty buizness set up the road from where i live...)
catch-22 by jospeh heller ive just finished before the talisoman and was awesome

most of aldous huxley's stuff..

its amaizing to think all this was written 80 years ago sounds as fresh as anything, island and antic hay being my favourites, and the obligatory brave new world

cant think of anythign else i consider 'essential', there are millions of good writers but the above have all stuck out as being amazing....

oh, chuck palanhiuk does some fucked up stuff (choke and invisible monsters recommended, though the film of fight club was better than the book).

and David Mitchell's Number 9 Dream. I thought that was excellent. and huge like a months worth. and i have no tv... I mean youve gotta respect any book really, you cant knock a book out in an hour like a tune...proper deication proper love and prob a similar chance of making any cash out of it as dnb...

i mean the body of work steven king has done is just ridiculous...

it would take me 20 lifetimes to copy it out, let alone write it


interesting thread

thanks for all the recommendations....



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#73

h.p. blavatsky - the secret doctrine, part 1
a very difficult but also extremely rewarding read. most definitely one of the most important books about occultism and ancient hinduism and buddhism in hundreds of years

c.g. jung - psychology and religion
the title should say enough

mirja turunen - veripellot (fields of blood)
basically the first deep examination on execution and torture around kouvola in 1918, during the civil war in finland

1984 is a fun book too Yes
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#74

Seth Mnookin - Hard News, about the NY Times Jayson Blair scandal and the consequences for the paper. pretty grippin tho i gots ta read it for a class
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#75

Simone de Beauvoir - The Mandarins
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