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Forum: Book Corner 03 February 2019, 01:42 PM
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Posted By Richard W
I read loads of books in January, although...

I read loads of books in January, although several were very short. (And finished The Confusion!)

Finished Nights at the Circus, which is still my favourite Angela Carter of those I've read.

I...
Forum: Book Corner 01 January 2019, 08:11 PM
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Posted By Richard W
I've almost finished The Confusion, at least I...

I've almost finished The Confusion, at least I will finish it this month; in the meantime I've read:

Matter by Iain M Banks (re-read). I remember being a bit disappointed in this the first time I...
Forum: Book Corner 02 December 2018, 10:41 AM
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Posted By Richard W
I was drunk, to be fair. I've had the impression...

I was drunk, to be fair. I've had the impression you were quite keen on the Chicago-school ideology yourself at times...
Forum: Book Corner 01 December 2018, 08:24 PM
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Posted By Richard W
I've finally got over the book block and finished...

I've finally got over the book block and finished The Shock Doctrine. It was great - I feel like I should have read it about ten years ago... (Annoyingly I finished it this morning but added it to my...
Forum: Book Corner 02 November 2018, 04:20 PM
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Posted By Richard W
Still re-reading Iain M. Banks... I read Feersum...

Still re-reading Iain M. Banks... I read Feersum Endjinn, Excession, Inversions, and Look to Windward.

I really like Feersum Endjinn but had misremembered part of it - I had thought that some...
Forum: Book Corner 03 October 2018, 03:21 PM
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Posted By Richard W
I gave up (temporarily) on everything I'd been...

I gave up (temporarily) on everything I'd been reading last month and anything new on my shelf, and I've been re-reading Iain M Banks's science fiction novels, just to make sure I still enjoy...
Forum: Book Corner 02 September 2018, 11:20 AM
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Posted By Richard W
Bah, how did I manage to misspell Ayoade twice in...

Bah, how did I manage to misspell Ayoade twice in the title, even though I was being careful not to and spelled it right everywhere else? It's Ayoade on Ayoade.
Forum: Book Corner 01 September 2018, 06:01 PM
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Posted By Richard W
I don't know how, but I managed not to finish a...

I don't know how, but I managed not to finish a single book during August. This is despite having a couple of long train journeys and a week at home with my parents that should have been ideal times...
Forum: Book Corner 02 August 2018, 09:57 AM
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Posted By Richard W
Reading I did read a few new books in July, mostly short,...

I did read a few new books in July, mostly short, at the expense of getting on with the Baroque cycle:

Love by Angela Carter: She has more early novels that I've not read than I'd realised. This...
Forum: Book Corner 01 July 2018, 05:21 PM
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Posted By Richard W
I've not actually finished any books in June that...

I've not actually finished any books in June that I didn't already mention... Odd, as I feel like I've had plenty of time to read.

This is partly because I've started reading Quicksilver by Neal...
Forum: Book Corner 03 June 2018, 01:42 PM
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Posted By Richard W
Quite a bit of reading in May: I finished...

Quite a bit of reading in May:

I finished the Tawny Man trilogy, and as I'd hoped, enjoyed the third book far more, because there was action and plot developments and things actually happening. ...
Forum: Book Corner 01 May 2018, 07:33 PM
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Posted By Richard W
Actually, in the narration he goes on and on...

Actually, in the narration he goes on and on about his own "hypocrisy" for having sex with Starling and Jenna when he's trying to tell Hap not to have sex with his own girlfriend, and concludes that...
Forum: Book Corner 01 May 2018, 02:11 PM
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Posted By Richard W
I might be exaggerating a bit, but not by much. I...

I might be exaggerating a bit, but not by much. I was reading the last book when I visited my cousin, and he said he'd tried to read some Robin Hobb but gave up because he constantly wanted to slap...
Forum: Book Corner 01 May 2018, 08:52 AM
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Posted By Richard W
I read The Prodigal Tongue: The Love-Hate...

I read The Prodigal Tongue: The Love-Hate Relationship Between British and American English by Lynne Murphy. I was going to mention it earlier as a general recommendation to the board - I think a lot...
Forum: Book Corner 05 April 2018, 08:00 PM
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Posted By Richard W
Snake That's been out for a while in the UK - I saw it...

That's been out for a while in the UK - I saw it in bookshops before Christmas. It's one of those books people buy each other as gifts. It actually looked quite comprehensive and surprisingly...
Forum: Book Corner 05 April 2018, 10:57 AM
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Posted By Richard W
In March and at the start of April I read: ...

In March and at the start of April I read:

The Pier Falls by Mark Haddon. These are short stories that are loosely themed around things going horribly wrong. They're really good, and some of them...
Forum: Book Corner 01 March 2018, 02:01 PM
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Posted By Richard W
I read quite a lot in February but mostly short...

I read quite a lot in February but mostly short and easy books.

Numero Zero by Umberto Eco. I think I mentioned this somewhere else - it's about somebody setting up a newspaper in the early 90s,...
Forum: Book Corner 05 February 2018, 02:29 PM
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Posted By Richard W
January / start of February: I've mostly...

January / start of February:

I've mostly already mentioned the things I'm reading. I read Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff and talked about it a bit in this thread...
Forum: Book Corner 06 January 2018, 01:25 AM
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Posted By Richard W
Reading And now it's January... December did at...

And now it's January...

December did at least go more slowly, and I read more books (although not necessarily more words):

I finished Silent House by Orhan Pamuk, and it was good all the way...
Forum: Book Corner 01 December 2017, 08:20 PM
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Posted By Richard W
November went very quickly as well! I...

November went very quickly as well!

I finished the Balzac, and I finally finished the book on Eddas and Sagas.

Apart from that, I read Lost Girls by Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbie (his partner I...
Forum: Book Corner 01 November 2017, 04:28 PM
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Posted By Richard W
October seems to have gone very quickly... I...

October seems to have gone very quickly...

I read The Hanging Tree by Ben Aaronovitch, next in the Rivers of London series. This was a good one.

How Not To Be Wrong: The hidden maths of...
Forum: Book Corner 02 October 2017, 03:32 PM
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Posted By Richard W
In September I read: The Rise of the...

In September I read:

The Rise of the Meritocracy by Michael Young. He's the guy who coined the term "meritocracy" (which actually means the same thing at root as "aristocracy" but is a chimeric...
Forum: Book Corner 24 September 2017, 12:16 AM
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Posted By Richard W
Whatever happened to new book smell? Do you still...

Whatever happened to new book smell? Do you still have it where you are?

I used to love sniffing the pages of a new book when I was a child. The first thing I did when I got a new paperback was...
Forum: Book Corner 01 September 2017, 10:55 PM
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Posted By Richard W
I didn't finish much that was new in August. ...

I didn't finish much that was new in August.

I read A Partisan's Daughter by Louis de Bernières, which is about a guy in an unhappy marriage who falls in love with a woman from Yugoslavia -...
Forum: Book Corner 01 August 2017, 01:58 PM
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Posted By Richard W
In the rest of July, two books I actually bought...

In the rest of July, two books I actually bought this month. I'm not slipping - they're both allowed under my "sequels or ongoing series" rule, and the first is a special case. The second did feel a...
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