What are you reading now?

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Re: What are you reading now?

Postby Gozu » Tue Aug 10, 2021 4:53 pm

Kingdom of Fear by Hunter S. Thompson

It's funny I bought this Hunter S. Thompson book around the time I moved into my new place and it ended up in a pile of books that went untouched for about five years. A few months ago I stumbled across it to my surprise not even remembering buying it in the first place and excitedly began reading.

I have to admit despite my limited reading of Thompson's work I rate Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas as probably my favourite movie and my brother and I spent years quoting lines from the movie at each other. Johnny Depp and Benicio del Toro were fantastic in it. Now I realise Depp was playing a somewhat exaggerated version of Thompson but it was hilarious none the less and the real person became a fascination to me.

This book which was released in 2003 a couple of years before his death is more a loose collection of letters and stories from his life acting somewhat as a memoir with a focus on his rebellion against authority.

It was an interesting read but perhaps not essential reading for a HST fan but one story near the end about paranoid hallucinations he was having later in his life was quite sad.
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Re: What are you reading now?

Postby Jimmy_041 » Wed Aug 11, 2021 11:42 am

An Awkward Truth: The Bombing of Darwin, February 1942

by Peter Grose

Interesting read following my visit and Dad served in Darwin during WWII
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Re: What are you reading now?

Postby Magellan » Thu Sep 09, 2021 10:20 am

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Re: What are you reading now?

Postby Jimmy_041 » Thu Sep 16, 2021 7:39 pm

Just beautiful :heart:
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Re: What are you reading now?

Postby Magellan » Fri Sep 17, 2021 4:40 pm

Jimmy_041 wrote:Just beautiful :heart:

I'm sure one of those 'recently discovered' poems was 'I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud'.
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Re: What are you reading now?

Postby Magellan » Fri Sep 17, 2021 4:48 pm

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Re: What are you reading now?

Postby Wedgie » Tue Feb 01, 2022 8:59 pm

The inspirational story of my favourite athlete in the last 20 years.

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Re: What are you reading now?

Postby mighty_tiger_79 » Wed Mar 02, 2022 5:12 pm

Mark Seymour
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Life inside Hunters.
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Re: What are you reading now?

Postby mighty_tiger_79 » Thu Mar 31, 2022 7:07 pm

George Orwell
1984
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Re: What are you reading now?

Postby Corona Man » Fri Jun 10, 2022 6:48 pm

Got about a quarter of the way through this belter on the way to Singapore. Cracking read!
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Re: What are you reading now?

Postby DOC » Wed Jun 15, 2022 12:26 pm

Only played 22 games for West Coast. An entire book is a bit over the top.
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Re: What are you reading now?

Postby DOC » Tue Feb 07, 2023 8:15 pm

The English Girl by Daniel Silva.

So glad I found this author and this series of books (Gabriel Allon).
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Re: What are you reading now?

Postby Jimmy_041 » Wed Feb 08, 2023 11:08 am

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Re: What are you reading now?

Postby Pseudo » Sun Aug 20, 2023 10:16 pm

I'm learning some new swear words!

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Clowns OUT. Smears OUT. RESIST THE OCCUPATION.
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Re: What are you reading now?

Postby DOC » Sun Aug 20, 2023 11:12 pm

Putain me.

Any good or merde?
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Re: What are you reading now?

Postby Pseudo » Tue Apr 02, 2024 1:44 pm

Currently 4 chapters in to "Prophet Song" by Paul Lynch.

It is a very hard book to read. Minimal use of paragraphs, and no use of quotation marks whatsoever. Any consecutive string of sentences might contain dialogue between two or more characters, mixed in with exposition. Much focus is required to work out who is saying what to whom. Because of this simple stylistic choice, what might have been an interesting novel just comes across as artsy fartsy claptrap.

Yet this work won the Booker Prize in 2023. :shock:
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Re: What are you reading now?

Postby DOC » Tue Apr 02, 2024 9:43 pm

I’m surprised there are.chapters given there are no paragraphs.

Read your post and did a bit of research. I have to conclude that your artsy fartsy clap trap assertion is on the money.

I have just recently finished the first two books in the Cormaron Strike series by Robert Galbraith aka J K Rowling.

So far excellent.
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