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Old 10-07-2008, 03:38 PM
Billy Baroo
 
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Everyone is too busy putting a donk on it Jez,

Tell you one that you will love though that was recommended to me by fellow forumista Throw.

Tietam Brown - written by an ex-wrestler. Great f***ed up black comedy read.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tietam-Brown.../dp/0099450283
ooh yeah, billy thumbs up

follow up novel 'Scooter' is equally good imo

i'm balls deep in the Murakami back catalogue presently. A bit like Auster he switches genre and style from book to book. Most entertaining
 
Old 10-07-2008, 03:46 PM
signed dc
 
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I've just finished Paul Trynka's "Open Up & Bleed" Iggy Pop biography, very good.

Just about to start "Papa John", John Phillips' autobiography.
 
Old 10-07-2008, 03:56 PM
Torquemada
 
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I have a large stockpile for the summer - mainly autobiographical thingys

A Long Walk To Freedom - Nelson Mandela
The Path To Power - Margaret Thatcher
The Downing Street Years - Margaret Thatcher
The Alastair Campbell Diaries
Ronnie - Ronnie Wood
Determined - Norman
Hope And History - Gerry Adams (borrowed)
Vincent Bugliosi - Helter Skelter
Mao : The Unknown Story - Jung Chang and Jon Halliday

and a novel

Orpheus Rising - Colin Bateman
I'm in the last 150 pages of Long Walk To Freedom at the moment and it's f***ing awesome. I almost missed my train stop a few times I've been so into it.
I would also recommend Kill Your Friends by John Niven, which is savagely funny and all about the w****rs that populate the music biz.
 
Old 10-07-2008, 04:00 PM
jaffo
 
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I've just finished Paul Trynka's "Open Up & Bleed" Iggy Pop biography, very good.
It is indeed, likewise the Eno one by David Sheppard.

The Book of Murder by Guillermo Martinez is good and another thumbs up for Tietam Brown and The Damned United from me
 
Old 10-07-2008, 04:02 PM
flange
 
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Just finished The Road by Cormac McCarthy, very very good.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Road-Cormac-...5701998&sr=8-1
 
Old 10-07-2008, 04:05 PM
Ed Sullivan
 
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Originally Posted by Gypsum Fantastic
Everyone is too busy putting a donk on it Jez,

Tell you one that you will love though that was recommended to me by fellow forumista Throw.

Tietam Brown - written by an ex-wrestler. Great f***ed up black comedy read.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tietam-Brown.../dp/0099450283
I always presumed it was a different Mick Foley. Bloody hell.
 
Old 10-07-2008, 04:07 PM
Scabs
 
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Just finished The Road by Cormac McCarthy, very very good.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Road-Cormac-...5701998&sr=8-1
Must get that, he's one of my favourite authors.
 
Old 10-07-2008, 04:12 PM
Skag Trendy
 
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Old 10-07-2008, 04:19 PM
chrispycod
 
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just about to start this When we were thin:Music Madness and Manchester about Albertos recommended by someone on here

Jaffo I think

 
Old 10-07-2008, 06:25 PM
ralph
 
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Jez i like you , so im going to read that Tucker Max recommendation of yours, it looks a ripper.

Im about to read 'The True History of the Kelly Gang', a Kiwi at work told me it is excellent.

At the moment im reading ' Why the Allies won the war' , by Richard Overy,and feeling my way nicely into it.

And the book ive recently finished i would recommned to those who have an interest in the Rat . 'Rats: A Year with New York's Most Unwanted Inhabitants' by Robert Sullivan. Some interesting tales of man versus rat fights etc.
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