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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:28 pm 
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'1980' - David Peace.

More miserable Yorkshire Ripper fiction.

Also just read 'Memoirs of a Geezer' - Jah Wobble. Not really a fan, but a good read none the less. Surprisingly human.


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Ian M Banks, The Hydrogen Sonata. Love his work And good ol Amazon dropped it in my box on my birthday. Also highly recommend Don Winslow and a title caled Homeboy by Seth Morgan.


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Music, by David Byrne. It's surprising how boring this book is. Major disappointment.

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Just got finished reading this. AMAZING!!

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Just started reading "Waging Heavy Peace" by Neil Young. Rambling, but in a good way...great wit--looking forward to reading the rest.

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Susan Straight: I Been In Sorrow's Kitchen And Licked Out All The Pots.
I'm not reading it, but I love that title!

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Susan Straight: I Been In Sorrow's Kitchen And Licked Out All The Pots.
I'm not reading it, but I love that title!


I know exactly what you mean - my parents used to have a novel called "August is a wicked month". I never got round to reading it, but the title was brilliant, I thought.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:12 am 
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BTW, Dennis Mack Smith : "Mussolini". Basically reveals the fact that Fascism isn't an ideology at all; it's self-deception. A great read!

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I'm 635 pages into Ulysses.

If there's a plot, I haven't found it yet.


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It might help if I knew Latin...


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It's a number of different stories. Does that help?

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Not really. Bloom's stream of conciousness seems to go nowhere, and Dedalus' absynth hallucinations (is that what it is?), while entertaining, offer no tangible insights.

Nah, I'm kidding.

It's all wordplay and no pathos. I like it.


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Ooh is it good? It got a vaguely positive review in "Private Eye" which would tend to indicate it's fantastic.
Still ploughing through Mack Smith's "Mussolini" - can't work out why it's taking me so long. Too much work?

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Just read the review of this, may have to get it, seems to be right in my wheel house... :smoke:


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1984 by George Orwell-IIIrd time.

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Ooh is it good? It got a vaguely positive review in "Private Eye" which would tend to indicate it's fantastic.
Still ploughing through Mack Smith's "Mussolini" - can't work out why it's taking me so long. Too much work?


I enjoyed it, but I'm easy to please....Not an easy read, Pete discusses the early abuse by his grandmothers "boyfriends" and how that shaped his later life....Not your usual sex drugs and rock'n'roll type book, though all of those things are mentioned.

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Halfway through it myself. He is a lot more insecure and vulnerable than I'd have expected.

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Morita Equivalence and Continuous-Trace C*-Algebras

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Morita Equivalence and Continuous-Trace C*-Algebras


Spoiler: The scalars did it. Although I suspected the determinant.

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