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    Reading 'The World of My Past' by Abraham Biderman at the moment. It's my second book on the Holocaust in a row so after this I'll be looking at some lighter reading. It's an interesting look at the Lodz ghetto and the attitudes of not only the German SS and others who controlled the ghettos and shipped people off to concentration camps but also the lack of help received from those outside the ghettos who used to be neighbours and friends.

    The guy that wrote it was in the Lodz ghetto as well as Chelmno, Bergen-Belsen and somewhere else (!?), he now lives in Australia.

    Won't be reading any fantasy/science fiction anytime soon though, I'd rather eat a book of this nature than read it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NZTailender View Post
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    Picked up The Remains of the Day and The Unconsoled by Kazuo Ishiguro the other day, looking forward to reading them, though they are at the bottom of my 5 book pile, so it won't be for a month or two yet.


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    Just started The Glory Game with the author following the fortunes of Spurs in 1971/72.

    Anyone recommened it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pup Clarke View Post
    Just started The Glory Game with the author following the fortunes of Spurs in 1971/72.

    Anyone recommened it?
    Dunno, sure can't reccomend it though.

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    I'm now reading Almayer's Folly by Joseph Conrad. Seems pretty good from what I've read. I enjoy the language it uses, you can tell it's old fashioned.
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    Haha you can tell the difference between us while he reads Almayer's Folly and the communist manifesto I read poker for dummies
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    If you are fond of Phillosophical stuff, read books by J Krishnamurthi. Also, try The Secret by Rhonda Byrne.
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    Just finished The Reality Dysfunction this morning, thought it was pretty solid for the most part, very entertaining in places, but perhaps overly long (1200 pages - and this is only the first part of the trilogy). Didn't find the story particulaly plausible, but it was entertaining and engaging enough to make me want to read the next one. 7/10.

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    Reading Catch me if You Can atm. Brilliant stuff
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sanz View Post
    Nineteen Eighty-Four
    Angsty teen novel.

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    The Moomins, best series of books.
    This.

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    Has anybody actually managed to read Ulysses?
    Yeah, was dire. Prefer Flann O'Brien.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Indipper View Post
    Angsty teen novel.


    This.


    Yeah, was dire. Prefer Flann O'Brien.
    Not really

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    Agreed, crappest angsty teen novel is Catcher In The Rye.
    "All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusions is called a philosopher." - Ambrose Bierce
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    Reading Dangling Man by Saul Bellow atm. Quite a good book.
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