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Offline bri h

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1755 on: April 28, 2014, 04:25:40 PM »
I like to buy second hand through Amazon. I guess this book a natural progression from Joe Orton's diaries. I think the two cross over each other: the diary entries that is, I'm not sure about them. Oh Matron. ;D

Didn't they have a quickie, once? The last entry in his diary before he was found dead the next morning was, "Oh what's the bloody point." But if you're a fan you prolly knew that. B
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1756 on: April 29, 2014, 09:58:23 AM »
Currently reading First Blood. Yep, the Rambo-book. I absolutely love it, though I think the movie is a weird case of the movie being better than the book it's based on. Dunno, I think the movie is far more realistic than the book. And keep in mind David Morrell, who wrote First Blood, has nothing to do with the franchise other than this book, as well as the book based on the second movie. Still, I highly recommend First Blood to just about anyone. Or watch the movie. Or both.

(trivia: despite Rambo being best known as a one-man army, did you know very few people died in the first movie? And even then it was by accidents. Mostly.) ;)

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1757 on: April 29, 2014, 12:36:04 PM »
Just started reading Miriam Toews' new novel "All My Puny Sorrows."
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1758 on: April 29, 2014, 03:30:24 PM »
Our mysteriously vanished third book in Charlie Fletchers "Stoneheart" trilogy has reappeared so my youngest son and I are finally back to reading it together.


"Stoneheart"#3, "Silvertongue" by Charlie Fletcher.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1759 on: April 29, 2014, 04:39:37 PM »
Didn't they have a quickie, once? The last entry in his diary before he was found dead the next morning was, "Oh what's the bloody point." But if you're a fan you prolly knew that. B

Not sure if they ever actually did. The pair were complete opposites; Williams an adversive compulsive and Orton a promiscuous compulsive. I think that's the basis of their relationship. Williams was attracted to and probably jealous of Orton's ease with himself and his sexuality.
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« Reply #1760 on: April 29, 2014, 04:56:28 PM »
Not sure if they ever actually did. The pair were complete opposites; Williams an adversive compulsive and Orton a promiscuous compulsive. I think that's the basis of their relationship. Williams was attracted to and probably jealous of Orton's ease with himself and his sexuality.

Cheers mate. There's loads of clips, shows and interviews on youtube. You seen em?
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1761 on: April 30, 2014, 07:13:35 AM »
I'm a big fan of William's An Audience With... and the Orton biopic Prick Up Your Ears with Gary Oldman in the lead role.
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« Reply #1762 on: April 30, 2014, 03:55:26 PM »
Last comment. I'm a fan of both. Love his 'french' song, in 'an audience with.' Thanks for the chat re KW. Enjoyed it. Bri
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1763 on: April 30, 2014, 04:51:34 PM »


The Crossing Places, by Elly Griffiths.

When You Are Engulfed in Flames, by David Sedaris.

The Red Road, by Denise Mina.

Plugged, by Eoin Colfer.




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« Reply #1764 on: May 03, 2014, 10:01:07 AM »
Dan Brown, Digital Fortress and this morning Matthew 6 of the New International Bible "How can you expect god to forgive you if you cannot forgive your enemies,, well thats my thought for the day,

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1765 on: May 07, 2014, 01:31:28 PM »
"The Untold" by Courtney Collins. A Goodreads giveaway I scored last week… really enjoying it!
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1766 on: May 08, 2014, 10:13:57 PM »
The Sense of an Ending - Julian Barnes. Beautifully written.
I'm a quitter. I come from a long line of quitters... it's amazing I'm here at all. - Bernard Black

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1767 on: May 09, 2014, 04:01:15 PM »
Fire In The Hole (Elmore Leonard)
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1768 on: May 10, 2014, 08:32:39 AM »
Just finished one for Gyppo
The Invisible Ones
Steff Penney

Currently - A Darkness more than Night
Michael Connelly

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« Reply #1769 on: May 10, 2014, 08:33:35 AM »
The Sense of an Ending - Julian Barnes. Beautifully written.
Beautiful book. Please let me know when you're finished. There's one bit I don't understand. Maybe you can help?