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anyone read any good books recently? i want to know any good books to read, last actual book i read which wasnt a biography was fear and loathing in las vegas which was good!

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I'm reading Trainspotting right now. Just like "Fear and in Las Vegas" as you mentioned, this is both a great movie and an even better book about heavy drug-use!

I haven't read Fear and Loathing myself, but I have promised myself to read it during this summer!

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yup - night stalker by Philip Carlo which is the life and crimes of serial killer Richard Ramirez who terrorized LA in the Mid 80s whilst listening to AC/DC. great book with some twisted humour in it from both parties.

and Aftermath by Gil Reavill which is the true account of a journalists experiences whilst working for a company that clean houses after 'the CSI has gone home'. so picking skull and brains out of carpets, draining thick spinal fluids out of curtains etc etc. fuckin good read so far that one

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Espedair Street by Iain Banks, A Scottish working class lad who comes from Ferguslie park in Paisley, the most deprived area in the whole of Scotland (at least statistically) finds himself through chance becoming the bassist and principal songwriter of a massive rock band. The book is about him coming to terms with his success and the fame and excess that surrounds him, it's pretty funny but has some sad and poignant moments as well.

Also it's fairly cool for me because I was born in paisley so I know where Espedair Street is.

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If you enjoyed Fear and Loathing then I suggest you check out American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis. Such a good read.

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First Blood and Assumed Identity by David Morrell are great action and suspense books.

The Catcher In The Rye is pretty good aswell.

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Espedair Street by Iain Banks, A Scottish working class lad who comes from Ferguslie park in Paisley, the most deprived area in the whole of Scotland (at least statistically) finds himself through chance becoming the bassist and principal songwriter of a massive rock band. The book is about him coming to terms with his success and the fame and excess that surrounds him, it's pretty funny but has some sad and poignant moments as well.

Also it's fairly cool for me because I was born in paisley so I know where Espedair Street is.

and way better than th film. the film made it out to be something in his head. in the book its real. i seem to remember something about the curtains glistening from body fat exploded from some poor cunts tits with jump leads

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If you enjoyed Fear and Loathing then I suggest you check out American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis. Such a good read.

I found America Psycho disappointing. I haven't seen the movie, but 400 pages about fashion and upper-class societies, with a bit morbid killing here and there was a bit boring to me.

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chrysalsids by john wyndham, in fact most of his novels are great

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i finished "Nine Stories" by J.D. Salinger recentl;y. great short stories. im reading "The Sun Also Rises" right now by hemingway

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Books just take time away from watching TV.

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The Catcher In The Rye is pretty good aswell.

Thats tied with "The Great Gatsby" as my all time favorite book.

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love it - start a thread bout video games and it will spawn 13 pages - write about book and no one knows what your on about. the world today...

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I've been on a re-reading Bukowski binge lately, but other than that, I also picked up Journey to the End of the Night, which is just one of those books everyone should read at least once in their lifetime, even if they aren't massive Céline devotees. How I wish I knew French well enough to read it in its original form. :(

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I'm reading a book full of Jeremy Clarksons The Sun columns, one on the history of Stirling bombers and one called Fighter Boys, about pilots of the Battle of Britain.

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If you enjoyed Fear and Loathing then I suggest you check out American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis. Such a good read.

I found America Psycho disappointing. I haven't seen the movie, but 400 pages about fashion and upper-class societies, with a bit morbid killing here and there was a bit boring to me.

I'm reading it now, and so far I'm very impressed. The main thing I like about it is Bateman's personality, it's so fucked up. :lol:

Once I'm done reading American Psycho, I'll start reading either Breakfast at Tiffany's or In Cold Blood by Truman Capote.

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I think I'm going to try and get hold of the new James Bond book written by Sebastian Faulks. I'm a big fan of Fleming's originals so I hope he pulls it off.

EDIT: Got it, this will fill the 6 hour train journeyu I have this week.

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I'm a Steinbeck fan, so I suggest anything by him (of mice and men, east of eden, The grapes of wrath, etc.)

If your more into a biography type thing, pick up "my boring ass life" by kevin smith, hilarious read.

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I strongly recommend The Thirteen and a Half Lives of Captain Bluebear. Yeah, I know fantasy sucks. And the title sounds crap. But this one is hilarious :D

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"Spot of Bother" - Mark Haddon (same guy who wrote "Curious Incident About the Dog in the night time...", "Book Of Lost Things" - John Connolly, "Penguins Stopped Play" by Harry Thompson [my all-time favourite book] and "Perfume" by Suskind too.

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I get plenty of time to read at work, so the last few books I've read have been there ^_^, not a bad way to earn money.

Last read:

1984

Lord Of The Flies

War of The Worlds

Dr. No

Bit of a typical list (the first three anyway), but I hadn't read 1984 or War Of The Worlds before, so I thoroughly enjoyed them. :).

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I get plenty of time to read at work, so the last few books I've read have been there ^_^, not a bad way to earn money.

Last read:

1984

Lord Of The Flies

War of The Worlds

Dr. No

Bit of a typical list (the first three anyway), but I hadn't read 1984 or War Of The Worlds before, so I thoroughly enjoyed them. :).

war of the Worlds is a great read, very science fiction but at the same time incredibly English, Dr. No's a good book too, I love the way No dies, so much more inventive than the film.

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I read 1984 by George Orwell a couple of weeks ago and it's very impressive. It's a book I think everyone should read.

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I also endorse 1984, great book, but I read it a few years ago though.

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Dr. No's a good book too, I love the way No dies, so much more inventive than the film.

The movie is crap compared to the book, which goes for most Bond books (which are actually quite good), and that's a pretty high honour to give considering the movies are pretty good too.

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