June 23, 2008 at 12:59 am #1174870MisterDuckParticipant
jon read the beach by alex garland
do iiiiit or i will inseminate youJune 23, 2008 at 9:34 am #1174865
the dice man is good as well cant remember who its by.
Don jolys auto biography is well good, although it is totally made up i think. so many others, cant think of them now…June 23, 2008 at 9:53 am #1174866
both really moving accounts of some guys battle through addiction and rehab, although some bits are fictional its still a good read.
its been been made into a film, which is shit. book is wicked tho.June 23, 2008 at 3:50 pm #1174883beddersfcParticipant
Anything by Bill Byson, especially A Short History of nearly everything.
I could literally feel my brain getting bigger with every page i read.
Which balanced bashing the shit out of it at the weekend
raaaJune 23, 2008 at 5:37 pm #1174898NukeParticipant
No Logo – Naomi Klein (she looks quite hot) No Logo is the first book to put the new resistance into pop-historical and clear economic perspective. Naomi Klein tells a story of rebellion and self-determination in the face of our new branded world.
Shantaram – Gregory David Roberts Lindsay arrives in Mumbai after escaping from an Australian prison where he was serving a 19-year sentence for armed robberies that had fed his drug habit. In Mumbai, he meets Prabhakar who takes him to his native village where the locals name him Shantaram and teach him Marathi. Lindsay relaunches his criminal career as Shantaram in the city’s notorious underworld.June 23, 2008 at 7:34 pm #1174869coastieParticipant
‘Addict’, by stephen smith.
Highly recommended by myself and mates agree.June 23, 2008 at 7:54 pm #1174895rachusParticipant
try reading grits by niall griffiths if u like trainspotting
generation x – douglas coupland is good too
yes man by danny wallace (he’s signing his new book in my book store in 2 weeks! wahhheeeyyy) fucking funny book, its my fav 🙂
acid house by irvine welsh is meant to be good too
murakami is a good author too
il ask around at work books thats are similar to the ones uv readJune 24, 2008 at 9:41 pm #1174890ratty303Participant
check out the glastonbury festival extract on here. made me chuckle.June 25, 2008 at 6:46 pm #1174896rachusParticipant
Done some research here’s some good authors and books:
Bret Easton Ellis- lunar park, rules of attraction
Kurt Vonngut- slaughterhouse five (anti-war, time- travel, prisonar of war novel)
William S Burroughs- naked lunch (i’ve been recommended this loads i think its worth checking out, he’s abit of a nutter writer)
Chales Bukowski- Tales of ordinary madness, Factorum
Michel Houellebecq- Atomised (I tried reading this but got confused/put off by the german history, i was more interested in the character whose sex mad)
Joseph Heller- Catch 22
Hunter S thompson- hells angels, fear & loathing on campaign trail 72
Are you dave gorman? (humourous writing)
One red paperclip (humourous writing)
Chunk Palahnuik- Suvivor (something about cults and going mad), Fight Club, Rant (about rabies and drugs!)
Hope this helps! 🙂June 26, 2008 at 3:44 pm #1174877SouthcaverParticipantdjprocess;223742 wrote:both really moving accounts of some guys battle through addiction and rehab, although some bits are fictional its still a good read.
its been been made into a film, which is shit. book is wicked tho.
Bringing down the house is real good,
so is this..
http://www.amazon.com/Marching-Powder-Friendship-Americas-Strangest/dp/0312330340June 26, 2008 at 4:00 pm #1174867Southcaver;224307 wrote:Bringing down the house is real good,
so is this..
read that before, quality book…June 26, 2008 at 5:12 pm #1174894Joker78Participantdjprocess;223738 wrote:the dice man is good as well cant remember who its by.
The Dice Man is a great read, it’s by Luke Rhinehart.
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell is superb.
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M Persig is a true classic.
The Tao of Physics by Fritjov Capra is a little dated now but his ideas and insights are amazing.
Anything by Ben Elton is usually entertaining.
Someone else mentioned Bill Bryson. All his stuff is good.
Dean Koontz writes wierd but enthralling stories.
And let’s not forget the amazing Dr. Seuss.June 26, 2008 at 5:22 pm #1174868
not a fan of ben elton at all, although tbf i havent read any of his books, but he does irritate the shit out of me when ever i see his face on t.v.:yakk:
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