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  • #1086620
    Raj
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    Meep wrote:
    Brilliant book but poor me had to read the translated version. No can do Spanish.

    its a bit slow going but has loads more depth and subtleties [the translation is good though – dont be put off:wink:]

    #1086655
    Meep
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    raj wrote:
    its a bit slow going but has loads more depth and subtleties [the translation is good though – dont be put off:wink:]

    I don’t think anything can put me off books, am seriously addicted. Moving house is always a challenge though as them damn things weigh a lot!

    #1086621
    Raj
    Participant

    yeah they do weigh dont they?

    i have carted 1000s of books around as i moved from house to house and they are dead weight to shift…:wink:

    what is your favourite style of writing?

    #1086656
    Meep
    Participant

    Yep, my hubby positively hates them!

    What do you mean by style (sci fi, biography, etc or something else?)? Probably an easy question but I studied English litt (a looong time ago)after which everything got complicated… :crazy:

    #1086622
    Raj
    Participant

    thats what i meant and i failed my english lit dismally as i didnt want to have my rerading complicated by it:wink:

    should have seen the teacher’s face when he got my results:laugh_at::laugh_at::laugh_at:

    #1086657
    Meep
    Participant

    It does complicate stuff, too much analysis!

    I like biographies in particular. Not sure why, I guess I’m just nosey. 😉 But I don’t think there is any particular type I don’t like. Books are nice!

    #1086623
    Raj
    Participant

    i like science fiction, fantasy and archaeology but i can be a serious book slut and just read whatever comes to hand – even dictionaries:you_crazy:you_crazy

    #1086629
    Tank Girl
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    raj wrote:
    – even dictionaries:you_crazy:you_crazy

    I often find myself doing this when a wee bit intoxicated, start thinking of words and how to spell them and blah blah blah!!

    If you like biographies Meep, have you read James Frey, million little peices? Brilliant!

    #1086658
    Meep
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    raj wrote:
    read whatever comes to hand – even dictionaries:you_crazy:you_crazy

    That’s a sign of real commitment to reading! :weee:

    #1086632
    BigAndy
    Participant

    Just finished GOA FREAKS by Cleo Odzer.:groucho:
    Bet Agent Subbys read this.
    A friend lives in goa and Cleo is back living there wacked out on smack again i believe.
    Story is of her life and how she became most successful dealer in anjuna to most fucked up druggy in anjuna.

    #1086663
    mush
    Participant

    Im currently reading a book called Addict dont know who its by, its a story of how a kid growing up in london started on drink and petty crime then progressed to being addicted to amphetamine pills taking up to a hundred speed pills a day! :crazy:

    Really good book im halfway through already cant put it down some really moving bits in there also some really dark bits!

    #1086614
    K_trina
    Participant

    I’ve just finished reading both “Mary Barton” by Elizabeth Gaskell and “Beloved” by Toni Morrison.

    #1086646
    Agent Subby
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    BigAndy wrote:
    Just finished GOA FREAKS by Cleo Odzer.:groucho:
    Bet Agent Subbys read this.
    A friend lives in goa and Cleo is back living there wacked out on smack again i believe.
    Story is of her life and how she became most successful dealer in anjuna to most fucked up druggy in anjuna.

    Dya know mate I’ve not read this book but I did some research on the book and the author and I’m looking forward to reading it now (if it’s still in print).

    #1086633
    BigAndy
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    Agent Subby wrote:
    Dya know mate I’ve not read this book but I did some research on the book and the author and I’m looking forward to reading it now (if it’s still in print).

    A friend (Ken) lives just down the street from her in Anjuna in season(she stays all year long now i think). He put me on to it, says you could see her wandering around with the original manuscript, trying to score a hit.
    Its so sad as when you read the book you see all she has slowly frittered away for coke/smack.

    #1086627
    Angel
    Moderator
    raj wrote:
    even dictionaries:you_crazy:you_crazy

    Gad vide om du har en dansk ordbog ? Eller om du får AF til at oversætte alt hvad jeg skriver på dansk..

    Hvis du har en extra udgave af en Engelsk ordbog vil jeg gerne låne den,den koster ca. 600 d.kr at købe her

    /me skriger af grin 🙂

    #1086624
    Raj
    Participant

    /me snickers

    TBH i tend to stick to what i have in the house :groucho: :groucho: :groucho:

    so no danish dictionaries [yet:wink:]

    #1086637
    the rev
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    Tank Girl wrote:
    If you like biographies Meep, have you read James Frey, million little peices? Brilliant!

    just finished it. was great really really fucking great. waiting for my friend leonard to come up at the library now.

    #1086659
    Meep
    Participant

    Yep, it was brilliant but it has since come up that it is fiction rather than what he’s actually gone through. A real pity as I remember thinking ‘wow’ at the time. Perhaps it was too impressive to have been real. Pity though.

    #1086630
    Tank Girl
    Participant
    Meep wrote:
    Yep, it was brilliant but it has since come up that it is fiction rather than what he’s actually gone through. A real pity as I remember thinking ‘wow’ at the time. Perhaps it was too impressive to have been real. Pity though.

    yeh, I also heard that….. but agree it’s still a cracking read,
    have read addict also but found it a little irritating, dont know why though.
    ‘through a glass brightly’ is good

    #1086647
    Agent Subby
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    BigAndy wrote:
    A friend (Ken) lives just down the street from her in Anjuna in season(she stays all year long now i think). He put me on to it, says you could see her wandering around with the original manuscript, trying to score a hit.
    Its so sad as when you read the book you see all she has slowly frittered away for coke/smack.

    Nah that’s bollocks mate. She[the author] has turned her life around by working herself to a doctorate in Anthropology and now works with a drug rehab called Daytop. So let Ken know about this:wink:

    #1086648
    Agent Subby
    Participant

    By the way have you any idea which street Ken lives in Anjuna? I know a guy in Anjuna about 45 years of age and he’s a top bloke.:wink:

    #1086660
    Meep
    Participant
    Tank Girl wrote:
    ‘through a glass brightly’ is good

    Is that one by him as well? Don’t think I know that one which means I’d better look into it!

    #1086631
    Tank Girl
    Participant
    Meep wrote:
    Is that one by him as well? Don’t think I know that one which means I’d better look into it!

    Sorry forgot to put author down!! Had it reccomended to me as like these sort of ‘autobiographies’, as I find the ‘usual’ ones a bit boring

    its by Nick Charles, who ended up a homeless alcoholic drinking meths, he managed to sober up and he went on to set up the Chaucer clinic and has an MBE for all his work, (I got it from Borders)

    #1086634
    BigAndy
    Participant
    Agent Subby wrote:
    By the way have you any idea which street Ken lives in Anjuna? I know a guy in Anjuna about 45 years of age and he’s a top bloke.:wink:

    Good to know shes on straight and narrow, havent seen ken properly for about 3 years now. He used to live in back of joe bananas. i think hes a tad older than 45, short grey hair with rat tail and a silly pointy goatee when i saw him in sainsburys a few months ago (sorry mate in a rush cant stop and chat see you later, was all icould get out of him then)
    Holy fuck, just done a quick google DR C. Odzer president of blah blah blah, fair play to her. Although she is definatly back in Anjuna…
    http://www.echonyc.com/~cleo/pum.html

    #1086649
    Agent Subby
    Participant
    BigAndy wrote:
    Good to know shes on straight and narrow, havent seen ken properly for about 3 years now. He used to live in back of joe bananas. i think hes a tad older than 45, short grey hair with rat tail and a silly pointy goatee when i saw him in sainsburys a few months ago (sorry mate in a rush cant stop and chat see you later, was all icould get out of him then)
    Holy fuck, just done a quick google DR C. Odzer president of blah blah blah, fair play to her. Although she is definatly back in Anjuna…
    http://www.echonyc.com/~cleo/pum.html

    Nice one matey I’ll check her out!:wink:
    :bounce_fl :bounce_fl :bounce_fl :bounce_fl

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