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    1984
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    How many hours a week do you read on average? I always to through phases, wont pick up a book for a few weeks or months, but then read 3 this week. Trying to watch less crap on TV!

    #1209276
    DaftFader
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    atm … not at all …
    i go through fazes where i wount put a book down .. and then dont read for ages …

    #1209269
    Tank Girl
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    I love reading, have just finished one this morning and the next one is already lined up next to me bed –

    http://manolobig.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/pride-prejudice-zombies_l.jpg
    :laugh_at::laugh_at:

    looks fun,

    oh and need to read THE BOOK, alongside you know Mr Alan carr as gonna stop……..

    I do however also go through fazes where I cant consentrate enough to read and have to stop for a few weeks,

    read tons on holiday – did 9 books in 10 days on me last one (I’m so fucking rock!!! raaa :laugh_at: )

    #1209271
    tarifa
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    read as much as i can, never enough,

    just finished ‘the curious incident of the dog in the night time’

    had it for ages, only just got round to it – excellent, read it :bounce_fl

    #1209320
    Horny Angel
    Participant

    I personally love reading but I’m a bit like you 1984, I won’t pick one up for months then, I’ll read one book after the other for the next few months.

    #1209298
    1984
    Participant

    @tarifa 358221 wrote:

    read as much as i can, never enough,

    just finished ‘the curious incident of the dog in the night time’

    had it for ages, only just got round to it – excellent, read it :bounce_fl

    That’s about an Autistic lad isnt it? sure my misses said it was good

    #1209284
    joshd96320
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    I dont read during weekdays much unless its a holiday because im busy… in half terms etc (like the coming week) i shall be reading..

    on my ‘to read’ list –
    Mein Kampf – Adolf Hitler
    The Communist Manifesto – Karl Marx
    The War Of The Worlds – HG Wells
    The Invisible Man – HG Wells
    The Time Machine – HG Wells
    The Shape of Things to Come – HG Wells
    A Modern Utopia – HG Wells
    A Short History of the World – HG Wells
    The New World Order – HG Wells
    The Open Conspiracy – HG Wells
    Capitalism And Freedom – Milton Friedman
    Trotsky: A Biography – Robert Service
    The Origin of Species – Charles Darwin

    If anyone can also recommend me any works paralleling or reflecting situations of the time of writing such as War Of The Worlds, or predictions (war of the worlds too), or views on the world (mein kampf), decent mindfuck books, or stuff like 1984, it would be appreciated :love:

    #1209299
    1984
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    @joshd96320 358238 wrote:

    I dont read during weekdays much unless its a holiday because im busy… in half terms etc (like the coming week) i shall be reading..

    on my ‘to read’ list –
    Mein Kampf – Adolf Hitler
    The Communist Manifesto – Karl Marx
    The War Of The Worlds – HG Wells
    The Invisible Man – HG Wells
    The Time Machine – HG Wells
    The Shape of Things to Come – HG Wells
    A Modern Utopia – HG Wells
    A Short History of the World – HG Wells
    The New World Order – HG Wells
    The Open Conspiracy – HG Wells
    Capitalism And Freedom – Milton Friedman
    Trotsky: A Biography – Robert Service
    The Origin of Species – Charles Darwin

    If anyone can also recommend me any works paralleling or reflecting situations of the time of writing such as War Of The Worlds, or predictions (war of the worlds too), or views on the world (mein kampf), decent mindfuck books, or stuff like 1984, it would be appreciated :love:

    Brave New World *nods*

    #1209286
    joshd96320
    Participant

    thank you good sir raaa

    #1209301
    1984
    Participant

    ps Josh are u really going to read all that in a week?!?!

    #1209287
    joshd96320
    Participant

    definitely not :weee:

    its just my upcoming books, i doubt ill finish the list for a loooooooong time :laugh_at:

    i have just also added to my list :
    The Sunflower: On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness – Simon Wiesenthal

    #1209272
    tarifa
    Participant

    @1984 358230 wrote:

    That’s about an Autistic lad isnt it? sure my misses said it was good

    yep, tis a good read

    Brave New World – one of the best reads – freedom

    #1209273
    GiantMidget
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    I’m currently reading The Eagle and the Wolves by Simon Scarrow.

    It’s set years back when Rome invaded Britain and it’s a quality read, very graphic and full of detail. there’s 9 books in total as well and i’m on the third one. Awesome book series! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    #1209303
    1984
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    @DJCliffy 358317 wrote:

    I’m currently reading The Eagle and the Wolves by Simon Scarrow.

    It’s set years back when Rome invaded Britain and it’s a quality read, very graphic and full of detail. there’s 9 books in total as well and i’m on the third one. Awesome book series! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    sounds good man might have to give the first one a go

    #1209265
    Anonymous

    I’m having a crack at Papillion by Henri Charriere at the mo, but the thing is like a fucking breeze block. It’s a true story of prison breaks and adventures that’s been made into a movie (which if I knew before I started reading the thing I would have just watched the film). I’ve just got to the part where he’s knocked up a 12 year old girl.

    Go on son!

    #1209283
    bryonbond
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    i read, have just finished Shantaram, its the best book I have ever read.
    now am reading random chapters out of Cannibal Adventure by Willard Price

    #1209267
    Angel
    Moderator

    I love to read and always have,,, nice way to escape reality..

    “sorry” to say I haven’t read more that a half book the past half year..

    Guess my own reality is better now, than what the books can give me :love:

    #1209288
    joshd96320
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    @Angel 358489 wrote:

    I love to read and always have,,, nice way to escape reality..

    “sorry” to say I haven’t read more that a half book the past half year..

    Guess my own reality is better now, than what the books can give me :love:

    deep :love::love::bounce_g:

    #1209277
    AGENT 15
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    I always have at least one or two books on the go , at the moment its is The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester , I Am Legend by Richard Matheson and thirdly Dead Yard by Ian Thomson a look at modern Jamaica and how it has/has not coped with gaining independence from us, fascinating reading!

    #1209296
    olboy
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    @joshd96320 358238 wrote:

    on my ‘to read’ list –
    Mein Kampf – Adolf Hitler
    The Communist Manifesto – Karl Marx
    The War Of The Worlds – HG Wells
    The Invisible Man – HG Wells
    The Time Machine – HG Wells
    The Shape of Things to Come – HG Wells
    A Modern Utopia – HG Wells
    A Short History of the World – HG Wells
    The New World Order – HG Wells
    The Open Conspiracy – HG Wells
    Capitalism And Freedom – Milton Friedman
    Trotsky: A Biography – Robert Service
    The Origin of Species – Charles Darwin

    HOLY CRAP, that’s hardcore reading fella. Not only reading but there is a LOT of learning and understanding required with that little lot :crazy_diz good luck with it ๐Ÿ™‚

    I haven’t got the patience. I love a bit of Dick me… Philip K Dick that is. Some of his more psychotic books are a bit difficult (dull’n’hard work) but others are inspirational. He wrote the book that turned into Blade Runner don’t you know : ) (Do androids dream of electric sheep). Other films based on his books are Total Recall, Scanner Darkly and Minority Report

    Plus, other pulp I like is any book by Robert Rankin, what a STAR!

    #1209290
    joshd96320
    Participant

    @olboy 358713 wrote:

    HOLY CRAP, that’s hardcore reading fella. Not only reading but there is a LOT of learning and understanding required with that little lot :crazy_diz good luck with it ๐Ÿ™‚
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    I like to learn and understand :weee:

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    I haven’t got the patience. I love a bit of Dick me… Philip K Dick that is. Some of his more psychotic books are a bit difficult (dull’n’hard work) but others are inspirational. He wrote the book that turned into Blade Runner don’t you know : ) (Do androids dream of electric sheep). Other films based on his books are Total Recall, Scanner Darkly and Minority Report

    Plus, other pulp I like is any book by Robert Rankin, what a STAR!

    bit of dick :laugh_at::laugh_at: minority report is fantastic!

    #1209266
    Anonymous

    I reckon my favorite author has to be Sven Hassel

    He’s a Dutch dude who in WWII fought with the Nazi’s in a Penal Regiment – a regiment made up of deserters, bandits, murderers etc. None of the officers wanted anything to do with them cos they couldn’t be trusted. It’s mainly fictional story telling based on true characters and some true events, and the novels are funny as fuck cos of their complete disregard for authority…

    #1209275
    GiantMidget
    Participant

    @DJCliffy 358317 wrote:

    I’m currently reading The Eagle and the Wolves by Simon Scarrow.

    It’s set years back when Rome invaded Britain and it’s a quality read, very graphic and full of detail. there’s 9 books in total as well and i’m on the third one. Awesome book series! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    @1984 358324 wrote:

    sounds good man might have to give the first one a go

    Just heard a TV series is being made chronicling the Eagles exploits. Man can’t wait for that, hopefully it will be good!! raaa

    The first book though 84 is called “Under the Eagle” Proper good reading mate! :love:

    #1209295
    MrHat
    Participant

    im not really big on reading consistently , every now and then i’ll pick up a book . i tend to read a gd bit of it then leave it a week n go back to it . got a book free in the newspaper couple months ago ” happy dust gang ” short cheap book but interesting .

    #1209291
    joshd96320
    Participant

    just been to the shop n bought

    charles darwin – origin of species
    hg wells – the time machine
    adolf hitler – mein kampf

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