Waffle Book Club

Discussion in 'Waffle' started by Olllie, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. Olllie

    Olllie Bom Bom Cloud

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    Not a huge reader but got some waterstones vouchers to spend. What's the best stuff you've read?

    I've enjoyed:
    Iain Banks - The Wasp Factory
    Irvine Welsh - Marabou Stork Nightmares/Trainspotting
    Richard Matheson - I am Legend
    Jon Krakauer - Into Thin Air (mount everest book)
     
  2. mr karnage

    mr karnage deep inside the jungle

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    anarchist cookbook
     
  3. Olllie

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    Yeah but I can download that for free :pimp:
     
  4. mr karnage

    mr karnage deep inside the jungle

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    i know thats how i got mine

    i havent bought a book to read ina long time so cant help you out there
     
  5. Joey AdhD

    Joey AdhD sweaty scouser

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    marching powder
     
  6. mcsketcha

    mcsketcha Sketchamus

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    i hadn't bought or read a book for over a decade, but I bought both the novels based on the Assassins Creed games a few weeks ago and there amazing, im nearly at the end of the first one and can't seem to tear myself away from it.
     
  7. Jwood27

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    currently reading hopkirk's the great game
    sal good
     
  8. justin_credible

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    Stephen Kings Dark tower series is immense if you've got a while.

    also:
    The demon trilogy by peter v. Brett
    Anything by Robert Ludlum (Especially Apocalypse Watch)
    American psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
    Enders game by orson scott card
    1984 by george orwell
    The Last Juror by John Grisham
    The millenium trilogy by Stieg Larsson (Girl who did whatever)

    Depends how many vouchers you got really!
     
  9. ONSLAUGHT88

    ONSLAUGHT88 I sees ya I do I sees ya

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    i remember reading 1984 at a real bad time, seemed to real and depressing lol

    I mainly like non-fiction books, mainly crime and drugs, i find it well interesting.

    Anyone read The Damage Done? Its about an ozzie that gets caught smuggling heroin in thailand, very provacative and moving, reading about his struggles in tough prisons.
     
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    Jwood27 VICTIM

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    yes justin, good call on the dark tower series, those books were epic!
     
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    Yeah man. On the re-read list. Which was your favourite?
     
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    i think i only got through the first 4 potentially, and out of those i think wasteland, or maybe even gunslinger...
    gona get on amazon and grab the other 3 i havn't managed
     
  13. herojuana

    herojuana hairy kuala

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    Harry Potter

    nah on a real read Mr Nice (Howard Marks autobiography), Scar Tissue (Anthony Kiedis' autobiography) or a Fortunate Life (Paddy Ashdowns autobiography)

    all very good reads. Stephen Frys books are quite entertaining too if you like him
     
  14. greddie

    greddie Super Sir Loin

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    The last books i read...

    The Rules of Attraction (Next up)
    The Rum Diary - Hunter S Thompson (currently reading)
    Fightclub - Check Palalalalalunuck (last read)
    The Informers - Brett Easton Ellis
    Dexter By Design
    Less Than Zero - Brett Easton Ellis
    Dexter In The dark
    Dearly Devoted Dexter
    Darkly Dreaming Dexter
    Lunar Park - Brett Easton Ellis
    Glamorama - Brett Easton Ellis


    all these books are good to read
     
  15. Olllie

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    Think i'm gonna try Bret Easton Ellis... heard a few people recommend his books and they look intriguing.
    Thanks for all the suggestions so far!
     
  16. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    red dragon
    paradise lost
    the divine comedy
    anything by abdul alhratz (curiously he only wrote that one book)
    the apocryptica
    the chtonian chronicles
     
  17. Moskit

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    Good idea for a thread :2thumbs:

    Stephen Frys new book is awesome, really into that atm.

    Also re-reading Mr.Nice again too.

    Recently finished Gordon Ramsays autobiography, which was very interesting & actually quite inspiring.

    Also, any Jeremy Clarkson book, fucking massive bellend, but the guy can write, no doubt & what is does write is both clever & funny as fuck.

    I bought a load of old paperbacks last month too - Fear & Loathing, Naked Lunch & The Beach, looking forward to Naked Lunch, but read the others before...
     
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    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    naked lunch is a bitch to get into. think i started like 5 times.
     
  19. Saint

    Saint Buried Audio

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    Shantaram - Gregory David Roberts, still got a fair bit to go on it but its fucking heavy.
     
  20. hyperd4eva

    hyperd4eva H&M SCARVES

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    the Plumber - Josepth Salerno