What book are you currently reading?

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  1. Indi

    Indi Tha Original ThreadKilla!

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    So, what book are you currently reading?


    I've just finished reading Bronson by Charles Bronson, the most dangerous prisoner in the UK prison system. Being from Hull, I knew all about his siege when he took the deputy governor of Hull Prison hostage, but his life is funny, depressing and incredible at the same time. Very good read.



    Right now I've just started Energy Flash by Simon Reynolds, the book which covers the entire history of dance music and ecstacy culture. I've read it before, but this version I have now is the 20th Anniversary Edition, which has more added chapter, including the newer forms of electronic music, like dubstep and breakcore. Only problem with the 20th Anniversary Edition is that is doesn't have the track discography of the important tunes from each era of dance music, like the first edition did.
     
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    I'm terrible for taking well over a month to read a book, I go through phase of reading loads then just forgetting about it lol.

    ...but i've nearly finished American Psycho now, class and quite disturbing :D my last book was part of the War Hammer series called Horus Rising, geeky but really good read hehe
     
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  3. Indi

    Indi Tha Original ThreadKilla!

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    I loved American Psycho, Brett Eason Ellis did a wonderful job of making thebook purely objective in its ploy, neither neither sypathetic towards Bateman or villifying him. Also like the way the book describes everything, really setting the scene, the suits, the homes, the lunches, the porn movies, etc.
     
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    Yeah it is very well written and makes Batemen really quite compelling to study and creates a great portrayal of something other than a Human being which ultimately he is but very fascinating. I saw the film before I read the book so I'm guessing no obvious explanation is going to be revealed when I finish although I've got my slight curiosities.
     
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    Toejam OOOBEY DOOBEY

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    ahaha this just reminded me, i found a copy of a readers digest hardback of condensed stories in my letterbox yesterday, im pretty sure its too big to fit through the hole so how it got there i dont know!? and why someone would push it through my letterbox?

    Guy at work is trying to get me to read this book about religions and its defaults etc. (i cant remember the name right now i shall look tomorrow) hes read a couple of quotes to me and it sounds really interesting and funny too, he keeps leaving the book near a catholic guy who we work with hoping that he'd pick it up and read it but no joy just yet
     
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    Nutek movement junglist

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    death at la fenice by donna leon
     
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    Mcmafia. It's about how global crime is now close to being franchised in each country by there respective Criminal gangs. Good interesting read.
     
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    i watched the bronson film, crazy shit lol
     
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    Im useless with finishing a book. I start to read one, get well into it and read it solidly for a few days then completely forget about it untill after i'v started another...

    My 91 year old Great uncle said something to me today though that really made me think. He said; "If at my age I could give any one piece of advice to a young lad like you, reading would be it"

    He's the most fascinating/intelligent man i'v ever met & he comes up with the most amazing stories.

    So, from today, im gonna start finishing my books :lol:
     
  10. Naib

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    A Crown of Swords book 7 in the wheel of time series.
    although book 7 really doesn't say much since there isn't really an end to each book it just moves onto the next chapter (that happens to be in another book). I get the feeling that if the author physically could it would be one fuck-off book with 10,000 pages
     
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    Kill Your Friends by John Niven, the best book i have ever read!! baised on a bloke working in the music industry in the 90s, amazing seriously just read it :) you will never forget it i promise
     
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    it's like a better version of james bond set in the 19th century
     
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    ^ Looks more like the teenage diaries of Ron Jeremy!
     
  14. Textbook

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    finished fear n loathing in las vegas the other day.

    after watching the film first, though i owed it to myself to check the book.

    good read!
     
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    you should definitely read it bruv, it's truely inspirational
     
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    Quality thread Indi.

    Just finished Last Exit to Brooklyn by Hubert Selby Junior.

    Thinking about reading On the Road by Jack Keroac but I get annoyed by anything which isnt vaguely contemoprary.

    I read Rules of Attraction when I was 16 and I thought it was quality. Pretty much anything by Bret Eastern Ellis is.
     
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    yeah, quality thread.

    @mr A - you got a link or an ISBN# (does this exist in the uk??)

    i just finished ghomorra by roberto saviano - just had to read it. really good read aswell!

    and im about to start brave new world after my exams - never read it and borrowed the original english version a while ago ;)
     
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    spiderfran286 "Yes, squid pro roe..."

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    im reading my girlfriends housemates book on serial killers, its the most interesting book ive read in a long time. its sick as fuck tho. some ppl r fucked up!
    a lot of serial killers took a knock to the head b4 they started killing, its like a common theme. pogo the clown was 1 sick fuck!
     
  19. DeeGun

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    Big ting, I ate this book ;)

    Right now I´m not reading anything because I´m 2 lazy to make it to the library but I´think I´m going to buy a book on the web..thinking about that "Making Jack Falcone" book.
    I like the mob topic and have lots of em books about it.
     
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    i'm reading snitch jacket by christopher goffard. i like trashy crime fiction.

    you should all read some edward bunker or tim willocks or george pelecanos or don winlsow or chuck palahniuk