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Tom



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PostSubject: What are you reading?   Tue May 05, 2009 3:48 pm

oddly, for me I have 3 books on the go at the moment.

Haruki Murakami - What I talk about when I talk about running.
David Foster Wallace - Infinite Jest
Felix Braun - Children of the Can:25 years of Bristol Graffiti

I'm a big fan of the fiction works by Murakami, so it's interesting to read about his method of work and how it links in with his running. Infinate Jest is a bit of a test, coming in at over 1000 pages! I'm just over half way through and although some sections have been fantastic, some other have been hard work. Still haven't got to main "thrust" in the book - maybe there isn't one?

The final one is a bit of a local interest thing about Graffiti in the Bristol area. I don't know much about graffiti but it's a fascinating bit of social history regarding the city that I live in and what has been going on for the last 25 years. Really indepth interviews with those murkey figures behind the work. Some great pictures too.

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PostSubject: Re: What are you reading?   Tue May 05, 2009 4:06 pm

crikey,when does the coach come with all the other folks,cos really i`m not readin anythin at the moment(to my shame),i`m still halfway through the jamie carragher bio....last books i`ve read are/were...

guitarman-will hodgkinson

a great book for anyone interested in music,bein in a band,i think he writes for the guardian or the times,starts off with a long term wish to be in a band,goes all around meetin the likes of chan marshall,roger mcguinn and many more..a fantastic journey............

untold stories-alan bennett

a big book,he`s always entertainin arl"theres a bit of biscuit in the sugar bowl"...an educated insight into everythin from death to suet puddin.....
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PostSubject: Re: What are you reading?   Tue May 05, 2009 6:01 pm

sprout mask replica by robert rankin, a book i picked up because i liked the title , its a good read ,off the wall and very surreal , but quite funny.
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PostSubject: Re: What are you reading?   Tue May 05, 2009 8:22 pm

"sprout mask replica"

Love it!
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PostSubject: Re: What are you reading?   Tue May 05, 2009 8:42 pm

Just about to start 'The Damned Utd', it's been sitting on my shelf for a while now, it's probably a bit old hat but i've not seen the film, which is the right way round to do it i suppose.
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PostSubject: Re: What are you reading?   Wed May 06, 2009 7:38 am

"The Damned Utd" is a good read, it's much tougher on Cloughie than the film is.
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PostSubject: Re: What are you reading?   Wed May 06, 2009 8:14 am

don`t spoil the endin for him now tom.............
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PostSubject: Re: What are you reading?   Fri May 08, 2009 12:43 pm

Two books on the go at the moment...both birthday presents...

Ian McNabb - MerseyBeast

Liverpool Eric's - All the best clubs are downstairs.........a much appreciated gift from my sister - a 500 page archive of the Eric's club
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