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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #1005 on: 24 February, 2010, 08:40:14 pm »
Late to the party I know, but I just read Maus.

Bloody hell, that was a bit good.


I agree, it really is a classic.

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #1006 on: 25 February, 2010, 09:52:23 pm »
On the way home this evening I bought 5 of the 7 issues of the second series of Phonogram. Sadly FP didn't have #3 or #5. I've just read the first one and I can honestly say it's one of the best single issues of any comic I've ever read. I was suffused with joy as I read it.
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« Reply #1007 on: 26 February, 2010, 11:00:36 am »
Late to the party I know, but I just read Maus.

Bloody hell, that was a bit good.


Went to a reading and signing of this in Waterstones years ago, but drank so much free wine waiting for my turn that my lame question came out as gibberish, and I repeated it three times because I didn't understand Spiegelman's answer. Very embarrassing.

Excellent book though. See if your library has a copy of his "in the shadow of two towers". It's a huge-format book about 9/11 and is excellent.

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #1008 on: 26 February, 2010, 12:38:58 pm »
I was suffused with joy as I read it.

A WONDERFUL endorsement!  :D

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #1009 on: 26 February, 2010, 01:12:09 pm »
See if your library has a copy of his "in the shadow of two towers". It's a huge-format book about 9/11 and is excellent.

Seconded - I actually own a copy! And Maus is a heart rending and brilliant with it.

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #1010 on: 26 February, 2010, 06:11:00 pm »
See if your library has a copy of his "in the shadow of two towers". It's a huge-format book about 9/11 and is excellent.

Seconded - I actually own a copy! And Maus is a heart rending and brilliant with it.

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It's not a book I'd buy becuse it's a) unfeasibly enormous to fit on a bookshelf and b) rather expensive.

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #1011 on: 02 March, 2010, 09:50:07 pm »
Maus - jeez, that's a hell of a book. Really powerful.

Just commenced volume one of The Walking Dead, with volume two lined up straight after (fantasic birthday presents courtesy of my good lady).

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #1012 on: 02 March, 2010, 10:06:02 pm »
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Unfortunately Simon Pegg has already ruined the end for me, although I forgive him as Spaced was rather amusing.

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #1013 on: 02 March, 2010, 10:11:23 pm »
Ha ha ha!
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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #1014 on: 02 March, 2010, 10:25:48 pm »
As I was re-reading Madame Bovary today all that stuff with the lawnmower on Mad Men last week began to make sense.
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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #1015 on: 02 March, 2010, 10:27:46 pm »
See if your library has a copy of his "in the shadow of two towers". It's a huge-format book about 9/11 and is excellent.

Seconded - I actually own a copy! And Maus is a heart rending and brilliant with it.

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It's not a book I'd buy becuse it's a) unfeasibly enormous to fit on a bookshelf and b) rather expensive.

Yeah, I've seen the big one and always assumed it must be a special edition. Is there a smaller version out there, or is this why DDD suggested a library rather than a shop?

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« Reply #1016 on: 02 March, 2010, 10:50:12 pm »
I've never seen a smaller version - I think it was designed to be a one off collectible.

And I got it wrong, it's actually called "in the shadow of NO towers"  :-[

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #1017 on: 02 March, 2010, 10:59:49 pm »
Still on DUMA KEY by King, with a side helping of ON WRITING.

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #1018 on: 03 March, 2010, 10:36:41 am »
"Rise of the Iron moon" by Stephen Hunt. Quite Jules Verne but with a modern twist, steampunk influences especially. Fun though so far and I keep finding excuses to read more. :P
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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #1019 on: 03 March, 2010, 10:38:46 am »
I've just started Alan Moore's '25,000 years of erotic freedom' - it looks good and yes Roger, there ARE lots of pictures of naked ladies in it
I was going to procrastinate but I think I'll leave it till tomorrow