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Big kiss for Big Si!!! Thanks for the heads up!
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Caravaggio; A life Sacred and Profane, the man was a complete nutter constantly getting in to fights, killed a man but created some of the most fantastic and deep works.
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UniversalRinging wrote:Hello all: I have a goofy request. Does anyone know of any punk or goth novels? More specifically, novels in which the characters are punks or goths? In the vein of Jennifer Egan's A Visit From the Goon Squad. And hopefully not American. My searches keep turning up photo books and oral histories and teen fiction. Recommendations would be most appreciated. Thanks!
I enjoyed this one, UK pirate radio & punks:

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After books from Johnny, Dee Dee & Monte I'm reading Marky's story now. I can never get enough insight in the Ramones' story. So sad at times, so utterly funny at times, but always real.

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Anyone interested in non-league football (and a very lapsed heartlander) might get something out of my first foray into e-publishing. A little travelogue / history thing based on spending last season watching Northern League footie. All very grassroots, and like the best sports writing, not really about the on-field action. And it's only a couple of quid. You could do worse ...

On sale here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B074LZ3T2L

Bit of a write-up here: http://www.liberoguide.com/ancients-and-mariners/
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Radiojamaica: Oooh looks good. I'll check it out. Re: Ramones, same for me. I cried the first time I saw End of the Century. f**king Dee Dee.
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UniversalRinging wrote:I cried the first time I saw End of the Century. f**king Dee Dee.
Yeah, heartbreaking at times... I love that band so much!
Another tearjerker: The future is unwritten (about Joe Strummer)


Last night's viewing included this:

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HI-la-ri-ous! :lol: :notworthy:
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20 years after I bought it, finally getting around to reading it.

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Not a bad read, although he really can't write for shizznit. Not too much of "white man saving the heathens", some undercurrents of "We should be ashamed that we shafted the Arabs", interesting for people who know the region and a bit of the recent-ish history but not a history book per se. It isn't a book I'd read again - anyone want my copy after I'm done with it?
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EvilBastard wrote:20 years after I bought it, finally getting around to reading it.

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Not a bad read, although he really can't write for shizznit. Not too much of "white man saving the heathens", some undercurrents of "We should be ashamed that we shafted the Arabs", interesting for people who know the region and a bit of the recent-ish history but not a history book per se. It isn't a book I'd read again - anyone want my copy after I'm done with it?
Is that the 'abridged' version which was made more widely available when re-published after his Death? As i've got a copy of the unabridged 'subscriber' edition that was finally re-printed in 1997 and 2003.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_Pillars_of_Wisdom
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I've read two abridged versions. One had only five pillars of wisdom. The other had all seven pillars but they were only of cleverness.
One should always go for the full and unabridged to avoid disappointment.
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million voices wrote:I've read two abridged versions. One had only five pillars of wisdom. The other had all seven pillars but they were only of cleverness.
One should always go for the full and unabridged to avoid disappointment.
One should always read the full version, but never go full retard. :D
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The House Of Leaves - Mark Z. Danielewski

For the tenth time I gues -- can't get enough of the style (writing as well as layout), the stories within stories, and the very witty interplay between the two... sheer genius.

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Great Essays in Science by Martin Gardner.

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Izzy HaveMercy wrote:The House Of Leaves - Mark Z. Danielewski

For the tenth time I gues -- can't get enough of the style (writing as well as layout), the stories within stories, and the very witty interplay between the two... sheer genius.

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An astonishing book, pity that Only Revolutions didn't live up to it, and his next one "The Familiar" is a 27 volume project, released at about one a year, he might live that long but I certainly wont, and on top of all that, who really gives a f**k anyway :cry:
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Big Si wrote::wink:

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KLF: Chaos, Magic and the Band Who Burned a Million Pounds by John Higgs was great as well.

Is yours the same book?
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zaltys7 wrote:Is yours the same book?
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Started to read The Great Gatsby, but i gave up after 40 pages, i felt like i was reading Catcher in the Rye for adults.
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zaltys7 wrote:
Izzy HaveMercy wrote:The House Of Leaves - Mark Z. Danielewski

For the tenth time I gues -- can't get enough of the style (writing as well as layout), the stories within stories, and the very witty interplay between the two... sheer genius.

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An astonishing book, pity that Only Revolutions didn't live up to it, and his next one "The Familiar" is a 27 volume project, released at about one a year, he might live that long but I certainly wont, and on top of all that, who really gives a f**k anyway :cry:
True... Only Revolutions was nothing but confusing, whereas HoL was a very good story within a story. The Whalestoe Letters was also nice, as a companion to HoL, the 50 yo Sword is a nice one, The Familiar, I have Vol 1 and 2, and that's it.... I will cherish his first and best work....

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Nature's Numbers: The Unreal Reality Of Mathematics by Ian Stewart
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