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Just started Alan Moore's 1280-page "Jerusalem". I may be some time...
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lazarus corporation wrote:Just started Alan Moore's 1280-page "Jerusalem". I may be some time...
:eek:

I didn't realise it had been released. Fantastic news.
I shall purchase post haste.

Although Voice Of The Fire was hard work I found it to be ultimately rewarding.

Good luck with it!
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As the day is long.
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Hom_Corleone wrote:
lazarus corporation wrote:Just started Alan Moore's 1280-page "Jerusalem". I may be some time...
:eek:

I didn't realise it had been released. Fantastic news.
I shall purchase post haste.

Although Voice Of The Fire was hard work I found it to be ultimately rewarding.

Good luck with it!
I'd suggest the Kindle version if you have one - apparently the print version is printed in tiny type on thin paper like a cheap bible.
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lazarus corporation wrote:
Hom_Corleone wrote:
lazarus corporation wrote:Just started Alan Moore's 1280-page "Jerusalem". I may be some time...
:eek:

I didn't realise it had been released. Fantastic news.
I shall purchase post haste.

Although Voice Of The Fire was hard work I found it to be ultimately rewarding.

Good luck with it!
I'd suggest the Kindle version if you have one - apparently the print version is printed in tiny type on thin paper like a cheap bible.
Ouch!
Thanks for the heads up!
We forgive as we forget
As the day is long.
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Set the Boy Free by Johnny Marr.

Only a hundred or so pages in but looks like he was handed success on a plate. A lot of name dropping and the Sisters get a very quick and +ve mention.
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Very interesting Biography of a very impressive intelligent person of 19th century 8)
Goths play Golf too ...
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I'm re-reading Macbeth
My life is one long week of stupid clothing benders.
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@EmmaPeelWannaBe

About time too.

:)
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EmmaPeelWannaBe wrote:I'm re-reading Macbeth
and by the way, when shall we three meet again?
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SmileySister wrote:
EmmaPeelWannaBe wrote:I'm re-reading Macbeth
and by the way, when shall we three meet again?

Keep reading you'll see :)
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Microcosmia wrote:About time too.

:)
I'm hoping to find some recipes.
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Dim memory here, and even Sisters and literature-related.

I seem to remember reading an interview with Andrew once (Maybe 1989?) and he recommended a book, which I found and read.

It was about a boy being raised in the south in America, largely by a nanny. He eventually killed his mother. I'm struggling to remember the name of that book. I think it was similar to "Left Behind", which is unfortunate because of the amount of s**t you get when you google anything that remotely resembles "Left Behind" and "book"... I seem to remember being horrified at the theft of a decent book's name at the time, as well.

Anyone have any idea what I'm talking about?
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after loving the televisation of her war of the roses novels i picked this up in charity shop. i'm really enjoying it.

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D.T. Suzuki: Introduction to Zen Buddhism
S. Beckett: Waiting for Godot.
and - another try - D. Goleman: Emotional Inteligence.
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eastmidswhizzkid wrote:after loving the televisation of her war of the roses novels i picked this up in charity shop. i'm really enjoying it.

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this turned out to be a bag of betty swollocks. i'm disappointed as her (mostly) historically accurate works are a lot better. (and no, it didn't take me that long to read it, i just remembered it.)
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Currently have three books on the go. One is "improving". The others are re-reads with which I reward myself when I've slogged through a couple of chapters of the former. Respectively, they are:

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Currently reading a biography about the Count of St.Germain, one of the most enigmatic and interesting persons of the 18th century. I love the 18th century for its ambiguity of cultures anyway. Costumed machines that we are.
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An inadvertently ecclectic mix of early 20th century girls fiction, Satanism, and Victorian melodrama. The latter is the only surprising one. I loathe Wilkie Collins with a passion. I can only put my reading of this work down to some sort of literary masochism.

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Found my tinfoil hat a week or so ago....

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Swinnow wrote:Found my tinfoil hat a week or so ago....
I hope it has earflaps and a fleece lining.
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Fleecy linings are a must in Leeds lol
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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!
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Jack: Straight from the Gut by Jack Welch, John A. Byrne.
back to reading: Proud Tower by Barbara Tuchman.
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Metamorphosis or The Golden Ass by Lucius APULEIUS (c. 125 - 180)
have only around 20 pages or so to finish
It was awesome reading and discover things that had influence during the medieval era and can find clues up to late 1800's. Especially renaissance artists used that book's storylines for many classic 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!
Our own Leon Steelgrave has written many a book featuring Punks and Goths :wink:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Leon-Steelgrav ... =8-3-fkmr0
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