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What Book Are You Reading Now? Mk II

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    Now that the last thread has been filled, it's time for a new one! Previous thread can be found here: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=100193

    I am currently reading Scorsese by Ebert. Pretty damn good read.
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    Michael Phelps's autobiography. Not that great a read. Constantly going on about splits and race times and not about much else, tbh.

    Keen to loan out Game of Thrones from library but there's a very lengthy waiting list, ffs.

    Got Brian Moore's autobiography waiting in the wings once I've finished with Phelps's book.
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    Brave New World.


    Again. :rolleyes: Brilliant book though. Love a good dystopian/utopian fantasy, me.
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    George Orwell - Homage to Catalonia
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    (Original post by chinaberry)
    Hated that book! What do you think of it?
    I've finished it now; same, the woman is SO irritating. I actually found it hard to finish it was that bad!

    Why did you not like it then? I thought she just over-analysed everything!
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    (Original post by Evielee_17)
    I've finished it now; same, the woman is SO irritating. I actually found it hard to finish it was that bad!

    Why did you not like it then? I thought she just over-analysed everything!
    Gosh, yes. Her writing is so over indulgent and she keeps mentioning how clever she is. I.e. "not everyone can have the curiosity to be interested in the metaphysical...but it's okay, I do"- that kind of thing. She just didn't seem like a natural writer. And she sounded like a spoilt brat too. So she had a bad time with her divorce. Doesn't mean she absolutely needs to go to Italy and the other two places she went. She makes herself out to be such a spiritual person, but it seems unrealistic and put on. It was a while ago that I read it, I just remember hating it by the end!
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    Satori in Paris - Jack Kerouac
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    The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
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    Animal Farm - George Orwell
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    Arctic Chill by Arnaldur Indriðason.

    Íslenskir þjóðhættir by Jónas Jónasson frá Hrafnagili.
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    (Original post by zedbrar)
    George Orwell - Homage to Catalonia
    I've heard it's the best book about the Spanish civil war. Judging from what you've read so far, would you say that claim is justified?
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    Brave New World.


    Again. :rolleyes: Brilliant book though. Love a good dystopian/utopian fantasy, me.
    Bernard Marx and the Savage. :love:
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    I just finished reading "The Things They Carried."
    And now I've taken to carrying around "11,002 Things To Be Miserable About."
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    Pandora's Star - Peter F. Hamilton
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    (Original post by DisconcertingWink1)
    Bernard Marx and the Savage. :love:
    :love: the Savage is awesome, but I quite liked Mustafa Mond and Helmholtz, actually. They seemed interesting.
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    (Original post by yo-less)


    i'm reading The Wind Singer...lalala
    You mean the one by William Nicholson? I love that series.
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    Crecsendo by Becca Fitzpatrick
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    Just finished Barack Obama - Dreams from my Father. Love him! Surprisingly well-written. Now starting Voltaire - Candide. Not too sure what I make of it yet, but I see what he's getting at, which is unusual for me with books that have a lot of subtext :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by DisconcertingWink1)
    I've heard it's the best book about the Spanish civil war. Judging from what you've read so far, would you say that claim is justified?
    Yeah, i have this book and The Spanish Cockpit by Franz Borkenau are two of the best books to read. I do not know much about the Spanish civil war and i am not widely read in the subject, so personally i can't really compare it to other book of the Spanish civil war. It does however seem well written to me and is turnign out to be a good read. He talks about the Spanish civil war from his view in the trenches etc... At the moment i would say the book appears to be more about 'what it was like' rather than 'what it was about'.
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    (Original post by NaturalDisaster)
    :love: the Savage is awesome, but I quite liked Mustafa Mond and Helmholtz, actually. They seemed interesting.
    Yeah, agreed... especially Mustafa Mond. I love the passage in which the Savage and Mustafa converse with one another, where they discuss happiness and God, etc. "There used to be something called God..."

    Also, the scene in which the Savage visits his dying mother. So sad—and creepy.

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