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The fmf Book Club
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Any readers here?  
What are you reading at the moment/have just read ?
Any good?



I'm half way through Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad.  What Apocalypse Now was based on.

Stuggling with it a bit to be honest.
There's only 2 'old' books I can recall where the language has made me struggle.
Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde.. and this.  Its got too many words, as Eric Morecambe would say.
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I've read Heart of Darkness & really enjoyed it in the end, but it was a bit of a slog to start with. Apocalypse Now was VERY loosely based on it, to be fair,

I'm currently reading Soldier's Pay by William Faulkner & I'm struggling with that. I've read a couple of other Faulkners (As I Lay Dying & Light in August) & really enjoyed them, but I just can't seem to get into this for some reason,
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#3
Recently finished "All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr.  Winner of the Pulitzer Prize.
Quite good.  Recommended.

Now I've picked up a real "oldie":  "Flatland" by Edwin A. Abbott (the guy died in 1926).
Interesting so far.
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I read a lot, but mostly gay romance, fantasy and scifi. Nothing like Heart of Darkness.
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#5
I read Bolton's book. It was good except for the fear of anyone not white.
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#6
Tara Westover "Educated" - an eye opener of a memoir....
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I might open a similar thread in the Poof Pantry. Unless someone else wants to do it.
So you can all talk about what you're reading in [show age] Vulcan and Euroboy [/show age]


Gonna try an Arthur C Clarke next I think. Anyone recommend a good starter ?
The interweb suggests Rendezvous with Rama ?
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(24-08-2020, 06:55 AM)Tiuri Wrote: scifi.

The best scifi that I ever read (not much tbh) was Isaac Asimov's Foundation Trilogy. Approve
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Just picked up ‘The Tale of Murasaki’, a fictionalized biography of Murasaki Shikibu by Liza Dalby. Lady Murasaki wrote ‘The Tale of Genji’ in the 11th century, and it is widely considered the world’s first novel.
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#10
Just finished 'I Am Pilgrim' and it was fantastic but I'm a sucker for spy novels.
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#11
The Heart's Invisible Furies By John Boyne. Beautiful book!
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(25-08-2020, 03:47 PM)Onion Wrote: The Heart's Invisible Furies By John Boyne. Beautiful book!

I've just ordered this after a few friends recommended it. Looking forward to reading it soon   Approve
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#13
I specifically bought a new Kindle last year to FORCE myself to read again...

Guess who hasn't read shit in an age? Great thing for an author to say (who also hasn't written shit in months either.)
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#14
Lie With Me: A Novel by Philippe Besson! It’s a short one, but I highly recommend!
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#15
I'm reading Aiding and Abetting by Muriel Spark & feeling sad that I only have 5 of her brilliant novels left to read after this one. It's not her best - she was 82 when she wrote it & it's obvious her powers were waning - but it's still brilliantly funny & inventive,

Her most famous book is The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (which is very good), but if you ever fancy reading her I'd recommend The Driver's Seat (if you want dark and macabre) or Loitering with Intent (if you want piss your pants funny), Approve
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#16
Back on Discworld at the mo.

Feet of Clay.

Trying to space them out a bit so they last longer LOL
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(25-08-2020, 03:47 PM)Onion Wrote: The Heart's Invisible Furies By John Boyne. Beautiful book!

Just finished this and have to agree. Very funny in places, alongside some very emotional scenes. I loved it.
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Just read If I Can't Have You by Charlotte Levin in two days and really enjoyed it. It is about a girl who falls head over heels in love but the guy don't feel the same so she turns stalker ... it is funny but sad at the same time .. bloody good for her first novel
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Is anyone reading or has anyone already read Piranesi by Susanna Clarke???

I'm at 30% and it's driving me bonkers.
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#20
(22-09-2020, 04:07 PM)Tiuri Wrote: I'm at 30% and it's driving me bonkers.

What do you mean by that?  (= Tug? LOL)
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