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Re: What you reading

Postby Sniffer » 14 Feb 2020, 18:58

Another Northern Soul wrote:Is Camus the one who inspired The Cure's 'Killing An Arab' song? I've read that, decent book actually but I know nowt about him otherwise, especially if I've got the wrong fella ;lol:


That's the one: L'Etranger - usually translated as The Outsider or The Stranger. Camus was an interesting bloke by all accounts. He was a member of the French Resistance during the German occupation and edited the banned underground newspaper "Combat". And, as Rigger points out, a goalkeeper.
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Re: What you reading

Postby janecky » 14 Feb 2020, 20:53

Just getting to the end of Wish You Were Here by Graham Swift.
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Re: What you reading

Postby Another Northern Soul » 15 Feb 2020, 08:45

Sniffer wrote:
Another Northern Soul wrote:Is Camus the one who inspired The Cure's 'Killing An Arab' song? I've read that, decent book actually but I know nowt about him otherwise, especially if I've got the wrong fella ;lol:


That's the one: L'Etranger - usually translated as The Outsider or The Stranger. Camus was an interesting bloke by all accounts. He was a member of the French Resistance during the German occupation and edited the banned underground newspaper "Combat". And, as Rigger points out, a goalkeeper.


Thanks mate, I only read it because of the Cure connection at first, but did hear more about it as time went on too. Reminded me of Catcher in the Rye which is my favourite kind of story really - there's depth in there without it being a million pages long and containing the longest words ever created :P
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Re: What you reading

Postby Sovietmule » 15 Feb 2020, 13:33

Recently finished:

Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry- fantastic read.
Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut - as above.
The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien - a bit meh.
11/22/63 by Stephen King - typical Stephen King, not a bad read.

Reading:

Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris- much funnier than it sounds
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Re: What you reading

Postby Sniffer » 05 Apr 2020, 11:35

I think I'm going to re-read another of Camus' books - The Plague. It seems apt for our current situation.
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Re: What you reading

Postby rigger » 05 Apr 2020, 11:40

Sniffer wrote:I think I'm going to re-read another of Camus' books - The Plague. It seems apt for our current situation.


Can I recommend you get hold of a copy of this ?

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It's an astounding read - one of those "couldn't put it down" jobs.
It centres on another pandemic - I'm sure you can guess what kind - and how the world deals with it, but actually from the point of view of the person it first affects.
It's won loads of awards and the writer is probably Portugal's finest author.
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Re: What you reading

Postby rigger » 05 Apr 2020, 11:41

Sovietmule wrote:11/22/63 by Stephen King - typical Stephen King, not a bad read.


I loved it.
So involving, you really felt like you were there with all the period details that King himself clearly lived through and enjoyed at the time.

There was a TV adaptation that was really poor - don't bother with it, please .. not even in lockdown.
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Re: What you reading

Postby Davycc » 05 Apr 2020, 16:12

Ordered Salems Lot of Amazon on Friday. Have read it several times but lost my copy. Going to have Matthew read it. I was a few years younger than him when i read it and it scared the bejeezis out of me.
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Re: What you reading

Postby NottinghamWhite » 05 Apr 2020, 16:36

Dead at first sight by Peter James. All about online dating & how it can go badly wrong.
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Re: What you reading

Postby ChilwellWhite » 06 Apr 2020, 06:50

Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett.
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