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That McCarthy looks good to me, Michael. I've not read his stuff as yet. I fully intend to, he's in the bank waiting to be withdrawn someday later in life. Those movies adaptations are both powerful, the books must be too I figure.
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Was a brilliant story Chicka, you should publish it.
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Begbie wrote:Was a brilliant story Chicka, you should publish it.
I thought "I can't have been that drunk...".

Well done for varnishing a cupboard. In the spirit of one-upmanship, I am repainting an entire kitchen using laminate paint. Four hours of preparation before each ten minute excercise in brushing and rolling. I can say though that White Knight laminate paint actually lives up to its promise.

By the way, Fritz Lieber is another favourite I forgot to mention - the Lankhmar books are fabulous, thought personally I think The Big Time was amazing when it was written and still holds up conceptually.
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My apologies, for some reason I had your good self and Chicka's Shoe as the same person in my mind. Actually it happens a fair bit- should I see a doctor?

I pebbled the driveway today. The cupboard looks great.

I'm off to the book shop to buy a Fritz Lieber novel.
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Swords of Lankhmar, from something like 1956 I think, was the start of the 6-book sequence. Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser.
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Just read 11.22.63 by Stephen King.

I bought this some time ago but have only read it now , a very enjoyable story involving time travel and changing history.
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gangrenous wrote:Iain Banks has terminal cancer http://aww.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=8637186 :( :( :(
That's just tragic. And he never came to Australia (Adelaide Writer's Festival) because he cut up his passport in protest at Tony Blair's participation in the invasion of Iraq... (which was possibly a bit stupid, but at least he avoided Adelaide).

Why couldn't it be someone else with less talent, whose books I didn't like?
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I have just ordered The Curse of the Mistwraith and American Tabloid from eBay, Nickman and Michael. I'm looking forward to reading them!

My favourite authors are Hemmingway and Steinbeck. The Old Man and the Sea and Of Mice and Men are my two favourite books by these authors. The most recent books I've read are Life by Keith Richards and The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett (for the second time). They're both awesome. Another good rock biography is Shakey: Neil Young's Biography by Jimmy McDonough. I'm a big Neil fan and reckon it's a very interesting read! Hey Nickman, have you read the Lord of the Rings trilogy yet? They're really good if you like fantasy.
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Nice work with American Tabloid. :cmon
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Hey Travis good work, the Mistwraith series is ****ing awesome!

And no, I've never gotten around to reading LOTR, but apparently it's a must do.
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Travis wrote:I have just ordered The Curse of the Mistwraith and American Tabloid from eBay, Nickman and Michael. I'm looking forward to reading them!

My favourite authors are Hemmingway and Steinbeck. The Old Man and the Sea and Of Mice and Men are my two favourite books by these authors. The most recent books I've read are Life by Keith Richards and The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett (for the second time). They're both awesome. Another good rock biography is Shakey: Neil Young's Biography by Jimmy McDonough. I'm a big Neil fan and reckon it's a very interesting read! Hey Nickman, have you read the Lord of the Rings trilogy yet? They're really good if you like fantasy.
Beautiful, when my stepdad passes away, I got all his Steinbeck!

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Travis wrote:I have just ordered The Curse of the Mistwraith and American Tabloid from eBay, Nickman and Michael. I'm looking forward to reading them!

My favourite authors are Hemmingway and Steinbeck. The Old Man and the Sea and Of Mice and Men are my two favourite books by these authors. The most recent books I've read are Life by Keith Richards and The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett (for the second time). They're both awesome. Another good rock biography is Shakey: Neil Young's Biography by Jimmy McDonough. I'm a big Neil fan and reckon it's a very interesting read! Hey Nickman, have you read the Lord of the Rings trilogy yet? They're really good if you like fantasy.
I've met Jimmy McDonough. He came to visit our place when he came out to Australia. His missus and mine used to be in a band together back in the 80s. He's a dude and that book is a pearler.
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Chicka's shoe wrote:
Travis wrote:I have just ordered The Curse of the Mistwraith and American Tabloid from eBay, Nickman and Michael. I'm looking forward to reading them!

My favourite authors are Hemmingway and Steinbeck. The Old Man and the Sea and Of Mice and Men are my two favourite books by these authors. The most recent books I've read are Life by Keith Richards and The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett (for the second time). They're both awesome. Another good rock biography is Shakey: Neil Young's Biography by Jimmy McDonough. I'm a big Neil fan and reckon it's a very interesting read! Hey Nickman, have you read the Lord of the Rings trilogy yet? They're really good if you like fantasy.
I've met Jimmy McDonough. He came to visit our place when he came out to Australia. His missus and mine used to be in a band together back in the 80s. He's a dude and that book is a pearler.
Really! That's rad! He was given the run-around by Neil throughout, I think. Must have been frustrating to write it. The period of his life after Danny Whitten died, when he recorded Time Fades Away, Tonight's the Night and On the Beach, was creative genius!
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Albi wrote:
Travis wrote:I have just ordered The Curse of the Mistwraith and American Tabloid from eBay, Nickman and Michael. I'm looking forward to reading them!

My favourite authors are Hemmingway and Steinbeck. The Old Man and the Sea and Of Mice and Men are my two favourite books by these authors. The most recent books I've read are Life by Keith Richards and The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett (for the second time). They're both awesome. Another good rock biography is Shakey: Neil Young's Biography by Jimmy McDonough. I'm a big Neil fan and reckon it's a very interesting read! Hey Nickman, have you read the Lord of the Rings trilogy yet? They're really good if you like fantasy.
Beautiful, when my stepdad passes away, I got all his Steinbeck!

Slaughterhouse 5 is still my all time favourite
I actually haven't read that, but will do so when I get a chance. I really liked Travels with Charlie and Tortilla Flat too.
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Travis wrote:
Chicka's shoe wrote:
Travis wrote:I have just ordered The Curse of the Mistwraith and American Tabloid from eBay, Nickman and Michael. I'm looking forward to reading them!

My favourite authors are Hemmingway and Steinbeck. The Old Man and the Sea and Of Mice and Men are my two favourite books by these authors. The most recent books I've read are Life by Keith Richards and The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett (for the second time). They're both awesome. Another good rock biography is Shakey: Neil Young's Biography by Jimmy McDonough. I'm a big Neil fan and reckon it's a very interesting read! Hey Nickman, have you read the Lord of the Rings trilogy yet? They're really good if you like fantasy.
I've met Jimmy McDonough. He came to visit our place when he came out to Australia. His missus and mine used to be in a band together back in the 80s. He's a dude and that book is a pearler.
Really! That's rad! He was given the run-around by Neil throughout, I think. Must have been frustrating to write it. The period of his life after Danny Whitten died, when he recorded Time Fades Away, Tonight's the Night and On the Beach, was creative genius!
He was driven mad writing it - he's a bit of a character is Jimmy, many oddball interests besides Neil Young.
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To be honest I didn't rate The Great Gatsby that highly... I thought it was a good story but just told in a pretty boring way... I think he had a short story idea and padded it out big time to make a novella...
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Elmore Leonard died... damn...
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most disappointing book ever is Catcher in the Rye.. my goodness
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I like that book.
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Me too.
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Decorous Muse wrote:most disappointing book ever is Catcher in the Rye.. my goodness
Agreed... Boring story that goes nowhere about a self-centered little brat who thinks he's better than everyone else... and who has a predilection for younger children...
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I read it at school

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Anyone got any fast paced thrillers or crime books they're fans of? I like all the classics, but these make my 40 minute train trip seem like 4 minutes...

Also, a bit left of field, but anyone interested in Soccer or sports in general, give "Fabrice Muamba: I'm Still Standing" a read... not the best written biography in the world but it's an amazing story... He's the Bolton player that collapse on the pitch during an FA Cup match.... brilliant story....
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Decorous Muse wrote:most disappointing book ever is Catcher in the Rye.. my goodness
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Dibbers wrote:Anyone got any fast paced thrillers or crime books they're fans of? I like all the classics, but these make my 40 minute train trip seem like 4 minutes...

Also, a bit left of field, but anyone interested in Soccer or sports in general, give "Fabrice Muamba: I'm Still Standing" a read... not the best written biography in the world but it's an amazing story... He's the Bolton player that collapse on the pitch during an FA Cup match.... brilliant story....
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Dibbers wrote:Anyone got any fast paced thrillers or crime books they're fans of? I like all the classics, but these make my 40 minute train trip seem like 4 minutes...

Also, a bit left of field, but anyone interested in Soccer or sports in general, give "Fabrice Muamba: I'm Still Standing" a read... not the best written biography in the world but it's an amazing story... He's the Bolton player that collapse on the pitch during an FA Cup match.... brilliant story....
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The Nickman wrote:Hey Travis good work, the Mistwraith series is ****ing awesome!

And no, I've never gotten around to reading LOTR, but apparently it's a must do.
Hmm I think I got a copy of Curse of the Mistwraith from over a decade ago, I don't think I actually finished reading it. Might have to give it another go after I finish reading game of thrones
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Aero wrote:
The Nickman wrote:Hey Travis good work, the Mistwraith series is ****ing awesome!

And no, I've never gotten around to reading LOTR, but apparently it's a must do.
Hmm I think I got a copy of Curse of the Mistwraith from over a decade ago, I don't think I actually finished reading it. Might have to give it another go after I finish reading game of thrones
Mate it's the bet series I've read bar none. Read most of them three times now. Awesome books
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Did anyone else read these when they were younger? Just found my copies of them I bought 2 years ago! Good childhood memories!

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Anyone read gone girl, f@#@$@ awesome
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chris83 wrote:Anyone read gone girl, f@#@$@ awesome
Reading it now. Trying to finish before I go see it at the movies.
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I have wilbur smiths latest waiting for my attention, I have nearly all of his in hardcover just half a dozen short
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