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What's Your Favourite Book?

Discussion in 'TalkCeltic Pub' started by iiimjack, Jan 26, 2016.

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  1. Officer Doofy Come to me, human man Gold Member

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    Definitely one of the better works of fiction.
     
  2. PaddyJamieson

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    Some of these are class, I especially love Kelman, Roddy Doyle and Des Dillon. Less keen on Doyle's bitter take on James Joyce, who he seemed to resent for the status he'd achieved as a Dublin writer and the reputation he'd forged via Ulysses and Dubliners as one of the only novelists of the time to represent Dublin speech in prose.
     
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  3. PaddyJamieson

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    A few favourites:

    The Neapolitan Novels, Elena Ferrante
    Hunger, Knut Hamsun
    Nervous Conditions, Tsitsi Dangerembga
    Steppenwolf, Herman Hesse
    1982 JANINE, Alasdair Gray
    Dharma Bums, Jack Kerouac
    Good Morning Midnight, Jean Rhys
    Anything by Ali Smith
    A Disaffection, James Kelman
    Cain's Book, Alexander Trocchi

    I work in publishing so get a lot of proof copies/advance copies of books. Currently reading Boy Friends by Michael Pedersen which is * fantastic.
     
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  4. jj81

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    The viz

    Sid the sexist
     
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  5. Double Dutch

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    Read this a few years ago, superb.
     
  6. Melb Bhoy

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    Tuesdays with Morrie - simply written but a beautiful read
     
  7. blackfish Screaming from beneath the waves...

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    Bury my heart at Wounded Knee - Dee Brown

    Brave new World - Aldous Huxley







    all of The Hardy Boys by Franklin W Dixon - loved them when I was a kid, could read a book in a day
     
  8. hiphopaddict

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    Bury my Heart at Wounded Knee is a brilliant book. I prefer to read non-fiction and usually history based books.....and I have to say that one was absolutely awesome
     
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  9. leeso-ardoyne

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    The synagogue of Satan! Fascinating book! One of my favorites.

    Have read a few good books about the troubles from all sides. Some great ones although I've lost a few of them or lent them out and never got them back. Actually just reminded me, I lent a mate 2 full box of books. I'll have to phone the * and get them back.

    Favorites are autobiographies and again, had quite a few of these although always some * asked for a lend of them and ya never see them again. David goggins is an excellent book.


    To many to mention so will gives ya a wee peak of the book shelf in the corner of my office. They say you can tell alot about a man about the books he reads. Here's a snipet of what I have. Have another few boxes in the attic I've put away because was taking up to much space.



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    And forgot about these three holding the bed up.(3 on the other side aswell) Came home one night full of the soup and devil's dust and me and the misses thought we were in our young 20s again with me trying to put her through the head board:36::36::35:. Bed collapsed so now my building books keeping them off the ground. Miserable * I am I won't even buy a new one :40::rofl:


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  10. FATLAZYBHOY Born in the steamie Gold Member

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    years ago came across Jaws, so bought the book
    once you read the book you realise the film is pish.
     
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    Solzhenitsyn, “ One day in the life of Ivan Denisovich”, literally a day in the life of a prisoner in Stalins gulag, I re-read it at least once a year
     
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  13. hiphopaddict

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    Put your finished toilet roll centers in the bucket!!!!!! Why are you keeping them on your bookcase????......Naw
     
  14. leeso-ardoyne

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    Because I'm a tramp! I love keeping them, they trap the wiff in the center and from time to time I get a hit of smelling them. Everyone has there fetishes and that's mine :42:
     
  15. leeso-ardoyne

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    Only kidding. Im a beekeeper and use them in my smoker. Very handy, easy to light and gives off excellent white smoke. Just what one needs to calm the bees down..
     
  16. hiphopaddict

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    Aye aye likely story. Im more inclined to believe your first explanation. Manky *!!!
     
  17. Northerner Ave Maria

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    Probably my favourite list so far. Hunger by Knut Hamsun and Steppenwolf by Hesse in particular.
     
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    You wont like Snow White then
     
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    Thats a real old book,,,, the pages are all yellow now
     
  20. dalbeth3

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