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PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 2006 12:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm bordering on catatonic here, but I have remiss in not answering young Deep's question about Excession.
Put as best I can at this precise momet Excession = 'Great' - where great is less great that the greatness of the two preceeeding novels Feersum Endjinn and Against A Dark Background, but considerably greater than the title story of the State of the Art collection of short stories and novella.<ok>

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just had three new books delivered by the power of amazon. Two are Barbara Hodgson books - kind of arty farty graphic novels a la Nick Bantock.

Don't know who he is??? Pah! Look here...

www.nickbantock.com/

beautiful stuff.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am reading the Macauley Culkin book, Junior, that I mentioned last week and I just got notice that the new Charles DeLint book, Widdershins, is on hold for me. I had forgotten I'd placed that hold, but I will be rushing Junior now so I can get to it. I keep meaning to keep my promise to my Mom and read Foucault's Pendulum, then I see something good on the new book shelf and place a hold on it. I have no willpower. Good thing I work in a library and don't have to buy all this stuff.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just picked up under recommendation a book called "The Devil You Know" by Mike Carey, which I intend to start relatively shortly, time permitting.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have just started, London Bone by Michael Moorcock - more of a contemporary fiction rather than his Fantasy. OK so far
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'm reading flann o'brian- the third policeman, it's very rankinesk in the dark storylines. Thumbs Up good so far.

and i'm also reading the teatime islands by ben folgal. (his name sounds like a mountin!) it's like bryson but less dry if you get what i mean.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lisa WTS-Collins wrote:
I've just had three new books delivered by the power of amazon. Two are Barbara Hodgson books - kind of arty farty graphic novels a la Nick Bantock.

Don't know who he is??? Pah! Look here...

www.nickbantock.com/

beautiful stuff.


I love it when she teaches us stuff! Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know some people apreciate it when I come over all teacher-y.



Cue Mary Whitehouse experience...'come over all teachery....huhuhuhuh' Laughing

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Read and finished. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, yesterday which seemed appropriate, made work seem really easy. Its about a day in a siberian Gulag.

Am reading KG200 by Peter Stahl, which was a special squadron in teh luftwaffe for dodgy missions and dropping spies etc, its quite good as stahl was teh commanding officer of a squadron.

Just finished re reading witches of chiwick, still a great one.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I just read a fab graphic novel called Vinarama by Grant Morrison and Phil Bond


I have We3, which was excellent, if rather too short

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but I have remiss in not answering young Deep's question about Excession.

Glad you liked it Phil. Interesting how you mention in in relation to the preceding 3 "M" books & I indeed agree it's better than them. Have you read the 3 before that though? (Consider Phlibas, Player of Games & Use of Weapons) All of which I liked even more than Excession.

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i'm reading flann o'brian- the third policeman, it's very rankinesk in the dark storylines. good so far.

The 3rd Policeman is an excellent novel, probably his best. Though At Swim 2 Birds is also great & even more bizzare Twisted Evil

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I read Ivan Denisovich when I was at school. Its a mighty fine book and well worth reading. Scary and suprising and even funny ini certain bits.

Currently I am reading Iain M Banks - Consider Phlebas. More Culture weirdness for me until Toyminator is released.

Considered buying a proof copy from Ebay but consider that to be a bit crap cos oor Robert gets no royalties from that and he did manage to get his publisher to sell his hardbacks at 9.99. So i feel I owe him the cash. Gotta keep him in tea biscuits somehow
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Deep Black wrote:

The 3rd Policeman is an excellent novel, probably his best. Though At Swim 2 Birds is also great & even more bizzare Twisted Evil


the foot notes are very long, funny but amasingly long

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am reading Waiting for Godalming and so far loving lazlo Woodchuck and his old smith and jones.

Boudica: Dreaming the Bull 2 - Girl power before the (second hierarchy of hell) Spice Girls. Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1066 and all that.


It's only funny if you've first sat down and read all the boring bits of history.

I'm sad really.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1066 no it's quarter to 9 - sorry very bad joke Embarassed
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