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Old 10-09-2003, 07:28 AM   #1
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I don't think this question has been asked in a while (though I was probably the last person to ask it ), but what are your favourite books? And what are you reading now?
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favourite books:

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Murder On The Orient Express by Agatha Christie
The Murder Of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
The Mystery...Series by Enid Blyton
The Hours by Michael Cunningham
The Rachel Papers by Martin Amis
Take A Girl Like You by Kingsley Amis
High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby
U2 At The End Of The World by Bill Flanagan

I can't think of anything else at the mo, but I'll return with some.

Current reading:

The Sound Of Waves by Yukio Mishima
Biology for O-Levels: A Textbook by Lam Peng Kwan and Eric Y K Lam
Physics for O-Levels: A Textbook
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I am torn between several favourite books. But I think my top 3 is:

To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee
Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen

I also love Roll Of Thunder, Hear My Cry - which I think was by Mildred D. Taylor. Although I haven't read it since I was 15. I remember it had quite an effect on me

I have just yesterday finished reading a book called 'Join Me' by Danny Wallace and would definitely recommend it. It's by this guy who decided.......actually I can't describe it. Go to the website instead:

http://www.join-me.co.uk/

It's a VERY funny book. I laughed. A lot.
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favourite books:

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
The Murder On The Orient Express by Agatha Christie
The Murder Of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie

I especially love the Poirot books.

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The Mystery...Series by Enid Blyton

God I loved those books when I was younger. In fact I re-read a few quite recently. Great fun.
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I Enid Blyton.
She is almost outlawed here though for all her gay references She is the last of the innocents. If anyone has any old Noddy books, please pm me, I would pay shipping + lots of money to get them again.
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Im reading Lonesome Dove right now (800 pages), and I dont usually care for western novels. But this is a great read and a real page turner.....
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I have just yesterday finished reading a book called 'Join Me' by Danny Wallace and would definitely recommend it. It's by this guy who decided.......actually I can't describe it. Go to the website instead:

http://www.join-me.co.uk/

It's a VERY funny book. I laughed. A lot.
I'd seen that site before but I didn't know it was by the Are You Dave Gorman? Danny Wallace!!
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gay references? enlighten me.
"Noddy was feeling very queer. He went to lay down while Mr Plod tended to him"

That kind of thing. Its not an exact quote.

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Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
The Stranger by Albert Camus
The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things, JT LeRoy
Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier

Right now, I am reading Live From New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live, as Told By Its Stars, Writers and Guests. It's long but it's very interesting.
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I'd seen that site before but I didn't know it was by the Are You Dave Gorman? Danny Wallace!!
Are You Dave Gorman!!! Great book. Great TV series too. Very funny guy, with very large sideburns



Another funny guy (who I'm sure you've heard of) is Tony Hawks (not the skateboarding guy!)

Wrote some fab books:

Round Ireland with a Fridge
Playing the Moldovans at Tennis
One Hit Wonderland
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In fact, Dave Gorman is on tour at the moment, but the nottingham show on 13th October is sold out. Ah well. I suppose I could try to get tickets for the derby show.

He's got a new book called 'Dave Gorman's Googlewhack Adventure' coming out early next year
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nabakov's lolita
fear and loathing in las vegas
white oleander
anything by bukowski
my list could go on and on.

also, cruddy by lynda barry is too incredible for words.
it both hypnotized and horrified me at the same time.
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In fact, Dave Gorman is on tour at the moment, but the nottingham show on 13th October is sold out. Ah well. I suppose I could try to get tickets for the derby show.

He's got a new book called 'Dave Gorman's Googlewhack Adventure' coming out early next year
I know!! My fiance and I were going to see him in Norwich and there was only one ticket left for each night!
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