What are you reading?

More Le Guin, always more Le Guin. Currently City of Illusions, which I am liking. In fact, I am going to read some right now, bye.


I’ve not read this one, but Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee is one of the most brilliant, if heartbreaking and infuriating, books I’ve ever read.


I don’t know if I liked it but the voice of Middle Sister is so well written.

I wasn’t expecting to like it at all and was really impressed.

war and fucking peace

cheers jook


starting into this, which is basically The Brits Are At It Again: The Book


also been reading a book of Henrik Ibsen plays, currently halfway through The Pillars of the Community.


Tell me what Rylan’s biog is like. Love Rylan.


Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
The Labyrinth of Spirits by Carlos Ruis Zafron
Leviathan Wakes by James SA Corey
War & Peace by Tolstoy
Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari

War & Peace
Magic Mountain
Catch 22
Alex Horne’s book about words cos I love Alex Horne
A Steely Dan book recommended in the Steely Dan thread on here

Bitten off more than I can chew really. Catch 22 is my lunchtime reading at work, the other four are on my kindle at home and out an about.

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owned this for a couple of years now so finally gonna start it soon

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it’s very funny


For what it’s worth, I thought Capitalist Realism was the weakest of his books. The others are more ruminations on culture from which emerge these deeper insights from what I remember

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One of my favourite books

Remember in Derek that strange bit where Karl Pilkington tells the specialist to fuck off for suggesting that Derek may be autistic and that it would be beneficial to him if he were given a diagnosis. He got hounded out of the care home by Karl Pilkington.

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The story of Major Major Major Major is a genuine thing of beauty.

I may be misremembering this, but the moment when it mentions Major’s mother finding out years later that the father had officially named their son Major Major without her knowing, at which point she dies instantly of shock


Haven’t read much yet, but the writing is top notch. Started it because Blonde Redhead named a song after it and Murakami name-checked it, so figured it must be #dece.

I was aware of the title but that’s playing my interest in looking further

Next on my list - finishing off a 14 book fantasy epic first (on book 14/14). Something short and harrowing will do nicely as a palate cleanser.

I really need to get a year off from life to catch up with books. I had stopped reading Discworld by that point but always meant to go back.

Shall we have a Read Catch 22 In A Specific Amount Of Time thread?

It’s excellent. Would read again.


Yeah, I found that. It also read like it was written with an eye firmly on getting it made into a multipart HBO series. Not a huge issue, but it felt a bit simplistic in its approach to characterisation - thinking particularly of stuff like the ‘look after your brother David, he’s not strong like you’ bit in the first book, obvious setup for reveal near the end when he realises the comma has been in the wrong place for the entire book. But, yeah, was a fun read.

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