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offline fleetmouse from Horny for Truth on 2018-03-08 18:01 [#02546118]
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Recommendation: The Twenty Days of Turin

A lovely piece of weird fiction reminiscent of Borges,
Kafka, and a heaping tablespoon of Lovecraft.

Very Good.


 

offline RussellDust on 2018-03-08 18:19 [#02546121]
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Jerusalem by Alan Moore would be a good book to start with.


 

offline Indeksical from Phobiazero Damage Control (United Kingdom) on 2018-03-08 19:06 [#02546137]
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Have just started part one!

It's very wordy.


 

offline fleetmouse from Horny for Truth on 2018-03-08 19:07 [#02546138]
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1300 pages lol


 

offline RussellDust on 2018-03-08 19:48 [#02546147]
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:D peeps

Oh nice one, Indeks; book club is on!

It’s good though. I hope I manage to finish it. I had to
start again as I put it down for too long.


 

offline Indeksical from Phobiazero Damage Control (United Kingdom) on 2018-03-08 20:22 [#02546153]
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Has anyone here got kindle unlimited? What's the book
selection like if so?


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2018-03-08 22:55 [#02546172]
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did anyone get around to reading the klf book?



 

offline marlowe from Antarctica on 2018-03-08 23:13 [#02546173]
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I had kindle unlimited but I didn't use it very often, not
enough books came up that I was interested in (until I
ditched it, when I'd see a few books that I wish I'd noticed
beforehand) - I have prime though, and each month there is a
new selection of books free to read, some of which are quite
interesting.

hyperflake, I've read the KLF book, if you're referring to
this book, and it is very good, a worthwhile read.


 

offline belb from mmmmmmhhhhzzzz!!! on 2018-03-08 23:16 [#02546174]
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i forgot all about that, would be interested to hear
people's reviews too. i don't read as much as I should,
fucky cyclops that i am now, but just finished listening to
the audiobook of arthur c clarke - childhood's end. must be
about 10 years since i read it and i had a free credit at
audible, every bit as engrossing the second time around


 

offline belb from mmmmmmhhhhzzzz!!! on 2018-03-08 23:19 [#02546175]
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(typed that as you were posting marlowe)


 

offline marlowe from Antarctica on 2018-03-08 23:22 [#02546176]
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I bought the Kindle edition, I'd be happy to upload it to
dropbox if anyone would like to read it.


 

offline SignedUpToLOL from Zuckuss fanfiction (United Kingdom) on 2018-03-09 08:43 [#02546188]
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That "The Twenty Days of Turin" looks good, I've (hey)
bookmarked it. I've been reading Borges and Cortázar again
lately, and Lovercraft's never far away.

Hyperflake: if the KLF book you're refering to is
"2023" I got exactly half-way through before I thought
"You know, I probably should read the Illuminatus!
Trilogy if I am to get the maximum benefit of this
book"
, which is then what I did but it took me about 6
weeks. I've now re-started 2023 (what I've read so far is
great if you're a fan of the sort of thing Drummond writes).


I've got Anthony Horowitz's Bond book "Trigger Mortis" which
I am saving for reading on a plane, and I've also got Paul
Auster's "4 3 2 1" though I've got three books "on the go"
which I need to finish before I get on to it.


 

offline marlowe from Antarctica on 2018-03-09 09:48 [#02546192]
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2023, not heard of that, going to investigate, thanks.


 

offline fleetmouse from Horny for Truth on 2018-03-09 13:44 [#02546199]
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Haven't read Cortazár, will check him out. I just got the
big Andrew Hurley translated Borges short story compendium
from the library, sadly the translations seem smoother and
more readable than my old sun face cover edition of
Ficciones.

There's a Twenty Days epub banging around in the usual
places if you can stomach ebooks.


 

offline SignedUpToLOL from Zuckuss fanfiction (United Kingdom) on 2018-03-09 15:05 [#02546200]
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I have just been handed down an unwanted Dell Windows tablet
and I will indeed stick a toe into the ePub world, but I
will get this in physical form - looks ace.


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2018-03-09 15:23 [#02546204]
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love childhoods end Belb would make an excellent film if it
had the right script/director


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2018-03-09 15:23 [#02546205]
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yeah, I was planning to read the illuminatus trilogy, I will
definitely have a read before the klf book


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2018-03-09 15:25 [#02546206]
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yeah I should probably read that one too!


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2018-03-09 15:26 [#02546207]
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Currently reading/ looking at the first volume of inside
Moebius which was release this month, great stuff


 

offline fleetmouse from Horny for Truth on 2018-03-09 16:11 [#02546235]
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I have just been handed down an unwanted Dell Windows
tablet


Finding it difficult to imagine a more cursèd, goblin
haunted inheritance.


 

offline SignedUpToLOL from Zuckuss fanfiction (United Kingdom) on 2018-03-09 16:54 [#02546251]
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It's some paradox where they're only ever passed on, no one
ever remembers buying one, they just show up,
tempting you to crack the enigma of why the battery only
lasts two hours in sleep mode.


 

offline RussellDust on 2018-03-09 18:26 [#02546265]
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lol keep it coming


 

offline wavephace from OFFICIAL xlt mod-in-training on 2018-03-10 01:39 [#02546302]
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interesting but it sounds like a rip off of foucaults
pendulum


 

offline mohamed on 2018-03-20 20:30 [#02547244]
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your life is the book


 

offline mohamed on 2018-03-20 20:34 [#02547246]
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tell me RD, what that book says about Jerusalem? What kind
of narration it has? i dont want to google it, i want to
read what you have to say about it


 

offline RussellDust on 2018-03-20 22:55 [#02547249]
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It takes place in the Burroughs, a neighbourhood of
Northampton, a place the authors lives and breathes. It
takes place throughout time, it’s kinda centred around
artist Alma Warren and her family, and more so her younger
brother (who nearly died choking on a cough sweet). One
third of the book is about him choking, and where he goes,
and who he encounters while being pronounced clinically
dead. It’s a wordy book, it has entire chapters written in
different styles. If a character is a bit dim witted, the
writing changes; you feel the accent changes.

It’s actually not too pompous though, and pleasant to
read, I do wonder if the author, who does have a chip on his
shoulder (rightly or not), wanted to prove something.
Luckily he’s a fantastic writer and storyteller so it’s
not that much of a bad thing.

It’s a work of massive scope I hope I finish. Lately
(months of “lately”) I can’t get into that cosy place
to read a book. And I don’t meann a physical space. Plus I
have too many things on the go, including comics, which I
don’t think is the right thing to do.

So yeah, nothing to do with the town we know as Jerusalem.


 

offline mohamed on 2018-03-21 02:59 [#02547255]
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thanks


 

offline Indeksical from Phobiazero Damage Control (United Kingdom) on 2018-03-21 06:04 [#02547259]
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I read comics more than books these days.

Sad, i know.


 

offline RussellDust on 2018-03-21 10:02 [#02547266]
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So do I lately. Back when you weren’t around I made a
comics thread that failed miserably.


 

offline SignedUpToLOL from Zuckuss fanfiction (United Kingdom) on 2018-03-21 10:33 [#02547269]
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To paraphrase Finley Peter Dunne, as I believe Banksy did;
Art should disturb the comfortable, and comfort the
disturbed. And I think that's terribly important and worth
bearing in mind.


 

offline RussellDust on 2018-03-21 11:16 [#02547270]
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Yes, soothing words for my disturbed little mind.


 

offline wavephace from OFFICIAL xlt mod-in-training on 2018-07-10 05:23 [#02556320]
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any of u guys read steven millhauser


 

offline Indeksical from Phobiazero Damage Control (United Kingdom) on 2018-07-10 07:40 [#02556323]
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I'm trying to read a biography of Humboldt but it's too
boring.


 

offline RussellDust on 2018-07-10 13:05 [#02556328]
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I’m reading Fisk, and whatever AMPI suggests next for me,
as I deserve better.


 

offline mohamed on 2018-07-10 13:19 [#02556333]
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im reading xltronic


 

offline Zephyr Twin from on 2018-07-10 21:51 [#02556425]
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I recently read the first two books of Jeff VanderMeer's
Annihilation trilogy.

Totally different than the film, equally enjoyable if not
more so. I found them fascinating and utterly compelling.
Refreshingly different. Page turners.

The first book is written from the perspective of a
"recovered journal" account of an expedition into a
mysterious wilderness, the second in traditional third
person as a different perspective on the events which unfold
during and after the first book. I can't overstate how
different they are from the movie, for those who may have
seen that.

I haven't begun the final book in the trilogy as I've been
told by a friend it explains "almost too much" of the
mystery of the first two novels, and as much as I want
answers, I also want to remain in that sense of wonder of
the unknown. At least for now.

4.5/5


 

offline wavephace from OFFICIAL xlt mod-in-training on 2018-07-11 04:34 [#02556438]
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im reading palace walk by naguib mahfouz ive about 100 pages
remaining and its good 2 read. its kinda episodic in a way
it seems like a sequence of events but it has alot of funny
and also kinda sad and surprising moments. i read the part
2day where yasin buys a box of matchs for a soldier cuz he
asked 4 a match which i found illustrative of his tragic
character


 

offline RussellDust on 2018-07-11 10:32 [#02556440]
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‘Summertime Vibes”, and “How to be a Funny Bully’’
by Theodore “AMPI” Maxwell.

Ok come back AMPI, I miss you!


 

offline mermaidman from the indian ocean on 2018-07-11 10:48 [#02556444]
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the audio book series "let yourself go: don't resist
passion"
10/10 very gay


 

offline Indeksical from Phobiazero Damage Control (United Kingdom) on 2018-07-11 12:25 [#02556447]
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I've got the first one, not read it though. It's moved up my
list thanks to you though.

I really enjoyed the movie and did read it was more of an
interpretation of the themes of the book rather than am
adaptation


 

offline RussellDust on 2018-07-11 18:22 [#02556474]
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Bye the way, let’s each take a moment to say hi to
fleetmouse:

Hi fleetmouse!

You see he’s forgotten his password, the silly sausage,
and as we know can’t register a new account! It’s a
bummer.


 

offline RussellDust on 2018-07-11 18:23 [#02556475]
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Xltronic: lose your password and you can never go back
again!


 

offline mohamed on 2018-07-11 18:40 [#02556476]
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hi fleetmouse


 

offline belb from mmmmmmhhhhzzzz!!! on 2018-07-11 19:08 [#02556482]
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salutations to the Invisible Presence Of Fleetmouse


 

offline big from lsg on 2018-07-12 02:47 [#02556523]
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Missa reading:
No Logo
Chomsky
but because i'm tired and lazy, mostly just this
sf/fantasy:
Fifth Season


 

offline AMPI MAX from United Kingdom on 2018-07-12 02:51 [#02556524]
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hey fleetmouse - big is readin noam chomsky and naomi klein
over here.
ur gonna wanna log in


 

offline AMPI MAX from United Kingdom on 2018-07-12 03:01 [#02556525]
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a HEAPING tablespoon of lovecraft? omg take my upvote


 

offline AMPI MAX from United Kingdom on 2018-07-12 03:06 [#02556526]
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me grabbing fleetmouse by the pussy
LAZY_TITLE


 

offline wavephace from OFFICIAL xlt mod-in-training on 2018-07-12 03:20 [#02556527]
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just ask phobiazero to get the password from the sql
database there stored in plaintext


 

offline RussellDust on 2018-07-12 15:09 [#02556533]
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He’s tried it all. Recovering his password, contacting the
site etc.
Maybe as a mod in training you could find a way?


 


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