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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #30 on: 31 March, 2009, 08:27:56 pm »
Comics wise I'm tearing in Deathblow: ...And Then You Live! by Brian Azzarello and Carlos D'Anda and Wasteland Volume Three: Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos. Book wise, I'm reading War PLC by Stephen Armstrong.

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #31 on: 31 March, 2009, 10:46:47 pm »
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I often wonder how the hell they wind down before going to sleep and what they have to entertain themselves beyond yer everyday TV and the daily grind. They really don't know what they're missing!
Not everyone finds reading useful as an aid to sleep. Too much mental stimulation after 11pm sometimes keeps me awake all night.

Your work colleagues probably entertain themselves with video games, drinking alcohol or having a wank before bed.
It's all those things that leave me lying awake and reaching for a book.

Usually have a novel and a spot of non-fiction on the go, but I've gone full on reality this week. Lying on the bedroom florr we have One Palestine, Complete: a fairly readable and even-handed history of the British Mandate. In my bag for reading on the bus is Madness Visible, a fairly impassioned and rather partial journalist's memoir of the Balkan wars of the 90s.

In the Prog stakes, I'm catching up on 1250 - 1272: Helter Skelter, The Romanov Empire and R*volution. Not bad stuff.

I'll add my name to any petition to get Greg Egan more publicity - heartless, brainy, hard sci-fi like nobody else ever made - and I Am Alive... is a real eye-opener, even if you already know PKD was a bit mental.
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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #32 on: 31 March, 2009, 10:53:34 pm »
Alcohol completely ruins sleep for me.
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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #33 on: 31 March, 2009, 11:16:05 pm »
Just realised, I'm a total phillistine compared to you lot. You're all, like, intellectuals and junk. Gonna have to think about digging out some of those Dickens booksI never got around to cracking the spines on I reckon
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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #34 on: 31 March, 2009, 11:19:00 pm »
Those Kim Newman books are bloody fantastic!

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #35 on: 31 March, 2009, 11:24:21 pm »
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Those Kim Newman books are bloody fantastic!

I can't put it down, it's quite brilliant. Criminal that it's out of print.

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #36 on: 31 March, 2009, 11:41:33 pm »
Yes, it is. I found a copy in the library, in pre-child days when reading was possible.

The ending's mental, too.

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #37 on: 31 March, 2009, 11:59:03 pm »
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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #38 on: 01 April, 2009, 01:21:18 am »
Books wise, read 13 Clocks by Thurber (which is charming as shit BTW) and am now reading Crash by Ballard. You do not look at cars or airports or highways the same way after. Fantastic science fiction and still shocking 35 years later.

Comics wise read Pluto by Urasawa, Scalped by Aaron, and Zippy the Pinhead: Kingpin.

I have to have a book to sleep. Not that they make me sleep mind you, but I know when to sleep when I can no longer concentrate on the page in front of me.

Oh, and just got in Casefiles 12 and have been enjoying that of course. Love that early Weston art. Not to say I think he shouldn't have evolved but I wish SOMEONE was still drawing like that.

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #39 on: 01 April, 2009, 07:30:56 am »
Comics - I've just started re-reading all the Dredd stories from the Meg.

Books - The Autumn books by David Moody. I'm on the third one now, Purification, really enjoying these.
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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #40 on: 01 April, 2009, 08:16:24 am »
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Tornado comic plus various old 2000ads ,comics and various reference books but the time i spend reading is absolutely minimal as doing art takes up a lot of my spare time.

Are the Tornado's any good? I kinda want to get hold of Starlord as it looks to have some pretty good stuff in it but Tornado doesn't seem to hold as fond a memories for people?

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #41 on: 01 April, 2009, 08:56:18 am »
just picked up CAROLINE by neil Gaiman,
a favoured writer of mine.
shall begin it tonight.

also re-reeading the hitch hikers giude to the galaxy, for the sheer fun of it,
to remind myself what the littery world lost when he died before his time.
so many brillant quotes, and off the wall statements made.

his explanation of the uses of a  towel  being one of my favourites.
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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #42 on: 01 April, 2009, 09:45:56 am »
And I'm reading Eats, Shoots and Leaves. It's a lively and entertaining read, to be got through in big chunks at a time.
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« Reply #43 on: 01 April, 2009, 11:30:27 am »
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his explanation of the uses of a  towel  being one of my favourites.

i love towel day. its the best day  8-)

not reading anything at the mo. im gonna pick some stuff up later tho. maybe some manga.

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Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Reply #44 on: 01 April, 2009, 05:25:31 pm »
I've got three books on the go at the minute (one is never enough for me);
The new Tony Hancock biography, Night of the Morning Star (Modesty Blaise novel), and The Tent, The Bucket and Me (which has had me howling with laughter as Emma Kennedy reminisces about camping holidays in the 70's - anyone else ever pissed in a bucket in the dark? And then knocked it over?)

Comics I'm reading;
Tank Girl Volume 1, The Spirit by Darwin Cooke, and Stickleback

How I have time to do anything else is a mystery!
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