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Re: The What Are You Reading Thread
« Reply #20 on: March 17, 2013, 06:35:42 PM »
Reading a lot of Charles Bukowski recently - I remember a few on the last forum were fans of him.
Its hard to adjust to reading anyone else now as his writing was so easy to read but still profound

I like this poem of his on 'style' - seems appropriate for a mod forum.

http://hellopoetry.com/poem/style/

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« Reply #21 on: March 19, 2013, 02:43:27 PM »
Here's my collection of mod (and 60's culture books). Are there any glaring omissions? I used to have the Richard Barnes 'Mods!' book but have seemed to have lost it. By the way, the two blank, black spines are 'Something Beginning With O' by Kevin Pearce and 'A Thousand Things' by Paul Weller

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« Reply #22 on: March 19, 2013, 03:10:42 PM »
Looking at those, you'd probably like this too...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Sixties-Art-Scene-London/dp/0714829102


(...sadly now out of print as a new book...)
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« Reply #23 on: March 19, 2013, 03:13:14 PM »
Looking at those, you'd probably like this too...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Sixties-Art-Scene-London/dp/0714829102


(...sadly now out of print as a new book...)

Good call. I actually went to that exhibition at the Barbican in the early 90's.

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« Reply #24 on: March 20, 2013, 05:33:10 AM »
From that photo , glaring omissions would have to be:
Friday On My Mind - Don Hughes
London Dossier - Len Deighton
Central 1179 - Keith Rylatt and Phil Scott
Days In The Life - Jonathan Green


Otherwise it is still an excellent collection of books.

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« Reply #25 on: March 20, 2013, 01:44:57 PM »
Not long finished Little Willie John's autobiogrophy apptly named Fever...

Fascinating man - tragic end to one so young and so talented.

Well worth a read if you haven't already.

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« Reply #26 on: March 20, 2013, 08:20:10 PM »
I am currently reading my way through the Flashman novels. The first one is brilliant. Lighthearted and engaging. Just what I need for the early morning commute to work.

The last book I finished, however, was The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen. I haven't enjoyed a book like that for a long time. Well worth a read if you have the time.
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« Reply #27 on: March 20, 2013, 11:37:02 PM »
Ploughed through a couple this week, firstly Simon Difford's guide to gin, a great read concerning processes, history and of course the origins of it all, worth a read if you're into that sort of thing. Secondly I read Pedalare! Pedalare! by John Foot, which is a history of Italian cycling and cycling culture, fairly self explanatory and again worth a read. Currently starting on 'A Wine Miscellany' by Graham Harding, a quirky 'Schotts Almanac' style book purely about wine trivia.

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« Reply #28 on: March 23, 2013, 11:32:42 AM »
I am currently reading my way through the Flashman novels. The first one is brilliant. Lighthearted and engaging. Just what I need for the early morning commute to work.

The last book I finished, however, was The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen. I haven't enjoyed a book like that for a long time. Well worth a read if you have the time.
I absolutely love The Flashman Papers and I must have read them all at least twice; they are historically educational and witty with it.
At the moment I'm reading Flashman & The Seawolf which is by Robert Brightwell.  The Flashman in this is Harry's uncle Thomas and is set in 1800 but, alas, it isn't in the same class as George MacDonald Fraser.
And will you shorten the sleeves, love? I'm not a gorilla.

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« Reply #29 on: March 23, 2013, 01:59:29 PM »
Not long finished Little Willie John's autobiogrophy apptly named Fever...

Fascinating man - tragic end to one so young and so talented.

Well worth a read if you haven't already.
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Really enjoyed this too, you might also enjoy rage to survive the etta James story. Got a great story about willie john in it .