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Recent content by blueboatdriver

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    Books (Novels)

    I've read: Animal Farm When I was at school. I do know the story and it's been on the shelf waiting for a re-read for a couple of years now Catch 22 One of the greats; hilarious; dark; depressing and loads more. I couldn't get into the sequel though, should give it...
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    Children's book recomendation

    All of Roald Dahl's childrens books.
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    Thomas Pynchon

    No didn't know about 'Pynchon Wiki'..........Amazing.........thanks Boat.
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    Thomas Pynchon

    Great review. I'm only up to page 200ish and I've already noted down 53 characters all with classic Pynchonian names and that's including Pugnax the dog; I'm sure there's plenty more to come. You really do need to take notes if you're going to keep up with this one. Boat.
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    Happy Birthday blueboatdriver!!

    Thanks very much; I was just having a look at any new posts and noticed my name:) Forty one today.......crikey I'm touched:D Boat.
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    Beautifully Made Books

    I spotted a copy of 'Against the Day' today; looks like a nice copy but couldn't pick it up to have a look as I've got a sore back at the moment;) Not sure whether to read it or use it to build my garage with; it's about the same size as a building block:)
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    Suggestions for books set in WW2?

    Try "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monserrat; historically accurate story about the skipper and crew of a Corvette, sent to escort and protect the convoys of merchant shipping from the North Atlantic down to the Med, against the German U-boats. It's a classic:)
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    Eat My Brains Poem - Yum!

    Classic; give me more:o
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    What books have you read more than once?

    I don't often re-read books but when I do it's usually because I've just finished the last one from my TBR shelf. I've read Cancer Ward by Solzhenitsyn severak times just because I think it's so damn good and I've just finished reading E.L. Doctorow's City of God for the third time just because...
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    Most Beautiful Title?

    "Gravity's Rainbow":cool:
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    Wolf, I really love your style. Are you a pro? Is there anywhere I can but your work; any links please........love it. Boat.