Blackwhite wrote:I read The Road on a jolly summer beach holiday, and argue about cuttlefish DNA in popcorn movies.
I think I'm past helping, but Ta for trying
Ponte wrote:I'm going on holiday tomorrow, armed with Girl In A Band, Kim Gordon's autobiography. Rather looking forward to it.
Quiffy wrote: i'd recommend the viv albertine autobiography, talk about a life fully lived
eric olthwaite wrote:Quiffy wrote: i'd recommend the viv albertine autobiography, talk about a life fully lived
Thanks for the reminder - been meaning to do that. Another musical one that sounds worth a go is - of all things - The Book of Luke by Luther Campbell of 2 Live Crew / Me So Horny fame, who went on to become a local politician & social activist in Miami.
Quiffy wrote:she ended up down your way as a housewife for years, until she got frustrated with, amongst other things, the other middle class housewives. don't suppose the olthwaite family paths have ever crossed with hers? she's a remarkable woman with a simple pholosophy, just be true to yourself, that's led her down some fascinating paths.
topbin wrote:Fucking hell its £17 on Amazon! Give this a bump when it's out in paperback would you?
Fuckin' zingLet me put it this way. I was interested enough in WikiLeaks, state transparency, and emergent opposition networks to do five years in prison over such things, but I wasn’t interested enough that I would have voluntarily plowed through 500 pages of badly plotted failed-marriage razzmatazz by an author who’s long past his expiration date simply in order to learn what the Great King of the Honkies thinks about all this.
There are big ideas here, but none worth having, much less writing down.
There’s an old joke, which holds that in heaven, the cooks are French, the cops are English, and the engineers are German; whereas in hell, the cooks are English, the cops are German, and the engineers are French. We live in a sort of silly cultural hell where the columns are composed by Thomas Friedman, the novels are written by Jonathan Franzen, the debate is framed by CNN, and the fact-checking is done by no one. Franzen’s nightmare — a new regime of technology and information activists that will challenge the senile culture of which he is so perfectly representative — is exactly what is needed.
Mel Sterlands big toe wrote:If you want a big book for the holiday
Thank me later
(based on the authors life)
Blackwhite wrote:See if this can guess your age from the books you've read.
Oheddieeddie wrote:Blackwhite wrote:See if this can guess your age from the books you've read.
Yep they nailed me.