O/T Book review thread.

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the flying pig
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Re: O/T Book review thread.

Postby the flying pig » Mon Jul 04, 2016 12:58 pm

ok, so I need to make c 3 suggestions for my ['very small] book club to read next. any tips?

please nothing too long, or 'difficult', or rubbish. something that'd be good to talk about for men & women aged 30-40.

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Re: O/T Book review thread.

Postby eric olthwaite » Mon Jul 04, 2016 1:00 pm

the flying pig wrote:ok, so I need to make c 3 suggestions for my ['very small] book club to read next. any tips?

please nothing too long, or 'difficult', or rubbish. something that'd be good to talk about for men & women aged 30-40.


Examples of the level pitched at previously?

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Re: O/T Book review thread.

Postby Mustafaster » Mon Jul 04, 2016 1:02 pm

Diary of a Nobody
Of Mice and Men
Name of The Rose ( a tad longish but worth it)
Mirrors and copulation are abominable, since they both multiply the numbers of men.

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Re: O/T Book review thread.

Postby the flying pig » Mon Jul 04, 2016 1:03 pm

eric olthwaite wrote:
the flying pig wrote:ok, so I need to make c 3 suggestions for my ['very small] book club to read next. any tips?

please nothing too long, or 'difficult', or rubbish. something that'd be good to talk about for men & women aged 30-40.


Examples of the level pitched at previously?


oh gawd, we've met so infrequently. mostly 'classics' of one type or another.

american psycho.
great gatsby.
old man & the sea.

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Re: O/T Book review thread.

Postby dirty leeds » Mon Jul 04, 2016 1:28 pm

To Kill A Mockingbird - a bit topical in that she died recently, and after the 'sequel' was published.

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O/T Book review thread.

Postby topbin » Mon Jul 04, 2016 2:01 pm

Depends on the 'standard' of the book club too - one good method is to see what's on GCSE syllabus at the moment, usually good readable books, but with some depth. Lord of the Flies is an excellent one. Wide Sargasso Sea is nice and short but has a lot to it (can go crazy analysing it if you read it alongside Jans Eyre)

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Re: O/T Book review thread.

Postby My grandad was from Leeds » Mon Jul 04, 2016 3:31 pm

Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome.

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Re: O/T Book review thread.

Postby Proud to be Leeds » Mon Jul 04, 2016 3:35 pm

The Rum Diary
Leeds United - I love you more than I want to.

Cycling 500km for The Stroke Association - https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Adam-Yeadon1
Raising awareness for Oesophageal Cancer - https://www.justgiving.com/jeffcooper61/

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O/T Book review thread.

Postby Ontolly » Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:42 pm

American Gods

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Re: O/T Book review thread.

Postby Tycipa » Mon Jul 04, 2016 9:00 pm

I was always struck by Remains of the day; when I'd read it I thought I'd like to read it again, immediately. But that was 25 years ago and I didn't.
The fact that we are not taking care of the planet, our children will pay the consequences. With football it will be the same because we're destroying football and in the future we'll see the negative effects. Those who have power are responsible for it.

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Re: O/T Book review thread.

Postby My grandad was from Leeds » Sun Jul 24, 2016 5:04 pm

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.

Was on the slaughter in Bristol yesterday, got talking to a lady that was serving beer.The Viv Alberine book came up in conversation ( not read it)
Me and a mate had a text conversation during BBC programme about punk.The fact that she is a fine looking woman was agreed.
Mentioned this to woman at bar.She quite rightly pointed out that would not be appreciated by Viv.
I'm shit with women.

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Re: O/T Book review thread.

Postby My grandad was from Leeds » Sun Jul 24, 2016 5:05 pm

Oh yeh ,told the woman that the book was discussed on this forum.

She might check it out.

Yeh right!

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Re: O/T Book review thread.

Postby the flying pig » Tue Aug 16, 2016 10:59 am

my son [5 yrs old] needs to learn a poem to recite to his class. any ideas on something shortish [I thought 8 or at most 12 lines - he's allowed to use a written prompt??] that he'll enjoy?

thks

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Re: O/T Book review thread.

Postby eric olthwaite » Tue Aug 16, 2016 11:18 am

the flying pig wrote:my son [5 yrs old] needs to learn a poem to recite to his class. any ideas on something shortish [I thought 8 or at most 12 lines - he's allowed to use a written prompt??] that he'll enjoy?

thks


The only poem you ever need to teach a child:

Image

Seriously, tho, try Ogden Nash. Kids love the silliness, particularly the animal poems. For example

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Re: O/T Book review thread.

Postby Tycipa » Tue Aug 16, 2016 11:26 am

My daughter picked this up dead quick and was the first to say it at school and was thought to be dead cool for a while as kids love anything to do with bodily functions! In regards to burping.....a bit on the short side as a 4 liner but here you go

Pardon me for being so rude
It was not me it was my food
It just popped up to say hello and
Now it's gone back down below.
The fact that we are not taking care of the planet, our children will pay the consequences. With football it will be the same because we're destroying football and in the future we'll see the negative effects. Those who have power are responsible for it.

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Re: O/T Book review thread.

Postby Blackwhite » Tue Aug 16, 2016 12:55 pm

There once was a lady named Sally
Who stripped at the working man's Palais
She got rounds of applause
When she took off her drawers
Cos the hairs on her head didn't tally.



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Re: O/T Book review thread.

Postby Man Called Sun » Tue Aug 16, 2016 1:05 pm

Two words: SPIKE MILLIGAN.

eg:

I thought I saw Jesus the other day
Sitting on the tram.
I said "excuse me, are you Jesus?"
He said "yes, I am".
Float like a butterfly and sting like one.

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Re: O/T Book review thread.

Postby London_White » Tue Aug 16, 2016 2:05 pm

I must go down to the sea again
to the lonely sea and sky
I left my shoes and socks there
I wonder if they're dry


So fair is she
So fair her face
So fair her pulsing figure

Not so fair
The maniacal stare
Of a husband who's much bigger

RIP Spike, if only we believed you when you said you were ill...

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Re: O/T Book review thread.

Postby Mustafaster » Tue Aug 16, 2016 2:24 pm

thousand hairy savages
sitting down to lunc.
Gobble gobble, glub glub
Munch munch munch
Mirrors and copulation are abominable, since they both multiply the numbers of men.

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Re: O/T Book review thread.

Postby AndyPaul » Wed Aug 17, 2016 6:53 am

Fuzzy wuzzy was a bear
Fuzzy wuzzy had no hair
So fuzzy wuzzy wasn't fuzzy
Wuz he?


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