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maria2 20-06-2009 03:44 PM

I'm reading "Poppy Shakespeare" by Clare Allan - It's very dark comedy fiction based on her experiences in a mental health day centre. I guess some people might find it offensive, but me.... I haven't had such a good laugh at myself (and my experiences in day centres) in such a long time. Very risky use of language, which I love - It's described as "One flew over the cuckoo's nest meets catch 22" - but I find it superior to both. It's very satirical and raises lots of questions about "mental illness"

I also loved the televised version of this book, which was shown as a drama on channel 4 - the book however is far superior.


Spoons 20-06-2009 05:56 PM


Originally Posted by whirlpools (Post 1696362)
i'm going to start reading The Shining. lol. i'm a bit scared.

the shining is amazing, the book is much better than the film

PrincessVegeta_x 20-06-2009 10:23 PM

I'm reading Dracula by Bram Stoker... for what seems like the millionth time!

Red Lotus. 21-06-2009 01:01 PM

I just started reading The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong last night.
It's an easy-to-read book and is pretty good too upto now.

Devil Girl 21-06-2009 07:26 PM

Finished Peter Pan so now reading Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs and also reading Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

Peter Pan is one of those books every one should read...just return to childhood....

linder surprise 22-06-2009 01:44 AM


Originally Posted by gypsyroselee (Post 1696196)
kill your friends - john niven.

o hai. i just bought that and am gunna read it soon.
we are totally meant to be together. (don't tell emily).

linder surprise 23-06-2009 03:06 PM

reading oscar wilde - a picture of dorian gray.
it's pretty dense. i feel like i have to read it slowly to be able to absorb and appreciate every word for what it is.

Revival 23-06-2009 03:14 PM

Fool's Errand - Robin Hobb

The 666th Pope 23-06-2009 05:18 PM

some of her ^ books are so hard to read, but i can never put them down. =) its always such a good story just so painful.

anyways.. tuesday with morrie - mitch albom

monket 23-06-2009 08:32 PM

Right now I'm reading:

Cry to Heaven by Anne Rice
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith


Spoons 23-06-2009 10:14 PM

i bought pride prejudice and zombies the other week, is it any good??

i am currently starting a few books at the minute.
i am re- reading Harry Potter and the half blood prince and starting resuscitation of a hanged man by Denis Johnson.

Piglet 27-06-2009 11:17 PM

Just finished Wuthering Heights by by Emily Bronte. It's a beautiful story in a sad way. Struck me as odd that Cathrine manages to have a baby with no mention of her ever being pregnant, the child just appears out of nowhere.

Steel Magnolia 27-06-2009 11:25 PM

Hunter S. Thompson's "Fear and loathing on the Campaign Trail '72"

Well actually rereading. :)

moonlet 28-06-2009 06:34 PM

The Loch by Steve Altan. It's soooo good. I completely recommend it.

Strawberry.Bananas 28-06-2009 07:33 PM

I've just finished 'Handle With Care' by Jodi Picoult.
Amazing as always.

Solstice 28-06-2009 10:50 PM

I am in the process of reading "The Shack" WM. Paul Young, it's really well written, I am almost finished with it. If you are a Christian it will definitely stir things up.

monket 29-06-2009 09:05 AM


Originally Posted by Spoons (Post 1704593)
i bought pride prejudice and zombies the other week, is it any good??

If you're into zombies in general, you'll probably enjoy it. It has some good illustrations, too :D

Behind the Smile 29-06-2009 03:17 PM

Just finished
'The Gift' - Cecelia Ahern
'The Lovely Bones' - Alice Sebold
'The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas' - John Boyne

All of them were really good, I'm reading epic amounts thanks to summer. I'm now working my way through 'The Book Thief' which is fantastic so far.

TheCon 29-06-2009 05:30 PM

Just started Catch-22 by Joseph Heller.

ghosts in the machine 29-06-2009 05:37 PM

I'm currently reading the manga series Death Note (on book 7 out of 12 and I'm really enjoying it) and I'm also picking my way through Shakespeare's sonnets =)

screaming_tree 29-06-2009 05:47 PM

I'm reading, The SERIAL KILLER Files by Harold Schechter

Not one of the easiest reads ever. At times I feel like I want to throw up and forget what I just read. And I don't even know why I continue to read.

popsicle 29-06-2009 10:43 PM

I'm reading A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess and Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut.
Not enjoying Clockwork Orange. It seems like a series of shock-events trying to grab the reader's attention. And I get the feeling that the end is just going to give some generic moral lesson. Not cool.
Slaughterhouse 5 is much better. I need to reread parts of it because I put it down for two months (got really busy) but I'm enjoying it. I dig Vonnegut's style.

popsicle 29-06-2009 10:44 PM


Originally Posted by TheCon (Post 1715979)
Just started Catch-22 by Joseph Heller.

I had to read the first 180 pages of that in my English class, it's great. Parts of it are dumb, but it's still awesome.

Revival 01-07-2009 12:13 PM

The Dragon Keeper - Robin Hobb

Buttons. 01-07-2009 12:23 PM

Marshmallows for breakfast-Dorothy Koomson

LozzyGirl 01-07-2009 12:26 PM

Im reading Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer for the... 6/7th time lol.
And Night World (Black Dawn) by L.J Smith.
I have figured out that i love vampire storys lol xD

Katiecakes. 01-07-2009 12:28 PM

I've just finished "The Lovely Bones" by Alice Sebold for the millionth time. It makes me cry every time.
I think I'll start "The Time Traveller's Wife" by Audrey Niffenegger next. I can't wait to see the movie!

Zedebee 01-07-2009 12:30 PM

About a boy - Nick Hornby (I think
Anita and me - Meera Syal
Loved the films, loving the books

Zedebee 01-07-2009 12:31 PM


Originally Posted by Katiecakes. (Post 1719728)

I think I'll start "The Time Traveller's Wife" by Audrey Niffenegger next. I can't wait to see the movie!

Amazing book, amazing. I hope the movie doesn't ruin it...

Buttons. 01-07-2009 12:35 PM

If the film ruins it I will personally track down the makers and KILL them.

Zedebee 01-07-2009 12:51 PM

I'll join that hunt =)

Dreaming. 01-07-2009 02:13 PM

Me three!

crazykat 01-07-2009 02:19 PM

I am reading Unbeaten by Kim Woodburn

one_step_closer 01-07-2009 08:16 PM

Poppy Shakespeare - Clare Allan.

Also still reading Insomnia - Stephen King, it's very slow.

silverfaerychild 01-07-2009 10:23 PM

working up the guts to work on a three book series in one book giving the book 1,190 pages

Breifly_Tragic </3 01-07-2009 11:03 PM

I just finished Tithe by Holly Black

&& am going on to read What I Was by Meg Rosoff

linder surprise 02-07-2009 02:42 AM


Originally Posted by one_step_closer (Post 1720523)
Poppy Shakespeare - Clare Allan.

i watched that on 4od recently. i liked it.

Ekibyougami 02-07-2009 12:53 PM

Stephen King - The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands

one_step_closer 02-07-2009 07:36 PM


Originally Posted by Ekibyougami (Post 1721786)
Stephen King - The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands

Are those books any good? Someone told me that the first one is rubbish but the rest are good.

lozza 03-07-2009 07:45 AM

I just finished reading get me out of here by rachel reiland and I really liked it, but at times it was hard to read and really confronting as it was about BPD.

I am now reading change of heart by jodi picoult:)

IceBreak 03-07-2009 01:47 PM

Ive just finished Mutiny on the Bounty by John boyne :-) Very very interesting book!

Im currently reading The Alchymists Cat by Robin Jarvis, Im going back to all the books I have read in my childhood days =P

Summersun 04-07-2009 03:40 AM

Reading Middlemarch by George Eliot. Its a bit slow and hard to get into but im trying.

Also finished the Georgia Nicholson series, reread Twilight for the milionth time, finished Blood ties by Sophie Mackenzie i think, read Oath Breaker by Michell paver and A Certain Slant of Light by someone (i'm not sure if that's the right title but its late so never mind =) )... I have no life as you can see :) xxx

MrsNutkin 04-07-2009 04:12 AM

I'm another who can't wait to read 'The time travellers wife' by Audrey Neffeneger (SP) it's an old classic from what I can gather. Can't wait to see the movie either.

Current read: A million pieces by James Frey, only just started it today.

one_step_closer 04-07-2009 05:38 PM

Blood, Sweat, and Tea: Real Life Adventures in an Inner City Ambulance - Tom Reynolds.

TheCon 04-07-2009 05:53 PM

Currently reading Harry, A History by Melissa Anelli. It's fascinating.

ThinkingofRecovery 04-07-2009 05:57 PM

Finally just finished this afternoon Pride and Prejudice and Zombies which was a bit of a let down. I thought it would be amusing but felt far too contrived and I much prefer the original.

Now? Started on Thucydides, The Archaeology Coursebook and just looking round to see what novel to read alongside them.

one_step_closer 05-07-2009 05:13 PM

The Language of Others - Clare Morrall.

one_step_closer 05-07-2009 08:16 PM

I've given up on that already. Now reading Cry Silent Tears - Joe Peters.

one_step_closer 06-07-2009 08:49 PM

I'm also reading Instant Confidence - Paul McKenna.

PrincessVegeta_x 06-07-2009 09:30 PM

I've read that, it was quite good and helped me quite a bit.

I'm currently re-reading all of Darren Shan's 'The Demonata' books... halfway through the fourth one, Bec, at the moment.

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