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maria2 20-06-2009 02:44 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 04:56 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 09:23 PM

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

Red Lotus. 21-06-2009 12:01 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 06:26 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 12:44 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 02:06 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 02:14 PM

Fool's Errand - Robin Hobb

The 666th Pope 23-06-2009 04:18 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 07:32 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 09:14 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 10:17 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 10:25 PM

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

Well actually rereading. :)

moonlet 28-06-2009 05:34 PM

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

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

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

Solstice 28-06-2009 09:50 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 08:05 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 02:17 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 04:30 PM

Just started Catch-22 by Joseph Heller.

ghosts in the machine 29-06-2009 04:37 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 =)

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