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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 8:11 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote

I loved the Jasper Fforde books!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



I love the fact that you have to be really well read to be able to get most of the jokes. A writer who expects his readership to be intelligent and well read.... very cool  8)

He's got such a fantastic imagination and I love all the bits that you get at the end of the books, those little "mock advertisments" for the Republic of Wales for examples!


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zen Buddhism: Selected Writings of D.T. Suzuki.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Talisman - Stephen King
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

krysta25uk wrote:
The Talisman - Stephen King


I read that years ago. I liked it very much.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm going through a major Stephen King phase.  Hoping to read all his books by Christmas.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

krysta25uk wrote:
I'm going through a major Stephen King phase.  Hoping to read all his books by Christmas.


I went through that phase when I first left home. I got as far as the third Dark Tower book and got bored. My problem with King is he can't write an ending. "It" for example, was a great book, until the last couple of chapters.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This one goes on my MUST HAVE book list!  Smilie_PDT
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As usual I have several books on the go, one is Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton as recommended by a member of this "Parish" - good witty stuff; another is God's Big Picture by Vaughan Roberts for our home group; and for a talk I am hoping to give at some point The Problem of Pain by CS Lewis which is very rich indeed - sort of like Chocolate Truffles - you can't eat them all in one sitting.

Non religious books, I have just finished The One From The Other by Philip Kerr - excellent crime noir thriller set in post war Germany. Sort of book you finish at 1am in the morning - as I did!!
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david_geoffrey wrote:
.. and for a talk I am hoping to give at some point The Problem of Pain by CS Lewis which is very rich indeed - sort of like Chocolate Truffles - you can't eat them all in one sitting.


Yes, thats one you read it small bits - I find I have to put it down after a few pages just to try and digest it.

And I'm glad your enjoying Orthdoxy - I haven't read for it for years, but intend to dust it off and re-read it again.


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