Demaphopia arrived today!!! I was readong some of it and it looks brilliant. Looking forward to reading it.
Only thing is I should have realised that the author would put a "to ___ " as I put my dads name because I pasted my address from amazon, doesnt really matter though, my books are his books etc, gonna give him it for his christmas haha.
Cant wait to read it, I'll start it after Trainspotting. Which should be soon.
just started reading infinite jest which is about 6 inch thick with about 8 point text so quite a feat to get through it, sounds good though, something about a tv show or film that is so good if you watch it you turn into a mindless zombie who has to sit watching it all the time.
got my free book too this morning prob gonna read that before the epic ive just started
I got Madonna's big dick comin' outta my left ear......
Don't get much time to read these days (main reason I got into watching films), and only now getting around to some that have been on my 'must read' pile for about ten years I think!! So, maybe old news here, but wanted to recommend a couple of books for anybody that's also into music.......
Finally, got around to reading Jon Savage's 'England's Dreaming'-quite a famous book, so maybe you've already read it, but really fanatastic history of punk. Mainly centred on the Sex Pistols, but lots of bits and pieces about other top bands too, including the Clash. Great cultural history of Britain during that period too.
Don't know if there are any fans of the Velvet Underground on the site, but just read a great little book by James Young, 'Nico: Songs they Didn't Play on the Radio', which is an account of her 1980s world tour, recounter by the band's keybaord player (the author). Sad and hilarious it equal measure.
Waiting for 'The Simpsons and Philosophy: The D'oh of Homer' to arrive!
Hi Hyde, I've just finished that Sex Pistols book "Only Anarchists Are Pretty". I'm finding it very hard to be objective about it due to the fact that I know the author. Having said that it is an interesting read if you want to get a background picture of the band's early days. The fact that it is written as a novel does mean however that there has to be some questions as to the authenticity of some of the situations. I suppose that all in all I would suggest that if you are interested in the Pistols and can find it cheap enough it's worth a look, but I wouldn't pay full price. How you doing with Mr. Welsh have you managed to get a copy of The Acid House yet ?