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    Quote Originally Posted by Tris39 View Post
    ...or Anna Sewell.
    Drink drink, whoever you may be,
    we are the drunk and disorderly,
    and we’ll drink more beer wherever we may be,
    and we’ll meet you all in a pub said he.

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    I have read so many great books .Nearly all crime or thrillers.
    best book fiction has got to be Harper Lee -To kill a Mockingbird
    best non fiction Ernest Hemingway -Death in the Afternoon (about bullfighting in the 1930s )

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    Quote Originally Posted by ETA View Post
    Five parts surely? Hence the reference to "the increasingly inaccurately-named Hitchhikers Trilogy".
    I have the omnibus edition of the first four , have to admit i have not read part 5 .
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    The Hitchhikers Trilogy - Douglas Adams
    Book of the New Sun - Gene Wolf
    Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
    This Time Next Week - Leslie Thomas
    Most of the Discworld books - Terry Pratchett
    The Dark Tower - Stephen King
    Early Tom Sharpe especially the Wilt series and the South African ones.
    Escape from Colditz/The Colditz Story - Pat Reid
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    Not really a big reader of novels and stuff but the last 10 books I've read are:

    Creation Stories - Alan McGee
    Common As Muck - Roy 'Chubby' Brown
    My Liverpool Home - Kenny Dalglish
    The Real Bob Paisley
    Renegade - Mark E Smith
    Substance, Inside New Order - Peter Hook
    Goodbye 20th Century, Sonic Youth - David Browne
    Girl In A Band - Kim Gordon
    Anger Is An Energy - John Lydon
    A Drink With Shane MacGowan - Victoria Clarke

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    I'm not a great reader of books but enjoyed Brave New World which was similar in some ways to 1984. I read another of Huxley's books, I think it was called Legless In The Kaze or something and was so long and boring that I couldn't stay awake for more than two pages at a time.
    I was talking to a woman about Science Fiction and we couldn't agree whether Asimov's Foundation Trilogy was any good. She thought it was great so I went on to ask her if she liked Moorcock and she slapped me in the face!!

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    I can't remember the last book I read to be honest but I was a fairly big reader when I was younger.

    I always loved The Hobbit and The Lord Of The Rings. On a side note my daughter went to school with a relation of Tolkien. in fact her middle name was Tolkien.

    I was a bit of a collector or Biggles books by W.E Johns and Just William books by Richmal Crompton.

    I also loved Jules Verne, H.G Wells and Edgar Rice burroughs.

    Going back further you couldn't beat Enid Blyton!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post
    I read another of Huxley's books, I think it was called Legless In The Kaze or something...

    I was talking to a woman about Science Fiction and we couldn't agree whether Asimov's Foundation Trilogy was any good. She thought it was great so I went on to ask her if she liked Moorcock and she slapped me in the face!!
    Eyeless in Gaza.

    I had a vaguely similar experience to yours about a year or two ago. An East European barmaid poured my pint and said 'Would you like some more head?'. 'No thanks', I replied. 'Just the pint's fine'. And no I'm not making that one up either - the perils of learning a new language.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post
    I'm not a great reader of books but enjoyed Brave New World which was similar in some ways to 1984. I read another of Huxley's books, I think it was called Legless In The Kaze or something and was so long and boring that I couldn't stay awake for more than two pages at a time.
    I was talking to a woman about Science Fiction and we couldn't agree whether Asimov's Foundation Trilogy was any good. She thought it was great so I went on to ask her if she liked Moorcock and she slapped me in the face!!
    HA HA

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    Quote Originally Posted by tris39 View Post
    eyeless in gaza.

    I had a vaguely similar experience to yours about a year or two ago. An east european barmaid poured my pint and said 'would you like some more head?'. 'no thanks', i replied. 'just the pint's fine'. And no i'm not making that one up either - the perils of learning a new language.
    ha ha ha

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