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PostSubject: Re: What are you reading right now? (books, magazines etc)   Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:56 am

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PostSubject: Re: What are you reading right now? (books, magazines etc)   Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:33 am

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Nice! I read The Skull Beneath the Skin recently, you'll have to tell me what you think of Original Sin. Smile

That's cool! I've only read The Murder Room so i'm a beginner with this author and I really like it until now.. (I'm almost finished) The story is about a man who is murdered in an old publishing house and a lot of strange things that happened around that..i love the fact that i never know who is the killer until the last pages! Razz

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I'd love to recommend - if anyone's interested ;p - one of the best James books imho, Innocent Blood
It's not your classic James, Rendell herself could have written this one haha, as there's more psychology than crime here. It's about a young girl's quest to trace her biological mother and what came out of it; absolutely riveting and also a bit creepy.

Oh that sounds good, I'm going to check it out Wink
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PostSubject: Re: What are you reading right now? (books, magazines etc)   Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:04 pm

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Ohhh, in that case... can I recommend some more stuff?
Are you by any chance familiar with Ian Rankin? He's number one Scottish crime fiction writer, and boy, did he lead a colourful life or what lol Before he took to writing he worked as grape-picker, swineherd (LOL), taxman, alcohol researcher (heheh), hi-fi journalist and punk musician Very Happy
His Inspector Rebus is no less colourful a character lol A rogue policeman if ever there was one, haha

Anyway, I especially enjoyed A Question of Blood and Doors Open, the first dealing with killings at a posh school, the other is about a rich (and bored to death) guy who wants to commit a perfect crime involving certain works of art.

btw If you decide to check out Rankin you'll have to get used to his Scottish English idiosyncrasies ;p
For example "haar" = mist off the North Sea lol

No, not at all. That would be great. Can't say how fast I'll get to them, but a list of recommendations would be very helpful. Smile

Haha, he sounds a very colourful character, indeed. Razz And they sound good, I'll tell you once I get my hands on them. Thanks! Very Happy

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That's cool! I've only read The Murder Room so i'm a beginner with this author and I really like it until now.. (I'm almost finished) The story is about a man who is murdered in an old publishing house and a lot of strange things that happened around that..i love the fact that i never know who is the killer until the last pages! Razz

I've only read one of hers, too, but that sounds cool. Very Happy The Skull Beneath the Skin is about an actress who has been getting death threats and is certain she is going to be killed when she is required to stay on an island for a theater performance she'll be giving there. And haha yeah, exactly, I love trying to figure out who commited the crime and what their motives were, but I never can! Life aim: Figure it out at least once in my life! bounce haha.

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PostSubject: Re: What are you reading right now? (books, magazines etc)   Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:19 pm

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PostSubject: Re: What are you reading right now? (books, magazines etc)   Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:12 pm

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Rusty wrote:


I'd love to recommend - if anyone's interested ;p - one of the best James books imho, Innocent Blood
It's not your classic James, Rendell herself could have written this one haha, as there's more psychology than crime here. It's about a young girl's quest to trace her biological mother and what came out of it; absolutely riveting and also a bit creepy.

Oh that sounds good, I'm going to check it out Wink
YaY Very Happy


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No, not at all. That would be great. Can't say how fast I'll get to them, but a list of recommendations would be very helpful. Smile

Haha, he sounds a very colourful character, indeed. Razz And they sound good, I'll tell you once I get my hands on them. Thanks! Very Happy
No problem Wink
Uhh... by "stuff" I meant Rankin lol

But actually, I can recommend one more writer who's best known for his crime stories, although his literary output included many different genres.
It's G.K.Chesterton (1874-1936) I have in mind and his Father Brown stories (they are a classic Very Happy)
A good thing is that what we have here in not only your traditional whodunit, but also a bit of philosophy in which Chesterton was particularly interested.

The Father Brown series include:
The Innocence of Father Brown
The Wisdom of Father Brown
The Incredulity of Father Brown
The Secret of Father Brown
The Scandal of Father Brown


Chesterton was also a satirist and humorist (was there anything that he was not? lol)
My fave Chesterton quotes:

Art consists of limitation. The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame. (LOOOL)

A teacher who is not dogmatic is simply a teacher who is not teaching. (haha wtf lol)

And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow.


btw As a sort of bonus I recommend The Club of Queer Trades (also by Chesterton I hasten to add). One of my absolute faves, this one. It's not exactly crime (although it does involve detection), but I'm sure you'll love it. It's something totally weird and unpredictable and hilarious Very Happy (it's a collection of 6 stories, and once you start on it you'll devour it in an instant, you'll see lol)


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PostSubject: Re: What are you reading right now? (books, magazines etc)   Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:33 am

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I've only read one of hers, too, but that sounds cool. Very Happy The Skull Beneath the Skin is about an actress who has been getting death threats and is certain she is going to be killed when she is required to stay on an island for a theater performance she'll be giving there. And haha yeah, exactly, I love trying to figure out who commited the crime and what their motives were, but I never can! Life aim: Figure it out at least once in my life! bounce haha.

Oh that sounds interesting, I'm definitely going to read more by this woman. Hahah Razz Yes, I know what you mean, it happens the same with me, I always find out who is the killer in the movies but never in the books lol. Razz
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PostSubject: Re: What are you reading right now? (books, magazines etc)   Fri Feb 03, 2012 3:16 pm

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No problem Wink
Uhh... by "stuff" I meant Rankin lol

But actually, I can recommend one more writer who's best known for his crime stories, although his literary output included many different genres.
It's G.K.Chesterton (1874-1936) I have in mind and his Father Brown stories (they are a classic Very Happy)
A good thing is that what we have here in not only your traditional whodunit, but also a bit of philosophy in which Chesterton was particularly interested.

The Father Brown series include:
The Innocence of Father Brown
The Wisdom of Father Brown
The Incredulity of Father Brown
The Secret of Father Brown
The Scandal of Father Brown


Chesterton was also a satirist and humorist (was there anything that he was not? lol)
My fave Chesterton quotes:

Art consists of limitation. The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame. (LOOOL)

A teacher who is not dogmatic is simply a teacher who is not teaching. (haha wtf lol)

And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow.


btw As a sort of bonus I recommend The Club of Queer Trades (also by Chesterton I hasten to add). One of my absolute faves, this one. It's not exactly crime (although it does involve detection), but I'm sure you'll love it. It's something totally weird and unpredictable and hilarious Very Happy (it's a collection of 6 stories, and once you start on it you'll devour it in an instant, you'll see lol)

Hey yeah, I read a bit about Father Brown! Chesterton and his work sound really interesting. Those quotes are great. Very Happy
Once again, I have to thank youu for all your help! Hug

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Oh that sounds interesting, I'm definitely going to read more by this woman. Hahah Razz Yes, I know what you mean, it happens the same with me, I always find out who is the killer in the movies but never in the books lol. Razz

Haha. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: What are you reading right now? (books, magazines etc)   Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:47 pm

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Hey yeah, I read a bit about Father Brown! Chesterton and his work sound really interesting. Those quotes are great. Very Happy
Once again, I have to thank youu for all your help! Hug
Aww, it's a pleasure Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: What are you reading right now? (books, magazines etc)   Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:42 pm

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PostSubject: Re: What are you reading right now? (books, magazines etc)   Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:09 pm

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PostSubject: Re: What are you reading right now? (books, magazines etc)   Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:53 am

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Does anyone here like The Catcher in the Rye?

yessiree




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PostSubject: Re: What are you reading right now? (books, magazines etc)   Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:12 pm

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Does anyone here like The Catcher in the Rye?

omg I've wanted to read that book for ages, but I cant get it anywhere Neutral
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PostSubject: Re: What are you reading right now? (books, magazines etc)   Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:59 am

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Does anyone here like The Catcher in the Rye?

I have read it years and years ago, but I can hardly remember a thing. It was... I don't know... Quite unspectacular.


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PostSubject: Re: What are you reading right now? (books, magazines etc)   Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:31 pm

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omgwtf wrote:
Does anyone here like The Catcher in the Rye?

I have read it years and years ago, but I can hardly remember a thing. It was... I don't know... Quite unspectacular.
Haha, my impression exactly lol


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PostSubject: Re: What are you reading right now? (books, magazines etc)   Sat Apr 07, 2012 7:50 pm

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PostSubject: Re: What are you reading right now? (books, magazines etc)   Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:30 pm

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PostSubject: Re: What are you reading right now? (books, magazines etc)   Sat Apr 28, 2012 2:29 am

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CULTURE AND THE INDIVIDUAL.(A.HUXLEY)


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http://www.psychedelic-library.org/huxcultr.htm


Another way of realising truth:
“You wish to know what the marks of a man are who wants to realise truth which is God, he must reduce himself to zero and have perfect control over all his senses beginning with the palate or tongue”. Gandhi
Although I have been baptised I don’t necessarily believe in one God and I think this approach to realising truth doesn’t just apply to finding God. Everyday we are bombarded with media which sets the cultural and societal norms which are then enforced upon us and we cannot escape it because it is on our televisions, radios, it’s the shopping centres, buildings, capitalism, the government, the people on the street, EVERYTHING! . It is as if they have built all these structures around us in order to force us to conform in one way or another because there is a desire (materialism, to experience ‘the good life’ - travelling, having a house in the city or enjoying even the simplest of pleasures - dining out, seeing your favourite bands live) and without money you cannot do these things so you have to put a uniform on like every other conforming being on the planet, but its not your fault, what other choice do you have when no-one you know agrees with you or is too afraid to break away from conformity.
It seems the governments across the world have put measures in place to prevent the 60s counter- culture from ever coming back by impressing this idea that people can be anything they want via universities, offering government incentives to students just out of school e.g HECS in Australia, or paid work, or a place in the army. Another means is by changing the laws – e.g drugs, the repercussions of which are greater than in the past and if they cant get through to you that way the influence of your family or friends will. All of these are measures used to keep these students too busy to realise the truth and do something about it.
It is true we cannot live without food, shelter, water and clothing but they imprint the idea of having money in order to have these things which if you try /look hard enough you can get these things without money. The problem is people who agree with this view are deemed as ‘unrealistic’, ‘unreasonable’, ‘naïve’ and quite frankly ‘stupid’ but if the aboriginals and tribes in Africa could and can still do it, so can we.
It is such a shame that we will eventually die and we are stuck trying to fit into society, all the while feeling like something is wrong and even though we may have the money to afford the things we want it’s not enough and we aren’t satisfied. It is so sad that buildings and pollution are destroying the planet and people are so focused on their own lives they can’t see the beauty around them in nature. I think these people need to read some Wordsworth!
Nature is so beautiful, it has the ability to repair itself on it’s own unlike a building which once is blown up cannot. It is near to impossible, the idea of being able to live a lifestyle without being part of a society but if a group of people were to band together and create a community separated from our current one I’m sure it would be.
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