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Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

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Half way through I heard you paint houses. Brilliant so far defiantly recommend it. Looking forward to the film this year
Who did you hear that off?


Has anyone ever tried to read any of Paul Theroux's books? His most famous travel book is probably 'The Great Railway Bazaar', but I am trying, and failing, to read his 'Deep South'. His style is incredibly grating for someone so well regarded and he is incredibly arrogant. It is rare that you find a book that you can't read, this may well be one of them. Is he worth persevering with?

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Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

Originally posted by Charlton's Child Charlton's Child wrote:

Half way through I heard you paint houses. Brilliant so far defiantly recommend it. Looking forward to the film this year
Who did you hear that off?


Has anyone ever tried to read any of Paul Theroux's books? His most famous travel book is probably 'The Great Railway Bazaar', but I am trying, and failing, to read his 'Deep South'. His style is incredibly grating for someone so well regarded and he is incredibly arrogant. It is rare that you find a book that you can't read, this may well be one of them. Is he worth persevering with?


I read the follow up to the Great Railway Bazaar (Ghost Train to the Eastern Star, I think) and it was grating, is right. It was a grand book but he definitely came across as a bit of an ass.
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Originally posted by SuperDave84 SuperDave84 wrote:

Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

Originally posted by Charlton's Child Charlton's Child wrote:

Half way through I heard you paint houses. Brilliant so far defiantly recommend it. Looking forward to the film this year
Who did you hear that off?


Has anyone ever tried to read any of Paul Theroux's books? His most famous travel book is probably 'The Great Railway Bazaar', but I am trying, and failing, to read his 'Deep South'. His style is incredibly grating for someone so well regarded and he is incredibly arrogant. It is rare that you find a book that you can't read, this may well be one of them. Is he worth persevering with?


I read the follow up to the Great Railway Bazaar (Ghost Train to the Eastern Star, I think) and it was grating, is right. It was a grand book but he definitely came across as a bit of an ass.
Was the style like a series of semi-connected short essays? I can't get my head around that at all. There's no flow to it.
you were probably told to leave an Irish centre one night but kept mouthing off and some big church going Gaa player f**ked you out the door hence your hatred for the Catholic Church and Gaa aswell!
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Yeah, kind of. That's almost to be expected of a multi-country travelogue, though.

Long time since I read it, tbh. Probably six or seven years.
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Originally posted by Charlton's Child Charlton's Child wrote:

Half way through I heard you paint houses. Brilliant so far defiantly recommend it. Looking forward to the film this year

Its a good read but I'm not sure if the film will be up to much.
Have De Niro or Pacino made a good film in the last few years ?
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Originally posted by rossieman rossieman wrote:

Originally posted by Charlton's Child Charlton's Child wrote:

Half way through I heard you paint houses. Brilliant so far defiantly recommend it. Looking forward to the film this year

Its a good read but I'm not sure if the film will be up to much.
Have De Niro or Pacino made a good film in the last few years ?

Yea fair point . The cast for the film with martin scorsese directing it along with reported budget im hoping for a classic. 
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I struggle to read as much as I used to but have read two so far this year and onto a third now Shocked

The Most Dangerous Animal of All -  Zodiac Killer - non fiction
some holy joe annoying arsehole, that was left in a stairwell as a child and adopted by very nice holy joe parents - can't get over that his real parents abondoned him. Everyone knows someone that was adopted and they are all cool with it?  

Anyway long story short, in his search for daddly long legs, he finds out he was a peado and very likely the most famous of serial killers the Zodiac 

7-10 

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Truman Capote - some undiscovered booked that was rereleased - can't remember what it's called.

6/10

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Currently reading God Save The Kinks

About 90 pages in and it's very enjoyable, but I find with all these types of books and other autobiographys that the before they are famous bit is way more interesting, so I'm just hitting 1964 and they have had three Number 1s. But I think the book will still be good after the non famous phase 

Romario 2016: And the ticket mafia gets caught! Well, four years ago I had already told the government.
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