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  1. OurJud

    OurJud Contributing Member Contributor

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    More than one book on the go

    Discussion in 'Book Discussion' started by OurJud, Jul 23, 2016.

    Am I alone in my reluctance to do this? I have no idea why I don't allow myself to do it - probably something in the back of my mind expects I'll be dragged from the world of each book each time I change, but I don't know.

    I'm reading the final Red Dwarf novel at the moment, but am itching to start on McCarthy's The Road. Maybe now's the time to break my habit.
     
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    OK The Road is great, but odd in that dialogue is incorporated seamlessly into prose. Never read Red Dwarf though, had a novel once, think I threw it someone.
     
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    There's a thread about McCarthy's style - might take some getting used to, but I like that he writes with lots of line breaks. It'll be like eating a packet of biscuits instead of tackling an emperor's banquet.

    Why did you throw the Red Dwarf novel at someone?
     
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    Honest answer.. actually long winded answer. I loved Red Dwarf series 3-6, they were as funny as comedy has ever been. I mean you are UK, and old ;) you know they were fucking funny;) They were really funny. But I hated the awful drop off after. it hurt, it personally hurt, ouch, did not want it
     
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    They [Red Dwarf] weren't that funny. Half of us loved it, the other half did not. Like Blackadder, or Python - some people go 'all guns' for the comedy...but others, meh...

    Reading one book at a time is quite male, I vouch, like eating peas, then carrots, then potatoes, chicken leg in your mouth at the end. I'm other end of spectrum, but don't finish so many...
     
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    Series I and II are my absolute favourites, but the biggest hurt for me came with the God-awful series X.
    You mean the books, the series, or both. Quite often the appeal of so-called comedies for me isn't the supposed humour - it goes much deeper than that. I love Red Dwarf, but the belly laughs are very few and far between. This does not mean something isn't good. Same goes for Auf Weidershen, Pet. Billed as a comedy, but that's not why I watch it.
     
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    Seriously 3-6 were hilarious
     
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    Just FYI, I'm pretty sure you quoted me here by accident.
     
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    I'm not even going to ask why you've dragged a totally unrelated quote from ChickenFreak, from another thread, and included it in your post.

    You beat me to it, CF.
     
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    Why would I never not quote you? I imagine nights spent in your antagonistic arms; I imagine feeding you the Chinese from over the road, I imagine spending night after night in your pretty arms? Why will you not have me?
     
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    I only really loved 'Curb Your Experience,' 'The Office,' maybe, despite myself [Gervais, grrr]. TV, rather than reading.

    I'd kill for a funny book to dive into..
     
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    I love having loads of books on the go. Choices for every mood. Of course it means it takes me at least a week to read even the shortest book. So its swings and roundabouts I suppose.
     
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    Right now I'm reading

    - Grit, by Angela Duckworth
    - Quality Software Management, by Gerald Weinberg
    - Rocket Girl, by George Morgan
    - Stern Men, by Elizabeth Gilbert
    - What We Eat When We Eat Alone, by Deborah Madison
    - ....a murder mystery that I can't find right now.
    - Bright-Sided, by Barbara Ehrenbach.
    - Up in the Air, by Walter Kirn

    That doesn't include what's on the Kindle.

    I'm just saying.
     
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    Oh thank God. I love you Freak, can I have a cuddle?
     
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    At least a week? It takes me about a month to read a novel, and that's when I've only got one on the go. And that's not an exaggeration, by the way.
     

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