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Started 26/03/2009 19:26:20 by LN. Topic has 15 reply(s).

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#1 Posted 26/03/2009 19:26:20
How to be Good

How to be Good
Nick Hornby

I've just started reading this book - am halfway through chapter one.

Without giving the plot away, is anyone else reading or read it?

 

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#2 Posted 30/03/2009 17:52:16

No one else reading or read it then?

 

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#3 Posted 30/03/2009 18:40:05

hi LN, it's on my shelf to read, but as you know in the middle of 'ragged trousered' let me know if its worth reading.

 

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#4 Posted 30/03/2009 19:06:51

Is good so far...about a third of the way through!

Would be good to know what you think of 'ragged trousers'.

 

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#5 Posted 03/04/2009 20:18:24

I've just finished this book. A very easy-going, humourous read. Reccomended!

 

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#6 Posted 03/04/2009 20:30:24

still reading 'ragged trousered' big book, not enough time! but good so far and pretty relevant in the current economic crises!

 

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#7 Posted 03/04/2009 20:34:31

I'm trying to decide which book to read next...the ragged trousered is a possibility, but i do have a shelf of 'un-reads', so it's a tough decision!

 

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#8 Posted 03/04/2009 22:01:03

i take ages to decide which book to read next, like you i have a shelf full of un-reads, i have to be in the right mood for books, and also depends on what i have just read. the next one will be a quick read!

 

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#9 Posted 12/04/2009 21:26:38

hi LN, i've just finished 'ragged trousered' and found it very good. it really brings it home to you, the absolute poverty people lived in and the unfairness of the system. but it also had a lot of humour in it. what really surprised me was the relevance it still has today. i can see why it is a classic. if you do read it let me know what you think.

i now have the problem of what to read next!

 

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#10 Posted 13/04/2009 16:11:25

I went for reading 'Eve Green' in the end, but now i've finished that, so back to decding what to read next! Like you, it depends what mood i'm in... but my sizeable stack of unreads is probably capable of accomodating most of them!

 

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#11 Posted 23/04/2009 20:47:41

hi LN just started reading how to be good, i'm on a roll with nick hornby at the moment having just read fever pitch. he's a very easy read, and seems to capture the essence of the era. enjoying it so far. Just ordered a couple of books so my unreads stack still isn't getting any smaller!

 

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#12 Posted 24/04/2009 17:17:38

I really enjoyed both of the Nick Hornbys - I reallty like his style. I found the female voice in 'How to be good' convincing as well.

Finished Eve Green, and 'Notes on a Scandal', and just started 'Adrian Mole and the weapons of Mass Destruction'. I think i'll go for somthing a bit more serious next, so 'The Ragged Trousered' are beckoning, but then again, so are a host of other titles!

 

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#13 Posted 26/04/2009 13:57:56

hi LN. just finished 'how to be good' a very funny, clever book. i love his sense of humour! I will certainly be reading more nick hornby.

what did you think of notes on a scandal?

my son has read all the adrian mole, he probably had the first one when he was about 13 and 3 quarters, and has grown up with adrian.

now to decide what to read next.....

 

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#14 Posted 26/04/2009 19:10:21

I really want to read the Nick Hornby book about a record shop, (the name escapes me at the mo). I am determined to get through more of my 'to read' pile before I buy more though!

I read a load of Adrian Moles When I was younger, but I think I may have missed out one on the way - I'm sure he didn't have children last time! Am enjoying it so far.

Notes on a Scandal was an 'interesting' read - you really get a sense of the character of the narrator, who becomes more central to the plot than Sheba herself.

 

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#15 Posted 26/04/2009 20:41:45

high fidelity - not read it yet but liked the film

i thought the book of notes on a scandal was better than the film. the narrator was far more menacing and it was about what was going on in her mind rather than about sheba.

seem to remember buying adrian mole and the capaccino years last year maybe, perhaps thats the one you missed.

 

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#16 Posted 29/04/2009 17:56:11

I've not seen the film yet - is it worth seeing? I think you might be right about the Adrian Mole that I missed. I do want to read High Fidelity, but have resolved to make sizeable inroads on my to-be-read pile before purchasing anymore - even if they are recycled!