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I'm currently reading Death Be Not Proud by John Gunther. This novel is a thought provoking look at a family's struggle with their gifted, brillant, and only, son's terminal brain cancer. It is a powerful story, and the intelligence of the charachters really shines through in the author's portrayl of events. I have to admit reading this I've wanted to cry profusely, but it gives a snapshot to the strength and will of the human soul; as well as the expanse of sorrow we as humans can endure. Really a wonderful read.


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I'm now reading 'Traditional Japanese Poetry: An Anthology' translated by Steven D. Carter, this anthology brings together an excellent selection of Japanese poetry, more than 1000 poems, in traditional genres.The poems are translated very well and include information of their histroical origin. The poetry reads very well and are written quite beautifully and this makes you want to keep reading :)

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Dostoevsky's book Notes from the Underground.

I was reading War of Wars but I returned it. It's badly written, sometimes reads like a propaganda piece and (most unforgivable for a histroy book) factually inaccurate. :x

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I'm now reading the latest Neo magazine issue 49, got some decent stuff in and canny few page spread of Origin spirits of the past.

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I be reading the Rev Films mail order catalouge i got the tother day :Arr:

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Okay I'm finished with Dostoevsky so I'm now reading something a bit more serious 'Calcio: A History of Italian Football' by John Foot.

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In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

I have to for summer work....I watched all the W.A.E fillers, and watched the first arc of Shippuuden, but this book is slow, and is the most boring thing I have ever read. I am a quarter of the way through, and the plot has only started moving, very slowly. This is supposed to be a novel about the real life quadroupal murder of a Kansas family, but at the moment it's just the enviroment and irrelevant back stories. If I didn't have to read this, I'd have put it down after the first page. Critically acclaimed my arse...Critically Acclaimed for making people kill themselves out of boredom more like. It makes me feel sick when I think 'Just move on with the f*cking plot already' then I remember it's based on true events...Bad bad book.

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I've just begun reading Androcles and the Lion by: Bernard Shaw. I have to say, so far, it is wonderful. It is a play. The characters are charming. The satire is timeless and adorably funny in it's sweet way. So far, it is witty despite the darker themes it suggests, it somehow remains light and cheery in an unobtrusive way. Lovely read. Also, quite a bit of classic novel gallows humour, which makes me happy.


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The book im currently reading is called 'do elephents really never forget'

Its just a silly Q&A book i found lying around when i was cleaning so i thought i would read it :o

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I'm ploughing my way (again) through a book called 1914 - 1918 by David Stevenson, a well written and completly depressing book about WW1. It's a brilliant book but the numbers are really hard to get your head round, take for example the Battle of the Marne in 1914, there were a total of 500,000 killed, split fairly evenly between the Allies and Germany.

In the last big French - German war prior to WW1, the 1870 Franco-Prussian war (which led to the formation of Germany), the total casualties for the entire war were about 250,000, again split fairly evenly between the French and the Germans.

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I'm currently reading For The Emperor by Sandy Mitchell.
I've just finished Insomnia by Stephen King.


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I finished Calcio: A History of Italian Football by John Foot.
I enjoyed reading this as I have been watching Italian football for sometime now (since early-mid 90s when football italia used to be on S4C or channel 4). I knew a lot of the more modern infomation in the book but it was good to find out about the early years of the game in Italy and learn the general attitude of the Italian footy fan (I never knew they were so paranoid about refs).
The book seems to be aimed at the average English football fan (not surprising since it was written in english) as it has a section devoted to British (and Irish) players played in Serie A. Disappointedly it barely mentions Liam Brady, who had a successful time there with Juve, Inter and Sampdoria, but gives plenty of space to the likes of Luther Blissett and Gazza both of which had a torrid time in Italy.
All in all a good book for anyone with a passing intrest in Italian soccer.

Edit: I forgot to mention what I'm reading now. Well since Dark Designs and Rage In Heaven arrived in the post yesterday, I'll will be reading them. It's a collection of transformers comics from the generation 2 line.

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