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Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by se_FOUR, Aug 23, 2004.

  1. se_FOUR

    se_FOUR Senior Member

    Joined: Aug 27, 2002 Messages: 1,796 Likes Received: 1
    Right I was never an avid reader of books, up to a year ago I like only read one..lol..Anyways "Brixton Rock" was simply a great book I couldn`t put it down for a second!!

    Brixton Rock

    Here`s some reviews..

    The Times
    "A triumph…. Bears a striking resemblance to Graham Greene’s Brighton Rock … the main difference is that Brixton Rock is very funny. Brixton Rock is a pacey document of teenage angst….which is why the pockets of humour…prove to be such a triumph. This is a debut which confirms its author…a pro in prose."

    The Daily Telegraph
    "The story. trundles along energetically but the novel’s real strength lies in the dialogue. Wheatle gives us a fascinating snapshot of black English in the early eighties and I wondered whether he had film adaptation in mind."

    New Statesman
    "Alex Wheatle’s Brixton Rock [has] initiated the debate on how it feels to be a mixed race Briton."

    Crime Time
    "Sharp-edged and sardonically funny, Brixton Rock is Graham Greene for the hip-hop generation - a strong and quirky debut by Alex Wheatle."

    World Literature Today
    "Wheatle has a powerful subject which he made into a Brighton Rock for contemporary England, a story about the inner life of a wounded social outcast who is redeemed while being a criminal."

    Greater London Radio
    "A great debut novel. Really, really exciting story…Alex Wheatle will be a great writer…brilliant ending."

    Just discovered two more books by him

    East Acre Lane--->> Follows Brixton Rock
    Seven Sisters...

    Anyways was a great read..

    If you guys got anything to recommend please say..

    Ethreadzny-->> you have helped me out in the past, any suggestions mate?
  2. I mentioned it in the past, Alex Garland's (author of 'The beach', 'The tesseract' and the screenplay of '28 days later') new book is a fuckin masterpiece...

    The Coma

    [color=black]Carl is brutally assaulted in an underground train while protecting a young woman from a gang of thugs. Beaten unconscious, he lies for days in a hospital bed. On discharge Carl starts to notice strange leaps in time, distortions in his experience. Is he truly interacting with the outside world, or could he still be in the coma?

    The Coma is the new novel from Alex Garland - a gripping mystery and stylistic tour de force that delves deep into the subconscious mind, with brilliantly disturbing results. It is illustrated with 45 woodcuts by Nicholas Garland. [/color]

  3. kaesthebluntedwonder

    kaesthebluntedwonder Elite Member

    Joined: May 16, 2000 Messages: 3,066 Likes Received: 1
  4. StarzAbove

    StarzAbove Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 15, 2003 Messages: 7,134 Likes Received: 6
    Well i'm on my way to buying the books I need for college






    man I have never read any of these books!
  5. Kr430n5_666

    Kr430n5_666 Banned

    Joined: Oct 6, 2004 Messages: 19,229 Likes Received: 30
  6. Dr. Dazzle

    Dr. Dazzle Veteran Member

    Joined: Nov 19, 2001 Messages: 8,147 Likes Received: 3
    Anything by John King. You might not like him, though, as he frequently talks about kicking the shit out of Tottenham supporters ;)
  7. mental invalid

    mental invalid Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 11, 2001 Messages: 13,050 Likes Received: 8

    sylvia plath...the book is great...try ariel after that...
  8. TheoHuxtab|e

    TheoHuxtab|e Banned

    Joined: Jul 28, 2004 Messages: 468 Likes Received: 0

    Book I'm trying to read now. But only got a few pages done. I think I'll start reading more when the college semester starts.
  9. MisPantalonesEstaEnfuega

    MisPantalonesEstaEnfuega Veteran Member

    Joined: Dec 23, 2000 Messages: 6,494 Likes Received: 1
    what I've read this summer:

    Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
    The Sun Also Rises - Ernest Hemmingway
    American Psycho - Bret Easton Ellis
    Blue Beard - Kurt Vonnegut(sp)
    Nine Stories - J.D. Salinger
    White Lines: Authors on Cocaine - various essays and exerpts
    Farewell to Arms - Ernest Hemmingway

    Less than Zero - Bret Easton Ellis
    Glamorams - Bret Easton Ellis
    Invisible Monsters - Chuck Palahnuik

    Currently Reading:
    Slaughter House Five - Kurt Vonnegut
  10. MrChupacabra

    MrChupacabra 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Oct 10, 2001 Messages: 10,940 Likes Received: 683
    Some good choices misp. I just read "The Stranger" and "Siddhartha" by Herman Hesse and enjoyed them, but the authors name of "The Stranger" is escaping me at the moment.
  11. rebsBK

    rebsBK Member

    Joined: Oct 15, 2003 Messages: 633 Likes Received: 0
    the rum diaries- hunter s .thompson

    rad rad rad !!!!!
  12. Gunm

    Gunm Banned

    Joined: Aug 31, 2003 Messages: 12,427 Likes Received: 2
    One Foot In The Gutter - the trials and tribulations of two homeless police officers working the mission district area in SF. A must read for anyone who has ever lived in s.f. or is thinking about visiting there
  13. <KEY3>

    <KEY3> Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2004 Messages: 6,878 Likes Received: 2
    woodcuts are great!!


    if you like The Da Vinci Code... check 'the Assasini'.
  14. kaesthebluntedwonder

    kaesthebluntedwonder Elite Member

    Joined: May 16, 2000 Messages: 3,066 Likes Received: 1
    Albert Camus, right?

    I re-read Siddhartha not too long ago. What a great book, one of my favorites. Others by Hesse that I've read and liked: Gertrude, Demian, Narcissus and Goldmund. I started Steppenwolf but never got around to finishing it.
  15. I have steppenwolf lying on my desk for one month with a dedication from my ex on the front page..i dunno what she's trying to tell me