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Re: Currently Reading

Post by Achtung Englander » Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:03 pm

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I need a bit of fluff after reading Adults In The Room
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Re: Currently Reading

Post by The Jackal » Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:09 pm

Just finished Remarque, and starting Child 44.

This is a rough start, tbh.
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Re: Currently Reading

Post by Snowy » Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:25 am

So you are really going for light and uplifting titles just now right Jackal? :lol:
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Re: Currently Reading

Post by The Jackal » Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:52 pm

Pretty much. The quality of the book does pick up though.
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Re: Currently Reading

Post by The Jackal » Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:52 pm

So Child 44 did pick up pretty well. Worth the dodgy start, I say. Having now looked into the film (which I haven't seen), I can confirm that the story bares little relation to the novel, so don'tuse the film as a basis for picking this up.

After this, I began on Bridge On The River Kwai - which, I didn't know, was not only originally in French but was by the same person who wrote the basis for Planet Of The Apes. The latter is its US title - in Britain it was called simply "Monkey Planet"... Kwai has quite a darker ending to the film, so don't expect just a novelisation of the Alec Guinness masterpiece.

And now, I've potentially made a mistake by starting (right before Xmas and the new haul of books that brings) the 900-plus-page Wolf Among Wolves by Hans Fallada, set in Berlin in 1923. There's poverty, there's whoring, there's a lot so far to make it seem like I'll power through and finish it before I go home.
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Re: Currently Reading

Post by Achtung Englander » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:56 pm

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