- Dublin, Du, Ireland
- member since February 11, 2011
Book Lout’s last login was Tuesday, May 28, 2013.
Which book is that from?
By the way, my favourite book of his is At Swim Two Birds and close behind it The Third Policeman.
His other novels aren't that great to be honest. I'd only recommend them if you've already read and enjoyed the above two.
I haven't got around to reading his Myles Na gCopaleen books yet and they are supposed to be very funny. I read a book of his recently called Myles from Dublin where he writes under the name of George Knowall. It was a good one two.
As for getting people to use this site, I've invited a fair few of my friends and family but no one seems interested.
I've only got you, my mammy and my girlfriend on it :) You're part of a very select group!!
I think it would be a great site if more people I knew used it.
Hi Book Lout.
Sorry about the late reply. I don't really read a lot of NZ fiction. I think there is only one book by a NZ author on the 1001 books list, which is 'Faces in the Water' by Janet Frame. The only book of hers I've read is Owls Do Cry. She was a very interesting woman though. Sorry I can't be of much help about NZ fiction.
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Don't tell me you've given up on your lager lout ways!
Can't a man be a book lout and a lager lout at the same time?
Well now I haven't read all of them books. The ones under "plan to read" are books that I have on the shelf here but haven't started yet.
And a couple of them were so shite I gave up half way through.
I read Animal farm when I was living in Spain. I think I borrowed it from a friend so it was in Spanish. I've never read the original English version.
You're own book shelf isn't too bad lookin' either. I must check out that Keys to the Kingdom book.
To answer your first point about the 3d glasses: I don't use 3d glasses because it would be a pain in the hole having to stick them over my regular glasses. I'm not bothered about missing out on shite like avatar anyway. Sure 3d is only a gimmick anyway, trying to get people back in the cinemas since so many people are downloading the films for nothing these days.
So the corner is no good is it? I read a different book by your man Simon called homicide. He spent a year hanging out with homicide cops.
I think he spent a year hanging out with junkies for the corner. Doesn't really explain how he'd know exactly what they're thinking though. Anyway I'll let him off for writing a boring book because he created The Wire.
He made another series after the wire about New Orleans. I only watched one episode and I couldn't get into in. He'll probably never come up with anything as good as the wire again.
Oh yeah don't mind donating to them charities. Send the money straight on to me. I'll make sure it's put to good use.
I just finished reading a book called a little history of the world. It's a good one. It's actually a history book aimed at kids but I enjoyed it anyway. I think you would too and It would be a great book for Crean once he's old enough to read that kind of thing.
I doubt you're going to find any Japanese kids books in the library there. Especially books about talking shites!
Don't know how long I'll be living here. Sure if I move on somewhere else it won't be back home to dear old Ireland anyway.
Here's a nice doc about Orwell the brother sent to me today http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4s9pdL7tpA
As the man with the banes said to the frenchman: Enjoy that!
That's a lot of alias's you have. You're like a fella out of the wu tang clan.
Looking at your shelf there I remembered that I have read some Bukowski books too. I can't believe I forgot about reading his stuff.
I must check out Ham and Rye some day.
I just added the few Jap books I've read here. They're all children's books though. And they were hard enough I tell you. I was doing Japanese lessons a while back and the tutor would bring me those books to read. One of the books is called "Unko". That means poo. It's about a talking turd.
Reading an adult Japanese book would be literally impossible. Japanese has three alphabets (katakana, hiragana and kanji).
I understand the two phonetic ones but I don't know the most important and hardest one the feckin kanji. That's the one that's just symbolic.
I just finished reading Borstal Boy recently. It's a great book. Behan's character comes across very well in it. Seems like a real sound man. Funny how he doesn't mind people calling him Paddy in it.
Take it handy