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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:50 pm 
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I've just picked up Last Exit to Brooklyn, I fancied a change from the horror genre, and after watching BBC 4's book season, I thought I'd explore the rest of my book collection that I've picked up over the years.

This edition is the 1975 Post-trial edition, complete and unexpurgated, and introduced by Anthony Burgess.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:22 pm 
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floyd_dylan wrote:
I've just picked up Last Exit to Brooklyn, I fancied a change from the horror genre, and after watching BBC 4's book season, I thought I'd explore the rest of my book collection that I've picked up over the years.

This edition is the 1975 Post-trial edition, complete and unexpurgated, and introduced by Anthony Burgess.


Damn that's a book that takes misery to another level. Superb nevertheless.

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 Post subject: Re: Books you are currently reading at the moment.
PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:49 am 
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If people want to complain about the lack of grammar, and punctuations in books, as well as various websites etc, then I will refer them to this book.

Christ it's a perplexing read.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:51 am 
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:lol:

Pedants unite :wink:

I love challenging prose and along with Burroughs, Moorcock and Joyce I suppose this could be included.

It's like when I read A Clockwork Orange for the first time as a youngster, I just couldn't get my head around it, but then a rhythm develops and you find yourself sucked in completely.

I should revisit this perhaps. I just read an excerpt online and it pulled me in again. There's nothing like breaking conventions to stir things up I suppose (not to mention the violence and abuse that Selby Jr conjures up).

Another interesting read is Kerouac's On The Road: Original Scroll - it really feels like you're whacked up on benzedrine, the frenetic pace of the writing is something to behold.

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 Post subject: Re: Books you are currently reading at the moment.
PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 1:03 pm 

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I am currently reading last part of the harry potter i.e Deathly hallows......


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