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  1. I went to the bar and ordered the drinks. "Let me guess," I said. "Brian, lager top, Steve, white wine, Kevin, Guinness. And of course, Tristram, Shandy."
  2. The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches - Gaétan Soucy.
  3. Confederacy of Dunces. Heard good and bad things about his book.
  4. This was one of the most glorious things I've ever read. In fact, I think this might now be my all-time favourite book. It's just magnificent. The book is another Roman à clef (they tend to be the books I most enjoy). This is Celine's early life in fictionalised form. It begins in World War I with Bardamu (Celine's alter ego) and explores the trauma and futility of the war. Then Bardamu goes to Africa which results in more suffering. Then he goes to New York and works at the Ford company and meets a prostitute called Molly. Then the book jumps ahead six years to when Ba
  5. This was wonderful. Really hard to believe this was published in 1881. It really does feel like it could have been written today (in terms of tone and humour). I guess because so many of us associate 19th century literature with the British and Russian greats. Their bombastic and proper style kind of sets a tone for what you begin to expect of literature from that era but the Brazilian style presumably kicks against that without being very familiar to us. Books like this were so hard to find in the pre-internet days. They've found a new audience now. The story is told
  6. Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
  7. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
  8. Girl, You'll be a Woman Soon - Urge Overkill
  9. Once you get past all the pervy stuff, it really does have some beautiful prose.
  10. Buy a Big Mac at the drive through
  11. Brian fixed the zipper on Jim's trousers, then Steve's, then Gary's. "How do you do that?" asked Jim. Brian smiled and said: "I'm the Lord of the flies."
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