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PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:58 am 
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by Richard Flanagan..... Tasmanian Author

always an interesting read....

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Currently reading "Hang On To A Dream - The Story of The Nice" by Martyn Hanson.

I'm only 28 pages in, but this is a great book! Lots of connections early on in the band's career that I never knew about. Highly Recommended for any fan of Keith Emerson or ELP. Keith Emerson was born in Todmorden Yorkshire, 'ya know...

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Art Sex Music by Cosey Fanni Tutti

Interesting biog about the artist/musician/stripper, formerly part of Throbbing Gristle and in at the early stages of electronica.

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The Marquess of Queensbury: Wilde's Nemesis by Linda Stratmann

For anyone with the slightest interest in Wilde and his downfall, this is essential reading. It covers the life and events from the view of the Marquess of Q, a side which is neglected. He's usually portrayed as THE VILLIAN, and while he was outright certifiable, the blame for what happened lies far more with his son, IMO. Concise and meticulously researched.

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Art Sex Music by Cosey Fanni Tutti

Interesting biog about the artist/musician/stripper, formerly part of Throbbing Gristle and in at the early stages of electronica.


Found her an extremely gifted storyteller when reading this . Such vivid descriptions, a painter with words . Had no expectations but was surprised by the level of atmosphere so successfully conveyed.


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The Speed of Sound

Thomas Dolby......

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The Speed of Sound

Thomas Dolby......

interesting musician......


Found it nonstop entertainment, the audiobook,though, read by him .


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market wrote:
The Speed of Sound

Thomas Dolby......

interesting musician......

Hey hey I thought I was the Dolby fan here! No fair getting ahead of me! :P

That audio book sounds like just the thing for my hell commute.

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Finished ready Boone’s Lick by Larry McMurtry. THAN….I got the audiobook
and listened to it. Very enjoyable and with great humor. An excellent read and
very good reader for the audio. McMurtry is very good at writing Western
fiction stories lased with historic characters inserted into the story including
historical events in which he weaves the characters of his story, without
twisting the history or meaningfulness of real events. In this novel you find
Wild Bill Hickok joining a posse to put some outlaws out of business. The
other members of the Sherriff’s crew or not happy because they only get 5
dollars whereas Wild Bill gets 50 and they have to start off before dawn on a
Thursday because Wild Bill traditionally will not work on Fridays. Then there
is the battle where Coronel Fetterman gets wiped out along with his 80 men
by Sioux Indians after stating that with 80 cavalrymen he could whip the
Sioux nation. Crazy Horse makes a cameo during the battle if you know a
little about the events, though here they don’t mention him by name.

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alec wrote:

Found her an extremely gifted storyteller when reading this . Such vivid descriptions, a painter with words . Had no expectations but was surprised by the level of atmosphere so successfully conveyed.


She's led some life, hasn't she? :shock:

It took me a while to get use to the vernacular style, but hearing her being interviewed recently, it accurately represents her voice.

OK, done with the M of Q book, which was excellent, and on to Stephen King's latest, The Outsider. It's interesting that he put a quote from Colin Wilson at the start, and Colin Wilson caused a stir in his day as one of the 'angry young men', with his debut also called The Outsider. But a very different kind of book.

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