The Reading Room


#261

Some of the covers for the sci-fi paperbacks are tremendous - I used to have a great collection of them but had to sell them after my divorce. :disappointed:

This is a treasure trove of stuff

http://thevaultoftheatomicspaceage.tumblr.com/


#262

Have just read this for the second time. A wonderfully written account of travels in Afghanistan

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#263

Chris @vacdac buy it before it’s out of print again.


#264

It’s also available as a Kindle book, which suits me better.


#265

It’s a brilliant book - much more than just a history of the free jazz movement. There is a particular bit in the Sun Ra chapter where you just want to be transported back to it.


#266

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I now need all the Impulse albums on vinyl :grinning:


#267

Covenant with Death by John Harris.
Novel about the First World War based on stories from survivors. It follows a group in the Sheffield pals. The novel was in turn the inspiration for the song The Rose of York.


#268

This looks interesting


#269

Finished reading it. Powerful tale, matches with “They shall not grow old”. Well worth a read.
https://hitchensblog.mailonsunday.co.uk/2012/11/covenant-with-death.html
(apologies for citing the Heil)


#270

Translated from German, and originally written as a history book for children, it is proving an entertaining lunchtime read at work.


#271

Not heard of that- looks like it would be a good one for my sons birthday in a weeks time!


#272

The best £10 you’ll spend on anything ever again


#273

That’s my Christmas sorted and have already used some of them today in work :+1:


#274


#275

Enjoying this one more than Perdido St. Station @coco


#276

I read that last year, really enjoyed it, bought Iron Council the other New Crobuzon book at the same time but for some reason haven’t started it yet


#277

I found the first one a bit of chore, but this one’s more engaging.


#278

I read that around the same time as I read the Kraftwerk biography (Publikation?). Excellent book.


#279

Xmas present. All 900 18th century pages. Fortunately I got this too

which might just get me out of trouble.

VB


#280

Iron Council is hard going, I nearly gave up. Definitely not his best.