The Reading Room


#281


#282

A fascinating, if grim, read. As Holocaust deniers/negationists seem to be gaining new momentum I felt it was important I finally tackled this book. Strongly recommended.


#283

I read this years ago, but misplaced it along the way. TBH it’s a long, if interesting, haul, but watching the non-musical TV adaptation has rekindled my interest so this is on its way:


#284

Courtesy of @coco


#285

I expect you had to buy your own, he doesn’t normally allow any one to borrow any of his porn stash


#286

I’d imagine he has spare copies tucked away in safe spots around the house.


#287

This is great so far, it’s similar in style to the Takeshi Kovacs trology :sunglasses:


#288

After discovering Marina Amaral’s photographic re-colouring work (see Old Pics thread) it piqued my interest to read her book with Dan Jones.


#289

The best children’s book ever.


#290

Give us a clue.


#291


#292

Refreshing my memory so I can do it full justice as next weeks class read.


#293

Wonderful book, I re-read it every 2 or 3 years myself. Out of curiosity, what age group are you teaching? I would imagine most young folk are only familiar with the (silly) movie retelling.


#294

9-10. It won’t form part of their literacy curriculum but I like to read them a good story during our occasional free periods. As a book to encourage a love of reading I can’t think of anything better , I’ve used it in previous years with 11 year olds and seen them go on to tackle The Lord of the Rings. Takes a bit of effort to do it well though, Gollum isn’t easy to read aloud and do his dual personalities convincingly


#295

Video posting required :grin:


#296

No chance. If I was good enough I’d be doing it for a living. I would happily pay to see a live reading from The Hobbit if it was done well.


#297

In the interests of saving storage space on the site

Imagine a gormless Irish housekeeper holding up a series of cards (Subterranean Homesick Blues style) with ‘go on’ written on every one


#298

Think red nosed comatose Irish Priest responding with FECK OFF
:grinning:


#299

:face_with_monocle:

I’ll thank you to find your own idioms and racial stereotypes in future.

:smirk:


#300

Arse