The Reading Room

#301

Fire away. That is an ecumenical matter. :slightly_smiling_face:

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#302

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After finding out about Marina Amaral’s work on Twitter I decided to buy the book.

However; before I even opened the book, I noticed a lovely design touch with the dustcover - high gloss paper with matt typesetting :heart_eyes:

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#303

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The Folio Society’s lovely illustrated version

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#304

Anyone read this?

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#305

Just pre-ordered this on the Kindle, £2.63.

Out next week.

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#306

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#307

Brutal, shocking, inspirational…

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#308

I heard him on Desert Island Discs a while back, he’s simply an amazing person. And not afraid to discuss his mental health issues that were probably both cause and consequence of his work.

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#309

How anyone copes with seeing the things he has seen and with what man can do to other men, women & children, I dont know.
Its a grim read, but what he does, the legacy he leaves behind and the Trust he & his wife have set up is inspirational.

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#310

This just arrived

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#311

Bought mainly for the Talk Talk sessions but looks a good read overall.

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#312

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#313

It is an excellent read. I finished it last week. My only criticism would be that it is short on technical detail and long on personal interactions. The former is a weakness but the latter is the strength of the book.

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#314

If you’ve ever watched the Montreal episode of Anthony Bourdain’s travel series, you’ll have encountered the authors of this one.

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#316

I bet a lot of that has been updated since I read the original version with the silver cover.

I remember getting through the first two chapters thinking, “yeah, this is OK.”, then it seemed like 40 odd pages had been ripped out of my copy. :smile:

The rest gave me a terrible headache and sense of inadequacy.

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#317

You just look at pictures of black holes and masturbate don’t you?

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#318

You clearly have access to my browsing history.:wink:

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#319

Just experience of living on me own. Most things are a good reason for a wank.
Not really allowed to do it as much as I would like now. Sometimes I miss being a wanker.

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#320

Don’t worry Mark, you’ll always be a massive wanker as far as we are all concerned.:stuck_out_tongue:

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