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Why did you stop reading The Bell?

And Mats I’ve forgotten to ask, did you ever finish Brothers Karamazov?
 

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Oh No I've not stopped The Bell. Just reading two books simultaneously. I'm into doubling at the moment :eyes:
 

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Finished Catcher in the Rye yesterday. 3/5 at the most for me, the ending was beautiful but having read all of Salinger’s work now, I can’t say I’m a big fan of his writing style.

Next up is Narciuss and Goldmund. I’ve not read anything by Hermann Hesse before, and looking forward to reading this.
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Shall I add this to my List?
I've got too many on the go at present. I feel like I need to take a week off work to catch up!
 

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This is the vibe it’s giving me after having read the first chapter:



So yes, of course you should add it to your homoerotica list. :disco:
 

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I can't believe more Mopsters are not on the The Bell Shaped Peen tip with its homoeroticism
 

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just read an excerpt and getting Pamuk vibes from the style :disco: will definitely suggest it
 

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I finished The Bell and it was so good! 4/5 but maybe should be a 5/5er to be honest.

I might dive into an Iris Murdoch phase

 

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Half way through this.

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The story of a strange experiment - a journey into the oddest corners of 60s Britain and the outer edges of science and reason.

Premonitions are impossible. But they come true all the time.

You think of a forgotten friend. Out of the blue, they call.

But what if you knew that something terrible was going to happen? A sudden flash, the words CHARING CROSS. Four days later, a packed express train comes off the rails outside the station.

What if you could share your vision, and stop that train? Could these forebodings help the world to prevent disasters?

In 1966, John Barker, a dynamic psychiatrist working in an outdated British mental hospital, established the Premonitions Bureau to investigate these questions. He would find a network of hundreds of correspondents, from bank clerks to ballet teachers. Among them were two unnervingly gifted "percipients". Together, the pair predicted plane crashes, assassinations and international incidents, with uncanny accuracy. And then, they informed Barker of their most disturbing premonition: that he was about to die.

The Premonitions Bureau is an enthralling true story, of madness and wonder, science and the supernatural - a journey to the most powerful and unsettling reaches of the human mind.
 

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So I am currently reading three books at the same time. A first even for me.

But now this came up on my insta feed and I'm intrigued

 

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It sounds promising.

I started reading Brideshead Revisited during my vacation but I haven’t had much time since. I know of the story but I don’t know any details and I’ve not watched the tv/movie adaptations. I like what I’ve read so far but the vocabulary is difficult and made me question my language skills. :o
 

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It sounds promising.

I started reading Brideshead Revisited during my vacation but I haven’t had much time since. I know of the story but I don’t know any details and I’ve not watched the tv/movie adaptations. I like what I’ve read so far but the vocabulary is difficult and made me question my language skills. :o
I'll teach you how to ------
 

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Just finished Young Mungo. Exactly as bleak as I expected, if not more, but I found it more enjoyable than Shuggie Bain. It got to the point much quicker, and I actually gave a shit about the characters this time round.
I loved the prose and the story, I just didn’t buy the pay-off with the brother

Let’s hope he can show something other than poverty porn for book #3
 

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Oh yes! Need him inside my life to be frank
By the way I’m really struggling with The Promise
 
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Half way through this.

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The story of a strange experiment - a journey into the oddest corners of 60s Britain and the outer edges of science and reason.

Premonitions are impossible. But they come true all the time.

You think of a forgotten friend. Out of the blue, they call.

But what if you knew that something terrible was going to happen? A sudden flash, the words CHARING CROSS. Four days later, a packed express train comes off the rails outside the station.

What if you could share your vision, and stop that train? Could these forebodings help the world to prevent disasters?

In 1966, John Barker, a dynamic psychiatrist working in an outdated British mental hospital, established the Premonitions Bureau to investigate these questions. He would find a network of hundreds of correspondents, from bank clerks to ballet teachers. Among them were two unnervingly gifted "percipients". Together, the pair predicted plane crashes, assassinations and international incidents, with uncanny accuracy. And then, they informed Barker of their most disturbing premonition: that he was about to die.

The Premonitions Bureau is an enthralling true story, of madness and wonder, science and the supernatural - a journey to the most powerful and unsettling reaches of the human mind.
I am plodding through this, despite being filled with anticipation for it. I am nearly 100 pages in and it still feels like a prologue.
 

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Just finished Young Mungo. Exactly as bleak as I expected, if not more, but I found it more enjoyable than Shuggie Bain. It got to the point much quicker, and I actually gave a shit about the characters this time round.
I’ve just finished Shuggie .. and while I liked it it wasn’t an enjoyable read. will read the new one soon
 

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Rattling my way through this.

Ryan O’Connell is the star of the Netflix series ‘Special’ and also features in the latest incarnation of ‘Queer as folk’

The book is very sex positive. edit - I should mention that Ryan has cerebral palsy, and he never shies away from this and it’s unexpected effects on his (sex) life.

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I’ve hit another book “wall”

Three dnfs/ shelved in one month

Help me mopsty
 

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