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benjybars
27-04-2015, 07:56 PM
Cos, you know, he only really reads on a Kindle now anyway. And it'll be nice not to have to pack and move too much stuff once the contracts are exchanged on that 3 bed in Brixton.

So, few trips to Cancer Research are in order. What's in the suitcases?

Definitely some Dave Eggers.

Probably a fair bit of McEwan, Barnes & Amis. Couple of Zadie Smith novels as well I would have thought..

luka
27-04-2015, 08:01 PM
Chuck palahiniuk

luka
27-04-2015, 08:02 PM
Bukowski

luka
27-04-2015, 08:03 PM
The beach by Alex garland
Books about a brit inside a south east Asian or south American jail

luka
27-04-2015, 08:05 PM
Did Ross kemp do a book tie in for his series on dangerous gangs?

luka
27-04-2015, 08:06 PM
Raw shark texts

luka
27-04-2015, 08:06 PM
A calvino and an eco

luka
27-04-2015, 08:08 PM
Tom kerrige proper pub food

Mr. Tea
27-04-2015, 08:09 PM
Did Ross kemp do a book tie in for his series on dangerous gangs?

He's been superseded by Danny Dyer among those who profess to discern about this sort of thing, hasn't he?

Also, lol at McEwan. And so the circle is closed.

luka
27-04-2015, 08:09 PM
Jimmy corrigan

Mr. Tea
27-04-2015, 08:10 PM
A 95%-unread copy of Cyclonopedia.

luka
27-04-2015, 08:10 PM
Alan Moore graphic novel

Mr. Tea
27-04-2015, 08:11 PM
Will Self, of course.

Mr. Tea
27-04-2015, 08:11 PM
Energy Flash!

luka
27-04-2015, 08:13 PM
Nick hornby fever pitch

luka
27-04-2015, 08:14 PM
Dunno about energy flash but certainly some music books

luka
27-04-2015, 08:15 PM
Maybe that new kim Gordon one

luka
27-04-2015, 08:16 PM
Books are just not really very hip maybe, only nerds read

luka
27-04-2015, 08:17 PM
Julian cope biographies

luka
27-04-2015, 08:18 PM
Michel Hollebecq

luka
27-04-2015, 08:19 PM
Reservoir dogs screenplay

luka
27-04-2015, 08:20 PM
Buddha of suburbia

luka
27-04-2015, 08:21 PM
Black dahlia
Dice man

luka
27-04-2015, 08:23 PM
Biographies of various 'characters' eg Keith Richards

luka
27-04-2015, 08:24 PM
Douglas Coupland
William Gibson

luka
27-04-2015, 08:25 PM
On the road
Unbearable lightness of being

luka
27-04-2015, 08:26 PM
That japanese novelist people read

vimothy
27-04-2015, 08:26 PM
Bill Hicks transcripts and/or biog.

luka
27-04-2015, 08:27 PM
Fear and loathing in Las vegas

vimothy
27-04-2015, 08:27 PM
Naked Lunch (unread).

luka
27-04-2015, 08:28 PM
One flew over the cuckoos nest

luka
27-04-2015, 08:29 PM
Henry miller
Raymond carver

vimothy
27-04-2015, 08:29 PM
Trainspotting.

luka
27-04-2015, 08:29 PM
A confederacy of dunces

vimothy
27-04-2015, 08:30 PM
American Gods.

luka
27-04-2015, 08:30 PM
Stupid white men

luka
27-04-2015, 08:32 PM
Murukami us the Japanese writer I meant

luka
27-04-2015, 08:33 PM
Novels by comedians like David baddiel, Ben Elton etc
Did that 'comedian' Stewart Lee write one?

vimothy
27-04-2015, 08:33 PM
Life of Pi.

luka
27-04-2015, 08:35 PM
Vernon god little

vimothy
27-04-2015, 08:35 PM
Novels and biographies.

luka
27-04-2015, 08:35 PM
That booker prize winning bus driver

luka
27-04-2015, 08:36 PM
The sinclair one about the m25

vimothy
27-04-2015, 08:37 PM
Game of Thrones.

luka
27-04-2015, 08:38 PM
Various American frauds
De lillo
Coracle Mccarthy etc

luka
27-04-2015, 08:38 PM
Vonnegut

vimothy
27-04-2015, 08:39 PM
Something by JG Ballard.

luka
27-04-2015, 08:39 PM
No logo

luka
27-04-2015, 08:40 PM
100 years of solitude
Bolano if he's still keeping up
Pretty much anything Latin American is semi hip

luka
27-04-2015, 08:41 PM
Black Swan
Freakonomics
Malcom gladwell
Other #bigthink titles

vimothy
27-04-2015, 08:42 PM
"Insight porn."

luka
27-04-2015, 08:43 PM
American psycho

luka
27-04-2015, 08:44 PM
Wasp factory

vimothy
27-04-2015, 08:45 PM
Pimp.

vimothy
27-04-2015, 08:46 PM
Books about gangs. Books about football hooligans.

luka
27-04-2015, 08:48 PM
Nick cave novels

luka
27-04-2015, 08:50 PM
Orwell essays and brave new world

luka
27-04-2015, 08:51 PM
Ghostwritten autobiographies of #legends

luka
27-04-2015, 08:52 PM
Howard marks
Books called eg. 100 beers to try before you die

luka
27-04-2015, 08:53 PM
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

luka
27-04-2015, 08:55 PM
John grey 'philosophy' books

vimothy
27-04-2015, 08:55 PM
The Great Gatsby.

luka
27-04-2015, 08:56 PM
Clockwork orange

vimothy
27-04-2015, 08:56 PM
His Dark Materials.

Mr. Tea
27-04-2015, 08:57 PM
I'd have thought Energy Flash for sure. Definitely that one about MES/The Fall, Hip Priest.

Cloud Atlas. Curious Incident.

luka
27-04-2015, 08:58 PM
Charles burns graphic novel

Mr. Tea
27-04-2015, 08:58 PM
His Dark Materials.

I was literally about to type 'Pullman' when I saw this.

Mr. Tea
27-04-2015, 08:58 PM
The God Delusion

vimothy
27-04-2015, 08:58 PM
The Sin City graphic novel.

luka
27-04-2015, 08:58 PM
I've never met anyone who's heard of energy flash and I.know many many semi hip people

vimothy
27-04-2015, 08:59 PM
The Godfather.

luka
27-04-2015, 09:02 PM
Some hemingway macho posturing

vimothy
27-04-2015, 09:03 PM
A book containing lots of pictures of graffiti.

luka
27-04-2015, 09:03 PM
Whatever tom waits namedrops

luka
27-04-2015, 09:04 PM
Good call vim, and the big Banksy book

vimothy
27-04-2015, 09:06 PM
The Warp Records book by Rob Young.

luka
27-04-2015, 09:10 PM
High fidelity

luka
27-04-2015, 09:13 PM
Paul auster

luka
27-04-2015, 09:19 PM
House of leaves

luka
27-04-2015, 09:22 PM
David foster wallace

luka
27-04-2015, 09:23 PM
Guns germs and steel

luka
27-04-2015, 09:29 PM
Books where some prick goes on a pointless 'adventure' for the sole purpose of writing a book about it after

luka
27-04-2015, 09:30 PM
Tony hawkes book about travelling round Ireland with a fridge is the quintessential one. Robert mcfarlane does the same routine but for radio four listeners

luka
27-04-2015, 09:34 PM
Books about cults, jonestown etc
Stuff about serial killers

luka
27-04-2015, 09:36 PM
Has charlie Brooker ever published anything? What about David Mitchell from peep show
#legends

luka
27-04-2015, 09:57 PM
Jon ronson

Mr. Tea
27-04-2015, 09:58 PM
Two or more Stephen Fry novels, while we're on the subject of legends.

luka
27-04-2015, 09:59 PM
Martin parr picture book

Mr. Tea
27-04-2015, 10:00 PM
Books about cults

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/3/34/Lords_of_Chaos.jpg/200px-Lords_of_Chaos.jpg

Vimothy has annotated his copy to correct a few factual inaccuracies he's found.

luka
27-04-2015, 10:09 PM
I'm gunna check the Facebook pages of suitable friends to see what they like

luka
27-04-2015, 10:11 PM
All the people who clutter my feed up with lad Bible clips

luka
27-04-2015, 10:19 PM
Disappointment. None of my idiot mates read

Mr. Tea
27-04-2015, 10:22 PM
Well yeah, "semi-hip" isn't really the same thing as "illiterate", is it.

Mr. Tea
27-04-2015, 10:23 PM
A copy of The Game by Neil Strauss that he still can't decide is pretty cool or an embarrassment to own.

luka
27-04-2015, 10:33 PM
Almost exhausted this game, invent a new one

luka
27-04-2015, 10:35 PM
He died with a falafel in hes hand

luka
27-04-2015, 10:37 PM
Death by burrito

Lichen
28-04-2015, 11:36 AM
Easy Riders Raging Bulls

Mr. Tea
28-04-2015, 12:21 PM
Almost exhausted this game, invent a new one

40-year-old semi-foodie clears out his fridge and kitchen cupboard - what's he throwing away?

40-year-old semi-pervert wipes all his porn bookmarks in a moment of self-disgust - what does he delete?

Mr. Tea
28-04-2015, 12:23 PM
Back to books: anything/everything by Irvine Welsh, surely? Edit - I see vim got in there with Trainspotting.

Leo
28-04-2015, 01:29 PM
i was going to say "the street of crocodiles" that he got as a companion to his brothers quay DVD set, but that might be a little too hip for a semi-hip guy.

perhaps some nicholson baker. and paul bowles "the sheltering sky".

tttku
29-04-2015, 01:31 AM
books his ex left. anais nin. duras.

griftert
29-04-2015, 11:31 PM
Isabella Allende, Jonathan Safran Foer....hmm

Mr. Tea
30-04-2015, 09:04 AM
Time-traveller's Wife

tttku
30-04-2015, 10:47 AM
A Confederacy of Dunces

woops
30-04-2015, 01:30 PM
I think the difference between this thread and the CD collection one is that there is some good stuff in here whereas the CD are all shit

Mr. Tea
30-04-2015, 01:49 PM
I think the difference between this thread and the CD collection one is that there is some good stuff in here whereas the CD are all shit

Exactly, I mean what kind of cunt listens to Kraftwerk anyway?

hucks
30-04-2015, 01:57 PM
I think the difference between this thread and the CD collection one is that there is some good stuff in here whereas the CD are all shit

Ha, well I've got loads of both of them but I feel less attached to the books so... I've some idea what records an actually hip 40 year old would own, no idea on the books at all.

woops
01-05-2015, 11:43 AM
Exactly, I mean what kind of cunt listens to Kraftwerk anyway?

Kraftwerk on CD, the very idea

Mr. Tea
01-05-2015, 12:22 PM
Kraftwerk on CD, the very idea

:(

Mr. Tea
01-05-2015, 01:15 PM
But back to books:

some Bill Bryson

The Idler Book of Crap Towns

books of cartoons - Steve Bell/David Shrigley/Matt Groening, including those ones featuring the weird one-eared rabbit creature and the two little guys in fezes

Schott's Miscellany/Almanac

Eats Shoots And Leaves

woops
01-05-2015, 01:49 PM
Wall and Piece
Notes from Underground, The Castle

benjybars
01-05-2015, 07:45 PM
I'm thinking probably a Slavoj Žižek that he's never read.

Possibly a copy of Edward Said's Orientalism too. Also unread.

tttku
02-05-2015, 06:27 AM
A 95%-unread copy of Cyclonopedia.

how hip is he? He better sell it on amazone marketplace.

Mr. Tea
05-05-2015, 12:18 PM
I'm thinking probably a Slavoj Žižek that he's never read.

Possibly a copy of Edward Said's Orientalism too. Also unread.

I was wondering if he might have something on Zero Books, maybe one of Owen Hatherly's ones on architecture and urban spaces.

I think he may have at least some of A Game Of Thrones, A Clash Of Bastards, A Rape Of Rapes, A Lot Of Murders or whatever they're all called.

Mr. Tea
14-05-2015, 08:18 PM
Pos semi-hip interest?

http://the-toast.net/2015/05/12/books-that-literally-all-white-men-own/

Woebot
14-05-2015, 08:54 PM
That japanese novelist people read

lol. vintage.