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  1. IdleRich

    what are you reading now?

    I wonder how much of that is down to AP itself though. I mean, obviously not all but something quite neat in him writing such a brutal satire on wall st that it became the default setting and removed the need or even possibility of anyone doing it now.
  2. IdleRich

    Michel Houellebecq

    I just feel diminishing returns with each book I've read.... which is virtually all of them in fact. I would recommend Atomised still though. What surprised me about the Muslim takeover one was how... limp it was, there was no real oomph in it. It was controversial at the time but that was cos...
  3. IdleRich

    Michel Houellebecq

    Was his name Michel? (the guy who said he was the only relevant writer I mean).
  4. IdleRich

    Henry Miller

    There's this I guess set in London... written by a woman contra what I said above. I didn't especially enjoy it but I think it fits the description https://morbidbooks.bigcartel.com/product/that-lonesome-valley-a-novel-by-melissa-lee-houghton (Disclaimer; Morbid Books is run by a friend)
  5. IdleRich

    Henry Miller

    I think there is a real genre - I dunno if it has a name - in which I would include (off the top of my head); Tropic of Cancer, Ask the Dust, pretty much all Bukowski, maybe On The Road, perhaps Junky and Queer by Burroughs, Jesus' Son by Denis Johnson er Dirty Havana maybe and so on. Basically...
  6. IdleRich

    Dinner of the Day.

    Very random vegetables grilled on a skewer with salmon (peppers were planned but turned out they'd gone mouldy)
  7. IdleRich

    George Floyd

    This passage in this book I was reading today seemed quite apposite to what we were talking about earlier regarding whether armed civilians were a good thing
  8. IdleRich

    Henry Miller

    OK yeah Cancer it is then.
  9. IdleRich

    Trump

    Hatie Kopkins was trending today cos she made some thing about being a white conservative Christian... I was thinking that I don't remember the bit in the Bible where Jesus is celebrating the death by drowning of helpless refugee children.
  10. IdleRich

    Henry Miller

    Well, he's obviously a good looking guy and he's six feet two or three I suppose but I think it was more that Agnes knew he was broke and basically did him a favour and said if you want 1500 euros just walk down the runway for me. I think that's right. I don't think he is so beautiful he would...
  11. IdleRich

    Henry Miller

    I've read of them but I'm mixed up on which one.... I thought it was cancer but your description of capricorn sounds just like it.
  12. IdleRich

    what are you reading now?

    Yeah third (or fourth or whatever) recommendation for Blood Meridian.... I'd like to read it again actually - his last few ones have been increasingly spare in their style, would like to go back to one of the old overblown and violent ones and see if I still like it, pretty sure I will though.
  13. IdleRich

    what are you reading now?

    One thing with Ellis vs Welsh... I think they're coming from a very different angle just cos Ellis has sort of chosen a subject that he thought (I guess) represented an important aspect of America and used that to explore/attack whatever the US. Whereas I'm pretty sure Welsh wrote about...
  14. IdleRich

    Keir Starmer

    Really? Oh sorry. I thought that JE genuinely thought that MT thought that the Caribbean should have the death penalty.
  15. IdleRich

    Keir Starmer

    No I assume he was being sarcastic when he said Sir Keir was a scumbag cos he approves of all those things KS has done. I haven't spoken to him or anything, that's just how I read it using my knowledge of how people talk these days.
  16. IdleRich

    George Floyd

    Sure, I seen programmes about them in Mexico and so on... huge armoured and crazy stuff and the police is both corrupt and unable to deal so only the army has the hardware to compete. And the cartels are very very scary don't get me wrong, the things they do have re-defined the levels to which...
  17. IdleRich

    Tattoos

    I notice pigskin was on the menu at St John which I recommended earlier... synchronicity must mean something right?
  18. IdleRich

    Keir Starmer

    I think that was what's known as sarcasm guys.
  19. IdleRich

    Tattoos

    Media bias... we should be told.
  20. IdleRich

    Tattoos

    He got a tattoo of Cummings?
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