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Stocking Up [Jul. 27th, 2012|10:55 am]
Tony Grist
I went to the library yesterday. I've exhausted their supplies of Mantell and Byatt so I just let things call to me from the shelves.

Hey, I'm The Satanic Verses: I know you think my author is a twat but have you entirely lost your taste for blasphemy?

I'm worthy.  I'm The God of Small Things.  I won the Booker. 

Look how much shelf space I take up. I'm The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo. Don't tell me you're not interested in girl punk hacker geniuses!

Where are you going in such a hurry? Come on, give a book a break. I'm Tamara Drewe and don't I look like fun?

I gave ear to them all. The Olympics is upon us. There'll be nothing on TV but running, jumping and standing to attention while national anthems are played. Books will most definitely be needed.

[User Picture]From: glitzfrau
2012-07-27 10:04 am (UTC)
Hee! Good choices. I have read them all, though the Satanic Verses many years ago. Do let me know what you think of them. Tamara Drewe is very definitely my favourite
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2012-07-27 04:20 pm (UTC)
Tamara Drewe is delightful. I've been a fan of Posy Simmonds since forever.

Edited at 2012-07-27 04:21 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: lblanchard
2012-07-27 11:41 am (UTC)
I remember The Satanic Verses as being dense -- chewy, even -- but I don't remember anything else about it.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2012-07-27 04:22 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure I'll like it- In fact I've a strong suspicion I won't- but I'm prepared to give it a try.
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[User Picture]From: red_girl_42
2012-07-28 05:20 am (UTC)
Ha! That's a good description. I just read it recently. I enjoyed it, but I felt like I was missin an awful lot of stuff that I should have been picking up on.
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[User Picture]From: ashlyme
2012-07-27 01:22 pm (UTC)
Heh. I've got Larsson in the to-read pile.

At these times I'm glad I don't have a TV. But the Olympics will get to me somehow. Lead-lined box time, methinks.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2012-07-27 04:26 pm (UTC)
I'm afraid the Olympics is compulsory.
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[User Picture]From: ooxc
2012-07-27 02:22 pm (UTC)
It bewilders me - all these channels, and it's almost impossible to find anything un-Olympics-related
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2012-07-27 04:29 pm (UTC)
It's tiresome, isn't it?
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[User Picture]From: sovay
2012-07-27 05:33 pm (UTC)
I'm worthy. I'm The God of Small Things. I won the Booker.


Here; have some classical music distraction.

Edited at 2012-07-27 05:34 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2012-07-27 09:47 pm (UTC)
Argh, the puns! the puns!
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