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Gangster Octopus
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Not one.
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Lots.

The Final Solution, Michael Chabon (already finished - very nice little read about a retired Sherlock Holmes finding a stolen parrot).

And Then We Came To The End, Joshua Ferris (just started, okay so far, although with that little embarrassing "Richard & Judy Book Club" sticker hastily removed).

Darkmans, Nicola Barker (not yet started, based on recommendations here).

The Road, Cormac McCarthy (ditto).

The Retreat From Mons By One Who Shared In It, Major A Corbett-Smith (1917 book that reads like a grim combination of Richard Holmes and Wingco's match reports).

After Dark, Haruki Murakami (giving him another try, and, er, I liked the cover).

The Gum Thief, Douglas Coupland (I generally like anything Coupland writes).

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quote:
Darkmans, Nicola Barker (not yet started, based on recommendations here).

Well, then, I certainly hope you enjoy it...
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Blood Meridian, Cormac McCarthy.

The Age of Revolution: Europe, 1789-1848, E.J.Hobsbawn.

Diary of a Nobody, George and Weedon Grossmith.

Eleven Kinds of Loneliness, Richard Yates.

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Transit Maps of the World, Mark Ovendon

Shortcomings, Adrian Tomine

What Is the What, Dave Eggers

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boris
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I got three:

Calcio (which I've already got)

Dynamo - defending the honour of Kiev

European Fields - the landscape of lower league football

All from my Amazon wish list

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St Pancras Station (as recommended by Tubby, but entirely coincidentally picked out by my mum)

The Singapore Grip by JG Farrell

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Amor de Cosmos
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Bought by others for me:

The Sweeter Side of R. Crumb Robert Crumb (AdeC jr.)
The Boys Book of Soccer 1966 Dennis Smith (My Dad)
A Northern Coast to Coast Walk Terry Marsh (My Dad)

Bought by me for me:

A Life of Picasso: Volume II, The Cubist Rebel, 19071916 John Richardson
About Looking John Berger
On Kitsch Odd Nerdrum

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die grosse linke Hand
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Oh dear, I got quite a pile of books. Partly through my girlfriend now working in publishing, but we will remove those from the list.

Heat - Bill Bufford works in Babbo, one of New York's most famous and ridiculous restaurants. Won't get to read that for a month or so.

All the rest were from my brother, and to help with my future career. The way of the Turtle, Market Wizards, New Market Wizards, Reminiscences of a stock operator and a few others. Combined with my own readings, I am going to turn into one seriously spod-like market analyst.

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Nathan HelenaHandcart
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Booktastic Xmas:

Provided You Don't Kiss Me by Duncan Hamilton

Fire and Steam - A New History of the Railways by Christian Wolmar

My Father, and Other Working Class Football Heroes by Gary Imlach

How to Take a Penalty - The Hidden Mathematics of Sport By John Haigh and Rob Eastway

My Life by Fidel Castro

Conspicuous Consumption by Thorstein Veblen

The Intruders by Michael Marshall

Tescopoly by Andrew Simms

Already read three of em since Xmas...must slow down and make the pleasure last.

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The Steep Approach to Garbadaleby Iain Banks.
Some decent writing, but he's basically fused the plots of The Crow Road and The Business which suggests his imagination is getting a little tired.

Sister Pelagia and the White Bulldog by Boris Akunin.

I like Akunin's writing style very much, and this was typically readable, but not quite gripping enough.

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Ian Botham's 'Head On' autobiography

Griff Rhys Jones' autobiography

'Grumpy Old Christmas'

A novel by William Boyd called 'Restless'

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I got Jim Murray's guide to whisky 2007 (which contained some amazing revelations about Swiss whiskies...) and the Wainwright walks book from the TV series, fascinating stuff even when you are sitting in an office and the Lake District is a hundred miles away...
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I think you'll find that the books came first...
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The Deep. It's full of fantastic photos of weird and wonderful creatures like this:

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