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Forum: Film Reviews 27th Jan 2017, 23:41
Replies: 4
Sticky: Filmlist 2017
Views: 2,005
Posted By elwood
Cool Films/Movies seen for the first time in 2017:

Books: 2017 (http://palimpsest.org.uk/forum/showpost.php?p=135188) 2016 (http://palimpsest.org.uk/forum/showpost.php?p=134943) 2015 (http://palimpsest.org.uk/forum/showpost.php?p=134663) 2014...
Forum: Book Reviews 6th Jan 2017, 14:09
Replies: 12
Views: 2,995
Posted By elwood
Cool Booklist 2017

Books: 2017 (http://palimpsest.org.uk/forum/showpost.php?p=135188) 2016 (http://palimpsest.org.uk/forum/showpost.php?p=134943) 2015 (http://palimpsest.org.uk/forum/showpost.php?p=134663) 2014...
Forum: Film Reviews 20th Jan 2016, 21:06
Replies: 5
Sticky: Filmlist 2016
Views: 2,627
Posted By elwood
Cool Films/Movies seen for the first time in 2016:

Books: 2016 (http://palimpsest.org.uk/forum/showpost.php?p=134943) 2015 (http://palimpsest.org.uk/forum/showpost.php?p=134663) 2014 (http://palimpsest.org.uk/forum/showpost.php?p=133905) 2013...
Forum: Book Reviews 20th Jan 2016, 20:56
Replies: 10
Views: 5,573
Posted By elwood
Cool Booklist 2016

Books: 2016 (http://palimpsest.org.uk/forum/showpost.php?p=134943) 2015 (http://palimpsest.org.uk/forum/showpost.php?p=134663) 2014 (http://palimpsest.org.uk/forum/showpost.php?p=133905) 2013...
Forum: Film Reviews 3rd Jan 2015, 2:32
Replies: 10
Views: 3,863
Posted By elwood
Cool Films/Movies seen for the first time in 2015:

Books: 2015 (http://palimpsest.org.uk/forum/showpost.php?p=134663) 2014 (http://palimpsest.org.uk/forum/showpost.php?p=133905) 2013 (http://palimpsest.org.uk/forum/showpost.php?p=130423) 2012...
Forum: General Chat 2nd Jan 2015, 1:43
Replies: 6
Views: 2,196
Posted By elwood
Highlights of 2014

New Book of the Year: no new releases bought/read in 2014

Old Book of the Year: The Laughing Policeman (1968) the 4th Martin Beck novel by Maj Sjöwall & Per Wahlöö

Worst Book I've Read This...
Forum: Book Reviews 1st Jan 2015, 16:08
Replies: 18
Views: 7,365
Posted By elwood
Cool Booklist 2015

Books: 2014 (http://palimpsest.org.uk/forum/showpost.php?p=133905) 2013 (http://palimpsest.org.uk/forum/showpost.php?p=130423) 2012 (http://palimpsest.org.uk/forum/showpost.php?p=128142) 2011...
Forum: General Chat 6th Sep 2014, 21:15
Replies: 40
Views: 6,036
Posted By elwood
Re: Recent Purchases 2014

I haven't started The City of Falling Angels yet and there's a lot ahead of it in my to-be-read pile. I read Berendt's first book, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil a few years ago, and liked...
Forum: General Chat 31st Aug 2014, 19:56
Replies: 40
Views: 6,036
Posted By elwood
Old Town (Vernon) / The City of Falling Angels (Berendt)

Secondhand purchases:
£1 (hbk) http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad44/jake-elwood/Palimp1/BillVernon--OldTown.jpg & 50p (pbk)...
Forum: General Chat 19th Aug 2014, 23:19
Replies: 2,160
Views: 213,091
Posted By elwood
Re: The Wonderful World of the Web

JM, I'm not interested in Doctor Who, so I played the original version of 2048...http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad44/jake-elwood/Misc%20Pix/2048__you-win__21048-pts_.jpg~original...
Forum: General Chat 19th Jul 2014, 1:29
Replies: 40
Views: 6,036
Posted By elwood
Absolution (Flanery)

Used hardback, only £2.http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad44/jake-elwood/Palimp1/PatrickFlanery--Absolution.jpg
Forum: Book Reviews 8th Jun 2014, 22:45
Replies: 18
Views: 3,834
Posted By elwood
Re: Bookaday - June 2014

8th June - Have more than one copy:

I have two copies of Stoner (1965) by John Williams (NYRB Classics paperback and the new 2013 hardback), two different translations of Leo Tolstoy's War and...
Forum: Book Reviews 7th Jun 2014, 20:48
Replies: 18
Views: 3,834
Posted By elwood
Re: Bookaday - June 2014

7th June - Forgot I Owned It:

The Hoods [aka: Once Upon a Time in America] (1952) by Harry Grey.
...
Forum: Book Reviews 7th Jun 2014, 0:56
Replies: 18
Views: 3,834
Posted By elwood
Re: Bookaday - June 2014

6th June - The One I Always Give as a Gift:

Not always, but the book I've given as a gift most often is Band of Brothers (1992) by Stephen E. Ambrose.
...
Forum: Book Reviews 6th Jun 2014, 0:47
Replies: 18
Views: 3,834
Posted By elwood
Re: Bookaday - June 2014

5th June - A Book That Doesn't Belong to Me:

In the early 90s a US mass-market paperback of Get Shorty (1990) by Elmore Leonard was left in my house at university. The unidentified owner failed to...
Forum: Book Reviews 4th Jun 2014, 16:30
Replies: 18
Views: 3,834
Posted By elwood
Re: Bookaday - June 2014

4th June - Least favourite book by a favourite author:
Don Winslow and Walter Mosley are two of my favourite authors, but Savages (Winslow) and Killing Johnny Fry (Mosley) are both *0000 stinkers....
Forum: Book Reviews 3rd Jun 2014, 19:03
Replies: 18
Views: 3,834
Posted By elwood
Re: Bookaday - June 2014

3rd June - One with a Blue Cover:

City of Ice (1999) by John Farrow (pseudonym of Trevor Ferguson). The first book in the Detective Émile Cinq-Mars series, a series that's set in Montreal. A...
Forum: Book Reviews 3rd Jun 2014, 0:46
Replies: 18
Views: 3,834
Posted By elwood
Re: Bookaday - June 2014

2nd June - Best Bargain:

In 2000 I bought the hardback of An Instance of the Fingerpost (1997) by Iain Pears from one of the secondhand bookshops on Charing Cross Road for only £4.
Forum: Book Reviews 2nd Jun 2014, 1:00
Replies: 18
Views: 3,834
Posted By elwood
Re: Bookaday - June 2014

1st June - Favourite book from childhood:

In the Time of the Dinosaurs (1963) by William Wise, was bought for me when I was about five or six years old and I thought I'd long since lost it. But in...
Forum: General Chat 19th May 2014, 3:16
Replies: 40
Views: 6,036
Posted By elwood
Eureka (Diehl)

From a secondhand bookshop: Eureka (2002), William Diehl (http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/d/william-diehl/)'s ninth and last novel before he died in 2006....
Forum: General Chat 16th Feb 2014, 3:55
Replies: 2,160
Views: 213,091
Posted By elwood
Re: The Wonderful World of the Web

Two different takes on The Wizard of Oz (1939)...
http://jimromenesko.com/2012/10/26/wizard-of-oz-synopsis-is-going-to-follow-writer-to-the-grave/
...
Forum: General Chat 15th Feb 2014, 23:39
Replies: 40
Views: 6,036
Posted By elwood
Murder City (Hall)

The 1951 Pocket Book (#828) paperback of Murder City (1949), the first novel by Oakley Hall...
Forum: Book Reviews 3rd Jan 2014, 6:49
Replies: 331
Views: 39,363
Posted By elwood
Re: Recently Abandoned

The Savage Detectives (1998, tr.2007) by Roberto Bolaño, was left untouched/unread for over a week, and finally abandoned after 167 pages. That made it two abandoned books in 2013 -- back in the...
Forum: Film Reviews 3rd Jan 2014, 5:08
Replies: 9
Views: 8,157
Posted By elwood
Cool Films/Movies seen for the first time in 2014:

Books: 2014 (http://palimpsest.org.uk/forum/showpost.php?p=133905) 2013 (http://palimpsest.org.uk/forum/showpost.php?p=130423) 2012 (http://palimpsest.org.uk/forum/showpost.php?p=128142) 2011...
Forum: General Chat 3rd Jan 2014, 4:48
Replies: 8
Views: 2,492
Posted By elwood
Re: Highlights of 2013

New Book of the Year:Others of My Kind by James SallisOld Books of the Year:Warlock by Oakley Hall,
AND
City of Ice by John FarrowWorst Book of the Year:Noir by Robert CooverOld Film of the...
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