Palimpsest  

Go Back   Palimpsest > Search Forums

Showing results 1 to 25 of 246
Search took 0.02 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: lurgee
Forum: Book Reviews 7th Nov 2017, 5:35
Replies: 15
Views: 4,972
Posted By lurgee
Re: Alan Garner: Red Shift

Boneland is certainly strange. I was hoping that it would all turnout to be something else going on.

Still not sure what he thought he was doing with the neolithic sections.
Forum: Book Reviews 27th Jul 2017, 10:41
Replies: 15
Views: 4,972
Posted By lurgee
Re: Alan Garner: Red Shift

Did he feel that Red Shift might have been a bit too accessible, or something?
Forum: Book Reviews 3rd Jul 2017, 7:17
Replies: 15
Views: 4,972
Posted By lurgee
Re: Alan Garner: Red Shift

My soon-to-be-disowned brat hummed and hawed his way through my reading of Weirdstone. I'm trying to persuade him he really wants me to read Gomrath to him. I remember it being a bit more actiony...
Forum: Book Reviews 3rd Jul 2017, 7:15
Replies: 7
Views: 922
Posted By lurgee
Re: A Little Life

I'm glad to know I am not the only person. given its MAN-Booker nomination and the massive adulation it received, I was wondering if it was just me and there was something wrong with me.

Two...
Forum: Book Reviews 23rd May 2017, 11:54
Replies: 15
Views: 4,972
Posted By lurgee
Re: Alan Garner: Red Shift

Just passing through to let you know I have started reading The Weirdstone of Brisingamen to my #1 spawning. I'm loving it, he's ambivalent. Colin and Susan have just been chased by the Svarts for...
Forum: Book Reviews 23rd May 2017, 11:52
Replies: 7
Views: 922
Posted By lurgee
Re: A Little Life

Because I am massively lazy, I will shamelessly recycle a review I wrote elsewhere.

The novel in question is A Little Life, by Hanya Yanagihara. It was nominated for the Man Booker prize...
Forum: Book Reviews 3rd Feb 2017, 11:17
Replies: 7
Views: 922
Posted By lurgee
A Little Life

I thought it was a bit rubbish. If there is still anyone else out there, I might post more branes.
Forum: All About Palimpsest 25th Oct 2016, 4:57
Replies: 447
Views: 50,119
Posted By lurgee
Re: Issues and Problems

Indeed. I only stumbled on the revivified Palimpsest by accident, looking for summat else.
Forum: Book Reviews 7th May 2014, 20:11
Replies: 53
Views: 11,593
Posted By lurgee
Re: George Orwell

All the things that made him an indifferent fiction writer (I agree wholeheartedly about 1984) made him a great essayist. The hectoring tone, the unrelenting hammering home of the message, the...
Forum: Book Reviews 7th May 2014, 6:36
Replies: 53
Views: 11,593
Posted By lurgee
Re: George Orwell

You are not alone.

I've always thought (well, always since I read them) that Orwell's fiction was wildly over-rated. Thoughh I have only read Animal Farm and 1984.

While he is extolled as a...
Forum: Book Reviews 1st May 2014, 11:32
Replies: 12
Views: 5,024
Posted By lurgee
Re: Joseph Conrad

I finished The Arrow of Gold the other night, which probably makes me one of the elite in Conrad appreciation. because if you manage to read that book ... Look, it isn't bad. In places.
...
Forum: Book Reviews 28th Apr 2014, 15:20
Replies: 12
Views: 5,024
Posted By lurgee
Re: Joseph Conrad

The Guardian has got around to talking about Heart of Darkness in its series of essential books (http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/apr/28/100-best-novels-heart-of-darkness-joseph-conrad).

Some...
Forum: Book Reviews 28th Apr 2014, 8:22
Replies: 36
Views: 7,719
Posted By lurgee
Re: John Banville

The Sea is a curious little book.

This might seem a peculiar statement to anyone who has read it, for on the surface, it is very simple. An elderly man, one Max Morden (morbid, moribund -...
Forum: Top Tens 28th Apr 2014, 6:39
Replies: 15
Views: 5,745
Posted By lurgee
Re: Films, then

Oh, it could be explained away ... All Trevor Howard needed to do was say, "I've only just got back to Vienna, and I find the man I've been hunting for a year is not only dead, but buried as well. ...
Forum: Top Tens 28th Apr 2014, 6:35
Replies: 15
Views: 5,745
Posted By lurgee
Re: Films, then

I was being a bit cheeky including two films by Godard, but I really, really wanted to annoy the shade of Francois Truffaut.

Also, I genuinely couldn't choose between Week-End, which is...
Forum: Politics & Society 26th Apr 2014, 23:43
Replies: 677
Views: 76,745
Posted By lurgee
Re: This is the News

this is bad. Don't these people know their Kurt Russell films. Do not mess with this voodoo bullshit!
Forum: Other Reviews 26th Apr 2014, 13:11
Replies: 40
Poll: Tom Waits
Views: 8,371
Posted By lurgee
Re: Tom Waits

I'm going to cause consternation by nominating the generally unfancied Alice as my favourite Tom Waits album. Dunno why. I know it is not his best. But it is one I find myself playing frequently. ...
Forum: Book Reviews 26th Apr 2014, 12:29
Replies: 3
Views: 1,207
Posted By lurgee
Re: Gillian Flynn: Gone Girl

I haven't read it yet. Does that make me no-one?
Forum: Top Tens 26th Apr 2014, 12:27
Replies: 15
Views: 5,745
Posted By lurgee
Re: Films, then

Cheeky bumping of the very last thread to the very front of the forum ...

Top 10 films, eh? I used to be able to reel them off so easily. See, I used to be pretentious. I used to be able to do...
Forum: Top Tens 25th Apr 2014, 11:56
Replies: 71
Views: 12,493
Posted By lurgee
Re: Top Ten Unfinished Books

This thread is full of wicked and naughty things. Shame on you Conrad unfinishers!

Just don't ask me how I'm going with Arrow of Gold ...
Forum: Book Reviews 25th Apr 2014, 8:27
Replies: 80
Views: 7,770
Posted By lurgee
Re: A Month of Horror '12

In my yoof I read a modernised retelling of The Vampyre. I quite enjoyed it, though I suspect the prose was **slightly** updated and all the boring bits cut out.

The bathetic "Aubrey's sister had...
Forum: Book Reviews 25th Apr 2014, 3:18
Replies: 62
Views: 9,770
Posted By lurgee
Re: Michel Faber

So, the answer to the question I posed above, is Michael Faber "the writer we can all agree to like?" is probably a 'No' due to my lamentable encounter with The Crimson Petal and the White. Ah, the...
Forum: Book Reviews 23rd Apr 2014, 23:55
Replies: 13
Views: 2,857
Posted By lurgee
Re: The Karamazov Brothers

I read The Brothers L, C&P, The Idiot, Notes from Underground and The Possessed in my late teens / early 20s. Not because I was hideously precocious but because I was hideously pretentious. I...
Forum: Book Reviews 21st Apr 2014, 7:25
Replies: 331
Views: 39,394
Posted By lurgee
Re: Recently Abandoned

Looking back over the thread, I see you ran foul of A Voyage To Arcturus. Had I but known you were going to engage with the brute, I would have warned you. tried to read it years ago and gave up...
Forum: Book Reviews 20th Apr 2014, 23:32
Replies: 331
Views: 39,394
Posted By lurgee
Re: Recently Abandoned

While I'm about it, I hereby publicly announce that I am giving up on Something Happened, by Joseph Heller.

This is odd as a) Joseph Heller is a proper author who wrote at least one undeniable...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 246

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 8:53.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.