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Forum: Book Reviews 17th Oct 2010, 13:45
Replies: 258
Views: 32,157
Posted By Hinton
Re: Booker Prize 2010

Just reading that Comment is Free thread on Finkler. Sweet Jesus in a box! Does anyone actually talk about the book at any point? As opposed to Jacobson's politics, the dread anti-semitism of...
Forum: Politics & Society 13th Oct 2010, 16:16
Replies: 13
Views: 2,873
Posted By Hinton
Forum: General Chat 13th Oct 2010, 15:46
Replies: 322
Views: 25,376
Posted By Hinton
Re: Recent Purchases 2010

One album, one DVD.

http://musosguide.com/public_html/musos.wp/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/black-mountain-wilderness-heart-cover-art-300x300.jpg
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Forum: Book Reviews 13th Oct 2010, 15:30
Replies: 258
Views: 32,157
Posted By Hinton
Re: Booker Prize 2010

Can't believe I haven't got round to this one yet. I really did enjoy Kalooki Nights, which our estimable JS didn't of course.

John, congratulations on your mention. Fame and fortune awaits!
...
Forum: Book Reviews 13th Oct 2010, 15:19
Replies: 56
Views: 9,469
Posted By Hinton
Re: Jonathan Franzen

I will confess, without shame, to laughing at this.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_2r6lrKXAJvQ/TK9vKwXWPqI/AAAAAAAABJo/LNPjaWdUU6I/s1600/fiction.jpg
Forum: Book Reviews 25th Sep 2010, 17:38
Replies: 56
Views: 9,469
Posted By Hinton
Re: Jonathan Franzen

My reaction to The Corrections, on the multiple occasions I've started it, has been the same as my reaction to a number of Don DeLillo novels - with which I've experienced a similar lack of luck. I...
Forum: General Chat 30th May 2010, 21:15
Replies: 322
Views: 25,376
Posted By Hinton
Re: Recent Purchases 2010

Quite a bit of stuff since I last posted in this thread, but all of it dwarfed by the arse-kicking magnificence of:

http://991.com/newGallery/The-Fall-Your-Future-Our-C-504383.jpg

Honest...
Forum: Book Reviews 30th May 2010, 20:52
Replies: 8
Views: 1,637
Posted By Hinton
Re: Louis-Ferdinand Celine and the Guilt of Enjoyment

Oh what the buggery. One more thing, that one more thing being a sincere shove in the direction of Fable for Another Time, from Bison Books, translated by Mary Hudson. The thing itself is only 218...
Forum: Book Reviews 30th May 2010, 20:05
Replies: 538
Views: 59,406
Posted By Hinton
Re: Martin Amis

They did have a bust-up circa Koba the Dread, Amis making unkind remarks about the Hitch's politics and that. But they seem to have made it up. One of the commenters at the blog I picked the...
Forum: Book Reviews 30th May 2010, 15:50
Replies: 8
Views: 1,637
Posted By Hinton
Re: Louis-Ferdinand Celine and the Guilt of Enjoyment

Back from the dead, because I've been reading Normance, sequel (sort of) to Fable for Another Time and account of an air raid on Paris. Good to see the deceased old frog was keeping up the same calm,...
Forum: Book Reviews 26th May 2010, 14:33
Replies: 538
Views: 59,406
Posted By Hinton
Re: Martin Amis

Amis seems to feature a fair old bit in Christopher Hitchens autobiography, Hitch-22, which is receiving tepid reviews as we speak.

Since the question of 'arrogance' came up two pages back, I...
Forum: General Chat 12th Feb 2010, 1:12
Replies: 322
Views: 25,376
Posted By Hinton
Re: Recent Purchases 2010

All day. It's a night record man, if ever I did hear one.

Fantastic though eh. God knows where he got that from after so many years. Sounds nothing at all like the older stuff, let alone the...
Forum: Book Reviews 11th Feb 2010, 5:18
Replies: 538
Views: 59,406
Posted By Hinton
Re: Martin Amis

The Martster initiates another bun fight, having apparently decided that JM Coetzee has "no talent" and is read only by morose buggers who hate fun.



Actually 'bun fight' is a bit of a fib on...
Forum: General Chat 11th Feb 2010, 4:30
Replies: 322
Views: 25,376
Posted By Hinton
Re: Recent Purchases 2010

Something old:

http://www.raisethehammer.org/static/images/frank_zappa_cruising_with_ruben_and_the_jets.jpg

...and something new.
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Forum: Top Tens 1st Feb 2010, 5:26
Replies: 110
Views: 15,933
Posted By Hinton
Re: Top Ten Musical Covers

Mark Kozelek (late of the Red House Painters, currently of Sun Kil Moon) recorded a whole album of AC/DC covers, managing to make the old goats sound almost wistful in the process.

If You Want...
Forum: Other Reviews 1st Feb 2010, 5:16
Replies: 307
Views: 38,318
Posted By Hinton
Re: Apple v PC

As with Twitter I do sometimes wonder how many used notes Fry is getting from the people responsible.
Forum: Politics & Society 1st Feb 2010, 4:51
Replies: 159
Views: 14,745
Posted By Hinton
Re: General Election UK 2010

Humble but mine own.

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Forum: Politics & Society 25th Jan 2010, 2:36
Replies: 677
Views: 74,820
Posted By Hinton
Re: This is the News

The Splintered Sunrise blog (http://splinteredsunrise.wordpress.com/) has been a caution as regards the Robinson business. It also flagged up this...
Forum: General Chat 25th Jan 2010, 2:30
Replies: 322
Views: 25,376
Posted By Hinton
Re: Recent Purchases 2010

A fine thing. I tend to find, despite the reputation, that not enough respect is paid to Roth.
Forum: General Chat 24th Jan 2010, 15:17
Replies: 322
Views: 25,376
Posted By Hinton
Re: Recent Purchases 2010

The first lot of another year.

http://www.perfectporridge.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/EELS-End-Times.jpg
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Forum: Politics & Society 2nd Jan 2010, 16:40
Replies: 677
Views: 74,820
Posted By Hinton
Re: This is the News

Here comes the new year, same as the old year.

Courtesy of Richard Ingrams:
Forum: General Chat 1st Jan 2010, 21:29
Replies: 7
Views: 1,049
Posted By Hinton
Re: New Year's Resolutions

My resolutions tend to revolve around things I should do but almost certainly won't. Quit the cancer sticks (and the snuff, and the pipe,) lose weight, drink less.

This year I resolve to do...
Forum: General Chat 26th Dec 2009, 16:05
Replies: 697
Views: 60,078
Posted By Hinton
Re: Today, I will be mostly listening to...

Johnny Cash, for some reason. Later, drunken singing of friends.
Forum: General Chat 18th Dec 2009, 17:01
Replies: 11
Views: 1,946
Posted By Hinton
Re: The Internet is a Dangerous Place

You bastard.

I've not read The Giro Playboy, but I do know that immitation beat style can be godawful. How? I once tried to write like that myself.* Trust me, it was a horrible failure.

*I...
Forum: General Chat 17th Dec 2009, 1:10
Replies: 697
Views: 60,078
Posted By Hinton
Re: Today, I will be mostly listening to...

Musical television, from 2003. Bit of exposure for The Fall. Unfortunately one key element seems to be missing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TExJM6hgxZI

*Priceless for the 'where the hell...
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