My favourite ever book, like ever ever

My favourite ever book, like ever ever

Postby andyP2 » Sat Feb 02, 2008 12:00 am

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This is the way the world ends, not with a bang but a wimper.

There has been a nuclear war, and the northem hemasphere is dead. The radiation is coming south, and everyone is going to die.

The book is about the last six months of civilisation, and how 6 people in Australia cope with knowing they are not going to see another summer, as time goes on the radiation goes further south and more and more of the world is lost.

Its chilling, and everytime i read it i end up sobbing like a baby at the end.
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Postby Newbie » Sat Feb 02, 2008 4:06 am

Uuummm, do you know something we don't Andy? Is that why you have moved? :shock:
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Postby andyP2 » Sat Feb 02, 2008 4:44 am

ha ha ! Yeah you're goners, I'm going to sit down here and watch you glow on my webcam....

I first read this book years and years ago, its just coincidence!
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Postby sgtpepperband » Sat Feb 02, 2008 9:22 am

andyP2 wrote:ha ha ! Yeah you're goners, I'm going to sit down here and watch you glow on my webcam....


To paraphrase Bill Hicks, RIP: "Alice Springs Bay..." :wink:

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Realise the impotence of proof reading everything you publish...
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Re: My favourite ever book, like ever ever

Postby glesga lawyer » Sat Feb 02, 2008 10:53 am

andyP2 wrote:Image

knowing they are not going to see another summer


A bit like living in Glasgow :roll: :? . :wink:

Probably some tuesday afternoon in August... :shock:
if the sun comes out from behind the clouds
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Postby kittie » Sat Feb 02, 2008 12:54 pm

Well, as long as it's the tuesday after my birthday, I don't care, I just want my presents and my weekend long partying! :lol:

Hehe, just discoverred my birthday is a monday this year, better make it the tuesday after that, I want time to enjoy my presents!
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Postby phantomguitarist » Sat Feb 02, 2008 4:44 pm

My Fave book:

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Postby glesga lawyer » Sun Feb 03, 2008 11:21 pm

phantomguitarist wrote:My Fave book:

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Postby phantomguitarist » Mon Feb 04, 2008 2:04 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Big Tim » Mon Feb 04, 2008 10:30 pm

glesga lawyer wrote:
phantomguitarist wrote:My Fave book:

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So true.

I think he favoured the green one, but only marginally over the purple one.

The literary 'Little Britain' of it's day. A novelisation of a radio light comedy series, the simple flipperoonee gag was used to the point of impotence by the end of the fourth episode, by which point it had turned into the equivalent of a chocolate filled advent calendar. This, sadly, did not prevent him from writing it again and again and again.

I really liked it at the time.
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Postby glesga lawyer » Mon Feb 04, 2008 10:39 pm

What I did enjoy reading at the time, was the screenplay for Get Shorty :lol:
Thought it was excellent :D
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Postby phantomguitarist » Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:52 am

I think people will be reading/watching Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy long after Little Britain is forgotten.
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Postby mitch » Tue Feb 05, 2008 11:04 am

phantomguitarist wrote:I think people will be reading/watching Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy long after Little Britain is forgotten.


Long after what's forgotten? :wink:

I loved all the Hitchhikers Guide books. I didn't feel it was the same joke used over and over again at all. Haven't re-read them for a while but I must have gone through all 5 a fair few times now!
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Postby andyP2 » Tue Feb 05, 2008 12:32 pm

I thought the last one was kind of a book he wanted to write but got forced to put Arthur Dent in.

I have a signed one of those - he gave a reading when I was at uni.

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Postby micki » Tue Feb 05, 2008 5:14 pm

Andy things will get better soon.
You can't possibly beat my down word spiral.

I am realising the smell I was wondering what it was is actually my coat lovely.

I s'pose today my favourite story is Hound of the Baskervilles although in an hours time I am sure it will change.
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