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On 9/14/2018 at 6:37 PM, SFLUFAN said:

Hey @Bloodporne - I found a book for you that combines your two favorite things: punk and East Germany

 

Burning Down the Haus: Punk Rock, Revolution, and the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Already ready it my man haha. Ironically, I'm not a huge Punk Rock fan beyond the very early pioneers, or what would be called Proto I guess, like Stooges, Patti Smith, Television etc. 

 

I really love those bands but have a weird distaste for what the UK iteration of it all did. There's some good music in there for sure but I have a total disinterest in political lyrics and that ridiculous snotty Brit attitude. 

 

On topic though: I enjoyed that book. There's a very interesting movie that captures that period well called Richy Guitar. I don't even know if it was ever subtitled but I loved this as a kid:

 

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090381/

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Atonement is just not speaking to me.  I just can’t find the magic despite it actually featuring aspects of literature I enjoy.  I’ve ended up buying a book called The Chalk Man which reviewed well on the cover but at roughly the half way point, it isn’t blowing my mind.  Next book just needs to be a solid 10/10

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On 9/14/2018 at 5:55 PM, Nokra said:

Lastly, I'm reading The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee. It won the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction in 2011 and I can see why. A thoroughly engaging and educational book on cancer, "its history and its future" as the author says. 

If you really enjoyed the book, then I suggest reading his follow-up The Gene: An Intimate History

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Chalk Man was shit, so I've started 12 Years a Slave (after finding it for 50p in a shop) so we'll see how that goes.  I think the next one will just be a generic best seller of some description.  

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