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Dallyboy

Dallyboy

Joined July 2018

Writer/construction worker. The usual pairing.
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High Fidelity | Nick Hornby
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My all time top five favourite things about high fidelity:
1- the top fives
2- the mix tapes
3- existential angst
4- immature narcissistic narrator
5- it‘s not what you like, it‘s what you‘re like.

So going of number 5, even if you don‘t like high fidelity, I can still (theoretically) like you.

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A Moveable Feast | Ernest Hemingway
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Warning: book has very little to do with picnics. Only on a few occasions does Hemingway picnic. I wanted more picnic, and less f.scott penis. All in all worth reading just for Hemingway‘s roasts on other writers. Eg = I do not think I have ever seen a nastier-looking man... Under the black hat, when I had first seen them, the eyes had been those of an unsuccessful rapist. [on Brit poet Percy Wyndham Lewis]

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Metamorphosis | Franz Kafka
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Finally someone has answered the age old question: how would a bourgeois bloke get back to work after waking as a monstrous cockroach?

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Cannery Row | John Steinbeck
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Good book, probably worth at least 15 frogs, 17 frogs in a pinch. But I‘d recommend waiting for a special at lee chongs, and paying only 12 frogs for this fine book.

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Reading a Book? Don‘t actually read the book, just hold it really tight so your forearms bulge out. Every time you turn a page, rip it out, because you are too strong to hold paper.

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Catch-22 | Joseph L Heller
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My favourite book. Simple as that.

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Junky | William S. Burroughs
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Great book, self loathing in Mexico, suddenly I‘m not overly concerned by my coffee addiction.

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Post Office | Charles Bukowski
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Made me drink more and take up gambling. Would recommend

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Dracula | Bram Stoker

I never knew garlic had white flowers. Thank you Bram Stoker. I was of the opinion they just appeared in a mist inside my fridge.

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The Big Sleep | Raymond Chandler

Made me want to become an alcoholic dick. If you ask any of my friends though I‘m already both of those things.

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Fight Club | Chuck Palahnuik

I feel the true powerhouse of writing is whoever made the screenplay.... amazing concept which I‘m overfamiliar with now but maybe the movie was better??? Chuck is still my idol.

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Child of God | Cormac McCarthy

Fun small read. If sex with dead bodies isn‘t your thing, stay away. If sex with dead bodies is your thing, see a doctor.

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The Bell Jar | Sylvia Plath

A damn shame we didn‘t get more novels From such an amazing voice.

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Love John. I feel just reading his story has made me a more honest person. And for McCarthy I didn‘t find myself wincing from violence... probably my favourite writer.

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I‘ll never look at my own scalp the same way again. Or my babies ankles 😭

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American Psycho | Bret Easton Ellis

I will now forever be on the look out for men wearing a triple button wool Armani suit with a white pocket square. Matching slacks. Sterling tie clip holding a cornflower blue tie from polo. Non prescription frames from Burberry and a new Sony Walkman with headphones gently wrapping moose backed hair.

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Old Man and the Sea | Ernest Hemingway

Made me want to try fishing. To find the real me at sea. Got sea sick 🤢 just gonna stick to reading.

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I was pretty sure I didn‘t want to go to war. Now I‘m certain.

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A Clockwork Orange | Anthony Burgess

Nadsat really takes the sting out of written violence. But once you have a better idea of it and contextually everything works 😱

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Lolita | Vladimir Nabokov

This books written so well, it made me realise just how bad at writing I am.

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