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On 11/18/2019 at 9:38 PM, LizzieM said:

Bet our Albert would enjoy that book Compo.

 

He's probably aready got a copy, Lizzie.

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This month's tillergraph

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Excellent book Me;issa if i rember there are 2 more books following. well worth a read.

 

Just read      "A Child called IT."     by Dave Petzer    good book but if you don't like books of children being treated cruelly then don't read this one.

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I saw them live at a NME concert in London, great voice and soooooo handsome. He sang so effortlessly, love that song one of my favourites.

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I saw them at the Sherwood Rooms when they’d only just come on the scene.  We went there to see The Righteous Brothers and were so disappointed when we got there to be told they weren’t turning up.  But, wow, were we excited to see this new threesome The Walker Brothers!   We even tried to get their autographs, unsuccessfully.  Scott Walker had a fabulous voice, I was so in love with him hearteyes

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Currently making my way through Schopenhauer's Essays and Aphorisms. He's often regarded as one of the most pessimistic philosophers which is certainly true - he basically says we'd be better off not existing - but I think there's almost something comforting in his pessimism; by rejecting the notion of the 'meaning of life', or just the concept that life is meant to be better than it is, we can commit ourselves to living in the present (although he basically dismisses this as pointless too. Can't win with this man.) 

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8 hours ago, エロゲいじゅつ said:

Currently making my way through Schopenhauer's Essays and Aphorisms. He's often regarded as one of the most pessimistic philosophers which is certainly true - he basically says we'd be better off not existing - but I think there's almost something comforting in his pessimism; by rejecting the notion of the 'meaning of life', or just the concept that life is meant to be better than it is, we can commit ourselves to living in the present (although he basically dismisses this as pointless too. Can't win with this man.) 

Perhaps he’d been reading Ecclesiastes?

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Pickwick Papers, Charlie Dickens is hard to read phew !

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@Annesley Red all my original Dickens books are very hard to read, not because of the content but the size of the text

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I have the complete works of Dickens, of some antiquity, on the top shelf of my bookcase (out of reach!) His basic stories are quite good but it’s a slog to wade through his long description passages to extract the essence. They do look impressive though!

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I'm a big fan of Dickens and have read almost everything of his, several times each.

 

I've never found him daunting or difficult; his main weakness is that he can sometimes be overly sentimental and mawkish.

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I've just had a look at my ancient copies of Dickens which I bought from an antique dealer in Horncastle many years ago. The script is so minute it makes for difficult reading. I only read non fiction and very little of that is from books as I can get all the information I want online.

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