Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Melvil, 6 Sep 2007.
Bored. Curious. Nuff said.
The percentages add up to 266.6%
I clicked other, for me that means popular science books & detective novels!
I ticked other because I like lots of different kinds of book. I mostly seem to read history books nowadays, especially First and Second World War, or railway history, but I also like Iain M Banks (and his alter ego, Iain Banks), George MacDonald Fraser, Jonathan Coe, John Steinbeck and lots of others.
Why is Humour not a choice?????
Tom Sharpe every time.
I like 20th century American fiction - particularly the writings of F. Scott Fitzgerald, the Beat authors, Hemingway, Vonnegut and Philip Roth.
No mention of philosophy, travel, sport or semi/autobiography.
But those I mentioned.
When I get the chance to read a book it's usually Sport related or has something to do with Travel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sci-fi & fantasy, and when I need to return to the real world for a while, I like to read autobiographies and non-fiction type stuff; Richard Dawkins 'The God Delusion' is next in line, as soon as I've finished Steven Eriksons' latest.
why is romance a separate category from chick-lit?
I have read every on of Tom Sharpe's books, Ancestral Vices I think is my favourite. I also like Ben Eltons books as well, they are easy reads, not to taxing on the grey matter.
a romance is girl meets boy and this is the central story whereas in chick lit girl meets boy doesn't necessarily feature at all.
i call on all men who read romance novels to put their hands up…
I read all sorts of books....fave Author is James Herbert. The Rats, Lair and Domain are my fave books....chilling reads.
ABSOLUTELY with you there!!! I also love Truman Capote, Paul Auster, Jay McInnery and Armistead Maupin. I also very shamefully admit to adoring Bret Easton Ellis, even though I wouldn't tell that to my Mum!!
But 20th Century European fiction is fabulous too!! I love Gunter Grass, Kundera, Boris Vian and Italo Calvino!! The last century was FABULOUS for writers!!!
if there's any books on 'highbrow chick-clit' then that's enough to get me to read the first few pages at least.
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