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Started by RosyLovelady on Sep 15, 2017 12:34:09 PM
What rubbish are you reading?

A thread to admit that you read low-brow, sensationalist and/or otherwise deplorable books.

Rubbish recommendations welcome.

slimpickins - 17 Jan 2022 16:42:15 (#1761 of 2171)

Following crabbie's mention I got Chris Brookmyre's 'Call me Enemy' on an Audible offer and really enjoying it.

surferboogiewhatever - 17 Jan 2022 16:50:27 (#1762 of 2171)

I can't remember whether I've read that one. Who's the protagonist?

darkhorse - 17 Jan 2022 16:53:54 (#1763 of 2171)

Priestdaddy by Patricia Lockwood. Technically perhaps this is for the other thread, but this one is on the main page so...

Memoir of Lockwood as she and her hubby retreat back to her parents' home, she is in financial hardship, after 12 years of independence. Reminiscences and reflections of her upbringing. Her father is a Catholic priest (converted from Lutheran priest, hence the wife and family). He seems quite a ummm... character (i.e. a prick). And Lockwood's sardonic take on existence can perhaps be partly blamed on having such a challenging dad.

Lockwood is a poet, and has a fantastic turn of phrase. There's more than a few on every page. Random example: His hair curled upward, dark and frizzed, like the smoke of an illegal bonfire".

Lagopus - 17 Jan 2022 17:04:03 (#1764 of 2171)

Patricia is also mad as a box of snakes, and all the better for it.

slimpickins - 17 Jan 2022 17:19:17 (#1765 of 2171)

Jack Parlabane surfer. So far its mostly been set at a team building weekend.

surferboogiewhatever - 17 Jan 2022 17:27:23 (#1766 of 2171)

Oh yes, I read that a long time ago, Tim whatsisname's in it too, isn't he?

slimpickins - 17 Jan 2022 17:39:34 (#1767 of 2171)

Not sure, I'm only a few chapters in.

crabbyoldbat - 17 Jan 2022 17:46:33 (#1768 of 2171)

Slim - Be my Enemy , and it's the 4th Parlabane novel (it says on google).

Although there's a certain similarity to all his stuff, it does rattle along, and amuse, particularly the earlier ones. I just read second and third books in the Angelique De Xavier series: The Sacred Art Of Stealing and A Snowball In Hell. And then All Fun And Games Until Somebody Loses An Eye, which is very light.

crabbyoldbat - 17 Jan 2022 17:46:54 (#1769 of 2171)

Yes, I'm a binger

TenGorillas - 17 Jan 2022 17:53:30 (#1770 of 2171)

I'm cheating on the Count of Monte Cristo with seventies druggie classic Go Ask Alice. It's laughable, I can't believe people thought it was a real diary.

slimpickins - 17 Jan 2022 22:26:49 (#1771 of 2171)

Those years spawned Uri Geller, Chariots of the Gods and "I'll cut prices at a stroke," we believed anything in those days. Happy times.

surferboogiewhatever - 17 Jan 2022 22:57:48 (#1772 of 2171)

seventies druggie classic Go Ask Alice

I saw a band called that once - nice to know what they were named after.

MaryMC - 18 Jan 2022 01:32:28 (#1773 of 2171)

Go Ask Alice

It's a quote from White Rabbit by Jefferson Airplane.

RosyLovelady - 18 Jan 2022 08:56:11 (#1774 of 2171)

I blame Lewis Carroll for the whole thing.

TenGorillas - 18 Jan 2022 10:47:30 (#1775 of 2171)

I'm reading the French translation in parallel. It's hilariously terrible, the translator has no clue what the US teen slang means.

Dayraven - 18 Jan 2022 10:51:42 (#1776 of 2171)

the translator has no clue what the US teen slang means.

C'est avec des grooves?

ReverendBlueJeans - 18 Jan 2022 10:51:59 (#1777 of 2171)


Thanks to Channel 5 and the Inter Nettes, von Daniken mince, Nessie, the Bermuda Triangle, all long since debunked are enjoying a whole new life as Unsolved Mysteries.

TenGorillas - 18 Jan 2022 10:56:45 (#1778 of 2171)

She has translated "oh man" as "papa"

surferboogiewhatever - 18 Jan 2022 11:00:15 (#1779 of 2171)

Qu'est-ce qu'on dirait en France?

MaryMC - 18 Jan 2022 21:18:30 (#1780 of 2171)

Oh là là! :-)

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