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  • cubbymoore 22 Jan 2006 02:09:38 36,468 posts
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    I don't really watch Richard and Judy much, mostly because I don't watch tv at the time it's on, but I'm sure most of you are aware that they've got an Oprah style Book group thing they do on there. You've seen the Richard and Judy section in Waterstones with about six or seven seleted titles, each looking a bit like the ordinary stuff that'd probably get onto the best-seller lists anyway, so I haven't really paid any attention to it that much. But the book they talked about last week was one that I'd actually already read in hardback last year, The History of Love, which I thought was a really good book. They also had quite a good discussion about it too, although unlike a proper book club where everyone has read the book they couldn't talk about it in full detail otherwise they'd ruin the story for the viewers, but it was interesting nonetheless. So I've reconsidered my stance on the Book Club and was wondering if maybe we could do an EG book club, following the books the Richard and Judy choose to make it easier than deciding which book to read amongst ourselves.

    Any takers?
  • cubbymoore 22 Jan 2006 02:12:08 36,468 posts
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    That transparent eh?
  • cubbymoore 22 Jan 2006 02:20:33 36,468 posts
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    You're not gonna lock it are you?
  • Spectral 22 Jan 2006 02:26:34 4,969 posts
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    I think we should read those old choose your own adventure books.

    If you agree turn to page 7

    If you disagree turn to page 11

    If you go on a homicidal ramage turn to page 23
  • cubbymoore 22 Jan 2006 02:27:35 36,468 posts
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    /turns to page 7
  • Spectral 22 Jan 2006 02:28:17 4,969 posts
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    Afraid your gonna have to wait till we get to page 7
  • sam_spade 22 Jan 2006 09:29:04 15,745 posts
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    Richard and Judy actually pick some genuinely good books. I'm sure that they don't read them or even pick them. But whoever their researcher is has great taste in books.
  • Flightrisker 22 Jan 2006 09:36:23 18,096 posts
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    Each person recommend 5 book.

    1. Are you Dave Gorman? - Dave Gorman + Danny Wallace
    2. Googlewhack Adventure - Dave Gorman
    3. Join Me - Danny Wallace
    4. Yes Man - Danny Wallace
    5. Jennifer Government - Max Barry

    No the most imaginative list I know but i can't overstress how good the Dave Gorman / Danny Wallace books are.


    Jennifer Government is the only fiction book on there. Superb read, although Clooney's bought the movie rights if you're feeling lazy!
  • Dougs 22 Jan 2006 09:38:03 66,650 posts
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    Danny Wallace, the former Saints player?!
  • Flightrisker 22 Jan 2006 09:46:17 18,096 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    Danny Wallace, the former Saints player?!

    Haha, no. That does come up in Are You Dave Gorman tho. They seacrh the global for 52 other Dave Gorman's after a drunken beat where Danny bet Dave that he couldn't find "loads of them".

    Hilarity unsues.

    Ther's a live DVD stand up type thing of Googlewhack Adventure. Class stuff.
  • sam_spade 22 Jan 2006 15:50:25 15,745 posts
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    We could join the Osama Bin Laden Reading Club
  • cubbymoore 22 Jan 2006 15:52:15 36,468 posts
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    :D

    That's quite a good book actually! Well done Osama.
  • Mr.T 22 Jan 2006 15:59:59 30 posts
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    This is the only book worth reading.
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    What an odd bump.
  • boo 2 Feb 2006 17:24:05 11,703 posts
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    Jennifer Government was indeed an excellent book.

    Another they did (which I only found they'd recommended after I'd finished it, honest), was The Shadow Of The Wind by Carlos Ruis Zafon.

    Best (fiction) book I've read in a long time.

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  • markypants 2 Feb 2006 23:31:21 2,702 posts
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    cubbymoore wrote:
    I don't really watch Richard and Judy much, mostly because I don't watch tv at the time it's on, but I'm sure most of you are aware that they've got an Oprah style Book group thing they do on there. You've seen the Richard and Judy section in Waterstones with about six or seven seleted titles, each looking a bit like the ordinary stuff that'd probably get onto the best-seller lists anyway, so I haven't really paid any attention to it that much. But the book they talked about last week was one that I'd actually already read in hardback last year, The History of Love, which I thought was a really good book. They also had quite a good discussion about it too, although unlike a proper book club where everyone has read the book they couldn't talk about it in full detail otherwise they'd ruin the story for the viewers, but it was interesting nonetheless. So I've reconsidered my stance on the Book Club and was wondering if maybe we could do an EG book club, following the books the Richard and Judy choose to make it easier than deciding which book to read amongst ourselves.

    Any takers?

    I'm actually reading 'The History Of Love' and it is fantastic. I've actually read a few books from thier book club and some of them are pretty good...

    So fuck off you lot with you R&J slagging off. They aren't so bad... Especially Judy and her shaking hands... I'd like to strap them hands to my chap and she could twitch and shake all she wants.

    M
  • morriss 2 Feb 2006 23:32:34 70,911 posts
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    Spectral wrote:
    I think we should read those old choose your own adventure books.

    If you agree turn to page 7

    If you disagree turn to page 11

    If you go on a homicidal ramage turn to page 23

    \o/
  • Chop 2 Feb 2006 23:42:16 155 posts
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    I've just read Shadow of the Wind and thought it was pretty crap to be honest. It was far too melodramatic and over the top for me, reminded me of a Spanish Jane Austin novel and I hate that shit.

    Oh, I believe they recommended 'Cloud Atlas' by David Mitchell too, now there's a book I can't recommend enough, absolutely brilliant, I even started a thread about it way back when: Go here



    Edited by Chop at 23:44:44 02-02-2006
  • Flightrisker 2 Feb 2006 23:53:27 18,096 posts
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    Chop wrote:
    I've just read Shadow of the Wind and thought it was pretty crap to be honest. It was far too melodramatic and over the top for me, reminded me of a Spanish Jane Austin novel and I hate that shit.

    Oh, I believe they recommended 'Cloud Atlas' by David Mitchell too, now there's a book I can't recommend enough, absolutely brilliant, I even started a thread about it way back when: Go here



    Edited by Chop at 23:44:44 02-02-2006

    David "Mark from Peep Show" Mitchell?
  • cubbymoore 2 Feb 2006 23:56:39 36,468 posts
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    Nope, different one.
  • DaM 3 Feb 2006 09:45:47 12,897 posts
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    When do you think people will notice that Richard is immortal? He'll have to dump Judy, his cover will be blown, he just doesn't age, while Judy....

    Alien?
  • Flightrisker 3 Feb 2006 09:50:28 18,096 posts
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    DaM wrote:
    When do you think people will notice that Richard is immortal? He'll have to dump Judy, his cover will be blown, he just doesn't age, while Judy....

    Alien?

    He has a bunker full of Judys. I think the next one is due Q4 2006.
  • otto Moderator 28 May 2007 11:16:19 49,298 posts
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    Hahahahahaha OK you can stop now.

    say no to Eurogamer sigs

  • otto Moderator 28 May 2007 11:16:19 49,298 posts
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    Eh? Course not, made me laugh. :D

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