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Don Malhumorado
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Forget downloading books for free off the internet (although if you must, go here: bootleg books but be warned, there is sound) just go to the library and get as many books as you want for free.

My Dad, and also my sister, wont read library books as they wont read books that people have read before them. My Dad (not Eric Cantona, my real one) in particular finds it repulsive and suggests that people have been readin gthem on the toilet, and he wants nothing to do with this. I can sort of see his point.

Yesterday I got four books out of the library to read. The first one was 'For Whom The Ball Rolls' by Ian Plenderleith. I couldn't find it on the general fiction shelves where it was meant to be, so I asked for help from the smart looking girl who works behind the enquiries desk here. She's like a mix between 80s pop icon, and soon to be relaunched reality TV star, Sonia and Denise Richards (is that her name?) who was in that film with that other lass and him from Tremors, as well as a James Bond film. The girl found the book in the youth section, it had been on a special display. I'm no expert categoriser, but that book doesn't belong in a youth section. Nor does any book that contains the lines "fucking cunt" on a regular basis (alright, twice so far, and I'm half way through). My favourite so far is the tale of Topsy the Toucan. How I relate to the web of lies he inadvertantly allowed to spiral out of control. And he dealt with in the best way possible.

I also got two books out by Chuck Pahalniuk, or whatever his name is. I can't pronounce it, and I can't spell it in all liklehood. Like the word Rhythm, which I only learned last night. He's the guy, Pahalniuk, who wrote Fight Club. These two books are well wierd. Proper dark and twisted. I'm not sure if I like the one I'm reading at the moment (about a model who gets her jaw shot off and spends her time with a transsexual stealing pills from houses for sale) or if I really hate it. I'll let you know.

The last book, and one I think I'm going to read out of duty more than anything, is Terry 'Word' Christian's Reds in the Hood. I have no real feeling towards either Christian or his biographical tale. But you never know, I may be pleasantly surprised.

But the best thing about the library (save the smart looking girl behind the enquireis counter) is the way all the funny looking freaks in strange clothes gather around the comic book section, reading the tales of their gothic heroes. And it doesn't smell of piss and onions like the Grantham library did.

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Johnny Shedd
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If your dad is worried about reading books that may (certainly, in my case) have been read in the bog, why not reserve them? For only 75p you can put your dibs on a book before it's published and when the library get it in, cover it with a transparent thingy and write numbers all over it in green ink they ring you up to come and collect it. A new book for only 75p. But you have to give it back.

Trouble is, it'll be a hardback. I always get a neck ache reading hardbacks because they're so damn heavy and I can't hold them up high enough. 'The Little Friend' (Donna Tartt) is very heavy.

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'Youth section', that's brilliant. Seems like they ignored the sage advice of Match of the Day magazine: "Not recommended bedtime reading for the younger soccer fan." Although during the daytime it's presumably alright.
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Mat Pereira
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I keep meaning to buy 'For Whom the Ball Rolls' but both of the bookshops in Leicester - both Waterstones - never seem to have it in stock and I lack the organisational capacity required to actually order it.
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Don Malhumorado
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The library catalogue system said it should have been under general fiction. I assume that the staff decided it was more suitable for a younger age group.

I almost cried when I read The Day FIFA Came to Lincolnshire. Made me homesick, see.

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Matt, there's a cheaper paperback coming out in August (retail 6.99, so you should be able to get it for a quid or two less if they discount it to start with), which will hopefully be more readily available. As there was so much trouble placing it in the right section of the shop last time, I got them to put Fiction/Short Stories on the back cover for the benefit of stressed workers like DuncG and AliB.
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The Quiet Man
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Well, Chris, now that a library has transformed your life you can always express your gratitude by sending large amounts of money to the Fund For Saving Librarians From Poverty. I can supply an address if you wish.
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Don Malhumorado
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Do you accept beer tokens?

And I bet you're not half as good looking as the smart looking girl from behind the enquries desk, young Mick Jagger or otherwise.

[ 07-03-2003, 00:20: Message edited by: EIM ]

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There's a great phrase in a letter in the current Private Eye: "a modest pourboire". I must use it soon, and frequently.
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As I may have mentioned before, the eponymous sandwich ('pour boire', ie 'to accompany drinking') is celebrated in song.
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