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Hans Fallada Alone in Berlin?

 

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Originally posted by chris123

Hans Fallada Alone in Berlin?

That is a brilliant, heartbreaking book.

 

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One of the better books I've read is The History of Glue. Couldn't put it down.

We were one of the first years to do a new kind of A Level course (back then) where over a two year period we studied the works of Wilfred Owen, some 50 poems I think, and didn't know which one was going to come up in the actual exam.

A young Mezzer spotted an opportunity in this format and ran a book on which poem was going to come up. Being a persuasive youth I got the whole year group to bet 10p even though most of them didn't know what it was all about, and I made Dulce Et Decorum Est the 6/4 favourite as that was the only one anyone had ever heard of.

When it came to that bit in an exam when the teacher says "You can turn your papers over now" there was a pause, then two distinct hisses of "Yesssss.." from the rows of candidates. One was from me, and the other was from a lad called David Kaspar who was the only one to have unwittingly put his 10p on the 33/1 shot that had just been revealed.

The only downside about the whole episode was that I have a bad back to this very day which I attribute to carrying a load of 10p coins around in my pockets.

 


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Originally posted by mezzer

One of the better books I've read is The History of Glue. Couldn't put it down.

We were one of the first years to do a new kind of A Level course (back then) where over a two year period we studied the works of Wilfred Owen, some 50 poems I think, and didn't know which one was going to come up in the actual exam.

A young Mezzer spotted an opportunity in this format and ran a book on which poem was going to come up. Being a persuasive youth I got the whole year group to bet 10p even though most of them didn't know what it was all about, and I made Dulce Et Decorum Est the 6/4 favourite as that was the only one anyone had ever heard of.

When it came to that bit in an exam when the teacher says "You can turn your papers over now" there was a pause, then two distinct hisses of "Yesssss.." from the rows of candidates. One was from me, and the other was from a lad called David Kaspar who was the only one to have unwittingly put his 10p on the 33/1 shot that had just been revealed.

The only downside about the whole episode was that I have a bad back to this very day which I attribute to carrying a load of 10p coins around in my pockets.

Did you get your nose stuck in it?

 


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Originally posted by Cucking Funt

Did you get your nose stuck in it?

The ending wasn't to be sniffed at

 


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Originally posted by mezzer

One of the better books I've read is The History of Glue. Couldn't put it down.

We were one of the first years to do a new kind of A Level course (back then) where over a two year period we studied the works of Wilfred Owen, some 50 poems I think, and didn't know which one was going to come up in the actual exam.

A young Mezzer spotted an opportunity in this format and ran a book on which poem was going to come up. Being a persuasive youth I got the whole year group to bet 10p even though most of them didn't know what it was all about, and I made Dulce Et Decorum Est the 6/4 favourite as that was the only one anyone had ever heard of.

When it came to that bit in an exam when the teacher says "You can turn your papers over now" there was a pause, then two distinct hisses of "Yesssss.." from the rows of candidates. One was from me, and the other was from a lad called David Kaspar who was the only one to have unwittingly put his 10p on the 33/1 shot that had just been revealed.

The only downside about the whole episode was that I have a bad back to this very day which I attribute to carrying a load of 10p coins around in my pockets.

Did PVA get a mention?

 


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Suggestions from me:

A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
The War of the Worlds by HG Wells
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

 


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Yeah, us Brits are the best at literature. For instance, have you read The Tin Drum or The Trial?

Seriously, anything by E M Forster especially Passage to India.

 

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Originally posted by YT

Did PVA get a mention?

Someone like him YT. Came unstuck under pressure.

 


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Giv me a John Grisham, James Patterson or a Lee Child and I'm as happy as Larry. Devour these kinda books. No trouble.

But after watching the TV production of Les Miserables (hate musicals so never seen it) I had an overwhelming urge to read the book. I tackled it during first lockdown. It took me ages, but I persevered and glad I did. Incredible, descriptive story telling.

Another great read was I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes. His first novel and a cracker.

 


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My favourite lockdown book was The Fortnight in September by
R. C. Sherriff written in 1931. A south London family go to Bognor for their holiday - nothing happens but it is strangely comforting.
He also wrote a book called The Hopkins Manuscript in 1939 which is very good.

 

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