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post Nov 15 2005, 09:06 PM
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I recently read a book by Ben Elton (British Comedian, author, writer) "Dead Famous". This a dark humour style novel about the set up of a reality television show "House Arrest" (like Big Brother). Within the house there is a murder of a contestant (or as Elton refers to them "inmates"). And this is where we start the story with the Murder Investigation team lead by Chief Coleridge. He is left with the task of finding a culprit (or culprits) and the motive. This book is well written with Elton's intelligent wit and dark sense of humour to portray the main characters and does well to show different sides of their character.

I recommend it if you are into dark humour or like satire.


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post Nov 21 2005, 11:59 AM
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At the moment I'm reading 'Eleni' by Nicholas Gage (available in both Greek and English). It is the true story of a family living in Northern Greece and their experiences during World War II and what happened during the Civil War with the Antartes. Okay so you might think it's boring but it isnt!! It gives a really good account of how people lived during that time and explains in a way why alot of our parents moved to Australia. The living conditions in Greece were terrible and the political situation in Greece only seemed to get worse. There is a lot to learn from this book so I hope you enjoy!!!

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post Nov 21 2005, 03:27 PM
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sounds interesting yiota, might look for it...


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post Nov 22 2005, 05:08 PM
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Nicholas Cage the actor? sobara?

Na sou pw yiotaki mou, he did play in Captain Correli's Mandolin... Maybe that inspired him to right a novel based on Greece and WW1...

But then again i could be mistaken...


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post Nov 22 2005, 05:17 PM
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i'm pretty sure it said nicholas gage...or is that a typo?


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post Nov 22 2005, 06:28 PM
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pou re gamoto.. i'm fucken blind...

my mind immediately jumped to cage i didnt see gage..

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post Nov 22 2005, 08:12 PM
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Allos o Nicholas Gage kale (the writer) kai allos o Nickolas Cage (the actor)

Dont worry I thought it was the same person at first too lol
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post Nov 22 2005, 08:19 PM
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lol i swear... xanei bides...

den eimai sta kala mouuuu, aseeee :$


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post Nov 24 2005, 12:35 AM
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Μπλινγκαλακι μου μια χαρα εισαι.....λαδια χανεις καλε αλλα κατα τα αλλα εισαι μια χαραααα (οχι οτι εγω παω καλυτερα) λολ

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post Nov 24 2005, 11:59 AM
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LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO... :roll2: :roll2:

LADIA XANW DE LES TIPOTA!!!! biggrin.gif POPO ZW MES STHN TRELA MOUUUU AXXXX... biggrin.gif

LOL YIOTAKI MOU NOT TO WORRY XINOUME LADI MAZI tongue.gif TRELLARES tongue.gif

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post Nov 24 2005, 11:56 PM
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Βρε Μπλινγκακι μου εκτος απο το Kama Sutra που διαβαζεις αυτη την εποχη εχεις κανενα αλλο βιβλιο να μας προτεινεις?

λολολολολ

(Αχχχ δεν παω καλα!!!)

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post Nov 25 2005, 06:34 PM
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lmaooooooooooooooooo to karma sutra does wonders for me yiotaki mou wink.gif tongue.gif i can't stop reading and trying it! tongue.gif (xaxaxa i need a man prota) tongue.gif

ela i'll lend it to you as well - i guarantee it, you will LURVE it biggrin.gif

alla na sou pw... palavosa yia pantaaaaaa, den eimai kala...

eisai kala yiota mou? tongue.gif xaxaxaxaxa B)


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post Nov 25 2005, 08:20 PM
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axx i dont know...you girls...tsk tsk tongue.gif

akatallila pragmata vre paidia.. nono.gif ..!!! tongue.gif tongue.gif tongue.gif

kleino ta matakia mou...oxx oute ego ta pao kala mellow.gif blink.gif unsure.gif


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post Nov 25 2005, 10:42 PM
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ka80lou kala... biggrin.gif you can join our club... the trellares 2005-06 smile.gif :roll2:

akatallila pragmata indeed! Kleise ta matakia sou mexri to telos, eisai p0li mikri yia auta... m'akous? :banned: :shhh: wink.gif


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post Nov 26 2005, 05:43 PM
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etsi bravo kopela mou B)


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QUOTE(Yiota @ Nov 21 2005, 11:59 AM) [snapback]819[/snapback]

At the moment I'm reading 'Eleni' by Nicholas Gage (available in both Greek and English). It is the true story of a family living in Northern Greece and their experiences during World War II and what happened during the Civil War with the Antartes. Okay so you might think it's boring but it isnt!! It gives a really good account of how people lived during that time and explains in a way why alot of our parents moved to Australia. The living conditions in Greece were terrible and the political situation in Greece only seemed to get worse. There is a lot to learn from this book so I hope you enjoy!!!

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I'm planning on reading that also. I looked it up the other day & thought it sounded interesting, then the day after that my english teacher was talking to me about my name and she said that she had read a book called ELENI, it was funny because I was planning on buying the book that day, but she told me she had a copy & would bring it in for me, but she didn't actually have the book ELENI, she had the second book he had written though, and the third, which his daughter had written. Now i'm waiting for the book ELENI off a friend of mine, or will have to buy it because i'm dying to read it!

I've started to read his second book "A Place For Us" which is about his family and what they went through whilst all that stuff was going on with his mother, and when they moved to America and met his father for the first time & all that business. I also have the book his daughter, Eleni Gage, has written called "North Of Ithaka". Eleni's book is about A young journalist who leaves NY for the village of Lia, she goes to Lia to rebuld her yiayia's house. Restoring her yiayia's home is a way of laying the family's ghosts to rest & to explore / learn about her Greek side.

So far "A Place for Us" is a very good book, i'm really enjoying it. You don't need to have read "ELENI" to understand it or anything, which is good because I haven't got "ELENI" yet. It's also good because you understand a lot of what happened to our grandparent's & the stuff he is describing is somewhat like the stuff my yiayia would tell me... I guess we can relate to these books, which makes it much more interesting for us... Well for me anyways.


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