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Weekend of Catan

Picked up a new board game this weekend.  I’d heard a lot about Settlers of Catan before but never got around to playing it.  We picked it up from Mind Games over the weekend and played a couple of rounds with Jen and Dominic. Turns out its pretty awesome and I’m not just saying that because I won the first ...

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TFW Book Club: The Road by Cormac McCarthy

Cormac McCarthy’s The Road follows an unnamed man and his son as they trek through a post-apocalyptic America that is reduced to smouldering ash with only a handful of survivors left alive.  As they trek down the eponymous road that leads them out towards the coastline, they must continually search for food to eat and fend for themselves against other ...

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TFW Book Club: The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson

So I ended up setting The Greatest Show On Earth aside to read the next book in Larsson’s Millenium trilogy: The Girl Who Played With Fire. All the main characters from the original book return, including the sassy heroine Lisbeth Salander and investigative journalist (and sexual beast) Mikael Blomkvist.  This time, the story shifts away from the Miss Marple murder ...

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Weekend Games and Book

Hey, that stupid pedestrian bridge they’ve been building, which has been responsible for noisy construction going on outside our apartment every Saturday morning, has finally finished being built.  It looks very modern and er, spiky. Jen and I have been clearing out the back-catalogue of games recently to make way for the upcoming awesomeness that is Uncharted 2 and Brutal ...

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TFW Book Club: Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk

I’d always been interested in reading a Chuck Palahniuk novel.  His books are very popular amongst many of my friends, he has a reputation for subversive writing and is the author of Fight Club, which translated into an excellent film.  So a friend lent me a copy of Survivor.  I finished reading it last night. Survivor tells the story of ...

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TFW Book Club: A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

I recently finished reading a copy of John Kennedy Toole’s A Confederacy of Dunces on a recommendation from Something Awful’s Book Barn. It tells the story of an obese and slothful middle aged man named Ignatius J. Reilly who lives with his mother in New Orleans and is forced to find work for the first time in his life when ...

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