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Initial post: 27 Apr 2011 12:12:53 BDT
Cuban Heel says:
Don't know whether anyone ever listens to Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie (they were on Radio 2 but have just gone over to Radio 6)? They have a feature on their show called The Chain where listeners suggest a record that is thematically linked to the previous record. The cleverer the link, the better. I thought it might be a bit of a lark to do the same thing with books. And it might throw up a few interesting things for me to check out as well.

To give an idea, I'll start with the first two.

So let's take Sputnik Sweetheart by Murakami (there are a few threads on Murakami today).

Sigue Sigue Sputnik were a British new wave band created in 1982 by the former Generation X bassist Tony James.

So, let's have Generation X by Douglas Coupland next.

Any takers?

Posted on 27 Apr 2011 12:33:19 BDT
I Readalot says:
How about 'My Generation' is (as everyone knows) a track by 'The Who' with Keith Moon on drums which leads (quite aptly I think) to 'Moon Over Soho' by Ben Aaronovitch.

Incidently I met Mark Radcliffe a while back when he came to do a signing in the shop, really nice guy.

Posted on 27 Apr 2011 12:37:08 BDT
Cuban Heel says:
Excellent, I wouldn't have thought of that.

Ok. Soho is in London, so let's have The Call of the Wild by Jack London.

Posted on 27 Apr 2011 12:53:52 BDT
Tom Backer once read on 'Jack'anory, so let's have his rather disturbing kid's book: The Boy Who Kicked Pigs

James

Posted on 27 Apr 2011 13:10:26 BDT
Last edited by the author on 27 Apr 2011 13:11:06 BDT
Cuban Heel says:
That was a bit random James :oD

Ok, pigs have trotters. So what about Barry Trotter And The Shameless Parody by Michael Gerber?

Posted on 27 Apr 2011 13:14:58 BDT
If we're talking about parodies... The Sillymarillion: An Unauthorized Parody

Posted on 27 Apr 2011 13:59:40 BDT
Cuban Heel says:
Wow, that put me in a corner.

Ok, bear with me. The Sillymarillion is obviously a parody of the Silmarillion by Tolkien, the book that the band Marillion took their name from. They had an album out called Holidays In Eden, so East of Eden by Steinbeck... (How about that for how tortuous it can get)?

Posted on 27 Apr 2011 14:21:13 BDT
Florence43 says:
Starting with Eden and the front end of the bible and then skipping to the and with an apocalyptic offerering featuring Adam The anti christ Good Omens Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett.

Posted on 27 Apr 2011 14:21:32 BDT
Last edited by the author on 27 Apr 2011 14:21:54 BDT
Darn - too late...

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Apr 2011 14:29:26 BDT
Cuban Heel says:
Hahahah, Gingerlily, there was Pratchett in there - you should have been all over that like a rash.

Florence - good one.

Posted on 27 Apr 2011 14:33:01 BDT
Last edited by the author on 27 Apr 2011 14:33:30 BDT
Pratchett wrote The Truth.... Message From the Ghetto is by Sons of Truth

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Apr 2011 14:36:43 BDT
Florence43 says:
OOOOooh are we allowed to cross over into music?

Posted on 27 Apr 2011 14:37:54 BDT
Yes and film too I would hope

Posted on 27 Apr 2011 15:26:44 BDT
Cuban Heel says:
Yeah, if you want to branch off then be my guest...

Posted on 27 Apr 2011 19:33:15 BDT
Florence43 says:
From Sons of truth to Daughters-in-Law Joanna Trollope.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Apr 2011 19:45:37 BDT
Last edited by the author on 27 Apr 2011 19:45:56 BDT
Carradale says:
Cheryl Ladd of the TV series "Charlies and Angels" was the daughter-in-law of actor Alan Ladd whose last film was The Carpetbaggers based on the book by Harold Robbins

Posted on 27 Apr 2011 20:01:17 BDT
Thence to the Phoenix and the Carpet by E. Nesbitt. who also wrote The Railway Children which was made into a filmThe Railway Children [2000] (Tv-Film) [DVD]

Posted on 27 Apr 2011 20:41:51 BDT
Florence43 says:
Linking on to James Nesbit who starred in a version of Jekyll and Hyde so it has to beDoctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde (Wordsworth Classics) Robert Louis Stevenson.

Posted on 27 Apr 2011 21:54:28 BDT
The Hyde Park Headsman by Anne Perry links to Perry Mason and The Case of the Careless Cupid (A Perry Mason mystery)

Posted on 28 Apr 2011 08:32:24 BDT
Florence43 says:
Have got out my crowbar! - careless cupid- careless whisper -The Horse Whisperer Nicholas Evans.

Posted on 28 Apr 2011 08:53:57 BDT
Last edited by the author on 28 Apr 2011 08:54:24 BDT
FROM A WHISPER TO A SCREAM 7" (45) is by Elvis Costello.... Abbott and Costello were in Abbott and Costello - Meet The Invisible Man/ Go To Mars [DVD] which leads to How to Live on Mars: A Trusty Guidebook to Surviving and Thriving on the Red Planet

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Apr 2011 08:54:44 BDT
Last edited by the author on 28 Apr 2011 08:56:11 BDT
Carradale says:
Equus - the play by Peter Shaffer

Too slow!

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Apr 2011 08:58:18 BDT
Last edited by the author on 28 Apr 2011 09:01:24 BDT
Carradale says:
Life on Mars? - David Bowie who was in the film version of The Virgin Soldiers (Virgin Soldiers Trilogy 1)by Leslie Thomas

Posted on 28 Apr 2011 09:08:12 BDT
Florence43 says:
Like a virgin is by Madonna which takes us through to my dissertation subject back in the day Madonna of the meadow by Giovanni Bellini.

Posted on 28 Apr 2011 09:13:46 BDT
A bellini is a cocktail as in Big Bad-Ass Book of Cocktails which could be served in The Bad Ass Cafe in Dublin while playing River Cafe
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