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Forum: Palimpton Crescent 19th Oct 2007, 21:36
Replies: 460
Views: 31,327
Posted By Kimberley
Re: First Line Relay

Paul, sorry about the time lapse. I've got far too much on my mind today. But yes, you are far off. Except .... *clue* .... it is a female writer.
Forum: Book Reviews 19th Oct 2007, 18:08
Replies: 109
Views: 11,164
Posted By Kimberley
Re: Anne Enright: The Gathering

There are a few things I'd like to say here, but they all boil down to one thing, which is that I'm quite sickened by the censorship that seems to have gone on here.

Are we a forum for free and...
Forum: Other Reviews 19th Oct 2007, 16:20
Replies: 1,675
Views: 152,572
Posted By Kimberley
Re: Decent Telly

It's Song for Three Soldiers, by Stephen Vincent Benet.

Oh, where are you coming from, soldier, fine soldier,
In your dandy new uniform, all spick and span,
With your...
Forum: Book Reviews 19th Oct 2007, 14:08
Replies: 109
Views: 11,164
Posted By Kimberley
Re: Anne Enright: The Gathering

That's not worthy of you, Ang. If I didn't think everyone was entitled to their opinion, I wouldn't be very likely to enjoy coming here where I'm so likely to be confronted with them, would I?
Forum: General Chat 19th Oct 2007, 11:56
Replies: 25
Views: 2,535
Posted By Kimberley
Re: My Current TBR List...Your Reviews Please.

Don't give in to temptation. Life is too short.
Forum: Palimpton Crescent 19th Oct 2007, 11:17
Replies: 460
Views: 31,327
Posted By Kimberley
Re: First Line Relay

On the Beach Nevil Shute.

Woohoo -- an Australian book!

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Forum: Book Reviews 19th Oct 2007, 11:06
Replies: 109
Views: 11,164
Posted By Kimberley
Re: Anne Enright: The Gathering

There's nothing overtly sentimental about it either, JfP (it's quite notable for the opposite!) And Ishiguro's masterly use of subtext is a particular skill that would enrich Enright's work.
Forum: Book Reviews 19th Oct 2007, 10:56
Replies: 109
Views: 11,164
Posted By Kimberley
Re: Anne Enright: The Gathering

That's interesting, John. I do remember wondering (and mentioning some posts back) if the book may have been intended as an exploration of depression, rather than as fiction in the realist mode.
...
Forum: General Chat 19th Oct 2007, 10:40
Replies: 1,121
Views: 75,015
Posted By Kimberley
Re: Happy Birthday to...

Well, then, this is just to be contrary...

http://www.clicksmilies.com/s1106/party/party-smiley-049.gifHappy Birthday, gil!!
Forum: Book Reviews 19th Oct 2007, 10:32
Replies: 109
Views: 11,164
Posted By Kimberley
Re: Anne Enright: The Gathering

On the contrary, Ang. I think an author having to explain her work is the strongest possible indication that it hasn't worked.

getting through??
Forum: Book Reviews 19th Oct 2007, 9:56
Replies: 109
Views: 11,164
Posted By Kimberley
Re: Anne Enright: The Gathering

Yes, Ang, thanks so much for that. I have saved looking at them as an end-of-week treat, assuming I get through the things I want to do today. :-)
Meanwhile...

I'm with MrHG on this. If there...
Forum: Palimpton Crescent 19th Oct 2007, 9:33
Replies: 460
Views: 31,327
Posted By Kimberley
Re: First Line Relay

Sorry, I laughed, and forgot. (Sorry again, I just couldn't resist.)

I will be good from now on ;-)

Meanwhile, since the thread is stalled, here's one,
Forum: Book Reviews 19th Oct 2007, 0:39
Replies: 109
Views: 11,164
Posted By Kimberley
Re: Anne Enright: The Gathering

We should do something about it. Ban them.
Forum: Palimpton Crescent 19th Oct 2007, 0:32
Replies: 460
Views: 31,327
Posted By Kimberley
Re: First Line Relay

It's Milan Kundera. I forget the title.

(Should we make partial guesses going the right way, or wait for someone who knows the author and the title?)
Forum: Book Reviews 19th Oct 2007, 0:27
Replies: 109
Views: 11,164
Posted By Kimberley
Re: Anne Enright: The Gathering

Yes, I could just as easily have gone for The Blackwater Lightship with what I was trying to do. Ireland certainly does seem to produce more than a reasonable share of good writers. Colm Toibin has...
Forum: Palimpton Crescent 19th Oct 2007, 0:16
Replies: 460
Views: 31,327
Posted By Kimberley
Re: First Line Relay

Phew! yes, your turn JfP :-)
Forum: General Chat 19th Oct 2007, 0:13
Replies: 25
Views: 2,535
Posted By Kimberley
Re: My Current TBR List...Your Reviews Please.

The Remains of the Day and Lolita are definitely the standouts, Aquablue, books which everyone should read. Engrossing and at times distressing. Utterly brilliant. Some good hospital reading there --...
Forum: Palimpton Crescent 19th Oct 2007, 0:09
Replies: 460
Views: 31,327
Posted By Kimberley
Re: First Line Relay

More clues? This has been hanging around for long enough for a giveaway now, so here's the first line of the second paragraph;
Forum: Book Reviews 18th Oct 2007, 23:48
Replies: 109
Views: 11,164
Posted By Kimberley
Re: Anne Enright: The Gathering

Ang, I know that the Irish Catholicism is the closest connection between the books. I do think, though, that Judith was grieving (for her own lost hopes, and the family she never had) but in a brave...
Forum: Book Reviews 18th Oct 2007, 23:28
Replies: 109
Views: 11,164
Posted By Kimberley
Re: Anne Enright: The Gathering

I realise of course that the Booker goes to the year’s ‘best book’ – I’ve already gone into why I think other shortlisted titles were superior, but I thought it might be interesting to...
Forum: General Chat 18th Oct 2007, 21:39
Replies: 98
Views: 9,239
Posted By Kimberley
Re: The Booze Thread

It's exactly like not spending money at all. We all have to buy groceries, it's only reasonable.

This thread always makes me thirsty.
Forum: Palimpton Crescent 18th Oct 2007, 21:31
Replies: 460
Views: 31,327
Posted By Kimberley
Re: First Line Relay

Some clues?

Well -- it's been reviewed by a few Palimpsters.

And ... Booker-admired.
Forum: Palimpton Crescent 18th Oct 2007, 18:57
Replies: 460
Views: 31,327
Posted By Kimberley
Re: First Line Relay

Paul Auster, City of Glass

I was starting to think I'd never get one again :)
Forum: Book Reviews 18th Oct 2007, 12:37
Replies: 627
Views: 39,665
Posted By Kimberley
Re: Booker Prize 2007

I don't think I could rank them, I've read them over too many life stages and moods and I know that there are many on the list that I would like, or loathe, a lot more now than I did at the time.
...
Forum: The Book Group Discussions 18th Oct 2007, 0:39
Replies: 60
Views: 11,971
Posted By Kimberley
Re: Book 35: The Easter Parade by Richard Yates

Oryx, again, I think that's a very perceptive reading of the scene.

I can't remember if I said this earlier or not, but I thought your 'Easter reading' was really interesting, too. (Symbolism...
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