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Forum: General Chat 30th Oct 2007, 12:35
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Re: 10 - 20 - 30

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Forum: Film Reviews 30th Oct 2007, 12:33
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Posted By John from Paris
Re: J-Horror, K-Horror, and everything in-between

But if you deliberately let yourself in for being scared via a film, it's more manageable when something scary actually happens to you in real life... no?
Forum: Book Reviews 30th Oct 2007, 12:30
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Posted By John from Paris
Re: Warwick Collins

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Forum: General Chat 30th Oct 2007, 12:26
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Forum: General Chat 30th Oct 2007, 12:10
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Forum: General Chat 30th Oct 2007, 12:06
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Posted By John from Paris
Re: Judging Books by Their Covers (Image Thread)

Of course I didn't notice that, Ang... ;-) smirk, simper...
Forum: General Chat 30th Oct 2007, 11:40
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Posted By John from Paris
Re: 10 - 20 - 30

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Forum: General Chat 30th Oct 2007, 10:58
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Posted By John from Paris
Re: A Review Please

It occurs to me that this is the reading equivalent of chain-smoking... ;-)
Forum: General Chat 30th Oct 2007, 10:55
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Posted By John from Paris
Re: Judging Books by Their Covers (Image Thread)

Agreed. I also like the paperback tinting, though.
Forum: General Chat 30th Oct 2007, 10:53
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Posted By John from Paris
Re: Judging Books by Their Covers (Image Thread)

Just. But I suppose the basic marketing point is that it will tempt people who don't read much but who enjoyed the film - and who in some cases are likely to enjoy the cover more than the book.
Forum: General Chat 30th Oct 2007, 10:46
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Posted By John from Paris
Re: A Review Please

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Forum: General Chat 30th Oct 2007, 10:42
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Posted By John from Paris
Re: Judging Books by Their Covers (Image Thread)

Ang, when we were in Foyles that day I deliberately chose the edition of P.D.James's The Children of Men with a bare tree on a hill on the cover, rather than the film tie-in (they were the same...
Forum: General Chat 30th Oct 2007, 10:36
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Posted By John from Paris
Re: A Review Please

Aquablue, with due respect, I think several of us here have been rather bemused by your recent "please tell me what I should read" posts... It's really not that far from saying "please tell me what I...
Forum: Palimpton Crescent 30th Oct 2007, 9:21
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Posted By John from Paris
Re: Last Line Relay

Well done, amarie. Can't vouch for the translation - but sheer brilliance. Probably one of my top five novels of all time.
Forum: Palimpton Crescent 30th Oct 2007, 9:12
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Posted By John from Paris
Re: Last Line Relay

HINT 2: the first six words give an important clue to the sub-genre... :-(

HINT 3: better known in the UK in the form of various adaptations into other genres.

HINT 4: definitely my favourite...
Forum: Palimpton Crescent 30th Oct 2007, 2:36
Replies: 126
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Posted By John from Paris
Re: Last Line Relay

HINT: a translation from the French, the original being:


and for which my own translation would be:
Forum: Palimpton Crescent 29th Oct 2007, 21:39
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Posted By John from Paris
Re: Last Line Relay

Not my turn, but I'm going to sneak this one in anyway... As last lines they don't come much better than this one:
Forum: Book Reviews 22nd Oct 2007, 21:02
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Posted By John from Paris
Re: Gerard Woodward: I'll Go to Bed at Noon

Trust me to go and stick a spanner in the thread... Here's me on amazon.co.uk rather less than two years ago:
Forum: Palimpton Crescent 21st Oct 2007, 20:05
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Posted By John from Paris
Re: First Line Relay

Right second time, JS. :-)
Forum: Palimpton Crescent 21st Oct 2007, 19:42
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Posted By John from Paris
Re: First Line Relay

Yes, indeed The Waves, BeccaK.

And yours is an old, old favourite: Richard Adams, Watership Down.
Forum: Palimpton Crescent 21st Oct 2007, 17:02
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Posted By John from Paris
Re: First Line Relay

The Great Gatsby (F.S.Fitzgerald)



The first page is a kind of prologue. Here's the beginning of the main text:
Forum: Book Reviews 20th Oct 2007, 0:31
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Posted By John from Paris
In search of Proust

Not being sure how to introduce this thread, which I've adumbrated for a number of months, I'm going to let someone else do it for me:



I don't know whether Shattuck's perceptive little volume...
Forum: Palimpton Crescent 19th Oct 2007, 23:43
Replies: 126
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Posted By John from Paris
Re: Last Line Relay

I've found it, but only as a result of surfing around.
Would you recommend this, JS?
I'm always tempted by books about lingering feelings... :-?
Forum: General Chat 19th Oct 2007, 22:49
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Posted By John from Paris
Re: Recent Purchases 2007

Oryx, it seems to have been re-issued in a new Routledge Classics series (they had a table all to themselves in the bookshop) including such as Sartre's What Is Literature? and Iris Murdoch's The...
Forum: General Chat 19th Oct 2007, 22:07
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Posted By John from Paris
Re: Recent Purchases 2007

In London last weekend :-

First-hand:
Nicola Barker, Darkmans
Warwick Collins, Gents (as discovered on Palimpsest)
P.D.James, The Children of Men
Bertrand Russell, Why I am not a Christian...
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