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Forum: Book Reviews 30th Jul 2017, 4:12
Replies: 18
Views: 1,614
Posted By Jerkass
Re: 2017 Palimplist Discussions

Has anyone read Voyage of the Beagle? I resolved to read it after stumbling upon an exhibit of all of Darwin's specimens from the voyage while visiting Amner in Cambridge eight years ago. While it...
Forum: Book Reviews 20th Jul 2017, 16:27
Replies: 7
Views: 791
Posted By Jerkass
Re: A Little Life

M! How have you been!
Forum: Book Reviews 30th Jun 2017, 21:14
Replies: 18
Views: 1,614
Posted By Jerkass
Re: 2017 Palimplist Discussions

And Ang again...I see you read Possession - have you read anything else by Byatt? I loved Possession and have Angels & Insects high on my to-do list at the moment.
Forum: Book Reviews 2nd May 2017, 17:30
Replies: 18
Views: 1,614
Posted By Jerkass
Re: 2017 Palimplist Discussions

I just finished Swing Time and noticed it on a few other Palimplists. I've put some brief thoughts on my list, but I'd love to hear what others thought.
Forum: Book Reviews 18th Mar 2017, 23:28
Replies: 18
Views: 1,614
Posted By Jerkass
Re: 2017 Palimplist Discussions

Good idea, Gil. I've just started your The Miernik Dossier--I've learned to trust you on anything espionage-related since you steered me toward Geoffrey Household several years ago. Have you read...
Forum: Book Reviews 25th Feb 2017, 17:54
Replies: 18
Views: 1,614
Posted By Jerkass
2017 Palimplist Discussions

This was always one of the best features of the site for me, so I will establish the thread, at least.

To start - not a discussion but a simple question for Digger: did you read Sarah Perry's...
Forum: Book Reviews 3rd Feb 2017, 22:59
Replies: 29
Views: 3,816
Posted By Jerkass
Re: George Eliot: Middlemarch

His mother shouldn't have named him Mr. Casaubon if she didn't want people slapping him.
Forum: Book Reviews 8th Jan 2017, 20:27
Replies: 12
Views: 2,534
Posted By Jerkass
Re: Palimplists 2017

Front-pager! Yes!

1. The Sellout - Paul Beatty ****0 - I was planning to say it had a lot of interesting ideas and clever stream-of-consciousness sort of writing but could have used an editor and...
Forum: Palimpton Crescent 16th Dec 2011, 22:05
Replies: 25
Views: 6,978
Posted By Jerkass
Re: Seasonal haikus

Pity little Kyle
A lonely Jew on Christmas
South Park holidays
Forum: Palimpton Crescent 12th Dec 2011, 3:21
Replies: 25
Views: 6,978
Posted By Jerkass
Re: Seasonal haikus

Ooh, nicely done
Forum: Book Reviews 12th Dec 2011, 3:12
Replies: 72
Views: 8,242
Posted By Jerkass
Re: Gilbert Adair

So, if I were to read one of his books to commemorate his, er, death, which one would the Palimp recommend? I'm not familiar with him at all.
Forum: Book Reviews 12th Dec 2011, 3:07
Replies: 26
Views: 5,337
Posted By Jerkass
Re: Henry James

The Snoretrait of a Lady
Forum: Book Reviews 8th Dec 2011, 16:43
Replies: 26
Views: 5,337
Posted By Jerkass
Re: Henry James

The Portrait of a Lady = The Bore-trait of a Lady.
Forum: Palimpton Crescent 2nd Dec 2011, 8:25
Replies: 1,318
Views: 90,561
Posted By Jerkass
Re: Limericks

We'd welcome a bit of deflation
Forum: Palimpton Crescent 2nd Dec 2011, 8:20
Replies: 1,318
Views: 90,561
Posted By Jerkass
Re: Limericks

There was a chef so self-inflated
With the over-hyped food he'd created
When his shirt buttons popped
His trousers, they dropped
Then a deflated bit he paraded
Forum: Palimpton Crescent 26th Nov 2011, 21:49
Replies: 1,318
Views: 90,561
Posted By Jerkass
Re: Limericks

There was an ass clad in seersucker
Forum: Palimpton Crescent 26th Nov 2011, 21:45
Replies: 1,318
Views: 90,561
Posted By Jerkass
Re: Limericks

'Twas two and a half years to the day
That a certain young man went away,
But now he's come back!
And our plan of attack
Is to make his seersuckered ass stay
Forum: Other Reviews 23rd Nov 2011, 2:04
Replies: 1,075
Poll: Doctor Who
Views: 85,470
Posted By Jerkass
Re: Dr Who

I'd just like to weigh in to say that the last few season finales have been awful...very disappointing as I like Matt Smith but feel the plotting has been letting him down. And how does a fake...
Forum: Other Reviews 23rd Nov 2011, 1:57
Replies: 1,075
Poll: Doctor Who
Views: 85,470
Posted By Jerkass
Re: Dr Who

Indeed. That's my recommendation, too. For every program.
Forum: Palimpton Crescent 20th Nov 2011, 6:58
Replies: 1,318
Views: 90,561
Posted By Jerkass
Re: Limericks

[aside: everyone does realize there are five lines in a limerick, right? The Palimp seems to keep quitting at four...]
Forum: Palimpton Crescent 16th Nov 2011, 3:25
Replies: 1,318
Views: 90,561
Posted By Jerkass
Re: Limericks

'Twas two and a half years to the day
Forum: Palimpton Crescent 16th Nov 2011, 3:22
Replies: 1,318
Views: 90,561
Posted By Jerkass
Re: Limericks

We're into two thousand and nine now
The economy is in a bind, and how!
But the bail-out's are happening
Cramer, Stewart's a' chastening
And somehow nobody's finished a freakin' limerick for two...
Forum: Book Reviews 15th Nov 2011, 20:42
Replies: 77
Views: 11,490
Posted By Jerkass
Re: Haruki Murakami

Hello everyone. Well, I've gone and read a book. I was dragged along, grumbling, to my local Barnes & Noble with my wife and girls, and suddenly I remembered that I used to read some of those there...
Forum: General Chat 17th Jan 2009, 4:12
Replies: 643
Views: 37,428
Posted By Jerkass
Re: Recent Purchases 2009

Just bought this one...well, I had to, Mrs. Jerkass, because I ordered another book as a gift, and this one made the shipping free, see?
...
Forum: Other Reviews 17th Jan 2009, 3:24
Replies: 680
Poll: The Weather
Views: 56,891
Posted By Jerkass
Re: The Weather

I believe yesterday we had zero (that's Fahrenheit) for a HIGH temperature. Let's see...that's -18 for you C-based people. I think. That is NOT normal around here...I repeat...NOT normal. Go...
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