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Old 31st Mar 2010, 22:09   #361
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Is that Light Years? I seem to remember it starting out with a river reference.
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Old 31st Mar 2010, 22:26   #362
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I believe it is, Paul.
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Old 31st Mar 2010, 22:32   #363
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That line alone makes me want to read it again.
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The notice informed them that it was a temporary matter: for five days their electricity would be cut off for one hour, beginning at eight P.M.
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Oh, that's Jhumpa Lahiri, Interpreter of Maladies, I think? (It's the opening lines of her story 'A Temporary Matter')
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Indeed it is.
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When Tusker Smalley died of a massive coronary at approximately 9:30am on the last Monday in April 1972 his wife Lucy was out, having her white hair blue-rinsed and set in the Seraglio Room on the ground floor of Pankot's new five-storey glass and concrete hotel, the Shiraz.
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My best guess would be something by Tom Wolfe.
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Staying On, by Paul Scott. Wonderful, wonderful book.
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Updike ?
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