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Old 3rd Jun 2008, 19:18   #21
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The film of The Heart is a Lonely Hunter is well-known for its (less than favourable, I think) depiction of deafness.
The book was originally called The Mute.
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Old 3rd Jun 2008, 19:25   #22
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The book was originally called The Mute.
Seems like a good change on several levels...
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I bought The Heart is a Lonely Hunter on someone's recommendation a few months back but haven't got around to reading it yet. The friend raves about it. He's absolutely stark-staring bonkers over the book.

But then, he is Canadian.
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I bought The Heart is a Lonely Hunter on someone's recommendation a few months back but haven't got around to reading it yet. The friend raves about it. He's absolutely stark-staring bonkers over the book.
When I read a blip like this, I get this urge to read the book, too. I have a weakness for sensational over-the-top reviews.
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The Handmaid's Tale! The Handmaid's Tale! One of my most favouritist books ever ever ever!

So, not much objectivity from me then.
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Kirsty, you are now obliged to lie through your teeth for your first couple of comments.
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Oh, come on. There's a "Palimpsest" on the very first page! Are we supposed to believe this is a coincidence? I think not...
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Hi,
count me in on the Handmaid. Just bought it. Also some of the others sound good, I'll be off work for 3 weeks in July and plan to spnd them reading. Can't wait
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Hmm, I seem to be out of luck with Amazon Marketplace - received my copy of the Handmaid's Tale today and it was a student's version, retold (!), analyzed and with questions for students.

Very good:
Let's improve literature so that every braindead person can understand it but noone wants to read it.

So now I need to order/borrow a new one. Still a few more days to go until the discussion starts.
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The book was originally called The Mute.
Perhaps AquaBlue may be persuaded to join in any discussions on that one.
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