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Old 11th Oct 2007, 14:11   #11
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Crime and Punishment!

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Old 11th Oct 2007, 14:19   #12
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To The Lighthouse, Virginia Woolf

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On the morning the last Lisbon daughter took her turn at suicide - it was Mary this time, and sleeping pills, like Therese - the two paramedics arrived at the house knowing exactly where the knife drawer was, and the gas oven, and the beam in the basement from which it was possible to tie a rope. They got out of the EMS truck, as usual moving much too slowly in our opinion, and the fat one said under his breath, "This ain't TV, folks, this is how fast we go." He was carrying the heavy respirator and cardiac unit past the bushes that had grown monstrous and over the erupting lawn, tame and immaculate thirteen months earlier when the trouble began.
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The Virgin Suicides, Eugenides.

Wait one sec for the next one.
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Old 11th Oct 2007, 14:25   #14
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The Virgin Suicides, Jeffrey Eugenides

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edit: I'll round off JS's by revealing that it's Voltaire's Candide, I think.
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Old 11th Oct 2007, 14:36   #16
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I Capture the Castle, Dodie Smith.

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I've slowed this right down. Does anyone want a clue?
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Well, I know there's a book called Frankie and Stankie.Is it that one?
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Nope, it's Carson McCullers, The Member of the Wedding --

I thought that would have been easy. Here's another one,

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Is it The Good Terrorist by Doris Lessing?
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