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Old 08-15-2011, 09:33 PM   #76
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Get out of my head, pooh! This is also one of my top ten favorites. So no need to be depressed and start in on the Russians.

I'll hold back and let someone else play, since I was just up.
I'm so glad to find another fan! A magnificent books that should be wider known!
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Old 08-16-2011, 09:42 AM   #77
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There don't seem to be any takers, so I'm claiming this. The Good Soldier, by Ford Madox Ford.

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I'm so glad to find another fan! A magnificent books that should be wider known!
Let's hope that some are intrigued enough by our praise that they decide to read it. I agree with you; it's magnificent. Here's a blurb from the Guardian: it's "thought by many to be one of the few stylistically perfect works in any language".
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Old 08-16-2011, 09:50 AM   #78
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There don't seem to be any takers, so I'm claiming this. The Good Soldier, by Ford Madox Ford.



Let's hope that some are intrigued enough by our praise that they decide to read it. I agree with you; it's magnificent. Here's a blurb from the Guardian: it's "thought by many to be one of the few stylistically perfect works in any language".
Take it away issybird! And yes - it is "stylistically perfect!"
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Old 08-16-2011, 11:16 AM   #79
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Let's go from the sublime to the sewer.

"Indian summer is like a woman. Ripe, hotly passionate, but yet fickle, she comes and goes as she pleases."
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Old 08-16-2011, 12:46 PM   #80
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Dang that's familiar, but I'm drawing a blank.
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Old 08-16-2011, 12:46 PM   #81
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Lady Chatterly's Lover?
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Old 08-16-2011, 01:37 PM   #82
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Lady Chatterly's Lover?
Think much trashier than that. American, from my neck of the woods.
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Old 08-16-2011, 02:20 PM   #83
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Hmmmm .... trashy prose from New England ....
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Old 08-16-2011, 02:38 PM   #84
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...written by a housewife in blue jeans...



Am I the only person here who read trash as an adolescent? Maybe you have to be of a certain age to have heard of this book, but it is (or was, lol) a pretty famous first line.
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Old 08-16-2011, 02:43 PM   #85
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I have a guess I could offer. I don't know it it would be considered fair though. I don't recognize the quote, and have never even read the book. But based on the other clues offered so far I am seeing a very young Mia Farrow . . .?
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But based on the other clues offered so far I am seeing a very young Mia Farrow . . .?
Bingo!

Guess away.
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Peyton Place it is then.
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Old 08-16-2011, 03:26 PM   #88
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I've never read Peyton Place .... would never have associated such lush language with it!
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