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Old 12-19-2008, 08:48 AM   #31
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I've been wondering whether this might be a play: Strindberg's "The Ghost Sonata".

As the play opens a young student explains how he has seen a large crack on a houe, just before it falls down. He rescues a child, who vanishes.
Then he is drawn into dream-like events at a mysterious house populated by a solipsistic family.
hmmm... i'm pretty sure it was a novel, not a play, but i will definitely take a close look at this because it does seem to have some familiar elements. thank you patricia !
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Old 12-19-2008, 08:57 AM   #32
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I've been wondering whether this might be a play: Strindberg's "The Ghost Sonata".

As the play opens a young student explains how he has seen a large crack on a houe, just before it falls down. He rescues a child, who vanishes.
Then he is drawn into dream-like events at a mysterious house populated by a solipsistic family.
I kind of doubt that the book Zelda describes is Sp÷kdansen (The Ghost Sonata). It's not really about what she describes
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Old 12-19-2008, 09:00 AM   #33
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to be honest i'm beginning to believe that in an eery mirror of the theme of the alleged book, in fact i dreamed the whole thing and the book has never existed outside of my mind.
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Old 12-19-2008, 09:18 AM   #34
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That wikipedia summary is very dull and doesn't really give the feel of the play. (It's La sonate des spectres in French.)
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Old 12-19-2008, 09:23 AM   #35
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That wikipedia summary is very dull and doesn't really give the feel of the play. (It's La sonate des spectres in French.)
True, but I've seen the play performed at Royal Dramatic Theatre and it sure didn't ring a bell as for Zelda's description. That particular performance was directed by Ingemar Bergman btw
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Old 12-19-2008, 10:30 PM   #36
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to be honest i'm beginning to believe that in an eery mirror of the theme of the alleged book, in fact i dreamed the whole thing and the book has never existed outside of my mind.
Always a problem when you combine long term reading with long term...er, living. Things get lost in mental storage and you fill it in with something else that seems like it fits.

Though it does sound like an interesting novel. Would be surprised if someone hadn't written it.
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Old 12-20-2008, 12:38 AM   #37
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Things get lost in mental storage and you fill it in with something else that seems like it fits.
Sounds like someone has been reading Sherlock Holmes.

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Old 12-20-2008, 08:50 PM   #38
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Always a problem when you combine long term reading with long term...er, living. Things get lost in mental storage and you fill it in with something else that seems like it fits.
this does not bode well for my old age.
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Old age be cursed! I'm blaming mine on drug use. (RC cola and Moon Pies are drugs, aren't they? Ehhh, I'll say they are in my world.)

That said, now I can't get an old book out of my head (though I won't ask for help due to it's nature). All I can remember is the kids in the book got airplane suits that turned them into small jet powered planes. Now THAT is vague.

Sad part is I STILL have dreams about flying around in those when stress levels get to high. Amazing how something from when you were so young can stay with your half a century later. (The REALLY amazing part is I hate heights and flying both. I just like the idea of freedom that brings I suppose.)

Now if someone can tell me the name of that book, I would be surprised. Pleasantly but surprised.
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Name that book?

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Old 12-24-2008, 10:22 AM   #41
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(i thought your favorite name was vera ?)
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Peter is so... complex. Why not go with Bob?
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Peter is so... complex. Why not go with Bob?
wow. you just never give up, do you ?
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So, I read this book once... There was this guy and he was hot for this woman... There was a car, too.
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Lord of the Rings?
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