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Old 07-21-2010, 05:17 PM   #61
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Seriously, it's fairly short and easy to read. As dense as some of Forster's fiction can be, as easily accessible is he when he talks a about books and reading and writing.
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Weeell.... I liked the comic book The book itself is a little... 18th century

BTW, are you nominating it?
Well. It is quite lascivious. Very little is left to imagination. The Dragon is an heir of the Titans, his singular organ, and it is not the nose, is compared to a sheep head, in one instance, and used as board to throw dice in an other. Good for adolescent reading before ... Mary Quaint. Elegant though. The English is pure music. Just from memory.

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The movie has one of the best early Donald Sutherland. Not as in Mash, nor in Klute, but quite sexy. Steel eyed HawkEye strikes again.
The book has marked an epoch. I remember the emotions and thrills it gave me when I read it in its time. But, it is one of the few spy, action thrillers and alike that I have not reread.

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Old 07-21-2010, 05:28 PM   #63
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This months nominations have given me a great many book tips. My TBR list is once again increasing. Can't wait for the poll, not sure which one I'll end up voting for.
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Old 07-21-2010, 05:29 PM   #64
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Well. It is quite lascivious. Very little is left to imagination. The Dragon is an heir of the Titans, his singular organ, and it is not the nose, is compared to a sheep head, in one instance, and used as board to throw dice in an other. Good for adolescent reading before ... Mary Quaint. Elegant though. The English is pure music. Just from memory.
I've only read bits of it, but....
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Together with what I remember from the comic version, John Cleland was a bit of a "size queen" *cough* It got a little boring.
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This months nominations have given me a great many book tips. My TBR list is once again increasing. Can't wait for the poll, not sure which one I'll end up voting for.
Me neither... I'd love my own nomination to win, but then I've already read it. I still have one nomination to bestow though...
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I've only read bits of it, but....
modesty veil:
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Together with what I remember from the comic version, John Cleland was a bit of a "size queen" *cough* It got a little boring.


Modesty. Modesty Blaise! Ah who does remember the great heroine? Pardon me the great she hero? Now, let me see. I seconded that one. I proposed this one. I have one shot left should I use it now or not. Or go for a more tremendous one. Nah. I will think a little more.

I am putting up the info, but I am not proposing it yet.

Modesty Blaise is the title of an action-adventure/spy fiction novel by Peter O'Donnell which was first published in 1965, featuring the character Modesty Blaise which O'Donnell had created for a comic strip in 1963.
This was the first novel to feature the character of Modesty Blaise and her right-hand-man, Willie Garvin, and the series of books (all written by O'Donnell) ran concurrently with the comic strip until 1996 (the comic strip ran until 2001).
Technically, this is a novelisation of a screenplay O'Donnell wrote based upon the character, although it predated the film release by a year. The filmed version of the screenplay bore little resemblance to O'Donnell's original (the author was often quoted as saying only a single, inconsequential, line of dialogue remained from his original script). Although the 1966 film version of Modesty Blaise was not a critical success, the book proved popular with fans of both the comic strip and readers of spy fiction (Blaise was promoted on the cover of the first American edition by Doubleday as the feminine answer to James Bond), and O'Donnell followed up with 10 more novels and two short story collections over the next 30 years.

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In a storm every port. That is a quote. When she dresses up as a little shepherd. Hey, what a memory. I read that well before Mary Quaint. But then we had the pill, and no scary things yet. It was fun till it lasted.
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Modesty. Modesty Blaise! Ah who does remember the great heroine? Pardon me the great she hero? Now, let me see. I seconded that one. I proposed this one. I have one shot left should I use it now or not. Or go for a more tremendous one. Nah. I will think a little more.
I remember Modesty Blaise (what a name!) from news paper comics I read a the home of some of my great aunts whom we visited when I was a child. Later on I have also read some of the comics. All good - she is a wonderful heroine. I didn't know there were books as well.
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I remember Modesty Blaise (what a name!) from news paper comics I read a the home of some of my great aunts whom we visited when I was a child. Later on I have also read some of the comics. All good - she is a wonderful heroine. I didn't know there were books as well.
There are about 10 of them and all very nice. The fastest pace, packed with action. No nonsense stuff. Down and then up. In funny Italy the comics never arrived, but the books were big hits. I might still have some hidden somewhere in the grange. Let me find them, then I will think of something.

Heroins are not easy to find, except of course your not beloved Larson, the Swedish one. You could read a synopsis of the first two and go directly to third. For me the best of the 3. I reread it twice already.
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Banned Books Week is coming up soon (September 25 - October 2). How about Fanny Hill (actual title: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure) by John Cleland?

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.....Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure (popularly known as Fanny Hill) is an erotic novel by John Cleland first published in England in 1748. Written while the author was in debtor's prison in London, it is considered "the first original English prose pornography, and the first pornography to use the form of the novel." One of the most prosecuted and banned books in history, it has become a synonym for obscenity.
Tom, if you spend some of your golden words for this, I might third it. Or someone else might. Ea and me have been promoting it quite a lot.
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Heroins are not easy to find, except of course your not beloved Larson, the Swedish one. You could read a synopsis of the first two and go directly to third. For me the best of the 3. I reread it twice already.
No, interesting heroines are as rare as gold dust.
For myself I very much enjoy the heroines of the novels of Judith Merkle Riley. An unusual and lovely combination of innocence and intelligence.

And as you mention, Lisbeth Salander is one of the great ones, too.
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I am sure that our pilot and chairman, may the powers above hold him always close to their heart for having given me this wonderful eating technology, would like it, after the pillars and before the eye of the needle. Not so hidden symbols.

By the way, and staying in subject, you film lovers, in which not so recent, but nevertheless wonderful film, the gesture of passing a thread in the eye of a needle was done while speaking of Catherine Deneuve? Karma to go.
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