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Old 02-12-2020, 02:49 AM   #30
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And... argh, I just missed voting as it ended about 30 minutes before I got on, saw and posted the results (to clarify, per the post time of when the run-off started, of which the voting ended exactly two days after that). Anyway, it wouldn't have changed anything as I was going to go with the direction of the wind and so vote for Doctor Zhivago too.

I had recently read Into the Wild which I loved (I had an inkling I would after also loving the film), so I thought Desert Solitaire could be a very good complementary book to read too since they're both non-fiction books about a philosophical nature-loving man alone in the American wilderness.

On the other hand, I've wanted to read Doctor Zhivago for forever. I am surprised neither of you AnotherCat or Bookworm_Girl have seen the film. I saw it so long ago though, when I was a child. So I'm sure a lot of it went well over my head at the time. But I remember the gist of the story, and certain random scenes, including a major later one I won't spoil. The book is one of the longer ones we've chosen recently so I'm going to get cracking on it soon, and I'm excited to finally get to it.

On a side note, Julie Christie starred in the film Doctor Zhivago, and I have two main images of her- in Doctor Zhivago, and in a very good film from about a decade ago called Away From Her in which her character develops Alzheimer's.

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