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  • Birthday 04/07/1977


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    Yorkshire sarcasm champion 97,98,99
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    Breakfast of Champions

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  1. Slaughterhouse Five

    So I just finished "Breakfast of Champions" and while there's a lot to like, it did ultimately feel like more of the same. Literally, in the case of some of the characters and themes. Had I read this before "Slaughterhouse Five" I'd probably have enjoyed it more but as it came on the heels of that book, it seemed to pale into insignificance by comparison. Whereas Slaughterhouse Five felt strangely real and meaningful (despite the flights of fancy) Breakfast of Champions felt disjointed and directionless -- like a collection of ideas and thoughts that weren't connected in any meaningful (or entertaining) way. That all being said, Vonnegut is clearly a genius and the ideas he explores (and the manner in which they are explored) are fascinating, profound and funny (both ha ha and peculiar). I can't really criticise the book or say that I didn't like it, only that... it didn't quite punch me in the gut the way that Slaughterhouse Five did. It may have been a mistake to read one after the other.
  2. A to Z Game

    Jumpers, mangled with loose threads, that weigh you down.
  3. A to Z Game

    Homes and havens with neither heat nor Horlicks.
  4. A to Z Game

    Frost and freeze on the February breeze.
  5. A to Z Game

    Bitter chills rising, like iced demons, from the sea.
  6. Slaughterhouse Five

    I thought the first chapter was pretty pointless and a little confusing to be honest; I had to read it twice because it didn't seem all that relevant to what followed.
  7. A to Z Game

  8. Post Office

    Have men stopped sizing up women on a sexual basis? Or stopped admitting it?
  9. Slaughterhouse Five

    Thoroughly enjoyed this. The story and writing were great. Lost a little momentum halfway through but picked up again. Loved the time jumps, the Tramalfadorians; the idea that we have no free will and exist in all times. Liked it so much that I'm gonna go straight into Breakfast of Champions next. So it goes.
  10. Have a Rant!

    I was reading a novel once and there was violence and sex and human complexity. I refused to continue reading. What a disgrace.
  11. Song Chain

    Don't Dream It's Over - Crowded House
  12. What Book Are You?

    You're The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe! by C.S. Lewis You were just looking for some decent clothes when everything changed quite dramatically. For the better or for the worse, it is still hard to tell. Now it seems like winter will never end and you feel cursed. Soon there will be an epic struggle between two forces in your life and you are very concerned about a betrayal that could turn the balance. If this makes it sound like you're re-enacting Christian theological events, that may or may not be coincidence. When in doubt, put your trust in zoo animals.
  13. Book Chain

    Everything Is Illuminated - Jonathan Safran Foer
  14. Song Chain

    Good To Know That If I Ever Need Attention All I Have To Do Is Die - Brand New
  15. A to Z Game

    Vietnamese Walking Stick (Medauroidea extradentata)