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  1. From Wiki:- It tells the story of Anthony Patch (a 1920s socialite and presumptive heir to a tycoon's fortune), his relationship with his wife Gloria, his service in the army, and alcoholism. The novel provides an excellent portrait of the Eastern elite as the Jazz Age begins its ascent, engulfing all classes into what would soon be known as Café Society. As with all of his other novels, it is a brilliant character study and is also an early account of the complexities of marriage and intimacy that were further explored in Tender Is the Night. The book is believed to be largely based on Fitzgerald's relationship and marriage with Zelda Fitzgerald. A bit selfish 'cos I just got this out of the library, have read The Great Gatsby a few times, a great period book about sad, broken people, a bit like Breakfast at Tiffany's. He writes a good tale.
  2. Like fun and money and food and love And things you never thought of These are the things These are the things The things that dreams are made of New York, ice cream, TV, travel, good times Norman Wisdom, Johnny, Joey, Dee Dee, good times
  3. Ready for Drowning - Manic Street Preachers
  4. Do you remember when we first met? I sure do It was some time In early September You were lazy about it You made me wait around I was so crazy about you I didn't mind So I was late for class I locked my bike to yours It wasn't hard to find You painted flowers on Guess that I was afraid That if you rode away You might not roll back My direction real soon Well I was crazy about you then And now the craziest thing of all Over 10 years have gone by And you're still mine We're locked in time Let's rewind
  5. ...but I feel good, but I feel...
  6. I Feel The Earth Move - Carole King
  7. Hi, you may get a reply from one of the more regular readers, but I only joined a few months ago and I usually mooch around once a week or so, adding to threads or not depending on if I have anything to say. I've added a few today about comfort books, books read because of films and great books unread. If you have read books, are reading books and have books to read there always seems to be somewhere you can make a comment. And there are lots of people out there despite the repetition of many names, just join in. Check out the games too just as a change. Diane
  8. Comfort reading must be To Kill a Mockingbird, I cry at certain points every time, yet at the end I feel so positive.
  9. Lord of the Rings - Tolkein I'd really like to read this but don't hold out much hope; the films were hard going, apart from Legolas sliding down steps on his shield, and I read The Hobbit in the 6th Form but it took me ages and I may have read other books at the same time! And, of course, my sister's read it a couple of times and tells me how brilliant it is...
  10. To have found someone who has seen this film is a wonder. I had it on video, keep meaning to get dvd, and made several friends sit down and watch it, but I don't think it enthralled them as much. Never thought about a book though, will have to look it up. Bladerunner got me into Phlip K Dick although, at one time, I had a shelf full of Star Wars books! And to whoever wouldn't watch Captain Corelli's Mandolin, it's not a bad film but won't make you cry, and I'm a weeper!!
  11. Sorry that should've been, Someone, Somewhere in Summertime - Simple Minds Merry Christmas!
  12. I think I love you - David Cassidy
  13. Time (clock of the heart) - Culture Club
  14. Am I too late to vote/second? I fancy Crime fiction from the Times list, Travel writing and Biographies.
  15. How does this book group work, is it a book a week or a month? Has a decision on titles been made yet? Why not a different genre a month, Classics, History, Sci-fi, Biography, Crime etc.
  16. I've been trying to remember what I've read this year, am reading The Scarlet Pimpernel at the moment, nice easy read! Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Jane Austen & Seth Grahame-Smith The Tinner's Corpse, Bernard Knight Vixen 03, Clive Cusssler The Man in the High Tower, Philip K Dick To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte And Another Thing, Eoin Colfer Skeleton Hill, Peter Lovesey Grace, Richard Paul Evans Nine Dragons, Michael Connelly The Murder of King Tut, James Patterson and Martin Dugard Present Danger, Stella Rimington
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