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  • Birthday 04/07/1977


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    Yorkshire sarcasm champion 97,98,99
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    magical pixie told me

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  1. Not sure I understand this question. You mean books you grew out of, or books you initially liked but, putting some thought into it, concluded weren't that great. The only thing that qualifies is Atwood's Blind Assassin. I enjoyed reading it and when I finished I thought it had been great. As the weeks and months went by, however, I started to think it was actually quite poor, overly melodramatic, and somewhat inconsequential and gimmicky.
  2. Just finished this. It's a very original book where you, the reader, become one of the characters. You buy a book but it has typos so you take it back to the shop where you meet a woman, also wanting to read the book, and then you speak to a university professor with her about the book, then another professor, then a publisher about a different book, then a writer about another book, then you begin a relationship with the woman, then you go to another country to find the complete manuscript... and so on etc. Sadly, that didn't work very well for me because after the fi
  3. Before the forums closes, tell me... 1. Your favourite book. Journey to the end of the Night. 2. Saddest book you ever read. The Leopard. 3. Book you read a paragraph or two from every now and then. The Book of Disquiet. 4. Best opening line you ever read. The sun shone, having no alternative, on the nothing new. 5. Most overrated book. The Great Gatsby. 6. Book you read because of a review you saw here. The Book of Ebenezer Le Page (I've also bought The Heart is a Lonely Hunter).
  4. Across the gateway of my heart I wrote 'no thoroughfare.' But love came laughing by and cried I enter everywhere.
  5. Another disappointed customer here. I enjoyed the book for the most part but wasn't necessarily blown away by it. The first third, where we are introduced to the wonderfully grotesque globule of man known as Ignatius J. Reilly, was a lot of fun to read. This man just utterly overwhelms you with his absurd, pompous affectations and over-the-top character. Then, however, I found my interest slightly waning, especially when we're introduced to the rather pointless characters (if you ask me) who frequent the 'Night of Joy' club such as Lana and Darlene and (worst of all) Jones. All he
  6. I was also somewhat disappointed. Have posted a review.
  7. hux


    All done by a professional. This is as good as I get.
  8. According to the Talmud, it's 30 September, 2239.
  9. hux


    Before the site closes, you should see my dogs. It would unfair to keep them from you.
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