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message 1: by Paul (new)

Paul The gnashers cacked? Really?


notgettingenough Paul wrote: "The gnashers cacked? Really?"

Grumble, grumble, grumble. Gets out of bed to find book. Wishes for better proofreader than self. Okay, Paul, cackling, not cacking. I hope that's it for the evening.


message 3: by Paul (new)

Paul Well, stay tuned. Anyway, it's mid-morning. Oh yes - you're on the other side of this planet. Funny thing, that. So it is a globe, then. Hmmm. So the photos weren't faked. Man really did go to the moon. It all really happened.


notgettingenough I don't know where to put this. I'm staying with somebody right now who is a stickler for neatness. I have all these little strips of ripped up paper sitting next to the bed where my computer and I are lodging. I keep track of what I want to refer to in my reviews with them, of course. And, having finished a book last night, I consequently had a little pile of unemployed bits of paper just sitting there, minding their own business, I'd say.

'They're my bookmarks' I say to him as he sweeps them up into his hand to take them away. 'They,' he says, 'Are rubbish.'

So much for goodreads, I think to myself.


message 5: by Paul (new)

Paul I could frame a response to this if you could have taken a photo of the little pile and pasted it in here. Maybe the little pile was actually a foot high. Maybe there were several little piles.


message 6: by Scribble (new)

Scribble Orca I had this on my TR list. I'm afraid the rape scenes (both of them actually) offended my delicate sensibilities. Which is a pity, because I did rather enjoy the little bit of Larsson that I'd read (extract) a few months ago back in Germany. Oh well. Next book.


notgettingenough G N wrote: "I had this on my TR list. I'm afraid the rape scenes (both of them actually) offended my delicate sensibilities. Which is a pity, because I did rather enjoy the little bit of Larsson that I'd rea..."

I'm about to start reading the third one. I was really looking forward to the idea ages ago after I'd finished the second, but now that it is upon me I feel less enthusiastic. For now I'll blame being really sick.


message 8: by Scribble (new)

Scribble Orca You have a braver constitution than I. Commiserations on the being really sick - hot lemon with honey, eucalyptus oil inhaled in hot water, and a hot water bottle. Plenty of Vitamin C and echinacea if you're able to obtain it.


notgettingenough G N wrote: "You have a braver constitution than I. Commiserations on the being really sick - hot lemon with honey, eucalyptus oil inhaled in hot water, and a hot water bottle. Plenty of Vitamin C and echinac..."

God, GN. They all sound horrible!!! Except for Vitamin C.

I think a hug would be better. Somebody bringing me cups of tea. Actually, unfortunately none of what you suggest would help in the least. Nor would hugs and cups of tea...but at least they are nice.

Okay. Hot water bottle could be good, I've never had one. When I was little they were for grownups and now that I'm grownup, I'd rather have a warm body in the bed. Of course, that is easier said than done...Sighs in fetchingly sad way.


message 10: by Scribble (new)

Scribble Orca I think we are having two conversations here. The one in which GN and Notgettingenough are writing words in cyberspace, and the one in which Notgettingenough is talking to someone elsewhere.

It won't help, of course, but here's a big hug.

(hug)

I'd fail on the warm body requirement as badly as on the previous suggestions to ease your malaise.


message 11: by Paul (new)

Paul Was disappointed to see I'd already voted for this review.


notgettingenough Paul wrote: "Was disappointed to see I'd already voted for this review."

That is so sweet to say, thank you.


message 13: by Eric_W (new)

Eric_W Magnificent.


message 14: by Scribble (new)

Scribble Orca (and there follows a number of highly colourful expletives...)

WHY can I only like this review once?

And by the way, which book is under discussion here?


message 15: by Paul (new)

Paul The book of NGE's life


message 16: by Alan (new)

Alan Very interesting stuff, Not, and I agree with you about Assange - I was ambivalent towards him too, thinking that some secrets have to be kept don't they (national security and all that) but having seen what was exposed and having watched the recent John Pilger dopcumentary on war reporting (on which Assange appeared) he is my new hero too. The sexual assault charges seem trumped up to me.


message 17: by Jessica (new)

Jessica From what I read it seems Assange's 2 women were not mates, but happened to meet and share information...and so on...
oh well. either way--


message 18: by notgettingenough (last edited Dec 16, 2010 04:55AM) (new)

notgettingenough Jessica wrote: "From what I read it seems Assange's 2 women were not mates, but happened to meet and share information...and so on...
oh well. either way--"


I have absolutely no information other than what is generally available to go on and clearly JA is not an angel...but it sounds to me a bit like trophy hunters wanting it all ways. Like the girls who trophy hunt football players. It's an IQ test, isn't it. We all actually know what to expect, it's not like a newsflash when it turns out badly and that you, not they, are the trophy. So, there are girls out there, victims of the worst behaviour of those sorts of guys who are in the wrong place at the wrong time. On top of everything dreadful that has happened to them, they run the risk of being tarred with that brush. Trophy hunters who try it on after things don't turn out their way.

Isn't there any sense of duty that is relevant here as well as rights? If you jump into bed with somebody you met an hour ago you have no idea what is going to happen. I'm not saying don't do it, but frankly, when I've done it and it has turned out okay, I'm thought no more than that I'm a complete moron who got away with something and might not have. If I'd had something terrible happen to me, I would have considered myself at least partly to blame.


message 19: by Jessica (new)

Jessica all that is true.
what I find suspect is that Sweden originally threw out the rape charges and now they've been brought out again--
political, i say.


notgettingenough Jessica wrote: "all that is true.
what I find suspect is that Sweden originally threw out the rape charges and now they've been brought out again--
political, i say."


Maybe. I do like conspiracies and wikileaks has established that Sweden has what was a secret relationship with the US....


notgettingenough Paul wrote: "The book of NGE's life"

Ha! If I found myself trapped in a bag of angry marshmellows I wouldn't be able to fight my way out. I barely know where the on-off switch is on my computer. I really don't want to have sex with girls - sorry, I think somebody wanted to be my friend on goodreads who might be disappointed by that, though I don't think it's a newsflash. And what's that other thing...oh yes. I have a crap memory.

so NOT me!!!


notgettingenough Alan wrote: "The sexual assault charges seem trumped up to me..."

Oh, I doubt that. I really think by the sound of it, it's hard for penises in Sweden to do much without getting into legal trouble. As Dilbert said, boys, do your Club Med trip somewhere else.


message 23: by Joel (new)

Joel snow-filled ass cave.


notgettingenough Joel wrote: "snow-filled ass cave."

Kind of gross, huh. Speaking as a girl. I haven't seen the movie, but I don't understand, from the book, why the movie would be like this.


message 25: by Jessica (new)

Jessica re: Assange. A friend from Sweden on FB writes:

"He's not been charged in Sweden. If the police think he's done something, then charge him. A Euro Warrant doesn't require charges.

The original charges were brought in Stockholm, where the original incidents were alledged to have happened b...ut these were dropped. During this period, Assange *volunteered* to come forward to answer questions by the prosecutor, but the prosecuter never asked him to come in.

The case was resurrected again in Gothenburg, a city a fair distance from Stockholm. Then it was red-flagged at Interpol. Then the extradition procedures in the UK started. Assange *voluntarily* came forward, and was promptly arrested. Either he's completely psychotic or, wait a minute, he might well be acting like an innocent man.

IMO, if this was anyone but Assange there wouldn't even be a issue."


notgettingenough Jessica wrote: "re: Assange. A friend from Sweden on FB writes:

"He's not been charged in Sweden. If the police think he's done something, then charge him. A Euro Warrant doesn't require charges.

The original ch..."


Thank you, Jessica, illuminating.


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