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T.S. Eliot by Peter Ackroyd
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May 24, 2007

really liked it

A very sensitive and insightful exploration of the live of the great T. S. Eliot. Rich with genuine concern and regard for the subject whilst retaining a modesty in its penmanship. Like having a fascinating and illuminating chat with a more eloquent and intelligent buddy about a mutually loved writer. This Peter Achroyd seems very charming and skilled.

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message 1: by Maureen (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:09AM) (new)

Maureen One day I will read Peter Ackroyd's history of London. That will also be the day that I grow huge and monstrous hands, big enough to handle the tome, and enormous bionic superstrength eyes that can read chapters in a matter of seconds.

I could go and fight crime instead but, screw that, I'm staying indoors with a book.

message 2: by Nickie (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:09AM) (new)

Nickie I read it for about a month, and yes, it was the difficulty of holding it up with my weak lady arms and lugging it around in its own bag that made me give up on it in the end. Tsk. (ps hello caoileann)

message 3: by Caoileann (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:09AM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Caoileann hellooo Nickie. How's it going? My my, you guys have some esoteric ways of passing the time, huh? I see from your highbrow discussion of the American male novelist though your taking it in the right spirit. I think Mr Updike has some serious lady appeal though, a nice and curious glint in the eye...

I like the way Mr Ackroyd is carving out a living by just researching and writing about his favourite things. Very admirable. Mine would probably be a bit more banal and Eoin McLove-like I'm afraid.

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