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How Many Miles To Babylon by Jennifer Johnston
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Jun 14, 07

bookshelves: historicalfiction, queerlit, irish-lit
Read in June, 2006

This was apparently required reading for the leaving cert for some of my Irish friends. I wish I'd been made to read such wonderful(ly slashy) things in high school! The plot revolves around WWI and class consciousness and male friendship, and it's a painful but beautiful story that I'm glad I spent my last day in Ireland sitting outside in Merrion Square reading. Even in less fantastic locations, this book still shines.
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Siria You know, when we got to the skinny-dipping scene in class, our teacher actually made a point of stopping and telling us how that scene was definitely, not at all, one hundred per cent not homoerotic. Uh huh, yeah.

message 2: by Trin (last edited Sep 15, 2008 05:34PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Trin Wow! She must have gone to the same teachers' prep course as my high school English teacher who told us that the old man in "An Encounter" from Dubliners is in NO WAY masturbating.

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