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The Song Of The Red Ruby by Agnar Mykle
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Mar 04, 10

Read in March, 2010

Awesome, awesome, awesome. I can't remember the last time that I read something so frickin' funny and moving. I suspect that people who rated it low expected more sex in it due to it being the subject of the world's most famous obscenity case. (Note: most U.S. editions are abridged for content, too. The 1967 mass market is supposed to be complete.)

It's a great bildungsroman and a very alive portrait of Norway in the 1930s. Song of the Red Ruby is also a nice reminder that a hilarious figgin' book can still be great literature, something that most contemporary authors have forgotten.
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message 1: by Tamar (new)

Tamar Senyak Hi Lewis! Your reviews always entice me to check out new books, you have such strong opinions of them all. This one though I plan on following through on-banned books have their own special appeal. I'm curious how you came across this book, in general, and physically? I have only found one copy available, and that's at a research library, so it can't be checked out.
Thanks for inspiring!


Lewis Manalo Howdy! I had to find this on Abebooks.com. If you find it be sure to get the 1967 paperback. That library copy is censored.


message 3: by Tamar (new)

Tamar Senyak Thanks for the helpful hints. Happy reading


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