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Maria and 3 other people liked Cynthia's review of The Mabinogion:
The Mabinogion by Sioned Davies
" This is a group of 12 Welsh legends that feature King Arthur along with other kings. They are stories passed down orally and have mnemonic devices imbedded in them to aide in the telling so they sometimes sound odd to our modern ears. There is so... " Read more of this review »
"I believe I'm beginning a Trollope binge, and I have Laurel to thank for piquing my interest long ago, and now you for helping sustain it. There simpl...more "
Maria and 3 other people liked Elizabeth (Alaska)'s review of Ralph The Heir:
Ralph The Heir by Anthony Trollope
" There is, as the title suggests, Ralph the Heir. There is also Ralph who is Not the Heir, son of Squire Gregory who is Newton of Newton. To round out this group is Pastor Gregory, Ralph the Heir's brother, who is second in line and so is unlikely... " Read more of this review »
"Hello, Bobbie! Never will I read the book or see the movie. I'm sad enough as it is! "
"So Teresa, having nothing to do with this thread, our literary hero GGM has died. I wonder if his final manuscript will be published soon. "
"Teresa, this may be a collection of odds and ends that simply somehow got published based on rep only. When I think "dark," I think of de Maupassant o...more "
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Blooms of Darkness by Aharon Appelfeld
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Maria and 52 other people liked Teresa's review of The Marriage Plot:
The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
" I loved The Virgin Suicides for its style, imagery and voice. I loved Middlesex for its 'epic' storytelling, its characters and a lyrical flight of fancy near the end that I think I'll never forget. Because of the lofty standards the author's prev... " Read more of this review »
"I'm glad we agree. She may need a vacation, or more jamming with the rock group. "
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Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman
Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders
by Neil Gaiman (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2013
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Uneven collection of prose & poetry; a couple of the short stories were excellent, The rest was a bit of a muddle, with no satisfying resolutions, and that surprised me. I know this author has a great following and I ordinarily love "weird" as mu...more
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Alice Munro
“In your life there are a few places, or maybe only the one place, where something happened, and then there are all the other places.”
Alice Munro, Too Much Happiness

T.S. Eliot
“Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers.”
T.S. Eliot

Barbara Pym
“Of course it's alright for librarians to smell of drink.”
Barbara Pym

W. Somerset Maugham
“Why should you think that beauty, which is the most precious thing in the world, lies like a stone on the beach for the careless passer-by to pick up idly? Beauty is something wonderful and strange that the artist fashions out of the chaos of the world in the torment of his soul. And when he has made it, it is not given to all to know it. To recognize it you must repeat the adventure of the artist. It is a melody that he sings to you, and to hear it again in your own heart you want knowledge and sensitiveness and imagination.”
W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence

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