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Going Wrong
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Mansfield Park
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Alan Alan said: " more in a few pages than I had known before about King Henry VIII, Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn "

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Fatal Revenant by Stephen R. Donaldson
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...that a book entitled Chronicles of Thomas Covenant is ALWAYS going to be better when he's actually IN THE BOOK.

I enjoyed the return of various old favourites, and it really picked up for me in the last 250 pages.

I started to get 'Two Towers syndro
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Contact by Carl Sagan
Contact
by Carl Sagan
read in September, 2010
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It's been many years since I half-watched the film, but I have also started watching Cosmos again, and on can definitely tell the influence of Carl Sagan's thinking and language regarding his investigations and writing for that epic show.

I enjoyed th
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Just Duffy by Robin Jenkins
Just Duffy
by Robin Jenkins
read in November, 2009
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I only picked this up because it rhymed (just and lust) with a poetry books for the Fall Challenge, but I was gripped by what would happen to the various characters, even the so-called bully. There was a real depth to the mothers, the teachers, the p ...more
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Going Wrong by Ruth Rendell
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Crash by J.G. Ballard
Crash
by J.G. Ballard
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read in October, 2009
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I learned that I didn't like it.

I learned that sex and crashing cars DON'T mix well for me.

I think as a short story of 10 pages the idea would have come across sufficiently.

The almost complete lack of love or fidelity by anyone involved, and the way
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" Mister Teacher by Jack Sheffield, and
Educating Rita by Willy Russell
for challenge 15.10 (Teacher and Student)

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Mister Teacher by Jack Sheffield
Mister Teacher
by Jack Sheffield
read in October, 2009
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It's a bit like watching the Phantom Menace - I started with what I now understand is book THREE in the series, and have now just finished book TWO, so I need to get book ONE later, and have just realised book FOUR is due to be published, and FIVE is ...more
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Educating Rita by Willy Russell
Educating Rita
by Willy Russell
read in October, 2009
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That the play is much more conscise that the film that was made later, and set only in Frank's study. At first I could only imagine it with Julie Walters playing Rita, but gradually concentrated more on the words and less on my memories of the film.
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The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
The Kite Runner
by Khaled Hosseini (Goodreads Author)
read in October, 2009
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I enjoyed the earlier part of the story the most, as it seemed most grounded in reality. The latter adventures were thrilling but some parts seemed contrived and more than coincidental. I liked the way language was used and gently introduced to the r ...more
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