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message 1: by Brian (new)

Brian Tilbury clever of you to see the Hitchens tie-in!
But why did Veronica become Mary?


message 2: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl Early on in the book, p 20, he introduced her as Veronica Mary Elizabeth Ford. On page 147 he says he remembers that Adrian called her by her middle name. So I guess that's why later on at the end of the book she is called that, because it relates to Adrian. But is there anything behind the author's decision to choose the name Mary, as in Mother Mary, or is that over-reading


message 3: by Brian (new)

Brian Tilbury Ah!


message 4: by Ted (new)

Ted Very nice review Cheryl. You mention things which caught my attention when I read it. It's still the only book by Barnes I've read, but I hope not the last.


message 5: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl Ted wrote: "Very nice review Cheryl. You mention things which caught my attention when I read it. It's still the only book by Barnes I've read, but I hope not the last."
Thanks Ted. I've read several other books of his too, although not yet Flaubert's Parrot which seems to be about his most well known, at least prior to this one. I loved his collection of essays Through the Window: Seventeen Essays and a Short Story, especially when he describes his own love of books.


message 6: by Ted (new)

Ted Cheryl wrote: "Ted wrote: "Very nice review Cheryl. You mention things which caught my attention when I read it. It's still the only book by Barnes I've read, but I hope not the last."
Thanks Ted. I've read seve..."


Thanks for the Parrot mention, now we're equal both have it on to-read. The essays collection I already had on to-read.


message 7: by Kalliope (new)

Kalliope I love the way Barnes writes... I still have to read this one and the collection of essays you mention in #5... but have read the Parrot.


message 8: by Seemita (new)

Seemita I loved your references to Hitchens and Amis, Cheryl! Barnes has a delightful way of writing which I loved a bit too much in this book :)


message 9: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl Seemita wrote: "I loved your references to Hitchens and Amis, Cheryl! Barnes has a delightful way of writing which I loved a bit too much in this book :)"
He has a delightful way of speaking too - his interviews are so good. My favourite author interviewer, Eleanor Wachtel on the Canadian CBC Radio, interviewed him several years ago here http://www.cbc.ca/radio/writersandcom... Lovely.


message 10: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl Kalliope wrote: "I love the way Barnes writes... I still have to read this one and the collection of essays you mention in #5... but have read the Parrot."
I'm sorry I didn't reply before Kalliope, just saw your comment now. I haven't yet read the Parrot yet either. I guess I can't bemoan the lack of new books from him when I havent read all his backlist yet. He has a new one on art that has just been released though, that might appeal especially to you? Keeping an Eye Open: Essays on Art


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