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Buddy Reads > Riders in The Chariot, by Patrick White

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message 1: by Sara, Old School Classics (new) - rated it 3 stars

Sara (phantomswife) | 4587 comments Mod
Buddy read to start in mid-April.


Lori | 185 comments So excited about this!!! Thank you so much for the thread, love the book cover!


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Howard Pavane (howard_pavane) | 19 comments What book are we reading from


message 4: by Sara, Old School Classics (new) - rated it 3 stars

Sara (phantomswife) | 4587 comments Mod
I'm sorry, Howard, I'm not sure I understand the question, but the book we are reading is Riders in the Chariot. We will begin around the 15th of April.


message 5: by Sara, Old School Classics (new) - rated it 3 stars

Sara (phantomswife) | 4587 comments Mod
Due to unexpected circumstances, we are going to delay this read for a week or so. We will definitely be reading it, just not able to begin on the 15th as planned.


message 6: by Sara, Old School Classics (new) - rated it 3 stars

Sara (phantomswife) | 4587 comments Mod
Read Chapter One and Oh my, I hope this gets easier as we go. I've either got a severe case of low-concentration, or this is laborious reading. I think I will try starting over tomorrow and hope that is the charm.


Lori | 185 comments Chapter 1: I am glad you said that, Sara. I had trouble digesting this


Lori | 185 comments Oops. Kindle typing issue. (view spoiler)


message 9: by Sara, Old School Classics (new) - rated it 3 stars

Sara (phantomswife) | 4587 comments Mod
Chapters 1-2: (view spoiler)


message 10: by Lori (last edited Apr 27, 2019 09:44AM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

Lori | 185 comments Through Chapter 2 and your spoiler: (view spoiler)

I think I am really going to enjoy reading this and searching for White's deeper meaning.

I should have time to read a bit more later today.


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Sara (phantomswife) | 4587 comments Mod
You know I totally like it when you ramble...you unearth a lot of stuff that way! Marvelous thoughts on Mary, Lori. Your spoiler: (view spoiler)


message 12: by Lori (last edited Apr 27, 2019 12:41PM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

Lori | 185 comments Sara: (view spoiler)


message 13: by Sara, Old School Classics (new) - rated it 3 stars

Sara (phantomswife) | 4587 comments Mod
This is going to be a very intensive read, with lots of references to other works and symbolism. I am going to have to stay on my toes. Just sitting down to tackle chapter three.


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Sara (phantomswife) | 4587 comments Mod
Meant to ask, Lori, do you think the choice of Xanadu for the house is meant to conjure up Coleridge's Kubla Khan or Citizen Kane?

Chapter 3: (view spoiler)


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Lori | 185 comments Chapter 3: (view spoiler)


message 16: by Sara, Old School Classics (new) - rated it 3 stars

Sara (phantomswife) | 4587 comments Mod
Great analysis, Lori. Gives me more to think about. I also think (view spoiler)


message 17: by Lori (last edited Apr 28, 2019 01:57PM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

Lori | 185 comments Sara: (view spoiler)


message 18: by Lori (last edited Apr 28, 2019 01:54PM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

Lori | 185 comments Chapter 4 and the end of Part 1: (view spoiler)


message 19: by Lori (last edited Apr 28, 2019 12:16PM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

Lori | 185 comments Found this is urban dictionary: (view spoiler)


message 20: by Sara, Old School Classics (new) - rated it 3 stars

Sara (phantomswife) | 4587 comments Mod
Lori, your spoilers and Part One: (view spoiler)


message 21: by Lori (last edited Apr 29, 2019 05:37AM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

Lori | 185 comments Sara, your spoiler: (view spoiler)


message 22: by Sara, Old School Classics (new) - rated it 3 stars

Sara (phantomswife) | 4587 comments Mod
Oh Lori, I love your thoughts on the snake. I couldn't help thinking about the pink cake with "Bad Girl" on it. There is a lot going on here, which is what makes it difficult. Every little thing can have double meanings or be very simple, yet very important.

On to Part II today.


message 23: by Lori (last edited Apr 29, 2019 06:04PM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

Lori | 185 comments Part 2, Chapter 5: (view spoiler)


message 24: by Sara, Old School Classics (new) - rated it 3 stars

Sara (phantomswife) | 4587 comments Mod
Your spoiler: (view spoiler)


message 25: by Lori (last edited Apr 30, 2019 05:59AM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

Lori | 185 comments Sara: (view spoiler)


message 26: by Sara, Old School Classics (new) - rated it 3 stars

Sara (phantomswife) | 4587 comments Mod
I love that you noticed the music motif. (view spoiler)

Part II: (view spoiler)


message 27: by Lori (new) - rated it 3 stars

Lori | 185 comments Part II: (view spoiler)


message 28: by Lori (new) - rated it 3 stars

Lori | 185 comments Sara: I am not likely to get much reading done tomorrow.


message 29: by Sara, Old School Classics (new) - rated it 3 stars

Sara (phantomswife) | 4587 comments Mod
Lori, just read your spoilers. Great comments, as always.

I was relieved to find today was not a reading day for you, because I was called away today and not able to read anything on this book. (I did take the pad with me and read some of what I had going there). My mind is tired tonight, and this is not a "tired mind" kind of book, so I will probably not read again until tomorrow.

Hope you had a good day.


message 30: by Lori (new) - rated it 3 stars

Lori | 185 comments With everything else going on in my hectic life, I nearly forgot that Paul had a yearly check-up. Realized late yesterday when I took a look at May on the family calendar. Just got home after leaving at 8:00 this morning. It has been a long and tiring day. All is well but I am worn out just the same. Will continue reading tomorrow.


message 31: by Sara, Old School Classics (new) - rated it 3 stars

Sara (phantomswife) | 4587 comments Mod
Sorry you had such a long day. When Matt sees his doctor, or we go to the dentist, we have to make an all-day trip. It is 4 hours round-trip on the road and then, of course, time at the doctor's office. So, I know that feeling. I will also try to pick the book back up today, but it may be closer to evening.

Right now we will just try to do what we can, Lori, and refuse to be stressed more than we can help being!


message 32: by Lori (new) - rated it 3 stars

Lori | 185 comments Sounds good.


message 33: by Sara, Old School Classics (new) - rated it 3 stars

Sara (phantomswife) | 4587 comments Mod
Part III: (view spoiler)


message 34: by Lori (new) - rated it 3 stars

Lori | 185 comments Part III: (view spoiler)


message 35: by Sara, Old School Classics (new) - rated it 3 stars

Sara (phantomswife) | 4587 comments Mod
I love the saying from your grandmother! Mine was such a treasure and so wise. She and your grandmother would have seen the world the same way.


message 36: by Lori (new) - rated it 3 stars

Lori | 185 comments I finished Part IV. Will gather my thoughts and post comments tomorrow.


message 37: by Sara, Old School Classics (new) - rated it 3 stars

Sara (phantomswife) | 4587 comments Mod
Part IV: (view spoiler)


message 38: by Lori (last edited May 04, 2019 12:55PM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

Lori | 185 comments Part IV and your spoiler: (view spoiler)


message 39: by Sara, Old School Classics (new) - rated it 3 stars

Sara (phantomswife) | 4587 comments Mod
Amazing observations about the character links, Lori. (view spoiler)

Hope to read Part V tomorrow. Have a great evening!


message 40: by Lori (new) - rated it 3 stars

Lori | 185 comments Finished reading Part V. Will add thoughts in the morning.


message 41: by Lori (last edited May 06, 2019 02:48PM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

Lori | 185 comments Part V: (view spoiler)


message 42: by Sara, Old School Classics (new) - rated it 3 stars

Sara (phantomswife) | 4587 comments Mod
Your spoiler: (view spoiler)

I will also think about this more and might come back to add comments.


message 43: by Lori (last edited May 06, 2019 03:30PM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

Lori | 185 comments Sara: (view spoiler)


message 44: by Sara, Old School Classics (new) - rated it 3 stars

Sara (phantomswife) | 4587 comments Mod
Just finished and at a loss what to say. (view spoiler)


message 45: by Lori (new) - rated it 3 stars

Lori | 185 comments I will most likely finish sometime tomorrow. I am anxious to open your spoiler.


message 46: by Lori (last edited May 07, 2019 05:22PM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

Lori | 185 comments Finished! Sara: (view spoiler)


message 47: by Sara, Old School Classics (new) - rated it 3 stars

Sara (phantomswife) | 4587 comments Mod
I have read that this is his "most accessible" book. Oh my goodness, I would not want to struggle with his "least accessible" one. lol.

(view spoiler)


message 48: by Lori (new) - rated it 3 stars

Lori | 185 comments Amen. And, thank you again for reading with me.


message 49: by Sara, Old School Classics (new) - rated it 3 stars

Sara (phantomswife) | 4587 comments Mod
Same here, Lori. I never enjoy a book more than when I am reading with you. I doubt I would have made it through this one without your help. See you at the Smiley thread on the 20th. :)


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