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message 1: by Melissa (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:01PM) (new) - rated it 2 stars

Melissa who is your favorite character and why?


Armand I guess Quoyle is the obvious choice, since he's the hero, but if I had a second choice, I would say Billy Pretty from the newspaper. I like his sense of justice and morality and the story about how his father became a member of the Pretty family.


Margaret1358 Joyce The things I absolutely love about this novel are its imagery, character development and fantastic dialogue.


Shane The interesting and fascinating thing about this book for me is that I didn't really like the characters all that much, but I still kept reading - and I think Proulx has an amazing gift for writing in terms of writing about people and places and situations I wouldn't really want to read about otherwise, if that makes sense.


Silverpiper The aunt became my when she disposed of her brothers ashes in the outhouse!


Jeff Billy Pretty, but the book is loaded with interesting characters. Proulx also has a wonderful edgy humor has well. How was the movie?


Joanne I used to work for the poet Virginia Adair. She was frail and blind, did not get out much. Annie Proulx wrote her wonderful letters, as good to read as her stories.


Silverpiper Jeff wrote: "Billy Pretty, but the book is loaded with interesting characters. Proulx also has a wonderful edgy humor has well. How was the movie?"

The movie is just okay. It doesn't have the richness of the book but keeps its spirit.


Jeff Silverpiper wrote: "Jeff wrote: "Billy Pretty, but the book is loaded with interesting characters. Proulx also has a wonderful edgy humor has well. How was the movie?"

The movie is just okay. It doesn't have the r..."


Thanks, Silverpiper. On paper, Kevin Spacey is kind of an odd choice for the lead. Methinks I'll not watch it.


message 10: by Dianne (last edited Dec 22, 2012 09:02PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Dianne Joanne wrote: "I used to work for the poet Virginia Adair. She was frail and blind, did not get out much. Annie Proulx wrote her wonderful letters, as good to read as her stories."


What a wonderful experience to have. How lucky.


Heather I had read this book in an English course and when taking any literature in university you disect it leaving no word, or knot that hasn't been discussed. I find for that reason that I lost some of the joy that you guys seem to have found with the book. I just didn't seem to truly enjoy it maybe as much as I would have if I could have just read it ( if you know what i mean)


message 12: by Craig (last edited Oct 29, 2013 12:50PM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Craig Jack Buggit (sp?) the fisherman owner/editor of the paper where they all worked. A self-made man who was not particularly literate but who did well in a literary business. But mostly I liked his close affinity and love with and for the sea.


April Bunny.


Edward Mendez Maybe a strange choice but I really liked Partridge. Unfortunately, he wasn't in the film (which I enjoyed).


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