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Apropos of Nothing
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In the decades before the scandal, Woody Allen was high on my list of comedians, writers and filmmakers. Now, it's dangerous to be a fan publically. Thi
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"I only got partway through this book and had to return it to the library, so no review yet. But I will say, so far, it's no 'Confederacy of Dunces' - which I love very much and is a very high point in my reading life. I'm a bit fearful that if this falls flat, it will color my opinion of Toole and Confederacy. Then again, I read the sometimes terrible 'Go Set a Watchman' and I still love Mockingbird and Harper Lee." Jul 30, 2019 02:31PM

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