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As Music and Splendour by Kate O'Brien
"The angst and beauty of this story combined with the opera and the lyrical writing made me very happy to stumble on it entirely by accident. A must read for lovers of opera. "
As Music and Splendour by Kate O'Brien
"Objectively beautiful but didn't really click with me emotionally, and I struggled some with the style (hence the abominably long time it took me to finish!). At the risk of sounding like a total philistine, though, I'd love to see a screen adapta..." Read more of this review »
As Music and Splendour by Kate O'Brien
"With charm,intelligence and wit,the droll and omniscient narrator traces the unusual destinies of two poor young Irish sopranos,plucked from their impoverished life in obscure Irish villages,to train for
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Sylvia Plath
“I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead;
I lift my eyes and all is born again.”
Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

Oscar Wilde
“The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Douglas Adams
“The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don't.”
Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Sylvia Plath
“I saw my life branching out before me like the green fig tree in the story. From the tip of every branch, like a fat purple fig, a wonderful future beckoned and winked. One fig was a husband and a happy home and children, and another fig was a famous poet and another fig was a brilliant professor, and another fig was Ee Gee, the amazing editor, and another fig was Europe and Africa and South America, and another fig was Constantin and Socrates and Attila and a pack of other lovers with queer names and offbeat professions, and another fig was an Olympic lady crew champion, and beyond and above these figs were many more figs I couldn't quite make out. I saw myself sitting in the crotch of this fig tree, starving to death, just because I couldn't make up my mind which of the figs I would choose. I wanted each and every one of them, but choosing one meant losing all the rest, and, as I sat there, unable to decide, the figs began to wrinkle and go black, and, one by one, they plopped to the ground at my feet.”
Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

Douglas Adams
“I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.”
Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt

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