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December 04, 2012


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Camille Minichino

Leave it to you, Susan, to give us a scholarly lesson (I'm beginning to think there's something about Tuesdays that brings out the scholars!)

I may have been forced to real parts of all 3 of those, and you make me want to go back and do them justice. I do remember the long genealogy chart at the front of War and Peace!


Susan, you deserve kudos for reading War and Peace! That's no easy feat, and the problem with the names sounds incredibly frustrating. If I ever dare to give it a go, I may have to keep a running list of all the multiple names!


Portrait of the Artist was all the Joyce I could handle. I admire your reading prowess!

Susan Shea

Sorry I was away from the computer for a few days. Camille, I don't think of these as scholarly any more although that was the way in for me. Staci, try to get hold of the War & Peace tapes I mentioned. Even the first few will help and the book's really good once you know who the hell's talking! Bonus: Anthony Hopkins plays Pierre, the focal character. Mysti, I'm surprised. You're a playwright and Ulysses feels a lot like a play in sections.

Terry Shames

Well, here goes: I'm the only person I know who stopped 50 pp from the end of Moby Dick, and never regretted it. It wasn't that I didn't like it, it's that I felt like I was done before it was. Ulysses? I've read the first ten pages ten times. Does that count? As for War And Peace, loved it. Or I should say loved the "War" parts. The peace parts were boring. What does that say about me? Oh, yeah, one little thing. I didn't read the last twenty pages.

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