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    10-02-2023, 01:03 PM
    Dickens certainly creates vivid characters. With just a few of his words I can picture Barkis sitting there on the driverís seat, staring at the...
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    10-02-2023, 03:29 AM
    If the ancient Greeks used Homer as a guide for acceptable behavior, a whole generation of us used Seinfeld: — Did you just double dip that chip!?...
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    10-02-2023, 03:27 AM
    Haha! There it is. You canít go back to coach after youíve been in First. Hereís a Seinfeld moment in Dickens: Itíd be funnier if my own...
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    10-01-2023, 12:39 PM
    Oh yeah, I’ll bet Miss Murdstone had man hands. The quote (or at least the paraphrase) is from the TV show Seinfeld.
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    10-01-2023, 12:38 PM
    Ya know, it seems quaint to us now, but back in the day I’ll bet it seemed anything but. Also it’s got me wondering if it’s worse to be born in...
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    09-30-2023, 06:24 PM
    …She had man hands. Man hands? Man hands. She was like a creature outta Greek mythology, part woman, part horrible beast
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    09-30-2023, 03:00 PM
    David Copperfield is going swimmingly. The words in my head are coming in with a London accent.
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    09-30-2023, 02:58 PM
    Haha I’ve gotta say, I wish they’d’ve given more of Jackie Chiles
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    09-29-2023, 12:20 PM
    No books in prison!? No prison library!? Thatís outrageous, egregious, preposterous! I am mortified and stupefied! Shocked and chagrined! ...
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    09-29-2023, 12:14 PM
    Sancho replied to a thread Nature Writing in General Literature
    Exactly, Danik. I think thatís the point. Life can be brutal for the young in nature as well as in an enlightened society.
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    09-28-2023, 01:09 PM
    Sancho replied to a thread Nature Writing in General Literature
    Okay one more from Demon Copperhead then Iíll move on. Towards the end of the book Demon has hiked up a trail to spot where a number of significant...
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    09-28-2023, 01:06 PM
    Yep. I’m no expert, but I did watch a Netflix miniseries on the opioid epidemic… I think it’s just one example of how profit motive and patient...
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    09-28-2023, 12:03 AM
    One word — Oxy. Ah well, I’ve never been able to leave it at one word. So Perdue Pharma has been one of the great boogeymen of American society...
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    09-27-2023, 11:26 AM
    Finished Demon Copperhead. Hereís Ms Kingsolver in the acknowledgments at the end of the book: As mentioned earlier, I havenít read David...
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    09-19-2023, 10:25 AM
    I thought you could probably identify, Bounty. I seem to remember you were/are an educator. Speaking of archetypes, here’s Bob Nelson running...
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    09-19-2023, 12:26 AM
    Thereís still a couple of weeks in MLBís regular season, but football is back! Gotta say I donít have much interest in the NFL, but I do like going...
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    09-15-2023, 02:23 PM
    Sancho replied to a thread Nature Writing in General Literature
    Hereís one from Ridgeline by Michael Punke. Crazy Horse, one of the main characters and also a real historical figure, has been tracking a small herd...
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    09-14-2023, 01:04 PM
    So I finished The Ridgeline by Michael Punke, a historical fiction novel about the Fetterman Massacre in 1866 out west between various bands of...
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    09-12-2023, 05:06 PM
    Nice. Also a good hook, which I only say because I do believe Iím hooked. By way of comparison and contrast hereís the first two paragraphs of Demon...
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    09-12-2023, 10:35 AM
    Alright, my friends, youíve convinced me. As soon as I finish Demon Copperhead Iíll dive into David Copperfield, or maybe The Pickwick Papers. Iíve...
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    09-11-2023, 11:49 AM
    Sit back and enjoy the ride with Frontiers, eh Danik? Also **palm slaps forehead ** I did not make the connection between Demon Copperhead and...
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    09-10-2023, 11:34 AM
    Yup, Iíve been suckered into buying a book with a highfalutin prize sticker on the cover more than once (hasta). But Iíve come around to Danikís way...
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    09-09-2023, 11:39 AM
    Haha! Homework. Great characterization, Danik. Those books feel like something I hafta read rather something I get to read. After struggling...
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    09-07-2023, 11:26 AM
    Hah! I only use google to diagnose serious illnesses. My first thought after reading your post was ó hey I didnít know McPherson wrote a book...
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    09-06-2023, 12:54 AM
    Is that James McPherson any kin to the Union General of the same name? There used to be a Fort McPherson in Atlanta named for the Union General who...
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    09-05-2023, 12:22 PM
    Good point. Reading is a great way to travel, and not just to a place but also to a time. I can read about the Iberian peninsula and then I can visit...
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    09-04-2023, 02:54 AM
    Danik, you’ve got eclectic taste. I’m not sure I can keep up with the breadth of your literary interests. And thanks, I thought we all might like...
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    Jake Melrose was my own creation but there are plenty of role models in the US so he's not exactly an original. Another manufactured character was my own favourite, Wally Finkelstein but many of the dramatis personae are based on real people. It's true that I did use the leading character as a mouthpiece for certain of my own views but that's pretty much par for the course in novels where personal experience is often to the fore.
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    All quiet on the Georgia front, you still out there?
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