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    Yes, I found McEwan's intricate and apparently...

    Yes, I found McEwan's intricate and apparently authentic descriptions of military engineering fascinating. There seemed to be a self-contained worldview in it--a little like Melville's descriptions...
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    Thanks, Kiz. I'd like to change some of it, but...

    Thanks, Kiz. I'd like to change some of it, but the edit function has stubbornly refused to cooperate since I posted it. In any case, if you want to read this one, go in with your eyes open. Parts of...
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    The Innocent by Ian McEwan

    The Innocent by Ian McEwan:
    A Review by Pompey Bum

    Years ago I read a piece by a forgotten satirist who was imagining titles for sequels to Dostoyevsky's The Idiot. The Dumbbell. The Nincompoop....
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