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    Poll: Alas, as an Aussie - I guess I am simply 'other'

    Alas, as an Aussie - I guess I am simply 'other'
  2. Thread: Christmas Tunes

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    My favourite is 'The Night Santa Went Crazy' by...

    My favourite is 'The Night Santa Went Crazy' by Weird Al.

    I don't know if it's on Youtube as I haven't looked.
  3. Thread: V

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    Oh....I thought it was about that TV miniseries...

    Oh....I thought it was about that TV miniseries from the 80's with Robert Englund about the aliens and that woman that eats the budgie.

    ..just me then.....

    ....Never read V for Vendetta. I had...
  4. It happens to a lot of dates in Nineteenth...

    It happens to a lot of dates in Nineteenth century novels.

    I think Jane Eyre, The Woman in White as well possibly that have 18- printed where a date should be.

    I could not think of a rational...
  5. How about Will Self's 'Dorian' - a postmodern...

    How about Will Self's 'Dorian' - a postmodern reworking?
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    Poll: It was from 'and all that David Copperfield Kind...

    It was from 'and all that David Copperfield Kind of crap' where I became disinterested; and it was all downhill from there

    David Copperfield is a true masterpiece unlike this horrid pretender.
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    Thanks for the link Crisaor! And it was first...

    Thanks for the link Crisaor!

    And it was first posted by a fellow Adelaidian - great minds and all that....

    It was certainly a comprehensive list - so I think that answers my question:thumbs_up
  8. Thread: Book Title Game

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    The Return of the King - JRR Tolkien Phew!...

    The Return of the King - JRR Tolkien

    Phew! That took me too long....
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    The book that I would recommend would be 'The...

    The book that I would recommend would be 'The Monk' - Matthew 'Monk' Lewis

    Ambrosio is one hell of a bastard!
  10. Thread: Book Title Game

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    Rose Madder - Stephen King Hmmm, that might be...

    Rose Madder - Stephen King

    Hmmm, that might be a tricky one....
  11. Thread: Book Title Game

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    Johnny and the Dead - Terry Pratchett

    Johnny and the Dead - Terry Pratchett
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    A Million Little Pieces - James Frey Heard a...

    A Million Little Pieces - James Frey

    Heard a lot about it and just thought the time was right to try something different.

    So far...I like it.

    Even if it is all fiction
  13. As an atheist I feel I may not have earned the...

    As an atheist I feel I may not have earned the right to a place in Heaven.

    However, for the sake of arguement I would have to say - Charles Dickens. I would love to ask him about his infatuation...
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    When I read your question I assumed you meant...

    When I read your question I assumed you meant Victor Frankenstein.

    If he didn't have a sense of smell I can only assume that it helped when handling those random bodyparts when assembling his...
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    I loved 'The Comfort of Strangers' - I was...

    I loved 'The Comfort of Strangers' - I was sweating by the end! LOL! It really had me where it wanted me and it didn't disappoint at the end.

    I find McEwan has so many interesting observations...
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    Lol! Is that safe to admit here? Yep - that's...

    Lol! Is that safe to admit here?

    Yep - that's me anyway...

    How about a Jedi Knight (that's an official religion isn't it - or is that an urban myth?)
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    Hmmm this one made me think. On Chesil Beach -...

    Hmmm this one made me think.

    On Chesil Beach - Ian McEwan (I adore most of McEwan's work)
    Mister Pip - Lloyd Jones

    and mid-way through 'The Book Thief' but really can't get into it.
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    I have been having a good look at Bowie's Diamond...

    I have been having a good look at Bowie's Diamond Dogs.

    I appears it was intended to be a concept album based on 1984 but was blocked by Orwell's estate.

    There are some great tracks on there...
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    Sticky: Good Evening all.... I have been posting away...

    Good Evening all....

    I have been posting away but neglected to visit here first - sorry for my rudeness.

    I am having a lovely time here and I have already met a number of very welcoming people....
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    Why - that would be me, wouldn't it? Good...

    Why - that would be me, wouldn't it?

    Good Evening everybody.....

    Next - An old timer who joined in 2005 OR has over 1,000 posts! Your choice.....
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    Thank you for the kind welcome Janine. Yes, I...

    Thank you for the kind welcome Janine.

    Yes, I think I have finally found the perfect forum (after much failing)

    I'm learning so much already...
  22. Thread: Song Title Game

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    Two Little Boys- Rolf Harris

    Two Little Boys- Rolf Harris
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    Great suggestions - I never knew about the Alan...

    Great suggestions - I never knew about the Alan Parsons Project and Poe. Will have to look it up....

    ...and thanks for all the links.
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    From Literature to song....

    The other post about Hip Hop songs got me thinking.

    Are there many works of literature that have become pop songs? I can only think of two:

    Wuthering Heights - Kate Bush
    Romeo and Juliet -...
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    LOL! I'm with you on that....:thumbs_up

    LOL! I'm with you on that....:thumbs_up
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