....ISNT IT GREAT THAT BUSH AND HIS MAD FRIENDS TOOK SUCH A THRASHING IN THE MID-TERMS?
In Ireland there is an 'e' and in England there isnt. But to cut a long story short, we started it!PS: good to meet an Irish Dunne, I'm an English Dunn...my people all come from the Isle of Wight..landed in Los Angeles via Canada 70 or 80 years go...cheers
Just finished Exit Ghost and found it slightly, errrrm, boring. But maybe that's just me after reading the 12billionst variation of rich/famous/well settled man meets sexy young girl and starts feeling life all over again (for some reason that special plot seems to be made up from rich/famous/well settled men more often than from young sexy girls).
I don't think you're alone with that one... at the book store I work at, several people have returned the book within hours of buying it and there's a huge stack of it just sitting around. I haven't seen people so disappointed with a major author since all those Oprah people tried to read Middlesex...
i loved American Pastoral, but it was a weird narrative style. the guy telling the story is an acquaintance of the protagonist ("The Swede"). the Swede was his hero as a boy. the narrator is now in his 60s and decides to write the swede's bio... but he writes it as though he's omniscient... anyway, fascinating portrayal of the life of an "all-American" male, but has odd ending - i was left wanting much much more to be said.
i have Portnoy's Complaint beside my bed, i've made a start on it but i keep getting distracted by Buk... what can i say, i *heart* Buk!!