Mark Haddon (no significant spoillers)
ottertee at silverwinggraphics.com
Thu Feb 19 14:06:11 EST 2004
On Thursday, February 19, 2004, at 07:02 AM, Kyla Tornheim wrote:
> On Thu, 19 Feb 2004, Sally Odgers wrote:
>>> Have you read _The Sherwood Ring_?
>> I have. I liked it better on the second reading than on the first,
>> and would
>> probably like it better still it it wasn't overshadowed by TPG.
> ...and I liked it even better the third time. The first time I was all
> "man, it's not mindblowingly gorgeous and beautiful and poignant
> right, that's not fair, even though her other book is like that."
> I think the "wait, we're getting *married*?" thing works better in TPG,
> because at least there's been a bit of suggestion there, and I think
> things were more assumable in Elizabethan England than in 19...50s?
> New York (I think. right? my memory is going, even though I just reread
> the book last month).
The author was the occasion for one of those memorable moments. As
many on the list have no doubt experienced, when you've lived with
for a while and are on the same wavelength, you can finish each other's
sentences and so on.
Well, a friend of mine who shares a lot of my intellectual history and
standing in the children's section of a branch library and she turned
and said, out of the blue, "Who's that author?"
And I said, "Elizabeth Marie Pope." I was right, too. It's still one
of the most
amazing instances of being on the same wavelength in my life.
- It doesn't make any difference what you do in the
bedroom as long as you don't do it in the street
and frighten the horses.
-- Mrs. Patrick Campbell
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