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aflanigan

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Posted: Dec 28, 2016 - 12:38pm

 Proclivities wrote:

The "fish" bit threw me off a bit, made me think of Jaws; maybe it should've been "deadly cetacean" or something.
{#Propeller}

 
Wouldn't want to give it away. Recall, also, that the debate about whether whales are fish or mammals occupied an entire chapter of the book. So the word "fish" was a bit of a clue.
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Posted: Dec 27, 2016 - 1:54pm

sinologist hires cleaning lady, falls apart.
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Posted: Dec 27, 2016 - 1:53pm

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It's been awhile since I read "Tale of Two Cities"...Is that it?

 
Sorry for the delay.

Yes; that's correct
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Posted: Dec 23, 2016 - 6:41pm

 Antigone wrote:

Ulysses

 
Yup!   {#Cheesygrin}
 
olivertwist

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Posted: Dec 23, 2016 - 6:59am

 Proclivities wrote:

That's probably his best.  The later ones seem like more of the same but not as well written or engaging.

 
Excellent. I'm going to place an Amazon order. This thread is inspiring {#Laughing}
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Posted: Dec 23, 2016 - 6:55am

 olivertwist wrote:

I like that quote. I haven't read any of that author's novels. I think I'll start with this one.

 
That's probably his best.  The later ones seem like more of the same but not as well written or engaging - well, to me anyhow.


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Posted: Dec 23, 2016 - 6:52am

 Proclivities wrote:

{#Yes}

You could walk up and down the main drive any Thursday in the week till doomsday and never meet an expansive soul. Sixty or seventy thousand people — perhaps more — wrapped in woolen underwear and nowhere to go and nothing to do. Turning out mustard by the carload.



 
I like that quote. I haven't read any of that author's novels. I think I'll start with this one.

Movie trivia: I believe that book makes a "cameo appearance" in a diner scene in Scorsese's After Hours.


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Posted: Dec 23, 2016 - 6:47am

 olivertwist wrote:

Another wild guess here... Tropic of Cancer?

 
{#Yes}

You could walk up and down the main drive any Thursday in the week till doomsday and never meet an expansive soul. Sixty or seventy thousand people — perhaps more — wrapped in woolen underwear and nowhere to go and nothing to do. Turning out mustard by the carload.


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Posted: Dec 23, 2016 - 6:35am

 Proclivities wrote:

It was a scandalous book, banned in many places - including the US for about 30 years after it was first published.

 
Another wild guess here... Tropic of Cancer?
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Posted: Dec 23, 2016 - 6:31am

 olivertwist wrote:

Any hints? {#Laughing}

 
It was a scandalous book, banned in many places - including the US for about 30 years after it was first published.


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Posted: Dec 23, 2016 - 6:24am

 Proclivities wrote:

Nope.

 
Any hints? {#Laughing}
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Posted: Dec 23, 2016 - 5:56am

 olivertwist wrote:

The Sheltering Sky? I recall that the story takes place in North Africa, but I can't remember if one of the locales is a French colony.

 
Nope.
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Posted: Dec 23, 2016 - 5:46am

 Proclivities wrote:
American visitor scorns French mustard town.

 
The Sheltering Sky? I recall that the story takes place in North Africa, but I can't remember if one of the locales is a French colony.
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Posted: Dec 23, 2016 - 5:44am

 kcar wrote:
One day, two outsiders, dirty city. 

 
Ulysses
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Posted: Dec 23, 2016 - 5:33am

 kcar wrote:
One day, two outsiders, dirty city. 

 
Hmm. That description is intriguing...
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Posted: Dec 23, 2016 - 5:32am

 Antigone wrote:

Anna Karenina

 
Correct!
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Posted: Dec 23, 2016 - 5:27am

American visitor scorns French mustard town.
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Posted: Dec 23, 2016 - 5:22am

 olivertwist wrote:
Adulterous affair, blood on the tracks

 
Anna Karenina
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Posted: Dec 23, 2016 - 5:16am

 aflanigan wrote:

You got it! Have to be particular with word choice when you're limited to just 6, so many fishy stories out there.

 
The "fish" bit threw me off a bit, made me think of Jaws; maybe it should've been "deadly cetacean" or something.
{#Propeller}


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Posted: Dec 22, 2016 - 8:42pm

One day, two outsiders, dirty city. 
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