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  •  Thanks for the Inroad to Tristram (2+ / 0-)
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    I'm one of the world's Slowest Readers, so I pick my large reads carefully. I own a really nice edition of TS (The Bodley Head Limited, 1921/Illustrations by John Austen/still some uncut pages). After your input I read its introduction by JB Priestley which further draws me in. So, off I go! Thanks

    Haven't re-read this since in my early twenties (forty years ago) but at that point I thought that John Barth's novel in the same vein, The Sotweed Factor, was the Best Book Ever. His later books had me stumped.

    Human rights, democracy and peace are a single entity. When one disintegrates, they all disintegrate... Daisaku Ikeda

    by Take a Hard Left on Sat Jan 26, 2013 at 01:02:28 PM PST

    •  I enjoyed 'The Sot-Weed Factor'; went through (0+ / 0-)

      a Barth phase in college. Not sure how I'd find him now. I was more enchanted by sheer cleverness back then.

      "Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth" Samuel Johnson

      by Brecht on Mon Jan 28, 2013 at 01:40:06 PM PST

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