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    Quote Originally Posted by droid View Post
    Can you guys watch this? 'The rich mouth'. Its a must for any Flann fan:

    http://www.tg4.ie/en/programmes/flan...-beal-saibhir/
    I can watch it, sure. I can't understand it because it's in, like, Proto-Indo-European or something, but my confusion was at least short-lived because it's 30 seconds long.

    Still, a nice thought.
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    Hmm... I thought it was the whole show, with subtitles for the sasanach.

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    CJ Stone took forever to arrive. Initial impression is mixed. On the one hand he seems deft at unfolding a series of events with a vaguely earnest, unforced significance. The interpretation about Jesus feeding the five thousand is nice... but similarly 'philosophical' asides feel a touch too musing...Like a Giles Coren restaurant review.

    Still, as someone who never experienced the rave scene(s) first hand it feels valuable... not least his references to pubs. Who has a local where they drink everyday these days? Surely this pleasure has been robbed from unemployed life and the sinister suburbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by you View Post
    Who has a local where they drink everyday these days? Surely this pleasure has been robbed from unemployed life and the sinister suburbs.
    Quite clearly you are not a middle aged man with teenage children.

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    I'm quite enjoying Fierce Dancing, but I'm not making great headway because I'm also reading a couple of other books, both of which are kind of massive. I'm happy to put more effort into CSJ if others want to discuss it in depth.
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    My copy arrived today! Will start reading this weekend. Just finished Zoe Whittall's 'The Best Kind of People' btw. It's a very different book, all about how a family deals with the accusation that the father is a child rapist. It's slow and a bit redundant in places but I would still recommend it.

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    me and corspy are doing paradise lost. we will start this evening and finsih by the sunday next week but hopefully sooner. you can join us.

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    If I'm not ill anymore by Monday I will definitely start reading it but I doubt I'll get it done in a week

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    farewell happy fields
    where joy forever dwells:hail horrors, hail
    infernal world

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corpsey View Post
    If I'm not ill anymore by Monday I will definitely start reading it but I doubt I'll get it done in a week
    "to be weak is miserable"

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    im on line 514 have to finsih by next week plough through it

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    bit old fashioned this book tbh.
    the yoking of an adjective to every noun and verb is still what passes for creative writing in a lot of peoples heads.
    corpulent woodpigeons. corpuscular rodents. rambunctious pheasant. ambitious geese. duplicitous lobster. virulent lettuce. sinuous nosebleed. crapulent fur.
    corrosive valentine.

    you get it a lot in Shakespeare but it's almost always suprising and illuminating whereas in Milton it's just convention and prosaic.

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    ambitious aim
    impious war
    ethereal sky
    hideous ruin
    horrid crew
    baleful eyes
    doleful shades
    obdurate pride
    steadfast hate
    dismal situation
    tempestuous fire
    impetuous rage
    livid flames
    horrid vale
    torrid clime
    mournful gloom
    oblivious pool
    hideous change
    horrid king
    wanton rites
    lustful orgies
    horrid front
    disastrous twilight

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