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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: Mundane Journeys
Last post by Lessred -
Off to.Capri in the morning
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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: Former Forest Player Watch
Last post by jp -
There is an interview with Grolt in today's Edinburgh Evening Paper but I'm not bored enough to read it.
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2-1. McKay & Osborn for us, in a come from behind win..
Just can't see our defence clean-sheeting ever again.
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I think I'm done with books.  I'm more likely to try to write one, than read one at this point (not very likely).

I rarely find a time where there isn't something better to do than read a book.  Except on holiday, and I resist holidays at all costs.
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Tale of Two Cities is a terrific book - and short by his standards.

I like Great Expectations but it is quite typical of his work.

You should read the Pickwick Papers - It's very funny, accessible, and my favourite Dickens work.
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Mrs BW picked up a copy of this because it was Book Of The Week or something on Radio Two's Book Club. Gave it to me when she'd finished with it.

Not bad. Decent yarn - classic fodder for the train or tram on the way into work.
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Not read anything by Dickens for about 15 years, but am thoroughly enjoying A Tale of Two Cities.  I wasn't expecting it to be particularly easy to read (it is) or so amusing at times - even had to stifle a laugh at one point on the train. Go on. Give it a go.

I tried several times to read Great Expectations and each time gave it up as a tedious impenetrable waste of time. Is that atypical of his writing or should I expect them all to be similar?
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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: Mundane Journeys
Last post by Seán -
 Currently crawling along the M6 (j10 since you ask) with a lary French bloke driving. Still Van Halen's on just come on Absolute, so that's good then.
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Not read anything by Dickens for about 15 years, but am thoroughly enjoying A Tale of Two Cities.  I wasn't expecting it to be particularly easy to read (it is) or so amusing at times - even had to stifle a laugh at one point on the train. Go on. Give it a go.
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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: What's amusing me today
Last post by Redeye -
And there we have a rare sighting of "geek snobbery".