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Busytown: She loves you, YA, YA, YA!

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  • Cecelia,

    Metro isnt sold in South Westland.

    Classic.
    I thought - vaguely - that there might be a little Paper Plus somewhere down there which could get you one!
    Emma's offer sounds much better but I have scanned the two relevant pages. If you want to read the essay asap let me know. What is the protocol for private email addresses here?

    Hibiscus Coast • Since Apr 2008 • 559 posts Report Reply

  • Islander,

    Thanks Cecelia - I've just e-mailed you. The protocol -as I understand it - is, if there is an envelope top right, the person is willing to be privately emailed by any PASer.
    I have such an envelope...

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Cecelia, in reply to Islander,

    Good heavens! Years on PA and I've never seen the envelopes. Blind as a bat.

    Hibiscus Coast • Since Apr 2008 • 559 posts Report Reply

  • recordari,

    Finished Guardian of the Dead. Wow!

    Admittedly, the first 80 pages left me wondering when the action started, but that was good, because needed the strength to get through the rest while maintaining regular breathing.

    Also, for some reason, perhaps a need to re-visit more of our mythology, I found it harder than usual to enter the imaginary world underground, or in the mists, or visualize the mythical beings. Kept thinking of Liam Barr, but not sure that was appropriate.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Cecelia, in reply to recordari,

    I finished it some weeks ago. I enjoyed the first pages - drama club stuff. I particularly liked the character of Iris. My favourite actually.

    Read whole book with relish but some of the mythology was a bit much for moi. I had also recently read Hullaballoo in the Guava Orchard (Desai) and there were elements in GOTD which reminded me of that. I'm saying no more because GOTD is a book for which spoilers would be unforgivable.

    Hibiscus Coast • Since Apr 2008 • 559 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    Lie Berries and other bitter fruit to swallow...
    It is alarming to see the British Government's Austerity Binge resulting in libraries possibly closing
    - though I liked the "novel" idea that saw the borrowers of one library in Stratford* take out ALL the books!

    *MP3 link from this morning's Summer Report

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7939 posts Report Reply

  • Rob Stowell,

    Finished GOTD this morning, and just loved it. Rang a lot of my bells :) Great plot and characters, love interest, neat twists.
    I found the mythology worked perfectly for me, and the ideas about stories and the world resonant and lucid. Gosh. She’s one to look out for, eh? Very pleased to hear there’s more coming.
    17-year-old loved it too. Thanks!
    ps- bought before xmas as a present from the university bookshop. Couldn't find it anywhere else. Whitcoulls in Riccarton Mall didn't have a copy- but the woman there did say: oh, we should should have that- she was 'sposed to come for a reading- she used to work here!

    Whakaraupo • Since Nov 2006 • 2105 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Rob Stowell,

    Says everything about Whitcoull's demise doesnt it?

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

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