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I’m 29 years old, female, from Netherlands. I’ve been a DailyLit member since January 12, 2009. My reading interests include mythology, and english literature.
I didn't realise beforehand this was written as a play, rather than a novel. It's a good read nonetheless, and very funny. With only 29 installments I should have finished my first dailylit book very soon!
I don't like chicklit. My aunt keeps sending me those for Christmas or Birthdays because she and her daughter enjoy them... I feel if I say something about it I might come off too snobby so I just tell her I read it and enjoyed it, when actually I sell them for cash!!!
that's great news! thanks!
Though I am a big fan of the Gormenghast trilogy, I would like to read anything by Mervyn Peake on DailyLit.
Letters from a Lost Uncle, Mr Pye, A Book of Nonsense, Boy in Darkness and other stories, Collected Poems, Captain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor, Peake's Progress,... I have not read any of these but would like to very much!
I have a habit of wanting to correspond letters to the author I'm at that time reading his (or her) book. I have questions for them, like for instance why did you make the character do or say this? Or mostly to just congratulate them on a job well done with the writing. I temporarily fall in love with the author and when I finish the book I never send my imaginary letters.
btw - maggie.h, how did the surgery go?
Bulfinch makes me use my dusty dictionary (or mostly online dictionary) with his vocabulary. Written at around 1860 (?) the language is quaint and seeing as English isn't my first language I sometimes need some help. Don't let this influence you to much though, try it for yourself, it's easier than you think.
Alice in Wonderland anyone?
As a big fan of the Gormenghast book by Mervyn Peake (I'm saving part 1 and 3 for later days, it's THAT good) I was looking forward to the BBC adaptation with Jonathan Rhys-Myers. I wanted to like it but on every aspect like casting, styling, acting, pacing, etc, it could have been so much more. When it comes to women's literature you cast Keira Knightly and Colin Firth, reuse your petticoat dresses and voila it's an instant hit. I'm hoping Gormenghast will be remade by Charlie Kauffman or somebody crazy like that.