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Sep. 11th, 2007 | 10:42 pm
posted by: davidbrider in theprinted_word

Is this group a-happening? Just checking.

David.

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from: alisondh
date: Sep. 12th, 2007 11:24 am (UTC)
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I'll be away for most of the rest of September, and also our local library is operating a reduced service at the moment (due to the installation of a new central heating system which will apparently take several weeks - why???), but if there's a book for October I'm still up for it! What about everyone else?

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from: balooky
date: Sep. 12th, 2007 12:49 pm (UTC)
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Yes - though you are welcome to leave and find a more active community if you want.

Have you read the book for September?

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from: davidbrider
date: Sep. 12th, 2007 01:35 pm (UTC)
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Not yet, but if the group's definitely still active, I will do asap.

David.

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David Brider

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from: davidbrider
date: Jun. 6th, 2008 10:59 am (UTC)
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Hope you don't mind me asking, but I'm a bit curious as to why I'm no longer listed as a member of this group?

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David Brider

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from: davidbrider
date: Jun. 18th, 2008 01:21 pm (UTC)
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Did you get my message the other week?

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David Brider

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from: davidbrider
date: Aug. 28th, 2009 07:34 am (UTC)
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Never did get any reply to my question?

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David Brider

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from: davidbrider
date: Dec. 1st, 2009 04:25 pm (UTC)
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Hello? I never did get any reply to my question. I'd really appreciate one, please.

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David Brider

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from: davidbrider
date: Mar. 23rd, 2010 05:20 pm (UTC)
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Still awaiting some sort of response. Please stop ignoring me. It's rude.

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David Brider

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from: davidbrider
date: Jan. 13th, 2011 07:17 pm (UTC)
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Still waiting for an answer to my question, please.

Best wishes,

David.

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from: bluebellbicycle
date: Sep. 12th, 2007 01:27 pm (UTC)
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I bought the book but haven't read it yet. Will get onto it right away! :)

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David Brider

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from: davidbrider
date: Sep. 12th, 2007 01:36 pm (UTC)
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♥ your icon! My fiancée often quotes that to me...

David.

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Robin

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from: robvic
date: Sep. 12th, 2007 06:46 pm (UTC)
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have read, ready to discuss, but would have to be asap as am away next week... and as we're now into almost mid-Sept I would assume that everyone who was keen has done so?

So am going to start...

I enjoyed.

I found the linear time thing - jumping from mid-war to pre-war quite confusing though as I never really pay attention to chapter headings and so was a bit wtf when the second part started.
And I'm also not a big fan of books when you never find out what happened. And unless I was reading uberfast - we never found out what happened to Kainene?

Character-wise - Ugwu rocked. I thought it was very clever how the reader is introduced to a lot of things through his eyes - the innocent village boy.
Least favourite character - Richard. Irritated me. He was weak and, seriously, he couldn't even have sex with Kainene to start with? I found that very telling.

I also learnt a lot more about the Biafran war, which I'd never really come across before, and I do like a book that fills in my general knowledge gaps.

Feel free to challenge, comment, whatever...

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Fiamma Vivalanti

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from: balooky
date: Sep. 12th, 2007 07:10 pm (UTC)
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Good idea Robin!

I was the same re the change of timeline so had to re-read a few pages! I actually like ambiguous endings and thought it was interesting that it was Kainene who did disappear without trace, it was an juxtaposition from the fact she was arguably least (emotionally & physically) affected by the war. Ugwu broke my heart, especially when he was conscripted. Some of the imagery was very shocking & tragic too (the child's head). Overall, am v glad I read it and it has stayed with me.

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