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    Quote Originally Posted by Cato View Post
    Dante's Divine Comedy must have gravely (get it?) disappointed you.
    It was the pits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cato View Post
    Dante's Divine Comedy must have gravely (get it?) disappointed you.
    You have to be divine to appreciate the humour. God chuckles in mysterious ways.
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    Quote Originally Posted by statsman

    It was the pits.
    Plot confusing, goes round in circles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SayItAintSo View Post
    Plot confusing, goes round in circles.
    The highs and lows are a bit extreme, and I found the middle section a bit like Purgatory to read.
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    Enough already!!! (Ed.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by gatsbygirl20 View Post
    I am afraid I found this much-lauded book rather thin and derivative---the kind of book an ambitious author, anxious to push all the right buttons, would write...

    Laboured metaphor of Twin Towers...check..

    New York prostitute....check

    Irish radical, Berrigan-like Catholic street priest...check

    Ireland...check

    New York.... Hommage to New York... Fairytale of New York.... .....check.

    Perhaps it's okay to write this kind of novel now, because nobody nowadays of any importance was an adult in the Seventies, so you can borrow and raid that era's tropes, cliches, notions, and re-work them for a whole new unsuspecting readership....and make them seem profound.....

    But it don't mean a thing if you ain't got that swing...
    Thanks for the critique gg20. Have you resurfaced briefly because the Olympics are not around? I hope you read the whole thread because you are mentioned earlier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Astral Peaks View Post
    Enough already!!! (Ed.)
    Nobody gets to tell hell when to stop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by statsman View Post
    Nobody gets to tell hell when to stop.
    "Good intentions can be evil, both hands are full of grease.
    You know, sometimes Satan comes as a man of peace"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astral Peaks View Post
    Enough already!!! (Ed.)
    I would abandon any hope of that happening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Astral Peaks
    Enough already!!! (Ed.)
    These infernal one liners irritating?
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