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CLR Book Club – Week 9 October 25, 2016

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What news? What reports?

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1. eamonncork - October 25, 2016

The bit where Howard Roark decides to build the skyscraper is brilliant.
Oh, hang on, wrong site.

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Starkadder - October 25, 2016

Am eagerly following Rayford Steele and his battle against the secularist socialist agents of the Anti-Christ-whoops, wrong site.😉

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eamonncork - October 26, 2016

Don’t mention The Rapture. I did once but I think I got away with it.

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2. Joe - October 25, 2016

Same as last time. Other stuff keeps getting in the way. Is it the book though? Is nobody into it cos it’s not up to much or not our thing? How long do we wait with nobody much engaging (thus presumably no-one reading it) before we sling it and pick another one?
Thing is, for myself, I find I start something, put it down, pick it up again weeks or even months later and finish it eventually.
A process which doesn’t make for exciting (!) times on internet book clubs…

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Starkadder - October 25, 2016

That’s what happened to me and “Gandhi: Prisoner of Hope” by Judith M. Brown. Excellent book, but I stopped reading it halfway through and didn’t finish it until two weeks later.

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ar scáth a chéile - October 26, 2016

Made the terrible mistake of starting a DIY job I’d managed to put off for ten years -now its a monster playing havoc with my reading time

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Joe - October 26, 2016

Tuigim thú a scáth, tuigim duit. Tuigim an scéal agat. Nach é an fhírinne lom é gur fhéach tú ar théacs álainn Uí Chadhain agus go ndúrt leat fhéin ‘Déanfaidh mé an jab sin anois, jab ar bith, déanfaidh mé do rogha rud a bhean, ach mé a scaoileadh saor ó bheith ag déanamh iarracht ar an stuif sin a léamh’!🙂

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ar scáth a chéile - October 27, 2016

Joe, is peaca marfach do Ghaeilgeoir é beag is fiú a dhéanamh de Cré na Cille – ar aon dul le bheith ag rá go bhfuil Ulysses leadránach, Mo náire thú

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Joe - October 27, 2016

Bhuel, ní Gaeilgeoir mé a Scátha ach Gaelainneoir. Ní thuigim an ‘Ghaeilge’ sin a bhíonn á labhairt ag muintir Chonamara!

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ar scáth a chéile - October 27, 2016

Tuigim anois – an diabhal canúnachas is cuis leis an díspeagadh seo ar an gCadhanach. Foighid ort go mbeidh Fiche Bliain ag Fás á léamh againn a mhac

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James - October 27, 2016

I believe it’s a clever novel with literary merit, funny etc, but I think I’m just past the point where that can motivate me to put out the effort.

Don’t mean to pooh pooh the project , but have to admit I’d have more list for the wrong and/or right things Gorz says farewell-to

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James - October 27, 2016

*more lust

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3. yourcousin - October 25, 2016

I’m on the fifth interlude. I’ve got more questions than anything which once I get to a computer I will articulate.

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4. WorldbyStorm - October 26, 2016

Be careful, I’ll have us all reading Andre Gorz or Robert Nozick and then we’ll all be sorry.

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5. yourcousin - October 26, 2016

Quick question and the more literary folks will have to forgive my ignorance but does anyone know what the French are saying?

Is it an allusion or nod to Beckett or is it nothing?

I assume most of the characters are archetypes of rural Ireland, yes?

Does this novel take place in the Gaeltacht? I’m assuming it does since the novel was written Irish. Any special cultural elements that an ignorant foreigner may have missed?

The “other fellas” that Nell voted for, was that coalition of ’48?

The herald of the graveyard, thoughts on what they represent? Is this something that will develop as the book progresses or is this something to simply reinforce the grim nature of the novel?

There someone finally wrote something about the novel. I for one enjoy reading literature rather than history or non fiction.

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Joe - October 26, 2016

I haven’t gotten to the French bit yet.
Yes, it takes place in the Gaeltacht. Not really any special cultural elements, I don’t think, that wouldn’t be there in remote English-speaking rural communities in Ireland.

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6. Starkadder - October 27, 2016

Since Halloween is coming up, I’d like to draw the CDL’s attention to two anthologies of explicitly left-wing horror fiction. The first is “Never Again”, edited by Allyson Bird and the late Joel Lane, a collection of horror stories with an-fascist and/or anti-racist subtext. The second is
“Horror Uncut”, by Tom Johnstone and Joel Lane, a collection of horror stories which also defends the NHS in Britain.

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