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Let me know if you object to being in my 'interesting libraries'. I added you without thinking of contacting you first.
Apologies if needed
The Glory of Friendship

(Ralph Waldo Emerson)

The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand,
nor the kindly smile nor the joy of companionship;
it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one
when he discovers that someone else believes in him
and is willing to trust him.
Just stopping by to let you know that I've been reading and really enjoying "The Third Policeman". What a strange and fun book!
What did you decide to read?
Hey STOC! Just stopping by to say thanks for your message. I'm very happy that you found things in my little library that you like. I love that you're only adding books as you read them - it probably makes it a far more honest reflection of your tastes than the hundreds of books others of us have included that are yet to be read.

Murakami has an addictive quality -easy reads but with quiet depth and a wonderful quirkiness - I am yet to be disappointed by him! I am sure he will do the same for you.

So, Feb. is good. Do you want to add an announcement to your thread letting others know? Thanks for the youtube info. If at all possible I try to read the book first because I really hate when I can't stop picturing the actor as I'm reading a book that was made into a movie. I TiVo'd "The Postman Always Rings Twice" 2 months ago and haven't watched it yet because I want to read the book first.
That sounds good, it will be my first Flann O' Brien. Do you want to give til February 1st to start? Maybe more people will want to join in. I look forward to it.
I liked it.

It has its flaws but it is a wonderfully story and the voice is interesting!

Something about the book divides opinion though, you either love it or hate it I think!

Finished 'Stoner' over the weekend. What an amazing book. I found the hero to be such a moral and deeply impressive human being that even though he's a fictional chap, I feel somehow uplifted to have spent time in his company. If that doesn't sound too crazy. His thwarted, or interrupted love affair with his 'little co-ed' made me nearly weep. If only...

I've now moved on to Alastair MacLeod's 'No Great Mischief'. As ever, with his work, it's utterly brilliant. Emboldened by the Gaelic themes running through MacLeod's book, can I ask you what Ceallaigh means?
So glad you're enjoying Stoner so much, cause it's one of those books that are a pleasure to recommend. And I agree completely with John MacGahern in his intro that Stoner's a true hero, athough a very low-key one.
I had to send you a personal note because you referenced my post about Rushdie on the "What are You Reading Thread". And then in the very next para you mentioned Stoner, which is my favorite read of last year. Mind if I link you as a friend?

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