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Subject: At Swim


Author:
tom
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Date Posted: Thu, Feb 23 2006, 21:54:34 GMT

Found this in the library under a big gay read shelf. I quickly took it from the shelf before my mum could see where it came from and booked it out.

wow.

This book has absolutely and utterly rocked my world.
I read a lot of books and this is my number one favourite book so far, by far.
The only book I've read in the same sub genre so to speak was Line Of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst and it paled into a weak superficial tale of lust in comparison to this mighty epic story!
In my head I compare the effect this has had on me as similar to the effect that the film Brokeback Mountain had on me. With both, I continue the days after finishing it my head just filled with the story and the characters and above all the love.

At Swim is a masterpiece for the moments between Doyler and Jim. These moments make the book worth more than any other book I've read for my emotions. The love told of astounds me!
I've been looking for photos from that era and plaguing my parents for knowledge of history of that time (I'm 18 and have a tenuous grip on history!), because the writing of the book and it's setting has lasted so much.
I drew parralells from the book to my life. I love a Doyler in real life, but it is unrequited, I feel so jealous to be denied the happiness of Jim and Doyler, but their exchanges are so heartwarming I don't care.
I recently started a graphic design project which I interpreted as "street poetry" - I've typewritten favourite quotes onto paper and photographed them outside. The quotes just for me have such power!

"Can I kiss you now?"
"you know better than to ask"
"why wouldn't I ask?"
"you know you can kiss me"
"i'll kiss you all over"

go to the links here to see photos of the quotes:

http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/4232/557/1600/DSCN7877.jpg

http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/4232/557/1600/DSCN7882.jpg

http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/4232/557/1600/DSCN7884.0.jpg

http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/4232/557/1600/DSCN7917.jpg

http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/4232/557/1600/DSCN7918.jpg

and above my desk at uni/college I have made a collage of elements of the novel - you see how obsessed I am with this!
http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/4232/557/1600/DSCN7872.jpg%20special.jpg

If the book is nearing a re-edition and you need someone to do some illustrations/design for the front cover, it would be a dream come true for me to create an image for one of the best books I have ever read!
http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/4232/557/1600/picture00077.jpg



I have so many favourite quotes, too many to write here. My favourite moments must include the pair's reuniting - the evening meal, eyes meeting, sleeping in the bed, and on muglin's rock - the pinnacle of their relationship.

I just loved this book and have fallen in love with the love of Jim and Doyler if that makes sense?
Wonderful writing, amazing literature.

"Thats how I think of you. That's exactly how I think of you"


anyone email me if you liked the pictures or anything
Thanks
Tom

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[> Subject: Re: At Swim


Author:
Kevin
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Date Posted: Fri, Feb 24 2006, 1:37:20 GMT



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[> Subject: Re: At Swim


Author:
Rob
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Date Posted: Fri, Mar 10 2006, 12:57:23 GMT

Tom

Great post. Nearly all my favourite passasges are mentioned in your quotes. I've tried to send you email but not sure that the address is correct.

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Author:
Tom
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Date Posted: Sat, Mar 11 2006, 12:08:19 GMT

>Tom
>
>Great post. Nearly all my favourite passasges are
>mentioned in your quotes. I've tried to send you
>email but not sure that the address is correct.

It didn't work? strange, it is the right address. I took more pictures the other day when it was finally sunny.

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[> Subject: Re: At Swim


Author:
Ernster
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Date Posted: Sat, Mar 11 2006, 19:43:27 GMT

Those are all beautiful images. I've saved all of them. I like the innovativeness.

Thank you very much!

I would "love" an image of the "...he's my country." passage. I tear up when I recall it.

Thank you again. This is really nice.

>Found this in the library under a big gay read shelf.
>I quickly took it from the shelf before my mum could
>see where it came from and booked it out.
>
>wow.
>
>This book has absolutely and utterly rocked my world.
>I read a lot of books and this is my number one
>favourite book so far, by far.
>The only book I've read in the same sub genre so to
>speak was Line Of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst and it
>paled into a weak superficial tale of lust in
>comparison to this mighty epic story!
>In my head I compare the effect this has had on me as
>similar to the effect that the film Brokeback Mountain
>had on me. With both, I continue the days after
>finishing it my head just filled with the story and
>the characters and above all the love.
>
>At Swim is a masterpiece for the moments between
>Doyler and Jim. These moments make the book worth more
>than any other book I've read for my emotions. The
>love told of astounds me!
>I've been looking for photos from that era and
>plaguing my parents for knowledge of history of that
>time (I'm 18 and have a tenuous grip on history!),
>because the writing of the book and it's setting has
>lasted so much.
>I drew parralells from the book to my life. I love a
>Doyler in real life, but it is unrequited, I feel so
>jealous to be denied the happiness of Jim and Doyler,
>but their exchanges are so heartwarming I don't care.
>I recently started a graphic design project which I
>interpreted as "street poetry" - I've typewritten
>favourite quotes onto paper and photographed them
>outside. The quotes just for me have such power!
>
>"Can I kiss you now?"
>"you know better than to ask"
>"why wouldn't I ask?"
>"you know you can kiss me"
>"i'll kiss you all over"
>
>go to the links here to see photos of the quotes:
>
>http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/4232/557/1600/DSCN78
>77.jpg
>
>http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/4232/557/1600/DSCN78
>82.jpg
>
>http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/4232/557/1600/DSCN78
>84.0.jpg
>
>http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/4232/557/1600/DSCN79
>17.jpg
>
>http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/4232/557/1600/DSCN79
>18.jpg
>
>and above my desk at uni/college I have made a collage
>of elements of the novel - you see how obsessed I am
>with this!
>http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/4232/557/1600/DSCN78
>72.jpg%20special.jpg
>
>If the book is nearing a re-edition and you need
>someone to do some illustrations/design for the front
>cover, it would be a dream come true for me to create
>an image for one of the best books I have ever read!
>http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/4232/557/1600/pictur
>e00077.jpg
>
>
>
>I have so many favourite quotes, too many to write
>here. My favourite moments must include the pair's
>reuniting - the evening meal, eyes meeting, sleeping
>in the bed, and on muglin's rock - the pinnacle of
>their relationship.
>
>I just loved this book and have fallen in love with
>the love of Jim and Doyler if that makes sense?
>Wonderful writing, amazing literature.
>
>"Thats how I think of you. That's exactly how I think
>of you"
>
>
>anyone email me if you liked the pictures or anything
>Thanks
>Tom

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[> [> Subject: Re: At Swim


Author:
karen
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Date Posted: Thu, Apr 27 2006, 10:03:15 GMT

Thanks for the pictures, and most especially for the reference to "Brokeback Mountain." I was looking for something to distract me from my obsession with the movie, and this book is it! I doubt you are the only one who has fallen in love with the love that Doyle and Jim share; it is too beautiful not to!



Those are all beautiful images. I've saved all of
>them. I like the innovativeness.
>
>Thank you very much!
>
>I would "love" an image of the "...he's my country."
>passage. I tear up when I recall it.
>
>Thank you again. This is really nice.
>
>>Found this in the library under a big gay read shelf.
>>I quickly took it from the shelf before my mum could
>>see where it came from and booked it out.
>>
>>wow.
>>
>>This book has absolutely and utterly rocked my world.
>>I read a lot of books and this is my number one
>>favourite book so far, by far.
>>The only book I've read in the same sub genre so to
>>speak was Line Of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst and it
>>paled into a weak superficial tale of lust in
>>comparison to this mighty epic story!
>>In my head I compare the effect this has had on me as
>>similar to the effect that the film Brokeback Mountain
>>had on me. With both, I continue the days after
>>finishing it my head just filled with the story and
>>the characters and above all the love.
>>
>>At Swim is a masterpiece for the moments between
>>Doyler and Jim. These moments make the book worth more
>>than any other book I've read for my emotions. The
>>love told of astounds me!
>>I've been looking for photos from that era and
>>plaguing my parents for knowledge of history of that
>>time (I'm 18 and have a tenuous grip on history!),
>>because the writing of the book and it's setting has
>>lasted so much.
>>I drew parralells from the book to my life. I love a
>>Doyler in real life, but it is unrequited, I feel so
>>jealous to be denied the happiness of Jim and Doyler,
>>but their exchanges are so heartwarming I don't care.
>>I recently started a graphic design project which I
>>interpreted as "street poetry" - I've typewritten
>>favourite quotes onto paper and photographed them
>>outside. The quotes just for me have such power!
>>
>>"Can I kiss you now?"
>>"you know better than to ask"
>>"why wouldn't I ask?"
>>"you know you can kiss me"
>>"i'll kiss you all over"
>>
>>go to the links here to see photos of the quotes:
>>
>>http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/4232/557/1600/DSCN7
>8
>>77.jpg
>>
>>http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/4232/557/1600/DSCN7
>8
>>82.jpg
>>
>>http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/4232/557/1600/DSCN7
>8
>>84.0.jpg
>>
>>http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/4232/557/1600/DSCN7
>9
>>17.jpg
>>
>>http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/4232/557/1600/DSCN7
>9
>>18.jpg
>>
>>and above my desk at uni/college I have made a collage
>>of elements of the novel - you see how obsessed I am
>>with this!
>>http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/4232/557/1600/DSCN7
>8
>>72.jpg%20special.jpg
>>
>>If the book is nearing a re-edition and you need
>>someone to do some illustrations/design for the front
>>cover, it would be a dream come true for me to create
>>an image for one of the best books I have ever read!
>>http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/4232/557/1600/pictu
>r
>>e00077.jpg
>>
>>
>>
>>I have so many favourite quotes, too many to write
>>here. My favourite moments must include the pair's
>>reuniting - the evening meal, eyes meeting, sleeping
>>in the bed, and on muglin's rock - the pinnacle of
>>their relationship.
>>
>>I just loved this book and have fallen in love with
>>the love of Jim and Doyler if that makes sense?
>>Wonderful writing, amazing literature.
>>
>>"Thats how I think of you. That's exactly how I think
>>of you"
>>
>>
>>anyone email me if you liked the pictures or anything
>>Thanks
>>Tom

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[> Subject: New photos


Author:
tom
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Date Posted: Mon, Mar 13 2006, 18:48:11 GMT

I'm glad you liked. Here's some new ones on a sunnier day.
Hope they work...

[URL=http://img472.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dscn80818vt.jpg][IMG]http://img472.imageshack.us/img472/5403/dscn80818vt.th.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

[URL=http://img394.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dscn80825bs.jpg][IMG]http://img394.imageshack.us/img394/7240/dscn80825bs.th.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

[URL=http://img135.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dscn80989ni.jpg][IMG]http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/8235/dscn80989ni.th.jpg[/IMG][/URL]
[URL=http://img89.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dscn80894oj.jpg][IMG]http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/6941/dscn80894oj.th.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

[URL=http://img228.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dscn80934cr.jpg][IMG]http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/1241/dscn80934cr.th.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

[URL=http://img95.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dscn81011mq.jpg][IMG]http://img95.imageshack.us/img95/8738/dscn81011mq.th.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

...what cheer, eh?

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Author:
tom
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Date Posted: Mon, Mar 13 2006, 18:50:30 GMT

Okay those didn't work!
I'll do it in seperate posts this time to see how it works.
Let's try again:

http://img461.imageshack.us/img461/1667/dscn80819lw.jpg

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Author:
tom
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Date Posted: Mon, Mar 13 2006, 18:58:56 GMT