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Subject: Re: It works!

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Date Posted: Wed, May 26 2004, 4:56:06 GMT
In reply to: Jo 's message, "Re: It works!" on Mon, May 24 2004, 5:15:46 GMT

>I was the other way around with At Swim. I put it down
>for two or three days after the Muglins scene. I knew
>it was going to end badly and I just didn't want to
>face it. I wanted them to be happy in my mind for at
>least a little while longer.
>Then again, I am a sap.

Jo, I'm so glad I'm not the only one!! I did the exact same thing. I was on vacation at the time and actually had a great deal of time to devote to reading, but as soon as I read the Muglins scene I cast the book aside and had a difficult time explaning to my friend why I suddenly wouldn't touch the book in which I'd had my nose absolutely buried for three full days.

Several days later I picked it back up and read straight through to the end... finished it on the way home and had a difficult time explaining to my mother why I was sobbing on an airplane, as I am not known for crying in public. (Or private, for that matter.) She understood when I finally bought her a copy of her own.


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Date Posted: Sat, Mar 19 2005, 12:40:12 GMT

dear jo and tori,i'm almost scared now to touch the muglin scene.Had already difficult time myself explaining my friend my mood while reading this masterpiece and I'm still still talking socialism with Doyler end Mac in thr Pavillion.What a find,this book!!!Quite accidentally as it happens in a local bookshop in my hometown Antwerp,Belgium.I will not have a quick look again on this site till after I finished it.Which will be in a couple of hours at the rate I'm hooked to it!Mr.Jamie O'Neil is the happiest surprise in my readers life since a very long time indeed.I'll be booking a plane for Dublin this summerFlemish greetings to you all!

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