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Subject: Re: At Swim

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Date Posted: Thu, Apr 27 2006, 10:03:15 GMT
In reply to: Ernster 's message, "Re: At Swim" on Sat, Mar 11 2006, 19:43:27 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.
>>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:
>>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!
>>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!
>>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

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