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Date Posted: Sun, May 23 2004, 3:43:25 GMT
I resent the slanderous implications that my mind is always on slash. I wasn't the first to mention the word. I'd like that noted on the record, in case anybody's planning on using the online equivalent of a Quick-Quotes Quill.
I really like GoF, I think it's my second favorite HP book. It got deeper into the story, and introduced more dynamic between all the characters, which I always like. You're absolutely right - she did such a wonderful job about showing the horrific experience of a fight with a best friend, and the passing of time and dreading the coming of the next day. That's the biggest reason why I love it - her characters seem so real to me in this one, and so familiar. The Yule Ball - what a typical teenage experience, awkward and disappointing.
>still some wonderful howlers: my favourite is when
>Harry "pulled off his pyjamas, slippers and
>dressing-gown" -- are we really to believe young
>wizards wear their dressing-gowns inside their
Haha, yes, I never noticed that one. That *is* odd. Maybe Harry was upset and didn't know what he was doing? Though, I think Ron pulling the arm off the toy Viktor Krum makes up for it.
(Oh! One thing that irritates me a is Hermione saying it's cold where Viktor comes from. If he's really from Bulgaria, then it isn't that cold. It's more or less in the South of Eastern Europe. But that's another one of those things I've learned to disregard in order to enjoy the bigger picture.)
> Here we discuss large literary affairs.
This reminds me - have I told you that a graduate student at my university wrote a thesis a couple of years ago on modern Irish literature and included discussion on 'At Swim, Two Boys'? It just occured to me that I might be able to find it in the library sometime. I'll try to do that next time I have the chance (in...August?) and see what he had to say. It just made me happy that somebody did that.
And on a semi-related note, I was reading Quentin Crisp sometime ago, his autobiography, and his descriptions of Piccadilly Circus and its 'queens' and rent boys put me in mind of MacEmm. Which, you know, is always a very good thing. Have you read it?
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