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I've processed your combination request for http://www.shelfari.com/books/927229/Shenzhen
I'm a little concerned as the description for that book indications "graphic novel followup." That may mean that previous combinations have miscombined novel and graphic novel versions.
Would you be willing to check the editions and separate graphic novel editions from the standard novel editions?
We are up against each other for Liked / Didn't like on this one http://www.shelfari.com/books/17979411/Empire-State/readers-reviews
Ha ha. Rogues don't frighten me.
I'm now reading the essays in Moran's "Moranthology" in fits and starts at the moment, and before seeing your note, I'd just read: "Personally, anyone who wants to join the Lady Party is welcome as far as I'm concerned. The more the merrier!" I agree.... so, if after reading "How to Be A Woman" you decide to join up, welcome to the club.
I've been enjoying Moran's style of humor (or humour?) a great deal, but then again she is entirely new to me and so I'm coming to it all without preconceptions. I'm interested to see how someone in the UK rates "How to Be A Woman", so I'll keep an eye out for your rating if you give one.
Hi! Thank you for considering a dramatic conflict, if you are so inclined, and thank you also for pointing out the two film adaptations. After considering a mime version, I came across the Hong Kong film version on imdb, and see that the plot centers around three or four couples whose stories interweave. I have not read any more about the film versions, or seen any of them, because I do not want to be influenced by their interpretation. Someday, however, I will want to see them. I hope you are having a good holiday!
I am constantly impressed by the number of books you have on the go. Do you borrow them from the library, or is there a secret room somewhere in your flat (I hope behind a hidden door that looks like a bookcase) where you can store all of these volumes?
Friend, I see you're reading A Lover's Discourse now. In late November I resequenced the fragments into a mime narrative of five acts: solitude, courtship, lust, conflict, and resolution. I pitched the general idea to the artistic director of a mime-dance theater company about two weeks ago along with a summary of each resequenced fragments. What I am lacking is a compelling conflict... and some charateristics that will give the love object some "personality." Still, I think it has great potential for a mime group because it is so emotional. I haven't given up on the idea yet and don't know when the artistic director will get back to me. Let me know if you have any ideas. Hope you're doing well!
I was browsing for verse novels, and loved your review of Vikram Seth's The Golden Gate (my only complaint: your review got stuck in my head for a bit.) Then I noticed that many of your top picks were my favorites as well (nice to see I am far from the only one who has both Maughm and Murakami on my top shelf), and so I figured following your reading was bound to yield some great new finds. So... thanks for letting me read over your shoulder (eavesdrop? eavesread?).
Just finished "Memory of Love" and loved it. It's the third book this year I've read that's set in Africa so was thinking, "Oh no, don't know if I can cope with more horror war stories". It was much more than that. Does take a while for the stories to start entwining, though maybe that's because I'm a little slow with putting two and two together sometimes :) It's left me unsure of what to read next!!