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« on: September 24, 2003, 02:17:02 pm »
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i'm kinda obsessed by this book right now. it's almost perfectly written.
i dug it up from my grandmother's collection, covered in dust, well used and on brownish paper....adds a bit of romanticism, doesn't it?

anyway, as i was planning to say before i started ranting: has anyone read or have an opinion?
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« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2003, 05:05:50 pm »
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I've nver heard about that book. What is it about, by the way?
yes, I agree with you,old books that are find in the atic covered of dust that belonged to our grandparents have a kinda mystery involving them! 
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« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2003, 11:24:05 pm »
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I think I've heard of it.  Last year a friend and I started watching the movies that are in our schools library that were made directly from it (I think they changed almost nothing) but only got through the second or third out of 6 or 7.  At least I think it was the Thornbirds, it's been a year so it's hard to remember.  I liked it though.
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« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2003, 11:43:19 pm »
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That's the one with Maggie and the priest right? Yes, I've read it several times.
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« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2003, 07:47:39 am »
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meggie, but, hey close enough 

it's a family history type thingy, but it's just very well written.It plays in australia and new zealand (mmm, new zealand,...) from about 1910 to 1970

i didn't even know it was made into film...
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« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2003, 07:56:24 pm »
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it was like a mini-series type thing I think, it's on like 6 videos in my universitys media library.  I don't remember anything about who made it or when it was made though.  But it is definately the same thing.
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« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2003, 11:26:11 pm »
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Justine is my favorite. And how evil is Luke? He reminds me of a guy I know of the same name....
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« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2003, 04:22:27 am »
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luke is a very good type-cast figure...he's very real, in a way...I'm not sutre if you can call him evil, he probably didn't realize his mistakes
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« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2003, 08:06:34 am »
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The Thornbirds.. ahhhh.. my favourite book!  Colleen McCollough wrote it? Yes.. it is a movie.. a mini series. Rachel Ward plays Meggie and Richard Chamberlin plays the Priest, Ralph. Excellent! I bawl thinking about it!!
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« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2003, 12:05:59 pm »
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i enjoy myself imagining father ralph from time to tiem...he's a black haired version of elijah, really 
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« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2003, 06:34:26 am »
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Ahh.. the lure of the forbidden.. been there myself, many a time .. 
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« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2003, 07:46:06 am »
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hey ,books are about drowning in your world of imagination.....tis a much prettier place, anyway.
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« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2003, 04:08:22 am »
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Yep. they are.. that's why I'm a bookworm.. 
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« Reply #13 on: October 27, 2003, 02:35:36 pm »
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and then you read something like
'it does not do to dwell on dream, and to forget to live'

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« Reply #14 on: October 27, 2003, 11:17:28 pm »
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hey ,books are about drowning in your world of imagination.....tis a much prettier place, anyway.
absolutely, reading is wonderful, I just wish I had more time to read what I really wanted to
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