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On two-faced readings. - Variations on a Theme
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On two-faced readings.
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vvvexation From: vvvexation Date: February 9th, 2007 01:06 am (UTC) (Link)
I'd recommend Emma if you dig the funny. Persuasion's not as lighthearted, and Mansfield tends toward the preachy in spots. (Mind you, I still like all of her books. Just those two not quite as much as the others.)

I didn't care for Slaughterhouse Five either, though I've liked some of Vonnegut's other stuff. If you liked the "unstuck in time" gimmick, though, you might want to check out The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. Similar gimmick, very different story. (Then again, you might want to give it a miss if you don't care for romance and drama without Austenian levels of comedy.)
somebodyelse From: somebodyelse Date: February 9th, 2007 01:38 am (UTC) (Link)
Good to know, thanks. :)

I've sorta been attracted toward The Time Traveler's Wife for a very silly reason... It is nearly exactly a bay away from The Bell Jar on the fiction section, such that they're on the same shelf level, a couple feet away from each other. And they have very similar covers; bluish tint, and a photography of a woman's feet in flats. It amuses me greatly when they're both faced out. Other than that and the fact that it's wildly popular, I know almost nothing about it, but I'll look deeper. Again thanks!
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