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    I've never even heard of those books, hep. Someone bought one of those Fitzwilliam Darcy books for me and I HATED it! I had the same reaction to the GWTW sequel. I feel like screaming at those authors to get their own characters! I also feel that it's disrespectful to those great authors and their legacy to try to capitalize on their talent and fame.

    I'll be on the look out for the Stephanie Barron books I don't have a problem with the concept. Historical fiction is one of my favorite genres.

    ETA: LOVED Cold Comfort Farm! It's also a rare exception in that I can't decide whether I like the book or the movie more.
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    I'll have to look for that one, YG. "Not classic lit" doesn't bother me one bit. I do a fair amount of reading at the gym these days and it can't be too intense, anyway.
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    I'd never heard of "Cold Comfort Farm," but it sounds good, and I'll be checking it out.
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    I LOVE Cold Comfort Farm! "I saw something nasty in the wood shed." I believe the author's name is Stella Gibbons. It was made into a very enjoyable movie starring Kate Beckinsale (believe it or not, but there was a time when she actually made good movies) in the mid-90's.
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    Re: Lit 101

    Quote Originally Posted by geek the girl;2551555;
    I LOVE Cold Comfort Farm! "I saw something nasty in the wood shed." I believe the author's name is Stella Gibbons. It was made into a very enjoyable movie starring Kate Beckinsale (believe it or not, but there was a time when she actually made good movies) in the mid-90's.
    "But did it see YOU, baby?" My other favorite line is "There's no butter in HELL!" An old friend of mine met Sir Ian McKellan a few years after the movie came out and he said the line to McKellan (who played that role in the film) and got a blank stare in return. It really is a fantastic movie, also starring the fabulous Rufus Sewell

    The book is equally good I definitely recommend it.
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    Re: Lit 101

    So, for the final paper for English this year (culminates 4 years' worth of high school English!), where we analyze lit of our choosing, I'm doing Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky. I read it a couple of years ago (didn't understand anything beyond the sequence of events, naturally), and am currently rereading it. I hate to say it, but I think I understand it a little better now that I'm older. I'm really enjoying it so far, and I'm looking forward to the paper (!).
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