ilb book group: the last samurai: discussion thread for smartarses who plan to finish it early

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spoilers spoilers spoilers, obviously

thomp, Wednesday, 8 September 2010 10:18 (eight years ago) Permalink

so in the circle line section: what's with sibylla's sudden pre-occupation with violent death?

thomp, Wednesday, 8 September 2010 10:21 (eight years ago) Permalink

Also: "He said later that he wasn't afraid at first because he assumed that he was going to die. Then he realised that his hands were lying in the dirt next to the boots of a soldier. He thought they would destroy his hands and he could not move for terror." : Yamamoto is another version of the you're-a-genius-so-what idea, but that's kind of the starkest formulation of it (yet).

thomp, Wednesday, 8 September 2010 10:25 (eight years ago) Permalink

yeah what is with the violent death thing???

i liked the yamamoto part

just sayin, Wednesday, 8 September 2010 10:56 (eight years ago) Permalink

ludo going to school is kind of heartbreaking but also kind of wish-fulfillment-y (i mean, i was/could have been that kid // would like to convince myself i was/could have been that kid.) the school authorities are kind of strawmanish, though, so far.

'is thor heyerdahl my father?' heh.

thomp, Wednesday, 8 September 2010 13:35 (eight years ago) Permalink

five years pass...
two years pass...

this book is fucking good

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Monday, 17 December 2018 19:54 (three months ago) Permalink

brad, wrong thread!

imago, Monday, 17 December 2018 23:29 (three months ago) Permalink

Book Group: Helen DeWitt's "The Last Samurai" - Discussion Thread

it is fucking good, i'm still kind of reeling from it

imago, Monday, 17 December 2018 23:30 (three months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Every now and then Helen DeWitt likes some idiot joke I make on Twitter and this may be the most important thing I have ever achieved.

Mince Pramthwart (James Morrison), Wednesday, 27 February 2019 00:59 (three weeks ago) Permalink


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